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Alice G. Walton

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Yoga for Longevity

"Historically and anecdotally, yoga has been thought to be beneficial in aging well, but this is the scientific demonstration of that benefit," says study author Harris Eyre. "We're converting historical wisdom into the high level of evidence required for…

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Yoga for Insomnia

Whether you have sleep problems or not, yoga can definitely help us move out of the frenzied daytime state we’re so often in and into a different place – one of mental stillness, and physical calm. And if that…

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Yoga for Stress

Most people come to yoga for a particular reason – it’s not just that they stumble into a class or have time to kill. Some come to it for the physical benefits - others are coming to yoga for…

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The Language of Yoga: Kriya

"Life is a lot like holding a pot in your bare hands - it hurts! Yoga is realizing that you can let go of the pot. We're holding on so hard to our ideas about ourselves, and holding on…

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The Language of Yoga: Karma

Many people have the misconception that it's about the Universe or the Cosmos or even god rewarding/punishing based on actions we take.” It's not about this at all, she says, and there's no third party judging or orchestrating the…

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The Language of Yoga: Satsanga

We get entrained by those around us. You become a different person if you hang out in a bar versus satsanga with people studying and practicing to be their best selves. It's sort of like 'you are what you…

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The Language of Yoga: Duhkha

Duhkha is almost always translated as suffering and something to avoid. But it’s more like uneasiness, or discomfort. Duhkha is not something that we can really get rid of, it’s something that resides within us, always. Even when you’re…

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The Language of Yoga: Bandhas

So, bandha can have a lot of different connotations. In yoga class, it typically refers to the more advanced practice of the yogic locks. Philosophically, it has different meanings, which, in various ways, all conjure up the larger aims…