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Anusara Yoga Never Died: Samavesha & Beyond

Despite what some have said, Anusara® yoga never actually died. Kali did dismantle the Anusara community in 2012. People were wounded deeply, had to change their lives, and the school itself seemed to dissolve. But, while the community transformed, Anusara …

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5 Tips to Nail Down a Stress-Free Day in the Morning

In both my personal life and my coaching practice I am a firm believer that how you start your day dictates how the rest of your day will be. In an earlier post we talked about the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. If …

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Gods & Goddesses | Kali: The Dark Mother

Goddess of the Week: Kali Who is Kali?: Wikipedia: Also known as Kālikā (Sanskrit: कालिका) Kali is the Hindu goddess associated with empowerment, shakti. She is the fierce aspect of the goddess Durga (Parvati). Name Meaning: The name Kali comes …

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Jam of the Week! Michael Jackson | “Thriller”

The YOGANONYMOUS Jam of the Week is a chance to discover new (or old) music that you can incorporate into your practice, or just rock out with anytime of the day. The Jam of the Week is Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Happy …

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9 Yoga Tips to Overcome Anxiety Disorder

Relief from anxiety and stress is now only a yoga practice away! Roughly 40 million U.S. adults suffer from anxiety (that’s around 18 percent of Americans age 18 and over), making it the most common mental illness in the country. This number …

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YOGANONYMIX | Halloween Playlist

One of the best parts of Halloween is flowing to sweet Halloween tunes. We gathered our favorite spooky tunes for an extra special Halloween YOGANONYMIX. Flow to the sounds of “The Addams Family Theme, “Monster Mash,” Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” Phish’s “Ghost,” Warren …

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Watch | Halloween Yoga!

Adding a pumpkin to your yoga practice may just be what you need this Halloween. Check out this hysterical “Halloween Yoga!” video from True Participation. Are you dressing up for yoga this Halloween?


Beyonce to Launch Activewear Line with Topshop

LADIES!: As soon as 2015, we may all be a little closer to our Beyonce fantasies. Topshop’s Philip Green will be partnering with our favorite pop feminist for an activewear line that’s sure to be sexy and function-forward (you never see Yonce …

Quote of the Week | Don't Fear Change

Quote of the Week | Don’t Fear Change

The seasons are changing, and we continue to change, constantly. This week’s quote encourages you to embrace the changes. “Change is not something we should fear. Rather it is something we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world …

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Vinyasa Playlist: The Reflections of Akal Dub

The first time I got to play with Akal Dub, it was a sunny San Francisco Saturday morning. I was performing with Stephanie Snyder @ Yoga Rocks the Park, and Akal just happened to be the city that weekend. We already …


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 …

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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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