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Young Athletes: Are Kids Specializing in Sports Too Early?

Find out why one yoga mom thinks it is important for the health of children's bodies to play multiple sports when they are young and still developing. Read on

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ps3: Howdy I am so grateful I found your site, I really found you by mistake, while I was researching on Bing for something else, Anyhow I am here now and ...

4 Yoga Mistakes that Can Cause Knee Pain

Yoga is known for its mind-body health benefits. But if done incorrectly, it can cause serious pain or injury, particularly knee damage. Learn how to protect your knees by avoiding these common mistakes in four yoga poses. Read on

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Liz: Excellent article Sadie! I see you took the same Yoga Anatomy training I did with Leslie Kaminoff. You have a real gift for explaining concepts clearly and accurately that resonate ...
Shanelle: The so much. I've really been struggling with my knees especially on one side. This info is just what I need. The so much.
Dajana: Hi, I actually have a slightly different question. When I do the pigeon pose, it's not the knee that's brought forward that hurts, but the other knee that is laying ...
Becky: Thank you for this article! I'm in the process of completing my first 200 hour teacher training, and I've noticed that as I've been practicing more often I'm starting to ...
monica: thanks a lot for the article! I have ACL and meniscus insured on left leg 2 years ago, still worrying about doing child pose and lotus pose, can you please ...

Into the Pool

It’s mid-morning and I’ve just finished a client’s photo edits. Light pours into our living room through south-facing windows, tiny dust particles dancing and defying gravity in the rays. I place my meditation cushion in the center of the rug, my brass singing bowl sitting off to the side. I turn my phone’s ringer off and set my timer ... Read on

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Erin: ...and it keeps getting better! I've been practicing for 12 years. I still shave my legs and I don't normally carry crystals around in my pockets lol I'm a much ...

Give Back Yoga

Giving Back the Gift of Yoga The idea of giving back may have a different expression for each person, but the benefits are felt by all those involved in any act of giving. The Give Back Yoga Foundation believes in the power of giving back and in the transformational benefits of yoga and mindfulness -- which is why the ... Read on

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Jaime: I was part of an outreach program here in asheville offering yoga to low income communities, however the studio could no longer fund it. I'm looking for a way to ...
Aotea Yoga: Wow, this is one of the best yoga information about Mindful Yoga Therapy.
bonnie hager: Please tell me where I can get this training in my area. Cleveland ohio. I teach gentle yoga and have a deep desire to reach out to our military and ...

Happy, Hope-y Wallpapers

Download our free hope-themed wallpaper for your computer, iPhone, iPad and Facebook Timeline and embrace hope every time you log on! Read on

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Valerie Gleaton: Hi Lisa, Thanks so much for your kind words. You are welcome to use our HOPE wallpaper on the cover of your Recovery Training Manual. Please just make sure to ...
Lisa: Hi, I work for a public Mental Health Service in Melbourne, Australia. We LOVE your HOPE wallpaper and were hoping to use it for the cover of our Recovery Training ...

5 Steps to Emotional Spring Cleaning

This year, consider spring cleaning your emotions as well as your home! Learn the steps to rid yourself of unproductive thinking, negative self-talk and the clutter of past experiences. Read on

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Matthew Watson: Thank you for this article. I like the idea
Mery: Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds. :}
Alisha Garg: Thanks synthia as you gave the tips of spring, when many of us become obsessed with cleaning out closets, drawers, books and clutter.
Sharon: An outstanding and profound article. This is a practice from which we all could benefit greatly. But... it will requirel a strong commitment and perseverance. Thank you so much for ...
cleaning experts: That's so true! We all accumulate so much soul garbage, like old memories, negative energy and aggression, that we need to cleanse ourselves once in a while.

Nontoxic Virus Defense: Make Disinfectant Sprays with Essential Oils

Especially when there are flu and virus outbreaks in your community, added protection against germs is often warranted. Try these homemade essential oil mists — an easy way to add antiviral and antibacterial yet natural scent to your home. They are proven allies in the fight against germs, and they don't pose the health dangers of many store-bought disinfectants. Recipes ... Read on

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Cynthia Patrick: Thank you for the great article, I love the smelt of citrus. It is so informative and useful the information.
ayurveda and essential oils: Thank you for any other excellent post. The place else could anyone get that kind of information in such a perfect manner of writing? I have a presentation subsequent week, ...
Gopa: Hi, I got some Sweet Orange Oil following your advise above, and tried mixing it in water. However I found that Orange oil was floating in the top and it ...
Dan Terry: My favorite oil has got to be peppermint essential oil. I use it in my mouth by rubbing it on the bottom of my tongue whenever a sore throat is ...

Yoga Studio by Gaiam App

Imagine having the ability to practice yoga wherever you’re at and whenever you have a free minute, at your level of ability, and with the flow you want—now you can. Gaiam has teamed up with the number one yoga app, Yoga Studio, to bring you an all new way to practice. No more checking class schedules or rushing to ... Read on

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Tim Mostly: I like the teachers' voice, and now use the preset classes with "pose names only". Works for me. I made my own class but it took a while and needs ...
jo: this is a good app with clear images to follow. For me, the yoga teacher's voice is very high pitched which I find irritating and makes her sound about age ...

The Most Important Part of a Yoga Pose

What’s the most important part of any yoga pose? Yoga instructor Jill Miller has the answer: relaxation! Read on

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Ram Pai: Hey great article. thanks for sharing this. I think today's focused world yoga plays an important role to keep us calm.
Dagmar Khan: The approach that has strong potential for healing-and create profound physiological changes.I love your easy-to-implement tips of down-regulation prior to asana.

Loosen Up! How to Stretch Your Way to Flexibility

Wish you were more flexible? Yoga expert Jill Miller explains how to loosen up those muscles with surefire stretching techniques. Read on

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Heidi: How often should you stretch? I have lower back pain from tight muscles and other aches as well, all from tight muscles. How long do I stretch before I begin ...
dee: My body is so tight I can't do nothing,, please help to get flexible I'm so tired of this body
laurelyoga: I remember starting to stretch when I was around 12 or 13. I had started playing basketball and volleyball and during the 5 minute part of the practice where we ...
Jill Miller: Hi Martie, ah definitely sounds like over-stretching. Walking IS a great thing to do...but I would suggest walking uphill and also walking with resistance cords around your ankles every ...
Martie Schoener: This article of overstretching has hit home with me. Since I teach yoga and am demonstrating constantly, I am doing way more than I did when I took classes for ...

3 Simple Steps to Eliminate Heartburn and Acid Reflux

Are you one of the 25 to 35 percent of Americans who suffer from heartburn or acid reflux? Medical blogger Mark Hyman, M.D., explains why you should shelve the acid-blocking medications in favor of diet and lifestyle changes and natural remedies. Read on

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Amy Aadland: It is very useful information; I will be definitely sharing this blog with my uncle. I knew that how painful situation occur when someone suffered from by this problem? Because ...
Heartburn Sufferer: There are thousands of people today that are choosing more natural methods to get rid of acid reflux permanently. Mostly because the medications for heartburn have many side ...
Julia: Interesting article. My friend who has this disease has really been struggling a lot in controlling the symptoms of GERD. Discipline is really necessary especially when it comes to modifying ...
glen: I would love to add to #2, reduce your carbs. A lot. Once on a low-carb diet, I have been GERD free. And this is not uncommon. I currently eat ...

6 Ways to Keep Moving All Day Long

“Working vacation.” “Exact estimate.” “Jumbo shrimp.” These are all examples of oxymorons: two words that are commonly used together, but that seem to contradict each other. And here’s our favorite: Active sitting. When we’re sedentary for long periods of time—whether it’s a regular thing like working at a desk all day, or an occasional event like a long airplane ... Read on

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Britney: Do you know of any speakers or other resources about reorganizing your workspace to be more productive?

Don’t Diet and Count Calories in 2016!

Guest blog by Sara Vance, Nutritionist & Author of The Perfect Metabolism Plan and Host of The Metabolism Summit. The holidays are over, the decorations have all been packed away, and many of us are also ready to start the New Year fresh! At the top of many resolutions lists – is to lose weight. But does the thought of dieting ... Read on

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Reece Bowen: thank you for the good advises, i will try them on my own.

Zen at the Airport

Everyone, even airport managers, recognizes the stress flying generates these days. In their quest to improve the customer experience, some of them have opened dedicated yoga rooms. Instead of striking the warrior pose in the waiting area amidst staring travelers, you now have a quiet space to center yourself. Let’s take a look at the airports that provide quiet ... Read on

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Doyle David: I admire the idea, meditation has helped me to become more peaceful, more focused, less worried about discomfort, more appreciative and attentive to everything in my life.
chefjohnmc: Such a short list? It would be great if just a few sq. ft. could be offered and maintained. The cocktail lounge just isn't cutting it any more. I would ...
Ankush: Quite helpful. Meditation coupled with busy life is what Zen is. I've found my peace in busy-ness. That's Zen. Thanks again for the information.

How to Fix Your Gut: 7 Steps to Intestinal Health

Dr. Mark Hyman explains how digestive illness can lead to problems throughout the body. Good "gut health" is one of Dr. Hyman's seven keys to a balanced, fruitful life. Read on

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Esther: Debbie I'm no physician just a person who's learned a lot about fermented foods (which are extremely high in probiotics or good bacteria). What the doc wants to do makes ...
Debbie: HOW should one treat the bad bacteria? My daughter has lived with a debilitating social anxiety her entire 26 years of life, joint pain, gastrointestinal issues, chronic fatigue and most ...
Cedric: Thanks for any other magnificent post. Where else may just anyone get that kind of info in such an ideal means of writing? I've a presentation next week, and I'm ...
Denny: Diana, I suggest you immediately asking your doctor about the problem you have, this can be very dangerous for your husbands health.
Diana: Thank you for sharing information. My husband gets sick after it rains, is there any connection? He can vomit on and off for two or three days straight. He will ...

10 Ways to Practice Self-Care

To be your most authentic self, you need to incorporate self-care into your daily life. Self-care anchors you in kindness and love, even amidst a whirlwind of stress or trauma. Dr. Kristen Lee Costa, a professor at Northeastern University and stress expert defines self-care as “being aware of a wide range of needs and deliberately taking action to support ... Read on

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Paresh mehta: It's true and one must follow the above steps for stress free and beautiful life. Thank you

Mercury Detox: A 3-Step Plan to Recover Your Health

Now that you know the dangers of mercury, here are three ways to get it out of your system. Read on

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Troy: ... As for me I need a new Way of looking at things. My story is similar to the one that David posted on September 15, 2013. Tho I have ...
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Chichipapa: Thank u for this post. My child (8 years old) is autistic and has lots of mercury and we are about to do another round of DMSA chelation. We will ...
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Yoga for All Seasons: Autumn

Learn five fall yoga poses plus Ayurvedic foods for autumn to keep you grounded during this season of change. Read on

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Chrysalis Yoga: Hey Nichole, great post..!! Very interesting topic you have shared here. The information about 'vata dosha' is really good. All other tips about food, herbs and lifestyle are very helpful. ...
Kathy Powers: Thank-you for all these lovely suggestions. ????????????????????????????????love this time of the year. ?????????????Yoga for life. ??
Mike Golden: Very enlightening and cheerful Nikki!
Nichole Golden: I have added some detailed instructions for right nostril breathing in the article! Thanks for the question!
doe: Hello! What is right nostril breathing?

3 Tips to Balance the Holiday Season

It's the holiday season. A wonderful time of year that somehow gets stressful and chaotic with all of the things to do, events to host as well as attend, and relationships to celebrate through gifts and time spent together. Maintaining balance and letting go of the stress of the season is a practice of its own. Fortunately, with a ... Read on

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Melissa: Words of wisdom!
Rob: Great post!! Namaste and Happy Holidays!!!!

Finding the Right Yoga Teacher

Finding a yoga instructor who is right for you is a challenge. Learn how to find your ideal teacher. Read on

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eltonyoga: Thanks. Your post surely help me to find new yoga teacher.