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Posted by YOGANONYMOUS on October 5, 2011 in
It's the time of the year when the light of moon and the sun are equal — a time of balance. Fall sparks quite a few detoxes and cleanses — anything from a three-day juice fast to a four-week cleanse, because at this time of year we're all seeking to rejuvenate and re-balance. Even if you don't have time for a full-blown cleanse, whether you're pitta, vata or kapha (don't know your dosha —...
Posted by YOGANONYMOUS on October 5, 2011 in
When the immune system is weak, the body can become susceptible to all sorts of parasites, bacteria, germs, toxins and impurities. All these things can then manifest themselves not only within the blood streams, but also deep within the major organs. Over a period of time, such impurities can stagnate the body and prevent it from functioning correctly. Impurities slow down the body's normal...
Posted by on October 3, 2011 in
Obscured though it may be by $100 Lululemon pants, celebrity instructors, and Eat Pray Love, there's always been a current of altruism in the yoga subculture. Teachers are schooled in “karma yoga,” or the yoga of service to others. And an increase in trained instructors (there were around 70,000 nationwide the last time one trade group counted) means there are ever more of those teachers...
Posted by on September 29, 2011 in
John Friend, founder of Anusara yoga, headlined our events at Wanderlust Vermont, Wanderlust California, and Wanderlust Las Vegas. Here is his blog about his summertime Wanderlust experience and what he took away from each event... I have been honored to be a part of the Wanderlust events since their inception in 2009. It is so powerful to come together with like-hearted people, and I leave...
Posted by on September 28, 2011 in
Yoga teaches us to live in the present moment. Yes. Certain schools of yoga posit that the present is the only reality, and all else is illusion -- yet our minds manufacture distracting "illusions" all the time. Our inner voices are constantly re-hashing situations, projecting, speculating, doubting. In yoga practice, we train the mind to soften and get more spacious via breathing, postures and...
Posted by on September 28, 2011 in
Sometimes referred to as Pyramid pose, Parsvottanasana is an extended, intense side stretch. The intensity of this posture, as with most, can be controlled through modification.As with other shape poses such as Triangle and Goddess, Pyramid pose can be deceptive. Without proper alignment, you can be in the posture but still not be totally engaged. Remember that the opposing position or arms and...