Bikinis, Crop Tops and Core – Oh, My! Bonus: 3 Super Quick Ab/Core Workouts

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There’s a new look strutting into town this summer – crop tops. Oh, yay! Like we don’t have enough to deal with;  two-piece-terror tankinis and up-your-butt bikinis.  Media monsters and fashionistas are hoping to pull you into their mad fashion fantasy, Barbie-world. It’s their job – not yours! Yes, core exercises help develop strong, sculpted, […]

Light Your Fire: An Affirmation of Personal Power

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This mornings yoga class at Karma Yoga was hot and passionate; the “fun factor” was high and the music was right on cue! “Change” by Natalie Merchant was a particular favorite today – we placed it twice. Following a sequence of fiery core strengthening exercises all beings were able and ready to move from a […]

5 Quick Fit -Tips to Fabulous

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“Keep up and you will be kept up!” Not everyone has time to hit the gym 4 days a week, ride their bike to work or enjoy a personal trainer at home. Power to the fortunate few, keep it up! The rest of you are not alone! According to recent statistics, the vast majority of […]

A Strong Core Starts Here

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Your core is the very center of your physical, emotional and spiritual universe. Everything about us somehow relates to this real and magical place; where energy, courage, passion and self-confidence generates. The famous psychologist, Carl Jung, once said that Manipura chakra is where we burn through our passions and desires in order to become a […]

Practice Yogic Breath, Pelvic Power & Focus For Euphoric Sex

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 Happy February lovers of love. Where do yoga and sex come together? Right here, within the space of this enlightening  and inspiring video presentation by Kim Anami. Enjoy with your partner and your sexual relationship will blissfully soar! Stay with us all month long for inspiring Valentines Day articles, sure to ignite your heart chakra! Always […]

May-ed For Fitness – Mind Your Manners And Your Posture!

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You may be headed for the wedding aisle or the grocery aisle, either way, good posture is a must! Here is how we practice… Back to old school! Get your good posture on by balancing a book on top of your head. Walk a long hallway several times, with turns. Keep your eyes looking straight […]

May-ed For Fitness – Asana Awareness: Side Plank Pose Variation B (Vashistasana B)

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Peanut butter and jelly are long considered to be two good things that just go really darn well together. Two other things that have a love affair? Stability and freedom. Huh? Don’t those sound more like a contradiction? Actually, no. Thousands of years ago, Master Patanjali formed a sentence in the Yoga Sutras that was to go […]

Celebrate Your Strength: Try A Flock of Crow Poses & See What Comes Up!

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This is an asana that stymied me for years. When I looked at its shape, I saw in my mind how it could be possible, but in my body it remained mysterious, unavailable, and admittedly, frustrating at times, too! The lifting of one leg up and back from Crow pose is certainly a transition that […]

Power Up Your Life With Core Strength!

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Power, stability and ease emanates from your core (your center) improving nearly every movement you make and most yoga poses you flow in and out from. Your core is both physically and emotionally your center of balance and strength. Plugging into your core abdominal muscles stimulates an attitude of inner strength and confidence and stokes […]

Push Beyond Your Ordinary Push-Up

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Exercises using your bodyweight work well but are greatly underutilized. Using gravity as an aid, our bodyweight acts as an outstanding source of resistance we can use to put together effective workouts. Over the years, thousands of people have effectively used push-ups to develop their musclular strength. This happens because press ups effectively develop muscular strength […]