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asana is meditation, movement from within

Stage 3: In recent articles we’ve looked at the ways in which practicing asanas brings us into a meditative state. But sometimes the reverse is true, and attunement to meditative states can actually cause our bodies to express meditation through

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stay warm with yoga poses that build heat

Full disclosure: I don’t like winter. Cold, dark, and despairing, not even the twinkling lights on a merry Christmas tree can save me from the deep depression that takes hold in mid-December and doesn’t begin to thaw until March. It’s

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108 asanas of 2014 from Robert Sturman

A few years ago I had the pleasure of meeting the well known photographer Robert Sturman.  At the time I was looking for some yoga photos to use for my personal marketing and workshops. I didn’t know much about the industry but

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finding the right yoga studio is like dating

For five years I belonged the world’s best yoga studio. It was the place where I fell in love with yoga and made my practice a permanent part of my life. I thought we’d be together forever, but things went

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deepening the meditative experience of asana practice

Stage 2: In the previous article on asana as a meditation practice, we examined the willful nature of what Kripalu yoga refers to as Stage One practice. In Stage Two, we begin to work with the balance of will and

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5 free smartphone apps every yogi should download

At first glance, your yoga practice and your smartphone might seem like mortal enemies. After all, yoga is about turning off and tuning in, while smartphones have single-handedly destroyed out ability to live in the present moment. (That might be

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asana practice is meditation II – learning to be present

You’ve just rolled out your yoga mat and you’re ready to stretch, strengthen, and challenge your body. If there’s some time left after savasana maybe you’ll meditate. But probably not. Meditation is a luxury that will have to wait until

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7 delicious ways to add superfoods to your day

Blueberries. Salmon. Broccoli. Walnuts. Sweet potatoes. These common grocery store ingredients are nothing new, but recently they’ve been getting an extra dose of attention. That’s because they’ve each been deemed a “superfood.” What is a superfood? Well, it depends on

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