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marriage, yoga, divorce and the in-between

My first Yoga Teacher Training started with the instructor saying something like this: “I’m not always sure why people want to do teacher trainings. They can make you quit your job, change your friendships, and might even end your marriage.”

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the pitta diet: a day in the life

Here at Yoga Slate we’ve published a number of posts about Ayurveda, the Hindu system of medicine. A time-honored tradition, Ayurveda is rooted in the idea that the best path to help and wellness is found through balance, and that

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meditation journal: doing it right

There may be times when your meditation practice feels like just another habit—something you do, check off your daily task list, and then move on with the rest of your life. While it’s good to incorporate meditation into your daily

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what is om? – what is the meaning of ‘om

I recently took a yoga class with an inspirational teacher here in Los Angeles. He began by addressing a question a student had asked him in the hallway before the start of class – what is the meaning of ‘Om’.

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three things yoga students taught their teacher

Over the last year I have been fortunate to teach yoga in many settings and to a very diverse population. I expected as a yoga teacher to give everything in my heart to my students and guide them in their

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the vata diet: a day in the life

Here at Yoga Slate we’ve published a number of posts about Ayurveda, the Hindu system of medicine. A time-honored tradition, Ayurveda is rooted in the idea that the best path to help and wellness is found through balance, and that

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does your chaturanga pass the “block” test?

Chaturanga Dandasana is probably the the most weight bearing arm balance in yoga. It’s all muscle! Also one of the more common poses taught as it’s part of the vinyasa movement we do at the end of every sequence. This

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savasana pose: gateway to meditation

As your asana practice draws to a close, you will enter corpse pose, or Savasana. This is the point in your practice where you begin to let go after an experience of stretching and strengthening the body–along with focusing the

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how to be more present in new year

“Change is not something we should fear. Rather something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or bloom and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they’re

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how to set new year’s resolutions you’ll actually achieve

I don’t know how your New Year’s Eve played out, but I’m guessing it went something like this: after a few glasses of champagne, you began making public resolutions for the coming year. You’re going to drink a green smoothie

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