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Taurus New Moon: Take Stock of Support and Self-Care (04/26/17)

Posted on 4/24/2017 by Alanna Kaivalya in Alanna Kaivalya Taurus New Moon self-care Alchemical Ritual Astrological Reading

The New Moon in Taurus on Wednesday, April 26th, invites us to plant seeds in the areas of life that support, sustain, and nourish us; most particularly, our finances, personal values, relationships, and sensuality. Any new moon period is an opportunity to take stock of what you would like to cultivate in your life, and this moon is a perfect time to retreat, take stock, and indulge in some self-care.

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Essential Sequence: Fold into Lotus Pose

Posted on 4/24/2017 by Jason Crandell in Happy Hip Stetches Jason Crandell Lotus Pose Essential Sequence Hip Openers

Lotus Pose (Padmasana) is one you were likely familiar with before you ever set foot in a yoga studio. Surely you’d seen sculptures of Siddartha or photographs of Indian sadhus with their legs tightly folded together in a pretzel shape. It’s a pose that’s associated with serene states of meditation — and the shape of the pose really does encourage quiet.

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Dahl Fit For a Saint

Posted on 4/24/2017 by Rebecca Katz in Healthy and Happy Easy Recipes Detox Tips Healthy Habits

My first internship when I got out of culinary school was in the kitchen at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, where they had an entire wall filled with dozens and dozens of spices. I swear that wall looked like a piece of art—in the form of a jigsaw puzzle that I had to figure out. The way you knew you had earned your stripes in the kitchen was when the executive chef finally let you make their famous dahl.

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Happy Hips

Posted on 4/24/2017 by YogaDownload .com in Hips Yoga for Hips Hip Health

If your hips aren’t happy, odds are you won’t be happy either. In order to stay pain and injury free, you need to keep your hips open and stable. Yoga Sutra 2.46, Sthira Sukham asanam states that the posture should be stable and comfortable. Often, this principle is described as seeking the balance between strength and softness or effort and ease.

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6 Ways for Yogis to Celebrate Earth Day

Posted on 4/19/2017 by Yoga Download in Ahimsa Root Chakra Earth Day Walking Meditation Yoga for Earth Day

Both you and the Earth could really use some love right now. So we wanted to send you into the weekend, and into Earth Day, with 6 ways to bring in the values and actions of your yoga practice to the planet.

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7 Powerful Asanas To Help You With Healthy Weight Loss

Posted on 4/12/2017 by Vineetha Reddy in Asanas Weight Loss Yoga for Stress Relief Healthy Lifestyle Favorite Yoga Poses

Are you tired of pushing a plateful of delectable food away from you? Is the dieting getting on your nerves? Do you feel deprived? I feel you. In the quest to shed a few kilos, we all try things we might not necessarily enjoy. From gulping down bitter juices to munching on tasteless greens, weight loss is more of a task than anything else.

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Don’t Fear the Fat! Why It’s Time to Add Healthy Fats to Your Diet

Posted on 4/12/2017 by Andrea Ferretti in Andrea Ferretti Healthy Fats mindful eating Tips for Healthy Living

My most memorable and doable resolution for 2016 has been to eat more fat. Yes, you read that right: Eat. More. Fat. Decades ago, fat became the villain of the America diet and carbs were king. Now the low-fat approach to eating is being blamed for the rise of processed carbohydrates and high-sugar foods — think sweetened low-fat yogurts and splenda-sweetened Starbucks bevvies.

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Fruit Free Green Smoothie

Posted on 4/12/2017 by Conscious Cleanse in The Conscious Cleanse Green Smoothie Healthy and Happy Healthy Fats Fruit Free Smoothie

Hey guys! It’s Jules! Today’s recipe was inspired by my sister who has a strong aversion to bananas, but for years has asked me for a deliciously creamy green smoothie sans fruit! As a self-proclaimed fruit lover and full-blown banana addict myself, to say that I’ve been resistant to ditching fruit from my diet would be putting it lightly. After all, fruit is as natural as it comes. I have thrived on a high-fruit diet for months at a time (one of my many food experiments)! Plus fruit is a whole food that comes from the earth and has been known as one of the most healing foods we have on the planet. How could it be bad for us?

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How To Improve Your Practice

Posted on 4/12/2017 by Ashley Josephine in Mind Body Connection Yoga Practice Ashley Josephine Deepen Your Yoga Practice

Are you wondering how to improve your yoga practice? It’s one of the most common questions I get from my students and clients. It’s also one of the hardest questions to answer because there is no one answer. Improving your yoga practice is not about learning how to do the postures the “right way” or learning how to hold a handstand and master arm balances. Improving your yoga practice starts with shifting your perspective, keeping an open mind, and committing to stepping on your mat, literally or figuratively, as often as possible.

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Simmer Down

Posted on 4/11/2017 by Yoga Download in Deep Breathing Yoga for Stress Relief Wind Down Yoga

"Few things are so pressing that they cannot wait for a moment of breath." - T.K.V. Desikachar

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Full Moon in Libra (4/11/2017): The Balancing Act of Radical Transformation

Posted on 4/8/2017 by Alanna Kaivalya in Harmony Alanna Kaivalya Life Balance Alchemical Ritual Creativity Astrological Reading Libra Full Moon

The energy of this extraordinary Full Moon in Libra propels us to create radical transformation in the areas of relationship, creativity, and artistry. Libra’s essential qualities of love, harmony, and diplomacy are rocked by its close association with the most powerful astrological event in the sky involving three great planets: Jupiter, Pluto, and Uranus. 

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What I Learned from My First Year of Yoga

Posted on 4/5/2017 by Kristin Gibowicz in Yoga Teachers YogaDownload.com What Yoga Teaches Us Kristin Gibowicz

As I reflect on my humble beginnings this Spring, I give thanks for my inspirational teacher-trainer, Trevor Tice who passed away suddenly in December 2016.

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