Is Yoga Turning Women Into Men?

As yoga continues to grow in popularity, controversial statements about its practice and benefits spew from the mouths of an increasing number of undereducated, ovezealous yoga enthusiats. Fame and popularity, it seems, does not even preclude the folly, with mega-gurus like Baba Ramdev, for instance, professing yoga as a cure for homsexuality (although I do agree that yoga is a great cure for homophobia!).

I came across this article published almost 2 decades ago, which not only ignited a fire of controversy then, but shows that the ignorance about yoga and its real methodology and practice is nothing new at all …

Ganesha Chaturthi – an important celebration for yogis

Another important holiday is approaching for all of us aspiring yogis. Ganesha Chaturthi, the celebration of the birth of Lord Ganesha, the famed elephant-headed God. It happens this year on August 23rd.
If you’re inclined to dismiss this as just another religious holiday for Hindus, you’ll be missing out on something very important in yoga.
In my last post I gave [...]

Yoga and Hinduism – same but different …

To say that yoga is Hinduism would right away scare off a lot of people.  Probably not for any real good reason other than the fact that aversion to anything remotely “religious” is a growing sentiment in America today.  Same goes with an automatic opposition that many folks have to any religion that is not the one that they [...]

Reinvent Yourself Through Yoga

What does it take to reinvent yourself? Perhaps a better question to start with is, why would you even want to? Sure, maybe you wouldn’t mind shedding a few pounds. Perhaps a bit less stress would be nice too … and no doubt you’d be happy to have a little more free time in your [...]