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Looking for a mantra to help you focus during your yoga or meditation practice? We asked some of our favorite teachers to share their go-to mantras. Yoga mantras are a great way to direct your focus during yoga. Use these 9 mantras from famous yoga teachers as inspiration to fuel your own yoga practice. We’ve
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by Nina In a Meadow by Melina Meza  II.33 Upon being harassed by negative thoughts, one should cultivate counteracting thoughts. —translated by Edwin Bryant For some time now, I’ve been intrigued by Facebook posts from certain friends that simply list things the person is grateful for. I particularly like the ones by my friend Liz
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There are a lot of ways to define wellness. Renowned yoga teacher Elena Brower defines it as “your ability to respond rather than to react;” Dr. Mark Hyman says it’s the integrated care of every aspect of ourselves: Physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and relational. Wellness activist Kerri Kelly believes that “wellness is the culture of
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It seems like only yesterday you were basking under a hot summer sun after jumping in a lake on the countryside. Or sipping a mocktail at the newest hotspot downtown on a warm August night. Time slowed down. You felt relaxed. Now, here you are. The temperature has dropped several degrees. Your bikini is stored
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by Nina “Just as this is not the best of all possible worlds, your body is not the best of all possible bodies. But it’s the only one you’ll ever have, and it’s worth enjoying, nurturing, and protecting. “ —Daniel E. Lieberman from The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease  You know
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It’s a strange world we’re currently living in, isn’t it? At least in the United States, I tend to feel like we’re both super offended all of the time and also pushing for the normalization of things that people would generally take offense to. But here we are, in an argument over an elephant drinking a
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Inversions can often feel like a final frontier in yoga. When you’re a beginner, there’s a good chance you look at the yogis popping up into Handstand effortlessly or holding Headstand perfectly still with admiration and awe. Then, at a certain point, you likely toy with trying inversions yourself, despite how scary they may seem.
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Whether you’re a yoga teacher who easily picks up on energy in the room, or an empathetic person whose friends come to you with their troubles, follow this advice to stay grounded, feel happier, and protect yourself from the emotional swirl happening around you. Are you easily effected by the energy around you? These 11
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With the Wanderlust Passport, the earth is yours to explore. Gain unlimited access to Wanderlust events and scheduling in over 20 countries on 5 continents. Click here for more information. Wind whips through your hair, allowing it to take flight and tangle with the DJ Drez beats that emanate from the car speakers. A mundane highway grows smaller
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Mark Purser has been studying the art and practice of yoga and meditation for over 20 years, and he holds the highest level of formal qualification available for yoga and meditation teachers in Australia, with over 2,000 hours of formal study with the world-renowned Satyananda Yoga Academy (Bihar School of Yoga). He has practiced and studied
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by Baxter  A while back, I started playing around with what I call “hands-free” twisting in seated and standing poses. I can’t recall exactly why I started playing around with this idea, but it may have been inspired by a dynamic standing sequence my wife Melina Meza teaches that includes a hands-free twist. In any
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Hailing from Vancouver and residing in Los Angeles, Bob Moses (or the dynamic duo of Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance) combine electronics and soft indie rock to create musical beats that get your hips swaying and your heart fluttering. In their latest album, Battle Lines, the two address battles—whether those battles be the ones we carry
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The word “gratitude” is thrown around quite a bit. We see #blessed flooding our Instagram feeds, witness yoga teachers asking us to pinpoint areas of gratitude, and are approaching a holiday semi-dedicated to expressing thanks. And yet still so many of us struggle with cultivating gratitude. What’s the deal?  Like many things in life, gratitude