Incredible India - Tamil Nadu

A week-long mystical journey in Tamil Nadu, India: transformation of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.

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Spirituality as concise as possible

Someone asked me to define my spirituality in 1,000 characters or less.

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Yoga of Day Trading 3

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Yoga of day trading 2

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Yoga of Day Trading

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Yoga may help overcome depression

Yoga research from BU and McLean announces the obvious: that yoga can help overcome depression.

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Yoga excesses may be self-indulgent, writer claims

Yoga commodification is sharply critiqued in a piece by Slate magazine.

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Yoga helps youths at juvenile justice center

Yoga, in addition to its physical and mental benefits for everyone else, is said to be helping youths at a juvenile justice center.

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Michael's Yoga Products and Picks

Michael's Yoga Products and Picks features yoga books, accessories, and other products to help people get started and deepen their practice.

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Yoga 'Guru' Bikram Caught in Legal Web

Bikram Choudhury was charged with 10 criminal safety violations at one of his studios.

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Yoga May Beat the Usual Exercise for Back Pain

A study in a recent issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine reports that yoga is at least as effective, and maybe more so, than traditional exercise in the treatment of lower back pain.

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Accounting Tips for Yoga Teachers

This article, "Accounting Tips for Yoga Teachers: Tax Benefits Associated with Being an Independent Contractor," appeared in Yoga Journal's online newsletter.

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Branding a Style of Yoga

Should yoga teachers and studios brand a unique style of yoga?

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The Yoga Teacher's Employment Contract - Part 3

What should yoga teachers look for and what should they avoid when negotiating employment contracts with yoga studios?

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The Yoga Teacher's Employment Contract, Part 2

Should yoga teachers have employment contracts? If so, what should they be thinking about when negotiating such agreements?

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Anecdotal Evidence Suggests Possibility of Levitation

New photographic evidence suggests that yogic levitation is indeed possible.

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The Yoga Teacher's Employment Contract, Part 1

Should yoga teachers have employment contracts? If so, what constitutes a legally binding contract? What's the best way to avoid mistakes and misunderstanding?

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Ethics, Adjustments, and Cathartic Release

In yoga teaching, touch can be necessary, or ill-advised. The treatment of a student's emotional release can be equally sensitive. Thankfully, the health care profession provides some adaptable standards for teachers.

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Insurance and Dually Trained Yoga Teachers

The issue of liability insurance hovers over all yoga teachers. Here are some of the complexities that can arise around insurance coverage for yoga teachers who are also trained in a licensed health care profession.

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How Integrative Medicine May Affect Yoga Teaching and Business

A new Institute of Medicine report that has set guidelines for complementary and alternative medicine may change the way you teach and talk about yoga. Here's what you need to know about its implications.

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The Ethics and Liabilities of Touch in Yoga Teaching

As yoga teachers, many of us guide our students through touch regularly as we adjust their poses. But can this ever go too far? Protect yourself and your students by understanding the legal and ethical issues surrounding touching in class.

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Legal Implications of Health Advice for Yoga Teachers, Part 2

As yoga is increasingly conceptualized as "therapy," the legal boundaries between yoga and licensed health professions are becoming increasingly blurred. In the "for teachers" section of Yoga Journal, this column asked: In this climate, how can you protect yourself as a teacher?

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Legal Implications of Health Advice for Yoga Teachers (and Other Health Care Professionals)

Although students often ask yoga teachers and studios for health advice, legal and ethical rules can affect the way such questions can be answered. This post, which appeared in Yoga Journal's on-line newsletter for yoga teachers, explains how to understand some of the legal implications of requests by yoga students for health advice. Notably, the suggestions also may be helpful for other health care professionals who are asked questions at the boundary of their legally authorized scope of practice, and the practice of medicine or other professions such as psychology.

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Should Yoga Studios Ask Students to Sign a Liability Waiver?

As liability issues move into the forefront of the business of yoga as in other complementary, alternative, and holistic health modalities, yoga teachers and yoga studios need to start asking some tough questions about whether smart business practices are consistent with the spiritual tenets of yoga.

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