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Sears Sells Nazi Swastika Ring

Sears Sells Nazi Swastika Ring

Yet another brand is under fire for offending the masses. This time, Sears sold a ring emblazoned with a swastika.  CET Domain, a jewelry company was selling the ring on Sears’ “marketplace” website, which hosts a community of third-party sellers. This is the …

Yoga Pose Breakdown | Bridge Pose, Setu Bandha Sarvangasana

Yoga Pose Breakdown | Bridge Pose, Setu Bandha Sarvangasana

 Sanskrit Name: Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (SET-too BAHN-dah) Setu = Bridge, Dike, or Dam Bandha = Lock Get Started: :: Begin on your back with your knees bent and your feet parallel on the ground. :: Lightly graze your heels with your middle …

5 Things My Ego Tells Me & 7 Things To Do About It

5 Things My Ego Tells Me & 7 Things To Do About It

We have lived with our ego all of our lives. And it thrives when it is comfortable. Think about it. When you are pushing through a really hard workout, your mind gives up before your body does. Your ego doesn’t …

Happy Indigenous People "Columbus Day" | 6 Fast Facts

Happy Indigenous People “Columbus Day” | 6 Fast Facts

Columbus “discovered” America, allowing Europeans to pursue freedom in the new land and basically wiping out Native Americans. We complied 6 fast facts about the day. 1. Columbus Day has been around since 1937. Was this some way for FDR …

Happy No Bra Day | 6 Reasons to Go Bra Free

Happy No Bra Day | 6 Reasons to Go Bra Free

Today is No Bra Day (#nobraday) and in honor of the holiday and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we compiled 10 reasons to go bra free via brafree.org. 1. You’re breasts don’t need support. “Breasts need to move. To jiggle. If …

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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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