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​Why Prioritizing Stress Management NOW is Important

As we enter a new era where adaptation and often sheer survival instincts are essential, how can we possibly make time for stress management? In an ideal world, we would have all tested and practiced various stress management techniques to find out what worked for us before self-isolation and...

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​A Yoga Flow for Balance and Soothing

There are countless yoga videos available to download or stream, and unsurprisingly many of them are focused on stress relief. These challenging, unprecedented times have yogis scrambling for a “quick fix” or a way to infuse their practice with more stress-busting approaches. However, there’s...

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​Relaxation in One Yoga Pose: A Step-by-Step Guide

A few summers ago, I suffered from terrible anxiety. To cope, I’d often sit outside under the trees noticing the light pouring through the branches and listening to the sound of my breath mingling with the tune of fluttering leaves. It would bring me tranquility and it was time just for me. I...

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​A Home Yoga Practice for Respiratory Wellness

A holistic health practitioner once told me: “The body is designed to heal.” I found her words very comforting. In yogic terms, the body’s dharma, or purpose, is to repair itself so it can remain a healthy vehicle for the soul. We may feel particularly vulnerable right now due to widespread...

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​3 Restful Practices to Support Immunity

Fatigue and stress wreck havoc on the immune system. Whenever I get sick, it’s usually because work and worry have depleted my emotional, mental, and physical reserves. Rest is essential to our well-being. Taking breaks, slowing down, and sleeping well allow the body to do what it does best,...

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​Two Vegan Indian Recipes from my Gujarati Mother in Law

The first thing my in-laws asked my husband after he’d put them into near-cardiac arrest telling them that I was 1) American and 2) not of Indian descent was, “Is she vegetarian?” As Gujarati Jains, ahimsa (non-harm) is at the core of their faith, life—and diet. Fortunately, this other...

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​Re-Visiting the “Basics” of Vinyasa: Chaturanga and Breath

Chaturanga Dandasana is a staple of Vinyasa and many other types of yoga, but a lot of practitioners make little mistakes. And once you start doing something in a not so great way, that tends to stick. Hopefully, you’ve had teachers that stop and break down Chaturanga. It’s not something that’s...

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​3 Tips for Improving Verbal Cues For Yoga Teachers

Yoga teachers are essentially communicators. Improving our verbal cues is key to teaching supportive, well-rounded and impactful yoga classes. More often than not, we’re leading a varied group of students with a range of learning styles, knowledge, expectations and emotional states. It’s...

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Moon Phases And Rituals

From myths to evidence of scientific influence, the moon is deeply rooted in many cultures and beliefs. Ashtanga yoga practitioners do not practice on the days of the new or full moon, as they are considered days of rest. Other yogis and non practitioners utilize the moon for intention setting,...

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How Yoga Can Help With Anxiety Symptoms

Panic attacks and anxiety impacts our life in many ways, but there are a ton of coping tools available. However, during this time of the COVID-19 crisis, it might feel harder to utilize the tools that tend to be so widely available. For instance, gyms and yoga studios are closed, you might...

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