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#ShareYourOm for Yoga Month (Week 2)

To celebrate National Yoga Month, yoginis everywhere are sharing their favorite pose, snapping a photo and writing a few words about why they love yoga with the hashtag #ShareYourOM. Every Friday this month, we’ll be highlighting a few of our favorites here to inspire…

September 13, 2013
Karen Mirlenbrink - I am Normal
Healthy Inspiration Yoga

I’m Normal

I’ve been told that what makes me unique is that I’m normal. That’s kind of an oxymoron. How can I be unique in that case? Normal is a relative term, and I’ve learned to embrace my normalcy. I’ve learned in my chosen profession, normal…

September 8, 2013
Share Your Om
Yoga

#ShareYourOm for Yoga Month (Week 1)

For National Yoga Month, yoginis everywhere are sharing their favorite pose, snapping a photo and writing a few words about why they love yoga with the hashtag #ShareYourOM. Each Friday, we’re highlighting a few of our favorites to inspire the worldwide web of yogis.…

September 6, 2013
Sadie Chanlett-Avery - Confessions of a Yoga Teacher | Athleta
Yoga

Confessions of a Yoga Teacher

This October marks my tenth anniversary of yoga teaching. After thousands of classes and individual sessions, instead of Namaste bows how about a round of high fives? Truth be told, during my initial years of teaching I felt like a fraud. I didn’t live…

August 30, 2013
Musings & Meditations Yoga

I Bought My Guy Yoga Shorts

Yes, I bought him yoga shorts. I was feeling brave. I bought my guy a pair of yoga shorts for his birthday. As he unwrapped his gift I was afraid to watch the expression on his face. For us as a couple, this simple…

August 13, 2013
Healing Musings & Meditations Yoga

Breath of Life

Sandra Dennis is something of a lifesaver. Not my life, not yet anyway, though I do intend to return to her yoga studio and do some more sessions under her calm and soothing guidance. The life she’s currently working on saving is my mom’s.…

June 7, 2013
DIY Workouts Yoga

Target Practice: Core Yoga

When you’re in yoga class and the instructor starts talking about core work, is all you hear blah blah blah core strength blah blah blah? Well, time to tune in to the center of your body’s energy because if you want to improve your…

May 23, 2013
Sadie Chanlett-Avery
Healthy Inspiration Yoga

Expecting Strength: Pregnancy, Fear & Prenatal Yoga

When I started teaching yoga an enthusiastic pregnant student kept showing up. Although she melted into the hip openers and expressed her gratitude after class, she intimidated me. I hadn’t made sense of the prenatal yoga “rules” and I assumed her pregnancy made her…

February 25, 2013
Margaret Burns Vap - Handstand
DIY Workouts Yoga

One-Pose Wonder: Yoga Handstand

Midwinter blahs got you down? Boost your spirits and your energy with a handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana). This pose may be quick – but it’s not necessarily easy. Learn how to get the most from this one-pose wonder that turns your world upside down,…

February 15, 2013
Tao Porchon-Lynch
Healthy Inspiration Musings & Meditations Yoga

Dear Creator

Dear Creator, who travels through the planet, the oceans and the atmosphere which pulsates within the heart of every atom. Make the breath flow throughout the universe with every body of water across plains and plateaus. Through every plant and every tree in constant…

February 13, 2013