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  • Yoga for Easing Upper Back Pain

    Yoga Basics
    Kathleen Bryant
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    We know that yoga can help resolve lower back pain, but what about upper back issues? Most of us go through our daily lives reaching forward: peering at smartphones, carrying groceries, keyboarding at our desks, etc. While it’s natural to focus on the task in front of us, all this forward momentum can lead to tension, strain and ailments from headaches to chronic pain. Over time, this “head-first” approach to ... Continue reading "Yoga for Easing Upper Back Pain" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Spring Cleaning

    The Everything Yoga Blog
    It'sAllAboutYoga
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:21 pm
    I slept in today and was running way off schedule. My mind was in its monkey state, a flurry of hurry, hurry, hurry. Regardless, I unfurled my yoga mat as per usual and did my thing. I've written about this before, but I must state it again -- there's such a joy in slowing down when all is telling you to speed up. Perhaps I just like being contrary, but these days I find lots o' peace and joy in doing the opposite of popular belief.  For the past few months, I've revived my daily 5 Tibetans practice. It's a warm-up for me and it takes but minutes of my time. Not only is it quick, but my body…
  • Got Boredom?

    The Everything Yoga Blog
    It'sAllAboutYoga
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Just before I sat down to write this post, I was in full-on productivity mode. I was checking things off my to-do list at a fairly rapid pace. If I were using my words, I'd probably say I had so much to do. As I often do when I feel like I'm running around in accomplish mode, I sat still for a few minutes. Rather than give into my mind's urgings to "get on with it" and warnings of "I don't have time for this," I sat with the feeling. I noticed that what I normally label as running around/so much to do/I don't have time is more like some sort of buzzing energy. It didn't have the frantic…
  • Feel Better Instantly

    Yogaforce
    Annie
    9 Mar 2015 | 2:38 pm
          Feel better instantly! If you are […]
  • Bruce Jenner: Soul Survivor

    Yogaforce
    Annie
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:22 pm
    This was a historical moment for the transgender community. Bruce Jenner was not truely happy being regarded as the best athlete on the face of the earth in 1976 because he was " living a lie. " He is very brave and provided great insight on being transgender.
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    Yoga Journal

  • Top 7 Editors’ Picks from the YJLIVE! Yoga Market in NYC

    Ashlee Davis
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:58 am
    The post Top 7 Editors’ Picks from the YJLIVE! Yoga Market in NYC appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Add Beauty + Antioxidants To Meals with Edible Flowers

    Samantha Trueheart
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:46 am
    Have fun and be creative with edible flowers that are packed with disease-fighting antioxidants. Not all flowers are just for show. Noshing on edible blossoms may supply you with a potent dose of disease-fighting antioxidants, suggests a recent study in the Journal of Food Science. Researchers found that extracts of 10 common edible flowers have high levels of polyphenols, antioxidants that provide protection against disease-related inflammation. Above the rest, the tree peony, an easy-to-grow woody shrub, had the highest level of healthful components. Other top flowers included the China…
  • Leslie Kaminoff: “Asanas Don’t Have Alignment”

    Jessica Levine
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:31 am
    Leslie Kaminoff claims you should never say never about a yoga pose and that the key to safely teaching asana is actually shifting the focus to svadyaya. Last time, we talked to anatomy expert and YJ LIVE! presenter Leslie Kaminoff (Can Wild Thing Ever Be Practiced Safely?), he asserted that asanas don’t exist separate from the individuals doing them. This time around, he makes another bold claim: “Asanas don’t have alignment, people have alignment.” The Claim: Yoga Poses Don’t Have Alignment Come again? This contradicts most of what most yoga teachers are taught in training—to…
  • 3-Step Core Prep for Side Crow Pose (Parsva Bakasana)

    YJ Editor
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:25 am
    The post 3-Step Core Prep for Side Crow Pose (Parsva Bakasana) appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • From the Studio to the Big Stage: 5 Yoga Teachers’ Success Stories

    Jennifer D'Angelo Friedman
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:59 pm
    The post From the Studio to the Big Stage: 5 Yoga Teachers’ Success Stories appeared first on Yoga Journal.
 
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    The Everything Yoga Blog

  • Variation on a Meaning

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:58 pm
    The other day a friend and I were talking about stambha because...well, doesn't everyone talk Sanskrit and apply philosophical concepts to their lives? What, it's just me???? I jest, I jest. Yes, it was just another day in the life of the yoga chick who likes to chat philosophy, metaphysics, and other mind-bending topics with her friends (I can be quite the Riddler, asking friends questions that often start with the phrase "What if...?). We were talking about stambha in relation to having a column of support in oneself, as opposed to relying on support outside of oneself.  Our chat had me…
  • Let's Talk Purpose and Yoga Is

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:05 pm
    I spent a good part of my life looking for...something. Call it more or something deeper or, quite possibly, myself. I was voracious in regards to books, workshops, tools, techniques, etc. It seemed like "the answer" always eluded me. Somewhere along the way I discovered there was no answer and that things were a lot simpler than I thought. Ah yes, those nasty thoughts are always so complicated, aren't they?  Seane Corn Talks PurposeOne of my sticking points used to be my purpose. I kept trying to figure it out. It all makes me laugh now, but I took it quite seriously back then. If you're…
  • Spring Cleaning

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:21 pm
    I slept in today and was running way off schedule. My mind was in its monkey state, a flurry of hurry, hurry, hurry. Regardless, I unfurled my yoga mat as per usual and did my thing. I've written about this before, but I must state it again -- there's such a joy in slowing down when all is telling you to speed up. Perhaps I just like being contrary, but these days I find lots o' peace and joy in doing the opposite of popular belief.  For the past few months, I've revived my daily 5 Tibetans practice. It's a warm-up for me and it takes but minutes of my time. Not only is it quick, but my body…
  • Got Boredom?

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Just before I sat down to write this post, I was in full-on productivity mode. I was checking things off my to-do list at a fairly rapid pace. If I were using my words, I'd probably say I had so much to do. As I often do when I feel like I'm running around in accomplish mode, I sat still for a few minutes. Rather than give into my mind's urgings to "get on with it" and warnings of "I don't have time for this," I sat with the feeling. I noticed that what I normally label as running around/so much to do/I don't have time is more like some sort of buzzing energy. It didn't have the frantic…
  • Choosing Slow

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:38 pm
    I just stepped away from my desk, the to do list, the inbox, and a number of other nameless distractions vying for my attention to take a slow walk around my backyard. For once, my walk wasn't goal-oriented. I wasn't trying to get from point A to point B. I wasn't walking for exercise. I wasn't rushing. I was merely walking at a leisurely pace. Slow, thoughtful steps. Just when my brain was wanting to speed things up, tackle this task or another task, worry about this deadline or that deadline, I forced my body into slowness.  The first time I did this on my yoga mat was quite the…
 
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    Bow Down Yoga with Sofi Dillof, advanced certified Jivamukti instructor

  • Up Coming 6 Week Series

    Sofi
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:47 pm
  • A Jivamukti Yoga Vinyasa Practice - "Pratyahara - How To Add Some 'Horsepower' In Meditation Practice'

    Sofi
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:33 am
     This Bow Down Yoga Podcast, 'Pratyahara - How To Add Some 'Horsepower' In Meditation Practice' is a full hour and a half vinyasa class beginning with chanting and an opening talk followed by asana, relaxation and meditation.   Click here to play this podcast or right click (control click apple users) to save to your desktop. You can also download and subscribe to my podcasts through iTunes!  
  • Up Coming 200hr and 300hr Teacher Training Programs

    Sofi
    29 May 2014 | 12:21 pm
    200 hr Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Training Program SOLD OUT! “The Laughing River Yoga Teacher Training Program is the best thing I ever did for myself.”- Lisa G., 2013 “One of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life.  I wish I could do it all over again.”- Liz W., 2013 The next 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Sofi Dillof and Emily Garrett will take place September 2014 through May 2015.  This training is geared towards aspiring teachers as well as serious practitioners who do not expect to teach but wish to deepen their understanding of all aspects of…
  • Up Coming Workshop

    Sofi
    5 Mar 2014 | 7:31 am
  • Up Coming Events!

    Sofi
    2 Dec 2013 | 10:16 am
    HOHOHO YOGA FLOW   DECEMBER 25 LAUGHING RIVER YOGA 12:30 - 1:30 PM NEW YEARS DAY YOGA JANUARY 1  LAUGHING RIVER YOGA   10:00 - 11:30 AM     EXPLORING THE BHAGAVAD GITA  LAUGHING RIVER YOGA JANUARY 10TH  7-9PM, JANUARY 12TH 9AM-1:30PM - sign up now   YOGA IN ACTION   What is Yoga in Action? Yoga in Action (YIA) is a leadership training program created by Off The Mat Into The World. YIA is about  embarking on a journey of self inquiry, with the support of a small group, that leads to action within our community and outside world. ‘Action’ can be many things ranging from healing…
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    Blissology

  • Teacher Feature – Rebecca Agent

    Michelle Naklowycz
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Fire only burns as bright as there are flames to continue keeping it alive. Our Blissology Yoga Teacher’s Collective is burning bright and we are so excited to share the first of our Bliss Blogs on some of the amazing spirits and shining lights who are continuing to speak, connect and inspire their Bliss. Thank you Rebecca Agent for sharing your light here.                                                ps. Watch this space for more inspiring Blissology Teacher Features.  OM + aloha.     Where in the world can we find you? When not gypsying around…
  • Trainings and Immersions Administrator

    blissologist
    2 Apr 2015 | 4:49 pm
      Tasks include but not limited to: Answering all emails regarding YTT and Blissology Immersion programs Answering Retreats – responding to inquiries Keeping track of payments Keeping Bookkeeper current on program payments Setting up programs at studios Managing Facebook groups Managing email lists for students Managing Back end of Teacher section of website Creating monthly Newsletters for students (Blissology Yoga Collective) – this includes technical information, programs, news and new developments Create Blogs from the Blissology YTT manual on blissology.com Create Teacher…
  • Teacher Feature: Victoria Williams

    Michelle Naklowycz
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Every month we are excited to be featuring a little Q&A with one of our Blissology Teachers. This month we had the pleasure of speaking with Victoria Williams. For a more extensive list of our Blissology Teachers network please go here. Where in the world can we find you?  Hood River, OR (in the Columbia River Gorge one hour from Portland). What studio do you teach at? (your schedule please!) Root Down Yoga.  I currently teach 5 classes a week, including power vinyasa and a slower flow called “Unwind.” You can find schedule details at gorgepoweryoga.com What is your life mission?
  • The essence of Blissology in this Blog

    blissologist
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
  • The Blissology Bali Guide

    Michelle Naklowycz
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:11 am
    The Blissology Bali Guide with Insiya Rasiwala-Finn Bali is our second home. It’s intense, we won’t lie. It’s part of the forth most populated country of the world, Indonesia so streets crowded with scooters and plastic on the beaches is more common than you think. But it has incredible natural beauty and the expat culture is amazing and it’s bursting with great restaurants and yoga studios/ retreat centers. In fact, we’ve never seen so many yummy, funky healthy restaurants per square mile on the planet. Maybe Venice Beach and Santa Monica might be a close…
 
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    Yoga Journal

  • Top 7 Editors’ Picks from the YJLIVE! Yoga Market in NYC

    Ashlee Davis
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:58 am
    The post Top 7 Editors’ Picks from the YJLIVE! Yoga Market in NYC appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Add Beauty + Antioxidants To Meals with Edible Flowers

    Samantha Trueheart
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:46 am
    Have fun and be creative with edible flowers that are packed with disease-fighting antioxidants. Not all flowers are just for show. Noshing on edible blossoms may supply you with a potent dose of disease-fighting antioxidants, suggests a recent study in the Journal of Food Science. Researchers found that extracts of 10 common edible flowers have high levels of polyphenols, antioxidants that provide protection against disease-related inflammation. Above the rest, the tree peony, an easy-to-grow woody shrub, had the highest level of healthful components. Other top flowers included the China…
  • Leslie Kaminoff: “Asanas Don’t Have Alignment”

    Jessica Levine
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:31 am
    Leslie Kaminoff claims you should never say never about a yoga pose and that the key to safely teaching asana is actually shifting the focus to svadyaya. Last time, we talked to anatomy expert and YJ LIVE! presenter Leslie Kaminoff (Can Wild Thing Ever Be Practiced Safely?), he asserted that asanas don’t exist separate from the individuals doing them. This time around, he makes another bold claim: “Asanas don’t have alignment, people have alignment.” The Claim: Yoga Poses Don’t Have Alignment Come again? This contradicts most of what most yoga teachers are taught in training—to…
  • 3-Step Core Prep for Side Crow Pose (Parsva Bakasana)

    YJ Editor
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:25 am
    The post 3-Step Core Prep for Side Crow Pose (Parsva Bakasana) appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • From the Studio to the Big Stage: 5 Yoga Teachers’ Success Stories

    Jennifer D'Angelo Friedman
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:59 pm
    The post From the Studio to the Big Stage: 5 Yoga Teachers’ Success Stories appeared first on Yoga Journal.
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    Yoga Journal

  • Top 7 Editors’ Picks from the YJLIVE! Yoga Market in NYC

    Ashlee Davis
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:58 am
    The post Top 7 Editors’ Picks from the YJLIVE! Yoga Market in NYC appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Add Beauty + Antioxidants To Meals with Edible Flowers

    Samantha Trueheart
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:46 am
    Have fun and be creative with edible flowers that are packed with disease-fighting antioxidants. Not all flowers are just for show. Noshing on edible blossoms may supply you with a potent dose of disease-fighting antioxidants, suggests a recent study in the Journal of Food Science. Researchers found that extracts of 10 common edible flowers have high levels of polyphenols, antioxidants that provide protection against disease-related inflammation. Above the rest, the tree peony, an easy-to-grow woody shrub, had the highest level of healthful components. Other top flowers included the China…
  • Leslie Kaminoff: “Asanas Don’t Have Alignment”

    Jessica Levine
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:31 am
    Leslie Kaminoff claims you should never say never about a yoga pose and that the key to safely teaching asana is actually shifting the focus to svadyaya. Last time, we talked to anatomy expert and YJ LIVE! presenter Leslie Kaminoff (Can Wild Thing Ever Be Practiced Safely?), he asserted that asanas don’t exist separate from the individuals doing them. This time around, he makes another bold claim: “Asanas don’t have alignment, people have alignment.” The Claim: Yoga Poses Don’t Have Alignment Come again? This contradicts most of what most yoga teachers are taught in training—to…
  • 3-Step Core Prep for Side Crow Pose (Parsva Bakasana)

    YJ Editor
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:25 am
    The post 3-Step Core Prep for Side Crow Pose (Parsva Bakasana) appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • From the Studio to the Big Stage: 5 Yoga Teachers’ Success Stories

    Jennifer D'Angelo Friedman
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:59 pm
    The post From the Studio to the Big Stage: 5 Yoga Teachers’ Success Stories appeared first on Yoga Journal.
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    Light of Love - Sahaja Yoga Meditation Newsletter

  • Melbourne Meditation Workshop

    Editor
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Discover the peace of true meditation, reduce stress, go beyond thinking, and balance your inner self at a free Sahaja Yoga meditation workshop in Melbourne. The theme is “Discover your inner balance”. The workshop shows a way to find peace within and to experience an awareness you probably never knew existed. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a regular, we hope you’ll join us. The atmosphere is amazing when we all meditate together. There will be simple and effective guided meditations, a separate introductory session, interesting presentations, practical…
  • Holi Mahotsav 2015, Darling Harbour

    Editor
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:10 pm
    Dancers at Holi Mahotsav Holi Mahotsav 2015 will be held at the Tumbalong Park and Chinese Garden Forecourt  at Darling Harbour, Sydney on 28-29 March 2015. Attractions include delicious vegetarian meals, multicultural performances and merchandise stalls. More information about Holi Mahotsav 2015 can be found here. Sahaja Yoga will have a stall offering free meditation to all seekers between 10.00 am and 6.00 pm each day.  
  • World Day for Inner Peace, Melbourne

    Editor
    15 Mar 2015 | 2:49 am
    World Day for Inner Peace, Melbourne An evening of music and meditation will be held in Northcote, Melbourne. Time: Friday, 20 March 2015, 7.30 pm Venue: Northcote Town Hall First Floor, Room 2 189 High Street Northcote, Melbourne (Google map) The state of meditation is a universal experience, and it has been written about and celebrated in many cultures throughout history. Sahaja Yoga Meditation can achieve immediate benefits in stress relief, by quietening the mind, bringing about a feeling of peace and contentment. Through regular meditation, physical and mental benefits are gained,…
  • National Multicultural Festival, Canberra

    Editor
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:06 am
    The National Multicultural Festival will be held in Canberra on the weekend of Friday 13 February to Sunday 15 February 2015. Sahaja Yoga will have stalls at the festival, where people can learn about Sahaja Yoga and experience meditation. The Sahaja Yoga music group, “Music of Joy”, will also perform.   The Sahaja Yoga Information Stall • 4:00 pm to about 11:00 pm on Friday evening 13 February 2015 • 11:00 am to about 11:00 pm on Saturday 14 February 2015 • 11:00 am to 6.00 pm on Sunday 15 February 2015. Music of Joy performance times • 11:00 am to 3:00 pm:…
  • Wamuran Meditation Workshop

    Editor
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:04 pm
    You are invited to a Meditation Workshop on Sunday 21st December 2014. The workshop includes balancing and clearing techniques, in-depth knowledge of chakras and live music. The workshop will help you to grow deeper in your meditation experience, to enjoy the beautiful vibrations of this Sahaja Yoga country property and to learn more from experienced meditators. When: Sunday 21st December 2014, from 10.00 am to 3.00pm (Arrive from 9:30 am) Where: Sahaja Yoga Meditation Centre, 95 McClintock Road, Wamuran Queensland (60 minutes north of Brisbane) Google map Cost: No charge. Workshops are…
 
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    Yoga Basics

  • When Do You Stop Being a Yoga Newbie?

    Stephanie Tames
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    When do you stop being a yoga newbie? You’ve being practicing yoga regularly for six months or more, and want to know when you can join the “big kids” in the intermediate class. So how do you know when you’re ready? To answer this question, we’ll have to consider two different issues at play: The first one regards basic yoga logistics. Hopefully, your beginner class has taught you the standard ... Continue reading "When Do You Stop Being a Yoga Newbie?" on Yoga Basics.com
  • The Roundup! Bellies, Yoga + Business, and Oprah

    Timothy Burgin
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:26 am
    In this week’s Yoga Basics roundup you'll find everything from yogis and Elmo exploring their bellies, to mindfulness master Jon Kabat-Zinn on Super Soul Sunday. A few other links connect you to the growing conversation about the convergence of yoga, mindfulness and corporate America. • Oprah and Jon Kabat-Zinn – Jon Kabat-Zinn gives an introduction on mindfulness meditation and discusses its everyday benefits on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday program. This is definitely a ... Continue reading "The Roundup! Bellies, Yoga + Business, and Oprah" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Yoga for Easing Upper Back Pain

    Kathleen Bryant
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    We know that yoga can help resolve lower back pain, but what about upper back issues? Most of us go through our daily lives reaching forward: peering at smartphones, carrying groceries, keyboarding at our desks, etc. While it’s natural to focus on the task in front of us, all this forward momentum can lead to tension, strain and ailments from headaches to chronic pain. Over time, this “head-first” approach to ... Continue reading "Yoga for Easing Upper Back Pain" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Bikram Strikes Again

    Amber Baker
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    As six former students move forward with civil lawsuits against Bikram Choudhury for sexual assault and rape, the embattled teacher has again broken his silence. After three years of controversy, allegations and pending legal action, what does he have to say for himself? Women love me … I get offers all the time. Not. Even. Joking. In the interview with CNN, he denies any wrong doing with a broad smile. ... Continue reading "Bikram Strikes Again" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Yoga for Regulating Blood Pressure

    Megan de Matteo
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Chances are, you’ve seen countless ads and articles relaying the health benefits of yoga. This is not new; even the The Hatha Yoga Pradipika (the oldest known text on Hatha Yoga), was written to integrate physical practices intended to help practitioners become illness and disease free, clearing the path for spiritual abundance. It makes sense then that the physical practices of yoga (asana, pranayama and meditation) not only exist to ... Continue reading "Yoga for Regulating Blood Pressure" on Yoga Basics.com
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    Cowgirl Yoga

  • Asana break-it-down: Bird of Paradise

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Bird of Paradise in Paradise Valley, Montana Spring in Montana! Like all other seasons here, the calendar date means nothing. We recently had sunny and mild, 40 mph hour winds, and big, fat snowflakes all in one hour. But even in the state where we can have all 4 seasons in one day, any day of the year...birdsong means spring. Feisty robins sing like their lungs will burst starting at 4 am, and get territorial and attack our windows with recurring thuds that make me worry for their wellbeing.So to greet the spring season on the mat, how about incorporating an asana inspired by a…
  • Off the Mat in Italy

    11 Apr 2015 | 2:45 pm
    I haven't seemed to be able to do any Yoga since getting to Rome. For years I've had a steady and serious practice, and I even brought my Yoga mat with me, along with my best intentions. But it just isn't happening here. I mean, when am I going to do my Yoga stretches? Before my Italian speedball breakfast of chocolate pastries and double cappuccino? Or after? - Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray LoveFresh back from a family vacation in Italy, where I didn't do a single down dog. Oops. I just couldn't seem to fit it in between all the pasta and gelato. But I don't get too worked up anymore…
  • Mountains, Metaphors & Breast Cancer on Kilimanjaro

    22 Mar 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Retreat alumna Deirdre is climbing a mountain for a cause. A BIG mountain. I asked her to be a guest blogger to tell you about it. As she gears up for this big event, we are gearing up for our 2015 retreat season, which as always kicks off with the Cowgirls vs. Cancer retreat. Through C vs C, we are proud to be sponsoring Deirdre to come train with us in Big Sky before she hits Kilimanjaro, on our late July Yoga & Advanced Hiking retreat (only ONE spot left if you'd like to join us!).Trekking up a mountain such as Kilimanjaro seems like a novel idea. It provides metaphor. Much to…
  • Ask the Cowgirl Yogini: How can I start meditating?

    14 Mar 2015 | 2:33 pm
    It seems fitting to follow up a post on Montana Malas with my answer to the question, How can I start meditating? AND, to report in that it's only March and I am moving right along with one of my New Year's Resolutions: Meditate More.Many people are intimidated by meditation and are more drawn to the physical yoga practice. Let’s face it, we don’t value sitting still in our culture. But you don’t have to sit still for long periods of time in a perfect lotus pose in order to meditate. I teach a meditation practice that emphasizes the cumulative benefits of being able to change how you…
  • Montana Mala Making

    7 Mar 2015 | 7:53 am
    Guest post by Caitlin K., who teaches with me on our B-LUXE Cowgirl Yoga retreats and leads a Montana Mala Making workshop! Mala making has become my favorite meditation. Setting up a quiet space with my beads, an intention and a chant takes me immediately to my happy place. Mala means “garland” in Sanskrit. Mala beads, also known as “prayer beads”, traditionally consist of 108 beads or stones strung together and finished with a tassel or a charm, and are used for keeping count as the user chants, or mentally repeats a mantra during meditation. A mala can be as simple or as…
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    Sky Yoga Studio Fitness Portland Oregon

  • Childhood Favorite Brings You Fitness Fast FXP Hula Hoop

    skyyogastudio
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:26 am
    I recently received a FXP Hula Hoop Fitness Set for review, I was not compensated in any way and my opinions are freely expressed. That’s me top left in the fuchsia shirt with hoodie, right after completing my second hooping … Continue reading →
  • Packing a Protein Punch Premier Protein Shakes and Bars

    skyyogastudio
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:34 am
    I recently received a box containing Premier Protein shakes and bars to review.  Unfortunately they contain dairy so I was unable to review them personally. I did hand them out to an office full of IT workers, and they were … Continue reading →
  • Yoga Class Pet Peeves and Why They Should Matter to Teachers

    skyyogastudio
    31 Dec 2013 | 8:47 am
    Having been a practitioner for many years now, and a studio owner/teacher for 10 years, I find I can rarely go to class without assessing the quality of the instruction.  Recently I attended a class at my new gym, which … Continue reading →
  • Increasing the Production of hGH with Amino Acids

    skyyogastudio
    28 Sep 2013 | 10:37 pm
    I was recently contacted to review SeroVital-hGH, I did not receive any compensation and the opinions expressed are given freely. Human growth hormone has been lauded as a way to decrease wrinkles and body fat while increasing your energy and … Continue reading →
  • June 7-9 Open House at Yoga Rhythms in Lisle

    skyyogastudio
    2 Jun 2013 | 2:00 pm
    Want to try a sound bath, Svaroopa yoga, chanting, Ayurveda and more? Check out the Open House at my favorite local yoga studio! http://skyyogastudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Open-House-6-2013.pdf
 
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    Yoga for Life Blog

  • Apr 26, Yoga Practice To Control Sleep Apnea

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:16 pm
    I am suffering with the above problem since two years but I come to know that I need breathing well while I sleeping but not getting enough during time.
  • Apr 26, Thyroid Surgery And Pranayama Practice

    26 Apr 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Hello Can I practice Pranayama, because my thyroid gland is removed 10 years ago. I already practice sun salutation exercises already for three months
  • Apr 26, Sudden Pain In The Body

    26 Apr 2015 | 2:50 pm
    I sometime get sudden pain in my parts of body for few minutes any time, it usually shifts from one part to another. Since I have blood pressure, thyroid
  • Apr 26, what will be the perfect time for yoga?

    26 Apr 2015 | 1:26 pm
    I am new to working in night shift. I am thinking of joining a yoga class. But I do not know which time would be correct for doing yoga. I work from 9.30
  • Apr 3, My Personal Experience.

    2 Apr 2015 | 10:56 pm
    I am Resident of Spain and had been practicing yoga since 4 years. But I was not happy with the results. The reason was my irregular habits. I had many
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    Yoga Flavored Life

  • This New Dimension

    William Ferro
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Steaming cup of herbal tea to heal me, Draw me out of darkness, into light. Strongly rooted here in Standing Mountain, Metta flowing freely out of sight. May all beings everywhere be happy; May all sentient beings know great peace. May all conscious creatures find their essence, In a realm where joys will never cease. Mindfulness of breathing and of movement, Bending in awareness toward the floor, Rising up again, all fears transcended– In this new dimension evermore. The post This New Dimension appeared first on Yoga Flavored Life.
  • Teaching Yoga without Doing Yoga: Serving as a Yoga Master

    Jill Reeves
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Yoga Stuff Happens Next week I am having a medical procedure done that will require me to not do yoga for a week. This could be a potential problem for me as a yoga teacher. When I asked the doctor about what it meant to “not do yoga,” she specifically stated, “No Downward Dogs.” Are you kidding me? Being asked to not do the pose that takes me back home on my mat? The pose that connects me with my yoga clients as we do our yoga? The pose that works like the golden thread to weave my Vinyasa style classes together? Downward Dog is the glue that keeps me attached to my mat, my breath,…
  • Yoga for neck and shoulder pain

    charlotte bradley
    19 Apr 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Like many yoga teachers do, at the start of class, I often ask if there is anything that people would like to work on? For example, there could be a particular area of the body that is tight and needs attention. One of the most common responses is “something for neck and shoulder pain.” I hear this complaint often – from my students, peers and friends. Today I asked a colleague how she was doing. She stretched her head over to one side, started to rub her neck and told me that it was really sore. Last night at the movie theatre, my friend could just not get comfortable because of tight…
  • On Being a Student of Yoga

    charlotte bradley
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:27 am
    I came across a new (well new to me) term this week – adhikara. It is Sanskrit for studentship. Since you are reading this, I am guessing you are already student of yoga in some way! Maybe you go to classes, practice at home and perhaps teach yoga. Adhikara is about all that and more. It also implies ownership. It is about bringing a full-hearted, dedicated and consistent effort to being a student. This resonated with me! How can you bring this sort of passion and growth-mindset to your yoga practice?  1. Practice consistently. This is a big one for me. Whenever I practice…
  • Into the Wild

    William Ferro
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Release your better self into the wild, And let it thrive, its craving all but gone. Feel your spirit melding with the dawn, Return now to the wonder of a child. Retreat behind the floating soundcloud’s cover; You have a debt you’re eager to repay. But within this transcendental shelter, You can put it off another day. Craving was the salient proposition To one soul’s experience of pain. Walking in a warm and gentle rain, He reassessed his basic disposition. Numinous, the genesis of healing, Mindfulness determ’ning every move. Undiscovered hinterlands of feeling, Certainty…
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  • Mysore: The Answer to the Universe

    #DailyCupofYoga
    2 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am
    Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory. ~ Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Mysore, probably the most overlooked approach to Ashtanga yoga, is invaluable for progression in personal practice, making it one of yoga’s best-kept secrets. But before we dive deeper into the nitty-gritties of this incredible yet underutilized approach, a thought for modern-day yogis:  For some, yoga seems to be just “exercise” — a way to become more flexible, maybe even work on core strength, perhaps learn to “chill” here and there.  For many others, however, yoga is a life long journey of self-discovery,…
  • 5 Ways for Urban Yogis to Live Their Yoga

    #DailyCupofYoga
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:41 am
    AHIMSA -Yoga Sutra Chapter 2 Verse 35 is one of the five Yamas, which are guidelines for how we can live in harmony with others. A traditional translation of Ahimsa means, “Do not kill or harm other people.” I’ve outlined here a more modern interpretation for today’s urban yogi. Lovingkindness Ahimsa means that when connected to our heart we naturally share lovingkindness. Love is active and it is never too late to offer healing through loving thoughts and kind actions towards yourself and others. Compassion / Connection / Respect In fact, we have an infinite abundance of compassion…
  • 3 Reasons to be Kind

    #DailyCupofYoga
    15 Mar 2015 | 5:02 am
    When giving a lecture near the end of his life, author Aldous Huxley said, “People often ask me what is the most effective technique for transforming their life. It is a little embarrassing that after years and years of research and experimentation, I have to say that the best answers is – just be a little kinder.” Kindness requires less energy. Grudges are draining because they feed distracted energy, which becomes wasted in worry, resentment, suspicion and criticism. If we call our energy back to us by being a little kinder, self-transformation happens faster. Most of all,…
  • You Are What You Yoga

    #DailyCupofYoga
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:10 am
    I saw an image recently of a big bowl of fresh fruits and vegetables, which had the following caption: You Are What You Eat So Don’t Be Fast, Cheap, Easy, or Fake Pretty wise advice that gets right to the point in a clever way, and it got me thinking: The same thing applies when we step onto our yoga mats! You Are What You Yoga So slow down, don’t cheat yourself, take it easy, and stand in your truth. Don’t be fast. You have the rest of your day to ride in the fast lane. Why not let the time you spend practicing yoga be all about decelerating? Slow down; take your time on…
  • Why you shouldn’t go to yoga…

    #DailyCupofYoga
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:23 am
    …or at least not this teacher’s class…unless of course you wish to quickly rid yourself of worldly possessions on the path towards enlightenment…
 
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  • Why Buy The Right Gear For Your Motorcycle

    Mama
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Nowadays, a lot of folks are buying motorcycles to drive to their place of work and for fun and entertainment. Moreover, buying a vehicle is much easier these days on account of easy accessibility to auto loans. There is absolutely no requirement for any collateral to have a vehicle loan. Due to this reason, a […]
  • Different Types Of Wellness Therapies

    Mama
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Wellness therapy is a natural form of maintaining well being by using a holistic approach. The aim of wellness therapy is to find and treat the cause of symptoms, thereby enhancing the person’s well-being in every aspect. Wellness therapy focuses on mental, emotional spiritual and physical health of the patient and treatment often includes dietary […]
  • What To Expect When Visiting A Dentist

    Mama
    2 Dec 2014 | 5:10 pm
    General dentists act as the primary oral health care providers for patients from different ages. Such a health practitioner is responsible for diagnosing, treating and coordinating services to meet an individual’s dental health needs. A dentist may also perform specialized procedures. In most cases, they’ll usually perform a periodic checkup on their patients. Though not […]
  • Choosing The Venue Of A Wedding Or Event Party

    Mama
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Choosing a wedding or event venue is very essential in planning the whole event. Having the right venue will make up for other things that could go wrong especially in a wedding. Guests will forget about every other detail and focus on the beautiful wedding venue. Make sure that the venue you choose to go […]
  • What The Plastic Surgeon Does

    Mama
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Plastic surgery is a speciality in medicine that concerns corrective and restorative procedures in the patient’s body in terms of both form and function. While cosmetic surgery is the most commonly known type of surgery, a plastic surgeon will provide a variety of other procedures for their clients. Many types of reconstructive surgeries fall under […]
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  • Surrender: It was never mine to carry

    YogaGlo
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Chelsey Korus reminds us to let go of what does not serve us so we can make room for what does. Take this class with Chelsey: http://bit.ly/1QllcdR
  • Rejuvenate With Restoratives

    YogaGlo
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Restorative is the application of yoga practice using props and postures held for longer periods of time to initiate deep relaxation of the body, mind and spirit. Slow, restorative yoga is beneficial to balance a more active practice or to really decompress after a stressful day. Need to ground your energy? This week we’re  featuring deep, quieting, and nurturing restorative classes that are designed to rest your body and soothe your mind. The Lungs & The Banana Leaf with Tias Little: In this class we prepare for the practice of pranayama using the metaphor of the banana leaf.
  • Finding Inner Peace

    Alex van Frank
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:24 am
    I’m not a small yogi. Countless times in trainings and yoga gatherings around the world I have been one of the largest practitioners and teachers of yoga. I’ve had to let go of my shyness to be able to be in a room full of smaller bodies. I’ve never been thin or what is considered “normal” weight. Even from the very beginning of life I came in at 12lbs. During adolescence, I felt the hurt of being in a larger body by being teased, tormented and ignored. I underwent so much pressure and scrutiny -everyone had an opinion of what I could do to become more “beautiful and…
  • Working Towards Hanumanasana

    YogaGlo
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Hanumanasana is an intense hip and hamstring opener that not only requires flexibility, but plenty of patience and devotion. Beyond being extremely challenging, Hanumanasana does not offer any shortcuts so it can take months or even years to achieve the opening necessary to move into this pose. For those who are at battle with tight hamstrings or hips, achieving this pose may seem completely out of reach, but with plenty of practice and patience, you might be surprised to see what your body is truly capable of. This week’s featured classes will help warm up the hips and hamstrings so…
  • Moving Meditation

    YogaGlo
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Alex van Frank explains that moving at a slower pace means that we are essentially asking our body permission to move. There will be the opportunity to develop greater awareness and mindfulness of the present moment through slower movement. Take this class with Alex: bit.ly/1DlSiou
 
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  • Image This: The Blonde Goddess's Revenge

    1 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Have you googled ‘yoga poses’ recently? Click images. Almostevery photo that comes up is of a beautiful, fit, skinny (white) woman doingposes - beginner to advanced. They’re hardly wearing any clothing, (but lets behonest, I don’t think I would either if I looked like that doing a yoga pose)their hair and makeup are flawless.
  • Beginner Yoga Gone Wrong

    24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    A humorous tale of a first-timer's unexpectedly difficult slow yoga class.
  • The More You Know...

    17 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    We love knowing about other yogis and thought you might like the same. Here's an infographic about all things yogi!
  • Focused Foodie: The Ultimate Lentil Soup

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Healthy and easy lentil soup crock pot recipe. Great for moms on the go, busy college students or anyone else in-between that hasn’t quite yet mastered the art of cooking.
  • The 10 Day Health Challenge

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I’m giving myself (and you) a 10-day challenge. Be as disciplined and healthy as we possibly can and see how our bodies feel at the end of day 10.
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    Yoga Baron

  • A Super Simple Way to Attract More Yoga Students with Mobile Marketing

    Yoga Baron
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Traditionally, online yoga class directories and directory style listings have been a great way to attract more yoga students. The 800 lb. gorilla is Google Local Pages, but there are scores of online directories.  Some are free and some charge money.  The fact is, the popular ones work very well for driving new yoga students into yoga studios. But, there’s a new channel you MUST consider for your yoga studio marketing.  That channel is the mobile App. In fact, app stores are becoming the new search engine.  The implications are huge for any local business including yoga studios.
  • 5 Steps to Pinterest Marketing for Yoga Studios

    Yoga Baron
    21 Aug 2013 | 10:53 am
      With a few exceptions, most yoga studios’ clientele is predominantly female. Sure, you can create classes for men and it’s a good idea to try to bring more men to your studio because it’s a largely untapped market, but at the end of the day, your studio’s bread and butter are women.  That’s fine.  In fact, one big advantage to this is you aren’t guessing as to one major demographic for your marketing campaigns. This is where Pinterest comes in. The lion’s share of Pinterest users are women.  Your prospective clientele is using Pinterest.  This…
  • 5 BIG Tips for Attracting More Yoga Clients to Your Yoga Studio Facebook Page

    Yoga Baron
    20 Aug 2013 | 10:43 am
    For the past 3 to 4 months I’ve been building out Facebook pages – for clients and for myself. You might have noticed that I’ve been putting more effort into the Yoga Baron Facebook page. In this brief article, I want to share with you some important tips to get the biggest bang for your efforts on Facebook. 5 Tips to Radically Improve Your Engagement with Students on Facebook 1.  Use images PROPERLY I’ve been studying many, many facebook pages.  I’m astonished how many upload images without properly formatting them so they fit in the Facebook image space. The…
  • 5 Types of Yoga Teachers [Infographic – for Fun)

    Yoga Baron
    4 Aug 2013 | 4:54 pm
    Please note that this infographic is for fun … Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post
  • Get Your Yoga Students Running for the Door

    Yoga Baron
    17 Jul 2013 | 3:20 pm
      Wow, you can feel the intensity.  You probably don’t want to try this approach to teaching yoga unless you want to kill your business in a week. Leave the screaming method to the chefs.  I think a gentler, softer approach works best in the yoga studio. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post
 
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  • Can Ayurveda help you deal with diarrhea

    Dr. Bill Dean
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:42 am
    All disease begins in the GI tract except for trauma, so Ayurveda states that it’s important to choose foods that are appropriate for your energy constitutional makeup. It is also important to avoid certain food combinations that interfere with the digestive process which run the risk of damaging your agni and hence begin the disease process. All digestive disorders commonly seen today such as irritable bowel syndrome(IBS), heartburn(GERD), inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease have their origins from poor agni and a disrupted digestive process. In this video, Dr. Bill Dean…
  • Perfecting the Bikram yoga poses: Standing head to knee

    Clementine Rae
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Are you looking to perfect your Standing head to knee yoga pose, follow this visual guide to make sure that you are doing this yoga pose just right. The perfecting your Bikram yoga poses articles series was created in partnership with Bikram Yoga Udistrict. The post Perfecting the Bikram yoga poses: Standing head to knee appeared first on Seattle Yoga News.
  • 4 great ways to celebrate Earth Day this year

    Mischa Estrada
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:07 am
    What is Earth Day? After witnessing the ravages of a 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, Calif., Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin was inspired by the student anti-war movement of the day. Since childhood, he’d been a champion of the environment. On April 22, 1970 he used his passion to ignite an emerging public consciousness and directed the flame of stewardship toward the educational platform of air and water pollution. Twenty million people marched for environmental reform. Earth Day was born. The significance? Environmental protection was forced onto the national agenda. This year…
  • The Calling for Ceremony & Ritual in the Modern Day Yoga Practice

    Amber Tande
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:38 am
    We all have a vast inner sanctuary, which if accessed regularly keeps us aligned with our soul’s purpose, our north star. What I see happening in the yoga-spirit culture is a call to go deeper, beyond a yoga pose, to navigate the formless that awakens within the form. This kind of depth doesn’t happen in books. It happens over time inside the sacred pause and the sacred container (of body, classroom, practice, teaching style), in a reverent space of the heart, in a ceremony and ritual. When we dismiss the formless, we often find ourselves depressed, irritable, unfulfilled, confused,…
  • Yoga teacher spotlight: Zakkry Endicott

    Simona Trakiyska
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:35 am
    Seattle Yoga News is on a mission to find and highlight all of the hidden, and maybe not so hidden, gems in the Seattle yoga community and beyond. We want you to learn about their experiences and perspectives, but also a bit more about their personalities, so we have a few fun questions for them. All spotlights are based on your peer’s personal recommendation. This week’s spotlight is turned towards Zakkry Endicott. SYN: What inspired you to become a yoga teacher? Endicott: There was not one moment or realization alone that determined it; it was a natural evolution. However, the The post…
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  • YogaGlo Review

    rebelyogaonline
    10 Apr 2015 | 5:56 pm
    In February, I cancelled my CorePower Yoga membership. It’s hard to talk about, mostly because I really enjoyed my 200-hour teacher training program and I admire the yogis I met there. But in my heart, I realized that CorePower Yoga was not a fit for me. One — I wanted a yoga studio with more class options. Yer girl loves a vigorous vinyasa but sometimes I just need a yin class, ok?! Two — I feel like CPY is lacking a bit in diversity. I’m not saying everyone looks alike there, but the classes are predominantly inhabited by under-30 white women with perfect bodies.
  • How to Create a Natural Anti-Aging Skin Serum at Home

    rebelyogaonline
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:52 pm
    Hello lovelies! I’ve been away for a little while, taking some much needed time off but I am back! I have some exciting updates which I will share with you in a post later this week. But today, I have a treat for you! I’m going to teach you how to create a luscious, luxurious anti-aging, all-nature skin care serum at home. If you’re anything like me, you may be looking for ways to green your home and skin care routine. Why spend hundreds of dollars on skin care products when you can make quality, all natural products at home? I used to shell out the big bucks for expensive…
  • Reflections on yoga teacher training

    rebelyogaonline
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:39 pm
      On Sunday, I finished my RYT-200 yoga certification at CorePower Yoga. I am officially a yoga teacher, ready to rock your socks off with an awesome power vinyasa that’ll make you sweat and stretch! It feels a little surreal to finally be done. This was a long time in the making; I signed up for this training in May and I’ve been wanting to do it for at least five years. I am taking “extensions” training at CorePower for five weeks in January. We’ll go deeper to learn about theming, music, setting a vibe in the room and more. On the weekends, we’ll…
  • Week 7 Yoga Teacher Training Update

    rebelyogaonline
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    We survived “teach a beginner day” Crow posing in the light My very first handstand. Not great alignment, but I’m up! I can’t believe that yoga teacher training is already almost over. And I sucked at blogging about it! I had to do so much journaling (with pen and paper if you can believe it!) that I neglected my little blog. So far, I have to say that this is the coolest experience I’ve ever had and I’m so glad I did it. We taught a class full of beginners the other night and it was so seamless and it sounded so effortless. I could not believe that a mere…
  • Update: CorePower Yoga Teacher Training – Week 3

    rebelyogaonline
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Too busy to write in the blog. Seriously. I have no free time between yoga teacher training and a full time job. But I’m having a blast! And I promise to blog more in the coming weeks. I have so much to share from my journals and teachings! For now, here are some awesome pics from beach yoga this morning. I was practice teaching my gracious co-workers through a nice morning C1 ocean-side flow.
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  • National Stress Awareness Day

    16 Apr 2015 | 4:32 am
    Today, April 16th, is National Stress Awareness Day.  Apparently, there are a few "stress awareness" times throughout the year, but that's likely because, as a society, we need all the stress awareness we can get!If you're feeling tired, run-down, stressed, overwhelmed, or a little sad, taking a little time to reflect and do something positive for yourself can really help.  We all get stressed sometimes; I look and feel terrible, as seen in the picture below, when I am.  How we learn to manage stress, see the upside of stress, and understand what we do to prevent…
  • So, I've Quit Cheese...

    15 Apr 2015 | 4:16 am
    That's right, the cheeseaholic has left the building--well, you know what I mean. a cheese plate I shared with my girlfriends at Pippin Hill Farm & VineyardI decided to quit cheese last weekend and started Monday morning (so, you know, it's been nine days now!  Danny has been calling me a "recovering cheese addict," and in many ways, I am.).  I've maintained a mostly meat-free diet for about a year and a half and a gluten-free on for a few years now.  I knew when I stopped eating meat that I wanted to go a step further and give up dairy too, but it seemed too…
  • Increase Fiber Intake to Improve Health

    12 Mar 2015 | 12:03 pm
    I know I've been quite slow disseminating my baby steps into health and wellness, but this reminder is worth the wait.  Fiber.  You might think that's what old people need, or that will make me have to go to the bathroom too much, or it's just a suggestion... but fiber is vitally important to the health and well being of your body and, dare I say, life.  Fiber helps you feel full, can help you lose weight, helps you clean toxins out of your system, and keeps your elimination system up and running daily.  If you are like the average American, you only eat 15 grams per day…
  • Move Your Body: #BringingYogaBack Challenge Recap

    21 Feb 2015 | 7:10 am
    As I said in the first baby step post, this month (or two), I want to highlight 31 ways to baby step your way into a more mindful and healthful life.  Some of the tips will be advice already stated or implied in previous posts, while some will be brand new.  This post provides the nineteenth and an explanation.  The idea is to start at the beginning and accumulate as many mindful and healthful habits as you'd like to sustain by the conclusion of the month.  It's similar to that icebreaker where you're in a circle of people and you need to repeat all of the members'…
  • Do a Green Scavenger Hunt in Your Home

    18 Feb 2015 | 4:42 am
    As I said in the first baby step post, this month (or two), I want to highlight 31 ways to baby step your way into a more mindful and healthful life.  Some of the tips will be advice already stated or implied in previous posts, while some will be brand new.  This post provides the eighteenth and an explanation.  The idea is to start at the beginning and accumulate as many mindful and healthful habits as you'd like to sustain by the conclusion of the month.  It's similar to that icebreaker where you're in a circle of people and you need to repeat all of the members'…
 
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  • Yoga does not violate religious rights, holds US court

    7 Apr 2015 | 6:35 am
    An appeal court in San Diego has upheld the ruling of the lower court that yoga teaching in schools does not violate the religious rights of pupils or their parents. The court has very rightly held that while yoga may have a religious context, yoga – as taught in schools – is ‘devoid of any religious, mystical or spiritual trappings’. Parents of two students had, in the lawsuit, claimed that yoga promoted Hinduism and hurt Christianity. Thanks to the correct understanding of yoga among the judges, the 3-member court’s ruling is unanimous. Apprehensions aside,…
  • Yoga for Indian civil servants: worth it?

    21 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    The #Modi government of India has announced that over three million civil servants will be trained in yoga. Already, yoga is taught to trainees of para-military and police forces as part of curriculum.There is also a move to spread yoga to schools and universities in India.There is a full-fledged ministry in the area of alternative medicine that includes yoga and naturopathy, along with Unani, Homeopathy and Sidha.To top it all, June 21 has been declared recently as the International Yoga Day, and the Indian government is going all out to make it a huge event. Yoga, yoga all the…
  • Yoga and world record: do they gel well?

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Hong Kong based Indian yoga teacher Yogaraj C.P. created a new Guinness World Record last fortnight by performing yoga for 40 hours non-stop. During this period, he performed 1500 asanas!Yogaraj is also reported to  have done 23 asanas on a moving motorcycle and shirshasana (head stand) for nearly three hours on earlier occasions.He really deserves congratulations. He has succeeded in doing what ascetic yogis doing hathayoga all their lives will dare not. If this feat of his has helped in drawing attention of people towards yoga, that helps. Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, an…
  • Is this yoga? Really?

    17 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    As if standing on head at a beachwere not enough,she tries it on a stool!Is this yoga, indeed?Yoga is for healing, not for showing how much you can twist your body or how weird poses you can do. Doing postures that don't suit your body may lead to serious injury, and most tough postures that some yoga teachers want you to achieve are not suited for most people.We have culled out some postures from webpages that, unless done by long-time yoga doers under expert supervision, can harm you very badly.Let's repeat what we've been saying again and again: do yogic postures (asanas) and breath…
  • Doing yoga without an objective can be frustrating

    1 Feb 2015 | 6:28 am
    Yoga is a very elaborate system of healing as well as spiritual attainment. It does not stop at doing some twists or taking breath in a certain way. You can use yoga with different objectives. It is better to be sure of your objective beforehand so that you stay on course and are able to achieve those objectives. We give you a few examples of what you can wish to achieve from yoga and what are the requirements for that. Yoga Learner post on 'immense benefits of yoga' might help you decide.I am a fit adult. I need yoga just for keeping fit.You will need half hour a day, every day. Of course,…
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  • Wellicious Way To Rock Athleisure Style

    innavation
    26 Apr 2015 | 2:11 pm
    If you ever wore yoga pants, then you will probably agree with me that it’s the most comfortable clothes EVER! No wonder they’ve made their way to shopping trips, strolls in […] The post Wellicious Way To Rock Athleisure Style appeared first on Start Up Your Happiness.
  • Spring In Full Swing At Ethos London

    innavation
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:33 am
    If you’ve been reading my blog for a while & saw this review of Ethos London restaurant before, you know that there is no need to have ‘vegetarian’ or ‘delicious’ dilemma as […] The post Spring In Full Swing At Ethos London appeared first on Start Up Your Happiness.
  • Power Charging The Weekend At Yoga West

    innavation
    12 Apr 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Having been practicing yoga for a couple of years now, I still feel like a newbie – with all the types of yoga out there there is no limit to […] The post Power Charging The Weekend At Yoga West appeared first on Start Up Your Happiness.
  • Hunter 486 – Good Foodie Catch In Central London

    innavation
    12 Apr 2015 | 1:15 pm
    With new restaurants popping up in London every other minute, within the times of decision making anxiety it’s good to remember that there are a few placed tested by time offering […] The post Hunter 486 – Good Foodie Catch In Central London appeared first on Start Up Your Happiness.
  • BAM: Feel-Good Fitness Clothing

    innavation
    6 Apr 2015 | 1:13 pm
    With so much time spent running around keeping fit, it’s only natural one might take note of what clothes they exercise. For me it has always been about how bright […] The post BAM: Feel-Good Fitness Clothing appeared first on Start Up Your Happiness.
 
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  • Which Is Better? More Eye-catching for my Podcast?

    Kala Viv Williams
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    <A or B> Which do you think shows up better in small image? Like they use on ITunes- Tweet me back @KalaViv or DM me if we follow…Thanks!     I sent this out on Twitter!  No big “marketing” budget, so one of the ways to get seen is via ITunes, but little tiny images are used usually. The one on left is my current one, which reads well here but in ITunes listing it’s hard to read:  http://apple.co/1Ew6pqk. The one on right is new–  I think will “read,” better- esp. the word “marketing?”  Hmmm…
  • Yoga Salons (Where Yoga & Culture Collide)

    Kala Viv Williams
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:32 am
    Envisioned for the 30+ urban dweller looking for a fun, social yet sophisticated way to meet new people and spend the evening!  INTRO: I got inspired to offer what I’m calling a Yoga Salon: An blend of a social yoga class (for all levels, all bodies) followed by a talk/mixer with an artist, writer or other Creative! WHAT’S A SALON? The way the word “salon” is used here refers to the original historical meaning- “a gathering of artists, writers, intellectuals to discuss ideas…” Think Gertrude Stein having Picasso over for a smoke n’ some gin!
  • Intuitive Readings: Tarot, Goddess & Isis Divination

    Kala Viv Williams
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:06 pm
    My approach is that there are energies, or flows around us, and directions that we can take in our lives.  I believe we are in co-creation with the Divine.   I’ve found that people who I’ve read for say the reading was helpful;  I strive to take a yogic and helping stance, to speak honestly and clearly about what I see and sense intuitively. I’m Kala– a yogini since 1994 and a long-time meditator, I practice Insight or Vipassana meditation.  Want to know more about me? Go to about page.   My spiritual practices have increased my awareness & intuition over…
  • A Response to Hilary Clinton Practices Yoga Article, Re: Intolerance

    Kala Viv Williams
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Response I wrote in comments over at Washington Post, on story that Hilary Clinton “does yoga.”  There were of course the political responses plus one deriding yoga in the West.  My comment below was aimed at the latter.  (I also added the cheeky photo that accompanies this post.) I’d love to be Hilary’s private yoga teacher, I’m in NYC Hil, I”m discreet, experienced and make it fun. Unlike some on this thread- the deeper teachings of yoga are about acceptance, equanimity and love. The practice which has many levels can/is helpful in so many ways from…
  • Post Yoga Smoothie Recipe #4: Chocolate Banana

    Kala Viv Williams
    10 Mar 2015 | 5:15 pm
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  • 7 Ways to Get Whiter Teeth Naturally

    Bonnie Coberly
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:10 pm
    The post 7 Ways to Get Whiter Teeth Naturally appeared first on Peaceful Dumpling.Everyone wants a bright, beautiful smile, but as you age, your pearly whites often lose their luster. How can you get that sparkling grin back? While there are many professional and over-the-counter whitening treatments, the key to brighter teeth may be as simple as changing certain habits or adjusting your diet. Here are 7 ways to get whiter teeth naturally, for a smile that truly lights up a room: Choose Crunchy Foods Next time you’re craving crunchy snacks, do your teeth a favor and indulge. Certain hard…
  • What I’ve Learned From Online Dating + Essential Tips

    Molly Lansdowne
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    The post What I’ve Learned From Online Dating + Essential Tips appeared first on Peaceful Dumpling. OKCupid, Match.com, eHarmony, Christian Mingle, How About We…these are just a handful of online dating websites that have gained popularity over the past decade. In high school, I distinctly remember guffawing at a television commercial promoting eHarmony, vowing that I would never jump on the proverbial bandwagon. But after living in multiple states, feeling particularly transient, and wishing to meet new people, I decided to give online dating a fair chance. I’ve had serious…
  • 10 Items Every Woman Should Have In Her Closet

    Juhea Kim
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:51 am
    The post 10 Items Every Woman Should Have In Her Closet appeared first on Peaceful Dumpling.Do you ever notice we tend to do Style posts on Fridays? That is not a coincidence. You’ve been hard at work all week–let’s go rest our minds with a little fantasy shopping/wardrobe makeover, shall we? If I had to go on a trip on a short notice, or had to reduce my wardrobe to just 10 items, this is what I would choose. In fact, I already own most of these: if not the actual items, then something comparable. I wear these items almost 90% of the time, without thinking, and I love…
  • Inspired Living: 5 Ways to Live More Passionately

    Juhea Kim
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:27 pm
    The post Inspired Living: 5 Ways to Live More Passionately appeared first on Peaceful Dumpling.Earlier this year, my dear friend and PD features editor Jen and I talked about our themes for 2015. My mantra (as you dumplings all know by now because I keep harping on about it) was Abundance. Since the New Year, it’s been in the back of my mind, shifting my perspective and behaviors, and hopefully later I will be able to write a progress report for you. Jen’s mantra was Passion, which was why she also chose to make this heart chakra inspired recipe. Her choice made me think about…
  • Natural Beauty: Beauty Benefits of Clary Sage Oil

    Mary Hood
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:21 am
    The post Natural Beauty: Beauty Benefits of Clary Sage Oil appeared first on Peaceful Dumpling.One of my coworkers has recently gotten interested in essential oils, a subject that’s always beckoned me. We’ll have conversations about the aphrodisiac effects of jasmine and the uplifting quality of bergamot–all while brainstorming ways to build her small natural beauty business. I must have thought about essential oils so much that I had a dream about one! Like a beacon of light emerging from the ether, clary sage oil appeared to me in a dream. (I’m giggling as I write this because…
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  • Bhakti Yoga Class at Bhakti Yoga Shala

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    13 Apr 2015 | 12:41 pm
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGxw0wyqp-g The post Bhakti Yoga Class at Bhakti Yoga Shala appeared first on Heart Alchemy Yoga.
  • Bikram Yoga Standing Deep Breathing (STB) with John Golterman

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    13 Apr 2015 | 11:05 am
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g-Cg5pOShE The post Bikram Yoga Standing Deep Breathing (STB) with John Golterman appeared first on Heart Alchemy Yoga.
  • Five Tibetan Rites with John Golterman

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    13 Apr 2015 | 11:04 am
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnNJoRLJG9E The post Five Tibetan Rites with John Golterman appeared first on Heart Alchemy Yoga.
  • Bikram Inspired Yoga Class with Maggie Grove (1 hour)

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    13 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    https://youtu.be/V5i5Qz2IGJE The post Bikram Inspired Yoga Class with Maggie Grove (1 hour) appeared first on Heart Alchemy Yoga.
  • Yoga Workout for all Levels Yoga Flow

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    26 Mar 2015 | 12:55 pm
    30 Minute Yoga Flow Workout for All Levels with Anna Hanson An all levels, 30 minute yoga flow workout with twists, core work, sun salutations, upper body strengthening and hamstring stretches taught by Los Angeles based yoga teacher Anna Hanson. This video is perfect for days that you haven’t got a lot of time, but are still wanting a strength building, cardiovascular yoga workout that includes breath work and relaxation. About Anna Hanson Anna Hanson approaches yoga, with a curious mind and playful attitude. While fun and mindful, her classes are physically demanding. Students can…
 
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