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Reasons to Start Living Yoga Today

Yoga is an entire science of living which works on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. The movement towards living yoga is one which brings back the depth to the practice, helping us navigate our relationships with the world around us, offering tools that promote mindfulness and present moment…

5 Amazing Destinations for Yoga Surf Adventures

Through out our life travels we all meet people that have that “spark”. We also make pilgrimages to places that really make us feel “alive”. Here are 5 places to enjoy the yoga surf lifestyle while also really tapping into connection.  The magic of these destinations does not solely come from…

Give Thanks: Yoga As A Manifestation Of Gratitude

‘Tis the season. You’ll see lots of advertisements about coming together, sharing with friends and family, and counting blessings at this time of year. But what if gratitude was a daily practice, not a seasonal one with just one special day? As yogis, gratitude is often talked about in a…

Fear Is Your Biggest Yoga Enemy

If a yoga practice is considered a journey, don’t leave out a very important part: the beginning. Not the first class, not the first yoga mat purchase – before all of the “stuff” that comes with it. The beginning of a yoga practice often comes from a place deep within…

The Process and the Path

When a master hones his craft, there is a process. After having learned the vocabulary of a given art form, it is then that the artist must metabolize what he has learned, and make it his own. Once he owns his art, the singer finds her voice, and the master…

The Best of (FREE) Yoga on YouTube

Last year I spent 262 days traveling on the road for work. Needless to say, finding a routine or getting into a daily grind can be quite a difficult task, especially when it comes to working out and keeping my stress levels at bay. During my travels, some of the…

Healing Yoga: How to Get off the Emotional Rollercoaster

We all have a daily grind that can become monotonous. Underwhelming. A bore (or chore). And then of course there are days when things out of our control happen, causing an unbelievable bomb to be dropped into our worlds. Your heart can go from beating to breaking in one breathtaking…

Modificasana

“I can’t even touch my toes.” This is the most common phrase I hear when people explain why yoga isn’t for them. I’m sure this article has been written countless times before but the message doesn’t seem to have hit the target so I’m going to try again. Let me…

Yoga Travel: 5 Reasons To Take Your Practice On The Road

If a yoga practice is about growth, there may be some surprising things holding you back. While a dedicated home and studio practice is super important, there is always room for more. Perhaps you’ve ventured into the great outdoors to take a class in the park. Or even gone out…

It’s Been Real

For the last year, I’ve been the head resident yoga teacher at Hariharalaya Retreat Center in the Cambodian countryside. As our week-long retreats come to an end, and we bid farewell to our guests, it’s not uncommon to hear them say, “well, back to the real world”. Sometimes I’ll give…

Capturing Yoga Light

Yoga is sharing it’s light worldwide, and so is yoga photography. There is something unexplainably beautiful about capturing the essence of living yoga moments. Here we catch up with yoga photographer, Jason Reinhart to get some inside info on his life behind the lens.  How did you get into photography?…

Where is Your Energy Going?

We have 24 hours a day to accomplish all our tasks, tend to our needs, interact with others, AND stop and smell the roses–if we’re lucky. Generally, in this part of the developed world the most dedicated and drained multitaskers and workaholics are practically given medals by their superiors, friends…

Flow

As soon as she laid herself down on her mat, her soft, warm skin awoke by the coolness of the floor which pushed through her mat into her skin. You could nearly say; the mat was giving her a hard time because she hasn’t used it in quite a while….

Lessons from a Teacher & Student

  I’ve loved yoga since I was 13, when my dad let me borrow his yoga postures handbook from the 70’s. I fell more deeply in love with the practice over the past couple of years and when I came to the realization that I wanted to teach yoga, I…

Forever in Flux – Embracing the Groundlessness of Life

“As human beings we share a tendency to scramble for certainty whenever we realize that everything around us is in flux. In difficult times the stress of trying to find solid ground – something predictable and safe to stand on – seems to intensify. But in truth, the very nature…

Cultivating a Home Yoga Practice

    Since my first yoga class, a few years ago now, I have taken many classes, in a lot of different studios and in various parts of the world. I have had the pleasure to be taught by many teachers and, while some of those classes were challenging at…

Why Go on a Yoga Retreat?

Here is some reposted wisdom and inspiration for the modern yogi from our friend Insiya at YOGUE. You can find the original posting here: http://www.yogue.ca/why-go-on-a-yoga-retreat/ I recently read Toronto based yoga teacher Matthew Remski’s essay on how modern yoga needs to offer “real” support and connection to its community at the yoga…

For All Those Wilting Sun Babies

This morning I temporarily forgot that this time of year can have a pretty dramatic effect on the general state of mind. I missed that a key reason I’m feeling extra tired, blurry eyed and demotivated is because it’s JANUARY. It’s cold, it’s wet, we’re all back to work and…

WisdOM

Song of the Soul by Shankaracharya I am neither ego nor reason, I am neither mind nor thought, I cannot be heard nor cast into words, nor by smell nor sight ever caught: In light and wind I am not found, nor yet in earth and sky – Consciousness and…

108 Sun Salutations

This is a repost from our friends at Sunburnt & Salty. www.sunburntandsalty.com You can find the original blog of “108 Sun Salutaions: My First Experience” HERE It was still dark out when I pulled up to the Lighthouse. I checked my phone – 6:27am – December 31st. It was the final day…

Mystical Yoga Farm

Nourish your soul and tend the land. Find harmony and sustainability within your community. Bonnie Norton is the Operations Director at the Mystical Yoga Farm in Guatemala. Here she fills us in on the innovative projects and sustainable programs they offer at this magical learning and growing center.   Tell us about the “sustainable living” at the…

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