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  • Om Sweet Om

    The Everything Yoga Blog
    It'sAllAboutYoga
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:56 pm
    When it comes to working out and/or practicing yoga, I'm definitely a homebody. I like to practice when I feel moved to do so (as opposed to studio or gym hours) and I don't need the structure of having a place outside of the house to practice, as I'm very self-motivated in this area of my life (others not so much, but that's a whole other post). I've lived in all sized abodes (humble and not so humble) and I've always managed to carve out space to practice (at one point in my life, that meant having to move the coffee table to the perimeter of the room just so I could extend my limbs). …
  • 6 Tried and True Yoga Brands

    About.com Yoga
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:08 am
    In the crowded yoga marketplace, new brands come and go all the time. Some are great and some are, well, not so great. If you need dependable yoga clothing or gear, check out these six yoga brands...Read Full Post
  • Most Improved Player NBA 2013-2014

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    alcmaeonid
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:51 pm
    1) Goran Dragic, Guard, Phoenix Suns The Dragon played for Phoenix before, was traded away, and has ended up back with his old team and is playing better than ever before. He showed flashes back in Phoenix’s playoff run a few years back when he scored 26 points in a quarter. Every part of his game is better: defense, shooting, passing, scoring, driving to the hoop, decision-making, defense. He is a very intense player and plays with a ton of confidence. Analysts will call that “feisty”, meaning he doesn’t smile a lot on the court and always looks like he’s on the verge of fighting…
  • Healing Trauma

    The Everything Yoga Blog
    It'sAllAboutYoga
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Outside of having two near miss (and by near miss, I mean miraculously getting out of the car without injury being grateful -- and wholly surprised -- to be alive) car accidents, I haven't experienced all that much trauma in my life. I suppose I've experienced some emotional upheavals at various points, but nothing that I would consider serious trauma. Unfortunately, these days there's plenty of traumatic events taking place along with people suffering from their effects. I firmly believe in the power of yoga, meditation, and pranayama in tandem with other therapies for helping with trauma…
  • We All Need a Little Space

    Yoga Flavored Life
    William Ferro
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Creating a Sacred Space for Spiritual Practice What is a “sacred space?” Many people who meditate, do yoga, and embrace the holistic lifestyle have what they call “sacred spaces.” These are “sacred” not necessarily in a religious way, but in the word’s original sense: “set apart for special use.” Whether we’re part of a religous or spiritual tradition or not, we are all in some sense spiritual beings. We all seek the deeper meaning in our lives; we have our own highly personal way of connecting to other beings and our environment. Creating beautiful, calming physical…
 
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    The Everything Yoga Blog

  • Healing Trauma

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Outside of having two near miss (and by near miss, I mean miraculously getting out of the car without injury being grateful -- and wholly surprised -- to be alive) car accidents, I haven't experienced all that much trauma in my life. I suppose I've experienced some emotional upheavals at various points, but nothing that I would consider serious trauma. Unfortunately, these days there's plenty of traumatic events taking place along with people suffering from their effects. I firmly believe in the power of yoga, meditation, and pranayama in tandem with other therapies for helping with trauma…
  • It's Your Choice

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there.When the soul lies down in that grass,the world is too full to talk about.Ideas, language, even the phrase "each other" doesn't make any sense.  --Rumi A little over a week ago, I attended a Krishna Das kirtan. I haven't seen KD live since 2007. Maybe that's why I was so nostalgic, finding myself thinking back to that evening in NYC so many years ago. At that time in my life, there were some folks in my life who didn't know what a kirtan was and questioned why I would attend one (they thought it was odd and…
  • On Self Care: Your Body

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    25 Mar 2014 | 8:05 pm
    I am not a runner (unless someone is chasing me) but I remember a conversation with one in which he said that runner's take extra special care of their feet (he went on to discuss everything from caring for blisters to picking out the right running shoe). Makes sense, yes? Yet, so often, yoga folks fail to take care of their body, thinking that yoga alone keeps muscles loose and limber. Not always. In fact, yoga blogger Matthew Remski recently started the WAWADIA (What are we actually doing in asana?) project to delve into the topic of asana-related injury. Interesting reading, indeed. Click…
  • Om Sweet Om

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:56 pm
    When it comes to working out and/or practicing yoga, I'm definitely a homebody. I like to practice when I feel moved to do so (as opposed to studio or gym hours) and I don't need the structure of having a place outside of the house to practice, as I'm very self-motivated in this area of my life (others not so much, but that's a whole other post). I've lived in all sized abodes (humble and not so humble) and I've always managed to carve out space to practice (at one point in my life, that meant having to move the coffee table to the perimeter of the room just so I could extend my limbs). …
  • Does it Bring You Alive?

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    12 Mar 2014 | 7:55 pm
    "Sometimes, in order to know what love is, we need to experience what it is not."  --DD Last night I was struck with the strong desire to do a little Spring Cleaning (why these cleaning urges seem to strike late at night, I'll never know). I found myself tossing things that I had once not so long ago thought were important, things I thought I loved. Yet, as I threw these items into a bag, I found myself thinking, "I don't need that. Heck, I don't even like that." Suffice to say, I went to bed in the wee hours but left my office in a cleaner, less cluttered state.  The desire to toss what no…
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    Elephantbeans

  • Most Improved Player NBA 2013-2014

    alcmaeonid
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:51 pm
    1) Goran Dragic, Guard, Phoenix Suns The Dragon played for Phoenix before, was traded away, and has ended up back with his old team and is playing better than ever before. He showed flashes back in Phoenix’s playoff run a few years back when he scored 26 points in a quarter. Every part of his game is better: defense, shooting, passing, scoring, driving to the hoop, decision-making, defense. He is a very intense player and plays with a ton of confidence. Analysts will call that “feisty”, meaning he doesn’t smile a lot on the court and always looks like he’s on the verge of fighting…
  • The Case for Johnny Manziel in the NFL

    alcmaeonid
    25 Mar 2014 | 2:36 pm
    There was no one I enjoyed watching more the last two seasons of college football than Johnny Manziel.  He would make wild and unpredictable plays that you normally see on a basketball court or a soccer pitch, not on the football field, and in the SEC at that!  That is why so many people, myself included, would love to see him perform well at the next level… and he can.  However, it is certainly a risk, something that most GM’s and draft analysts already know. However, I have hope for the dude. Yes, it’s good to be Johnny Football. If I were a GM, and I had a top 16 pick, I would…
  • Top NBA Players by Position

    alcmaeonid
    14 Mar 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Just because I feel like it, and injured players don’t count! Point Guard So many to choose from, this is the deepest position in the league right now.  If you are a starting PG, you are practically an all star.  So there are a lot of Honorable Mentions: Kyle Lowry, Damian Lillard, Monta Ellis, Deron Williams, Rajon Rondo, Goran Dragic, John Wall, Kyle Lowry, Ty Lawson, and Mike Conley. Chris Paul - CP3 is the best facilitator in the game.  He is the biggest reason why Griffin and Jordan are having such great seasons.  Noone runs a team like Paul.   Russell Westbrook –…
  • Lebron James is Great and Noone Cares

    alcmaeonid
    23 Jan 2014 | 8:37 pm
    Lebron is already one of the top 10 NBA players of all time.  Maybe top 5 all time.  Is there a better Small Forward in the history of the league?  Nope, Lebron is the best SF of all time.  I will get to that in a second.  The problem is despite Lebron’s greatness, and the emergence of exciting young players like Steph Curry, Kyrie Irving, Durant, and Westbrook, people just don’t love the league like they did in MJ’s day.  But first thing’s first. That’s a lot of trophies… I’m not a huge stats guy for basketball.  They can be misleading because…
  • India Untouched Documentary

    na
    27 Jan 2013 | 2:34 pm
    “‘India Untouched : To those who claim there is no Castism in India!’ This Documentary is to those who claim that, ‘India has moved on, there is nothing called untouchability or cast-ism in India today’. This is to show them the picture they failed to see till now, to remove the curtain of their eyes. Those who claim that their should not be special rights for those belonging to backward castes..and they should be for poors..’This is how the “Higher Castes” treat a Schedule Caste/Scheduled Tribe no matter what his financial state is’. You…
 
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    Young Yoga Masters

  • Teachers Doubting their Legitimacy, The Risks and Rewards of Kids Yoga Teacher Training, and a Mandala Meditation to Centre You Through It All

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:26 am
    21,566 people. That was the official count of visitors at the Yoga Show in Toronto this April and I feel like I talked to half of them at our kids yoga booth! There was keen interest, and our area was a buzz with all things related to yoga and children. By far, the most popular question was, “What do I need to teach kids yoga?”  Not a surprise, since kids yoga standards are fairly new. What did surprise me was the growing concern about “proper” certification.  There were more people doubting whether their current training was enough. As one woman said, “I just…
  • Benefits of Yoga for Kids

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    11 Mar 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Looking for the benefits of Yoga for Kids for a proposal, advertisement, or even to convince your own children?  These benefits just might convince someone that yoga for kids is a great choice. Benefits of Yoga for Kids   All Kids Can Do Yoga: One of the major benefits of yoga for kids is that you don’t have to be an athlete to do it.  In yoga, kids won’t stand in line waiting to be picked for a team,  and you won’t let a team down if you don’t have skills. Yoga meets you where you are at, whether you touch your thighs, your knees, or your toes.  Saying…
  • How Keeping Up with Yoga is Taking Me to Mexico

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    27 Jan 2014 | 8:18 pm
    The Life of a Yoga Super Hero! Every once in a while I entertain the notion of myself as a Yoga teacher who leads a double life as a Super Hero. Kids Yoga Training is one way to learn tools to help children become calm and focused. Like the time a school had to cancel their class trip to the amusement park because of bad weather, and so they called me at the last minute to fill in.  You know, Yoga to the Rescue!!! Or the first week of school in the toddler room with stressed out children balling their eyes out, when my yoga songs and magic chimes lull every child into silence. But last…
  • Business of Yoga: How Much to Charge as a Kids Yoga Teacher

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    21 Jan 2014 | 11:41 pm
    In kids yoga teacher training there are two questions I get asked a lot. The first is, “What do I do to keep the kids attention?” And the second is, “What should I charge?” Neither question is easy to answer because there are so many factors involved.  Let’s spend some time on the second question today. We devote about 4 hours on effective tools to grow your yoga business in the Branching Out Certificate of our teacher training coming up on Feb. 1 – 2/14 and in our Summer Intensive Certification coming up in June in Ontario, Canada and August in…
  • Kids Yoga Teacher Training In Pictures

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    12 Jan 2014 | 12:27 am
    If a picture is worth a thousand words than these pictures of the Kids Yoga Teacher Training can tell you more than I ever could about what happens in a fun filled certification that turns adults into kids yoga teachers. Kids Yoga Teacher Training The Ages and Stages Certificate covers kids anatomy, and anatomy for kids, in a fun and inspiring way.   You’ll feel like you’ve got a good foundation to safely teach yoga to children. Kids don’t mind learning Anatomy when it’s fun and neither do adults.   Special: Now Get an Energy Ball (seen in the video below) in…
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    Yoga Dudes

  • April 2014 Desktop Calendar

    paula
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:01 pm
    I’m having an even harder time trying to shake off Winter this year due to the fact that I moved further North. I promised myself that I wouldn’t complain about the weather up here in Maine so instead I’ll just use this nice beach scene to help me forget the fact that there’s still snow on the ground. If you would like to use this image as your desktop, just click on the graphic above. When the larger image opens up, right-click on it and select “save as background.”
  • March 2014 Desktop Calendar

    paula
    2 Mar 2014 | 6:20 pm
    For the past couple of years my months of March were much more about ducklings than shamrocks so to honor my little quacks they are gracing this month’s YogaDudes desktop calendar. At least I picked a photo with a lot of green to also honor St. Patrick’s Day. My little ducks have always always brought a smile to my face and I hope they also brighten your days. It may keep us going until Spring finally arrives! If you would like to use this image as your desktop, just click on the graphic above. When the larger image opens up, right-click on it and select “save as background.”
  • February 2014 Desktop Calendar

    paula
    5 Feb 2014 | 10:48 am
    Nothing better than another YogaDudes calendar featuring my all-time favorite yogi photographer and buddy Sandy Foster of yoga bliss photo. February is the month of love, but that doesn’t mean just human love. Let’s also celebrate the love we have for our pets. This photo couldn’t be more adorable. We hope this calendar brings a bit of warmth to your hearts (especially to those in the cold climates). Thank you Sandy for allowing YogaDudes to use it. If you would like to use this image as your desktop, just click on the graphic above. When the larger image opens up,…
  • January 2014 Desktop Calendar

    paula
    3 Jan 2014 | 5:46 am
    This month I used an image from one of my favorite graphic design sites as a basis for this calendar. Of course I couldn’t help but to include some YogaDudes into the scene. I hope everyone gets at least a couple of these activities in this month. Have fun, do yoga, relax, meditate, but most importantly be grateful for whatever the new year brings you. If you would like to use this image as your desktop, just click on the graphic above. When the larger image opens up, right-click on it and select “save as background.” Happy New Year to all.
  • A New Yoga Book for the New Year

    paula
    16 Dec 2013 | 11:08 am
    Does anybody have “Start a Yoga Practice” at the top of their New Year’s Resolution list? Many people may be very interested in starting yoga, but at the same time may feel overwhelmed by all the different types of yoga that are offered. How do you pick one when you’ve never tried any of them? I’ve been practicing yoga for nearly 15 years and I still don’t really know the differences between all the various types. When I discovered the new book, Pick Your Yoga Practice: Exploring and Understanding Different Types of Yoga I just knew that it would be a…
 
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    Blissology

  • Celebrate Arbor Day with Blissology

    alissa
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:41 pm
  • Earth Body Yoga Video!

    blissologist
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:44 pm
  • 500 hour blissology yoga teacher training

    blissologist
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Ready to go deep? Blissology is not just an exciting style of yoga but a social movement aimed at bringing more joy, awe, love and bliss into the world. We want to treat our bodies, our relationships, our work and Nature with respect, reverence and kindness.  As a system of yoga, you will learn how to blend an exciting ways of explaining yoga alignment that will make yoga poses serve our physical goal or health, optimal body functioning and sustainably in the future.  We are also deeply concerned with moving from an embodied place honoring the experience of our subtle energy.  Ultimately…
  • Ocean Karma Projects

    alissa
    22 Mar 2014 | 6:43 am
    Today is World Water Day! In celebration, we wanted to share something that is very close to Eoin’s heart. Many of you know how important the ocean is to Eoin in so many ways as well as how important marine conservation is, so we wanted to announce our Ocean Karma Projects. As a species, we come from the ocean and our lives are intimately dependent on the health of the oceans. They do need our help. It’s time to practice karma yoga, the yoga of action and leave a cleaner world. Coral reefs are important for the habitat of thousands of species and they are disappearing around the…
  • Australasia Bliss

    blissologist
    17 Mar 2014 | 12:21 am
    Eoin is bringing his love for yoga, community and the ocean to Australasia from March to May for some deep bliss. Be ready for some fun but a Blissology Yoga experience that is humorous even though it is soulful. We hope to see you on a mat or on a beach in one of these fine places between March and May. Don’t miss the Bliss! Sydney Wanderlust - March 30, 2014 Qi Yoga – Blissology Project - March 31 – April 2, 2014 Body Mind Life - April 4 & 5, 2014 Yogaworx - April 6, 2014 Singapore - April 12, 2014 Desa Seni - May 2, 9 & 23, 2014
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    Free Online Kundalini Yoga Poses and Exercises

  • Do Your Thoughts & Your Beliefs Colour Your Perception of the World?

    Kara-Leah Grant
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Our popular contributor Kara-Leah looks at the yogic perspective on life. Is life as it is, or do we colour it with the filter of our minds and beliefs?by Kara-Leah Grant, Author of Forty Days of Yoga – Breaking down the barriers to a home yoga practice.About four years ago, I started paying serious attention to the way I was looking at the world. I witnessed my reactions to news and current affairs shows, so I could gauge whether I was coming from an open-hearted centredness perspective, or a right/wrong ego perspective.More often than not, it was my ego that was engaged. It was like I…
  • How to Stay Grounded for a Better Meditation Practice

    Guest Author
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    Tom Von Deck is a meditation trainer, speaker and author of the Kindle bestseller, Oceanic Mind – The Deeper Meditation Training Course. He specializes in making meditation a much much easier and more customized process for busy people from all cultural, spiritual and non-spiritual backgrounds.Tom began his meditation journey in the late 1980s at the age of twelve or so. He has studied with various teachers and within variety of traditions. He has extracted the golden essence of all spiritual, mind/body/spirit and stress reduction practices. Tom is now sharing this knowledge with all who…
  • Five Excellent Yoga Books to Add to Your Library

    Kara-Leah Grant
    26 Mar 2014 | 8:09 am
    Our popular contributor Kara-Leah looks at the importance of surrounding yourself with a supportive community of friends – people who understand the spiritual path and can help you along it with honest and compassionate feedback and support. by Kara-Leah Grant, Author of Forty Days of Yoga – Breaking down the barriers to a home yoga practice.I love books – and I especially love yoga books. I’ve even written one of my own :-). My library is mostly made up of yoga books, and I refer to them again and again. Here’s a selection of my favourite yoga reads.  Yoga of Heart:…
  • Inspirational Quotes from Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki

    Trupti Mehta
    20 Mar 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Shunryu Suzuki was a Japanese-born Zen Monk who came to America in the 1959.Already a respected Zen master in Japan, he was impressed by the seriousness and quality of “beginner’s mind” among Americans he met who were interested in Zen and decided to settle here. Inititally, he’d come to serve the Japanese immigrants in San Francisco but found their practice more superficial, and the Westerners more eager to learn meditation. As more and more people of non-Japanese background joined him in meditation, the San Fransisco Zen Center came into being and he was its first…
  • Why Do I Resist my Yoga Practice When I Know it’s Good For Me?

    Kara-Leah Grant
    19 Mar 2014 | 7:24 am
    Our popular contributor Kara-Leah has an intimate understanding of why we don’t do our home yoga practice even though we know it’s good for us, and we love it. Here she shares her personal insight into this quirk of the psyche.by Kara-Leah GrantAuthor of Forty Days of Yoga – Breaking down the barriers to a home yoga practice.It’s a common question I hear from readers and yoga students alike – why is it so hard to get on the mat when I know it’s good for me and I feel so good afterwards?Oh boy, have I been there! Here’s my experience, what helped me bust…
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    Dahn Yoga Health

  • Meet the Youngest Yoga Teacher in the US

    Phil
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    Twelve-year-old Jaysea DeVoe knows a thing or two about focus. She teaches yoga professionally to teenagers and preschoolers, both known for their tendencies to tend to fidget and rebel. However, DeVoe wields the unique ability to calm them and instill a sense of concentration.  After completing 200 hours of teacher training, DeVoe recently became certified as a yoga instructor. She is believed to be the youngest certified female yoga instructor in the U.S. Devoe teaches in her California beach town of Encinitas, where her entrepreneurial gumption is not alone.
  • Shibashi Practice Among Elderly

    Phil
    31 Mar 2014 | 10:34 am
    In the Philippines, seniors are gravitating toward a form of qi gong that helps reduce stress and improve mental and physical relaxation. The popular technique is called tai chi qi gong shibashi, and is based on the philosophy of tai chi. It's a mixture of these differing disciplines that integrates mindful breathing into controlled, gentle movements. There are more than a dozen different styles of qi gong, and shibashi is considered one of the easiest to learn and perfect for all ages. On the outskirts of the Parañaque City, older women take the afternoon off during the…
  • Using Qi Gong, One Woman’s Fight Against Cancer

    Phil
    28 Mar 2014 | 8:53 am
    Debra Weisenburger Lipetz was diagnosed with cancer in the 1980s. Many people ask her what year, but she said she doesn't remember the specific date because she had more important things to face, like the search for a solution.   Lipetz turned to qi gong. Qi gong has its roots in an ancient Chinese medicine that integrates breathing techniques, physical poses and focused attention. The Berwick, Ohio, resident said that she had heard the technique uses chi, or energy, to heal, which is exactly what she was trying to channel. One of her instructors told her she could master the form,…
  • Qi Gong for Kids

    Phil
    18 Mar 2014 | 10:23 am
    Qi gong isn't just for adults who need a stress reliever in their busy lives. Ilchi Lee, an expert on meditation, points out that the ancient Chinese practice, sometimes referred to as "Chinese yoga," also serves as an excellent outlet for children. The simple movements and breathing exercises have calming benefits for youngsters. Just like for adults, qi​ gong's mindfulness allows kids to take a step back from the situation, refocus and express themselves in an effective manner. The soothing qi​ gong tai chi exercises have immediate benefits and can be…
  • Using Qi Gong for Insomnia Could Give You a Better Night’s Sleep

    Phil
    3 Mar 2014 | 10:55 am
    Millions of people worldwide who suffer from insomnia. If you're worried about the long-term effects of sleeping pills, one option is to sign up for qi gong classes to ease her sleeping problem. The exercise features breathing techniques, stretching and maintaining stationary postures for extended periods. Qi gong, which is an ancient Chinese art dating back thousands of years, combines mindful concentration and exercise – two of the best things that help lull you to sleep at night. More specifically, the technique includes coordinating breath with a series of…
 
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    My Yoga Online

  • Wanderlust Whistler Ticket Giveaway!

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Win a pair of five-day tickets to Wanderlust Whistler plus a Kula market goodie bag -- an $1100 value! Want to get away to Wanderlust Whistler this summer? Tell us why you want to go and you could win!  ENTERING TO WIN IS EASY: Tell us why you want to win in the comments section below. For another chance to win, enter on Facebook too! Join your My Yoga Online community on Facebook and enter to win!  Share the love: Tell your friends about this great giveaway. Just click “SHARE” at the top of this post. This…
  • Wanderlust Colorado Ticket Giveaway!

    7 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Win a pair of four-day tickets to Wanderlust Aspen-Snowmass plus a Kula market goodie bag -- an $1100 value! Want to get away to Wanderlust Aspen-Snowmass this summer? Tell us why you want to go and you could win!  ENTERING TO WIN IS EASY: Tell us why you want to win in the comments section below. For another chance to win, enter on Facebook too! Join your My Yoga Online community on Facebook and enter to win!  Share the love: Tell your friends about this great giveaway. Just click “SHARE” at the top of this…
  • Welcome to Yoga for Athletes. Win Prizes!

    31 Mar 2014 | 12:00 am
    What are you training for this season? Whether you are getting ready for a marathon or a team sport, or simply want to get in shape for the summer, our latest practice guide is for you! Our 14-day Yoga for Athletes series will stretch and tone your entire body, increase your focus and provide the recovery your body needs to thrive. From April 1st-14th, empower yourself with yoga practices designed to increase your performance and create balance in the body. Are you ready to take it to the next level? Get strong, build flexibility, boost your training and increase mental focus with Yoga for…
  • Enter Our Yoga Bloopers Twitter Contest

    25 Mar 2014 | 12:00 am
    Join our #YogaBloopers Twitter Contest and Enter to Win a Sol Soft-Grip Yoga Mat from Gaiam -- a $65 value! Have you ever had a laugh out loud experience with yoga? Whether you fell out of a pose, added an extra "OM", or showed up to class in jeans, we want to hear your Yoga Bloopers! Over the last couple weeks at My Yoga Online we have been enjoying your Yoga Blooper tweets and we want to keep the laughs going. Coming exclusively to Twitter March 25-April 1 share and spread the laughter with your yoga community and @MyYogaOnline by using the hashtag #YogaBloopers. One lucky Yoga…
  • Master the Splits in Five Weeks with Ashleigh Sergeant!

    24 Mar 2014 | 12:00 am
    We are excited to announce a new progressive series on My Yoga Online that will guide you into the splits with confidence and ease! From March 28th-April 25th, join Ashleigh Sergeant every Friday on My Yoga Online for a five-part series on Hanumanasana: Front Splits Pose. Full splits requires strength and opening for the entire body. In this five-week series, Ashleigh Sergeant will prepare the canvas of your body for this dynamic and challenging asana. Five weeks to the Splits with Ashleigh Sergeant To get the most out of this five-week series, we encourage you to practice each sequence…
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    About.com Yoga

  • 6 Tried and True Yoga Brands

    18 Apr 2014 | 3:08 am
    In the crowded yoga marketplace, new brands come and go all the time. Some are great and some are, well, not so great. If you need dependable yoga clothing or gear, check out these six yoga brands...Read Full Post
  • Happy Yoga Feet

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:06 am
    In honor of Foot Health Awareness month (who knew?): Ouch! Foot Cramps in Yoga ToeSox: Yea or Nay? What's a Yogi Toe Lock?
  • What You Do (and Don't) Need to Start Doing Yoga

    11 Apr 2014 | 2:09 am
    There is a lot of yoga stuff out in the world right now, but don't let marketers tell you what you need to do yoga. For beginners, the essentials list is pretty basic. And if you're trying to decide where your money can best be spent, earmark it for quality classes, not fancy yoga pants.
  • Got Allergies?

    8 Apr 2014 | 2:56 am
    Ah, spring. The beautiful flowers, the newly sprouted trees, the warm breezes distributing the unrelenting onslaught of pollen. If you are one of the many people who have seasonal allergies, here are some yoga methods you can try to ease your discomfort....Read Full Post
  • Manduka Flip-Flops You Can Recycle

    2 Apr 2014 | 1:41 am
    Manduka, known for their ever-popular Black Mat PRO and many other yoga products, is now offering a flip-flop sandal. The Onward Sandal is the first offering in their new LiveON collection, which will soon also include a yoga mat. Both are made out of PLUSfoam, a material than can be recycled into new products when you are finished with it. I had the chance to try out the sandals and found the foot bed to be very comfortable. I have a narrow foot and the straps are a little loose on me, but your foot, obviously, may vary.
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    Sahaja Yoga Meditation News - Light of Love

  • Learn to Laugh at Yourself

    Editor
    30 Mar 2014 | 4:18 am
    A laugh of appreciation, a laugh of enjoyment – it is so pure and creates such a beautiful atmosphere. I think the whole ecological problem is in our brains…. It is not outside. It is inside us, which is reflected outside…. You are all grown-up children of mine, and I want you to know all […]
  • Why I Attend Sahaja Yoga Classes

    Editor
    5 Mar 2014 | 4:48 am
    Around the world, on any day, chances are that somewhere, someone is teaching Sahaja Yoga meditation. Why do people want to learn? Perhaps they’re curious and it’s always been on their list of New Year resolutions. Maybe it’s to help find peace; overcome stress; be more balanced; for a spiritual connection; or simply because they feel something […]
  • Meditation Workshop, Melbourne

    Editor
    31 Jan 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Even if you have never meditated before, this Sahaja Yoga Meditation workshop will be suitable for you. Everything is explained! Simple and effective guided meditations, a separate introductory session, interesting presentations, practical sessions, take-home kits and refreshments will all be provided. It’s a day to find peace within, to experience an awareness you probably never knew […]
  • Good News

    Editor
    29 Jan 2014 | 7:55 pm
    The author of this personal experience has had an old car for many, many years. Over this time, there have been many occasions when the inextricable happened. For example, on one occasion, the car continued to run for hundreds of kilometres, even though the fuel tank was close to empty. Now, unfortunately, the old vehicle has […]
  • Sahaja Yoga Workshop, Wamuran, Queensland

    Editor
    20 Jan 2014 | 6:45 am
    A Sahaja Yoga Meditation workshop will be held at Wamuran near Brisbane on Saturday, 21st December, from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Workshops are provided free by our experienced team of volunteers, as a non-profit community service.  A meal will be provided after the workshop. Where:  Sahaja Yoga Meditation Centre, 95 McClintock Road, Wamuran Queensland (60 […]
 
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    Yoga Basics

  • Samskaras: Unraveling the Conditioned Self

    Tosca Braun
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:11 am
    The unconscious is a hot topic lately, with scientific literature increasingly demonstrating the extent to which we are influenced by subconscious biases, prejudices, and orientations. Yet, long before Freud and...Read the entire article Samskaras: Unraveling the Conditioned Self by Tosca Braun on Yoga Basics.
  • Ashtanga Yoga Meets Raga Video

    Timothy Burgin
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:17 am
    Would you love to practice yoga in an temple in India? Imagine yourself there by watching this inspirational video of Andrea Panzer practicing during one of her annual trips to...Read the entire article Ashtanga Yoga Meets Raga Video by Timothy Burgin on Yoga Basics.
  • The Yoga Sutras: Demystifying Samadhi

    Kathleen Bryant
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:12 am
    What is Samadhi? You may have heard it defined in class as enlightenment, ecstasy, or complete absorption … or likened to Nirvana, Paradise, or Heaven. But thinking of Samadhi in...Read the entire article The Yoga Sutras: Demystifying Samadhi by Kathleen Bryant on Yoga Basics.
  • Should You Try A Gluten-Free Diet?

    Amber Baker
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Over the last several years, “gluten-free” has become a ubiquitous term and a rapidly expanding specialty food category. Yet, there is always some new health fad sweeping the nation, which...Read the entire article Should You Try A Gluten-Free Diet? by Amber Baker on Yoga Basics.
  • Antarayaami – Knower of All Hearts by Nina Rao

    Timothy Burgin
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    Read the entire article Antarayaami – Knower of All Hearts by Nina Rao by Timothy Burgin on Yoga Basics.
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  • Cowgirl Yoga goes mermaid

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:56 am
    Second half of April and it's my first post of the month?! But I have a great excuse - I was offline and on vacation, on a boat in French Polynesia. Not kidding. Here's a picture of me doing mermaid pose in Bora Bora to prove it.In theory, we all understand the benefits of disconnecting. In practice, it's tough to implement. It overlaps both business and pleasure. I always struggle with this because I view social media as a means to connect with others - I've "met" some pretty cool people I might not have otherwise crossed paths with, and I've built my business on this platform. I also always…
  • Cowgirl Cupcakes

    28 Mar 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Because it's Friday, let's keep it light as the frosting of a cupcake, and muse upon the following: why is a cupcake the stuff dreams are made of? It's the perfect dose of sweet, indulgent, and cute. It can turn a day around. It makes you feel like a kid again. Therefore, we are adding Cowgirl Cupcakes to the retreat menu this season.When we lived in London three years ago, I would tube across town to get cupcakes from a certain place. I mean, they had lavender cupcakes. A year or so ago, a Bozeman couple opened Mountain Cupcakery. The couple is cute, the shop is cute, and needless to say the…
  • Self-care is non-negotiable

    20 Mar 2014 | 3:51 pm
    I was recently interviewed by the lovely Jenni Hulbert, health and fitness coach and founder of the Nature Fed Wellness Movement. Of course I love to talk about what I do, I can and will go on and on...but I also love it when I come up with a message that resonates. With me. (And hopefully others too.) One of those things I say that I keep coming back to, like it's material that needs to be reviewed and studied. Here's the item that's been on replay for me:What’s the one message you hope every person who attends a Big Sky Yoga Retreat rides away with?That self-care is non-negotiable. It is…
  • Yoga - not on the to-do list

    15 Mar 2014 | 3:52 pm
    We all know, theoretically, that yoga is a gift. Yet in practice it sometimes becomes another item to cram onto the to-do list. Cringe. There, I said it. It's usually when I need yoga most that I make excuses: too busy, don't feel well, can't focus, today is my cardio workout, etc. I recently scoffed at the overused hashtag: #yogaeverydamnday. Years ago I broke away from the confines of my Ashtanga roots, a practice that demanded pretty much the same thing every damn day, except for those few and far between moon days.I have a good, steady vinyasa practice. It's not every day, and sometimes…
  • Cowgirl Yoga in Costa Rica

    26 Feb 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Some things are just meant to be. When Equisol contacted me last fall about bringing Cowgirl Yoga to Costa Rica, it seemed like we might be soul mates. Their passion for the connection between horses and yoga...well, it felt really familiar. And quite honestly - they had me at swimming with the horses. So, off we go to Costa Rica in January 2015 for LUXE Cowgirl Yoga. I was honored and humbled that this retreat sold out in two days, with Big Sky Yoga Retreats alumnae. I can't even describe the warm, fuzzy feeling I had as the cowgirl yoginis I know and love from our retreats signed on;…
 
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  • We All Need a Little Space

    William Ferro
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Creating a Sacred Space for Spiritual Practice What is a “sacred space?” Many people who meditate, do yoga, and embrace the holistic lifestyle have what they call “sacred spaces.” These are “sacred” not necessarily in a religious way, but in the word’s original sense: “set apart for special use.” Whether we’re part of a religous or spiritual tradition or not, we are all in some sense spiritual beings. We all seek the deeper meaning in our lives; we have our own highly personal way of connecting to other beings and our environment. Creating beautiful, calming physical…
  • The Brilliance of Interfaith Dialogue

    William Ferro
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:12 pm
    “What unites us is much greater than what separates us … It is necessary … to rid ourselves of stereotypes, of old habits and above all, it is necessary to recognize the unity that already exists.” So wrote Pope John Paul II of Christian/Buddhist dialogue in his book, Crossing the Threshold of Hope. This call to ecumenism went a long way toward establishing an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect between Catholics and Buddhists, as well as other world religions. Catholic/Buddhist dialogue has a rich history; the fact a Roman Pontiff would refer to “the unity that…
  • Wake up to Spring

    Anne-Marie Hardie
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:56 am
    It has been a very long winter, but the sun is finally shining.  For some of you the grass is peeking through the winter blanket and their may be even a few flowers blooming. Spring is finally, here.   Winter is a time for holding things in; in a sense both our mind and bodies have been hibernating).  This winter was particularly long, and so now as the warm air is beckoning you may feel a release both emotional and physically.  Our bodies and minds are aching for activity.  In addition, we yearn to cleanse, it’s not coincidental that the term is “spring cleaning”).
  • Four Simple Steps: The Way of Mindfulness Meditation

    William Ferro
    5 Apr 2014 | 11:47 am
    Step One: Stop. Step Two: Sit. Step Three: Breathe. Step Four: Be aware. These are the simple steps involved in meditation. The first step, stopping, is essential. Our very survival depends on our ability to stop: to stop polluting the air, water and soil; to stop ingesting carcinogens; to stop engaging in hostile international actions in an age of apocalyptic weaponry. Enlightenment also requires a pause. To reach it, we need to cease our constant running from activity to activity, to give ourselves a brief opportunity to simply be. We need to temporarily stop our constant whirlwind of…
  • Post-Operative Cognitive Dysfunction

    William Ferro
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:05 pm
    I’ve recently learned about a disorder I’ve never heard of, but which was clearly in evidence in someone I care about. I share the following with YFL readers in the hope that it may relieve some of the stress they’ll experience in caring for aging parents and other elderly relatives and friends. Post-Operative Cognitive Dysfunction (POCD) is a not-atypical condition affecting elderly patients following major surgery. The patient displays no signs of dementia or other Alzheimer’s symptoms prior to surgery; afterwards, he or she is confused, incoherent, and presenting very much like…
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  • Is Your Yoga Earth-Friendly?

    #DailyCupofYoga
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    In line with the principle of Ahimsa, which translates as “non-harming,” as yogis we’re continually looking for ways to live in a peaceful way on and off the mat. This includes seeking ways to minimize our impact on the environment. Living green and remaining in balance with nature is not just something to practice at home. We have a responsibility to try to live it in all we do, all over the world—including how we do our yoga and where we go on vacation.  After all, why should we live at home one way, but lose our intentions while traveling or taking a yoga class? What if we…
  • Is Your Head on Straight?

    #DailyCupofYoga
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Freeze! Don’t move and notice your posture. Chances are–­­if you’re reading this on a computer, tablet or smart phone–­­your head and shoulders are hunched forward and your spine is rounded. Your neck, jaw and dominant arm may also be tense. This common habit, known as “forward head posture,” can lead to a wide array of ailments–­­from headaches, neck and back pain, to problems with respiration, circulation and digestion. Even dedicated yoga practitioners, who have wonderful alignment on the mat, often fall into this slump when they’re out in…
  • Lululemon Pledges a Perfect Fit for Your Next Yoga Pants

    #DailyCupofYoga
    29 Mar 2014 | 7:06 pm
    This is about as breaking as news gets in the yoga world, so we had to share.  Perhaps inspired by the infamous comments of lululemon’s founder, lulu’s latest product offering/innovation appears to be a yoga pant that fits any body, shape, or size… Here’s the specs on the pants in case you’re still wondering whether this is a good option for you: Goodbye pants, hello comfort…Have a nice weekend!
  • What I Learned About Life from a Prenatal Yoga Book…

    #DailyCupofYoga
    27 Mar 2014 | 6:23 pm
    I completed my 200-hour teaching certification just over two years ago this past January. As in most general 200 Registered Yoga Teacher trainings, we spent a very brief section of our time learning how to teach to pregnant women. Perhaps because I am not a mother, and have never been pregnant, I didn’t retain much of the information that I learned during that module of training. So, when I was inevitably faced with pregnant mamas in my general Hatha Flow classes I was terrified, honestly. Not OF the mamas themselves, of course – they are all radiant beings of strength and courage…
  • Learning to Practice Yoga in Paris Without the Glamour

    #DailyCupofYoga
    7 Mar 2014 | 2:13 pm
    I brought my yoga mat with me to Paris even though it cost me an extra forty bucks to take it on the plane. Sure, I could have just tossed the mat and gotten a new one in the city, but somehow that felt cruel. My mat had always supported me. Through work stresses, backaches, breakups, boredom and general life anxiety. On the mat I’d allowed myself to really get present, to become more aware of my mind chatter and even silence it from time to time. I’d learned how to do headstands, build upper arm strength and salute the sun. I’d encountered fellow yogis and aspects of myself that were…
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  • What You Should Know Before You Apply For A Home Loan

    Mama
    30 Mar 2014 | 6:24 pm
    When you are thinking about buying a home, there are a few things that you should do before you go to a lender for a home loan. Any homeowner wants to get the lowest interest rate possible. This can save you money year after year. The firs thing that you should do before applying for a home loan is check your credit report. It is important to know what type of shape you are in credit-wise. Knowing your credit score is the first step. The second step is to check all of the negative items on your credit report. While credit bureaus do their best to keep credit reports accurate, there could…
  • Retractable Clothesline For Inside Of Your Home

    Mama
    25 Mar 2014 | 6:46 pm
    A retractable clothesline is a great way to dry clothes without a dryer machine . It is also ideal for clothes which you wouldn’t want to put into a machine. A retractable clothesline is a great way to save space in your home simultaneously saving on electricity or gas to dry your clothes. In regions that are mostly warm , it is unnecessary to use gas or electric dryers. By using an indoor clothesline, you can dry your clothes naturally, saving money and at the same time contributing towards the environment and leading a more sustainable life. Installing a retractable clothesline for…
  • Outdoor Living – Some Of The Best Ideas

    Mama
    13 Mar 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Some of the best outdoor living spaces can help one enjoy the warmer days and nights outdoors, without letting go the comforts of the house’s inner space. When working on the outdoor living area, it’s recommended to get started with pools and patios, pathways, and then buy some furniture that fits into and also complements the space. Luxury options such as water features or outdoor bars can be considered. Though these could be on the expensive side, they are certainly durable and the years of enjoyment and pleasure would make up for the initial costs. Patio and Barbeque A patio or…
  • What Is A Variable Interest Rate

    Mama
    19 Feb 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Variable interest rates refers to a  loan where the interest rate is based on a benchmark rate.  This means the interest rate, and the monthly payment, can fluctuate over the life of the loan. One advantage to this type of loan is that when the benchmark interest rate drops, so will your interest rate and your monthly payment.  If the benchmark interest rate rises, however, so will the monthly payment. This type of loan can be used for a mortgage, line of credit, car loan, or other loan. These loans can be beneficial to the consumer for short-term loans if the current benchmark interest…
  • The Value Of Good Plumbers

    Mama
    13 Feb 2014 | 1:03 am
    Plumbers are indispensable if you live in a house that you are in charge of caring for. There are going to be plumbing issues at some point while you live in your home. Make sure that you have a good plumber to call when you run into issues down the road. The Melbourne Plumber are good plumbers! Bathroom Maintenance and Repairs Most people think of plumbers when their toilet gets clogged or they need pipes installed in a house, but plumbers offer services that cover far more than these limited tasks. They also offer repair services for most of the different fixtures in your bathroom. They…
 
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  • Why CARE for Teachers Matters

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    A Unique Approach to Professional DevelopmentMost teacher professional development focuses on curriculum delivery. CARE for Teachers is different because it promotes core skills and dispositions teachers need to create and maintain supportive learning environments while retaining their well-being and love of teaching.Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions, but it can also be one of the most stressful. CARE is a unique program designed to help teachers reduce stress and enliven their teaching by promoting awareness, presence, compassion, reflection, and inspiration – the inner…
  • Angamardhana - An Ancient Fitness System

    4 Apr 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Angamardhana is an ancient yogic process for absolute fitness. Angamardhana is unique when compared to other exercise regimes since it requires no equipment -- just a 6x6 foot space. It uses the momentum of the body to exercise every major muscle, and energizes the system in just 30 minutes. Taught exclusively as part of Isha Hata Yoga programs, Angamardhana is the ultimate workout.Isha Hata Yoga School delivers classical Hata Yoga in its full depth and dimension. It is Sadhguru's vision to revive this ancient science in all its purity and make it available to every individual. The school…
  • This Dad's Letter to His Son About the Only Good Reason to Get MarriedWill Blow Your Mind

    3 Apr 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Dear Son,It seems like yesterday you were blowing poop out of your diaper onto your mother's lap. Yet here we are, on the verge of the birds-and-the-bees conversation. The poop was way easier.Before we talk about sex, though, I want to talk about marriage. Not because I'll shun you or shame you if you don't put them in that order -- although I hope you will -- but because I believe the only good reason to get married will bring clarity to every other aspect of your life, including sex.Buddy, you're probably going to want to get married for all the wrong reasons. We all do. In fact, the most…
  • Science behind vibhuti, the sacred ash

    14 Mar 2014 | 11:07 am
    Vibhuti Ash on ForeheadSadhguru: There are many aspects to the usage of vibhuti or sacred ash. First of all, it is a great medium to transfer or transmit energy, and it has an ability to help direct and control the energy body. Apart from that, there is a symbolic significance to applying vibhuti on the body. It is a constant reminder of the mortal nature of life – it is like you are always wearing mortality on your body.Normally, yogis use the ash that they pick up from the cremation grounds. If this ash cannot be used, the next alternative is to use cow dung. There are other substances…
  • New Book Release: Success Through Stillness: Meditation Made Simple

    14 Mar 2014 | 11:07 am
    "Once your mind becomes still, your intelligence explodes"  ~SadhguruRS: Let me ask you a question. How much time have you spent today thinking about either the past or the present? Obsessing over things you can't change or events you won't be able to control? If you're like most of us, probably too much.Which is why right now I want to share a very simple tool with you that will allow you to both step out of the past for good and stay out of the future. A tool that will allow you live in this moment, which is the only place that you can truly find success and happiness. And that tool is…
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  • Morphing Mandala

    admin
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    the last sequence of sculpture is amazing... No related posts.
  • Xray Yoga video

    admin
    26 Feb 2014 | 11:32 am
    this great Yoga video with me, it's a short medical imaging project showing x-rays of a person flowing through some No related posts.
  • New Beginnings

    admin
    1 Feb 2014 | 10:03 am
    when I opened the blinds and saw the river... I knew that this was it.... No related posts.
  • What Happens in Yoga doesn’t stay in Yoga

    admin
    25 Jan 2014 | 10:18 am
    We had a sweet practice last Sunday, with the underlying theme being Seva, the practice of ... No related posts.
  • I have a dream

    admin
    20 Jan 2014 | 5:57 am
    Are you passionate about something, some cause, What do you know to be true that could have Martin's level of conviction and courage? What's your thing? And how much of No related posts.
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  • Transform 30 Challenge

    admin
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:36 pm
    http://beth.transform30.com This is an amazing program!! Commit to 30 days of very heathly whole food nutrition and lifestyle….and experience your own transformation!!
  • Free Pilates Class, Support BCSPCA

    admin
    6 Sep 2011 | 5:38 pm
    WHEN: Sunday Sept. 11th 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. WHERE: West Kelowna, BC — The lawn between The Cove Resort & The Gellatley Nut Farm Please meet in the parking lot at 9:45am Click here for MAP B.Y.O.M.- bring your own mat Donations to The S.P.C.A. recommended amount $5.00 Call Beth at 250-878-1835 for more information
  • Wild BC Salmon Recipe

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    29 Jul 2011 | 9:55 am
    Wild salmon is not only an incredible food for brain health, it qualifies as incredible across virtually every other health standard as well and is clearly one of the healthiest foods that one can eat. Period. With high in inflammation-fighting omega-3s, this fish is low in sodium and also a good source of Vitamin B6 [...]
  • Canada’s New Activity Guidelines

    admin
    14 Feb 2011 | 11:26 am
    Physical activity plays an important role in the health, well-being and quality of life of all Canadians, and it is particularly important for children and youth. Habits formed early can last a lifetime. Children and youth need to move more! Encourage them to join in activities they enjoy. An active lifestyle with at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day brings health benefits now, and helps them grow up to become healthy, active adults.
 
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  • The Power of Meditation

    YogaGlo
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Meditation is an extremely powerful tool that gives balance physically, emotionally and mentally and its countless values have been known and practiced for thousands of years. Several studies show that the benefits of meditation are endless, from inner peace and relaxation to slowed or controlled pain of chronic diseases. This week’s featured meditation classes will help you set the tone for your day, find your center in a moment of stress and help you explore your limitless potential. Five Elements of Meditation with Sally Kempton: Sally leads you through a meditation on the 5…
  • The Language of Yoga: Bandhas

    Alice G. Walton
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    The term “bandha” in yoga has several different meanings, some more philosophical and others more literal. The word itself translates as “bind,” “bond” or “bondage,” which can obviously signify a lot of different things, positive and negative, mental and physical. Nikki Villela, of Kula Yoga in New York City, says that “the more literal translation of bandha is bondage or lock. However, at Kula we like to refer to them as valves, as they regulate the flow of pranic energy as a switch would control the flow of electric current.” Sometimes called the “yogic locks,”…
  • Practice Without Judgement

    YogaGlo
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Darren Rhodes encourages us to practice without judgement and reminds us that to observe our practice without judgement is a practice in and of itself. Take this class with Darren: http://bit.ly/1irjwzn
  • Seane Corn & Marla Apt at the YogaGlo Studio!

    YogaGlo
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
                      If you Glo in LA or in the surrounding area, please join us next week as Seane Corn & Marla Apt will be in town teaching free classes at the YogaGlo studio! You will not want to miss this. Seane’s Class Schedule: Tuesday, April 22nd: 5:30-7:00pm: Vinyasa Flow-Level 2 Marla’s Class Schedule: Wednesday, April 23rd: 4:30-6:00pm: Iyengar-Level 2 Thursday, April 24th: 10:00-11:30am: Iyengar-Level 2 Don’t miss this opportunity to take these amazing classes with these amazing teachers. Please check out our class…
  • Yoga to Heal Your Broken Heart

    YogaGlo
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Most of us have experienced some sort of deep loss or trauma where our heart felt like it was broken. The experience of losing something or someone that mattered to us can be emotionally and physically debilitating and the thought of ever healing from that loss can seem inconceivable. Although we might not think it at the time and though we may never truly be the same, we can eventually heal. If you have been struggling with a broken heart, give yoga a try. This week’s featured classes will help aid in healing a broken heart by nourishing the physical, emotional, and spiritual heart…
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  • Meet the Youngest Yoga Teacher in the US

    Phil
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    Twelve-year-old Jaysea DeVoe knows a thing or two about focus. She teaches yoga professionally to teenagers and preschoolers, both known for their tendencies to tend to fidget and rebel. However, DeVoe wields the unique ability to calm them and instill a sense of concentration.  After completing 200 hours of teacher training, DeVoe recently became certified as a yoga instructor. She is believed to be the youngest certified female yoga instructor in the U.S. Devoe teaches in her California beach town of Encinitas, where her entrepreneurial gumption is not alone.
  • Shibashi Practice Among Elderly

    Phil
    31 Mar 2014 | 10:34 am
    In the Philippines, seniors are gravitating toward a form of qi gong that helps reduce stress and improve mental and physical relaxation. The popular technique is called tai chi qi gong shibashi, and is based on the philosophy of tai chi. It's a mixture of these differing disciplines that integrates mindful breathing into controlled, gentle movements. There are more than a dozen different styles of qi gong, and shibashi is considered one of the easiest to learn and perfect for all ages. On the outskirts of the Parañaque City, older women take the afternoon off during the…
  • Using Qi Gong, One Woman’s Fight Against Cancer

    Phil
    28 Mar 2014 | 8:53 am
    Debra Weisenburger Lipetz was diagnosed with cancer in the 1980s. Many people ask her what year, but she said she doesn't remember the specific date because she had more important things to face, like the search for a solution.   Lipetz turned to qi gong. Qi gong has its roots in an ancient Chinese medicine that integrates breathing techniques, physical poses and focused attention. The Berwick, Ohio, resident said that she had heard the technique uses chi, or energy, to heal, which is exactly what she was trying to channel. One of her instructors told her she could master the form,…
  • Qi Gong for Kids

    Phil
    18 Mar 2014 | 10:23 am
    Qi gong isn't just for adults who need a stress reliever in their busy lives. Ilchi Lee, an expert on meditation, points out that the ancient Chinese practice, sometimes referred to as "Chinese yoga," also serves as an excellent outlet for children. The simple movements and breathing exercises have calming benefits for youngsters. Just like for adults, qi​ gong's mindfulness allows kids to take a step back from the situation, refocus and express themselves in an effective manner. The soothing qi​ gong tai chi exercises have immediate benefits and can be…
  • Using Qi Gong for Insomnia Could Give You a Better Night’s Sleep

    Phil
    3 Mar 2014 | 10:55 am
    Millions of people worldwide who suffer from insomnia. If you're worried about the long-term effects of sleeping pills, one option is to sign up for qi gong classes to ease her sleeping problem. The exercise features breathing techniques, stretching and maintaining stationary postures for extended periods. Qi gong, which is an ancient Chinese art dating back thousands of years, combines mindful concentration and exercise – two of the best things that help lull you to sleep at night. More specifically, the technique includes coordinating breath with a series of…
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  • Tai Chi Exercises and its Benefits for Cyclists

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:14 am
    From reducing pain to improving sleep patterns, tai chi moves have a wide spectrum of benefits for the mind and body. Many turn to the soothing movements and focused mindfulness of this exercise for its ability to ease stress and incite tranquility, and they come to find that their bodies undergo spectacular physical changes that make them feel more vibrant and agile. That's why athletes often utilize the ancient practice to become stronger, faster and sharper. If you're a cyclist, discover how the gentle movements can improve your capacity for the sport and consider learning tai…
  • Does Yoga Help Relieve Allergies?

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:54 am
    No matter what reason attracts someone to yoga poses, people find themselves benefiting from a variety of health improvements, including increase flexibility, lower blood pressure and greater tranquility. Some of the effects of the ancient practice are a little more surprising, such as its ability to help you find relief from the symptoms of allergies. With the beginning of springtime upon us and allergy season kicking into full gear, it's the perfect time to consider how yoga can help you fend off allergies. What are Allergies? Allergies are caused by the immune system – it's…
  • 3 Tips for Practicing Yoga at Home

    14 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    You can acquire great benefits from attending Dahn Yoga classes. It's about more than just receiving valuable guidance from an experienced instructor – surrounding yourself with other like-minded individuals striving for enhanced health and wellness can be advantageous in helping you stay on track to your self-improvement goals. But practicing at home between your yoga sessions can also be a beneficial experience, allowing you heightened quietude and serenity to truly focus on connecting with your inner self. If you're interested in incorporating this ancient exercise into…
  • 3 Ways Yoga Poses Can Improve Your Social Life

    3 Apr 2014 | 7:20 am
    Yoga benefits the mind and body in a wide variety of ways, from enhancing blood flow to easing stress. Many people turn to the ancient practice for relief from medical conditions – it can soothe irritable bowel syndrome, serve as physical therapy for Parkinson's disease patients and even help you avoid age-related macular degeneration. People who have trouble maintaining interpersonal relationships can also benefit from yoga poses. Consider these ways the practice can positively transform your social life: Yoga Can Make You More Easygoing A huge draw of yoga is its ability to help…
  • Tap Your Way to Better Health

    Phil
    4 Nov 2013 | 6:03 am
    Newcomers to Dahn Yoga classes may be taken aback by a unique aspect of the practice: tapping. Each session starts out with this warm-up exercise – in which you'll generally tap the lower abdomen to rid the body of tension and prepare yourself for the main movements and postures of the class. Depending on your instructor's directions, you might also find yourself tapping other parts of the body or doing variations of the technique, such as hip or knee bouncing to loosen up the joints and hand or feet clapping to boost circulation in the extremities. While tapping may seem like…
 
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  • Qi Gong for Treating and Preventing Hypertension

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:04 am
    Qi gong tai chi has a wide variety of benefits, including improving balance and flexibility, reducing stress, easing pain and enhancing your general sense of well-being. So, it's not surprising that the medical community often utilizes the mind-body practice in therapeutic and treatment plans for patients suffering from everything from osteoporosis to insomnia. But tai chi exercises can also be beneficial for people diagnosed with hypertension. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a very common but serious condition that involves a high flow of blood through narrow arteries. It can…
  • Can Meditation Be Used as a Diagnostic Tool?

    4 Apr 2014 | 10:19 am
    The medical community as well as meditation expert Ilchi Lee have long embraced the many meditation benefits for health, from its ability to lower blood pressure to its capacity to strengthen the immune system. The practice, which involves training the mind to reach new levels of consciousness, has been incorporated into therapeutic treatment plans by doctors around the globe. But now researchers are coming up with whole new ways to turn meditation into an effective tool in treating mental conditions. A group of researchers at Brown University have devised a methodology that uses…
  • Gentle Qi Gong Vs High-Endurance Exercises

    26 Mar 2014 | 4:50 am
    Many people believe that the more intense an exercise, the better it is for your body. However, extreme physical activity can actually have negative effects, and many physicians and scientists are starting to learn that mellower workouts, such as qi gong tai chi exercises, are much more effective at helping people stay fit and live long, healthy lives. According to an article by the Epoch Times, fast metabolism can actually make your body age faster. Strenuous physical activity boosts the metabolism, which can be good for maintaining a healthy weight. But the body's cells must divide and…
  • Dahn Yoga Exercises for Healthier Hips

    13 Mar 2014 | 5:23 am
    Dahn Yoga exercises are effective in increasing flexibility and helping you become more nimble and virile. Components of the classes such as meridian stretching, tapping and energy breathing help to loosen the joints and enhance core strength. But there are also special exercises you can do to improve the health of your hips specifically, and Dahn Yoga discusses these tactics in the February 2014 edition of its newsletter. As the largest joint in the body, the hips support your body weight and allow you to maintain balance. In fact, they're essential in day-to-day activities such as…
  • Slumber-Promoting Dahn Yoga Exercises for National Sleep Awareness Week

    6 Mar 2014 | 8:56 am
    It's common knowledge that yoga benefits the mind and body. It can help improve circulation, flexibility and emotional control as well as provide relief from depression and anxiety. But another major perk is that it can contribute to a healthy sleep schedule, which is essential to all aspects of your wellness. It's important to understand the effect that restful slumber (or lack of it) has on your health and to spread the word to friends, family and others. That's why the National Sleep Foundation presents the annual National Sleep Awareness Week from March 2 through 9, ending…
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    YogaDirect: Blog Posts

  • Balancing Act: Active and Passive Asanas

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Just like we balance active poses in a vinyasa class by doing every pose twice -- one on each side, we balance our yoga practice by incorporating passive asanas practiced in yin and restorative classes into our yoga regimen. Passive poses, in which muscles are loose and we sink into poses supported by props, are just as important as active poses.
  • Dealing with Death

    8 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    How do you deal with death and grief? Sitting around, burying your face in Haagen Dazs isn't the solution… Surrender and intend on unifying the yogic trinity of total body health: the mind/body/spirit connection. Your endocrine system will help you out, too.
  • Using Yoga to Beat Negative Self-Talk

    2 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Use yoga, pranayama, and meditation to get those feel-good, blissed-out juices flowing, drowning out nagging, negative self-talk.
  • Best Yoga Apps

    26 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Let the power of technology improve and enhance your yoga/meditation practice and lifestyle with our favorite five yoga apps!
  • How Yoga Has Taught Me Patience

    19 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Today, I will be patient and stop trying to force what I want when I want it (which is always right now) to happen at an unnatural pace. After all, they say good things happen to those who wait.
 
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  • Yoga Etiquette

    13 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Yoga etiquette is a must read because a lot of instructors and studio owners aren't big on calling people out on snafus because they want their students to return and feel comfortable. So I’m here to tell you what you need to do and STOP doing at the studio.
  • Best Yoga Mats for Peak Performance

    6 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    What’s your favorite yoga mat? I have six that I am in love with, and today will share why these mats satisfy this hard-to-please yoga mat connoisseur.
  • Q&A: Rebekah “Bex” Borucki

    3 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Rebekah “Bex” Borucki has an undeniably huge online presence. We caught up with her to peer into her yoga universe… here’s a look into one super busy yogi’s amazing life.
  • Ego: The Good, The Bad, And The Death Of

    23 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    How does your ego help or interfere with your yoga practice or meditation? How about it’s role in your entire life? Liberation of the harmful ego and discovery of transcendental ego will lead you to moksha, the goal of yoga.
  • How to Start a Mobile Yoga Business

    18 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Have props will travel! Here are a few tips and tricks for starting your own mobile yoga business. By being creative, open minded and flexible, your yoga business will reap intangible rewards.
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    Bikram Yoga Vancouver | Vancouver's Original Hot Yoga Since 1999 » Blog

  • More Celebrities Who Love Bikram Yoga

    Noa
    31 Mar 2014 | 10:38 am
    In our eyes, everyone who steps into the hot room is a star! But we love adding to the growing list of celebrities who can’t live without their Bikram Yoga fix! Colin Farrell In August, Colin Farrell was spotted stepping … read more
  • What is an Electrolyte?

    Noa
    27 Mar 2014 | 3:38 am
    Wondering what an electrolyte is? Discussing the 5 most important electrolytes – Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Chloride & Bicarbonate in order to “electrify” your Bikram Yoga practice! If you’re feeling fatigue within the first few postures of class it’s probably due … read more
  • Yoga for Seniors: Naomi M.

    Noa
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:38 am
    Tell us about your very first Bikram Yoga class … My first class was at Danny and Lisa’s first studio on Broadway near Arbutus. I had practised some types of yoga, but not Bikram Yoga or any form of hot … read more
  • Benefits of Coconut Water: Cocos-Pure Review

    Noa
    20 Mar 2014 | 9:38 am
    We may be biased, but we think Cocos-Pure, a company based right here in Vancouver, makes some of the best-tasting coconut water around (no wonder we keep BYV stocked with the stuff)! Check out our review, and be sure to … read more
  • BYV Consolidation

    BYVAdmin
    19 Mar 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Dear Students of BYV, It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that we will be consolidating to one studio, and will be closing our Kitsilano and West End studios as of March 31, 2014.  The last … read more
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  • 8 Yoga Poses for Partners

    Yetta McGovern
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:53 am
    Doing Yoga regularly is now become a part and parcel of this stressful day to day life and when we talk about couples then it become more important to take into consideration. Performing Yoga with your partner is a good idea to intensify your connection with your beloved and establish strong bonding with each other. With Yoga you will experience a deep stretch in your muscles and get greater flexibility in your body. It creates drastic enthusiasm in performing personal and professional chores. So let’s understand how to do these superb eight yoga poses with your partner. #1 Triple Hill…
  • Three Yoga Poses for Beginners

    Yetta McGovern
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    For a centered peace of mind While regularly attending a 90-minute yoga session a few days a week can be tough to fit in a hectic schedule, even a little yoga everyday is much better than absolutely no yoga at all. These three beginner-friendly poses – also known as “asanas” – are relatively simple yoga staples that can be done for a minute each. More importantly, each pose helps strengthen and stretch major muscle groups that are essential to developing a solid core foundation of proper yoga posture. One of the main factors for yoga’s current widespread popularity is the fact that…
  • How Yoga is Changing the Life of Blind People

    Jignesh Gohel
    24 Mar 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Recently I came across the website of Give Back Yoga Foundation and came across this wonderful motivational article. A leading yoga teacher Szymon Jarosławski teaching yoga and different breathing process to blind people. It demonstrates different methods that help them to learn yoga. The noble cause is not only motivating the blind people but also help them to enhance to confidence level. Here is the video in which yoga practitioner sharing their experience and the benefits they are getting by practicing yoga. As you can see in image, initially the practice started on floor without yoga…
  • Big Sky Yoga Retreats in Montana USA

    Yetta McGovern
    18 Mar 2014 | 4:21 am
    About Big Sky Yoga Retreats The natural beauty of Big SkyCountry gives the opportunity to experience your Yoga practices in the clean mountain air with plenty of wildlife surroundings. This retreat is about excavating the inner self and finding the tools in order to improve your health and well being. Their yoga practices are blended with many outdoor activities that fill you with the delights of nature. They work on the philosophy that you can perform better with Yoga. Yoga helps in improving every aspect of life whether it’s physical or mental. Though there are many styles of Yoga and no…
  • Shambhala Mountain Retreat Center in Colorado USA

    Yetta McGovern
    15 Mar 2014 | 12:51 am
    About Shambhala Mountain Retreat Center Shambhala mountain retreat center is surrounded by many native forests, gentle meadow, rocky peaks and natural enviroment.Shambhala Mountain Center is a non-profit organization designed with the objective to create a culture of kindness, generosity and courage. Shambhala teachings and programs offer personal transformation, deepened awareness, personal well being. They provide safe and supportive container from more than 40 years. Many experienced teachers as well as practitioners offer weekend programs for educating you about body awareness practices,…
 
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