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  • Yoga Helps Kids Become Better Athletes

    Young Yoga Masters
    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:46 pm
    The Last Kids Yoga Class of the School Year Last week my kids yoga classes ended for the school year where I teach preschoolers.  We had a yoga party with lots of music and games.  One of my goals  was to help the children understand just how much they know about yoga.  I wanted them to feel Yoga Literate. We stood in a big circle and the kids chose a favorite poses. Each child was doing a different one, some thought of the poses themselves and some took the suggestions from others. During the relaxation I asked each child to imagine teaching yoga to someone this summer. The class ended…
  • Lean In and Get a Patent

    Yogaforce
    Annie
    17 Jun 2015 | 3:52 pm
      Lean In and Get a Patent If you have a really go […]
  • 40 Frequently Answered Questions About Yoga

    Yoga Journal
    Jessica Levine
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:56 am
    The post 40 Frequently Answered Questions About Yoga appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • International Yoga Day: The Day After

    The Everything Yoga Blog
    It'sAllAboutYoga
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Yesterday was not only the Summer Solstice but International Yoga Day. It was also T.K.V. Desikachar's birthday. I chose to celebrate all of those wonderful occasions by not sitting in front of a desk and blogging. So I'm extending the celebration by one day and blogging about it today: It's not too late to get access to The Shift Network and Uplift's Yoga Day Summit. Register for free, and access to all of the videos is yours.  Not everyone wants to celebrate International Yoga Day. Believe it or not, there is such a thing as politics and yoga. Read more about it, here. This yoga video…
  • Teacher Feature – Shelly Prosko

    Blissology
    Michelle Naklowycz
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:34 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 Shelly Prosko 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? I currently tour…
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    Yoga Journal

  • 40 Frequently Answered Questions About Yoga

    Jessica Levine
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:56 am
    The post 40 Frequently Answered Questions About Yoga appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Your 7-Step Guide to Experiencing Wild Thing

    Jennifer D'Angelo Friedman
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:24 am
    Sara Clark strikes a pose in Wild Thing. Bryant Park Yoga is back in New York City for its 12th season, featuring teachers curated by Yoga Journal. This week’s featured instructor is Sara Clark, who led the Tuesday morning class. Camatkarasana, or Wild Thing as it is commonly referred to, is a pose I can’t seem to get enough of. It is an exuberant celebration and representation of the dynamic ways our body can move. It opens the heart up toward the sky, allowing us to tap into the energy of compassion, empathy, and love. It is both an arm balance and a backbend focused on the…
  • 6 Yoga Accessories to Take Your Practice Outdoors

    YJ Editor
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:40 am
    The post 6 Yoga Accessories to Take Your Practice Outdoors appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Boost Immune System (and Mood!) with Awe-Inspiring Scenery

    Bridget Creel
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:08 am
    No wonder taking the scenic route feels so good! Marveling at a wow-worthy ocean view, mountain vista, or starry sky this summer may give your immune system a boost, report University of California, Berkeley, researchers in the journal Emotion. They found that healthy people who experienced more positive feelings, particularly the emotion of awe, had lower levels of cytokines, proteins that in healthy levels support the immune system, but that can lead to inflammation and disease when levels are chronically high. While the exact link between awe and healthy cytokine levels is unknown,…
  • Ignite Your Practice: 12 Inspirational Quotes for Yogis

    YJ Editor
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:40 am
    The post Ignite Your Practice: 12 Inspirational Quotes for Yogis appeared first on Yoga Journal.
 
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    Yogaforce

  • Lean In and Get a Patent

    Annie
    17 Jun 2015 | 3:52 pm
      Lean In and Get a Patent If you have a really go […]
  • The Benefits of the YogaForce A-Line Mat

    Annie
    2 Jun 2015 | 5:11 pm
    The Benefits of the YogaForce A-Line Mat are many.  The […]
  • YogaForce Goes Green with Previse

    Annie
    27 May 2015 | 5:04 pm
        YogaForce goes Green with Previse.  YogaF […]
  • Girl Power with Yoga Girl

    Annie
    5 May 2015 | 4:56 pm
    YogaForce supports Skin Cancer Awareness with Murad and Jessica Biel-Timberlake for Mother's Day. Girl Power shows up in our awsome YogaForce Ambassdor, Courtney Parnell and Rachel Brathen, author of Yoga Girl.
  • Bruce Jenner: Soul Survivor

    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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    The Everything Yoga Blog

  • International Yoga Day: The Day After

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Yesterday was not only the Summer Solstice but International Yoga Day. It was also T.K.V. Desikachar's birthday. I chose to celebrate all of those wonderful occasions by not sitting in front of a desk and blogging. So I'm extending the celebration by one day and blogging about it today: It's not too late to get access to The Shift Network and Uplift's Yoga Day Summit. Register for free, and access to all of the videos is yours.  Not everyone wants to celebrate International Yoga Day. Believe it or not, there is such a thing as politics and yoga. Read more about it, here. This yoga video…
  • What Makes the Difference

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    10 Jun 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Saturday was just an ordinary day. Yet by the time the day was over, I was feeling full o' joy. No, nothing "special" happened. I simply went out for a chai (yum!), strolled around a bit, and then checked out the new restaurant in town to sample their everybody's-talking/raving-about-how-good-it-is pizza. No big deal, right? I was in a small town, nothing exotic. I was eating pizza, nothing too fancy (although garlicky). Yet somehow my afternoon felt magical. The secret ingredient that made all the difference? Get ready because this is the catchy yoga slogan part of this post... Presence:…
  • Stuck in Neutral

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    28 May 2015 | 4:03 pm
    I recently finished reading Jeff Brown's latest book, An Uncommon Bond, and it reminded me of some important lessons (I'm paraphrasing here, as these aren't Jeff's words): The spiritual bypass of transcending feelings and being the witness rather than feel and let the feelings have their way with you dulls your aliveness The brighter the sun, the longer the shadow -- for example, those deeply intimate f$ck me open to God type of relationships aren't all rainbows and unicorns. Rather, they are paths to growth and healing, which means that intense stuff comes up. All of that stuff you've been…
  • Sinking In

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    15 May 2015 | 12:13 pm
    The lightning bolt struck this morning and I realized that lately my practice has been missing something vital. My week (as much as it pains me to admit it, probably much longer than a week) in yoga has been all business -- unroll mat, go through the postures efficiently, roll mat back up and stow, and get on with the day. Today I found myself nostalgic for those first days of yoga when I didn't know the postures all that well and delighted in how the new and strange movements felt in my body. Somehow I've morphed into unconscious muscle memory land, simply doing my time on the mat (without…
  • Life Happens. Let it.

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    8 May 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Life is happening in a big way these days, so it seems. Divorce, death, sickness, breakups -- while none are happening to me directly, they are happening to folks I know. I tend to be a bit sensitive to the pain of others, so I'm feeling this all deeply. Rather than tune it out (I used to be really good at doing that and did so for years), I'm tuning in. Seems a little counterintuitive, yeah? It's been said that we are creatures that seek out pleasure and avoid pain. Yet avoiding pain seems impossible, being that we're human and all. And, frankly, would we really want to avoid pain? As the…
 
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    Young Yoga Masters

  • Yoga Helps Kids Become Better Athletes

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:46 pm
    The Last Kids Yoga Class of the School Year Last week my kids yoga classes ended for the school year where I teach preschoolers.  We had a yoga party with lots of music and games.  One of my goals  was to help the children understand just how much they know about yoga.  I wanted them to feel Yoga Literate. We stood in a big circle and the kids chose a favorite poses. Each child was doing a different one, some thought of the poses themselves and some took the suggestions from others. During the relaxation I asked each child to imagine teaching yoga to someone this summer. The class ended…
  • What You Need to Know About Physical Literacy for Kids Yoga

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    28 May 2015 | 1:20 pm
    The world has achieved a lot when it comes to Literacy. According to UNESCO, the 2010 global literacy rate was around 84% among adults and 90% among youth. It’s impressive that the vast majority of people on earth can read. We value literacy. It’s considered a basic human right. But around the world there’s another troubling trend in physical health and obesity rates. Globally 39% of adults are obese. That number would be unacceptable in Literacy terms, but somehow this problem is not getting the attention and resources it deserves.  Phys Ed programs and time are being cut.  Yoga…
  • Free Mother’s Day Yoga Printable and New Courses

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    8 May 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Is it just me, or does it seem that the older we get the more we appreciate mom? With Mother’s Day coming up, it’s time to honour these ladies in some big or small way, and here’s a Freebie that just may help. Acrostic Poems and Yoga Remember Acrostic Poems? You write a word or phrase for each letter of your theme word. Here’s an example for MOM. The printable below has both yoga poses and a space for an Acrostic poem for Mother.  These poems are easy to do, perfect for relaxing during the last 10 minutes of an hour long kids yoga class. In fact you can do them…
  • Happy Family Yoga in Pictures and the Free Online Healthy Kids Summit

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    21 Mar 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Family yoga should be part of family life. It creates healthy playtime for adults and kids where everyone is on the same level (the floor) and there’s lots of laughter as you roll about and try new things. The goal is fun. Healthy Family Activities Create Healthy Bonds So when I was invited to speak at the Healthy Kids Virtual Summit, I chose the topic of Happy Family Yoga because I’ve seen the value yoga brings to a family.  It contributes to both physical and mental health.  It strengthens bonds. Family yoga is an antidote to the rushing and organizing that goes on in family…
  • Dirty Secrets: Preventing Burnout for Yoga Teachers

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:01 pm
    In our Branching Out training we talk about all the ways to get new yoga classes to teach. The follow up to this conversation is maintaining balance once you achieve your goals. Over the years I’ve seen many yoga teachers get burnt out, and I’ve come close to throwing in the towel myself. All the reasons that motivate you to become a teacher get consumed by all the hours it takes to run a business and a life. Not only are you balancing work, family, and other obligations, you’re preparing lesson plans, traveling all over, teaching classes, marketing your business, following up with…
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    Blissology

  • Teacher Feature – Shelly Prosko

    Michelle Naklowycz
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:34 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 Shelly Prosko 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? I currently tour…
  • World Ocean Day 2015

    Michelle Naklowycz
    9 Jun 2015 | 12:32 pm
      Here’s two small things you can do to help the ocean: Number one: Download one of these apps and use it to make sure all your fish purchases are sustainable.  Fish is seen as a healthy alternative to meat which may be true but we have overfished up to 90% of our top feeders like tuna.   Making the right choices are easy and here are some great apps. http://www.seafoodwatch.org/seafood-recommendations/our-app https://www.facebook.com/vanaqua/posts/216496931783386         Number two: choose eco carwashes. Yep, everything we put into the land ends up in the…
  • May classes at Samadi

    Michelle Naklowycz
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Drop in classes during the month of May at Samadi!! We’re excited to be offering classes to the public while we’re here in Bali. Come and join Eoin and Insiya for some sweaty, fun bliss filled flow. All levels welcome. All proceeds will go to help Coral Reef Restoration. LOCATION: SAMADI, CANGGU BALI WHEN: EVERY M/W/F 8:30 AM FOR THE MONTH OF MAY
  • 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…
 
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    Free Online Kundalini Yoga Poses and Exercises

  • Meditation Video – What is Meditation?

    Anmol Mehta
    21 Jun 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Welcome to the new meditation video series on Mastery of Meditation and Yoga.  This series will do a deep dive into meditation and explore this amazing art from basic techniques to it’s very advanced levels.  In this series, you will learn not just what meditation is, but also understand what it is not.This first video of the series will introduce you to true meditation and help you understand the real purpose of this practice.  In it we will explore the teachings of J. Krishnamurti and expand on his explanation of the activity of meditation.The teachings we will discuss can be found…
  • An In-depth Look at Tadasana – Yoga Mountain Pose

    Anmol Mehta
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:46 pm
     Tadasana is a basic standing posture that forms the foundation of many other postures – not just standing poses, but also seated postures. A deep understanding of Tadasana will inform your entire practice.  You will find more information and variation of Mountain Pose on the website here. While it sounds so simple – just stand there – there is a huge difference between an embodied Tadasana and merely an idea of Tadasana. Here’s how to embody your Tadasana: Lift up your toes, and spread them wide, feeling all four corners of your feet engaging the ground. Feel your…
  • Surya Namaskar Variation and Video

    Anmol Mehta
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Most of us are familiar with a Standard Sun Salutation A or B. However, there are many more creative variations of sun salutations that work the body and nervous system in a holistic manner.  Shiva Rea, a master Vinyasa Flow teacher, teaches Mandala Namaskar variations which work in a circular manner around the yoga mat. This encourages us to step out of our set back and forth linear patterns and embrace a more natural, cyclical way of life.  It can be uncomfortable and disconcerting when we first start – which way am I moving now? – and that’s exactly what we want. We…
  • Complete 30 Minute Yoga Set – Part 2

    Anmol Mehta
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:23 pm
    All titles below are links to the yoga poses and techniques used in this set, so click the link to read the full details on the particular exercise.The following yoga set is designed to provide a complete workout and covers all the essential daily practices recommended by yoga.   To recap here are the 6 exercises from the 30 Minute Yoga Set – Part 1. 1. KAPALBHATI PRANAYAMA - 2 Minutes2. ANULOMA VILOMA PRANAYAMA - 3 Minutes3. SIMPLE NECK EXERCISES - 2 Minutes4. SUN SALUTATIONS – SURYA NAMASKAR - 10 Minutes5. DOUBLE LEG LIFTS - 2 Minutes6. SHOULDER STAND FOR HEALTHY…
  • Excellent 30 Minute Yoga Set – Part 1

    Anmol Mehta
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:16 am
    All titles below are links to the yoga techniques article, so click the link to read the full details on the particular exercise.The following yoga set provides a complete workout and works on all the major muscle groups and systems of the body to ensure good health, healing and well-being.   In this article you will find part 1 of this set, which is comprised of 6 exercises and takes 20 minutes to complete.  I suggest you start with these 6 exercises and then add the exercises I provide in part 2 next week. Note that although I have given times below for each exercise, you should do as…
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    Yoga Journal

  • 40 Frequently Answered Questions About Yoga

    Jessica Levine
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:56 am
    The post 40 Frequently Answered Questions About Yoga appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Your 7-Step Guide to Experiencing Wild Thing

    Jennifer D'Angelo Friedman
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:24 am
    Sara Clark strikes a pose in Wild Thing. Bryant Park Yoga is back in New York City for its 12th season, featuring teachers curated by Yoga Journal. This week’s featured instructor is Sara Clark, who led the Tuesday morning class. Camatkarasana, or Wild Thing as it is commonly referred to, is a pose I can’t seem to get enough of. It is an exuberant celebration and representation of the dynamic ways our body can move. It opens the heart up toward the sky, allowing us to tap into the energy of compassion, empathy, and love. It is both an arm balance and a backbend focused on the…
  • 6 Yoga Accessories to Take Your Practice Outdoors

    YJ Editor
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:40 am
    The post 6 Yoga Accessories to Take Your Practice Outdoors appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Boost Immune System (and Mood!) with Awe-Inspiring Scenery

    Bridget Creel
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:08 am
    No wonder taking the scenic route feels so good! Marveling at a wow-worthy ocean view, mountain vista, or starry sky this summer may give your immune system a boost, report University of California, Berkeley, researchers in the journal Emotion. They found that healthy people who experienced more positive feelings, particularly the emotion of awe, had lower levels of cytokines, proteins that in healthy levels support the immune system, but that can lead to inflammation and disease when levels are chronically high. While the exact link between awe and healthy cytokine levels is unknown,…
  • Ignite Your Practice: 12 Inspirational Quotes for Yogis

    YJ Editor
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:40 am
    The post Ignite Your Practice: 12 Inspirational Quotes for Yogis appeared first on Yoga Journal.
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  • 40 Frequently Answered Questions About Yoga

    Jessica Levine
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:56 am
    The post 40 Frequently Answered Questions About Yoga appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Your 7-Step Guide to Experiencing Wild Thing

    Jennifer D'Angelo Friedman
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:24 am
    Sara Clark strikes a pose in Wild Thing. Bryant Park Yoga is back in New York City for its 12th season, featuring teachers curated by Yoga Journal. This week’s featured instructor is Sara Clark, who led the Tuesday morning class. Camatkarasana, or Wild Thing as it is commonly referred to, is a pose I can’t seem to get enough of. It is an exuberant celebration and representation of the dynamic ways our body can move. It opens the heart up toward the sky, allowing us to tap into the energy of compassion, empathy, and love. It is both an arm balance and a backbend focused on the…
  • 6 Yoga Accessories to Take Your Practice Outdoors

    YJ Editor
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:40 am
    The post 6 Yoga Accessories to Take Your Practice Outdoors appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Boost Immune System (and Mood!) with Awe-Inspiring Scenery

    Bridget Creel
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:08 am
    No wonder taking the scenic route feels so good! Marveling at a wow-worthy ocean view, mountain vista, or starry sky this summer may give your immune system a boost, report University of California, Berkeley, researchers in the journal Emotion. They found that healthy people who experienced more positive feelings, particularly the emotion of awe, had lower levels of cytokines, proteins that in healthy levels support the immune system, but that can lead to inflammation and disease when levels are chronically high. While the exact link between awe and healthy cytokine levels is unknown,…
  • Ignite Your Practice: 12 Inspirational Quotes for Yogis

    YJ Editor
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:40 am
    The post Ignite Your Practice: 12 Inspirational Quotes for Yogis appeared first on Yoga Journal.
 
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    Light of Love - Sahaja Yoga Meditation Newsletter

  • Joy

    Editor
    11 Jun 2015 | 8:29 am
    When you get your Self-realisation, you become the Spirit. And your attention is enlightened by that spirit. You become a witness of the whole world like a drama. This enlightened attention is a very powerful means of spreading divine vibrations. You see eyes of such person becomes innocent, absolutely innocent. We have to know that there is one thing that is our innocence which never destroy. It is covered with clouds … but never destroyed. And you regain that back your innocent state within yourself. At the same time you are so dynamic but you become extremely compassionate. You…
  • World Realisation Day

    Editor
    4 May 2015 | 4:57 pm
    May 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of the momentous beginning of the Sahaja Yoga meditation movement. The movement was founded by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, who on 5th May 1970 opened the Sahasrara Chakra, the seventh and last chakra (energy centre) of our inner subtle system. As a result of this happening, it became possible for spiritual seekers to receive their Self-Realisation through the awakening of their Kundalini energy to enable true meditation. Free Weekly classes in Adelaide To experience and enjoy true meditation, you are invited to our weekly classes to discover the Joy within.
  • 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,…
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    Yoga Basics

  • A Melt-Your-Heart Acro-Yoga Video

    Rebecca Willman
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    This stunning video featuring acrobatic yogis Hagar Tsabar and Elad Sadeh is mesmerizing, sweet and sensual all at the same time. Tsabar and Sadeh's fluidity, stability and grace make this acro-sequence (almost!) look easy. What’s even more evocative is the emotion they inspire in their viewers: The romantic combo of the sandy beach setting, the pace of yogic movements, and Ben Howard's’ accompanying song, “Depth Over Distance,” will, quite frankly, melt your heart. We’re not sure ... Continue reading "A Melt-Your-Heart Acro-Yoga Video" on Yoga Basics.com
  • After the Asana: Tips for Eating After Yoga

    Ali McGhee
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    It’s not uncommon for a yoga practice to take us into a different state of being. The physical asana, along with things like pranayama and meditation, can bring us into awareness of our bodies and minds with a sense of clarity and presence that we want to sustain as long as possible after class ends. One way of prolonging the benefits of yoga is through good diet choices after practice. ... Continue reading "After the Asana: Tips for Eating After Yoga" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Privilege and Why It Matters: A Yogi’s Primer (Part 1)

    Tosca Braun
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    Privilege: This term has recently made its way around the yoga blogosphere, but it’s worth asking: What is privilege, anyway? Any why should yogis care? While yoga and Buddhism today are full of people committed to social action and justice, these broader religious traditions have historically reflected and reinforced inequitable social norms in their countries of origin (for example, the caste system in India, or sexist gender norms in Buddhism). ... Continue reading "Privilege and Why It Matters: A Yogi’s Primer (Part 1)" on Yoga Basics.com
  • James by Lowercase Noises

    Timothy Burgin
    21 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Recording artist Andrew Othling has created an album for each of his children as a gift upon their birth. James is the name of his fourth child and the title of Othling’s latest EP release under his band Lowercase Noises. This soothing and peaceful 25-minute sonic journey suitable for playing during yoga, and most of the tracks would be great for meditation, contemplation and massage/healing arts. Othling is an ambient guitar master. James includes five ... Continue reading "James by Lowercase Noises" on Yoga Basics.com
  • 7 Reasons to Try a Yoga Workshop

    Kathleen Bryant
    19 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    You attend yoga classes regularly, and you’ve established a home practice. If you’d like to step it up a notch, a yoga workshop can offer tools and experiences beyond those usually included in a typical 90-minute class. A workshop can last a few hours or take place over a long weekend, highlighting a single technique or topic or encompassing several. The possibilities are completely different, but they all have one ... Continue reading "7 Reasons to Try a Yoga Workshop" on Yoga Basics.com
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    Cowgirl Yoga

  • Yoga & Hiking

    29 Jun 2015 | 3:39 pm
    On the trail to Blue Lake, Crazy MountainsKicked off hiking season in high gear this past weekend, and I'm feeling a little badass about it. Hiking is hard. Especially in the mountains. But it's rewards are rich, not the least of which is a huge feeling of accomplishment. Our hike included 9 miles round trip in the remote Crazy Mountains, an altitude gain of over 2,000 feet, and navigating some serious snow fields and tons of rocks. I enjoy not only the physical challenge, but also the psychological one - having those moments of "I can't do this" and then proving myself wrong. And since I'm…
  • Cowgirls vs. Cancer 2015

    22 Jun 2015 | 3:32 pm
    The power of the horse spirit to convey strength, comfort and love is hard to describe. But...perhaps this image will speak of this. - Larry StanleyEvery year I struggle to find the words to describe our Cowgirls vs. Cancer retreat. The women who attend and the experience that unfolds quite simply leave me speechless. It's almost that I feel so many emotions that it's impossible to find adequate language to describe them. I cherish this opportunity to come together with people I am friends with, work with and who I adore and respect to make this retreat happen every year. Watching all the…
  • Soft hands, steady seat: a Yoga Sutra for horseback riding

    18 Jun 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Java and me with a Cowgirl Yogini last weekend, screen grab from an upcoming segment on CNN International The last month has been a wonderful whirlwind of horses and yoga: getting ready for our annual Cowgirls vs. Cancer retreat, sharpening my horse and yoga teaching, and here's the big one - learning to trailer my boys by myself. You know that saying, do something that scares you every day? I think I'm covered for the rest of the year. But now I feel empowered, and ready to roll with Dude and Java.Speaking of fear, I've also spent a lot of time with my "challenge" horse, Java. He's a…
  • OM at home

    20 May 2015 | 7:57 pm
    Practicing at home - mission impossible? It doesn't have to be if you dedicate a little effort to creating some OM at home. I'm lucky enough to have an entire room to dedicate to my yoga practice - but it wasn't always this way, and that didn't stop me from doing yoga. My biggest wish for the women who attend my retreats is to be able to take practice inspiration home with them, but we don't always have the time or money to give to yoga classes. So how to be more consistent? Online yoga classes have made that a lot easier - but if you can't feel inspired in your practice space, it…
  • Calling all Cowgirl Yoginis: spread the cancer kickin' boots word

    1 May 2015 | 8:45 am
    Happy May Day! Over here at Cowgirl Yoga, May means that retreat season is just around the corner.  And every season we kick things off with our Cowgirls vs. Cancer retreat. So, we decided to kick May off with an Instagram contest to help us spread the word about what we do.We are lucky to have Old Gringo as our cancer kickin' boots partner - in addition to our annual Cowgirl Yoga retreat for breast cancer thrivers, we also send kick-ass boots to women currently in treatment. The more people know about this, the more boots we can send out to help kick cancer's ass.Want to help and have…
 
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    Yoga Flavored Life

  • Four Yoga Poses to Stretch Your Calves

    charlotte bradley
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:56 am
    If you play any sport, you are probably familiar with sore calves! I am not quite sure what I did, but in my martial arts class on Monday, my right calf started to hurt. It would have been wise to stop but I continued. The next day it seemed ok so I went out for a jog at lunchtime. After 30 minutes, ouch! Now my calf definitely needs some rest and love … Even in daily life, your calf muscles get worked a lot. Every time you take a step, you push off the ball of your foot and your calf muscles are called upon to lift your entire body weight. All of this consistent, heavy lifting makes the…
  • Yoga for the Summer Solstice

    charlotte bradley
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:42 am
    My kids are so excited that school ends this week. Bring on the long, lazy summer days. Do you remember that awesome feeling?  I think it is the sense of freedom that makes it so irresistibly delicious. No classes or homework. Summer jobs without the adult responsibility. Bonfires, fireflies and entire days spent roaming around on bikes. Blissfully carefree! The summer solstice, on June 21st, marks the beginning of this sweet season. It is one of two times in the year when the sun is at the greatest distance from the celestial equator. Solstice comes from the Latin words “sol” for sun…
  • Another Lucid Interval

    William Ferro
    21 Jun 2015 | 7:03 am
    For My Feline Yoga Partner It borders on the mystical, This sacred bond we share. Sensing the same rhythm, Breathing the same air. Who could gaze into those eyes And fail to see a soul? The love we share’s eternal; It’s made me fully whole. Another lucid interval Before the curtain falls, To freeze the flow of time right here, My fondest wish of all. It borders on the mystical, This sacred bond we share. Sensing the same rhythm, Breathing the same air. The post Another Lucid Interval appeared first on Yoga Flavored Life.
  • Yoga for Runners

    charlotte bradley
    19 Jun 2015 | 12:08 pm
    I don’t think I qualify as a runner (yet!)  I have participated in two Spartan races but those were more about the obstacles and some tenacity than the running. And last summer I ran my first 5k. But I haven’t kept it up. So I have decided to sign up for a 10k in the fall. My brother will be visiting from Japan and plans to do it with me (he is the real runner in the family!) I think this will give me motivation to train consistently.  I have just started so I have a long way to go yet. Jogging and yoga complement each other. Granted, I would probably say that about yoga and anything…
  • Intention for the Day

    William Ferro
    12 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Today, I will bring the energy of compassion to my interactions with all living beings. I will not fall into the trap of considering some lives more important than others. I set as my intention for the day to seek ways to bring joy and pleasure to myself and others; I will refrain from doing harm to myself or any other sentient being. Today, I sign a peace treaty with my own mind. I know there are many unresolved issues to be hammered out in the project of becoming fully human and completely enlightened; I also know that inner warfare solves nothing and spills over into the psyches of those…
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    Daily Cup of Yoga

  • Yoga for Seniors

    #DailyCupofYoga
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:55 am
    Whether you’ve been having trouble sleeping, your range of motion simply isn’t what it used to be, or you’re interested in deepening your spirituality and inner strength, it’s never too late to better your life. Become a happier, healthier version of yourself today by taking up a new pastime: yoga! First off, don’t get worried about the hype. Yoga is a discipline that anyone can get into—your age doesn’t matter and you will not be judged for how close you can come to touching your toes. With the right yoga teacher and a set of techniques that are built for individuals just like…
  • Meditate to Reset and Relax

    #DailyCupofYoga
    15 Jun 2015 | 4:55 am
    A photo posted by Brian (@dailycupofyoga) on Jun 13, 2015 at 5:18am PDT There is a growing meditation movement happening around the world. Meditation is mainstream and no longer on the fringe. Hip-hop moguls are writing books about it, movie stars blog about it, the yoga studios are packing in stretched bodies with quiet minds. There is a long list of Western spiritual gurus spreading the word too. Balance is the word and meditation is the way to get it. As stress builds up in our body, we begin to experience sickness, tension, and fatigue. Our emotions become strained and our mind fills with…
  • Bliss is Not an Attitude

    #DailyCupofYoga
    26 May 2015 | 5:23 am
    For me the reality of bliss within is not just a nice, fanciful New Age idea. It is not a mood, or an attitude of happiness. Bliss is a way of being in the world, and can be established as an achievement from meditation and one’s own personal development. Inversely, trying to create happiness on a surface level is not sustainable and can even create strain, especially if one actually feels bad, but is pretending to be happy. Trying to be happy or positive can foster an insincere and disingenuous state of mind, or mood making. Mood making is not healthy for our emotional state and can tend…
  • 6 Tips for Teaching Your First Yoga Class

    #DailyCupofYoga
    10 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Not Baron’s First Yoga Class… Teaching your first yoga class can be intimidating. The prospect of it might cause you to totally stress out, pile on the pressure, and arrive to teach a nervous wreck. While those feelings are completely understandable, follow these six tips to relax and enjoy preparing for and teaching your very first yoga class. 1. Know Your Audience Every yoga instructor’s first time teaching is different. You may have scored your first gig at a gym, studio, community center, workplace, or school. How you approach the class depends on who is taking it. Are your…
  • What’s the best way to break in a new yoga mat?

    #DailyCupofYoga
    6 May 2015 | 5:45 am
    Practice on it every day… From left to right, here’s what I’m practicing on lately: Aurorae Classic Yoga Mat – 6mm, 3lbs, 24″ x 72″ Jade Yoga Harmony Professional Yoga Mat – 5mm, 4.5lbs, 24″ x 68″ Hugger Mugger Tapas Original Yoga Mat – 3mm, 2.5lbs, 24″ x 68″ Magic Carpet Sapphire Deco Yoga Mat – 6mm, 3.5lbs, 24″ x 70″ Manduka Black Mat Pro Standard – 6mm, 7lbs, 26″ x 71″ A photo posted by Brian (@dailycupofyoga) on Apr 30, 2015 at 6:23am PDT It’s a rough life trying to…
 
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    The Pranamama

  • Useful Information On Pest Control

    Mama
    8 Jun 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Pests are a homeowner’s worst nightmare. They crawl around the house and sometimes on human body causing skin irritation, itching, and even infections. Thus, it is important to know the common pests that can invade the home, their appearance, and how to prevent and control their invasion. Ants are the most common pests one can […]
  • 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 […]
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    Still Is Chill

  • Can we overcome our addictions and compulsions?

    30 Jun 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Can we overcome our addictions and compulsions? The yogic tradition says we can. Through meditation and heightened awareness we can change our behaviors. Neuroscientists are now taking a deeper look at meditation and noticing how the practice can actually create new neural pathways in the brain. Neuroscientists found that after just five 20 minute sessions of a meditation technique, people had increased blood flow to an area of the brain vital to self-control, the anterior cingulate cortex. After 11 hours of practice, they found actual physical changes in the brain around this area, which can…
  • All You Need to Know About the Upcoming International Day of Yoga #IDY

    18 Jun 2015 | 4:21 pm
    The story of how yoga originated is filled with intrigue and a like a lost artifact, it is an ancient one. There are many theories about the origins of yoga. You might have heard that yoga originates somewhere from India and more specifically, the Himalayan region. While yoga originates from that region, it is now a worldwide phenomenon. It is estimated that over 300 million practice hatha yoga and over 2 billion people practice other paths of yoga. On June 21st, 2015 the world will celebrate yoga on the first ever International Day of Yoga. The United Nations has declared this day to…
  • Inclusive Business; The Yogic Method

    22 Mar 2015 | 8:37 pm
    Steve Jobs Success One man, one vision and the world will never be the same. Of course Steve Jobs did not work all by him self, but he definitely was the spine of the Apple Inc. Apple's market worth is billions of dollars and Steve Jobs has become an icon for many business leaders, but most importantly does everyone know where did his genius come from? Believe or not, the main figure in achieving his knowledge was a yogi. A yoga master named Paramhansa Yogananda who him self was a businessman. His book, the "Autobiography of a Yogi" was the only book Jobs ever uploaded to his…
  • A modern engineering miracle

    1 Feb 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Because of the world's growing population, it comes natural to reduce, reuse and recycle. For example the basic recycling process is very common in many US households - plastic bottles, aluminum cans, glass etc. But some ideas grow much wilder - for instance the Janicki's Omniprocessor which will soon provide drinking water to thousands of people in need!What exactly is Janicki's Omniprocessor? Here is what Bill Gates says about it:"I watched the piles of feces go up the conveyer belt and drop into a large bin. They made their way through the machine, getting boiled and treated. A few minutes…
  • An insignificant thread

    1 Jan 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Albert Einstein"One cannot help but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries to comprehend only a little of this mystery every day." -Albert Einstein"Life is a great tapestry. The individual is only an insignificant thread in an immense and miraculous pattern" -Albert Einstein
 
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    YogaGlo | Blog

  • Reset Your Entire Body

    YogaGlo
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Have you ever had one of those days, or even weeks where you felt like nothing is going in your favor – days where you wish you could rewind time and just start over again? Days where you wish you could just hit the reset button? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. The good news is that even though there is no magical button you can press, there is yoga and yoga can help “reset” you on those less than stellar days. This week’s featured classes will help reset your mind and body so you can meet the rest of your day with clarity and ease. Deep Body Reset with…
  • Bless This Day with Purpose

    YogaGlo
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Stephanie Snyder reminds us that each day we have is a blessing. For those on the path to recovery, value a life of purpose, service, humility and grace in this spiritual tune up. Take this class with Stephanie: http://bit.ly/1TNdmM2
  • Foundational Yoga Poses

    YogaGlo
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    In order for our practice to truly evolve, it is important that we brush up on the foundation of our yoga poses. We can have all of the strength and experience in the world, but if we don’t understand the mechanics of the pose, then how will we be able to bring our practice to the next level? From Pranayama & Chaturanga, to Inversions & Hanumanasana, we’re breaking down all of your favorite poses so you can safely and effectively get the most out your practice. Adorable Strength Baby Crow Tutorial with Taylor Harkness: Time to hatch, little birdie! This forearm crow…
  • Blissful Yoga

    YogaGlo
    18 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Amy Ippoliti reminds us that bliss, in the best sense of the word, is a state of deep happiness. But being “blissed out” need not make you irresponsible or spaced! Yoga can help you achieve a state of grounded bliss so you can move through life more centered and aware. Take this class with Amy: http://bit.ly/1IQsIZW
  • Baby & You Yoga

    YogaGlo
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    They say that being a parent is the toughest, yet most rewarding job in the world. It comes with more responsibility and stress than any other occupation, so that’s why it’s so important that we have the ability to cultivate mindfulness and presence, acceptance and awareness, compassion and gratitude so we can be the best we can be; the greatest gift we can give to our kids. This week’s featured classes will help you navigate the road of parenthood through breath, body and mind awareness. While Baby Naps with Claire Missingham: A fantastic little ‘While the baby…
 
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    YogaAccessories.com: Blog Posts

  • 5 Yoga Moves To Relieve Camping Soreness

    24 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Headed for the outdoors this summer? You might want to make sure you pack some yoga moves with you!
  • Yoga For Hangovers

    17 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Hurting a little this morning are we? That’s okay, no judgment… we’ve all been there. You know what might help with that hangover? Yoga.
  • A Rescued Dog: The (Humorous) Horror Story.

    10 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Why does karma sometimes backfire? This is the humorous story of what happens when a good deed is rewarded in a very bad way.
  • The Honest Body Project: Body Shaming Mothers

    3 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Ever heard of 'The Honest Body Project?' I hadn’t until my sister told me about it. Which I think is a problem, because The Honest Body Project has an amazing message for woman, one that I think deserves to be spread and talked about.
  • Switching Up Your Yoga Playlist

    26 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    New-Age music dominates most yogi's practice; have you ever thought of switching it up a little? EDM and Alt music can be great for zoning out and focusing on your yoga practice. Give our playlist a try for your next yoga session!
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    Bikram Yoga Vancouver | Vancouver's Original Hot Yoga Since 1999 » Blog

  • Teacher Profile: Ignacio M

    BYVAdmin
    18 Jun 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Ignacio, who originally hails from Mexico City, tells us about his journey from Bikram Yoga student to teacher extraordinaire!   Tell us about your very first Bikram Yoga class: when and where was it, why did you go and what … read more
  • Timothy McCall: 50 Ways to Heal a Yogi

    BYVAdmin
    8 Jun 2015 | 12:48 pm
    When it comes to how yoga can improve your health, there’s no shortage of reading material. But Timothy McCall isn’t just any writer – as medical editor of the Yoga Journal, he’s investigated and experienced the healing powers of yoga … read more
  • Bikram Yoga & Pregnancy

    BYVAdmin
    8 May 2015 | 8:05 am
    Bikram Yoga & Pregnancy In the lead-up to Mother’s Day, three regular practitioners and first-time moms-to-be talk about keeping up with Bikram Yoga during pregnancy. Noa: First Trimester   Q: When are you due? Do you know if you’re having … read more
  • Coming soon…60-minute classes & 7:45am class!

    BYVAdmin
    4 May 2015 | 10:27 am
    Introducing the 60-Minute Class Due to overwhelming demand from our members, we will be introducing our brand new 60-minute Beginners Hot Yoga Class this upcoming summer. We all know there are days where you just don’t have enough time to … read more
  • A message from the Owners

    BYVAdmin
    2 Apr 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Dear Family, Friends and Students, We are sad to hear the recent allegations against Bikram Choudhury.  These allegations are serious and concerning, and, of course, we condemn this type of behaviour. We do believe in the therapeutic value of the … read more
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    YogaCurious Blog

  • International Yoga Day Celebration on 21st June, 2015

    YogaCurious
    11 Jun 2015 | 3:38 am
    Yoga is 5,000 year old spiritual and mental technique of recognizing our inner self. It is truly all about self-acceptance and self-realization. It brings harmony between body, mind and soul. It simply means to make a relation of an individual consciousness with the universal consciousness.… Read More
  • An Epic Music Album Bhakti Without Borders Produced by Dave Stringer

    Dave Stringer
    17 May 2015 | 5:41 am
    Most days, I go to my regular job, wearing regular clothes and type regular things into my regular computer until it’s time to go home. My co-workers know me as Joe, that guy with enough banter to be social, but not so much he gets… Read More
  • Top 5 Common Mistakes New Yoga Practitioners Make

    Karl Burton
    16 May 2015 | 5:10 am
    It seems like everywhere you go these days, you see people wearing yoga pants or carrying yoga mats with them. It’s not just a fad anymore, but a fully matured combination of spiritual awakening, intense physical exercise, and emotional healing all in one. It’s become… Read More
  • National Day of Yoga for Nepal to Help in Earthquake

    Raj Rana
    15 May 2015 | 6:45 am
    For Immediate Release, Sacramento Yogis Launch National Day of Yoga to Help Nepal. National Yoga Community to Raise Funds for Earthquake Relief on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Sacramento, CA – Today, a group of passionate yogis announced a “National Day of Yoga for Nepal“, a fundraising… Read More
  • Most Popular Holy Books from Different Religions in The World

    YogaCurious
    4 May 2015 | 10:20 am
    What our religion teaches us is generally also recorded in the form of a book that contains the preaching and the principles of life and the truth about it. These books are called the Holy books and all major religions have a Holy book of… Read More
 
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    Ekhart Yoga - Blog

  • Welcome Jeff Phenix to EkhartYoga

    29 Jun 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Please give a warm welcome to Jeff Phenix, one of London's leading yoga teachers now teaching classes with us on EkhartYoga. We like to ask our new teachers a few questions to get to know them and their yoga style a little more...
  • Clean and Pure, four recipes

    28 Jun 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Clean and Pure: these four recipes support the function of the organs and glands, along with the Detox Yoga classes. Besides that, they’re simple and delicious!
  • Bone alignment - preventing yoga injuries

    23 Jun 2015 | 3:00 pm
    With an understanding of the skeleton we can move and stack our bones in a safe way that will keep us injury-free and practicing yoga on the mat for the long term
  • From pilgrimage to walking meditation

    21 Jun 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Inspired by the resurgence of modern pilgrimages, Justina talks about how to bring more mindfulness into your daily lives through walking meditations
  • Free yoga for International Yoga Day

    19 Jun 2015 | 3:00 pm
    June 21st is International Day of Yoga and we are celebrating by offering a day of free yoga and meditation for everyone, including a 108 Sun Salutations class.
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    Seattle Yoga News

  • 4 keys to success through high-powered connections

    Mischa Estrada
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Perspective is everything. We’ve all heard this, but what does it actually mean? This last year taught me a lot about perspective, mostly in what perspective I see the world, and myself in it. On any given day that perspective can change, but what I found fascinating was my ability to finally lift the veil that clouded my success story; the veil that distracted me and made me feel disconnected from the world, from people and most importantly, myself. When I was able to gain a new perspective, one that only reached from pure surrender, I transcended a kind of The post 4 keys to success…
  • Meet Tai Hubbert: founder of Sword & Lotus

    Silvia Mordini
    27 Jun 2015 | 11:22 pm
    I recently sat down with talented Teacher, Healer, Visionary, Tai Hubbert, to find out more about what drives her creativity. Tai shares from her heart on how you can stand behind your own, true voice. Meet her at upcoming yoga conferences and check out her local classes at Yogalife Queen Anne and Greenlake. How long have you been a professional Yoga and Meditation teacher?  I’ve been a student of yoga since 2003, and teaching yoga & meditation since 2011. Where has yoga taken you? While yoga has been the primary foundation of my spiritual path, so to speak, it’s been The post Meet…
  • Jason King: the man behind the Aioga lifestyle yoga brand

    Simona Trakiyska
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Jason King is a man on a mission. He wants to demystify and destigmatize yoga for those who don’t especially fit the ‘traditional yoga mold’. His goal is to create a lifestyle brand that provides an alternative to the mainstream offerings available in the marketplace. He is running a crowdfunding campaign to raise money  to launch a clothing line that is accessible for everyone, especially those who would not typically practice yoga. He also intends to host events and organize retreats that cater to this audience. We invite you to watch the following video to learn more…
  • Perfecting the Bikram yoga poses: Tree yoga pose

    Whitney McCormick
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:21 am
    Are you looking to perfect your tree 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: Tree yoga pose appeared first on Seattle Yoga News.
  • Health Awareness & Health Improvement (HAHI) celebrates International Yoga Day

    Simona Trakiyska
    19 Jun 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Last year, the United Nations declared June 21 as International Yoga Day. Inspired by the news, Seattleite Anu Arora, a technology leader and level 3 yoga and Pranayama instructor, was eager to create an event that celebrated yoga and its global recognition. Arora’s passion and idea resonated with Ramanlal Patel and Pravin Trivedi, who are also yoga teachers, and they created the Health Awareness & Health Improvement (HAHI) foundation. Today, the three of them serve on HAHI’s board. The foundation’s mission is to foster health awareness and improvement that encourages people to live…
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    Making Mindfulness

  • Mindful Monday: Make Peace

    29 Jun 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Each Monday, I would like to share a reminder about the importance of being mindful.  These will come from literature, popular culture, music--anywhere one might get this sort of everyday life nudge.When I originally began Mindful Mondays, I thought of it specifically as an avenue for sharing quotes, sometimes music; today, instead, I want to simply share a few things by which I have come to live.at Canalside in May 2015, in my hometown, Buffalo, NYMake peace with imperfection.  You are who/ what/ how/ where you are.  You are not perfect, nor should you be, but you are you and…
  • Your Yoga: Get Started & Stick to It

    19 Jun 2015 | 4:55 am
    This weekend is the International Day of Yoga--Sunday, the summer solstice is, to be exact.  Hooray!  Dr. Jane Fowler Morse, at SUNY Geneseo, is just awesomeThis means that if you've been curious about yoga for a while, but still haven't tried it, you should give it a shot.  And if you're a student of yoga, you should make time to practice Sunday.  For all kinds of inspiration, pictures, videos, and facts, check out the website.  The International Day of Yoga website states that during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 Hon’ble Indian…
  • My Journey: Whirlwind Year Two!

    17 Jun 2015 | 3:54 am
    Last month concluded my fourth and final semester of University, Round 2.  This has been an incredible and exciting journey.  Like I shared in my first "Whirlwind Journey" post, I am so thankful that I've had the opportunity to, as cliché as it sounds, pursue my dreams.  I have now successfully spent two years learning, growing, and mastering my passions and interests.  I have developed my skills in Latin and Ancient Greek, practiced and grown from yoga, and expanded my knowledge and understanding of and patience with myself.We've called this whole…
  • Catching Up & Slowing Down

    16 Jun 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Yesterday afternoon, amidst the 94 (feels like 104) degree Richmond weather, I had the opportunity to catch up with one of the most generous, kind, and encouraging human beings I have ever known.  We met at Richmond's beautiful Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, a place I highly recommend to would-be visitors, but with the heat, we decided to have lunch rather than explore the grounds.a rose at Lewis Ginter Botanical GardensEight years ago, when I met her, we both worked as high school language teachers--Wendy Spanish and I English.  We quickly discovered that we not only…
  • On Being Quiet and Being Brave

    30 May 2015 | 9:05 am
    When we see action movies, we tend to believe that the hero archetype* exemplifies courage, among other traits.  The large, muscly, often male savior-figure saves the day from the horrible, nearly-relentless bad guy.  However, what these movies often neglect is that heroes aren't always battling bad guys, and don't always need a fast car or a train to jump from; heroes just need everyday, real courage in whatever they face.this picture was taken a few years ago, at our family Christmas dinnerThis month, I had the opportunity to spend time with my mom, living nine…
 
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    Dr. Alan Viau

  • Chef Jonathan’s Healthy Food: Striped Bass

    Alan Viau
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:09 am
    Striped bass, court bullion, curry oil, heirloom cherry tomatoes navy beans, roasted red pepper, nasturtium About Chef Jonathan Viau Hailing from our nation’s capital, this chef found his love for … Continue reading →
  • Control your beliefs and take command over your life

    Alan Viau
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:06 pm
    “Why is it I have prayed and prayed and got no answer? Jim Jensen has been asked this question untold times. It’s a very common complaint all over the world. … Continue reading →
  • The Impacts of Yoga On Cortical Thickness, Neural Connectivity and Cognitive Function

    Alan Viau
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:40 pm
    This new study highlights how Yoga improves cognition and memory by directly affecting neural connectivity Background Impairments of attention and memory are evident in early psychosis, and often lead to severe, … Continue reading →
  • Infographic: A Lifetime Of Meat Consumption Visualised

    Alan Viau
    19 Jun 2015 | 7:09 am
    This infographic provided by the NY times charts the popularity of various types of meat over the past 100 years. The main take-aways from this infographic are the hugh explosion in chicken … Continue reading →
  • Positive effect of yoga on cardiorespiratory fitness

    Alan Viau
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:42 am
    I love these types of comparative studies that show yoga health benefits. In this study, despite low energy expenditure, yoga practices are better in some cardiorespiratory fitness parameters than other … Continue reading →
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    Yoga for health, healing and well-being

  • The Yoga Book

    29 Jun 2015 | 8:28 pm
    I paste below the link to a handbook on yoga, issued by Ayush department of Government of India. I am delighted that many precautions that I keep asking yoga practitioners to follow find a place in this small book. The link goes to a slideshow of each page of the book.I advise that you go through this book once even if you are a regular practitioner of yoga for long.Yoga bookYoga page on Ayush site (They are still building up resources there.)
  • "Yoga reduced to acrobatics," says the Catholic priest, and I agree

    20 Jun 2015 | 2:02 am
    'All kinds of yoga are being popularised in western countries these days and some of them do present yoga through a Hindu religious lens,' says Mumbai priest Joseph Pereira. 'Most have just reduced yoga to acrobatics. But yoga is not just a work out – it is a work in.'Father Joseph Pereira teaches Iyengar yoga around the world. Iyenger yoga is one form of yoga in which yoga is practiced using props. It was adopted from the ancient yoga by BKS Iyengar, a renowned yogi. Pereira has also written a book, 'Yoga for the Practice of Christian Meditation'.Pereira, a devout Catholic as he is…
  • Yoga mats

    16 Jun 2015 | 2:05 am
    We have published this page on yoga mats today. Hope, it helps you in making an informed decision while buying yoga mat for yourself or your dear ones.
  • 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…
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  • My First Nike Women’s 10K: Mission #WeRunLondon Accomplished

    innavation
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:59 am
    Few months ago (not to mention few weeks ago!) I could not imagine running down the street (I’ve been doing weights in the gym, boxing and yoga but not running), […] The post My First Nike Women’s 10K: Mission #WeRunLondon Accomplished appeared first on Start Up Your Happiness.
  • Going Bananas With Urban Fruit

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    22 Jun 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Since digging my teeth into Eat To Live book by Joel Fuhrman (which deserves a separate blog post as it completely changed my views about nutrition and healthy eating), I became […] The post Going Bananas With Urban Fruit appeared first on Start Up Your Happiness.
  • Gearing Up For Nike Women’s 10K Race: What To Wear Edition

    innavation
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:08 am
    When I started training with Nike to run Nike Women’s 10K race on 21st June, I had two pairs of Nike trainers (one pair for everything and one fancy designer pair that […] The post Gearing Up For Nike Women’s 10K Race: What To Wear Edition appeared first on Start Up Your Happiness.
  • A Culinary Journey At Andaz London

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    14 Jun 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Since I met and became friends with amazing guys at Zomato, an online restaurant discovery, review and  booking website, finding great dining experiences in London (based on reviews posted by real people […] The post A Culinary Journey At Andaz London appeared first on Start Up Your Happiness.
  • The Power Of Switching Off – With Rachel Johnston

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    31 May 2015 | 4:03 pm
    Having introduced The Happiness Project by @innavation, I am happy to present to you my first expert whom I asked about happiness, the impact of being always ‘switched-on’ and what’s […] The post The Power Of Switching Off – With Rachel Johnston appeared first on Start Up Your Happiness.
 
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  • 5 Ideas for Storing Makeup with Repurposed Goods

    Mary Hood Luttrell
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:28 pm
    The post 5 Ideas for Storing Makeup with Repurposed Goods appeared first on Peaceful Dumpling.Try these 5 ideas for storing makeup, and turn your bathroom into an organized dream. If you’re familiar with apartment living, there’s a good chance that you’ve come up against space limitations. Although I try to keep only the things I need or truly value—and I do love a good stuff purge—I’ve had to get creative with the way I organize thing in my apartment, including my bathroom and vanity area. Sure, I have always wanted an old-fashioned, decked-out vanity table, but I’ve had to…
  • Of Pizza and Ice Cream: When Junk Food Turns Trendy

    Molly Lansdowne
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:30 am
    The post Of Pizza and Ice Cream: When Junk Food Turns Trendy appeared first on Peaceful Dumpling.Food is a pretty controversial topic. What kinds of food should we eat? How much should we eat? What’s considered “healthy” and “unhealthy”? As someone who has spent a significant portion of her life ruminating over these questions, I know that this can be a stressful and confusing endeavor. But more than obsessing over a nutrition label or calorie count, one of the more pervasive aspects of food culture is its ability to change and morph our perception of which…
  • Love: On Loving Someone Who Doesn’t Love You Back

    Juhea Kim
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:54 pm
    The post Love: On Loving Someone Who Doesn’t Love You Back appeared first on Peaceful Dumpling.Going to the ballet is one of my favorite things to do. After a performance of Giselle this summer, I turned to my friend Jen and said, “There is a common theme here–it’s always love, betrayal, then death of the heartbroken heroine.” The archetypal ballet story seems to be: man and woman fall in love, but man is in fact engaged to another woman (preferably a noblewoman); the heroine discovers this deception and dies; the man follows his innocent lover to his own death,…
  • 6 Tips to Staying Emotionally Balanced

    Theresa Ho
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:19 am
    The post 6 Tips to Staying Emotionally Balanced appeared first on Peaceful Dumpling.On maintaining balance We live in a busy world and it is easy to get caught up with the daily grind. Often, our focus is on taking care of everything externally, rather than taking care of ourselves inside out. Going to work, paying bills, fitting in a daily workout, cooking and other chores–these things make us seem functional on the outside, without examining how balanced we are on the inside. As a result, we create unnecessary stress in our lives and our well being takes a toll. Just as important as…
  • Natural Beauty: Nightly Vegan Skincare Routine

    Mary Hood Luttrell
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:49 am
    The post Natural Beauty: Nightly Vegan Skincare Routine appeared first on Peaceful Dumpling.A few weeks ago, I shared my morning vegan skincare routine. For the sake of symmetry (and an excuse to talk more beauty), I want to share my nightly vegan skincare routine. Even when I’ve had the best of days, there is something so lovely about “washing off the day,” whether that means a full-on shower or simply a thorough face cleansing. It’s gotten to the point where I can’t even flop on the couch at the end of the day for a little Netflix cruising with my husband without taking off my…
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  • Podcast: Swami Sivananda’s Humor

    Abbot George Burke (Swami Nirmalananda Giri)
    27 Jun 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Click here to listen to Swami Sivananda’s Humor if you do not see the player above. The podcast length is 16:06 minutes. Swami Sivananda’s joyful sense of humor are evident in today’s podcast. This includes the following incidents:Sivananda’s riddle and the over-serious student.The rare color film photos of Swamiji.Sivananda’s omniscience regarding what was going on in Sivanandashram.What it was like at satsangs with Sivanandaji.Two interviews with Sivananda, and Sivananda’s important advice for success in spiritual life.Listen to Swami Sivananda’s Humor.Listen to more…
  • Is Reincarnation True?

    Abbot George Burke (Swami Nirmalananda Giri)
    27 Jun 2015 | 12:53 pm
    To someone who wrote juggling all kinds of statements about how much better it would be to not believe in reincarnation and the problems such a belief caused.In the West the question about a belief is its utility, its plausibility, its acceptability (appeal) and its practicality.In the East it is a simple of question of: Is it true? No other question really matters. That each person settles for himself.Those who purify and refine their consciousness through yoga meditation have no problem, because their intuition and their own memories of past lives settle the question, as well as the…
  • Podcast: I Meet Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh

    Abbot George Burke (Swami Nirmalananda Giri)
    20 Jun 2015 | 10:56 am
    In this new series of podcasts about Swami Sivananda, Abbot George relates his memories in a much fuller form than in previous podcasts.Click here to listen to I Meet Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh if you do not see the player above. The podcast length is 14:32 minutes.I met God in flesh both in America and India in the form of great yogis and devotees. Transformed by yoga and devotion they were embodiments of higher consciousness. One time my friend Hari Datta Vasudev was telling me about some of the holy ones he had met during his life. After one account he paused and then looked at me very…
  • Podcast: The Yoga Life 5: The Importance of Vegetarianism for the Yogi

    Abbot George Burke (Swami Nirmalananda Giri)
    11 Jun 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Click here to listen to The Yoga Life 5: The Importance of Vegetarianism for the Yogi if you do not see the player above. The podcast length is 15:41 minutes.Since we have considered shaucha in the last podcast which includes purity of diet, let’s take a brief look at the spiritual benefits of being a vegetarian yogi.The mind, as a mass of vibrating energy, is limited by the constitution or condition of that energy. If the energy is heavy or inert, little can be done with it to produce the state of silence and clarity needed to reflect the truth of spirit. Certain elements darken the mind…
  • Podcast: The Yoga Life 4: Niyama, the “Do”s of Yoga

    Abbot George Burke (Swami Nirmalananda Giri)
    2 Jun 2015 | 11:41 am
    Having finished Yama, the “Don’t”s of Yoga, in the last podcast, we now consider Niyama: the “Dos” of yoga.Shaucha: purity, cleanlinessSantosha: contentment, peacefulnessTapas: austerity, practical (i.e., result-producing) spiritual disciplineSwadhyaya: introspective self-study, spiritual studyIshwarapranidhana: offering of one’s life to GodClick here to listen to The Yoga Life 4: Niyama, the “Do”s of Yoga if you do not see the player above. The podcast length is 24:15 minutes.Below is a brief summary of some of the points covered in this podcast:ShauchaShaucha…
 
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