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9 Ways to Prepare for a Yoga Teacher Training Program

Isn’t it exciting? You’ve made the big decision to take a yoga teacher training and the starting date is around the corner. I always get inquiries from students about what to do before the training starts, imagining that I will advise them …

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An Open Letter to Those Struggling with an Eating Disorder

If you are worried that you will lose yourself when you stop fasting, restricting, bingeing and purging, please know that you won’t. Those qualities that make you really good at being anorexic or bulimic or eating disorder otherwise unspecified will …

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Sanskrit Say What? | Bhakti

Word of the Week: Bhakti What it Means: Wikipedia: Bhakti भक्ति, literally meaning “portion, share”, from the root bhaj- “to partake in, to receive one’s share”) refers to religious devotion of a devotee in the worship of the divine. Within monotheistic Hinduism, it is the love felt by the …


BaliSpirit Festival Teacher Spotlight: Cecile Roubaud

The 8th annual BaliSpirit Festival, a Global Celebration of Yoga, Dance & Music will be taking place March 31 until April 5, 2015. Offering rejuvenation and inspiration to all who enter its tropical grounds, the festival invites some of the …

How Teacher Training Changed My Practice and My Life

How Teacher Training Changed My Practice and My Life

exhale Teacher Training changed Richie Altmanshofer’s life, find out how in this article. By Richie Altmanshofer: I’m a fitness junkie who is lucky enough to work for a national wellbeing brand that offers the highest quality workouts in the industry, …

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Yoga Protects Against Heart Disease

We all know that yoga has countless benefits, but research is now confirming that there may be another benefit of the practice — protecting against heart disease, particularly if you cannot do more vigorous exercise. via BBC: A review in the …


Winter Solstice Yoga Poses: Lingering Midnight

December 21, we celebrate the Winter Solstice, a universally sacred occasion honored for centuries as a time to gather around a blazing fire, cheeks flushed and hearts warmed in soulful celebration. But wait, there’s more. This Solstice — winter in the …


Infographic | Jason Crandell’s Yoga for Immunity

‘Tis the season to feel sickly, but luckily yoga can boost your immune system. Jason Crandell put together an immune boosting sequence to help eliminate winter illness. via Jason Crandell  It’s holiday season and, for me, it’s “My child is in preschool …

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Yoga Pose Breakdown | Side Plank, Vashistasana

Sanskrit Name: Vashistasana (vah-sish-TAHS-anna) Vasistha = most excellent, best or richest Asana = Pose Get Started: :: Begin in high plank with your wrists stacked under your shoulders. Your hands should be shoulder width and your feet hip width apart :: …


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. …

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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 …


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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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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