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5 Reason to Start Your Workday
with Morning Meditation

Posted on 8/11/2017 by Eva Wislow in Benefits of Meditation Meditate Combat Work Stress Daily Pratice

Greatness can be achieved through dedication and daily meditation. Highly successful people are doing it so why won’t you? Each of us has different reasons for meditating. Don’t worry though, as all possible outcomes are always positive. Practicing meditation in the morning might be much more beneficial for you than in any other time of the day.

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Curried Chicken Salad

Posted on 8/10/2017 by Rebecca Katz in Healthy Salad Curried Chicken Salad Easy Recipe

This salad was inspired by those gorgeous, colorful Bollywood flicks that offer a feast of singing, dancing, and romance. I love Indian food, as it was my first real introduction to all things curry. Only much later did I learn that turmeric, a typical curry spice that gives curries a yellow tint, has tremendous antitumor and anti-inflammatory properties. And to think, I loved it just for its taste! Here, I was hankering for a swirl of flavors with an Indian feel. The chicken makes a great starting point because it’s full of protein and amenable to all sorts of accessorizing. In this case, the apple and raisins play delightfully off the curry spices.

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Yoga as the Fountain of Youth: Fearless After Fifty!

Posted on 8/10/2017 by Yoga Download in Fearless yoga for 50+

You may have heard that yoga is the fountain of youth and this week, we invite you to dive in with two well-respected, popular, and lovely instructors, Desiree Rumbaugh and Michelle Marchildon. They have teamed up to create a program designed to encourage you to feel your best at any age. We’re thrilled to introduce a new series of videos and a book, Fearless After Fifty: How to Thrive with Grace, Grit and Yoga.

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Lunar Eclipse and Full Moon in Aquarius: Follow Your Inspiration for Lasting Transformation

Posted on 8/3/2017 by Alanna Kaivalya in Alanna Kaivalya Alchemical Ritual Astrological Reading Aquarius Full Moon

The most important astrological events of the year occur in August — two eclipses light up the sky and call us to delve into our psyche to reap the rewards of deep spiritual work. Eclipses conceal and reveal what might be otherwise hidden in the shadows. Despite the discomfort usually caused by looking into the psyche, shadow work is a necessary process for catalyzing true and lasting transformation. This August, you are presented with the opportunity to harness the energies of the cosmos, surrender what no longer serves you, and recreate yourself in the light of the newly eclipsed sun.

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Limitless Living

Posted on 7/28/2017 by Yoga Download

You can be whomever you want. You can do whatever you dream. You are capable of living a life without limits. There’s a caveat, however: you need to start trusting your inner voice and releasing limiting beliefs and habits.

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Bok Broc Buddha Bowl

Posted on 7/27/2017 by Conscious Cleanse in The Conscious Cleanse Eat Whole Foods Clean Eating One Bowl Wonder Buddha Bowl

Who doesn’t love a yummy buddha bowl? Warm, nourishing, versatile, and packed with goodness, one bowl meals are a staple when we’re just not sure what else to cook up for dinner. Plus, they’re a great way to use up any leftover veggies, meats or grains that you have in the fridge.

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Essential Sequence: Winning in Warrior III

Posted on 7/27/2017 by Jason Crandell in Jason Crandell Yoga Sequence Essential Sequence Warrior 3 Standing Balancing Pose

I spent my first two years of yoga avoiding Warrior III. Then, I spent another year avoiding it. Finally, after avoiding it for an additional 15 years, I’ve made it a mainstay of my practice. What can I say? I guess it takes me a while to warm up to things that expose my weaknesses, knock me off balance, and frustrate my ego. I have to admit, I actually like it now.

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When You Only Have Time for a Quickie…

Posted on 7/26/2017 by Yoga Download in quick fix Short Practice

Wanna sneak away for a quick, passionate session? Just the two of us, and your yoga mat.

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Mini Vegetable Frittatas

Posted on 7/20/2017 by Candace Moore in healthy breakfast ideas Healthy and Happy Candace Moore Veggie Frittatas

Eggs and vegetables, what a formidable combination! Well, perhaps "formidable" is a strong word, but it's certainly a combination that can't be beaten! As a person that often meal preps her breakfasts for the work week, any combination of eggs and vegetables in my belly leads to me having a better morning. If I eat anything with too much sugar - I've been known to be a bit heavy handed with my overnight oatmeal's maple syrup pours in the past - I definitely feel that quintessential 11 a.m. crash so many folks talk about. A breakfast with eggs and vegetables definitely helps me stay steady and focused until lunchtime. Protein and vital nutrients, for the win!

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5 Promising Aqua Yoga Poses You Need To Know About

Posted on 7/20/2017 by Nisha Baghadia in benefits of yoga Yoga Poses Aqua Yoga Yoga Trends Yoga Therapy

Harry Potter yoga, goat yoga and now-- aqua yoga? The latest trend in yoga, Aqua Yoga adapts the principles and movements of yoga to a water environment. The water provides buoyancy and will let you concentrate more on strengthening and stretching your body rather than struggling to balance yourself. Practicing yoga in water also relieves joint and bone stress. If you have ever experienced difficulty in holding a yoga pose correctly, you will be surprised by how you can just float into that position under water with grace and ease.

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New Moon in Leo: The Joyful Risk is Worth the Soul’s Reward

Posted on 7/20/2017 by Alanna Kaivalya in Alanna Kaivalya Alchemical Ritual Leo New moon Playful Energy

On July 23rd, the new moon in Leo encourages us to take stock of where we can infuse more playful energy into our lives. If we’ve gotten too serious, haven’t taken a break in a while, or have forgotten to smell the roses, use this new moon energy to clear out the “serious” in favor of the “fun.” Commit to finding balance in your life, and release any workaholic tendencies that were illuminated earlier in the month by the Capricorn full moon.

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Why Arm Balancing is Awesome

Posted on 7/18/2017 by Yoga Download in Arm Balancing

Yoga teachers will tell you that arm balances just might be the most feared or most loved part of class. Why do some people jump, no pun intended, at the chance to take flight on their hands and go upside down while others use the opportunity to sneak out to the bathroom?

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Presence is Power

Posted on 7/14/2017 by Yoga Download

One of the primary intentions in yoga is to center your mind and become grounded in the present moment. In our daily lives off of the mat, it’s easy to become mired in the past and controlled by memories, patterns, and fears. Also, in our Western culture, the focus on the future, on doing, on achieving, on getting somewhere or buying something, pulls us out of the now. Yoga teaches us to focus on the present moment.

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Mango Nice Cream

Posted on 7/12/2017 by Jentry Lee in Dairy-Free Mango Nice Cream Healthy and Happy Vegan Lifestyle Vegan Foods

On a hot, summer day sometimes all you want is a heaping scoop of cold ice cream. You know what I’m talking about. It’s that sweet, creamy goodness that takes you back in time to when you were a carefree kiddo, covered in sunscreen, running around with your best buds looking for trouble. Ice cream is like summertime in a cone. Insert, nice cream. Nice cream has the same dreamy ice cream flavor, but with zero refined sugar, dairy, preservatives, high-fructose corn syrup and gluten. It’s just whole fruit blended with a little plant milk and topped with more goodies.

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Mindful Meditation Therapy

Posted on 7/12/2017 by Nicole Clarke in healthy living Mindfulness Mental Health Alternative Therapies Being Present

Mindfulness refers to a state of consciousness characterized by acute awareness of the present moment. The state of mindfulness can help individuals become more aware of their emotions, thoughts and health. Mindfulness originated in Buddhist tradition, but the principles of mindfulness and meditation have been incorporated into modern psychiatric treatment since the 1970s. The state of mindfulness is primarily learned through time spent in meditation. By focusing on breathing and posture, individuals can learn the ability to enter a state of calm observation. This process allows them to gain improved awareness of external stimuli, as well deeper insights into their own feelings. Furthermore, research shows that mindful meditation can help heal damage to the brain caused by substance abuse. Learning more about the benefits of mindful meditation therapy is a huge advantage for those considering addiction treatment.

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5 Ways To (Re)Inspire Your Yoga Practice

Posted on 7/12/2017 by Jason Crandell in Jason Crandell Yoga Practice Reinspire Your Yoga Practice Explore

We all get stuck in a rut from time to time—even yoga teachers. In fact, the question that comes up most frequently in the group of teachers that I mentor is, “How do I keep my practice and teaching fresh?” After all, it’s hard to inspire and connect with your students when you’re feeling stale. The first thing to remember is this: All relationships, vocations, and passions go through different phases. If things feel a little lackluster from time to time it doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you or your relationship to yoga. Try not to go crazy if your practice and teaching feel stagnant. Acknowledge and allow the feelings. And when you feel ready try these simple tips for getting back to what matters most.

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No Chickpea Hummus

Posted on 7/6/2017 by Candace Moore in healthy recipes Candace Moore Raw Hummus No Chickpea Hummus Zucchini Hummus

I absolutely love hummus. The best hummus I ever had was in Istanbul. It was the perfect smooth consistency with just the right combination of lemon and garlic. I'll never be able to top that, so I decided to try a checkpea-less hummus. I used zucchini - mostly because I had a bunch on my countertop, but also because I knew it would blend up well in the food processor. Combined with the lemon, nutritional yeast and tahini, it was a hit at my house as we chowed down while catching up on Suits.

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Teaching Yoga Redefined

Posted on 7/5/2017 by J. Brown in J. Brown Yoga Teaching Yoga Meaning of Yoga Yoga Teachers

A number of long-time yoga teachers are deciding to stop referring to what they teach as yoga. In the past, the term yoga represented a freedom to explore and discover truths outside western cultural norms. Now that yoga has largely become a western cultural norm, fueled by the advertising prowess of a multi-billion dollar industry and challenged by scholars questioning appropriation, public perception has been shaped in ways that have made the word yoga seem limiting. However, the teachers are the only ones who hold the power to define what they do, not scholars or the industry.

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10 Creative Ways to Inspire Your Yoga Practice This Summer

Posted on 7/5/2017 by Andrea Ferretti in Andrea Ferretti Yoga Inspiration Creativity Yoga Sequence Deepen Your Yoga Practice

When summer rolls around, yoga practice can fall by the wayside — the longer days mean we spend more time outdoors, we travel, those of us who have kids deal with changing schedules. So, to keep you inspired, Jason and I are doing a six-episode summer podcast series!

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Full Moon in Capricorn (07/09/2017):
Find Your Calling & Pursue Your Passion

Posted on 7/5/2017 by Alanna Kaivalya in Alanna Kaivalya Alchemical Ritual Astrological Reading Full Moon In Cancer Compassion Fulfilling Life

The Capricorn full moon on July 9th, presents us with an opportunity for clarity on our career path. It asks us if we merely want a job…or a calling. Passionate Pluto sits directly next to this full moon, inciting the inner questions regarding whether we are truly fulfilled by our work, whether is serves our highest good, and whether it is allowing us to transform or is keeping us small.

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Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

Posted on 7/5/2017 by Yoga Download

“Summer time and the living’s easy” …Sublime’s song Summertime

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A Smoothie Bowl (Raspberry, Chocolate And Spiced Almond)

Posted on 6/29/2017 by Corinne Marabel in Smoothie Recipe Smoothie Bowl AVeganKitchen Raspberry and Chocolate Spiced Almond Smoothie healthy breakfast ideas

This morning I really wasn’t planning on making anything overly fancy. If I’m going to be honest I really just imagined myself making a nice bowl of oats and leaving it at that. However, as soon as I turned on last nights recording of Vice (a documentary series that is probably the best thing on TV at the moment) I figured I would be in the kitchen for a while so I may as well mix things up a bit and step away from my usual oats. So instead, I began chopping up some nuts, and fruit and quickly realized that what I was going to end up with was something exciting and created possibly the most delicious breakfast I have ever made!

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15 Reasons Why You Should Add Yoga to Your Exercise Routine

Posted on 6/29/2017 by Matt Evans in Mindfulness Strength benefits of yoga Flexibility 15 Reasons Why You Should Do Yoga

You might be thinking, you already go to the gym, so why should you include yoga into your exercise routine, isn’t that just for relaxing? Although it is a fantastic way of finding some headspace and letting go of any stress in your body, yoga can dramatically improve your gym workouts. The perfect partner to any type of exercise, whether it’s cardio or weight training, it can boost your performance in the gym and enhance your overall fitness. The word itself actually means ‘union’, so think of yoga as the perfect union between health and fitness.

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Set Yourself Free!

Posted on 6/28/2017 by Yoga Download in Freedom

What does freedom mean to you? Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? Does freedom need to be granted to you by a higher power? Or, can we cultivate a sense of freedom from the inside out by shifting our perception, by working to release fear that weighs us down and prevents us from living our life to the fullest?

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Essential Sequence: Learn to Love Camel Pose

Posted on 6/22/2017 by Jason Crandell in Jason Crandell Essential Sequence Camel Pose Learn to Love Camel Pose Ustrasana

Students who love Ustrasana praise the pose for the way it opens the shoulders, chest and upper-back. And, they’re right. Ustrasana is hard to beat when it comes to extending the thoracic spine. Students who loathe Ustrasana invariably complain about discomfort in the neck and lower back. They’re also right. It can be tough to do Ustrasana without creating excessive compression in your lower back and neck.

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Grilled Fennel with Olives and Herbs

Posted on 6/21/2017 by Conscious Cleanse in The Conscious Cleanse Clean Eating 80:20 Grilled Fennel with Olives and Herbs

Today’s recipe is cleanse-friendly and can be easily modified to stay within the guidelines of Purification. Simply omit the olives if you want to be a purist–or keep them in and consider them part of what’s easing you off of your Purification.

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Strive for Balance

Posted on 6/20/2017 by Yoga Download in balance

"Extremes are easy, strive for balance." ~ Colin Wright

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Hearts Full of Love

Posted on 6/16/2017 by Yoga Download

“It's about what you believe. And I believe in love. Only love will truly save the world.” Wonder Woman from the awesome new movie. Love is a superhero power!

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Cancer New Moon (06/23/2017): Nurturing the Highest Good & Choosing the Light

Posted on 6/15/2017 by Alanna Kaivalya in Alanna Kaivalya New Moon Alchemical Ritual Astrological Reading New Moon in Cancer

The New Moon in Cancer on June 23, 2017 is an opportunity for us to tap into our inner self and discover more about who we are and what serves our highest good. Hidden in the watery depths of the unconscious is the precious source of our greatest wisdom. As the mother of the sky, and ruler of our divine feminine nature (regardless of gender), Cancer represents our potential to utilize our emotions as nurturing guides signaling which direction to move next. When we pay attention, the unconscious speaks. We just need to understand the language. The most basic communication comes through emotion, and most easily understood as “good” feelings or “bad” feelings. 

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What You Really Need to Love Yourself

Posted on 6/15/2017 by Kate Marolt in Self-Love Acceptance Kate Marolt What You Really Need to Love Yourself

These days there are so many articles and courses and books out there trying to teach us how to be happy, how to love ourselves, and what we have to do in order to feel free and successful. And don’t get me wrong, I love this- I love the way we as a collective are beginning to focus on self-growth, self-knowledge, and self-love. What I don’t love though, is that there is often a step that is missing from these books and articles and courses. A step that is absolutely crucial to take on the path of self-love and learning to love ALL parts of you.

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