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Hit by a Truck, Inspired by a Teacher

Posted on 8/28/2015 by Conscious Cleanse in back to school back to health Jo's story teacher appreciation free cleanse

There is a crispness in the air today. Between that and the fullness of the streets of Boulder (welcome back CU students), the hustle and bustle of back to school is in the air.

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Yoga for Golfers: 3 Poses You Should Practice

Posted on 8/26/2015 by Claire Petretti-Marti in yoga yoga for athletes yoga for golfers

In golf, every detail matters. Having a slight advantage can make the difference between an enjoyable day on the course or a disappointing one. Golfers want to eliminate strokes as well as pain so they can continue playing the game they love for many years. Yoga can offer this advantage by increasing flexibility, range of motion in the joints and honing mental concentration.

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Yoga for Cyclists: 3 Poses You Should Practice

Posted on 8/26/2015 by Claire Petretti-Marti in yoga yoga for athletes yoga for cyclists

Many of my yoga students are cyclists who practice yoga to alleviate muscle tightness from logging long hours in the saddle. A yoga practice focused on flexibility, core strength and balance can be a perfect cross-training workout for the avid cyclist. Competitive triathlete Molly McCorkle used to suffer pain in her lower back and hips when she took long rides training for half-Ironman triathlons.

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Yoga for Triathletes: 3 Poses You Should Practice

Posted on 8/26/2015 by Claire Petretti-Marti in yoga yoga for athletes yoga for triathletes

Many triathletes have told me they would love to try yoga but can't squeeze it into their intense training regimens. The swimming, biking and running leaves little time in a triathlete's schedule, but those who find time for yoga agree the benefits can be considerable.

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Yoga for Runners: 3 Poses You Should Practice

Posted on 8/26/2015 by Claire Petretti-Marti in yoga for runners yoga yoga for athletes

In my role as a yoga instructor, I've been able to help numerous runners who are seeking to cross-train, improve flexibility and alleviate pain they experience during and after running.

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Why Every Athlete Should Practice Yoga

Posted on 8/26/2015 by Claire Petretti-Marti in yoga yoga for athletes

As a private trainer and yoga instructor, I meet a lot of athletes and workout fanatics. When asked if yoga is part of their workouts, many athletes will tell me they don't have the time to add yoga to their already intense training schedules. Some say they don't see how "stretching and breathing" would be of any benefit to them. Others say they've discovered yoga while recuperating from an injury.

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is there such a thing as aging gracefully in yoga

Posted on 8/25/2015 by Michelle Marchildon in yoga Aging Gracefully Yogi heart grateful stamina

Yoga is a beautiful thing, but the older I get, the more I wonder if we can age gracefully in spandex.

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Energizing Yoga Poses

Posted on 8/23/2015 by Ashley Josephine in Engergizing Yoga Craft Your Practice Parasympathetic nervous system Strong Core

The great thing about yoga is that it can be both energizing and calming at the same time. Energizing yoga poses are a fabulous alternative to other common energy boosters like coffee or energy drinks without the yucky effects of caffeine and high sugar.

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Men: How to crush any workout and win more with yoga

Posted on 8/16/2015 by Jake Panasevich in balance yoga Men Recovery time Symmetry Injury Prevention

If you’re a guy who grew up in America, you most likely competed in sports. It’s part of our upbringing and a large part of who we are as a culture. Sports prepare you for life. They teach work ethic, how to win respectfully and how to lose with dignity and seek redemption. We like to work hard, physically compete and earn our victories. As the yoga trainer for Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union and other professional athletes, I’m inspired to hear them rave about the benefits of yoga on their athletic performance.

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Simple Healthy Recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth

Posted on 8/16/2015 by Jessica Wyman in Greek Yogurt Chia seeds Strawberries Raw Honey Sweet Tooth

Clean eat your way to the body you want and don’t let your dessert desires get in the way.

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Survival tips for beginners

Posted on 8/16/2015 by Adam Hocke in yoga Adam Hocke Practice beginner breath

I love teaching beginners. Here are seven easy tips to help you survive your first yoga classes.

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Posted on 8/12/2015 by Dana Damara in Dana Damara yoga integrity words deeds throughts

I wrote this blog last night and then completely changed it this morning as the ultimate test of my own integrity came into play … as the themes always do.

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4 Ways to turn gratitude into an art from

Posted on 8/7/2015 by Aimee Hughes in Gratitude Prayer Aimiee Huges Walk Journal

Have a gratitude object. Keep a special stone, a feather, anything that resonates with your soul, in your pocket or purse. Perhaps it’s a special ring or necklace. Every time you touch this object, allow it to signal to you to think of something or someone you are grateful for. This action brings both presence and consciousness to the touching your sacred object. Find your special object now, while the idea is fresh in your awareness.

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Zesty Watermelon Gazpacho

Posted on 8/6/2015 by Conscious Cleanse in cold soup gazpacho healthy Summer soup watermelon gazpacho

We’re officially in the dog days of summer and even though summer doesn’t typically scream “soup!” this recipe – which is straight out of our book, will make you think otherwise!

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The 4 Kinds of Yoga

Posted on 8/6/2015 by Ashley Josephine in Pratyahara Samadhi Pranayama yoga Asana Yama Niyama Dharana Dhyana

If you’ve been around this blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m a big advocate of practicing your yoga in whatever way works best for you.

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The Pressure to teach hard poses

Posted on 8/5/2015 by Michelle Marchildon in Advanced Yoga Plateau Buster Basics Teaching Pressure

There’s so much pressure on local teachers to fill their rooms, be authentic, and sell studio memberships, that it’s a wonder anyone can remember why they wanted to teach in the first place.

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Yoga Extremism

Posted on 8/3/2015 by J. Brown in yoga Facebook Yoga Blogosphere Bastardizing Mindfulness Trauma Sensitivity

Polarization seems rampant across all sectors of modern life. Debates on money, politics, religion, and even yoga, readily devolve into diametrically opposed camps. Moderate voices are lost in the din of intolerance and most folks understandably turn away from the discussion with disgust or lament. But without someone staking the middle ground, and others who embrace and support it, chances are the problems of the day will continue unabated.

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