Featured Articles and Journals: yoga

October 15, 2015
In our culture, we place a high emphasis on intellectual learning. Yet our personal growth seems to depend on how we translate what we read and hear into some deeper, possibly wordless understanding. Even Suzuki Roshi once said about his own (...
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July 21, 2015
The racially motivated massacre in Charleston last month was the turning point for me.  Looking at the images of the nine innocent people slaughtered at the hands of a white supremacist man really sent chills up my spine.
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September 4, 2014
Sometime this summer I decided that things were out of control. My life was somehow no longer my own, and there was a heavy price being exacted in my health, mental and physical. It’s a realization I’d come to before, but this time I was resolved to...
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March 28, 2014
It was around four in the morning when I was awakened by a drunken group of weekend party people on the street outside my window singing an off-key rendition of Don’t You Want Me Baby. I was amazed at how a song I’d always loved so much could...
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December 19, 2013
The moment you start thinking you need to meet the world with good posture – it's over; you're screwed. You’ve empowered the belief that being upright means you can’t really be yourself. It’s too easy to jettison our spontaneity and sense of humor...
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May 15, 2013
I recently wrote this reflection for an ISHTA Yoga training I am taking through The Table.  While here at IDP we are really focused on secular Buddhism, there are definite parallels with Yoga and I know some other folks here practice Yoga, too...
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February 3, 2013
In this article posted in The Guardian, The Mind With Heart Network is described as dedicated to giving children the space to “investigate what happiness, empathy, altruism, and compassion are.” Founded by a group of four educators in the UK in 2010...
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November 16, 2012
I’ve come to understand that now is not the right time for me to be a big help or provide big service.
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September 6, 2012
As many of you know, I'm neither a Democrat nor a Republican, and don't watch any of the televised political events.  When I heard about Seane Corne and her people (including IDP's own Leslie Booker) from Off the Mat Into the World offering...
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August 24, 2012
I’m going to share with you a relaxation exercise that I do after yoga sometimes that can help you relax after yoga or whenever you want. Lie on your back with your arms at your side, palms facing the ceiling. Relax your hips, neck, back, and the...
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July 3, 2012
Of all human cultures, India long ago foresaw the need for teaching the art of contemplative living not just to spiritual elites but to average people of all inclinations, backgrounds, and walks of life.
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May 9, 2012
How does one actually practice dhamma when faced with hunger pangs?  With jealousy, delirium and hunger pangs?  With uncertainty as to the state of the world around you -- and jealousy, delirium and hunger pangs?
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by Lani
February 10, 2012
Greeting love bugs. It's week two of Sharon's 28 Day Meditation Challenge, and this week we're getting into the body - Body scans, walking meditation and body sensation exercises.
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February 7, 2012
Infrequent visitors to the yoga blogosphere may not be aware of the recent kerfuffle surrounding a NY Times article about how yoga will hurt you, but there also has been some mainstream media coverage on the safety of yoga.
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January 31, 2012
The news about neural plasticity, the ability of the human brain to develop new neural pathways through repetition, is quite encouraging.  It affirms what the old yogis and meditation masters have been saying about the nature of the mind for...
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January 17, 2012
How do you keep yourself fresh, not just on the outside but within?
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January 10, 2012
Despite the plausibility of good intentions, the yoga industries emphasis on transformation around the new year feels a bit too opportunistic. Personal transformation may come as a natural progression in the context of yoga practice but the process...
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January 5, 2012
I am back in New York for a few weeks and noticing my angry thought patterns as I wait for buses in the bone chilling cold, as I stare at passer-by and pout about my to-do list. The truth is, I do this in Seattle to. Sometimes I am just seething and...
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December 22, 2011
Is it just me or did 2011 feel like a complete wash? Nothing particularly horrible or great stands out. The small triumph of not letting daily mundane tribulations get the best of me may not rank high on a scorecard but I am nonetheless...
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December 16, 2011
AWAKE IN THE WORLD: Teachings from Yoga & Buddhism for Living an Engaged Life by Michael Stone
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December 6, 2011
Flipping through the catalog for a big name yoga and retreat center, I was shocked to notice that they advertised their yoga teacher training programs as “Yoga Alliance Approved.” Misrepresentations like this are the dirty little...
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November 28, 2011
An interview on CTV with Michael Stone about lululemon marketing and Yoga For more: visit www.centreofgravity.org
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November 22, 2011
Trolling yoga blogs and the comment threads that ensue reveals a prevailing sentiment of tough love. Sure, there are a few hold-outs from the sixties still hanging around but the new breed of yogi is way too savvy to be fooled by any fluff and...
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November 9, 2011
"...what does your friend who is a yogini, what can she reveal that will help you in your Buddhist practice? Or what does the meditator have that might be enlightening to their friend who studies yoga?..."  
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November 8, 2011
Ever heard the one about the Dalai Lama and the hotdog vendor? Make me one with everything. This has always been my favorite joke. Recently, I was made aware of how, like a lot of effective humor, the punchline is based on a not so funny...
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