For all you computer-heads and Internet lovers out there, despair not! The Internet is brimming with great yoga resources, from class information to "postures of the week" to peer support to spiritual guidance and inspiration. Of course, you always want to be careful when it comes to the people you talk to and where you send your money— use your common sense, then start surfing for yoga sites! Keep in mind that these Web sites do frequently change, as do their addresses. Here are a few to check out:
> YOYOGA! with Joan is Joan's (yes, the Joan co-authoring these very words!) marvelous yoga Web site with asanas of the week, yoga tips, and other wonderful wisdom, including the ever-popular "Yo Joan!" forum for all your yoga questions. Look up Joan at www.yoyoga.com.
> The Yoga Anand Ashram site contains lots of great poses and meditation information with pictures and clear explanations. It covers many aspects of yoga, and the site is user-friendly: www.santosha.com/.
> Yoga Voices is a printed monthly newsletter's online version, self-described as "dedicated to co-creating a healing community aligned with spirit, aligned with the resonation of unity and unconditional acceptance of all paths and all voices." The site includes an asana of the month and even poetry. Look it up at www.yogavoices.com.
> Yoga International is another excellent and popular yoga magazine. Check out highlights of current issues and back issues at www.earthchannel.com/ yogaintl/index.htm.
Yoga Site is an "eclectic collection of yoga connections" and is full of yoga information, from philosophy to finding a teacher in your area. Great reading: www.yogasite.com.
YogaChicago is a bi-monthly resource guide to yoga activities in the Chicago area and elsewhere: www.yogachicago.com/.
The Spirituality/Yoga/Hinduism home page has beauty and brains—beautiful art, great graphics, and lots of information. Check it out at www.geocities.com/ RodeoDrive/1415/index.html.
The Self-Realization Fellowship is a worldwide religious organization dedicated to carrying on the spiritual and humanitarian work of Paramahansa Yogananda. Check it out at www.yogananda-srf.org/aboutsrf/index.html.
The Sivananda Yoga "OM" page is the homepage of the International Siv-ananda Yoga Vedanta Center, a nonprofit organization founded by Swami Vishnu-devananda to spread the teachings of Yoga and Vedanta worldwide. Find them at www.sivananda.org/.
Himalayan International Institute of Yoga and Philosophy combines Eastern wisdom and Western knowledge. The institute offers a wide variety of seminars and programs: www.himalayaninstitute.org.
A Yoga Minute
The world is full of wise yogiseven celebrities! These celebrities have all practiced yoga: Helen Hunt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Woody Harrelson, Jane Fonda, Oprah Winfrey, Madonna, Karen Allen, Sting, Quincy Jones, Ali McGraw, Ruth Buzzi, Tom Smothers, Carol Lynley, Justine Bateman, Jeff Bridges, John Saxon, Maud Adams, Herbie Hancock, Sarah Miles, and Dixie Carter.
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