The Power of Vulnerability: 10 Life Lessons

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Up until the last few years, I had rejected the idea of allowing myself to be vulnerable, if even on a subconscious and cellular level. From a young age, I had managed to push down any vulnerability or sensitivity I had in me for my own psychic survival. Looking back I realize that I suffered […]

Asana Addict Corner – Bent Knee Pike

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Some of you know this about me already, but I have to admit: I love standing on my hands so much that sometimes I even dream about it. Finding balance on my hands gives me an instant spark of excitement, passion and deep happiness. It also reminds me that humility, willingness and perseverance are as […]

21 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 6 – 30-Minute Tension Release Hip Openers

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Find yourself stiff? Is it hard to get up from your chair or the ground? Today on day 6 of our 21 Day Yoga Challenge, we are bringing you a 30 minute practice of hip openers to allow your body to flow and move more easily. You may be sore tomorrow, but if you keep […]

Get Back On The Mat: 21 Day Yoga Challenge

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Here’s a koan for you: What is yoga without practice? The world seems to be filled with yogis who’ve let their practices slide, with rolled-up mats and meditation cushions collecting dust in closet corners. Or maybe it’s just me. I think of myself as a yogi, but my bolsters, blocks, and wedges beg to differ. […]

Take a Load Off, Or Should You?

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We often shy away from weight bearing exercise – that is, applying an opposing force that muscles must strain against – because, let’s face it, they’re difficult. Who wants to spend time in plank without some heavy encouragement? It pays to change our relationship with load bearing exercise however, as it can play an important […]

Four Simple Fitness Fundamentals – A Zen Perspective

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Health and Fitness have always been meaningful to me as I work in the industry and have always been fascinated by the topic. Nowadays I see too many people push themselves too hard, use bad form and quite simply overdo it with exercise or trying to be healthy in the quest to be fit. We […]

Yoga Pose Of The Month: Ustrasana Camel Pose

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When done with correct alignment, this heart opener encourages a healthy spine. Recharge your battery and take the courage to go backwards when you practice camel pose. Benefits: Flexibility of spine Strengthens inner thighs Opens front side of body Stretches the neck Builds Courage *Start kneeling with a block between your knees and your hands […]