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From 58 Pounds to Thriving

15-year-olds aren’t supposed to have strokes. At least that’s what I thought. I try not to think about it too much. Even now, I only have bits and pieces; shards of memories that somehow remained intact even through the trauma my brain endured that day.

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When I arrived at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, I weighed just […]

Beyond the Walls: Stories of the Refugee Crisis

More than 60 million people around the globe are displaced from their homes due to war, conflict, and persecution. That’s the highest number ever on record— one in every 122 humans on this planet. Many refugees board overcrowded dinghies to cross the Mediterranean and reach Europe. If they make it safely to shore, they are forced […]

Kumaré Review: Why Americans Fall in Love with Indian Gurus

What do you get when you cross a young religious skeptic from New Jersey with a titular Indian spiritual leader? Well, apparently this guy:

Meet Kumaré.

Part Borat-style prankumentary and part cultural analysis of Americans’ relationship with Eastern religion, Vikram Gandhi’s Kumaré provoked laughter as well as a lively dialogue at our in-house YogaBrains screening of the film last week.

Since each of […]

When Women Used Lysol as Birth Control

A new study reported on in the journal Pediatrics reveals that even though it’s legal for 17-year-olds to get the so-called morning-after pill, many pharmacy employees often tell teens they’re not allowed to have the drug anyway.

Whether she is under the age of 18 or not, all women should have agency over their own bodies. The “morning after pill” is […]

How Our Addiction to Oil is Killing Dolphins

Dolphins are being killed in mass quantities in Peru, and this time the culprit isn’t the Japanese taste dolphin meat… it’s our collective hunger for oil.

Since the beginning of the summer, nearly 3000 dolphin carcasses have washed up on shore, and last week 615 were found on a single 135km coastline. With no external signs of trauma or evidence […]

The Words That Break Your Body

Sticks and Stones May Break Some Bones But Words Are Breaking Bodies

The conversations that really affect us — the ones that erode marriages, instigate wars, change the reality we know indefinitely and irrevocably — do not happen in the realm of the concrete, the explicit. They take place beneath and between our words.

Most, I imagine, […]

Finding the Sacred in the Shadow

This is the second in a two-part series on discovering the Sacred in the Sutras. You can read part one here.

“By cultivating attitudes of friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and disregard toward the wicked, the mind-stuff retains its undisturbed calmness.” – Yoga Sutra 1.33

My first encounter Yoga Sutra […]

Are Kulas Just Cults in Disguise?

John Friend has been called a celebriyogi. Recently I had an opportunity to interview him at the Wanderlust Festival in Vermont. Ever since our conversation, I’ve been thinking about the tenuous boundary between cults,  kulas, and communities in the yoga world.

I spent a lot of time studying social psychology in university. But if you really want a lesson […]

Do You Speak Yoga?

God, Allah, Krishna, Universe… I’ve long been fascinated by the many  words we use to describe that oh-so-elusive category of our experience many refer to as “spiritual”. Ask a priest, he’ll call it Christ. Ask a scientist, she’ll call it nature. Ask a yogi… well, you tell me. Our names for the divine certainly run […]

What Does a Yoga Body Look Like? (Part 3)

As physically embodied creatures, our minds and bodies are intricately interdependent. Thoughts give way to actions, actions meld into habits, and over time our mental activities literally sculpt the bodies we inhabit.

Sometimes I wonder if the body, in many ways, is our deepest form of creative expression– a stage upon which we explore and express […]