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The Yoga of Dating (Part II) | The Five Niyamas

Dr. Kristen Hick recently brought us dating advice based on the five yamas. Now, we can explore the five niyamas for better self-care and (in turn) better dating. Wouldn’t dating be easier if we all followed the same set of guiding …

Help Your Hormones | Legs Up the Wall

Help Your Hormones | Legs Up the Wall

Between my one-on-one clients and my Skype sessions, there is one question that comes up in my office over and over and over again. Even after going through the diet and the supplements, everyone wants to know, “What can I do …

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Infographic | Yoga for Writers

Is your writing giving you writer’s block or harming your health in any shape or form? Check out these poses to get rid of your blocks via Electric Lit. What do you do to move your body after sitting in …

13 Ways to Get Fit and Stay in Shape on a Budget

13 Ways to Get Fit and Stay in Shape on a Budget

The health industry is exploding and will continue to grow for years to come. Anyone coming of age during this incredible wellness boom can reap the benefits of of the myriad fitness facilities, yoga studios, organic food markets, farm-to-table restaurants, advances …

The Black Swan Theory | Black Swan Sounds

The Black Swan Theory | Black Swan Sounds

With essentially all the music ever recorded just a click away, it can be tricky to find new sounds well-tuned to your tastes. Pandora channels are trustworthy but soon tired. The same is likely true of your mp3 collection, and …

Sanskrit, Say What? | Niyamas

Sanskrit, Say What? | Niyamas

Word of the Week: Niyamas (Nih-ee-yum-ahs) What it Means: Wikipedia: (Sanskrit: नियम niyama, “restraint”, “observance”, “rule”, “restriction”, “certainly”, “necessarily” generally denotes a duty or obligation adopted by a spiritual aspirant (or community of same), or prescribed by a guru or by scripture (notably, the niyamas of raja …

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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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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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