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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 YogaDownload.com 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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Anxiety Taught Me These Life Lessons

Posted on 2/6/2017 by Jessica Thiefels in Benefits of Meditation Anxiety Yoga Practice How to Deal with Anxiety Mindfulness Remember to Breathe

I’ve had anxiety since college and have been lucky enough to use therapy as a tool for managing it. As such, I’ve learned a lot about how anxiety manifests in my life and how to recognize as well as soothe it.

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Intentional Practice: A Guide to Discovering What You Really Want from Yoga

Posted on 2/6/2017 by Jesse Silkoff in Intentions Mindfulness Benefits of Meditation Sankalpa Practice of Seeking Live with Authenticity Self-Love Gift of Yoga

In our day-to-day lives, it’s all too easy to get caught up in what others want for us. Well-meaning or not, these “other voices” can stick in your head, and if you’re not careful, you won’t be able to recognize your own, at least not as readily. By now you probably know that yoga is about the process of listening to your wisest self. It starts by hearing our bodies— hearing the knee that is out of alignment, stopping yourself from forcing a joint that just won’t bend that way. But eventually, that act gives way to a deeper listening, one where you can hear your own, deepest wants.

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Full Moon & Eclipse in Leo (02/10/17) — Make Manifest Your Magic and Mystery!

Posted on 2/2/2017 by Alanna Kaivalya in Alanna Kaivalya Consciousness Leo Full Moon Alchemical Ritual Element of Fire Kapalabhati

The full moon and lunar eclipse in Leo on February 10th, 2017, is the culmination of the powerful eclipse energy from September of 2016. If you look back over the last five months, surely you see tremendous transformation and shifts to the status quo that come to a peak with this exciting lunar eclipse. Eclipse energy usually lasts for around 6 months, as it’s the reflection of our unconscious and unconscious drives and gives us a chance to reset and renew the emotional contents of the previous six months. This is an opportune time to recalibrate your inner and outer relationships, and make sure that what you put out to the world comes from an authentic place within you, as the effects of this eclipse last through the next eclipse cycle in August.

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Cauliflower “Buffalo” Hummus

Posted on 2/1/2017 by Conscious Cleanse in The Conscious Cleanse 80:20 recipe 80:20 Conscious Cocktails Healthy Lifestyle 80:20 Cauliflower Hummus Paleo Snack

Let’s face it. Nothing says Super Bowl like chicken wings and cheese dip. But if you want to beat the bloat and the hangover on Monday morning, stick with us. When it comes to healthy Super Bowl snacks, we’ve got you covered!

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