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What Keeps You Going?
I HAVE WHAT you might consider an unlikely celebrity crush: 94-year-old British naturalist Sir David Attenborough. I fell in love with him and his BBC documentary series The Blue Planet and Planet Earth while living in London in the early aughts. Att
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Deepen Your Practice
We take about 20,000 breaths per day. How we relate to those inhalations and exhalations is key to developing self-awareness. Our breath is the vehicle for prana, the vital life force that animates our entire reality. When we develop a sensitivity to
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Move Out Of Overwhelm And Into Action
YOU'RE PROBABLY FAMILIAR with your nervous system‘s fight-or-flight response, the automatic reaction that prepares you to flee or react to danger. Less well known is the freeze response, which is triggered when you‘re faced with a situation that is t
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When Less Is Really More
Minimalism is having a moment. Maybe it’s because we were stuck inside our homes for most of 2020 and got sick of staring at our stuff, or maybe it’s that modern life just feels especially demanding, but the notion of paring down to the essentials ha
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We Tried The Maltyox Method Gratitude Ritual, And Our Hearts Felt Full For Days
AS I STOOD with my eyes gently shut beneath the wide California sky, a dog howled off in the distance. Its echo through the verdant hills reminded me that I was just a tiny speck in the vastness of the Santa Monica Mountains. I was at Topanga Canyon
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The Green Choice Awards
In the United States, words such as “clean,” “eco-friendly,” and “green” commonly appear on product labels and in marketing campaigns, but their use isn‘t actually regulated by any governing body. Instead, companies can—and do—use this language to lu
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Our Contributors Share Quick Creativity Boosts
Since I’ve been working from home, it’s been hard to remove myself from the “office.” When I have moments of mindfulness, I make space for creativity. I’ll put on some music and dance around or blend essential oils to boost my mood. Sometimes I’ll ju
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Power Moves
Two years ago, Shayla Stonechild awoke from a dream at 4 in the morning in her Vancouver apartment. She had goosebumps on her arms and chills running down her back. A voice had whispered a dharma in her ear as she slept. Three little words: the Matri
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Find Freedom And Stability In Your Shoulders
YEARS AGO, I was teaching a workshop for yoga teachers focused on the anatomy of the shoulder joint. One of my students mentioned that she was suffering from chronic shoulder pain in Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose). As she demonstrate
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Use Tapas to Make Your Practice More Sustainable
WHAT CALIFORNIANS HAVE long known as fire season is now a phenomenon that has grown to epic proportions as a result of climate change. The apocalyptic images of flames raging in the West are now alarming people far beyond California’s borders. While
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Trusting The Unknown
EVERY YEAR, BEGINNING in March and April, we go through a process of emptying our metaphorical cup in order to be filled with fresh spring energy. This year, there are two important shifts occurring simultaneously: We welcome the new astrological yea
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Meet Shankari Goldstein and State of Union (Yoga) Address
LAST MAY, AFTER George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police, Shankari Goldstein, a yoga instructor, activist, and farmer in Virginia, knew she had to respond. Wanting to uplift BIPOC voices, she started making phone calls with another local yogi an
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The Life Cycle of a Yoga Mat
Not to ruin your Savasana (Corpse Pose), but close to 40 percent of the thousands of yoga mats bought each year are made out of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a synthetic plastic polymer that can take more than 500 years to break down. While natural rubbe
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Feast on Spring with This Veggie-Packed Pasta
SERVES 4 Hands-On Time: 30 Minutes Total Time: 35 Minutes 2 cups fresh basil, packed½ cup toasted unsalted walnuts2 small cloves garlic1 tsp ground black pepper, divided½ tsp sea salt, divided¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil12 oz thin asparagus spears, t
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Dharma Talk
WHEN I TOOK yoga teacher training, I realized that this is an ancient philosophy and lineage. I felt like I was not ready to teach it, because it wasn‘t my own. So I spent the next three years integrating and embodying what I learned. I went on to tr
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3 Ways to Fight the Common Cold
Some good news: The hygiene practices you’ve grown accustomed to during COVID—mask-wearing, frequent hand-washing, and social distancing—also help keep colds at bay. Cold and flu viruses thrive in dry air, so keep nasal passages moist with saline spr
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A Fresh Approach To Sequencing
I’VE IDENTIFIED AS a yogi for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I spent more time in ashrams than on playgrounds. I was raised in Boulder, Colorado, but my parents were part of spiritual communities that practiced meditation and bhakti yoga ever
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This SoCal Home Turned Boutique Hotel and Yoga Retreat Goes Au Naturel
TURNING HER 1950S Encinitas home into a micro-hotel and yoga space was a decade-long dream for designer Anke Bodack. Just minutes from renowned surf spot Swami’s Beach, Twelve Senses Retreat is a study in mindful minimalism, incorporating green build
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The Draw Of The Senses
ON A BEACH trip when I was about six years old, my mother pointed out the colorful coquina clams on the shore. Each time a wave drew back into the sea, the tiny creatures, sensing their exposure, would send out a soft foot and dig themselves back int
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Why My Slow Fashion Practice Is Yoga, Too
A WEEK BEFORE writing this, we got our first cold day of the season in central Virginia, where I live. It was time to swap out my handmade summer dresses for clothes that cover my legs. As I pulled out my favorite jeans from last year, I wondered if
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Setu Bandha Sarvangasana Variations
Place a block between your thighs to engage your inner legs and core and to keep your knees from splaying. For a more grounded version of this posture, place a block under your sacrum. This may also make the pose more comfortable if you experience lo
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Teachers Share Poems They Read At The End Of Class
by Kabir I talk to my inner lover, and I say, why such rush?We sense that there is some sort of spirit that loves birds and animals and the ants—perhaps the same one who gave a radiance to you in your mother’s womb.Is it logical you would be walking
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How To Move An Idea through Your Chakras To Realize Your Dharma
WE USUALLY HEAR about chakras in terms of health: They’re the energy centers within your body that keep you physically and mentally balanced. But chakras are more than just wheels of energy—they’re the road map for ushering your dharma (your purpose,
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Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
A Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet planted with your heels directly below your knees. Keep your feet parallel with your knees hip-width apart. Arms are by your sides, palms down, reaching toward your feet. B Maintain a comfortable space be
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Holotropic Breathing Ignites Boundless Joy
I’VE TRIED ALL sorts of breathwork practices, from the Wim Hof Method to three-part breath, but Holotropic breathing—a pattern of inhalations and exhalations designed to help practitioners access higher states of consciousness—was new to me. To try i
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Get a Natural Glow, the Ayurvedic Way
IN AYURVEDA, the key to glowing from within is balancing three mind-body energies: prana, tejas, and ojas. These exist in all of us in a mutually beneficial relationship that sustains long-term wellness. Healthy prana (life force) and tejas (a physic
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I Started Resiliency School to Cultivate Peace in the Modern World
SOMETIMES LIFE COMES at you blow after blow. When that happens, how do you get up? How do you thrive? The last year delivered a series of unprecedented long-term challenges that brought us face to face with those questions: Collectively, we experienc
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The Art of the Silent Bow
AS I SIT down to write this article, I place my palms together and bow my head in quiet reverence and gratitude. As an Indian-American woman, I have the freedom to study, practice, work, and teach because of the people who came before me. My relative
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Here’s How a Dublin Studio Fuses Modern Style and Safety During the COVID Era
IN THE MIDST of daily highs and lows, life unfolds in the gray middle area—and at the Space Between, a Dublin yoga studio that recently celebrated its first anniversary in the wake of a pandemic, it’s that challenging intersection of dark and light w
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