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posts in 'yoga life'

Yoga life has articles from people who’ve devoted their lives to yoga or similar holistic practices. It offers insight into what a fully holistic life is like and how you can do the same if you please.

The Magic of Sun Salutations

The Magic of Sun Salutations

The ancients who studied the practice of Yoga came to believe that the human form is intimately linked with nature, particularly the energy we receive from the sun. Following, that is why they believed that yoga practice should start with a sequence of poses recognizing the sun’s role in sustaining life. Personally, I have found the sun salutation series to be reliably satisfying as it brightens my mood and loosens ...

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Tigers and Sharks and Yoga, Oh My!

Tigers and Sharks and Yoga, Oh My!
by Juliette Snijders
Will I make it to shore? 
 
The other day I went body boarding in Carpinteria and decided to paddle out farther than usual. That is where the bigger waves happened after all. Have you ever experienced a moment of panic while swimming in the ocean? Or perhaps you’ve been on a boat in the middle of big storm and felt that tingle of fear ...
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graduate #yogastory

graduate #yogastory

by cara alling

I felt a mix of emotions today after teaching the noon Hot60. Proud, relieved, even a bit elated.

Ever since I discovered the evola​tion Beyond 26 & 2 training (a program for certified hot teachers who are looking to deepen and expand their knowledge and experience)​, I’ve been both excited and anxious. I’ve been excited to spend a ...

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the key to everyone’s heart

the key to everyone’s heart

The key to everybody´s heart by Ursina Badilatti

I currently live in Berlin, Germany, and even though there is plenty of opportunity to study yoga locally, I decided to travel abroad to receive my teaching certification. I don’t really know why, I just followed my instinct.

I knew that studying in another country would present more challenges because of the language barrier. In this case, I had chosen to study with evolation ...

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recipe: sweet potato quinoa burger

recipe: sweet potato quinoa burger

Want to make this recipe at home?

Serving size: 12 burgers
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 medium ...
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recipe of the week: rockin’ red lentil sauce with veggies

recipe of the week: rockin’ red lentil sauce with veggies

This recipe can be easily prepared the night before and will keep for several days in the fridge. High in protein and amino acids, this red lentil sauce goes well with jasmine or brown rice and hearty vegetables.

Rockin’ Red Lentil Sauce

Ingredients:
1 shallot
2 cups red lentils
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp. turmeric fresh or powder
Dash of salt and pepper (to taste)
Curry powder to taste
2 tbs ...

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An Ode to Mothers

An Ode to Mothers

Vrtti Sarupyam Itaratra: At other times [the Self appears to] assume the forms of the mental modifications.(Patanjali – The Yoga Sutras, 1.4)

In his translation and commentary on The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Sri Swami Satchidananda writes:

“You seem to have lost your original identity and have identified with your thoughts and body. Suppose I ask you who you are. If you say, ‘I am a man,’ you have identified yourself with ...

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graduate spotlight – meet Mallory Fabian

graduate spotlight – meet Mallory Fabian

Mallory Fabian graduated from evolation’s Santa Barbara Teacher Training in 2016, and she has been an absolute joy to have in the family. Not only is Mallory a woman of beauty and grace, but sh​e​ is a talented videographer, dancer and dedicated yogi. We are delighted to spotlight her journey and personal testimony this month.

1. How has your practice changed/ evolved since graduating?

I have a level of awareness that I’ve ...

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