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...]

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...]

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...]

Manifesto for the Reluctant Yoga Professional

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I took yoga teacher training because I was in pain. I had back pain and pain radiating down my legs and arms from pinched nerves. It was getting worse and I was beginning to feel down and depressed because of it. I felt I was trapped in a downward moving spiral. Then one day I received a flyer in the mail – yes that was in the days before email. … [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...]