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Restorative Yoga Therapy: The Yapana® Way to Self-Care and Well-Being

November 3, 2015

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Restorative Yoga Therapy: The Yapana® Way to Self-Care and Well-Being by Leeann Carey —  “Yapana” is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning “the support and extension of life.” Carey was inspired by this concept to create her unique, inclusive approach to yoga. Here, all body types, phases of life, and levels of fitness and ability are […]

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Yogi in The Kitchen: More Than 100 Enlightened, Delicious, Healthful Recipes for Body and Soul

September 21, 2015

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Yogi in The Kitchen: More Than 100 Enlightened, Delicious, Healthful Recipes for Body and Soul by Elaine Gavalas, M.A., M.S. — Gavalas offers yoga lovers a complete guide to cooking and eating designed to complement their yoga practices. The book includes more than 100 mouth-watering recipes featuring fresh, organic, nutritious foods, that promote our life […]

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Do you have a need for yoga?

May 30, 2015

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Do you have a need for yoga? by Adabelle Quintana —  Do you really know what yoga is and what it can do for you? Yoga centers are popping up all around the country, and many people, ranging from stay-at-home moms to celebrities, rave about the power of yoga. But, how can it help you? […]

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Walk Like a Bear, Stand Like a Tree, Run like the Wind: Cool Yoga, Stretching and Aerobic Activities for Cool Kids

May 14, 2015

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Walk Like a Bear, Stand Like a Tree, Run like the Wind: Cool Yoga, Stretching and Aerobic Activities for Cool Kids by Carol Bassett — This fun and informative full-color, 40-page activity guide informs and inspires children ages 6 to 12 (and parents) to get up, get moving and get fit. The book integrates stretching […]

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Yoga for Cancer: A Guide to Managing Side Effects, Boosting Immunity and Improving Recovery for Cancer Survivors

April 8, 2015

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Yoga for Cancer: A Guide to Managing Side Effects, Boosting Immunity and Improving Recovery for Cancer Survivors by Tari Prinster — For those faced with a cancer diagnosis and the journey of doctor-led surgery and treatments, yoga offers a way to regain control of your body and take an active part in your recovery and […]

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Living the yogic life: Taking yoga off the mat

March 15, 2014

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by Kathleen Bryant —  The body is our physical vehicle, the means by which we move through life. According to the yoga sutras, purifying the body is the first step in preparing for higher consciousness. That is why it is so important to establish a daily routine that combines yoga and Ayurveda, a pairing that […]

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Pick Your Yoga Practice: Exploring and Understanding Different Styles of Yoga

February 17, 2014

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Pick Your Yoga Practice

Pick Your Yoga Practice: Exploring and Understanding Different Styles of Yoga by Meagan McCrary — On the surface, it may appear that yoga is yoga, but take a closer look and you will discover myriad different yoga systems and lineages. Dozens of yoga styles are available to choose from and, while yoga is for everyone, […]

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Uptight? Try stretching

January 23, 2014

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by Mimi Solaire —  Stretching not only relaxes the body but also has a calming effect on the mind and emotions. Some of the benefits of stretching include mental and physical relaxation; body awareness; reduction of muscular tension and soreness; production of chemicals that lubricate connective tissues and joints, helping reduce injury to joints, ligaments, […]

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Feeling and living better with arthritis

January 15, 2014

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by Jennifer Schaecher —  If you are one of the 20 to 40 million Americans suffering from osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, you may wonder what you can do to alleviate the pain. Have you tried exercise? Numerous medical studies demonstrate that exercise improves — even relieves — arthritis pain. People who choose […]

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Choosing the best yoga style for you

December 23, 2013

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by Meagan McCrary —  We are heading into the darkest days of winter with the promise of a new year on the not-so-distant horizon. As we make the transition, we have the opportunity to reflect on the closing year and set intentions for the upcoming one. Whether you want to become lithe and toned, address […]

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Can you pass the breath test?

October 21, 2013

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by Mimi Solaire —  To take the breath test, place your right hand on your chest, your left hand on your abdomen and take a deep breath. As you inhale, do you feel your chest or your abdomen rise? If your felt your chest rise, you are breathing backwards. Most people do not breathe efficiently. […]

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Healing shame, fear and the addictive mind

October 15, 2013

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by Paul Stiles Randak —  The journey toward healing and personal freedom requires one to address the nature and origin of past wounds. These wounds, which formed at a very early age, are the result of events and relationships in one’s life where the authentic or artistic self was abandoned or injured. Releasing oneself from […]

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The nature of yoga

October 1, 2013

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by Kathleen Bryant —  Like its symbol, the lotus, the practice of yoga unfolds a petal at a time. Asana, the physical posture of yoga, comprises only one of eight limbs or aspects of yoga. The others include ethical behavior, personal disciplines, breath and energy work, and progressive levels of concentration and meditation. Many Westerners […]

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