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Good Yogi, Bad Yogi: drogi, rogi, bogi and yogi

I remember being in the reception area at my Yoga studio in Panama, when a woman came in complaining, demanding that we give her money back immediately. Even though she...
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What is Ashtanga Yoga?

The following article is controversial and may not appeal to everyone … but I think it is important to call things by their name.

Some people think Ashtanga Yoga is a modern, athletic style of yoga that links postures with breathing. This is a misunderstanding…

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Bhakti Yoga: The yoga of devotion

Bhakti Yoga is the Yoga of devotion. But it is much more than simply “singing Hare Krishna” like many people think. Before you proceed any further you should know that...
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BREATHING AND MEDITATION

What is Ashtanga Yoga?

The following article is controversial and may not appeal to everyone … but I think it is important to call things by their name.

Some people think Ashtanga Yoga is a modern, athletic style of yoga that links postures with breathing. This is a misunderstanding…

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Don’t Go to the Surgeon Yet!

They say that the carpenters often see nails everywhere…

And when it comes to your back pain, if you go to a surgeon you are about 28 times more likely to get a surgery than if you had gone to a chiropractor (or perhaps an…

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Causes of a Herniated Disc

Many people who have been diagnosed with a herniated disc ask me why, what would have caused it. The truth is that modern science has studied this, however it is still...
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With Back Pain, Should I Exercise or Rest?

¿Rest or exercise when your back hurts? Often people ask me "if I have back pain, should I exercise?” I would say that the answer is simple-but requires some attention....
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The Myth of Chakras

Let me be clear: I do not mean to say that chakras don’t exist.

Beware, the following article is bound to be controversial, so read at your own risk…
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You’ve been lied to… Over and Over

But brace yourself, this stuff can get quite contentious.

To illustrate, my first example comes from the book “Light on Yoga” by B.K.S. Iyengar (a modern classic on the subject). For Salabhasana (in the picture below) he says, among other things:

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Protect Your Knees from ‘Chair Pose’

“Chair Pose” (Utkatasana or Arhda Utkatasana, depending on the teacher), is a pose with many benefits.

But, it also comes with risk, particularly the knees over a long period of time.

Start by viewing the video, which explains modifications that I do while in this pose in order to make it more effective and safe:

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Qué es viniyoga?

Mucha gente pregunta "¿Qué estilo de Yoga enseñan en Akila?" La respuesta no es fácil, porque enseñamos más de un solo estilo: cada profesor utiliza herramientas y...
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Ramas vs. Estilos de yoga

Aun que puede sonar confuso, es muy similar a como piensas que la ropa está conformada por diferentes partes; es decir, camisas, pantalones, zapatos y también...
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Tienes que ser vegetariano si quieres practicar Yoga?

  YS: II:35. ahimsa-pratistayam tat-samnidhau vaira-tyagah Las hostilidades cesan en la presencia de aquellos establecidos en la no violencia. ahimsa = no...
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YOGA THERAPY

The Myth of Chakras

Let me be clear: I do not mean to say that chakras don’t exist.

Beware, the following article is bound to be controversial, so read at your own risk…
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Tienes que ser vegetariano si quieres practicar Yoga?

  YS: II:35. ahimsa-pratistayam tat-samnidhau vaira-tyagah Las hostilidades cesan en la presencia de aquellos establecidos en la no violencia. ahimsa = no...
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Why Aren’t You Making Any Progress in Your Practice

If you are reading this, it is likely that (at least secretly) you want your posture to look like the photo.

In fact, you might have heard many Yoga teachers says things like “and for those more advanced, you can do X” (as she places her feet behind her head, or some other position that makes you wonder what her body is made of).

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MISCELLANEOUS

How Yoga Helps In Your Relationships

As yoga helps you in your relationships Today it is normal that if we do not like or something entertaining from the start, we can change it for something else...
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