It isn’t often that your doctor takes off his coat, puts on shorts, and leads a yoga class. Unless your doctor is
Posts Tagged ‘Event’
In a bit of political news, the topic of yoga recently reached our country’s capital.
California Republican Darell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is proposing amendments that would ban government-funded studies on health issues, including whether video games improve the health of older people, the impacts of a soda tax–and the effects of Integral Yoga in treating hot flashes for menopausal women.
At this point, no one knows if they will be passed. According to an article in Politico:
Typically, the lawmaker argues that the study is a waste of taxpayer
money and the administration–or the researcher who won the grant in
question–counters that the research is important for disease
prevention or treatment.
We want to know: Do you think it’s important to have government-funded yoga studies such as these?
Read the whole story on:http://blogs.yogajournal.com/yogabuzz/
From February 4-6: His Holiness The Dalai Lama will initiate The Buddha Maitreya. Maitreya is the Buddha of Universal Love, and the goal of this teaching is to bring abundance, peace, and joy to the planet. For this event, taking place at a monastery in India and documented by Elevate Films, The Dalai Lama has called ten thousand monks from around the world.
Of course, most of us can’t attend. But you can do your part, thanks to
Yogis have known for centuries that a yoga practice makes us feel calm and centered. But science is finally catching up with what we’ve all experienced on the mat and the cushion:
Joy is our natural state. When I say this out loud, it makes perfect sense. So what happens along the way? Feeling bogged down by responsibility, unexamined emotions, and a whole list of “shouldas,” it’s so easy to veer from this natural state.
Writer Karen Talavera tackles the topic of joy in the second of her a two-part series in her blog, The Accidental Seeker.
Talavera’s impassioned plea about following our bliss is nothing brand new, but it’s a gentle reminder to remember what is so easy to forget from day to day. She talks about what prevents us from joy–and how to recognize joy when it’s right in front of our noses.
The next time you’re faced with a decision as mundane as whether to go to the grocery store or take a walk in the woods, or as serious as whether to move up a rung on the corporate ladder or start your own business, give it the “internal alignment” test.