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Namaste at Midway: Chicago Airport Adds Yoga Studio

If the airline passenger sitting next to you is unusually tranquil, perhaps he or she got some yoga practice in at Midway International Airport’s new dedicated studio. A new yoga room has opened along Concourse C, the city’s Department of …

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I Don’t Do Yoga and It’s All Because of You

Let’s face it, our Instagram feeds are flooded with photos of women, often in skimpy outfits, showing off their yoga moves. These photos may appear to some as empowering, but others are beginning to see them as sexualizing—adding competition to …

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Are You Addicted: Is Your Yoga Practice Hurting You?

Are you addicted to your yoga? Maybe just a little? C’mon, admit it. Ok, maybe you don’t fall into this category like me but there’s definitely a trend in the yoga world that backs up my point here. Groups like …

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Yoga Pose Breakdown | Tree Pose, Vrksasana

Sanskrit Name: Vrksasana (vrik-SHAHS-anna) Vrksa = Tree Asana= Pose Get Started: :: Stand in Mountain Pose. Shift your weight onto your left foot and bend your right knee :: Place your right foot on your shin, calf or inner thigh. Avoid the knee …

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Yoga Pose Breakdown | Warrior II, Virabhadrasana II

Sanskrit Name: Virabhadrasana (veer-ah-bah-DRAHS-anna) Virabhadra = Warrior Asana = Posture Get Started: :: Start in Downward-Facing Dog, set your right foot between your hands and come to             standing :: Bring your feet to heel-or-heel or heel-to-arch alignment, about 3 …

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Full Moon in Pisces: Rattlesnakes & Rituals

One, two, three… altogether now, hooooooowl. I’m starting off with something frivolous because things are gonna get real deep, fast. Ready to take the plunge? The zodiacal symbol for the Full Moon (September 8) comes from the word pisces, which means …

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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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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 …

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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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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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