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Libra New Moon - Get Creating and Start Relating

Posted on 9/29/2016 by Alanna Kaivalya in Alanna Kaivalya Spirituality Libra New Moon Celebration

A Libra new moon invites us to get creating and start relating. Libra loves the arts, music and anything beautiful, so this is a good time to immerse yourself in the divine beauty all around you. Any excuse to work with your creative faculties should be taken advantage of, as this new moon sparks the beginning of new artistic works for you. Libra is also the great relator — no matter what kind of relationship needs tending in your life, the Libra energy from this new moon fuels the fire of intimacy.

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Featured Pose: Padmasana or Lotus Pose

Posted on 9/28/2016 by YogaDownload .com in Featured Pose Padmasana Lotus Pose Pratyahara enlightenment Self-Awareness Meditation Strength

As one of the most beautiful flowers in the world, the lotus stands for enlightenment and self-awareness. It has its roots in the mud, at the bottom of streams and ponds, but rises to blossom above the water without becoming wet or tainted by the mire below. It symbolically represents being fully grounded in our truths, yet aspiring past suffering and negativity towards our truest forms.

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Fall Equinox Seasonal Check In

Posted on 9/28/2016 by Ashley Josephine in Perspective Self Reflection Svadhyaya Ashley Josephine Fall Equinox Seasonal Check In Seasonal Changes

Roughly every three months, the season changes. In some places in the world seasonal changes are quite evident. It others, it feels the same for most of the year. I’ve always been a fan of seasons because I like variety. With each new season brings a change in perspective, whether we consciously think about it or not. New fresh fruits and vegetables, new available activities, new temperatures, new clothing to meet those temperatures and associated forms of precipitation, new colors.

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Mindfulness, Meditation, Mastery: Welcome To Your Mind

Posted on 9/28/2016 by YogaDownload .com in Yoga Sutras Benefits of Meditation Meditation Compassion Be Present Quiet the Mind Seat of Awareness Dhyana Practice of Medtation Mindfulness national yoga month

Meditation teaches us how distracted we really are. We just don’t usually notice because we are so distracted. Most of us generally have the same series of redundant thoughts circling around in our mind, over and over and over again. In our society, we are so focused on getting somewhere, getting what we want, the “if only” syndrome so to speak. If only we can just get this job, this house, this person, fill in the blank, then we’ll be happy. When we are operating from this mindset, we aren’t focused on the here and now.

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Midlife Yoga Crisis

Posted on 9/27/2016 by J. Brown in J. Brown Yoga mainstream yoga Yoga Professionals Midlife Yoga Crisis Trust Yourself

Coming of age in the yoga profession means facing changing realities and shifting priorities. The majority of yoga teachers start out in the profession at an early time in their lives. But as the viability of old models wanes and independent players have less impact in the face of up-scaled operations, long-term prospects for careers in yoga are less apparent. For those whose passion cannot be deterred by the odds, their faith and trust in practice will likely be tested.

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Vegan Kabocha Cake

Posted on 9/27/2016 by Mipa Lee in Pumpkin Seasonal Eating Kabocha Cake Treat Yourself Plant Cafe Seoul Vegan Baked Goods

It’s always best to eat foods that are in-season, and I recently got some pure kabocha flour and simply had to put it to good use. :) It’s 100% kabocha that has been dried and turned into a fine powder. I think I actually prefer this to cans of pumpkin puree because it’s very easy to measure, you don’t have to worry about what to do with any awkward leftovers, and it gives an intense pumpkin flavor and bright orange color to baked goods.

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What Chakras Can Teach Us

Posted on 9/26/2016 by Aimee Hughes in Awareness Aimee Hughes N.D. Sushumna Nadi What Chakras Can Teach Us Subtle Energy

What are the chakras? According to yoga, our inner bodies are full of subtle energy. This energy moves along a central channel called the sushumna nadi. These centers are thought to be doorways into the depths of awareness – awareness that is within the body, outside the body and also can expand in such depth that we come to realize the innate vastness of our true nature.

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Spiced Baked Apples

Posted on 9/21/2016 by Conscious Cleanse in The Conscious Cleanse Fall Recipes Low Sugar Plan Spiced Baked Apples Seasonal Eating

The inspiration for today’s recipe came from past cleanse participants who elected to try our new Low Sugar Plan. Who is the Low Sugar Plan for? Simply put it’s for those of us who struggle with our weight, mood swings, hormone issues, anxiety, and/or insomnia. It’s for those of us who have an insatiable sweet tooth!

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Celebrate Simplicity: Achieving Balance Through Hatha

Posted on 9/20/2016 by YogaDownload .com in Pranayama Hatha Yoga Chakras Yoga Path Energetic Patterns Sushumna Nadi Achieving Balance Through Hatha

Do you ever get confused with all the labels attached to yoga practices today? There is hatha yoga, kundalini yoga, power yoga, yin yoga, vinyasa yoga, flow yoga, hot yoga— and the list seems to keep growing. For starters, classic hatha yoga is often referred to as the umbrella under which any practice that includes physical postures resides. 'Ha-' is Sanskrit for sun and '-tha' means moon. Thus, hatha yoga is based on creating balance between our masculine qualities—active, hot, sun—and feminine ones—receptive, cool, moon.

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Ayurveda Life: How Ayurveda Changed My Life

Posted on 9/19/2016 by Shiva Rea in Prana Harmony yoga Ayurveda Shiva Rea Sister Sciences

“Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences that developed together and repeatedly influenced each other throughout history. Yoga and Ayurveda work together to enhance their great benefits on all levels”.

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Mahamantra: Meditation Made Easy

Posted on 9/13/2016 by Glenn Dickstein in Meditation Meditation Made Easy King of Meditations Sound Meditation

Have you tried and failed at meditating? You are not alone! We all lead busy lives and the whole idea of meditating, for the peace that it is reputed to bring, sounds great. But when we sit down, the mind noise can be frustrating, distracting and downright irritating. Some friends have reported that they have stopped meditating because increasing their upset rather than reducing it!

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A celebration in embodiment evolution

Posted on 9/12/2016 by YogaDownload .com in Yoga Sutras Uniqueness Be Present Yoga Practice Pantajali

Yoga can be the practice of discovering your own inner state of joy, so how will you achieve your yoga high today? Embrace what calls to you! Yoga doesn’t have to be so serious or complicated. It’s truly a simple practice, but as Patanjali states in the Yoga Sutras, it isn’t easy. There isn’t an identical path for any of us. We’re all unique. Individually perfect or perfectly imperfect. What really matters is how you feel during and after your yoga practice.

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Energetic Heart for Yoga Teachers – Our Collective Power

Posted on 9/12/2016 by Shiva Rea in Yoga for Peace Shiva Rea Power of a Group International Day of Yoga Collective Energy Energetic Heart for Yoga Teachers Global Mala

Every teacher can feel the shift that happens in the midst of teaching when the collective energy in the class begins to synch. It is a palpable sense of connectedness - a heightened quality of flow as movement, breath, and embodied awareness come into flow. As you may know and feel, our heart has a tremendous role in such shifts of consciousness that we feel at the heart of yoga.

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Perfect Oatmeal

Posted on 9/12/2016 by Candace Moore in healthy breakfast ideas Clean Eating Perfect Oatmeal Fall Recipes

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, which makes this juice cleanse I'm currently on pretty difficult. I mean, what would you rather have on a chilly morning? Fresh vegetable juice or a hot, delicious bowl of oatmeal? It's not a hard choice.

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Smoothie Bowls

Posted on 9/5/2016 by Andrea Ferretti in Healthy and Happy Summer Recipe Smoothie Bowl Healthy Fats

The smoothie bowl is a trend that I’ve been loving. They’re hydrating and cooling, making them perfect for summer breakfast or an afternoon snack. They don’t require sugar or sugar substitutes and you still feel like you’re eating a treat. Jason calls them “ice cream.”

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What If You're Not Lost?

Posted on 9/1/2016 by Kate Marolt in Self-Love Trust Journey of Yoga Unbound Living Contentment Practice of Seeking

If you’re reading this, you’re a seeker. A warrior of love and quester for experiences and purpose. You’ve been on the journey, maybe for a day, maybe for years. This journey of becoming who you are. And, it occurs to me that, at times (maybe at this time) you might feel lost. Your path may feel far away, and the road ahead may seem very murky and uncertain.

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