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Yes, Virginia, You are (More or Less) at the Center of the Universe (It’s all a Matter of Scale)

Close your eyes and visualize the universe, and you may see endless space with stars scattered unimaginably far apart, or great spiral galaxies, or exotic scenes such as the rising of an ember-red moon over an unknown planet.

Yes, You Are a Creative Genius!

Don't give up on corporate America. Breakthrough research in creativity points away from the superstar CEO and toward a selfless, spiritual enterprise we might call Innovators R Us.

Yes, You Should Try Natto

Getting to know natto, a sticky, stinky, superfood rich in probiotics.

Yet Another Win for Coconut Oil

A new study suggests that coconut oil can be a safe alternative to antifungal drugs.

Yikes! Summer is Coming.

Summer fun brings summer stress for parents. Here are three tips for keeping your inner cool in the heat.

Yin Yoga and Meditation

This easeful, quieting practice requires as much from the mind as the body. Join Yin Yoga Expert Cindy Walker for long held, simple stretches that challenge the mind to process neg…

Yoga after 50, Still Going Strong

The story we are typically told about aging is that it is a downward slope: we get older, weaker, frailer, and sicker. Upon seeing images of young yogis, an older person might thi…

Yoga and Feminism

When I was in school, I wanted to talk about feminism all the time. I loved its possibilities: a world where we could all be more feminine, a world where we all could be more mascu…

Yoga and Meditation Protect Cancer Survivors at Cellular Level

Meditation and yoga are renowned for their ability to help cancer survivors alleviate mental and emotional distress. But now a significant new study has revealed that their benefit…

Yoga and Mental Health

Yoga and mental health are inextricably intertwined. Yoga helps promote mindfulness, healing from trauma, and boosts creativity.

Yoga and Tea

As long as I’ve been married to a yoga teacher, I’ve had trouble keeping milk in the refrigerator. Whenever she teaches, she makes her own blend of chai latte and carts it to her g…

Yoga and the Journey to Sobriety

I grew up in a household of teetotalers. The only alcohol anyone in my family drank was at the altar during communion—until the church switched to grape juice. Despite my par…

Yoga as a Culinary Art

Explore spirituality in the kitchen and try this recipe for vegan Samosa Pot Pie.

Yoga as Medicine

The other night, my partner got a migraine. He was writhing in bed, ibuprofen scattered around the room, ice packs and hot water bottles strewn everywhere. I did what I do best in…

Yoga Boosts Brain Health

Yoga expands your mind. ... Literally, it turns out. A regular yoga practice makes key brain areas larger and healthier.

Yoga Cuisine

An Excerpt from Pure Vegetarian

Yoga Dos and Don'ts: Elbow Alert

Hyperextended joints can be a sign of false strength says writer and yoga teacher Shannon Wianecki.

Yoga for Acne

A flush of blood and energy to the face in an inversion pose is just one way yoga can help clear skin.

Yoga for Allergies or Seasonal Colds

Here are three yoga postures that can really help your body deal with coughs, colds, and seasonal allergies.

Yoga for Allergies Part 2: The Nervous System

A few years ago, I had a very annoying skin allergy. Wherever I scratched, my skin would bubble up: the condition is called Dermatographia, or “skin writing” in Latin.I could write…