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The masks we Wear & Who we truly are

Posted on 2/26/2013 by Alan Finger in Pratyahara

We all have different personalities. All day we put on the various masks we’ve learned to develop since when we were babies. The more we put on these masks, the more they become who we think we are. So, how do we integrate these different personalities? One of the most amazing experiences in yoga that helps us achieve this is Pratyahara, or drawing the senses inward. We want to bring ourselves to a neutral place so we can focus our senses in, but this is one of the hardest lessons in yoga. The difficulty is most evident when we look at our emotions, our personalities. Heightened emotions happen in life, and it’s hard to say, “Oh, I’m just being silly. Let it go.” Instead, the ego wants to come out.

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Cold and Flu Fighters for Yogis

Posted on 2/17/2013 by Jessi Andricks in 5 Cold & Flu Fighters

Growing up, I would get the flu/cold/bronchitis/upper respiratory infection/etc, every year and be out of commission for a week or two. As an adult, it wasn’t as bad, but I would usually catch a nasty cold at least once a year, and it would linger for awhile. Until last year. In 2012, I was sick for exactly 2 days and then I was right back to my healthy self, with no lingering side-effects. I contribute this to boost in immunity to juicing every day and eating a plant-based diet, and also some herbal remedies that seem to keep the symptoms mild and the progression low.

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Be my Healthy Valentine

Posted on 2/12/2013 by Susanne Mueller in Healthy Chocolate Yogi Valentine's Day Recipe

In my opinion, one of the hardest things about eating healthy is chocolate. There is just something about that sweet, melt in your mouth deliciousness that I just can’t pass up. So when chocolatey holidays like Valentine’s Day come around, it can be quite a challenge to ignore those shiny wrapped, heart shaped goodies.

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Yogi Superfood Bites

Posted on 2/7/2013 by Jessica Wyman in Superfood Goji Berry & Coconut Fudge Bites

I just might say this with every recipe, but this is my favorite recipe lately. I am going completely sugar free for 90 days and really wanted something to satisfy my sweet tooth. This sure did, and was so wonderful. I can’t wait for you to try it!

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Themes to Create Your Mindful Year

Posted on 2/5/2013 by Diane Sieg in Mindfulness

A client of mine had some serious financial issues that were affecting virtually every area of her life, with a job she felt stuck in, the stressed relationships with her husband and children, and most important, her feelings of lack of self-worth. Every time she even thought about taking a positive step forward, she became paralyzed with shame and overwhelm.

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From the Bottom up: Yoga for Your Feet

Posted on 2/1/2013 by Yoga Paws in Yoga for your Feet YogaPaws

You know that your yoga practice is good for your whole body—head to toe. That’s especially true for areas of the body that are easy to neglect off your mat. Even though you stand on them every day, your feet are probably underappreciated. Even if you take care of them on the outside with comfortable shoes and adorn them with pedicures, your feet need more work than you might think. They affect the alignment of every part of your body above them—bigger, vital joints like knees and hips—and are one of the most complex bony structures you have.

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