November 14, 2015

Paris Attack: A killing in the Name of Religion

The whole world is still recovering from the shocking events that took many innocent lives in Paris earlier today. What is it that makes someone to kill in the name of religion? Sadhguru explains the dynamics of various belief systems, politics and more.

In the video below, Sadhguru who is a yogi, mystic, visionary and humanitarian talks
about the root of the problem, which according to him is essentially one's man believe versus another man's believe and how these two are bound to clash in the course of life.

October 23, 2015

Hillary Clinton: It's Yoga That Helped Me Through The Benghazi Hearing

Hilary Clinton does Yoga

Here we go again, yet another key person in our political system practicing yoga. After the most recent political hearing on Benghazi that lasted for over 12 hours, Hillary Clinton replied that it was yoga that helped with her stamina during the extensive meeting.

Last year, Clinton told People that water aerobics and yoga were her exercises of choice. The New York Times also reported on her stamina-building practice, citing friends who said that she had more energy and was practicing yoga while spending more time on her physical fitness.

How can a person with so much on her plate have room for a couple sun salutations each week? Chances are it's the bendy practice that helps: Yoga has been shown to make people more productive, less stressed and generally happier. As the saying goes, if you don't have time to meditate for 20 minutes, you should meditate for an hour. Perhaps the same can be said for yoga.

October 8, 2015

Christina Aguilera finds inspiration in Yoga

NEW YORK (AP) - Yoga is serving as inspiration for Christina Aguilera's upcoming album.

The pop star says that the physical and mental exercise is helping her find inner peace, and that's influencing her music-making process. "Taking a love for yoga and breathing ... not looking at it as an exercise, but just feeling more one with the Earth and everyone being connected, it'll definitely have a reflection on the new record," Aguilera said in a recent interview. She has "loosely been working on my record for a couple years now," even when she was pregnant with her daughter, who is 1.

July 4, 2015

City Officials in Russia's Nizhnevartovsk Attempt to Ban Practicing Yoga

Nizhnevartovsk yoga studio

Yoga is inseparably part of the modern culture in many countries across the world. This is also true for the people of Nizhnevartovsk in central Russia,.Recent attempt by local official to prevent yoga studios and organizations from teaching has left people stunned. Ironically, Russia's prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev himself is known to be a yoga enthusiast.

Here is the full report as published by the Radio Free Europe today

When rumors began swirling that authorities in the central Russian city of Nizhnevartovsk intended to ban yoga, practitioners of the ancient Indian discipline thought it was a prank.

June 30, 2015

Can we overcome our addictions and compulsions?

Can we overcome our addictions and compulsions? The yogic tradition says we can. Through meditation and heightened awareness we can change our behaviors.