Protected: How I Published My First Peer Reviewed Research Paper

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A Questionable New Knee Ligament with It’s Own Knee Surgery

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One more knee ligament and one more knee surgery? Except for a few anatomy geeks, most yoga professionals are quite happy when they have completed their anatomy training. So, they might not be happy to hear of a newly "discovered" knee ligament called the anterolateral ligament (think back to your anatomy training and you should be able to know … [Read more...]

IAYT Yoga Therapist Credential Now Available

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The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) is now accepting Yoga Therapists Credential applications. This well thought out process has been developed over many years. Coming before this stage in the maturing of the profession was The setting of Educational Standards for the Training of Yoga Therapists 2012 The implementation of … [Read more...]

How to Beat the Odds and Achieve Your New Years Resolutions

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Happy New Year! When it comes to yoga philosophy and scientific research, I can be real geeky - just ask my immediate family. So, I hope I don't geek you out with my rather long New Year’s message this year. :) The ancient yoga masters have always taught that we can change our brain, our internal chemistry, even our heart beat. Until … [Read more...]

Why I Walked Away from the Vanity Fair Social Club Oscar’s Viewing Party

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For the last 21 years Vanity Fair has been hosting an Oscar viewing party. Each year this lavish event grows and now over 1200 people, Hollywood elite, come to see and be seen. However, the coveted dinner viewing party continues to be held at only 150 invitations. Being invited to the exclusive dinner is considered the best invitation in town short … [Read more...]

Money, Business, Energy and the Cycles of Time

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I only have to think of the catchy tune and phrase, describing a cycle of time, “The dawning of the Age of Aquarius…” from the pop hit song from the 60’s by the band, 5th Dimension, of the same name, and then it gets stuck in my head! Another cycle of time recently created a lot of fear and rumors as 2012 approached because it was the end of the … [Read more...]

Stress Related Doctor’s Visits – 60-90% !

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Check out this Yoga Professional Academy news release on Stress, Chronic Diseases, Yoga and Breathing. Click here.   … [Read more...]

Dr. Dilip Sakar Symposium of Yoga Research 2014 – Interview

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Listen as Dr. Dilip Sakar tells about the delicious food served at Kripalu during the International Association of Yoga Therapists Symposium of Yoga Research.  He unveils the location and dates for the 2015 SYR. … [Read more...]

National Yoga Month – Spread the Word on Facebook

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Here's How Yoga Rocks! September is National Yoga Month. Together we can get the word out about the scientifically studied aspects of yoga by posting about SYR - The International Association of Yoga Therapists Symposium on Yoga Research The short video below shows how you can do your part and help spread the word on Facebook. Head on … [Read more...]

Yoga Therapist Training Competencies and My Daughter’s High School

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Last night I attended Back to School Night at my daughter’s high school. I was pleasantly surprised to find that several of her teachers are quite progressive in their teaching methodology and grading systems. To paraphrase her physics teacher: At the end of the day who do you want packing your parachute? It’s the student who can show that they … [Read more...]