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Eagle Pose

Yoga Pose Breakdown | Eagle Pose, Garudasana

  Sanskrit Name: Garudasana (gah-rue-DAHS-anna)  Garuda = King of the Bird or Eagle Asana = Posture Get Started: :: Begin in Chair Pose. Make sure that your knees are bent deeply :: Wrap your right arm under your left and lift your right …


The Yoga of Eating: Making Mindful Choices More Often

Both in my own yoga practice and in the lives of my clients, I’ve observed a really interesting phenomenon experienced by many yogis: you leave class and are overcome with motivation to make the best possible food choices. You diligently …


Behind the Line: Get to Know Jala Clothing

Interview with Kelly Kolterman, Founder & CEO Behind the Line is an editorial series that features the best yoga fashion brands in the mix. What makes this story unique is the intimate and casual portrayal of the homies behind your …

Reinvent Yourself

3 Steps to Reinventing Yourself

I have reinvented myself so many times. I was a lawyer. Then I was a yoga instructor. Then I managed a gym. Now I’m a life and health coach, and top Wellness Advocate for a premium line of essential oils. …

Warrior III

Yoga Pose Breakdown | Warrior III, Virabhadrasana III

Sanskrit Name: Virabhadrasana (veer-ah-bah-DRAHS-anna) Virabhadra = Warrior Vira = Hero Bhadra = Friend Asana = Posture Get Started: :: Begin in a high lunge position :: From a high lunge, stretch your arms forward, parallel to the floor and each other :: Shift your weight into …


7 Signs Your Friend May Be Jealous & What You Can Do About It

Schadenfreude is a German word for happiness at the misfortune of others. And who hasn’t felt better being there for their friends in times of need? But this intention can also manifest in sneakier ways: displeasure at our friend’s success. …


Eight Benefits of Hot Yoga

It’s no secret that Hot Yoga is popular. Celebrities, royalty and athletes are flocking to studios worldwide to lock the knee and stare into their own eyes. Anyone can do it! Here’s what you’ll get when you sign up for …

Yoga in the sacred place

Yoga Inspiration: My 25 Favorite Yoga Quotes

Yoga is more than just poses. In fact, the Asana comprises just a small part of the overall Eight Limbs of Yoga as spelled out in the Yoga Sutras. Find inspiration and wisdom by enjoying some of my favorite yogic …


The Benefits of Oil Pulling: Why I Love It & How to Do It

For almost a year now, I’ve been religiously Oil Pulling each morning or, as my dad so humorously calls it, “having a pull”. We’re a classy bunch in our house! After my morning meditation I come downstairs to the kitchen …

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8 Yoga Poses to Help You Get Your Handstand On

If you have your heart set on getting upside down, here are eight moves to practice. They’ll help you build strength and stability, so you’ll be standing on your hands in no time! Push-Ups: It may seem like Handstands are …


The Big Coconut Water Lie

Did you buy into all the hype about coconut water? In the past five years, the coconut water industry has exploded and found it’s way into the hands of many a yogi. I doubt you can walk into a studio, …


10 Benefits of Yoga Inversions

A yoga teacher’s suggestion to invert has the power to elicit a range of emotions from students—bewilderment, fear, anxiety, aversion, rejection, excitement, butterflies, you fill in the blank. Purposely turning ourselves upside down is contrary to our human physical locomotion-nature …

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