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Quote of the Week | Believe in Miracles

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and it’s easy to get caught up in what you do not have. Instead, live as though everything is a miracle and be grateful for all the daily miracles in your life. “There are …

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Old Is the New Fat: On Samskaras and Body Image

There’s been a lot of talk about body image in yoga circles these days, and that’s good. Now that it’s become more or less mainstream, yoga risks devolving into yet another way for advertisers and marketers to exploit women’s insecurities …

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Skin Care for Vata Season

Vata season is upon us! In Aryuvedic health the Vata season runs from October to February, presenting most of us with noticeable imbalances in our Vata dosha. The Vata dosha has characteristics of skin that is dehydrated (lacking both oil …

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Breaking Up With Gluten

I grew up in a “health conscious” household but throughout my seemingly healthy upbringing, I was essentially unaware that I had celiac disease – as well as a truckload of other food allergies — wearing down my body. It wasn’t …

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7 Ways Yoga Helps You Age With Ease

There is no avoiding aging – it’s one thing that’s certain. Yet, out of fear of the inevitable, we often neglect to take logical steps to prepare for the future. Yoga is a safe and fun way to stay physically …

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Guided Mindfulness Meditation for Vata Season

It is easy for us to become vulnerable or susceptible during the transitional nature of the fall season. In Ayurveda, the 5,000 year old sister science of yoga, this period is known as Vata season – when the elements of space and air dominate …

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TOMgirl: The Anti Uni-Boob Yoga Bra

A hybrid of a push-up bra, sports bra, and wireless bra, TOMgirl redesigned a yoga bra keeping the good parts and throwing out the bad. No wires, no uni-boob, no itchy fabrics.  Only lift, shape, comfort, and support.  You will actually forget …

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Healthy Junk Food: Smoothie Ville (Recipe)

It’s cold outside and it getting darker each day, which makes the winter blues and sluggish feelings are a real issue. I feel you on the urge to reach for caffeine but don’t. How do you feel after a huge …

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MC Yogi | Support “Only Love is Real”

“Even in a world full of noise Truth always echoes the loudest Even when it’s being whispered Only Love is Real” – MC Yogi MC Yogi plans to release his new album with a strong message — “Only Love is …

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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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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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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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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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