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A yoga teacher and practitioner for over 40 years, Beryl Bender Birch is no stranger to writing books. Her works, Power Yoga, Beyond Power Yoga and Boomer Yoga, are considered essential on many yogi bookshelves. Her latest book, Yoga for Warriors: Basic Training in Strength, Resilience and Peace of Mind is a guide to the therapeutic and healing practices of yoga for those in the military, home from combat, veterans or anyone suffering from trauma.

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Quick, raise your hand if you practiced at home today. Hm, we don’t see many. Chances are you love yoga, you go to class, maybe even several times a week, but your at-home practice remains an elusive elephant in the room. There are plenty of reasons for this ranging from too many distractions, to not [...]

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Are you a yoga parent? Know someone expecting? Have a real soft spot for having kids AND keeping up a semi-regular, aka whenever possible, yoga practice? Then you will definitely relate to Brian Leaf’s book: “Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi: Cloth Diapers, Cosleeping, and My (Sometimes Successful) Quest for Conscious Parenting.” If you haven’t already, [...]

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The following is an excerpt from Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi: Cloth Diapers, Cosleeping, and My (Sometimes Successful) Quest for Conscious Parenting by Brian Leaf. Operation Meditation It’s 5:00 AM. I have to pee very badly. And I’d like to go meditate. Someone else would simply get out of bed, pee, and blithely head off [...]

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by Nancy Alder Shiva Rea is widely recognized as one of the most well known teachers of vinyasa flow yoga.  Now, after her many years of study and teaching around the world, she has offered to her students and fellow yogis a rich guide for their practice.  Tending the Heart Fire: Living in Flow with [...]

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As 2013 settles down for a long savasana, the end of another year brings reflections, resolutions and intentions aplenty. The dawn of a new year brings potential for fresh starts, new beginnings and the experience of the unknown. Oh my! But we don’t have to head into it all unprepared. It’s become a YogaDork tradition [...]

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The following is an excerpt from Matthew Remski’s Threads of Yoga: A Remix of Patanjali’s Sutras, With Commentary and Reverie, a new translation using contemporary philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience to “remix” the ancient text for the modern age.  From the epilogue: 8.5 how I got here In the section “what is meditation for”, I described how I’d [...]

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The following is an excerpt from Neal Pollack’s Open Your Heart (A Matt Bolster Yoga Mystery), a serialized yoga detective murder mystery novel available exclusively on Amazon.com, and his second work in the genre after Downward-Facing Death.  ~ At sunrise on Monday, Rogelio Suarez found the millionaire’s head wrapped in a yoga mat. Rogelio, the gardener, [...]

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by Bob Weisenberg The Bhagavad Gita is so rich and versatile that it tends to take on the character of the translator or commentator: Give it to an historian and you get history. (Feuerstein) Give it to a Bhakti (yoga of love) and you get love. (Schweig) Give it to a teacher of dharma (life [...]

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