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Manduka’s Black Mat Friday | 25% Savings Storewide

Manduka’s Black Mat Friday: Save 25% Off Storewide We hope you have a magical holiday gathering with family, neighbors, friends, yogis and more. And we hope you’ll join Manduka in gorging on just one thing this season: gratitude. The folks …

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Recipe: Curried Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Soup

Try as we might, it’s impossible to deny the change in the air. Maybe it’s the start of a new academic year, or the leaves slowly changing colors, or noticing how we find ourselves wrapped in the extra blanket at the …

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Healthy Junk Food: Wineberry Tart (Recipe)

This post is all about dessert; my favorite way to begin or end any meal. The experience of a sweet indulgence is bliss. With those fuzzy blissful vibes I like my treats to be simple n’ quick and this one …

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Yoga Pose Breakdown | Humble Warrior, Baddha Virabhadrasana

Sanskrit Name: Baddha Virabhadrasana BAH-dah Vira-bha-dras-ana Baddha= Bound Virabhadrasana=Warrior Get Started: :: Begin Warrior I :: Ensure that your front knee is stacked over your front angle, your knee is bend and your back leg is to a 45 degree angle …

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Transition Tuesday | Kino MacGregor’s Float Back to Chaturanga

Happy Transition Tuesday! In this segment, we find awesome yoga transitions from throughout the internet to inspire us in our practices. Today’s yoga transition is Kino MacGregor’s Ashtanga Yoga float back from Utkatasana to Chaturanga. The video description says: “Ashtanga …

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Top 10 Things I Do to Get Un-Funked

I have always had leanings toward depression. Growing up, it was pretty bad. As I got older, it still wasn’t great, but I started picking up tools to combat the blues. Honestly since giving up alcohol and picking up yoga over …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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, …

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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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