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The nature of yoga

October 1, 2013

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by Kathleen Bryant —  Like its symbol, the lotus, the practice of yoga unfolds a petal at a time. Asana, the physical posture of yoga, comprises only one of eight limbs or aspects of yoga. The others include ethical behavior, personal disciplines, breath and energy work, and progressive levels of concentration and meditation. Many Westerners […]

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Establishing a regular yoga practice

July 22, 2013

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by Kathleen Bryant —  You arrive home from your weekly yoga class, feeling blissful. The next morning, the alarm rings, you jump out of bed and it is off to work. You are a little sore from class the night before, but you still feel great. By the end of the day, you are plain […]

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A yogic view of the chakras

February 28, 2013

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by Kathleen Bryant —  An 11th-century Islamic mystic said, “The body should be studied, not only by those who wish to be doctors, but by those who wish to attain a more intimate knowledge of God.” We can study the body via books and lectures, but it is through yoga practices that the body becomes […]

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Establishing a daily sadhana

January 31, 2013

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by Kathleen Bryant —  Many yoga practitioners begin with asana, the physical postures of Hatha Yoga. Gradually, as asana opens the physical body, a person’s mind and heart open and there is a desire to expand “the yoga zone” into other areas of life. Philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said, “We are not human beings […]

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Yoga injuries on the rise

February 26, 2012

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by Dr. Matthew J. Taylor —  Yoga continues to grow by leaps and bounds in popularity. Now with LeBron James singing its virtues, yoga is sure to gain another new level of clientele. The upside of this popularity is that many people are being introduced to the benefits of yoga. The downside is that because […]

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