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The Best (and Worst) Modifications and Alternatives for Chaturanga

Posted on 5/31/2016 by Jason Crandell in Jason Crandell Chaturanga Dandasana chaturanga fourlimbedstaffpose modifications

Yoga is for everybody. But, not every yoga posture is for everybody—including Chaturanga Dandasana. For many practitioners, the pose is simply too demanding to be done with safe, stable alignment.

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Gemini New Moon (6/4/16): Learning to Speak Your Truth to Power

Posted on 5/31/2016 by Alanna Kaivalya in Alanna Kaivalya GeminiNewMoon SpeakYourTruthtoPower Alchemical Ritual

Gemini has a penchant for chatter, hidden messages, and a little playful trickery which is all enhanced by this New Moon. If you are interested in clearing up your communication, spreading a powerful message clearly, and extending yourself either via travel or broadcasts, then this is your time. The fact that this new moon is so closely conjunct Venus heightens any communication around love, beauty, sensuality, art or even finances.

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Yogic Tools for Transitions

Posted on 5/30/2016 by Ashley Josephine in fearlessness Intention Asana transitions intransition nonattachment letgo

A few weeks ago I was at a networking event for executive women when I heard a phrase that I haven’t heard for a while (it wasn’t a yoga term…!).

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Green Tea Citrus Slimmer Smoothie

Posted on 5/30/2016 by Conscious Cleanse in conscious cleanse Antioxidants Green Tea Citrus Slimmer Smoothie Flaxseed Spinach

It’s refreshing, energizing, and the perfect way to start downshifting from daily rocket fuel to the more mellow and metabolism-boosting green tea.

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Productivity Tips

Posted on 5/25/2016 by Hayley Hobson in Haley Hobson Productivity Tips action planner tasks meeting timelines

Hey Guys, I hope you’re doing amazing wherever you are right now and focusing on crushing it before the Summer Holidays (or Winter for my Southern hemisphere peeps). Today I decided to give you guys some very cool Productivity Tips as this is another thing people always ask me about…”Hayley, how do you get so much done when you’re so busy?”

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Yoga You Can Do at Work

Posted on 5/25/2016 by Ashley Josephine in healthy living Ashley Josephine Stretch Yoga you can do at work office yoga

Last week I got the amazing opportunity to help assist a workshop at a corporate event, where my fellow teacher and I were tasked with teaching people yoga you can do at work.

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The Green Ollie

Posted on 5/25/2016 by Conscious Cleanse in conscious cleanse yoga Green Smoothie Detox Drink Daily Elixer

If you’ve been following us on Facebook and Instagram lately you know that we’re mildly – scratch that – massively obsessed with this new organic extra virgin olive oil by Kasandrinos. This olive oil is unlike any other you’ve tried before and it will make all your recipes come to life!

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Practice What Doesn't Come Easy

Posted on 5/19/2016 by Christen Bakken in Yoga Sutras challenges Christen Bakken choices and taking the actions

The Yoga Sutras say that our movements should be steady and sweet – and they’re right. But that doesn’t make it easy.

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Sugar Free Banana Nut Cupcakes With Banana Cream Frosting

Posted on 5/18/2016 by Conscious Cleanse in The Conscious Cleanse Recipe Dessert 80:20 Sugar Free Banana Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Frosting

Having a little one myself, I want to feed her the very best. She has allergies like I do, but can’t do most nuts or seeds, which makes things much harder. The recipe below is one that I truly believe can work for most kids with allergies–no nuts, seeds, grains, eggs, sugar and very little fruit.

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Sagittarius Full Moon: Aiming High and Staying True (May 21, 2016)

Posted on 5/18/2016 by Alanna Kaivalya in Alanna Kaivalya Sagittarius Full Moon Full Moon Cycle Reinvigorate the Love

Sagittarius, the great archer, is ready to take his aim and hit his target during this full moon in May. Charged up by Mars, this Full Moon gives us great energy to move toward any goals in higher education, publishing, exploring foreign culture or high-level (meta) teaching. While all these Sagittarian qualities are driven and expanded at this time by Mars, we may also pay special attention to the opportunity to explore our connection to religion, personal philosophy or our soul’s purpose. Nothing drives Sagittarius energy more than an interest in refining our belief system. If we have walked away from (or pushed away) a religious practice, then this is a good time to reconsider what might actually be potent and important to you in your life. Our early religious experiences (for better or for worse) shape and mold our unconscious mind and those impressions run deep. Though the external practices or dogma may have lost their luster for you, take time to find some personal, internal practice that ignites a spiritual spark inside your soul. Take back your religion on your own terms, and utilize this Full Moon energy to shine some light on what allows you to deeply connect to yourself.

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The Difference Between & Crow and Crane

Posted on 5/18/2016 by Ashley Josephine in yoga Ashley Josephine Crane (Bakasana) Pose

A few weeks ago, I learned that I had been doing a yoga pose wrong for the entirety of my time practicing yoga. It took about 7 years for anyone to tell me otherwise, so I want to share the knowledge with you here today so that you can be an informed yoga practitioner.

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Posted on 5/18/2016 by Dana Damara in Dana Damara Be Kind

I picked this topic because honestly I stood in awe after the event we did on Mother’s Day for my non-profit, Girls Elevate. It came to me before the event … for days leading up to it actually. But I was preparing a thank you note to all the people who were there after the event, and I was in awe of the support that came so easily. And then when I looked at that list, I realized that all those people were there in service with their gift, their passion, their purpose, their love of …whatever it was they were offering up.

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Practicing Kindness

Posted on 5/11/2016 by Adam Hocke in yoga Adam Hocke self-improvement physical disciplines challenges

Befriend yourself If we are concerned with self-improvement or cultivating physical disciplines, we can be quite hard on ourselves, especially when things aren’t going as well as we’ve hoped or planned. Off the mat, there are sure to be times we disappoint ourselves, failing to live up to some ideal expectations. Instead of chastising or punishing yourself, or suppressing behaviours that you think are beneath you, can you instead be kind to whatever it is inside of you that is calling out for help? Can your kindness be unconditional? When your thoughts dive into dark places, instead of wishing you were feeling something else, can you listen, befriend yourself, and see what you may need to feel better?

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Dairy Free Coconut "Yogurt" and Vanilla Chia Jam

Posted on 5/11/2016 by Conscious Cleanse in conscious cleanse Recipe Jules Peláez Dairy Free Coconut “Yogurt”

For the longest time, I ate yogurt for breakfast thinking that I was doing the “right thing.” What I didn’t realize, was that most of the “healthy yogurt” I was eating was not only filled with sugar, it was also causing me some unwanted side effects.

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To Strengthen, Stretch or Rest

Posted on 5/11/2016 by Ashley Josephine in yoga Ashley Josephine Stretch Strengthen Rest

Sometime within the last year, a friend of mind asked about a nagging ankle injury. He had just recently gotten into yoga but wasn’t sure if yoga was helping or hurting his ankle recovery. Specifically, he wanted to know how you know when you need to strengthen, stretch, or rest.

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What You Really Learn in Yoga Teacher Training

Posted on 5/6/2016 by Alanna Kaivalya in transformation Yoga Teacher Training Alanna Kaivalya Online teacher training

Making the decision to sign up for a teacher training for most people is a big deal. Many register for programs in order to become a yoga instructor, but people also register in order to simply learn more about yoga. What most people don’t count on is how much you learn about yourself through the teacher training process. While learning alignment for Down Dog and how to cue people into a Warrior One is great, gaining tools to thrive and uncovering a new way of looking at life are even better.

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Taurus New Moon: Earthly Connections and Spiritual Explorations (May 6, 2016)

Posted on 5/4/2016 by Alanna Kaivalya in Alanna Kaivalya New Moon Spirituality Ph.D. Taurus Earthly Connections

Taurus’ stellar ability to manifest earthly beauty and abundance are brilliantly enhanced during the New Moon. A thrilling combination in the sky create an opportunity to expand on your transformative powers and throw out any rigid beliefs that are getting in your way. This New Moon brings richness and offers supremely powerful energy to enhance your finances. If there is a money-making endeavor that has presented itself, go for it! And, if you have been waiting on your payday, it is just around the corner, provided you clear whatever energy may be blocking your inherent success.

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When Doves Cry

Posted on 5/4/2016 by Dana Damara in Dana Damara yoga Music Prince femininity Dance

I haven’t even begun to try and process Prince’s death. I can’t seem to find the middle ground between dancing and crying. The day he passed, I listened to his music until I fell asleep. Before sleep came, I scrolled video after video, article after article … I couldn’t get enough. My eyes were bloodshot I was so tired.

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A Yin Yoga Experience

Posted on 5/4/2016 by Ashley Josephine in balance yoga Yin Yoga Ashley Josephine

Ever wondered what the difference is between a yin class and a restorative class? Or maybe you even wonder what this yin yoga is in the first place! Yin yoga is a relatively new “form” of yoga that has become popular in the past decade or so. While the practice itself has always existed, the practice as it’s offered today in studios across the world has evolved. Today I’d like to offer you my perspective on the yin practice and give you a little experience.

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Lemon Ginger Switchel

Posted on 5/4/2016 by Conscious Cleanse in conscious cleanse Conscious Cocktail Recipe Lemon Ginger Switchel Vodka

We’re in celebration mode (find out why here) and that means it’s Conscious Cocktail time! Who’s thirsty?

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