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Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

Photograph: Unimedia/Barcroft Media<p>Passengers aboard Akademik Shokalskiy were successfully transferred by Chinese helicopter to the ice surface near Australian rescue ship Aurora Australis in …

Retreat Yourself: Planning the Perfect Yoga Getaway

I don’t know about you, but a vacation is not a vacation for me if it doesn't include some kind of physical activity. The only way I can truly let go …

Yoga

7 Reasons You Should Try Yoga This Weekend

Yoga can improve your mind and body. Visiting a yoga class won’t just help you get fit and flexible. You can also expect to reduce stress, increase …

22 Tranquil Yoga Poses to Help You Find Balance

In the rush of our everyday lives, there is nothing like the art of yoga to calm the mind. Perhaps the insane stretches the human body really …

Finding My History Through Yoga In India

Since in Rishikesh, India has felt like a new gust of wind propelling the sails on my ship of life. I came to India to complete my yoga teacher …

A Speck in a Sea of Ponytails: Expanding the Cultural Landscape of Yoga Practitioners

Yesterday I was the only black person in my yoga class. As I scanned the room, I also noticed I was also the largest, and I wear size 10. But I am accustomed to this scene. My uniqueness in this crowd is not an exception. It's the norm. I have practiced yoga across the country, in urban studios and …

If You Only Do 10 Yoga Poses, Do These

Yoga poses and techniques have been used for centuries as a way to achieve optimal health and well-being. Below are 10 selected from The Ultimate …

What I'm really thinking: the yoga teacher

'It's hard to "teach from the heart" when I'm sniggering about what my students look like with their bums in the air'<p>The typical image of a yoga teacher is a vegan, teetotal Buddhist, but I'm partial to a kebab after the pub. I'm also supposed to be a "conduit for healing", but my mind is often …

How Yoga Became A $27 Billion Industry -- And Reinvented American Spirituality

In 1971, Sat Jivan Singh Khalsa moved to New York to open a yoga studio. A lawyer moonlighting as a Kundalini yoga teacher, he set up shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, opening a school to share the teachings of the spiritual leader Yogi Bhajan. At that time, there were only two other yoga studios in …

Where to Go for Yoga and Ski

If you're looking for the answer for where to go this spring for ski, sports, winter fun, history, and beauty, head to the Canadian Rockies to the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.<p>Only 15 minutes from Banff, Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort is where you can ski …

17 Things You Want To Say During Yoga Class, But Don't

Yoga class is sacred time. It's a space where you can quiet your mind and let your body breathe itself into flexible awareness.<p>But we're human beings and sometimes finding zen during class is more frustrating than peaceful. It's not our faults we still struggle in downward dog and it's almost …

The Benefits of Going on a Yoga Retreat

When your routines start bogging you down and the idea of lingering a little longer in downward dog begins to sound more and more appealing, <b>you may</b> …

Joy to the World: An Easy Restorative Yoga Sequence

<i>by</i> <i>Holly Walck</i><i>, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher</i><p>Planning, shopping, cooking, traveling, and gathering with extended family...the holiday season is upon us--and along with it, a number of challenges to the body, mind, and spirit. The good news is there's a simple solution: the practice of …

Organic skincare: six of the best beauty products

By far the most common subject line in my inbox is "new organic skincare range". The market is so near saturation that I fear these brands are the new cupcake businesses: a cultural bandwagon on which it's easy to jump. And having tried many of them, I do feel as though a lot are thinking organic …

Using Aperture’s Adjustment Tools to Make Your Photographs Pop

Since its initial release, Aperture has evolved from an image management program to a powerful catalogue and image manipulation program for Mac …

Lifelogging Camera Maker Memoto Has a New Name, $3M in Capital and a Ship Date

Memoto, the company behind the wearable camera that automatically documents the user’s life by taking a photo every 30 seconds, has a new name, $3 …

Views Across the Landscape Book Review

In scanning Views Across the Landscape I was struck at how the author/photographer used light to lift the quality of his landscape images.

What it Takes to be a Good Interior Photographer

Interior photography is the most challenging of all the professional genres of commercial photography. Every detail is critical. Every prop must be …

American Colour 1962-1965 by Tony Ray-Jones – review

As the current retrospective of his work at Media Space in London shows, the late Tony Ray-Jones was a pioneer of black-and-white documentary photography and his key subject matter was the English at leisure. His best known book, <i>A Day Off: An English Journal</i> was published in 1974, two years after …