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5 Places to Practice Yoga at the Office

We think workplaces should offer mandatory yoga or fitness breaks in addition to state regulated coffee and lunch breaks! Are you having trouble finding time to squeeze in your daily yoga practice during the day? We’re here to help. Discover …

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Yoga Pose Breakdown | Chair Pose

Sanskrit Name: Utkatasana (OOT-kah-TAHS-anna) Utkata = powerful, fierce, wild, intense Get Started: :: Begin in a standing position :: Bend your knees, sit low into your chair, trying to keep the thighs as parallel to the floor as possible :: Engage your inner thighs …

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Do You Support Overconsumption and Waste? Your Wardrobe Might

It has been a big year for activewear clothing brands and designers as rocking the I-just-came-from or I’m-on-my-way-to yoga/pilates/spin class/Zumba/kickboxing/krav maga/ad nauseum has become the new, trendy “look”—Athleta was even at Fashion Week this year. We live in a super …

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YOGANONYMOUS Weekend Picks | September 26 – 28

Hey there, yogis! Welcome to the last full week of September. We hope you have had a great month and are enjoying the transition into the fall season with ease and grace. In case you need a little inspiration to …

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5 Essential Oils to Calm Your Anxiety

I would imagine everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. But have you ever had full blown panic attacks or had to go on anti-depressants, because the symptoms were so bad your will wasn’t strong enough to handle them? I …

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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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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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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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