Protecting Your Knee in Pigeon Pose

http://www.dailybandha.com/2013/10/protecting-knee-in-pigeon-pose.html A great post by dailybandha.com regarding aligning the joint and engaging the proper muscles to safeguard the knee.

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What surprises the Dalai Lama most?

The Dalai Lama was asked what surprises him most.  This was his response. "Man, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.  Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.  And then he is so anxious about the...

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Fascia – fabric and glue of the body

Fascia is the biological fabric and glue that holds our bodies together.  It covers us from head to toe in a 3D spider web of callogen fibers, connecting everything.  In bodywork such as massage therapy, physical therapy, pilates and...

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How Yoga Won the West

Article from the NY times about Swami Vivekenanda's arrival in America in the 1893.

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Incredibly detailed asana instructions – Iyengar

I came across this site recently, Brad's Iyengar Yoga Notebook.  Incredibly detailed instructions for many basic asanas from an Iyengar student.  If you're not sure of what next to explore in an asana, this guide will help you deepen your...

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The Gold Ring

This incredible and fascinating story aired on NPR. Writer Jeff Greenwald meets the Buddha. Listen here.

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Sunday class time change at Yoga Bent studio

There has been a time change for the Sunday hatha and meditation class at Yoga Bent .  The time for the class has been permanently changed to 4:30-6pm starting this Sunday.  Happy Mother's Day!

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Researchers find that meditation changes your brain

Interesting New York Times article regarding meditation.  It seems there have been quite a few scientific studies documenting the benefits of meditation in recent years.  In one of the studies mentioned in this article, it is demonstrated that there...

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Ayurveda: some online resources

Ayurveda, a Sanskrit word meaning "life knowledge," is a 5000 year-old natural healing system from ancient India and a sister science to yoga. While this very comprehensive system does offer treatments, powerful herbs and cleanses, the main goal is prevention.  Rather than being...

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The System of Yoga workshop with Kim Schwartz

April 1-3 at Oak Park Yoga and Wellness Kim Schwartz will be teaching an overview of the philosophy and practice of yoga.  Kim is the former director of the hatha teacher training program at the Temple of Kriya Yoga...

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