While the holidays can be said to be the most joyous time of year, for many, they can also be the most stressful. Family pressures, holiday shopping, financial worries, and other concerns can all conspire to poison the season with stress.

Luckily, stress doesn’t have to be yo...

An interview with Yogacharya Eric Walrabenstein




About the Author


Eric Walrabenstein is a nationally-recognized speaker, teacher, and author and is one of the most sought-after authorities on the application of yogic technology for self healing and empowerment in the nation...

This article originally appeared in the Elephant Journal.

When I enrolled in my first yoga teacher training program, over {gulp} 20 some years ago, I had one goal in mind: I wanted to teach yoga.

The program was a two-year long Iyengar-style affair that I had selected after an...


“I love the world!"


I look over my shoulder at Skye with a sideways glance. She's holding a cup of tea and talking to a friend as they look out on the stunning autumn sunset.


"You didn't just say what I think you said, did you?" I ask.


"I said, 'I love the world.'" She repl...


What yoga is is a personal decision to be made by each of us

(and other hogwash that’s liable to get you nowhere)


It was recently suggested to me—by a yoga teacher no less—that what yoga is to you, is a very personal decision. Each and every one of us, he said, needs to deci...


Here's the Good News:


I’m a problem solver, and chances are, you are too. How do I know? Well, it’s because good old Mother Nature has taken care of it by having the foresight to hardwire it into our nervous systems.


You see, long ago it became clear that the ability to ide...


I spent the last week visiting New York, bouncing around the perpetual hustle of the island known as Manhattan. It was here that I decided to conduct a little experiment.


As anyone who has been there knows, the inhabitants of this place are typically a harried bunch, and fo...



“What if…”


That’s the phrase that’s been weighing on my mind this past week.


In recent days, two horrific acts of violence were beamed into our homes courtesy of the national media machine: first, the on-air murder of television reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Wa...


“Don’t be ungrateful.”


If your mother was anything like mine, you may have heard that a time or two. And if you are anything like me, you did as you were told. “Be grateful,” I remember thinking, “because to do otherwise is just impolite and unpleasant.”

It wasn’t until year...

Energy is everywhere.


In fact, our whole world is made up of the stuff. Taking a dazzlingly wide variety of expressions—from the most energetic, like that pink bunny hawking his batteries on TV, to the least energetic, like say, the Rock of Gibraltar—each form has its own un...

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