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Posts Tagged 'transformation'

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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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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the mat becomes a mirror

the mat becomes a mirror

I look at the yoga classroom similar to the environment for a scientific experiment. In this case, the subject being studied is our own personal life. The mat is a test container through which our own chemistry can develop – our thoughts, feelings, current or past experiences – to then be observed. Observed at a magnified level, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot.

Off the mat we have mechanisms and avoidance strategies ...

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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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3 Steps to Reduce Anxiety Using Yoga

3 Steps to Reduce Anxiety Using Yoga

No matter which way you look at it, anxiety is uncomfortable. When our minds are anxious, it can feel almost impossible to think clearly or experience the joy of the moment. After all, your mind is running wildly to other places.

If you or someone you know struggles with anxiety, chronic worry or racing thoughts, integrate these 5 steps into your daily routine for support and relief. With enough time, this ...

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the joy and contentment of matsyasana (fish pose)

the joy and contentment of matsyasana (fish pose)
by Juliette Snijders

Feeling a bit out of balance? Grumpy and angry? Do fish pose and you will probably feel all kind and happy.

So why is fish pose making you all happy and kind?

Speaking from my own experience, 10 breaths in fish pose always leaves me with a feeling of compassion, joy and contentment.

How can that be?

In fish pose, as you ...

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Under the Tuscan Sun

Under the Tuscan Sun

Imagine doing Half Moon pose under the Italian sun while gazing out to rolling hills, far removed from the hustle and bustle of a big city, and then heading back for a delicious meal made from fresh local produce.

Imagine doing Dancer pose while looking out to the romantic canals of Venice, the city alive with celebration and charm, before heading out with fellow yogis to explore the local history. ​

From the ...

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