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New Moon in Sagittarius | Faith

Degrees. The new moon in Sagittarius (November 22) is at zero degrees Sadge. I think this “zero” matters. A lot. You see I’ve been teaching my Yogastrology® Yoga Meets Astrology students how to embody the power of the zodiacal wheel — …

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Find Your Balance with My Yoga on Gaiam TV

Balance: it looks different for everyone. Whether you’re a fired-up go-getter or a methodical thinker-through, each of us has a unique set of personality traits that makes us who we are. In some disciplines, these traits are based on the …

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Sanskrit, Say What? | Asana

Word of the Week: Asana What it Means: Wikipedia: Asana आसन āsana [ˈɑːsənə] ‘sitting down’, < आस ās ‘to sit down’) originally meant a sitting position. In the practice of Yoga it denoted the art of sitting still but later was …

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India Appoints Ministry of Yoga & Ayurveda

India is about to get a bit more mindful; Prime Minister Narendra Modi created a ministry of yoga and alternative therapies for the country this week. He appointed Shripad Yesso Naik to head the ministry. Reuters reported that the AAYUSH will include …

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7 Lessons Thich Nhat Hanh Taught Us

The great Thich Nhat Hanh, a beloved Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet, spiritual leader and peace activist, may be nearing the end of his life after suffering a severe brain hemorrhage, but his legacy will live on forever. …

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5 Things That Helped Me Overcome a Lifetime of Poor Body Image

“I’ve never thought I was fat,” Kaitlyn said. How awesome, I thought. That’s what freedom sounds like. Kaitlyn was my roommate during a yoga training this summer and I have to say, she really makes me feel ridiculous for feeling anything …

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Fear & Flight | An Aerial Yoga Journey

The first time I went upside-down in an aerial yoga class, knotted up in not-so-silky silks, the world spun out of control. As the blood rushed to the feet, the normal turned into something utterly abnormal. A nightmare where the …

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Is Yoga Selfish?

I’ve heard a lot of opinions about yoga. Most of them I laugh off. But when Ben, a man who doesn’t practice, said “yoga is selfish,” something was triggered in me. I could have easily argued with him that yoga can save the world. I …

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Quote of the Week | Believe in Miracles

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and it’s easy to get caught up in what you do not have. Instead, live as though everything is a miracle and be grateful for all the daily miracles in your life. “There are …

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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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