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Why Some People Can’t Do Certain Yoga Poses

Photo Credit: Pilar Taylor Have you been practicing consistently but still cannot do certain yoga poses? Are you injured because you’ve pushed yourselves beyond physical limits? Here’s the big news, for some dedicated practitioners, you might never be able to …

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Must-Have: A Hoodie That Turns Into a Pillow

How many times have you traveled by train, plane, or bus and found yourself sleepily leaning on an oil smudged window, or the shoulder of a nearby stranger? It’s embarrassing, uncomfortable, but often necessary when you’re mid-journey and dying for …

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Transition Tuesday | Marysia Do’s Namaste Singapore

Happy Transition Tuesday! In this segment, we find awesome yoga transitions from throughout the internet to inspire us in our practices. Today we’re featuring Marysia Do’s Namaste Singapore video. Watch as Marysia flows from Downward-Facing Dog to Flying Pigeon (Eka Pada Galavasana) …

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Yoga Pose Breakdown | Garland Pose, Malasana

Sanskrit Name: Malasana  Mala = Wreath, Garland, Crown Asana = Pose Get Started: :: Squat on your mat with your heels in, toes out slightly :: Separate your thighs slightly wider than your torso :: Lean your torso forward and fit …

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December 2014 | Your Horoscope For the Month Revealed

The snowy winds of change are blowing in December! On the 23rd, structured Saturn will end a two-year run through intense Scorpio and move into expansive Sagittarius. Since October 2012, we’ve all had to do a deep-dive into our psyches …

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Reinventing the Wheel, the Dharma Yoga Wheel

About 30 years ago, yoga legend Sri Dharma Mittra was wandering around Chinatown and he came across a shop discarding plastic scrap. One was in the shape of a wheel just big enough to stretch across the back, on either …

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Remembering John Lennon in 14 Inspiring Quotes

John Lennon was shot dead 34 years ago on Dec. 8, 1980, but his legacy and music will live on forever. His lyrics are just as relevant today as they’ve always been and his message of peace lives on. 14 Inspiring …

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12 Days of Yoga Inspiration with EkhartYoga.com

EkhartYoga is offering 12 short talks on different yoga concepts for free for everyone to access during December. The 12 Days of Yoga Inspiration program offers you different perspectives on life, love and everything! Who knows it might also give …

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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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