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Yogi, Surfer and Blissologist Eoin Finn is the founder of Blissology Yoga. Blissology Yoga allows the wisdom of our innermost heart to guide our relationships with our bodies, our communities, and nature. Eoin is passionate about bringing spirituality down to earth and reclaiming quiet time in nature as the greatest spiritual portal and our best
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The soothing gemstone is known for opening up the heart chakra to love and positive energy, making it the quintessence of well-being. 7 Rose Quartz Beauty Products to Open The Heart Chakra Christopher Dougherty Rose quartz has been rocking the wellness scene for centuries. Legend has it that Cleopatra bathed with the stuff to harness
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Yoga therapist and psychologist Gail Parker, PhD, applies restorative practices in an innovative way to help people heal from racial wounds. Gail Parker, PhD Shekenia Mann Yoga Journal: Can you summarize your work? Gail Parker: I’m a psychologist, a certified yoga therapist, and a yoga therapist educator. I am a lifelong practitioner of yoga. 50
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Get both energy and blood flowing better through your body with a modified Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose). Here, Lauren Walker and Donna Eden—who co-teach our upcoming course, Energy Medicine Yoga—show you how to strengthen your subtle energy systems and step up your circulation with just a few simple additions to this yoga posture. In YJ’s new online course,
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Prime Day starts Monday, July 15 and runs through Tuesday, July 16. Here are the yoga essentials we’re hoping will be on deep discount. Prime Day has quickly become one of the hottest shopping days of the year. But, this summer, Amazon is giving you two whole days to score mega sales online, and, in
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Just one more setback away from giving up on your goals? Take some inspiration from the epic tale of two Hindu deities—Shiva and Parvati—and the role that persistence played in bringing them together. Sally Kempton—who leads our upcoming online course, Tantra 101—recounts the iconic story of love, devotion, and determination at the center of this tradition’s
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Over my years working as a Transformational Coach and Counsellor I can consistently say that the most common fundamental issue that causes human beings the most pain, struggle and challenges in life and within themselves is the belief that we are not enough as we are. I AM NOT ENOUGH. This belief causes so many
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Being a mother of two whilst working in the wellness & healing industry, one of the most common things I hear over and over again as the constant we are all striving for in life, is balance. The place we want to get to so that we can feel more aligned.The place that we are
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The more uncertain things seem to be, the more secure I will feel, because uncertainty is my path to freedom. -Deepak Chopra As much as we might try to avoid uncertainty, we know deep down that it is an impossible task. We have seen that the fortunes of the rich can be lost overnight and that
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The Art of Loving Your Nemesis In the last months of my career as a Barrister there were signs telling me that something was off in my life. My relationship with my boyfriend was no longer bringing me joy, inspiration, or fun. (If I am honest, there was a voice in my head for quite
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Wanderlust Wayfarer Maggie James shares his life changing story on how yoga saved his life. Read more on her website. 1. First of all, how are you feeling as you are due any day? The full cocktail of emotions. Excited, like when you’re looking forward to Christmas as a child, but also relishing the freedom
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Heading to this year’s Wanderlust festival? You can find LÄRABAR at the Kula Market Trading tent and posting all day on Instagram. Come and try their three, delicious flavours  –  Apple Cinnamon, Banana Choc Chip and Peanut Butter. LÄRABAR is also available nationally at Sainsbury’s, Ocado and Amazon. Sometimes, less is more. It’s an expression we’ve all
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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a yogi? Everyone knows there are a ton of benefits to practicing yoga. But did you know you can also gain real(ish) super powers from a regular practice? Everything from mind control to healing powers to flying (you heard me) is attainable simply by rolling out your mat and
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Leg flexibility is one of those things I get tons of questions about. I think it’s because most of us spend a large portion of our days sitting which deactivates the glutes, tightens the hamstrings, and makes our hips ache. Stretching out and finding more leg flexibility seems like the right answer– and it is!
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Transformation Yoga Project leads trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness classes in Philadelphia addiction treatment centers and prisons. Eastern State Courtesy of Transformation Yoga Project In 2009, Mike Huggins pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for the off-label promotion of a medical device at a division of the company he worked for. As he awaited sentencing, he turned
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In her new book, On Being Human: A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real, and Listening Hard, yoga teacher Jennifer Pastiloff examines how facing loss, grief, and vulnerability allowed her to find endless love, self-acceptance, and wild happiness. Four years into dating, Robert and I were walking to the movies to see Inglourious Basterds when
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It’s everywhere. The notion of swapping out toxic chemicals has permeated the entire consumer goods industry, ranging from beauty products to mattresses, and everything in between. But with this increased awareness of what’s in the products we use every day, comes an even greater responsibility for consumers to be able to decipher the ingredient list
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The short answer is, it’s complicated. CHRISTOPHER DOUGHERTY We spoke with John Kepner, executive director of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), and Courtney Butler-Robinson, stress management specialist and yoga therapist for the Dean Ornish Reversal Clinic at Saline Heart Group in Benton, Arkansas, to find out why yoga therapy is largely uncovered by
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[embedded content] You’re in yoga class and you’re feeling strong. You’re breezing through every pose like confidently filling in the bubbles on an exam you’ve been studying for for weeks. Then your teacher casually names ‘[insert Sanskrit name]’ pose. And in an instant your heart drops. Your yoga mojo is gone. Does this sound familiar? If you notice this,
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Try Sama Vritti Pranayama (Box Breathing) when you’re stressed, anxious, or upset. CHRISTOPHER DOUGHERTY Sama Vritti Pranayama is a powerful relaxation tool that can help clear your mind, relax your body, and allow you to focus. The best part? You can do it anywhere. Just find a comfortable seat with your back supported and feet
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Want to invite more love and bliss into your life? Try tapping into the sacred source that emanates from your heart center. Here, Sally Kempton—who teaches YJ’s upcoming course, Tantra 101—guides you through a simple practice to deepen your divine awareness: A beautiful visualization of your heart as a blossoming flower. Watch also How Tantra Makes Positive
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If you’re up on your knowledge of all things health and wellness, then chances are you’re already pretty familiar with the “mother” of powerhouse beverage, kombucha. This ancient fermented tonic boasts a plethora of benefits, from aiding digestion and boosting immunity to promoting longevity. But did you know that this health-boosting elixir can also be