Yoga articles:

The Wild Feminine in Summer

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Yoga and wild spirituality share the same objective; to seek out any barriers to freedom and remove them. In a woman’s life, many obstacles to her spiritual liberation come from an internalized belief that we are static creatures meant to be even-keeled and always predictable.

Yoga in the Garden

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Nature provides for us all the elements we need to experience a fulfilling yoga practice: Walking on the earth in our bare feet on the way to the mat, stepping on natural elements like stone pavers interlaced with soft groundcovers, breathing in fresh air, feeling the breeze on our necks, and feeling warm life-giving sun on our faces.

NO BARRIER TO ENTRY

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This is where the beauty, efficiency, and art of Kundalini Yoga comes in. You don’t have to look good in spandex coordinates, you don’t have to be in any particular physical shape, you can wear jeans, you can do it at your desk, you can do something for three minutes, there is literally NO BARRIER TO ENTRY.

Make Your Yoga Sustainable

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Joint pain, dizziness and cramps are common complaints, especially among beginning yogis who don’t know what level of discomfort, if any, might be appropriate. At the same time, it can be confusing when a teacher says, “Find your edge,” or “Breathe into discomfort.”

Album Review: Sukha

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Rise never flags in its efforts to get the listener up and moving, appreciative and ready for the day or night ahead.

Yoga Teacher to Yoga Scholar

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“I love how commercially popular yoga has become and I will never say anything bad about yoga’s expansion. However, I felt that I was only teaching an asana practice—not a yoga practice. I knew there was so much more to it.”

“Namaste, Bitches” TV Series on Yoga in L.A.

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We all know many dedicated, professional yoga teachers and studios who do wonderful service, but this series is a good (and occasionally amusing) reminder that those who teach yoga need to not only “manifest a vision,” but also eat and pay the rent.

Book Review: Tantra for the West

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Using a frank and honest voice that weaves personal anecdotes with simple, direct applications in the areas of work, money, creativity, food and drink, solitude, meditation, healing and aging, freedom, enlightenment, sex and relationships, Allen provides ample practices for living the life of your dreams in this very moment.

Monday Morning Angry Yoga

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Sometimes a weekend can feel so free and wonderful that the last thing you want on Monday is to get back to being focused. Is that you? Maybe you can relate to Angrier Yoga. It might even snap you out of it!  

Awake: The Life of Yogananda

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When backlash in the press sent the yogi back to his homeland he noted with relief that, “It’s wonderful to walk among people who don’t need coaxing to be spiritual.”