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Conversations from the Mat

Yoga and Cancer Part 1 by Linda Sparrowe

Yogawoman - Tuesday, August 06, 2013
From Dreaded Diagnosis to Healing Journey The moment I drove into Shambhala Mountain Center, high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, I began to worry. I had come to this spiritual retreat center to teach yoga, certainly not a novelty for me. But these women—all 65 of them—had cancer. These weren’t women wh .....Read On...

Yoga for People Who Are Overweight or Obese By LAURA MCMULLEN

Yogawoman - Thursday, April 11, 2013
Not a stick? Not a problem. These tips make yoga more comfortable for bigger bodies Try a Google image search of "yoga," and what do you notice about the people in the photos? For one, most of them are women—skinny, fit women. There's a thin woman on the beach in warrior pose; there's a thin woman in front of the sunset in tree pose .....Read On...

How Yoga Changed My Mind (And My Relationship to My Body) By Melanie Klein

Yogawoman - Tuesday, December 04, 2012
For the women in my family, the body was a source of anxiety, shame, a measure of discipline and worth – something to fret over, scrutinize, and punish for bad behavior. Food invoked anxiety and fear. Calories were meticulously tracked and exercised away as quickly as possible. The women openly complained about their “flaws” .....Read On...

5 Ways to Get Teenagers Practicing Yoga By Abby Wills

Yogawoman - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
These suggestions come from my experience teaching yoga to teens in schools. The ideas can also be applied to yoga studio or community center settings, as well as other subjects. A funny thing about many teenagers is that they yearn so deeply to be in charge, yet they often rebel against the responsibilities they do have. At the end o .....Read On...

10 Soul-Stirring Sayings from My Mother by Agapi Stassinopoulos

Yogawoman - Monday, June 04, 2012
My mother Elli passed away twelve years ago, but there’s not a single day that I don’t feel her presence with me, especially when I am in festive gatherings where there are people and food involved. She never missed a chance to celebrate life. She was the quintessential caretaker, an earth mother who infused everyone around her with .....Read On...

From the Inside / Yogagirls becoming Yogawomen

Yogawoman - Thursday, December 01, 2011
By Mary Lynn Fitton. Founder, The Art of Yoga Project It was the day before Thanksgiving at San Mateo County’s Camp Kemp Juvenile detention facility. Holidays are always an especially rough time for girls locked up away from family and friends. At The Art of Yoga Project (AYP), we not only hold yoga and art classes on holidays, we .....Read On...

When Deep Breathing Causes Panic

Yogawoman - Wednesday, November 16, 2011
When Deep Breathing Causes Panic by Sarah Powers I have trouble with my breathing when I'm asked to calm my breath or to observe it. My mind registers exactly the opposite and I start to suffocate. I suffer from panic attacks, and I understand that proper breathing is at the heart of the practice. How do I rid myself of this menta .....Read On...

Yoga transforms your life

Yogawoman - Thursday, February 17, 2011
It’s sneaky this yoga, it’s so sneaky it goes in and it transforms every part of your life. It changes your desires, it changes the friends you want to hang out with and that helps too. So little by little we lead each other into simpler ways of living and we look back and wonder how did I get here, but I like it here.  .....Read On...