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YOGANONYMOUS Weekend Picks | December 19 – 21

Happy Holidays, Yogis! Can you believe it’s Christmas this week, and 2015 is just around the corner? What a wild ride it’s been. It is especially important around this time of year to make sure you are making time for …

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Monday Morning Mantra | 6 Ways to Increase Kindness in the World

It’s been two years since the terrifying school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary and in honor of the 26 victims, the residents of Sandy Hook Elementary are asking others to perform acts of kindness. Research shows that altruistic acts can increase social …

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Watch: Winter Solstice Yoga Flow

Winter is coming… The winter solstice is just a few days away and it can be difficult to adapt to the change in season. Long nights and shorter days, a lack of vitamin D and more time indoors, all of …

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The Standard Spa Miami Beach to Host Aromatherapy Retreat

A special aromatherapy certification program with the New York Institute of Aromatherapy | February 22 – 25, 2015 Aromatherapy is slated to be one of the fastest growing healing modalities in the 21st century. In recent years the study of …

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How a Daily Yoga Practice Transforms You (Infographic)

Okay, so we know that yoga starts to change your body the day that you begin—but check out the infographic below to see what that transformation looks like and how to get there. Complete a 30-day challenge and see what …

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12 Days of Free Yoga from My Yoga on Gaiam TV

Travel, meditation, truth-speaking: these are just a few of the things for which My Yoga‘s yoga teachers are thankful this season. The folks at Gaiam TV are feeling very grateful – so grateful that they are sharing a piece of My …

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YOGASCAPES Teacher Spotlight: Get to Know Gillian St. Clair (Interview)

YOGASCAPES is redefining social adventure and experiential travel for yoga and wellness enthusiasts worldwide with their handcrafted, amazing yoga retreats and travel packages. Recently, the YS crew sat down with one of their favorite teachers Gillian St. Clair to talk about how yoga …

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YOGANONYMIX | Slipping Into Lightness (Playlist)

YOGANONYMIXers, this week’s YOGANONYMIX — Slipping Into Lightness, Black Swan Sounds’s December playlist — features Gaudi’s Babylonian flamenco, a bouncy remix of Thomas Blondet, a charming blast of SoCal sunshine courtesy of Avasa & Matty Love, a smoldering slow burn …

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6 Reasons Why You Got This

2014 has been a wild ride. I’m in the transition of taking the big leap from my full time job to full time yoga. You know the whole security thing? The health insurance benefits and the consistent pay check? I …

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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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