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Full Moon in Pisces: Rattlesnakes & Rituals

One, two, three… altogether now, hooooooowl. I’m starting off with something frivolous because things are gonna get real deep, fast. Ready to take the plunge? The zodiacal symbol for the Full Moon (September 8) comes from the word pisces, which means …

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Gaiam TV: Greet the Sun – A 21 Day Yoga Challenge

As a part of My Yoga’s new features on Gaiam TV, the team is gearing up to launch their first Guide, tomorrow, September 9. What’s a Guide, you ask? They’re fun, challenge-oriented groups that last a set number of days, …

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Yoga Pants Stretching to Fill Denim’s Marketshare

Jeans have been a dominating trend category since their inception by Levi Strauss 141 years ago. However this past year, denim sales dropped 6% to $16 billion. Noticeably congruent to that margin, active wear, including yoga pants, climbed a full …

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YOGANONYMOUS Weekend Picks | September 12 – 14

What’s good, sun-saluters? We hope that you are movin’ and groovin’ through this glorious September week wherever you may be. In case you need a little inspiration to help take the edge off, we’re here to tell you that the …

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Behind the Line: Get to Know Lily Lotus Yoga Clothing

Interview with Momi Chee, Founder & 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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RIP Joan Rivers: 6 Lessons from the Comedy Legend

Joan Rivers passed away today, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, a week after going into cardiac arrest following a medical procedure. She was 81. How she died isn’t important. Joan LIVED.  6 Lessons from the Comedy Legend 1. Women are just as funny as …

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Yoga Pose Breakdown | Warrior I, Virabhadrasana I

Sanskrit Name: Virabhadrasana I (Vira-bha-dras-ana) Virabhadra=Warrior Asana=Posture Get Started: :: Begin in Downward-Facing Dog :: Step your right foot between your hands and rise up to standing :: Spin your back heel toward the mat and your left toes slightly toward the …

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Yoga Pose Breakdown: Child’s Pose, Balasana

Sanskrit Name: Balasana (bah-LAHS-anna) Bala=Child Get Started: :: Start on your knees :: Bring your big toes together :: Spread your knees out wide :: Lay your torso between your thights :: Extend your arms overhead :: Rest your forehead on …

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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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