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 […]

Yogavibes Forms Partnership with Universal Yoga Founder Andrey Lappa

YogaVibes is honored to announce its partnership with Andrey Lappa, a highly accomplished and influential yoga teacher. Andrey is the founder of the system called Universal Yoga – a system which draws from the essential rules and principles of authentic, ancient yogic science and skillfully weaves them together with internal techniques, complemented by unusual asanas […]

Yoga Icon Wai Lana Releases New Fun Songs Cartoons DVD for Kids

Known around the world for her vibrant, inspiring and fun yoga DVDs and CDs, Wai Lana has just released a brand new musical cartoon DVD for kids. Wai Lana’s Fun Songs Cartoons takes children on an animated adventure that features colourful cartoons, catchy songs and trips around the world — from the top of the Himalayas to […]

Lululemon shares fall after chief executive Christine Day steps down

When Lululemon Athletica Inc. announced yesterday that Chief Executive Officer Christine Day was leaving the company, investors bolted. Day, 51, had been a Wall Street darling. Sales have tripled in the past three years and the shares had risen more than fivefold since June 27, 2008, the day before she became CEO of the Canadian […]

Investing the Downward Dog Way? Adviser Suggests Deep Breaths

When the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new record this past March, Brent Kessel awoke at 3:30 a.m. But the financial adviser, who co-founded a firm that manages more than $800 million, wasn’t up early because he was giddy about the market. He was hopping on a motor scooter in Mysore, India, to stand […]

Studies prove that being vegan is healthiest

This week’s issue of Time Magazine brings more documentation that vegetarians live longer than their meat-chomping friends. A six-year study of 70,000 Seventh-Day Adventists, published in the current issue of American Medical Association’s prestigious Journal of Internal Medicine, found that, vegetarians and vegans have a 12 percent lower risk of death. This is but the […]

Top 10 Ways to Deal with Sweat During Yoga

Girls don’t sweat, we glisten!” It was the last thing I wanted to hear after a particularly humid class. Carefully grasping my friend’s slightly dewy hand with my immaculately pruned fingers, I peered deeply into her eyes through the slowly evaporating fog of my glasses. Men don’t sweat, I gently replied. We marinate. I then […]