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Monday Mantra | It's Not All About Me

Monday Mantra | It’s Not All About Me

I was stuck in traffic the other day. On my way to teach a yoga class (or course), the highway turned into a parking lot and my mind turned first to panic, I’m going to be late. I’ll have to …

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4 Tips to Make your Meal a Meditative Moment

Being born in Italy means that you’ll spend half of your life cooking delicious food. Studying yoga in India means that you’ll spend half of your time eating delicious food. Moving to the big city means giving up all your …

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Photos: The Walking Dead Cast in and Out of Costume

We know, we know, what the hell does The Walking Dead have to do with yoga? Well, absolutely nothing really. We’re sure if we dug deep enough we would find a cast member who practiced yoga once or twice, somewhere, …

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Mental Illness, Health and You

Struggling from mental illness is a terrible internal struggle that deserves awareness. Today we send love and support to the 450 million people worldwide currently struggling from mental illness. For more on mental illness, hit up TED Talks to hear about …

The Yoga of Dating | Using the Five Yamas

The Yoga of Dating | Using the Five Yamas

For many yogis, the five Yamas are guidelines for a life well-lived. For Dr. Kristen Hick, they also serve as a surprisingly comprehensive protocol for dating success. Have you ever wished that someone would outline a few universal rules for …

Sanskrit, Say What? | Niyamas

Sanskrit, Say What? | Niyamas

Word of the Week: Niyamas (Nih-ee-yum-ahs) What it Means: Wikipedia: (Sanskrit: नियम niyama, “restraint”, “observance”, “rule”, “restriction”, “certainly”, “necessarily” generally denotes a duty or obligation adopted by a spiritual aspirant (or community of same), or prescribed by a guru or by scripture (notably, the niyamas of raja …

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Happy Birthday John Lennon | 5 John Lennon Yogi Tunes

Happy 74th Birthday to the one and only John Lennon. In honor of his birthday, we compiled 5 of our favorite John Lennon tunes. 1. “Instant Karma” “Well, we all shine on Like the moon and the stars and the sun Yeah, …

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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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