Article Archive for Yoga & Pilates

Yoga can help keep you from looking like the hunchback of notredam
My job as a writer requires me to sit at a computer for most of the day, and it can really take a toll on my back. I often joke...
The American twist on yoga
Everybody knows what yoga is. It's so common that it's difficult to remember it has only saturated the American consciousness in...
Andrew Benisek is proof that the ancient practice of yoga touches all souls. This 9-year-old autistic boy from DeKalb, Ill.,...
Side crow as a way to view your relationship with discomfort
This week’s sequence was a pretty rigorous, twisting and balancing series of postures, getting students ready and into side crow...
The fine line for yoga teachers
When I hear the term “rock star,” automatic associations are conjured in my head: Bono, perhaps, but more likely metal bands from...
The importance of alternative therapies in the western world
If you're looking for choices beyond drugs and surgery for a health condition or concern, you're likely finding that traditional...
The challenge of the yoga practice is not movement, but stillness.
Recently I came across a blog from a woman who was in the same yoga teacher training program as myself five years ago. She had...
An inspiring yoga memoir
One glimpse at the book enLIGHTened piqued my interest – a yoga memoir? Learning the author was Jessica Berger Gross sealed the...
A look at the yoga documentary "Enlighten Up!"
It surprised me reading that Enlighten Up! filmmaker Kate Churchill felt that with her latest documentary, she had removed...
Burn calories and relax
Yoga may not conjure up the same images of a calorie-burning, sweat-inducing workout as bootcamp workouts or cardio dance-party...