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keep up with yoga while you’re out of town

NYTimes.com reported on January 14, 2013 that an increasing number of hotels and other travel businesses are offering yoga to travelers. Many hotels now offer videos, equipment and classes to their guests, and you can even find yoga in some

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balancing the chakras through yantra meditation – part 4

In addition to having a unique color, sound, and location within the body, each of the seven chakras also has a shape, or yantra, associated with it. These shapes provide yet another way to access the chakras through meditation, bringing

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warm winter’s chill with cinnamon

Though we are only officially a few weeks into winter, I already want to crawl under my blankets, wrap myself in fleece and dig out my heaviest wool sweaters.   When I hear the clank and hiss of our radiators,

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beefing up your home practice can boost your health

A study published this year in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine discovered that “frequency of home practice was the practice variable that most often predicted aspects of health” – moreso than taking yoga classes. Regularly practicing at home

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intense side stretch (parsvottanasana) focus on the hamstrings and legs..

Intense Side Stretch, or Parsvottanasana in Sanskrit, can be as intense as it sounds if you have tight hamstrings and tight muscles. Nonetheless, this pose can help you stretch your tight areas, including the hamstrings, the buttocks, back muscles and

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take yoga with you wherever you go

If you want to track your daily calories, watch TV or play a game no matter where you are, there’s an app for that. Now you can do yoga along with apps on your phone, whether you’re at home, at

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using mantra in chakra meditation – part 3

Now that we’ve established the locations of the chakras and the colors associated with them, let’s explore another aspect of the chakras that can guide our meditation: their sounds. Each of the chakras has its own vibrational sound, or Bija mantra,

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how instagram has inspired my yoga practice

I must admit, when pictures of yoga teachers in super impressive, impossible-looking postures starting cropping up on the Internet, I found it a little irritating. To me, it went against everything I’d believed at the time—that yoga was solely an

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marichi’s pose (marichyasana III)

Marichi’s Pose, or Marichyasana III in Sanskrit, seems like a very simple pose but it provides many benefits. It can ease back and hip pain, and the twisting motion can help conditions like menstrual symptoms and digestive issues. This pose

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judge sides against yoga teacher Bikram Choudhury in copyright lawsuit

If you haven’t heard of Bikram Choudhury, you’ve probably heard of hot yoga. Choudhury is the founder of Bikram yoga – a type of yoga that includes a series of 26 poses and is practiced in high temperatures of over

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