1. Get out of your head and into the present moment. Step off land and allow yourself to be supported by a new foundation, the vast, wide-open ocean! Leaving the comfort of what you know and breaking into a foreign space is where change happens, freedom erupts, and inspiration is found. 2. The physical benefits […]

Seven Forms of Hermetic Meditation

The mind all by itself is capable of many amazing operations, some which have been reintroduced to Western audiences in just the last fifty years or so by the influx of Eastern spirituality and their various meditative techniques. Of course, all of these practices have been part of our own Western esoteric tradition for hundreds […]

Lululemon’s Fake CEO Ad Gets 160 Real Applicants

Judging by the recent ad seeking her successor, Lululemon CEO Christine Day had a tough job even before the infamous see-through yoga pants incident in March. According to the listing, which was posted to the company’s website on Friday, the next CEO of the $1.37 billion apparel chain must be able to hold a headstand for at least […]

Yoga + dogs = DOGA (London’s newest fitness craze)

You may have mastered the downward facing dog years ago but now it’s time for your dogs to hit the yoga mats because ‘doga’  – or ‘dog yoga’ if you don’t want people to ask you the awkward ‘what’s doga?’ question – has come to London. It is believed that ‘doga’ helps both owner and […]

Three ways yoga can improve your career

We’ve all heard about the benefits of yoga for reducing stress, but can it directly benefit your career? The founder and principal teacher of Adore Yoga, Nikola Ellis, says yoga has the potential to improve your confidence and performance in the workplace – and not just because it makes you feel less stressed. Traditional yoga and […]

How Yoga and Meditation at Work Are Boosting the Corporate Bottom Line

If you heard that something could: help 80% of the managers at work make better decisions make 89% of them better listeners reduce stress levels among all employees by a third, you and your bosses would probably be busting through doors, racing through aisles and clearing shelves to stockpile the stuff. But this isn’t a […]

Putting Meditation Back on the Mat

Seated cross-legged on a black cushion atop a yoga mat, I struggled to keep my eyes closed and repeat the Sanskrit mantra in my head: ham-sa — I am that. Outside, on Third Avenue, police sirens wailed and cars honked as I tried to sit still in a room with eight other meditation students, keeping […]

Meditation’s Antianxiety Effects Visible on Brain Imaging

Individuals with no experience in meditation who participate in mindful meditation training sessions for as little as 4 days show changes in specific brain mechanisms that correlate with a reduction in anxiety, a new imaging study shows. “There is plenty of evidence that meditation can improve a host of issues, such as pain and cognitive […]

Alec Baldwin, Wife Hilaria Will Co-Chair Sackler’s Yoga Exhibit Gala

Jack Donaghy is coming to town. Alec Baldwin announced yesterday that he and his wife Hilaria will co-chair the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery’s “Yoga: The Art of Transformation” exhibit gala this October. The actor made the announcement in a tweet from hit foundation’s account, which is separate from his famously heated and active one. Allison Peck, the Freer Gallery […]

Do Our Thoughts Have the Power to Affect Reality?

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” —Attributed to Gautama Siddhartha, the Buddha According to Dr. Joe Dispenza, every time we learn or experience something new, hundreds of millions of neurons reorganize themselves. Dr. Dispenza is known throughout the world for […]