Yoga and Buddhism
There are yoga asanas that can help the physical
and mental aspects of your meditation. And your work as a meditator can
enrich your practice as a yogi.
classic teachings from the pages of the Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma
will help you to engage and enhance both yogic and Buddhist practices,
individually and together.
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Still Mind, Moving Body
Miller profiles Cyndi Lee, Sarah Powers, Frank Jude Boccio, Jill
Satterfield, and Phillip Moffit — five teachers who combine hatha yoga
and Buddhist meditation. Is this the perfect mind–body practice?
Well-known yoga teacher Desirée Rumbaugh offers a short series of poses that will improve your sitting practice.
The Goddess Pose
talks with the Sun's Andrea Miller about what she sees as the power of
self-less service and about the true and transformative nature of yoga.
Hatha Raja: Yoga's Path to Liberation
As in Buddhism, the true goal of yoga is
liberation from ego and suffering. Yoga becomes a complete spiritual
path, says Chip Hartranft, translator of the Yoga Sutra, when we join
the familiar postures of hatha yoga with the meditative practices of
A Q&A with yoga teacher Rodney Yee.
Yoga came along at the right time for me, or perhaps a little bit late, says Mark Epstein.
Bray sets out to uncover the origin and meaning of savasana—corpse
pose—and meditates on her life as a young Southern girl who lost her
mother too early.
Traveling the breath, Zen priest and yoga teacher Edward Espe Brown has found himself in some unexpected places.
Stephen Cope, Victoria Austin, Richard Freeman and Jill Satterfield on combining yoga and Buddhism.
and meditation are ultimately about turning our eyes away from the
airbrushed images of the outside world," Anne Cushman says, "and
looking deep within our own hearts."
complete spiritual practice—or even just a healthy, satisfying
life—requires working with both body and mind. Cyndi Lee and David
Nichtern explain why yoga practice and Buddhist meditation is the
perfect mind-body combination.
Being mindful of the body is a
profound—though often overlooked—opportunity to deepen our meditation
and develop our insight, says Phillip Moffitt. Meditating on the body,
we discover all four of the Buddha’s noble truths.
well-known teachers and practitioners of yoga and Buddhist meditation,
Anne Cushman, Phillip Moffitt and Richard Freeman discuss the benefits
and pitfalls of bringing both to your mat.
Rea and Sarah Powers, both featured in our current issue, have a
connection with Lama Tsultrim Allione. In this online exclusive, all
three talk about the
interface between yoga and Buddhism in America, the role of women in
these traditions, and the perils and promise of making ancient Asian
practices workable in the West. Devon Ward-Thommes guides the