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Yoga for Golfers: 3 Poses You Should Practice

Posted on 8/26/2015 by Claire Petretti-Marti in yoga yoga for athletes yoga for golfers

In golf, every detail matters. Having a slight advantage can make the difference between an enjoyable day on the course or a disappointing one. Golfers want to eliminate strokes as well as pain so they can continue playing the game they love for many years. Yoga can offer this advantage by increasing flexibility, range of motion in the joints and honing mental concentration.

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Yoga for Cyclists: 3 Poses You Should Practice

Posted on 8/26/2015 by Claire Petretti-Marti in yoga yoga for athletes yoga for cyclists

Many of my yoga students are cyclists who practice yoga to alleviate muscle tightness from logging long hours in the saddle. A yoga practice focused on flexibility, core strength and balance can be a perfect cross-training workout for the avid cyclist. Competitive triathlete Molly McCorkle used to suffer pain in her lower back and hips when she took long rides training for half-Ironman triathlons.

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Yoga for Triathletes: 3 Poses You Should Practice

Posted on 8/26/2015 by Claire Petretti-Marti in yoga yoga for athletes yoga for triathletes

Many triathletes have told me they would love to try yoga but can't squeeze it into their intense training regimens. The swimming, biking and running leaves little time in a triathlete's schedule, but those who find time for yoga agree the benefits can be considerable.

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Yoga for Runners: 3 Poses You Should Practice

Posted on 8/26/2015 by Claire Petretti-Marti in yoga for runners yoga yoga for athletes

In my role as a yoga instructor, I've been able to help numerous runners who are seeking to cross-train, improve flexibility and alleviate pain they experience during and after running.

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Why Every Athlete Should Practice Yoga

Posted on 8/26/2015 by Claire Petretti-Marti in yoga yoga for athletes

As a private trainer and yoga instructor, I meet a lot of athletes and workout fanatics. When asked if yoga is part of their workouts, many athletes will tell me they don't have the time to add yoga to their already intense training schedules. Some say they don't see how "stretching and breathing" would be of any benefit to them. Others say they've discovered yoga while recuperating from an injury.

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is there such a thing as aging gracefully in yoga

Posted on 8/25/2015 by Michelle Marchildon in yoga Aging Gracefully Yogi heart grateful stamina

Yoga is a beautiful thing, but the older I get, the more I wonder if we can age gracefully in spandex.

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Taylor Swift: Yoga Studios are a lot like Apple

Posted on 8/19/2015 by Michelle Marchildon in yoga Yoga Teachers Om Discounts Trial Students

The $30 billion yoga industry might stand to take a lesson from Apple and Taylor Swift and pay their teachers even if they offer a discounted introductory package.

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Men: How to crush any workout and win more with yoga

Posted on 8/16/2015 by Jake Panasevich in balance yoga Men Recovery time Symmetry Injury Prevention

If you’re a guy who grew up in America, you most likely competed in sports. It’s part of our upbringing and a large part of who we are as a culture. Sports prepare you for life. They teach work ethic, how to win respectfully and how to lose with dignity and seek redemption. We like to work hard, physically compete and earn our victories. As the yoga trainer for Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union and other professional athletes, I’m inspired to hear them rave about the benefits of yoga on their athletic performance.

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Simple Healthy Recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth

Posted on 8/16/2015 by Jessica Wyman in Greek Yogurt Chia seeds Strawberries Raw Honey Sweet Tooth

Clean eat your way to the body you want and don’t let your dessert desires get in the way.

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Survival tips for beginners

Posted on 8/16/2015 by Adam Hocke in yoga Adam Hocke Practice beginner breath

I love teaching beginners. Here are seven easy tips to help you survive your first yoga classes.

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Integrity

Posted on 8/12/2015 by Dana Damara in Dana Damara yoga integrity words deeds throughts

I wrote this blog last night and then completely changed it this morning as the ultimate test of my own integrity came into play … as the themes always do.

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4 Ways to turn gratitude into an art from

Posted on 8/7/2015 by Aimee Hughes in Gratitude Prayer Aimiee Huges Walk Journal

Have a gratitude object. Keep a special stone, a feather, anything that resonates with your soul, in your pocket or purse. Perhaps it’s a special ring or necklace. Every time you touch this object, allow it to signal to you to think of something or someone you are grateful for. This action brings both presence and consciousness to the touching your sacred object. Find your special object now, while the idea is fresh in your awareness.

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Zesty Watermelon Gazpacho

Posted on 8/6/2015 by Conscious Cleanse in cold soup gazpacho healthy Summer soup watermelon gazpacho

We’re officially in the dog days of summer and even though summer doesn’t typically scream “soup!” this recipe – which is straight out of our book, will make you think otherwise!

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The 4 Kinds of Yoga

Posted on 8/6/2015 by Ashley Josephine in Pratyahara Samadhi Pranayama yoga Asana Yama Niyama Dharana Dhyana

If you’ve been around this blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m a big advocate of practicing your yoga in whatever way works best for you.

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The Pressure to teach hard poses

Posted on 8/5/2015 by Michelle Marchildon in Advanced Yoga Plateau Buster Basics Teaching Pressure

There’s so much pressure on local teachers to fill their rooms, be authentic, and sell studio memberships, that it’s a wonder anyone can remember why they wanted to teach in the first place.

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Yoga Extremism

Posted on 8/3/2015 by J. Brown in yoga Facebook Yoga Blogosphere Bastardizing Mindfulness Trauma Sensitivity

Polarization seems rampant across all sectors of modern life. Debates on money, politics, religion, and even yoga, readily devolve into diametrically opposed camps. Moderate voices are lost in the din of intolerance and most folks understandably turn away from the discussion with disgust or lament. But without someone staking the middle ground, and others who embrace and support it, chances are the problems of the day will continue unabated.

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How to rebound after vacation

Posted on 7/31/2015 by Conscious Cleanse in 80:20 Bounce Back How to Rebound after vacation Losing weight after vacation Staying healthy this Summer

Everywhere I go right now, it seems as though women are stopping me, gesturing to their mid-section and saying, “Ugh, I feel so gross right now. How do I get back on track?”

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Yoga is absolutely ordinary

Posted on 7/31/2015 by Adam Hocke in yoga Postures Mat joyful speed intensity

My daily yoga practice is absolutely ordinary. It is as ordinary and common place as brushing my teeth.

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Relationship

Posted on 7/31/2015 by Dana Damara in love Relationships Venus in Retrograde Goddess

This word, oh this word. Since it came into my awareness over 10 days ago, I feel like I have been rung through the ringer. And I’m not alone either! I’ve been holding space for emails, Facebook messages, texts and phone calls from people going through the same thing … Relationship issues.

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Super Green Smoothie Bowl

Posted on 7/26/2015 by Conscious Cleanse in Protein Chlorella fresh peaches green smoothie bowl healthy breakfast ideas local peaches

By now you know we’re HUGE fans of green smoothies! They’re nature’s “fast food,” especially when enjoyed on the fly in our favorite to-go container, the mason jar.

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Don't Overthink it: Effective Methods to Find True Peace of Mind

Posted on 7/24/2015 by sarah stringer in Meditation Exercise Massage Piece of Mind Therapist Do Something Fun

Paying bills, taking care of kids, going to work… life can be very stressful at times to the point you feel like you just want to scream. With the various events that happen throughout the course of the day the mind can begin to race constantly wondering what to do. If you’ve been feeling bogged down lately, or have perhaps been over thinking every scenario happening in your life, then it may be time for you to come to terms with reality and find true peace of mind.

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Jalapeño Strawberry Margarita

Posted on 7/24/2015 by Conscious Cleanse in detox retox 80:20 Conscious Cocktails easy tequila recipe Jalapeño Strawberry Margarita

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for a new Conscious Cocktail!

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And Now for Something completely different: reality

Posted on 7/23/2015 by Michelle Marchildon in yoga Reality material world enlightenment michelle marchildon

Are we working out? Or are we working in? When I was asked what I’d like to see in a yoga magazine, I said without hesitation: Reality.

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Foundation

Posted on 7/22/2015 by Dana Damara in Foundation Stability Security Infinite

The other day, I’m in the car with my youngest daughter and she asks me, “Mom, is there an end to the sky?” And I said … “Um no honey. It’s infinite.” And she says … “Infinite… like energy?” And I say, “Yup, just like that.” And she sat there for quite awhile looking up and out of the sunroof. As if she was trying to figure it all out.

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Dry Rub Grilled Chicken Wings

Posted on 7/16/2015 by Conscious Cleanse in Chicken Wings Dry Rub Chicken Wings Grilled Chicken Wings Healthy Chicken Wings Paleo Wings

Summer is in full swing and between the smell of sunscreen and barbeque, it’s no mystery that grilling season is upon us!

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Unfolding Time with Vedic Astrology

Posted on 7/16/2015 by Tracy Atkinson in Meditation yoga Ayurveda Vedic Astrology Vedas

What is Vedic Astrology? Jyotisha, or Vedic astrology, is the ancient astrology of India. It has an unbroken lineage going back over five thousand years. Jyotisha is derived from the Sanskrit word Jyoti meaning “light”. Thus, Jyotisha is often referred to as the science of light, for it helps us to see the past, present and future clearly as well as giving us insight into who we are and how to best actualize our potential.

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Common Confusing Yoga Cues and What not to do

Posted on 7/16/2015 by Ashley Josephine in Alignment Bridge Pose Chatarunga Dandasana Hyperextension Downward facing Dog

There are plenty of funny articles online about the weird things you hear yoga teachers say, and I’ll admit I’m an offender on some of them.

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The need to know

Posted on 7/15/2015 by Dana Damara in Unknown truth Universe Miracle Pattern

“You don’t have to see the entire staircase, just take the first step” – said a very wise man named Martin Luther King Jr. So very, very true.

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Mediterranean Summer Salad with goat cheese feta

Posted on 7/14/2015 by Conscious Cleanse in 80:20 Mediterranean Summer Salad Summer Salad Roundup Tomatoes

As a team here at the Conscious Cleanse we’ve been talking about our favorite summertime salads and we knew we had to share them with you.

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The YogaDownload.com Top 10: Your Fave Online Yoga Classes

Posted on 7/14/2015 by Yoga Download in yoga top 10

We have thousands of classes, whether you’re looking for a specific teacher or anatomical focus or just want to see what’s out there. These are the classes you gravitate to the most – your top downloads this year. Try them all to see what your fellow YogaDownloaders are loving!

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