Signs Your Grounding Chakra Is Out Of Whack + What To Do About It

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I’m a huge advocate of yoga for so many reasons, but one reason is the grounding benefits from hitting the mat. If you’re familiar with the chakra system, chakra one forms our foundation. It’s our grounding chakra. Unfortunately, many of us have lost our footing; our heads are lost up in the clouds, causing our […]

Music Opens The Heart: A Cardiologist’s Joyful Yoga Playlist

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“Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.” So said Maria von Trapp, and perhaps you have felt the same way during a yoga practice or workout filled with music. From the time I was a child I have found that a wide spectrum of musical styles speak to […]

3 Quick and Powerful Kundalini Yoga Meditations

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“May we all understand, in the breath of life we can be Infinite and with our fearlessness and character, we can achieve all the riches of the earth to share them with mankind.” ~ Yogi Bhajan The New York Times recently ran an article about people’s increasing interest in meditation. Yoga studios around the country […]

3 Ways to Practice Yoga at Work (Without Anyone Knowing!)

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It might not be feasible to roll out your mat at the office or drop into a downward dog during your workday. Even so, there are plenty of ways to do yoga if you consider the broad practices offered in the Eight Limbs of yoga. The Indian sage Patanjali outlined the Eight Limbs in the […]

Yoga: The Ancient Wisdom of Californians -The Future of Yoga…or Lack Thereof

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The Future of Yoga…or Lack Thereof. An Analogy. “Food has changed more in the last 50 years than in the prior 10,000.” ~ Michael Pollan Up until the 1940s or so, food was food—and had been food for, say, farrrrr longer than 5,000 years. We cultivated varieties of apples, etc.—so that they’d be delicious and […]

For the Breathing Ones: A Poem

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NAMASTE! I honor you, my friend! we are both lovers of the divine sacred air we bow, clap for one another, thanks to quick wins and fast love thank you friendly smiles, slow lanes growing pains, sweet breezes we share the same air and eat off the lands we are breathing one earth in and […]

The Top 5 Health Benefits Of Daily Yoga

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Daily Yoga: The Key to a Healthy Life Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years throughout the world, but just in the past decade it has become extremely popular in America. So what’s the big deal? While that’s a loaded question, we have some answers for you. Here are the top five reasons you […]

2013 Yogathon & Celebration at Karma Yoga Sunday Sept. 1 – Awesome Raffle Prizes!

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Join us for this very special event. Take one class or spend the day! 2013 YOGATHON DETAILS & REGISTRATION The Yoga By Design Foundation was created in 2011 by Lynn Medow to fund yoga programs for groups that might not have access to its healing methods. In 2011 three programs were funded with donations and […]

The Cause of Inflexibility

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Many people come to yoga to gain range of motion (ROM) and flexibility. Having an understanding of how your body gets stronger and flexible may create more compassion, patience and ease on your yoga journey. The human body is brilliant and can adapt to most anything. Therefore, challenging your body is essential for growth. By […]

Asana Addict Corner – Half Couch Pose (Ardha Sayanasana)

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Couch pose. Ha. Those ancient yogis sure did have a sense of humor. Instead of naming whatever position most closely resembled a body comfortably sprawled out on squishy-soft pillows munching on popcorn “Couch pose,” they instead bestowed the “Couch” title to the pose where you balance upside-down on both elbows only. But embracing that little […]