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Jam of the Week! | Adam Sandler’s Chanukah Song

The YOGANONYMOUS Jam of the Week is a chance to discover new (or old) music that you can incorporate into your practice, or just rock out with anytime of the day. The Jam of the Week is Adam Sandler’s Chanukah …

YOGASMOGA: A Yoga Apparel Company with a Heart and Purpose

YOGASMOGA: A Yoga Apparel Company with a Heart and Purpose

YOGASMOGA ®, the designer, manufacturer, and retailer of yoga-inspired premium athletic apparel and accessories, is committed to responsible production of Made-in-USA products. They invite you to shop local this holiday season, and support US factory workers and families. Many consumers …

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9 Ways to Prepare for a Yoga Teacher Training Program

Isn’t it exciting? You’ve made the big decision to take a yoga teacher training and the starting date is around the corner. I always get inquiries from students about what to do before the training starts, imagining that I will advise them …

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Sanskrit Say What? | Bhakti

Word of the Week: Bhakti What it Means: Wikipedia: Bhakti भक्ति, literally meaning “portion, share”, from the root bhaj- “to partake in, to receive one’s share”) refers to religious devotion of a devotee in the worship of the divine. Within monotheistic Hinduism, it is the love felt by the …

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YOGASCAPES Teacher Spotlight: Get to Know Gillian St. Clair (Interview)

YOGASCAPES is redefining social adventure and experiential travel for yoga and wellness enthusiasts worldwide with their handcrafted, amazing yoga retreats and travel packages. Recently, the YS crew sat down with one of their favorite teachers Gillian St. Clair to talk about how yoga …

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How to Generate Passive Income as Yoga Teachers

I bet you have all dreamed of making passive income at some stage of yoga teaching. Income that doesn’t depend on a certain number of students attending your class or workshop is surely part of the dream. That income where …

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Must-Have: A Hoodie That Turns Into a Pillow

How many times have you traveled by train, plane, or bus and found yourself sleepily leaning on an oil smudged window, or the shoulder of a nearby stranger? It’s embarrassing, uncomfortable, but often necessary when you’re mid-journey and dying for …

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Should We Break Up Now or After the Holidays?

Your heart isn’t in it any longer, do you break up before or after the holiday? Intimacy Expert Allana Pratt tackles this delicate and timely topic. Here’s a list of things to consider. Let’s dive in: 1. I imagine you’re trying to be kind …

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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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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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6 Mistakes You Might Be Making On Your Yoga Mat

Yoga is supposed to be all about serenity and bliss, but there’s no way you’ll feel relaxed and at peace with the world if you’re making these major no-nos on the mat. Not connecting breath with movements: For every movement …

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Recipe | Winter is Coming: Agni Soup to The Rescue!

    Winter is Coming… And more than just a gratuitous Game of Thrones reference, winter is quickly approaching, bringing with it an assortment of bugs, colds, sniffles, chills, aches, and the flu. Whenever I feel run-down, or when any sickness is …

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Sanskrit, Say What? | Shanti

Word of the Week: Shanti (shan-tee) What it Means: Wikipedia: Shanti, Santhi or Shanthi (from Sanskrit शान्तिः śāntiḥ) means peace, rest, calmness, tranquility, or bliss. The poet T.S. Eliot, in his poem The Waste Land (where he spelled it Shantih) …

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Creating Community Through…Hashtags?

Yoga is about breath. Yoga is about movement. Yoga is about looking inward… but it seems lately that yoga has also started to be about looking screenward. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram draw us into the virtual world of looking down. …

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What’s Your Sign? | Your Horoscope For This Week

Hey Tauruses this is your week for a meant-to-be partnership, Geminis—slow and steady wins the race, Cancers, love is in the air and it’s thick—The One is coming your way. Check out what the stars have in store for you …

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Save Money: How to Make Your Own Yoga Props

It’s easy to assume yoga is expensive. Classes may set you back 20 bucks each; $90 stretch pants may tempt you; and the cost of all that equipment—mats, rolls, bolsters, straps, eye masks—may resurface the very stress you calmed in …

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The Fat Yoga Teacher

Do you think I am fat? If I were in front of you in typical yoga spandex, would you judge me? I wanted to use my own body as my art piece to start a conversation about identity, self-image and …

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