A Guide to Gratitude

Here in the United States, we are preparing our hearts, minds, and tables for Thanksgiving Day. A holiday that, in recent times, has come under scrutiny for its disregard of the indigenous people that suffered as a result of what we give thanks for. Heavy, right? As we work to break down and...
Handling Election Stress

Handling Election Stress

It seems that the world is waiting with baited breath for the results of one of the most important presidential elections of our lifetime. And, while America is certainly not the center of the universe; what affects one, affects all. The events of this year have made...

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Chakra Series – Manipura: Solar Plexus

Chakra Series – Manipura: Solar Plexus

This fiery energy wheel is an explosion of confidence radiating from the space between your ribs and belly button. It’s really one of the best feelings in the world, right? Confidence. When we’re confident we’re not worrying about what we lack, rather, we focus on...

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Kemetic Yoga

Kemetic Yoga

Shine a light on the wall of an Egyptian temple and you’ll find images of goddesses and pharaohs contorted into interesting and beautiful poses. Yoga poses. Born out of the African nation of Egypt. As we celebrate diversity and practice inclusion, it’s fitting that we...

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Chakra Series – Svadhisthana: Sacral Chakra

Chakra Series – Svadhisthana: Sacral Chakra

In our last chakra series piece, we learned about the root chakra and its connection to “I am,” Today we move up the spine to “I feel” with Svadhisthana - the sacral chakra, positioned just a few inches below the navel. As we go through life, we collect experiences...

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Yoga Props in Practice

Yoga Props in Practice

“Grab your blocks and strap!” I loved hearing those words as I walked into my favorite yoga class. Besides being conveniently timed and located, it was such a mood - complete with low rhythmic edm, minimal lighting, and a bunch of dedicated yogis. Many of us were new...

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Chakra Series – Muladhara: Root Chakra

Chakra Series – Muladhara: Root Chakra

Can we heal ourselves? The answer to what seems a mystery lies in ancient practices. Yoga teaches us about the chakras and their connection to our physical, emotional, and spiritual selves. These energetic wheels along the length of the spine receive the elemental...

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Yoga Alliance Trainings In 2021

Yoga Alliance Trainings In 2021

This year has been a challenging year for most, and the yoga community is no exception. In March of 2020, Yoga Alliance initiated a temporary provision for online learning that was designed to help brick and mortar yoga studios weather the storm and stay afloat during...

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The 2020 Harvest: Self Care Tips

The 2020 Harvest: Self Care Tips

The Harvest Astronomically, autumn is the period of time between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice. Physically, it's the time to cultivate and reap what we’ve sown. This year, we’ve had more time than ever to sow seeds of change into the gardens of our...

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What to Eat After a Yoga Flow

What to Eat After a Yoga Flow

Ever been lying in savasana as visions of poke’ bowls dance in your head? Yeah, we get it. An intense flow can do that to you. Exercise depletes your body's glycogen levels (stored glucose used for energy) and breaks down the proteins in our muscles, causing those all...

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Black Wellness in Times of Crisis

Black Wellness in Times of Crisis

2020 has been... a lot. For many in the Black community, the emotional roller coaster of this year has been painful, yet it’s ignited a renewed commitment to self-love. Each catastrophic event from the devastating wildfires, to Covid-19, to police brutality, and the...

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How To Balance A Pitta Dosha

How To Balance A Pitta Dosha

Nature has given the Pitta dosha the characteristics of Hot, Light, Intense, Sharp and Acidic. Like all Dosha traits, these characteristics manifest themselves in all layers of the body.

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