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What’s not to love about these bars? Plus, they are vegan-friendly, full of healthy fats, gluten-free and a great pre or post workout snack, afternoon treat with a cup of tea or even a tasty dessert option. These bars were made one afternoon where I craved something chocolate-y and peanut butter-y – like most afternoons,
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During recovery, patients’ commitment to treatment may wane, says former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb: Apps help keep people engaged—an important aspect on the road to recovery. iStock.com/katleho Seisa Looking to supplement prescribing pain pills, some doctors are suggesting mindfulness and meditation apps to prevent misuse before it begins. Rex Marco, an orthopedic surgeon in Houston,
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There are millions of people that are practicing the art form of yoga. A great way to find happiness through your yoga practice is to take a yoga teacher training. Yoga teacher training allows us to learn skills in how yoga opens the body, supports flow, flushes the lymphatic system and stimulates major organs. That
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Use this challenging 20-minute sequence to improve overall lower-body strength and stability, or practice some moves on their own for more targeted work.  Want to up-level your flow? In Focused Vinyasa: 11 Fresh Sequences and Drills to Advance Your Practice, Irene Pappas, cofounder of Bodhi Yoga Boulder, hits pause at key teaching moments in your
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Meditation teacher Shivani Hawkins shares tips for how to approach the practice in a way that invites self-awareness and authentic transformation. Be a Gardener Human development is a slow, organic process. There are times when everything blooms quickly, and there are seasons of hibernation when it seems like nothing is changing, but in fact a
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Whether you call it ecotourism, traveling green, or ethical travel, maintaining a mindful attitude as you trek across the globe helps to minimize your carbon footprint. Every action we take directly impacts the environment. If we advocate a mindful way of life, it’s only fair to extend that philosophy into how we travel. There is hope
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After leaving professional football, I found a new purpose sharing yoga with communities in need. Derrick “DJ” Townsel Renee Choi Photography Memorizing plays, constant body slamming, contract disputes, minimal job security, daily practices­—this is the side of professional sports that the general public doesn’t often see. As a five-year-old growing up in the rough Opa-locka
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Jana Long’s top six tips for leading a class with adults over 60. Jana Long Christopher Dougherty Give a warm welcome Organize a free “meet and greet” before you start a class. I often emphasize how yoga for older people provides a great opportunity to socialize with peers at a time in their lives that
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Try this pranayama meditation from yoga teacher and founder of Manduka, Peter Sterios, to quell the jitters. Peter Sterios Athena Sterios My relationship with meditation is bittersweet. Early on, I sensed that it could be useful for my hyperactive mind, but sitting for long periods of time proved difficult: it was a never-ending saga of
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Try this practice, which emphasizes joint health and offers movements that can be incorporated into your daily life, to help maintain or improve mobility and stability for healthy aging. 1. Tadasana (Mountain Pose) This posture can deliver a profound experience if you often stand lopsided. Distributing your weight evenly brings immediate relief to your low
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Nowadays, it’s safe to say that yoga has hit us all. It’s everywhere. The fact that we lead lifestyles axiomatically different than the ‘ancient wisdom of health’ by yoga is known to us all. Technology has made it easier to access ways to perform yoga remotely. There are hundreds of apps and online studios, and
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Yoga is a physical activity that helps create mindfulness and relieves stress when you feel like you need a break from the stressful activities you encounter throughout the day. There are many different ways that you can fit yoga into your busy schedule. The first way to do this is by changing your attitude and
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Old patterns can feel impossible to escape, but with practice, you can make a shift. Even a couple minutes of these techniques from yoga teacher Tatiana Forero Puerta can help to calm your sympathetic nervous system (associated with the “fight, flight, or freeze” response) and activate your parasympathetic nervous system (“rest and digest”), making transformation
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While in Atlanta, Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt stopped by Kashi Atlanta Urban Yoga Ashram to talk to founder Swami Jaya Deva about what it means to live the life of a Yogi. Here’s what she had to say.  Live Be Yoga ambassadors Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt are on a road trip across the
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For many of us, hitting snooze on the alarm clock can be just another part of a mundane morning routine, especially when we’d rather be soaking up the summer sun than heading into the office. But what if your breakfast was the motivation you needed to rise early? As veganism becomes more mainstream, so have creative
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In her new book, Revolution of the Soul, social activist and yoga teacher Seane Corn details how ill and awkward she felt during her first yoga class and what kept her going back for more. Seane Corn Brooks Freehill After hearing about yoga for years and witnessing the changes it made in David Life, owner
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We have workouts tailored to our goals. We have meals fine-tuned for maximum nutrition. We know how important sleep is (and sometimes we even log the recommended hours!). But taking time to rest—where is that in our weekly health goals? In a go-go-go world hyperfocused on drive and results, it’s no surprise the importance of
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Follow your Savasana with a short 8-minute meditation from Jana Long, increasing the duration over time. Sit still and quiet and become aware of how your breath feels. If you find you are thinking or clinging to thoughts, let them go and return to feeling your breath.
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Once upon a time, when I worked my corporate job, nutrition and a healthy diet were the single least important things on my to-do list. I had far too many emails, meetings, and places to be to prioritize my meals. Looking back now, I laugh while simultaneously wanting to hug my former self for not
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Weightlifting was wreaking havoc on my body and spirit—until I found yoga. Clare Cui Vanessa Miranda/Two One Photography I couldn’t see much in the darkness, but I could smell the tanning oil that covered the toned bodies of women who were nervously clustered together in lines waiting to take the stage. As I stood there