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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vegan soup: red lentil and yellow split pea

I eat soup during all seasons. I find that nothing fills me up or warms my spirits quite like a mug of soup. Last year, I was making so much soup that I decided to buy an immersion blender so

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expressing the inexpressible: poetry & meditation

Not many people read poetry these days (compared to fiction and other prose, that is), but if you’re into meditation it might be worth trying out. Poetry and meditation complement each other, and each can lead to a deeper appreciation

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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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