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Is Your Yoga Earth-Friendly?

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 […]

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Is Your Head on Straight?

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 […]

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Crowdfunding Meditation Across the World: See & Do Together Could Use a Little Spare Change

[UPDATE: Check out this new video describing the project...] How cool would it be to meditate with millions of people across the world at the same time?  It would be totally awesome! Well, we’re big fans of the mindfulness-based tech company, Saagara, which recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to aid in the development of a new meditation […]

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NamaSTAY Yoga Towel Review and Giveaway!

I know when I practice yoga, whether hot or otherwise, I’m usually a sweaty disaster. It’s a good disaster, but sweaty nonetheless. Since slip-and-slide yoga mat syndrome is totally uncool, over the years I’ve added a variety of yoga towels to my collection to help with soaking up sweat, providing a solid practice surface, and […]

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5 Key Benefits of Being Positive

Our hearts are like a safe in the energy bank of our bodies. We each have our own security personnel in the form of a personal energy field that protects us and determines how we feel, think and function. This energy field ensures the safety of our hearts. And since energy is everywhere and in […]

saagara--meditate with the world--see and do together

Crowdfunding Meditation Across the World: See & Do Together Could Use a Little Spare Change

[UPDATE: Check out this new video describing the project...] How cool would it be to meditate with millions of people across the world at the same time?  It would be totally awesome! Well, we’re big fans of the mindfulness-based tech company, Saagara, which recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to aid in the development of a new meditation […]

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A.U.M…(Almighty Universal Magnetic)…by MC Yogi…definitely going on repeat

Time to turn up the volume! MC Yogi just released a sweet new music video that has me pumped about his new album, Mantras, Beats & Meditations, set to release on April 1. His videos always have great visuals, but A.U.M. may be my new favorite. It’s tough to beat the combination of great lyrics, thumping […]

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Is Your Head on Straight?

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 […]

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Lululemon Pledges a Perfect Fit for Your Next Yoga Pants

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 […]

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What I Learned About Life from a Prenatal Yoga Book…

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 […]

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Learning to Practice Yoga in Paris Without the Glamour

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, […]

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Growth is Uneven by Design

Throughout my life the spiritual truth that has resonated with me was one of unevenness–the concept that we do not grow at the same rate in all areas of our lives. Our growth is uneven by design. Take your life and visually divide it into four major sectors: finances, work, health and relationships. Which piece […]

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5 Key Benefits of Being Positive

Our hearts are like a safe in the energy bank of our bodies. We each have our own security personnel in the form of a personal energy field that protects us and determines how we feel, think and function. This energy field ensures the safety of our hearts. And since energy is everywhere and in […]

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Happiness Starts with this Habit

We are taught at a very young age that it is our right to pursue happiness—and most of us try a little bit of everything all in an effort to become happy. We try making a lot of money; we try this or that diet; we get into this or that relationship; we serve this […]

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10 Ways to Find Peace

1.  Get into your body. When we’re not feeling peace, it’s usually because we’re not feeling at all. We’re thinking. And we’re believing all these non-peaceful thoughts. We’re also feeding them with more energy. So to stop feeding the thoughts, and feed peace instead, we drop away from the part of our brain in charge of […]

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Crowdfunding Meditation Across the World: See & Do Together Could Use a Little Spare Change

[UPDATE: Check out this new video describing the project...] How cool would it be to meditate with millions of people across the world at the same time?  It would be totally awesome! Well, we're big fans of the mindfulness-based tech company, Saagara, which recently launched a crowdfunding … [Read More...]

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Happiness Rx: Practicing Yoga, Practicing Patience

  Happiness Rx: Practice patience & stay faithful to your commitments even if the progress isn’t as speedy or visible as desired. Bringing our best selves to the world requires deep dedication, patience, and persistent work. How patient are you? Are you willing to wait for something that is … [Read More...]

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7 Ways to Have Tantric Experiences

Is what you’re practicing actually yoga lite? Maybe it’s actually Tantra. Have you ever questioned whether or not you’re a real yogi? Can you call yourself a real yogi if you don’t meditate in a cave, wear a loincloth or orange robes, or know which mantra or mudra to use at exactly the right … [Read More...]

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10 Ways to Find Peace

1.  Get into your body. When we’re not feeling peace, it’s usually because we’re not feeling at all. We’re thinking. And we’re believing all these non-peaceful thoughts. We’re also feeding them with more energy. So to stop feeding the thoughts, and feed peace instead, we drop away from the part … [Read More...]

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Happiness Starts with this Habit

We are taught at a very young age that it is our right to pursue happiness—and most of us try a little bit of everything all in an effort to become happy. We try making a lot of money; we try this or that diet; we get into this or that relationship; we serve this or that charitable organization—it’s … [Read More...]

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Learning to Sit Alone

‘All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.’ ~Blaise Pascal Think about some of the problems of our daily lives, and how many of them would be eased if we could learn to sit alone, in a quiet empty room, with contentment. If you’re content to sit alone quietly, you … [Read More...]

Hip Openers Video from Yoga Journal Home Practice

Hip Openers = one of my favorite reasons for practicing yoga asana :)  I don't know why anyone would dread hip openers.  I like them so much I often sit cross-legged (lotus or half lotus) in my chair at work.  This is a short, but sweet hip opening sequence from Yoga Journal's Live Mag channel.  I … [Read More...]

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Ashtanga Yoga Short Forms with David Swenson

When time is short, an abbreviated yoga routine is always better than no yoga at all.  Enjoy the insanely awesome benefits of Ashtanga yoga with these short form routines created by yoga pioneer David Swenson, author of everyone's favorite Ashtanga Yoga Practice Manual. 15 minute routine Includes … [Read More...]

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