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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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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 […]

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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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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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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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Are you Still Growing? The Power of Intention

“The only difference between a flower that is alive and one that is dead is that the live flower is still growing.” ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer Intention is defined as setting an expectation for yourself, an expectation for your personal evolution. Going to yoga class helps us reconnect to our commitment to grow by giving […]

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Two NPR Audio Segments on the Business of Yoga

The Booming Business of Yoga Talk of the Nation, December 26, 2006 · Guests explore yoga's path from the margins to the mainstream, and its transformation along the way from spiritual meditation to a mass-marketed workout. Yoga Industry Booms Across U.S. Morning Edition, August 4, 2003 · … [Read More...]

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The Real Riches of Yoga

The greatness of yoga simply explained by Ashtanga master David Swenson: "Practicing yoga is a constant evolution. The Ashtanga system can appear very rigid, with its predetermined sequences, but actually there's great freedom within its structure. From the repetition, we learn to find depth in the … [Read More...]

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30 Day Yoga Challenge ~ Day 5

"Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy. Constant practice alone is the secret of success." -- Hatha Yoga Pradipika Okay, so my last blog entry was written not only for everyone else who wants to take on the challenge of a daily yoga asana practice, but also for … [Read More...]

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Take Action to Simplify Your Life

Simplify, simplify... Most everything is a distraction. This simple quote by Thoreau embodies much of what we want in life--simplicity. Most of us know that many of the "necessities" of life, while far from being extravagances, are in reality unnecessary distractions that pull us away from the … [Read More...]

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The Power of Forgiveness

[Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Adri Kyser of Inner Beauty Yoga] "Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned." ~ Buddha This is such a juicy topic that I cannot wait to read your comments. I’m not a … [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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No More Excuses!! A Home Yoga Practice for Beginners

Don't make excuses - make good.  ~Elbert Hubbard Many people talk themselves out of starting a yoga practice with a variety of excuses.  It's especially true for beginners who have never been to a class before and don't really know where to begin.  It can seem a bit intimidating at first.  I know … [Read More...]

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Yoga for Workaholics: Yep, It Works!

Editor's note:  Enjoy a guest post from Edward, who reminds us that we can integrate yoga into every facet of life! Many of us spend a lot of sedentary time sitting at our workplace desks – 40, 50, even 60 hours a week staring at a computer screen. Not good for the body or the spirit. Not good for … [Read More...]

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