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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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8 Cute & Ecological Yoga Clothing Companies

Great news for those of us who don’t want to pick between function, fashion and sustainability. Yoga apparel brands are catching on that we want the trifecta. If you’re looking for some cute and eco-yoga wear, check out these labels …

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5 Ways to Stop Sucking At Life (Coaching)

(The original life coach, Judd Nelson circa The Breakfast Club, ~ed.) I’ve lived in California for over 6 years and in that time I’ve learned many new things. Growing up in the Midwest, I had no idea what a farmer’s …

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8 Reasons You Should Teach Yoga

Every day we go to work. Eat lunch. Commute Home. Work Out. Make Dinner. Repeat. Do you ever stop to think about WHY you do the things you do? Are you eating the quinoa salad because you’ve made it a …

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Top 10 Kickass Yoga Teachers in The Bay Area

What makes a yoga teacher seriously kick-ass? Do they inspire you to reach past your mental or physical boundaries? Do they help you work towards that one beautiful yoga pose you’ve had your eye on? Do they create a sacred space on the mat that allows …

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Forbes.com: ‘On Yoga’s Race Problem’

Last month, the Atlantic published an online article called “Why Your Yoga Class Is So White.” Not surprisingly, the article generated a lot of discussion, and probably a good number of clicks. It’s a gripping headline, of course, and the …

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Soybu to Launch Menswear Line

Yoga dudes, Soybu will soon have you covered. Denver based active wear company, Soybu, is known for its durable technical apparel that easily transitions from studio to street. Their new men’s line will be available through select national retailers and …

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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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