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Posted on 2/14/07
Many of us can get caught up in the idea that we have to be in a relationship to enjoy Valentine's Day. And many people become depressed or lonely on Valentine's Day. Everyone around us is receiving flowers, candy and invitations to fancy dinners. Even those of us in relationships build up expectations about what we are supposed to receive or perhaps compare our relationships to those of...
Posted on 2/12/07
Posted on 1/31/07
The recently discovered bridge, currently named as Adam's Bridge, made of chain of shoals, c.18 mi (30 km) long, in the Palk Strait between India and Sri Lanka, reveals a mystery behind it. The bridge's unique curvature and...
Posted on 1/16/07
Posted on 1/15/07
Last week, after class, one of my friends and students asked me if I had any recommendations on where to find good mens yoga pants. I told him that I have a couple pairs of Swadeshi Yoga pants that I really like, but didn't know if they made any long enough to fit his 6'5" frame. He sent the following email to them:...
Posted on 1/9/07
(from Biswajeet Banerjee, writer for the Associated Press)<>"Thousands of Hindu holy men threatened Monday to boycott ceremonies at a weeks-long pilgrimage to wash away their sins in the Ganges, saying the divine river was too polluted.
The saffron-clad, ash-smeared holy men, or sadhus, gathered at the fair grounds in Allahabad to demand the state of the waters be improved by Jan....
Posted on 1/3/07<>As Weblogging software becomes increasingly accessible and user-friendly, a growing number of yogis are creating blogs to share their thoughts on yoga, insights from their practice, and yoga news from around the world. Here are a few yoga blogs you may enjoy:
Posted on 12/10/06
The following is excerpted from a story that appeared in The News Virginain on 12-6-06.
"Food Pantries Struggle" by Alicia Petska
A drought in federal food supplies has hit local food pantries hard, leaving them with a dwindling inventory at a time when their clients most need their help.
"It's a really bad time, out of all times, for this to hit right at winter," said...
Posted on 12/10/06
The idea of "monkeys building a bridge" comes from the Ramayana, one of India's two epic poems and one of its most loved stories. It tells of Rama, the prince of Ayodhya, and his wife, Sita, who is kidnapped by the demon king, Ravana, and carried across the ocean to his fortress city on the island of Lanka. The storyline then centers on Rama's efforts to find and rescue Sita. He is aided by...
Posted on 12/7/06
iHanuman has now officially launched! I feel very good about the vision behind this site and what it's about. I am also very excited about the excellent group of teachers who have agreed to be a part of this, and look forward to that community growing. I think iHanuman has a lot to offer students, teaches, and the yoga community as a whole. I think its contributions will ripple out in both...
Posted on 12/6/06
This holiday season, more and more people are turning to charitable gift giving as a way to find deeper meaning in the experience of gifts and giving, as well as a way to share this perspective with their...
Posted on 12/5/06
BKS Iyengar, or Guruji, as he is affectionately called, has begun a generous rehabilitation project of his childhood village in Bellur, India. Guruji turns 88 this year and both he and his daughter, Geeta, celebrate birthdays this month, December. In honor of their birthdays and the generous contributions they have made to the development of yoga in both India and the West, they are asking for...
Posted on 11/28/06
Kira Ryder and friends at Lulu Bandha's have launched Channel Yoga, a video search site akin to YouTube but devoted solely to yoga. The staff there...
Posted on 11/27/06
was created by Lara Cestone as a "place online where yogis and yoginis can listen to their peeps (people)." Lara interviews some of the best yoga teachers on the planet and, with help from her partner, Erick Hedin, turns these into free podcasts for the yoga community to download and subscribe to. Check the archive for past episodes with your favorite teachers, see who Lara is going to...
Posted on 6/11/06
hatha yoga teacher foundation course
chiang mai, thailand
nov 20 - dec 17, 2006
This course will give you an opportunity to acquire the skills and confidence necessary to teach yoga. By the end of the 28 days you will be able to incorporate postures, breath awareness, meditation, chanting, scriptural and self-studies, safe biomechanics and an attitude of service into creative...
Posted on 1/26/06Yoga Style: Ashtanga
The first time I met Richard Freeman, director of the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado, was during the overture to the Primary Series (Ashtanga's classic postures): Sun Salutation number seven out of 10 on my first visit to his studio. Heeding the warnings about the crowds at his Sunday 3pm mysore class, I arrived cautiously early to claim a space. A good thing: By 2:55 the room buzzed...
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