Older men from diverse backgrounds come together on the yoga mats of Chelsea Piers Sports Center in New York City. According to a study, 18.4 percent of yoga practitioners are now over age 55. Researchers have found regular practice leads to a reduction of chronic back pain, improved sleep quality and mood; a better sense(…)
Part of the practice of Yoga is the art – yes, art – of letting go. Expounded on throughout Yogic text is this profound practice of releasing things/emotions/thoughts that no longer serve you. Simply put: sometimes, as you transform that once square opening is no longer square, it’s round. As we all know: a square peg(…)
A seeker asks Sadhguru about the nature of the anger found in great Indian seers such as Vishwamitra. Sadhguru explains that anger is intensity and that intensity is good, but when you attach an emotion to intensity it can become misery. via Isha Foundation
Dan Harris explains the neuroscience behind meditation, but reminds us that the ancient practice isn’t magic and likely won’t send one floating into the cosmic ooze. He predicts that the exercise will soon become regularly scheduled maintenance, as commonplace as brushing your teeth or eating your veggies. Harris, an ABC News correspondent, was turned on(…)
August 2013. At 39 years old, I was 5’10″ and weighed in at 285 lbs. My cholesterol was way too high, my triglycerides were dangerously high, and to say that I was out of shape would be an understatement. Although I had lifted weights for much of my adult life, I lacked any discernible flexibility. (…)
Sometimes we yogis miss very clear opportunities during our daily lives to take our practice off of the mat and place it firmly and prominently into our every day existence. It can be all too easy to become comfortable with how we view our practice and the world around us. Yoga provides a wonderful toolbox(…)
Every guy practicing yoga today has had a first day of yoga practice. It’s what happens after the first day that helps your story unfold. You have multiple options for incorporating yoga into your lifestyle. Don’t be fooled or bullied into doing a part of yoga that isn’t right for you. Just because you are(…)
Not long ago I found myself in a bit of a dilemma. I had all kinds of (what I termed) ‘negative’ energy built up within myself. I reached out to others I consider far more spiritually intelligent than I looking for an answer as to how to direct that energy or eliminate it. Of the(…)
Come into body and mind awareness with a guided meditation with Kripalu’s Stephen Cope.
In Yoga, there is something for everyone.