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2 Ways To Live Yoga & Change The World

The United States Supreme Court just ruled that spending money is covered by our first amendment right to freedom of speech. And while this ruling is problematic, money can certainly be a vehicle for change. As L.N. Smith wrote in …

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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: TinyDevotions.com 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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Meditation 101 Free Virtual Conference: Change Your Life Today

We are thrilled to announce Meditation 101 – A Virtual Meditation Conference. We’ve linked up with Ashley Turner and en*theos to bring you MEDITATION 101 FREE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE. The first global event of it’s kind. We would like to invite you …

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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 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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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. …

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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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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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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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