Important New Research on Spirituality and Depression

I just got this from the Duke Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health. This study is saying that maybe, possibly, it seems like, your cortex gets thicker when you are actively participating in spiritual practice and community. Which…is huge. Cortical...

What Does the Yoga Profession Need?

The professions of Yoga and Yoga therapy need more research and more academic rigor (in our trainings and service delivery) in order to be able to both empower people to improve their health and to influence public policy around health care. Yoga needs to be...

Love and Delusion

Love is the answer, Love conquers all, Love is all you need. I agree. And I’ve been around the love-drenched yoga counterculture for a long time. So I feel okay about making this gross generalization: love is a murky and sometimes abused concept in our yoga world. And...

Perfectionism vs. Self-Acceptance

It’s a great idea to accept yourself the way you are – however yoga is an idealistic practice going in the direction of becoming, essentially, perfect. So how is a yogi supposed to deal with that? It seems like lots of people in the yoga world blow off the perfection...