Category: Understanding Yoga

Quiet Within: Yoga Meditation

John Sovec
Quiet MithinThe other day I was talking to some of my yoga students about connecting with the peace and strength within themselves, and one of them shared their frustration that, although they try so hard, all the noise from the outside world keeps distracting them. I found this a fascinating concept and it made me think about the manner in which many of us approach yoga and lead a spiritual life. Continue Reading: Quiet Within: Yoga Meditation

Are You Suffering From 'Type A' Yoga?

John Sovec
Leave your competitive self with your shoes!It is such a challenge in our modern “go get it” world to actually find the time to stop and rest. We are constantly encouraged to be productive and push our limits. For many people, this ‘type A’ energy influences their yoga practice. It is so easy in a yoga class to let competition get in the way of wisdom. You know that moment when you realize that the...

Are You Suffering From ‘Type A’ Yoga?

John Sovec
Leave your competitive self with your shoes!It is such a challenge in our modern “go get it” world to actually find the time to stop and rest. We are constantly encouraged to be productive and push our limits. For many people, this ‘type A’ energy influences their yoga practice. It is so easy in a yoga class to let competition get in the way of wisdom. You know that moment when you realize that the...

Moving to India

Paloma Chavez
stat1.jpgWhen Anna Dubrovsky first visited India, little did she know that months later she will sell most of her belongings to live full time in India. She had been studying yoga for four years, but still felt like she was missing out on her life. (more…)
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Yoga Teacher and Minister

Paloma Chavez
janetuma1.jpgJane Tuma is deepening her life on many levels. Her love and commitment to a yoga practice came from her desire to find a solution to her stressful job as a CPA. In an article from YogaChicago resource guide, we learn about Jane Tuma and her journey from CPA to Iyengar Yoga and to Presbyterian minister. (more…)
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A Basketball and a Yoga Mat

Paloma Chavez
kareemyoga.jpgWe have often discussed the benefits of yoga for all walks of life. From children to seniors, working moms to professional athletes, yoga has played an active role in their health goals.  But how did a 7-foot-2 giant of a man and basketball player begin to do yoga at the age of 14? (more…)
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A Thoughtful Yoga Magazine

Paloma Chavez
layoga.jpgAs we explore numerous research materials to bring you interesting and fun information about yoga and a balanced lifestyle, one of the best resources has been the LA Yoga magazine. At the recent SYTAR event, we had the great opportunity to meet with Felicia M. Tomasko, RN at their LA Yoga table. (more…)
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YogaHub at SYTAR

Paloma Chavez
yogaconf.jpgYogaHub is embarking on a new area of its services to the YogaHub community. As we have spoken of before, one of our goals is to attend conferences with the intent of interviewing teachers, scholars and participants. We were all very excited to be able to make the SYTAR (Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research) conference our first event. (more…)
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Swami Ramdev Comes to LA

Paloma Chavez
ramdev.jpgThe Anaheim Convention Center will be the selected site for the summer visit of Swami Ramdev.  He will be conducting a five-day yoga camp beginning July 9th thru July 13th.  His previous camps have taken place throughout the world including Africa, Britain, the U.S. and Canada. Swami Ramdev is known for his leadership in providing a clear understanding of the benefits of yoga and Pranayama. (more…)
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Bare Your Yoga

Paloma Chavez
nakedyoga.jpgIn New Mexico, a naked yoga class takes place in a safe and supportive environment, led by Scott Lehman. Across the nation a number of studios are considering the benefits of doing yoga in the nude. While yoga students are still a bit shy, there are a number of classes that are either co-ed or male only. (more…)
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