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Mantras 101: Sacred Sound, Meaning and Myth (Part 1 of 3)

Mantra (n): 1. (originally in Hinduism and Buddhism) a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation. 2. Any sacred word or syllable used as an object of concentration and embodying some aspect of spiritual power. “A mantra, as …

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4 Steps to Starting a Blessings Practice

Photo: Falling in love is one of the most magical times. Everything in life just sparkles. Energetically, it is an elevated state of being that produces incredible amounts of feel-good hormones like oxytocin, dopamine and serotonin. Recently, I have …

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Photos | Yoga is Bending the Trends in Kenya

Yoga has grown increasingly popular among the poorest neighborhoods in the capital thanks to Paige Elenson and her partner Baron Baptiste, two American yoga teachers who established the not-for-profit organization Africa Yoga Project in 2007. Their goal was to create …


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 …


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, …


Yoga Playlist: Lost in Space

This playlist was inspired by the element of “space” and how it relates to the way we inhabit our bodies and minds. Often many of us are caught in a web of doubting, negative thoughts about our bodies and minds. …


Yoga Research: Five Proven Facts that Make Yoga Awesome

How many times have you tried to tell your friends about the energy body but you just can’t seem to convince it’s real? How many times have said friends stopped talking to you altogether, or at the very least mentally …

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