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Spotlight on The YogaMat Wrap

Simple, stress-free mat handling so you can focus on your yoga! The yoga lifestyle involves embracing mindfulness, intention and simplicity.  The right equipment to support your purpose, practice and postures is essential no matter which discipline you follow. Easy to …

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Research | Yoga Reduces Infertility Issues

Managing stress helps sustain a healthy hormonal ecosystem- one where fertility and pregnancy are enabled to thrive. Too much stress may cause infertility among women, says a new research. An expert suggests that yoga and meditation could help in battling …

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Breaking News: Yoga is Bigger than Pants!

On April 26th, I will (finally) have the opportunity to speak with the CEO of Lululemon, Laurent Potdevin, at a panel at the Yoga Journal LIVE! New York. If you’ve been following along, then you know that Lululemon had a …

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10 Reasons to Spend the Summer in Boulder

10. Hiking, Biking, Climbing, Camping – Do you like to breathe mountain air? Are you excited by blue skies and tall green trees, curious for intimate encounters with wildlife and crystal rivers? Need I say more? Boulder is a central access …

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Yoga Clothes: Who Wears The Pants?

Yoga is a $27 billion dollar per year industry. Almost half of that goes to yoga apparel – $13 billion every year, and the numbers are only rising. While approximately 80% of all yoga practitioners are women, the over 4 …

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Finding Inspiration: What Inspires You?

Inspiration is what moves us. It’s what drives us to be better versions of ourselves and it feeds our passions. What’s most amazing about inspiration is that is can be found just about anywhere, and for every person, the inspiration …

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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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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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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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5 Yoga Poses For Better Posture

Sitting hunched over at your desk all day can lead to a curved spine, but combating that pull with these yoga poses will help you straighten up. Who knows? You may even gain an inch. Mountain Pose If you haven’t …

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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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