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10 Things I Learned in 2 Days With BKS Iyengar

Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar popularly known as Yogacharya B. K. S. Iyengar passed away in August 2014 leaving behind him the richest heritage of yoga. In 20 years of my yoga journey, I had two golden opportunity to have close …

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Research: Yoga Shown to Boost Brain Power in Older Adults

The research, published in The Journals of Gerontology Series: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, is one of the first studies to investigate the effects of yoga movement on the cognitive processes. “Hatha yoga requires focused effort in moving through the poses, …

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Brangelina Wedding Photos Revealed

It’s finally official – the Brangelina wedding actually happened, and photographic evidence has been revealed. via Page Six: The first wedding pictures of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and have been released — showing the actress in a stunning silk dress …

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Celebrate September: California Wine Month Event Guide

September is officially National Yoga Month, as you probably know. What you might not know is that it’s also California Wine Month. September, can you feel my excitement?  We don’t really have seasons here in Southern California, at least not …

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September 2014: Your Horoscope for the Month Revealed

Summer adventures will soon draw to a close, but never fear, stargazers. The coming of autumn is a cause to celebrate, not mourn. With the sun in Virgo, it’s this earth sign’s time to shine, whether through a new business …

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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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