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4 Great Places to Go Off on a Rendezvous with Your Yoga Mat

Posted on 3/28/2017 by Manmohan Singh in Travel Yoga Take Yoga Anywhere Essentials for Traveling

In the mood to travel but lost for the companion of your heart? Sling on your yoga mat and get going. Once you do, you'll find your practice is achieved through connection with the earth beneath your feet and the sun shining in a bright blue sky above. Go deeper into this rewarding experience of harmonizing with your core and the universe that has shelters you. Your strife to reach and feel the presence of the divine will deepen as you come to know the changing terrains, people, and colors of the lands you travel.

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My 5 Favorite Yoga Postures (And Why I Love Them)

Posted on 3/27/2017 by Jason Crandell in benefits of yoga Jason Crandell Get the Most Out of Your Practice Favorite Yoga Poses

Common wisdom tells you to work on the postures that bring up resistance and challenge you. Personally, I’m okay with this sentiment—after all, there’s plenty of value in exploring the edges of your comfort zone. As a practitioner and teacher, though, I tend to emphasize the opposite—I choose to indulge the postures that I love with egregious frequency. I encourage the teachers that I train to do the exact same thing. We love the poses that we love for good reasons: they awaken us, they ground us, they soothe us, they challenge us, and they nurture our mind’s ability to focus and settle down.

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Aries New Moon: The Rogue Warrior (3/27/17)

Posted on 3/24/2017 by Alanna Kaivalya in Passion Alanna Kaivalya Alchemical Ritual Spiritual Warrior Aries New Moon Willpower

With the Spring Equinox, we start the Zodiac year in the sign of Aries. The new moon this month follows suit, and in Aries fashion: the moon goes rogue. It’s standing powerfully in the sign of Aries with only the sun and Venus nearby. No other ties to planets in other signs, means this Aries new moon…is about as Aries as one can get.

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Wherever I Go, Yoga Goes – 7 Tips for A Mindful Vacation

Posted on 3/23/2017 by Yoga Download in Online Yoga Take Yoga Anywhere Mindful Vacation Mindful Travel

Happy spring! We’re here to help you stay on top of your game physically, emotionally and mentally while you’re on the go. Whether you’re planning a spring vacation or opting for a staycation, here are 7 tips to keep your body & mind right when you’re on the move:

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Featured Pose: Parivitta Utkatasana or Prayer Twist

Posted on 3/22/2017 by YogaDownload .com in detox detox Yoga Practice Twists Featured Pose Confidence Solar Plexus Chakra Prayer Twist Pose

It’s normal to start feeling little sluggish or unlike your usual confident self after a long, rainy winter. It may the perfect time to clear out any energy or feelings that have gone stagnant. We could all use a reboot in our systems to charge our inner fierceness and tap into our ambition.

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Healthy Slaw Recipe

Posted on 3/20/2017 by Candace Moore in healthy recipes Healthy Coleslaw Recipe Candace Moore Simple Meals Nourishment

A few weeks ago I met up with a friend for a walk. We hit up our local Whole Foods for a light lunch, and they offered a healthy coleslaw option with a dressing of olive oil, AVC, and local honey. It was so delicious and it seemed pretty straightforward so I set out to recreate it the next day (it was that good). I've pretty much been making it twice a week ever since and it's the perfect, most refreshing and satisfying summer salad so I wanted to share with you.

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Release Expectations

Posted on 3/20/2017 by Ashley Josephine in Karmic Action Ashley Josephine Philosophy of Yoga Yogic Path Release Expectations

For a long time it was a running joke in my family that no matter your ailment yoga could help with that. Over time everyone understood so it was no longer necessary to say it out loud. Unfortunately yoga doesn’t help with everything. In fact, practicing asana doesn’t in and of itself make anything go away. And, the point isn’t to make things go away. The point is to be with whatever is.

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Get Lucky

Posted on 3/14/2017 by Yoga Download in Happiness Contentment Santosha Luck

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This week we celebrate how to capture those feelings of good luck and happiness and bottle them up for the entire year. It’s just like the leprechaun finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, right? Check out Mark Morford’s latest class: How to Get Lucky Vol. II: Get Luckier.

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Practicing Yoga During Pregnancy

Posted on 3/9/2017 by Elsa Anderson in Deep Breathing Practice Yoga Boosts Circulation Relax Yoga for Back Pain Pregnancy Yoga

Yoga postures that can be practiced during pregnancy depend on the mother's physical condition and pregnancy stage. To determine whether it is appropriate for pregnant women to yoga, it is recommended that you first consult your obstetrician. During pregnancy, it is advisable to practice private prenatal yoga in the second trimester (from the fourth month to the eighth month) and consult your doctor in advance. Under the guidance of professional teachers, pregnancy yoga is safe. It helps to improve the overall flexibility of the body and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which are all vital in the delivery process. What’s more is that practicing these poses increases the body's blood circulation, stimulates the various organs and glands, and thus improves the flow of blood.

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Roasted Mushrooms

Posted on 3/9/2017 by Corinne Marabel in Healthy and Happy AVeganKitchen Mushroom Recipe Simple Meals Vegan Foods

Now with this recipe I really cannot take most of the credit for it! I've always been a serious fan of Jamie Oliver - I find his entire approach to food to be completely inspirational (and very similar to my own)

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50 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Yoga and Meditation

Posted on 3/8/2017 by Jiten Kr in Benefits of Meditation benefits of yoga Mindfulness Improve Mood Relax

Yoga and meditation can be used as a healthcare tool for healthy living. You have heard that yoga meditation is helpful or good for health. But how it is good for health or it works really? There are also many controversial stories about yoga. So, you should know scientifically about yoga meditation. There are a lot of studies shows you the proof behind the every benefits of yoga meditation. These are the 100 benefits based on the available researches.

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Virgo Full Moon (3/12/17): Walking the Path of the Wounded Healer

Posted on 3/8/2017 by Alanna Kaivalya in Alanna Kaivalya Alchemical Ritual Virgo Full Moon Self-Knowledge Astrological Reading

The full moon in Virgo shines light on our body image, our self-talk, and our relationship to health and service. We see, by the light of this full moon, opportunities to refine the way we move, think, and speak. This is only impacted more fully by close relationships to Chiron, the wounded healer, and Mercury, the messenger, who have co-rulership of the sign of Virgo.

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Bye Bye Back Pain

Posted on 3/7/2017 by Yoga Download in Yoga for Back Pain Healthy Back Yoga Sutra 2.16 Healthy Spine What Causes Back Pain?

When your back hurts, everything in your life is impacted. If you’ve ever experienced spasms or intense pain anywhere along your spine, you know what we mean. We’re here to help break down a few of the reasons back pain manifests and also to suggest how incorporating yoga can keep your spine healthy and prevent future back pain.

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Letʼs Be Braver In the Stories We Share

Posted on 3/1/2017 by Dave Ursillo in Live with Authenticity Dave Ursillo How To Create Your Success Story Be Brave

When I bumped into a friend at my favorite local coffee shop a few weeks ago, I was excited. I hadn’t seen this friend all summer long. What’s been new in his world, I wondered? What has he been solving, moving toward, creating? How are his kids? Yet what unfolded between us was humdrum, socially-polite, and altogether boring.

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Shrimp-Stuffed Avocados 2.0

Posted on 3/1/2017 by Rebecca Katz in Healthy Eating Clean Eating Avocado Healthy is Happy Good Fats Easy Recipes

As a kid, I remember the Ladies Who Lunch coming over to the house regularly to play canasta or mah-jongg. On these occasions, my mom showed me how you could use a fruit as a bowl for salad: she’d serve the pearled grand dames tomatoes stuffed with chicken salad, and that was the inspiration for this dish. I’ve gone for a different mode of transport—an avocado boat—and jazzed up the salad as well. No mayo here, but lime juice, cumin, coriander, jalapeño (za-zing!), olive oil, and avocado provide the diving pond for the shrimp. I think the Ladies Who Lunch would’ve approved.

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Take a Leap

Posted on 2/28/2017 by Yoga Download in hanumanasana Yoga Myths Devotion Full Splits Hanumanasana Story

Do you dread attempting full splits or Hanumanasana? Physically, it’s an intimidating yoga pose and could be one you avoid for that reason. We’re here to share the story behind the pose. Once you appreciate the myth behind the posture, you may be inspired to approach it differently with the power of the meaning fueling you.

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5 Tips for Healthy Digestion

Posted on 2/27/2017 by YogaDownload .com in Yoga of Eating Creating a Habit Healthy Eating Clean Eating

With so much information out there about nutrition it’s nearly impossible to sift out the genuine truth. Find something you think you can trust that even has citations and studies to boot, and guaranteed there’s some website out there that fundamentally disagrees with what you just read and somehow, magically, has the same amount of evidence backing it up. Either that or the advice it gives you is to sacrifice all of your beloved foods and basically rearrange your entire life around digestion.

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Pisces New Moon & Solar Eclipse: Swimming in Spiritual Waters (2/26/17)

Posted on 2/24/2017 by Alanna Kaivalya in Alanna Kaivalya Solar Eclipse Alchemical Ritual Pisces New Moon New Beginnings

A solar eclipse gives us insights into the psyche of the world. When the light of our sun is hidden by the moon, the shadows it casts reveal the hidden activities of the collective unconscious. What are we all working on? What do we all need to reveal? Where can we all grow? This particular Pisces new moon and solar eclipse comes just two weeks after a lunar eclipse, and five months after a similar back-to-back solar and lunar eclipse duet from September of 2016. Essentially, this is both the ending of that long eclipse pattern, and the beginning of a new one. For the next six months, we will be basking in the shadowy light of this Pisces eclipse, as we let the energies of the previous eclipse cycle energies wane.   

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Tune Out the Noise and Tune into Yourself

Posted on 2/21/2017 by Yoga Download in Connection Tune In Self Care Unplug

Do you pride yourself on your ability to juggle several balls in the air at once? If you’re dispersing your energy by multi-tasking, by being glued to your smartphone, by working overtime for your career, your family, and your friends, you’re going to burn out. When all your energy goes outward without the requisite focus on recharging your inner light, disconnection results.

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One Seriously Wholesome Lunch

Posted on 2/20/2017 by Corinne Marabel in Nourishment Vegan Healthy and Happy AVeganKitchen Wholesome Eating

This post will be a savory one, and its a damn good savory one at that. I hadn't planned on posting this recipe on my blog, in fact I didn't even know what this dish was going to turn out like until it was finished. I decided this morning, it was time to give myself a bit of a cleanse (and no I'm not talking about a juice cleanse, fasting, or anything like that). Rather it's purely about filling my body with really great wholesome food, cutting out refined sugars, reducing the amount of processed food I eat, drinking a heap of water, and getting enough sleep.

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Quick Ways to Incorporate Yoga Into Your Daily Life

Posted on 2/20/2017 by Cassie Brewer in Yoga Practice benefits of yoga Daily Grind Tips for Healthy Living Personal Routine

It is widely known that yoga helps us conquer a long list of health benefits. Yoga eases anxiety and relieves symptoms of depression. It helps with back and neck pain and it reduces stress levels; it helps us be more in the moment and so much more. Despite knowing that yoga is good for us, it can still be hard for us to do yoga, especially when we have an already overpacked schedule. You don’t need a full hour to incorporate this exercise into your daily routine, however, and the following tips will show how you can do yoga every day, no matter how busy you are.

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A Detox Guide to Get You Through Winter

Posted on 2/20/2017 by Audrey Throne in mindful eating Detoxify Seasonal Changes Winter Detox Guide 100% Organic Healthy and Happy Harness Personal Power

A growing hyperbole around the visible and miraculous benefits of detoxification has many of us reaching for cooling juices even in the dead of winter's cold, resulting in ailments and plummeting energy levels. Each season has unique impacts on the human body, which in many ways resembles their distinct impacts on the overall environment. For example, the blooming spring season replenishes our vitality; summer fires up our energy levels, fall gently subdues our bodily functions and winter cascades them to a near halt to ensure survival.

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Bieler’s Broth

Posted on 2/15/2017 by Conscious Cleanse in The Conscious Cleanse detox Good Winter Soup Purification Reset Food as Medicine

The soup we’re sharing today is a not your average soup. We call it a Supersoup (as well as lawn mower pulp), and it’s one of the soups we most recommend during Purification. During our 14-day cleanse, we have two weekends (or two other consecutive days of your choice) where we offer a deeper cleansing process. During this time, we encourage lots of rest and relaxation, and we only take in vegetables and fruits, with no more than 2 tablespoons of oil each day.

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Top 5 Tips for Choosing (and Offering) the Best Yoga Teacher Training

Posted on 2/15/2017 by Shy Sayar in Yoga Teacher Training Anatomy Philosophy of Yoga Deepen Your Yoga Practice Shy Sayar

Since I sold my Yoga One studios in California back in 2015, I've been focusing more on my personal studies, especially in Dharma, meditation and Ayurveda. In fact, I have not offered a single Tantravaya 200 Hour training in all of 2016, after directing at least a couple each year for nearly a decade. So during this time I have been asked the same question from students around the world: which training should I pick?

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Ayurveda: Finding Balance

Posted on 2/14/2017 by Yoga Download in Ayurveda Vata Kapha Doshas PItta

Ayurveda is a complex discipline based upon Vedic spiritual tradition, and is a powerful system of mind-body health. Learning to work with its principles will aid you in maintaining vibrant health or in achieving health if you are in a state of dis-ease. This sister science of yoga integrates beautifully with your asana, pranayama and meditation practices.

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Remedies For Cold Weather

Posted on 2/14/2017 by Lindsay Nova in self-care Practice Ritual Winter Detox Guide Winter Remedies Mindfulness detox Deep Breathing Meditation

By now, winter has long been settled into many parts of the world bringing colder temperatures. Winter can be hard on the body as it works overtime to keep your body warm and you may find yourself craving hibernation. Do you ever find your energy levels lower during the winter? Or do you always catch a dreaded cold every winter? You may be wondering how you can stay healthy to promote more energy, boost your immune system to fight sluggish energy and beat the winter blues so that you're ready to fling into spring.

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Take Care of Yourself

Posted on 2/14/2017 by Ashley Josephine in Ashley Josephine Self-Love Compassion Yoga Practice Practice of Seeking Be Human

Some people have told me not to talk about it. That it’s my place as a yoga instructor to spread peace and harmony. That my message must be about love and fairies. That I must ignore reality. That’s not yoga at all. That’s a continuation of the mess that got us here in the first place. Yeah, I get it. We’re all sick of it. There’s a lot of anger and resentment and fear. Encouraging people to escape to yoga is a disservice to students.

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Prison Yoga from San Quentin:
Free Your Mind, Body and Spirit

Posted on 2/8/2017 by Eric Paskel in yoga San Quentin Eric Paskel Prison Finding Freedom

Eric Paskel teaches yoga to inmates at San Quentin, creating a “prison break” without ever leaving the prison. It was not a hard sell when my teacher, Swami Parthasarathy, told me during one of our first meetings, “The whole world is a prison, and your only job in life is to get the hell out.”

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Peppermint Chia Bites

Posted on 2/7/2017 by Candace Moore in Healthy Snacks Valentines Day Candace Moore Peppermint Chia Bites Protein

One of the things I love most about my mom is that she was never one to follow a recipe. If she didn't have a particular ingredient that a recipe called for, she'd sub for something similar, get creative and put her own little twist on it by adding a completely unrelated ingredient or just skip it. There were definitely some duds in the mix but more often than not, she came up with some awesome dishes.

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4 Classes to Get You Ready for Love

Posted on 2/7/2017 by Yoga Download in Self-Love Yoga Inspiration Love-themed Yoga

Roses, chocolates and teddy bears aside, you don't need another person to validate love this Valentine’s Day (though we’ll take the box of chocolates). Today, we challenge you to roll out your mat and write a love letter to yourself. Take fifteen minutes to celebrate everything that makes you whole, even the messy parts. Write them down and see them for what they are: regular human qualities worthy of love. Then, through today’s asana practice, celebrate that self-understanding. Embrace your shaking legs, sweaty mat and experience the fullness of who you are.

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