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Let’s Talk Accessibility for Yoga

Accessibility. Now THAT is a buzz word in today’s socially conscious part of society. Accessibility, noun, The quality of being able to be reached or entered. Take a moment and think to yourself about a time in which YOU wanted to do something...

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Yoga Psychology: The Power of Personal Practice

Did you do your practice today? Are you hoping to get to a class later but the day is already getting away from you? Is the price of a yoga class starting to hurt your pocketbook and your downward dog? I get it.   Building your own home practice can be...

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Your Questions Answered: Q & A with Alanna

Sometimes life gives you questions...well, I’ve got some answers! This week on my Facebook Live broadcast, I opened up the floor to all the #ModernMystics in my tribe to ask any questions they had for me about mysticism, yoga, mythology, and...

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Five Top Tips to Thrive in Your Yoga Business

I recently celebrated my 17th year as a yoga teacher. That's a long. damn. time! Funny thing is, I never actually intended to be a yoga instructor. I found yoga in college as a way to help manage my thyroid disease (read all about that here). It was something that...

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Yoga for All (Especially Kids!), by Alyssa Wilkins

Yoga is more than just a fitness and exercise fad. It is a physical and mental experience that deepens your connection between body and mind. While this is an excellent strategy for adults to reduce both mental and physical stress, it is also an excellent medium to...

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4 Ways to Improve Relationships Through Yoga

Life is about relationships. So is yoga. Yoga is fundamentally a relationship-building exercise. Whether you're building a relationship between you and source, conscious and unconscious, or between you and others. Maybe, especially between you and others. It is our...

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Warrior Pose: Understanding the Spiritual Warrior

The warrior poses (virabhadrasana 1, 2 and 3) are some of the most iconic postures in yoga. Students are often encouraged to embody the spirit of a warrior as they’re standing in these formidable poses. Understanding the mythological background of these martial...

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Why Lotus Pose Is So Darn Hard

The quintessential yoga posture is lotus pose, or padmasana. We see grand images of yogis in lotus on book covers and in magazines, but the reality is that few of us can successfully do this posture. Why is that? There are several contributing factors. Namely, our...

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Nataraja: The Dance of Undying Courage

As one of the three aspects of the yogic mythological triumvirate, Shiva is known for his role as the dealer of destruction and death. Because of this, Shiva is largely misunderstood because there is something more poignant and significant within his symbology. In...

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10 Tips for Becoming Your Own Yoga Teacher

For many reasons, knowing how to guide ourselves through our ownspiritual journey is something we need to know how to do. Whether it’s because we miss our favorite yoga class, live in a remote area, or simply want to take matters into our own hands, here are the...

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