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meditation and the yamas: ahimsa

In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the practice and philosophy of yoga is described in eight stages, or “limbs” that are referred to collectively as ashtanga yoga (not to be confused the rigorous asana practice—Ashtanga with a capital “A” —developed by Sri

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changing her life one heart opener at a time

How NYC Yoga Teacher Christine Chen Let Go of Her Bullsh*t I had the pleasure of sitting down with my friend and fellow Yogi, Christine Chen, and discovering what she’s done to let go of her bullsh*t  and emerge as

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how to choose a mantra for meditation

Mantra meditation, or japa, is an ancient practice that remains popular with modern practitioners from many different traditions. Maybe you’ve considered trying it yourself, but have hesitated because you don’t quite know where to begin. After all, there are virtually

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3 green smoothies to celebrate spring

If you’ve spent the last few months hibernating inside, huddled under an electric blanket and dreaming of warmer days, good news! As of March 20th—the official first day of Spring—those days have finally arrived! I like to celebrate with food,

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