Living Roundup: Men and Yoga, Medical Myths Debunked & More

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | February 8th, 2008 | 2 Comments
topic: Conscious Living News

Every week we highlight the best articles, blogs, news, videos and interesting Web tidbits to help you live green, be healthy, and connect with your sense of spirituality. Read our roundup for info that just helps you live better.

Where Are All the Men?

Andrew Tilin knows how good yoga can be for him – his wife is an instructor and he sees her blissful post-session transformation from stressful to happy week in, week out – yet he hasn’t practiced regularly for years. Tilin explores fears and anxieties that keep men from doing yoga, and ways some instructors make it fun and comfortable so they never skip another class again. (YogaJournal)

Seven Medical Myths

Ask your doctor how much water you should drink or why you couldn’t keep your eyes open after Thanksgiving dinner, and you’re likely to get the same misinformation your mother-in-law might dispense. A study published in the December 2007 British Medical Journal tweaked physicians on their acceptance of some widespread medical beliefs that might now be reclassified as old wives’ tales. Here’s a rundown… (Dr Weil)

Polar Bears Face Threat as Arctic Oil and Gas Leases Go Up For Sale

Polar bears are already having a tough time as they lose territory to melting ice. Now oil and gas companies will add to their misery by further encroaching on their land. If you are interested in supporting the movement to place them on the Endangered Species list and want to find other ways to help, check out the link above. (World Wildlife Fund)

Green Your Vote 2008: Energy and Environmental Candidate Profiles

Still undecided about the candidates because you don’t know where they stand on environmental issues? No worries! Use this guide to research each candidate’s platform and dig deep into their environmental policies (or lack of). It’s great for keeping an eye on the candidates as the election nears, and helping you choose the “greenest” come November. (The Daily Green)

Google to Help Green Technologies

Google Inc is prepared to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in big commercial alternative-energy projects that traditionally have had trouble getting financing. In addition, Google has already committed $20 million to funding start-up firms researching solar-thermal and high-altitude wind power. (Reuters)

Green Loving with Eco-Friendly Lingerie

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you might be spending more of your time between the sheets than usual. To help you prepare for this monumental occasion, we bring you an extensive collection of sustainable lingerie for men and women. So grab your favorite smooth tunes and slip into one of these frilly offerings to make it a V-Day you both will remember for years to come. (Victoria Everman)

Buddhist Meditation Music Video

Take a break from your day and allow yourself to be relaxed by deeply soothing music and images of beautiful landscapes. (Youtube)


  1. Ahoy Gaiam – many thanks for featuring one of my posts in your weekend round up; what an honor! :D

    Victoria Everman | February 8th, 2008 | Comment Permalink
  2. Hey there

    Thanks for this post. I’ll be visiting again to see what you write

    Haroun Kola | March 5th, 2008 | Comment Permalink

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