Meditation Beats Anxiety By Activating Certain Brain Regions, Study Finds

Mindfulness meditation — nonjudgmental awareness of thoughts and emotions — is known for its anxiety-busting powers, and now scientists are getting a better understanding of why it has this impact in the brain. Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center found that meditation has effects on activity of particular brain regions, namely the anterior cingulate cortex — […]

Stand-up paddleboard yoga in the Cook Islands

RELAX with a week-long retreat to the Cook Islands with prices starting at $1999, inclusive of flights, resort accommodation and a chance to do yoga on the water. 1 Retreat to Rarotonga LOOKING for a holiday with a difference this winter? Stand-up paddle-board yoga instructor Charlotte Piho is hosting three retreats in the Cook Islands […]

Yoga Sharpens Your Brain

You know that yoga is good for your body—it increases flexibility, tones your muscles, massages your internal organs, and even helps your body detox—but now new research is showing it may be seriously good for your brain, too! In fact, it might sharpen your brain even more than other exercises. According to research by the Exercise Psychology […]

Help Promote The Smithsonian’s Yoga Art Exhibit

Yoga lovers – Yoga: the Art of Transformation is coming this Fall to the Smithsonian! Read on to learn how you can help promote this unique event …. From a Smithsonian Press Release:“The Art of Transformation,” on view through Jan. 26, 2014, explores yoga’s philosophies and its goals of transforming body and consciousness, its importance within multiple […]

How Lululemon Keeps Bouncing Back

Next Monday, lululemon athletica (NASDAQ: LULU  ) will release its latest quarterly results. Already, though, investors have put a lot of confidence in the yoga-retailer’s recovery from its see-through yoga-pant controversy just a few months ago. Lululemon has taken full advantage of the soaring interest in athletic apparel in recent years, catering to the high-end yoga market by appealing […]