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In this reclined mini vinyasa you move between two shapes to strengthen your core and mobilize your hips and shoulders. (I learned this from my girlfriend, Melina Meza, who is a talented yoga teacher. See http://melinameza.com/ for information on her.) Subscribe to Yoga for Healthy Aging by Email ° Follow Yoga for Healthy Aging on Facebook and Twitter ° To order Yoga for Healthy Aging:
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There are some things that fit easily into my daily routine—things that I must do for the day to operate smoothly. These things include: doing yoga first thing upon rising, making the kids’ lunches before they are out of bed, getting water and snacks into my work bag, doing the dishes before bed, and writing
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This Pride month sequence cultivates self-compassion and self-acceptance. Not only will it help you heal, it will inspire you to help others in their journey toward self-love. Jordan Smiley is a 500-hour RYT transgender yoga teacher and yoga teacher trainer based in Denver, Colorado. With June being Pride month, we asked Smiley to create an
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Editors note: We really missed the boat on posting this yesterday, in honor of the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, and so many of you ROCKING 108 sun salutations (also called “surya namaskar”) in honor of the solstice and International Day of Yoga. In case you’re running a bit behind, but still have plans
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by Nina  I’ve gotten a few inquiries lately regarding hip replacements. For example, I’ve been asked, “Can I do yoga after a hip replacement? (Yes.) And I’ve also been asked, “What poses can I do after a hip replacement?” (It depends on the type of replacement—see below.) So even though this is a subject we’ve
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Meditation and skincare—what do they have in common? They’re both crucial ways to care for your pretty little head! Meditation, while an age-old practice of caring for mental health and creating clarity, is gaining traction as of late, and see as more of a necessity than a hobby. Meditation has illustrated the power to decrease
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Life is a classroom—not a courtroom.  We’re here to learn, to grow, to awaken, but not to judge. Thus, we are surrounded by teachers. Everyone and everything we encounter offers us sacred teachings. All of these teachers—whether they know it or not—are helping us to turn around in consciousness and to regather all the scattered
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Presented by By now, we’ve all heard motivational phrases like “sweat is fat crying” and “the cure for anything is saltwater: sweat, tears, or the sea.” But while that first one is technically incorrect and the second is vague (albeit kind of uplifting), it’s true that sweat is a fantastic, natural, and involuntary way for
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by Jivana Photo by Sarit Z Rogers The monarch butterfly spends two weeks as a caterpillar before metamorphosing into a butterfly. Then it lives as little as two more short, yet magical, weeks in an ethereal dance before it dies. Amazingly, the monarch’s annual migration across all of North America is achieved over the lifespan
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To embody wellness is to take our practice off the mat—the ultimate rebellion is apply the principles of mindfulness in our everyday lives. Learn more about what it means to #ExperienceWell with us at Wellspring in Downtown Palm Springs this October! Tickets available now.  What does it mean to be free? Yoga can hold the
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Learn more about essential oils at a Wanderlust 108, or at our inaugural wellness conference, Wellspring in Palm Springs October 26–28.  We use essential oils for a myriad of uses, be it an upset tummy or a thought-swollen mind—but are you aware of the power of essential oils in the bedroom? Whether it’s due to stress, medication, or
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International Day of Yoga was inaugurated by the United Nations in 2015, hailing June 21—the summer solstice—as an annual holiday to “to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.” The UN initiated the celebration due to yoga’s universal appeal and increasing popularity—this year’s theme is “Yoga for Peace.” Who doesn’t love a
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by Nina Kitcheree If you carefully read the Yoga Sutras cover to cover and learn about what the eight-fold path really entails, you would realize—and maybe you already have—that this path is not one that we householders can follow in a literal way. First of all, we would have to become renunciates because even being
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This post is via The Ayurveda Experience, Elephant’s Mindful Partner. We’re honored to work with them—they’re dedicated to making Ayurveda more accessible to everyone and using only quality, authentic, healthy ingredients. ~ ed. Ayurveda has a brightening, revitalizing, uber-nourishing beauty secret. And it only takes three drops a day to take your skin from dull and