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BaliSpirit Festival Teacher Spotlight: Cecile Roubaud

BaliSpirit Festival Teacher Spotlight: Cecile Roubaud

The 8th annual BaliSpirit Festival, a Global Celebration of Yoga, Dance & Music will be taking place March 31 until April 5, 2015. Offering rejuvenation and inspiration to all who enter its tropical grounds, the festival invites some of the …

How Teacher Training Changed My Practice and My Life

How Teacher Training Changed My Practice and My Life

Exhale Teacher Training changed Richie Altmanshofer’s life, find out how in this article. By Richie Altmanshofer: I’m a fitness junkie who is lucky enough to work for a national wellbeing brand that offers the highest quality workouts in the industry, …

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Yoga Protects Against Heart Disease

We all know that yoga has countless benefits, but research is now confirming that there may be another benefit of the practice — protecting against heart disease, particularly if you cannot do more vigorous exercise. via BBC: A review in the …

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Winter Solstice Yoga Poses: Lingering Midnight

December 21, we celebrate the Winter Solstice, a universally sacred occasion honored for centuries as a time to gather around a blazing fire, cheeks flushed and hearts warmed in soulful celebration. But wait, there’s more. This Solstice — winter in the …

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Infographic | Jason Crandell’s Yoga for Immunity

‘Tis the season to feel sickly, but luckily yoga can boost your immune system. Jason Crandell put together an immune boosting sequence to help eliminate winter illness. via Jason Crandell  It’s holiday season and, for me, it’s “My child is in preschool …

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Yoga Pose Breakdown | Side Plank, Vashistasana

Sanskrit Name: Vashistasana (vah-sish-TAHS-anna) Vasistha = most excellent, best or richest Asana = Pose Get Started: :: Begin in high plank with your wrists stacked under your shoulders. Your hands should be shoulder width and your feet hip width apart :: …

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Paleo & Insanity Rein Supreme in Top Google Trends of 2014

The Paleo Diet and Insanity killed it in Google’s list of its top trends of 2014.  Google released Year in Search, a worldwide look at the top trending searches for 2014. Formerly called Zeitgeist, Year in Search reflects what the world was searching …

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8 Yogic Lessons Hanukkah Teaches Us

As a donut and latke loving yogini, Hanukkah is by far my favorite holiday. I love everything about Hanukkah – lighting the menorah, spinning the dreidel, giving and receiving gifts; you get the point. Beyond the physical, Hanukkah is my favorite holiday …

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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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