Yoga

Yoga

By Sharon Salzberg April 12, 2015

To constantly grow and serve and change, Sharon Salzberg says, we must be resilient with ourselves and the effort that it takes to care for oneself and the others in our lives.

By Trent Gilliss April 07, 2015

Points of beauty and perspective to mark the holy week, including a stirring rendition of Blake's "Jerusalem," a favorite essay on the woman at the heart of Easter Sunday, musings on yoga spirituality for atheists, the opposite of shame, the need for gentleness, the insights of dependence, and the adventure of being born baffled.

By Melani McAlister March 28, 2015

To do yoga in America today is to make a statement. Melani McAlister unpacks what "yoga spirituality" might mean for an atheist and how her "embrace of reality" might flow from the practice of yoga.

By Heather McIlvaine May 10, 2014

What is the value of retreating? A life-long retreat-goer thinks about the value of solitude, togetherness, seeking, and the sacredness of close human relationships.

By Trent Gilliss April 29, 2014

Wandering about offers signs about honor and honesty, sunset yoga on the Ganges, ways to live and uncover an undivided life, and behind-the-scenes looks of our work. Our look into this week's gems and delights.

By Trent Gilliss March 31, 2014

This week inspired a lesson from Ralph Waldo Emerson, a poetic reflection on being more than doing from Parker Palmer, a precious moment that will make you smile, and a peculiar story about a lockpicker that will make you think.

March 28, 2013

Can a yoga class really make a difference in the midst of a war zone? Emily O'Dell on finding our way home.

February 02, 2013

Our capsule of inspiration for the week includes a new way forward for visualizing our work, fantasy, Epiphany, and the sage words of a French Buddhist monk.

May 09, 2012

"In order to go up you must go down, you must go down through your base, down through a sense of grounding, and move energy through your spine."

May 07, 2012

Every time we air this interview with Matthew Sanford, people write and express such deep gratitude. It’s the best part of producing public radio.

May 06, 2012

U.S. culture glorifies “perfect” bodies. At the other end of that spectrum, we champion people who fight when their bodies fail. Matthew Sanford has charted another way. In his lyrical memoir, he describes how he learned to live in his whole body again, despite an irreversible paralysis, in part through the practice of yoga.

May 04, 2012

For Seane Corn, yoga is much more than a practice in flexibility. It's a way of applying spiritual lessons to real-world problems and personal issues. One way she channels her energy and love is through a practice she calls "body prayer" as she shares in this video from "Yoga from the Heart."

May 03, 2012

“My life has taught me that there is a wealth of strength within us, there is nothing we cannot handle. Life presents it’s purpose and beauty in all sorts of ways. The trick is to stay open to one’s strength, to not deny or strive to prove it, but rather to simply have it.”
—Matthew Sanford, from Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence

February 20, 2011

A "linguistic resurrection" you ask? Krista’s presentation at the United Nations was featured on TED.com! Krista's TEDTalk presents ways in which we can ground + humanize the word "compassion" by using language more fully and by looking to people who exemplify this aspiration. Watch and share what your ideas.

December 27, 2010

A rapid view of every little moment of 26 asanas, in 105 degrees, for 90 minutes.

October 21, 2010

Is yoga the new anti-Christ? Southern Baptist leader Albert Mohler and Mars Hill pastor Mark Driscoll challenge the rising popularity of this cultural phenomenon.

May 25, 2010

A spiritual nomad looks to the night sky and yoga to "cultivate sacred places within my own mind."

September 02, 2009

Our executive producer experiences rehabilitative yoga after a foot surgery.

September 16, 2008

But what about practicing yoga at home? A prescribed playlist German trains would love.

September 11, 2008

Krista finds liberation in the graceful transitioning instead of only the outcome.

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September 11, 2008

Our managing producer, a "yoga cliché," finds a way of putting herself in the way of the divine.

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September 09, 2008

Just settling on a good program title can spur quite a bit of debate during our editorial sessions, with more considerations than you might expect.