Posts From Christine Hennessey

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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3 ways to embrace change

In yoga, headstand is one of my favorite poses. It’s become both my party trick and my consolation prize—I might not be able to touch my toes, but I can balance on my head for half the class, no problem.

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5 ways to celebrate the spring equinox

The Spring Equinox takes place on Friday, March 20th. There are two equinoxes a year (in Autumn, it falls in September) and these dates mark the only times when day and night are equal in length. It also marks the

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5 chest openers to unblock that heart chakra

In many belief systems chakras are a big deal. These seven points along the body form no less than the centers of our spiritual power. This past February was National Heart Month, in honor of that we’re focusing today on the fourth

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5 tips for an awesome home yoga practice

While nothing beats falling in love with a yoga studio there are times when having a home yoga practice is a very good thing. I learned this firsthand a few weeks ago, when I came down with nasty winter cold. On

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the surprising benefits of partner yoga

Many people—myself included—consider yoga their “me time.” When we practice, we’re liberated from our desks, away from our children, and free to move and meditate on our mat. Those minutes are precious and much needed—which is why the idea of

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valentine’s day gift ideas for your dosha

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. A holiday that celebrates love in all its forms, February 14th is a great opportunity to express your love to your partner, or finally make a move on your crush. The problem is

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the kapha 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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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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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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