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Jam of the Week! James Blake | “Retrograde”

The YOGANONYMOUS Jam of the Week is a chance to discover new (or old) music that you can incorporate into your practice, or just rock out with anytime of the day. The Jam of the Week is James Blake’s “Retrograde,” in …

Happy Diwali | Learn About India's Festival of Lights

Happy Diwali | Learn About India’s Festival of Lights

Happy Diwali! Today begins India’s biggest and possibly its most fun holiday, its festival of lights. We gathered some fast facts about the holiday. What is Diwali? Diwali translates to row of lights and is a 5 day festival of …

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Watch | Jimmy Kimmel “Are You a Vegetarian?

New studies show that vegetarian and vegan men have much lower sperm count than men who eat meat. Jimmy Kimmel wanted to know if his audience could tell if a guy was a vegetarian just by looking at him, so naturally his …

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Watch | Meditation Remix (Hip-Hop Music Video)

Bradley T Morris is rappin’ about all the benefits of meditation, joined by Blair Francis Armstrong, for Morris’s 21 Day Meditation Experience. Check it out. “Meditation is the medication for me to find peace.” “No longer am I run by …

Sanskrit, Say What? | Kundalini

Sanskrit, Say What? | Kundalini

Word of the Week: Kundalini What it Means: Wikipedia: Kuṇḍalinī, (Sanskrit कुण्डलिनी) stems from yogic philosophy as a form of shakti or “corporeal energy”. Kundalini is described within Eastern religious, or spiritual tradition as an indwelling spiritual energy that can …

5 Ways to Practice Yoga While Traveling

5 Ways to Practice Yoga While Traveling

It’s October and I’ve spent well over 100 days on the road this year. I’m in a different hotel or airbnb apartment almost every week. It makes it really difficult to maintain any form of a yoga or meditation practice. As …

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Behind the Line: Get to Know Jiva Clothing

Interview with Nikki Aliseo, Owner + Designer Behind the Line is an editorial series that features the best yoga fashion brands in the mix. What makes this story unique is the intimate and casual portrayal of the homies behind your …

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7 Signs You Might Be An Alchemist

What is Alchemy? Alchemy = Transformation In antiquity alchemy was the process of transforming base metals (iron, lead) into noble metals (silver and gold). We believe that the concept of alchemy as transformation, in its broader sense, illustrates the magical, …

Ayurveda | Meditation for Vata Season

Ayurveda | Meditation for Vata Season

Oh Fall. The air is crisp, the bonfire crackles; we pull out our cozy sweaters and sip on pumpkin spice lattes. But as the wind picks up, the temperature drops and the leaves dry up, fall can leave you physically …

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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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