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Can Yoga Make Your Fearless?

Yoga has a way of consistently, slowly transforming us. First it makes our bodies stronger. Later, we notice we're consistently calmer as well. We're not as angry. Or rushed. We become dependent on our yoga practice as a way to make us feel better. There's nothing...

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How is Kundalini Yoga Different from Hatha/Vinyasa?

Ever wondered how a Kundalini yoga practice is different from the kind of yoga you do now? Here's the 411: REPETITION Kundalini Yoga incorporates repetitive movements (think twisting left to right over-and-over-again), pranayama (or breath work), meditation, and...

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The Mindset Hack that Helped me Reach my Goals

If you're like me, you love yoga not only because it helps you feel good physically, but because it fuels success in every aspect of your life - your job, your relationships, AND in difficult situations. Many in the yoga community rave about the power of affirmations....

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The Correct Way to do Breath of Fire

Whether you did the free Detox Yoga Challenge with me or have ever stumbled into a Kundalini yoga class, you may have heard of ? Breath of Fire ?. Why do I LOVE this breathing technique so much? 1) Massive ab workout! Forget straining your neck with traditional...

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Uplifted Featured Member: Stalene Hall

Your Name: Stalene Hall Where You Live: I live in Fishkill, NY, which 70 miles north of NYC, but I grew up in East Tennessee and will always be a southern girl at heart! Your Current Profession: I’m a CPA by day, but I’m also a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health...

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Uplifted Featured Member: Stephanie T.

Your Name: Stephanie Where You Live: Small town in Kansas Your Current Profession: Theatre instructor at a community college Brett: What's Your Big Dream? Stephanie: Be comfortable with myself and my body. Feel like I’ve made the right choices in my life. Brett: What...

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The Real Reason Meditation is Hard

"Am I a fraud?!" I feel that way sometimes because of [drumroll]...my meditation practice. It's not as "perfect" as the fantasy 30-minute, 5am cushion-sitting, yoga teacher meditation montage that plays in my head. [note: in that fantasy, I'm also wearing a...

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Uplifted Featured Member: Jeff

Name: Jeff From: Canada (Ottawa, ON) Current Profession: Assistant Manager at a campus bar Brett: What's Your Big Dream? Jeff: To win the lottery and travel the world Brett: What Brought You to Yoga? Jeff: Injured my lower back while weight lifting and decided to give...

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Yoga Club Subscription Fitness Box Review

Yoga Club Subscription Clothing Box Trying and Unboxing Yoga Club - Unsponsored Review Finally, a subscription yoga clothing box! But is it worth it? Watch the video below or read on to find out! Ordering The checkout experience was pretty seamless, but almost TOO...

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Uplifted Featured Member: Stephen Knight

Name: Stephen P. Knight From: Where ever my current Career sends me, but I'm a Texas native. Current Profession: Traveling Wind Turbine Technician Brett: What's Your Big Dream? Stephen: I want to see the world while being my own boss. Brett: What Brought You to Yoga?...

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Desire Map Planner Collection is Here

Many of you tried the Desire Map journal with me last year. I have an official Youtube review of how I've been using that journal (what I liked and didn't like) coming out on Youtube soon. Now the 2017 Desire Map Planner Collection is here! I'm getting an early...

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Ignite the Power of Your Seven Chakras

Using the chakra system as a tool for personal growth & happiness The chakras are energetic building blocks that flow through all aspects of us and of our planet. In this post, I'll be covering what these energy centers mean in the context of your body and the...

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How To Manifest What You Want, Right Now

It's true. "Manifesting" has become an over-used yoga word, almost as worn as "mindfulness." Yet today, I want to tell you about how I manifested a BIG personal victory. My hope is that it inspires YOU toward your next win. Before I dive into the story (and all my...

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What Separates The Best Yoga Teachers From The Rest?

What is it that separates the thousands (make that hundreds-of-thousands) wanna-be yoga teachers from the extraordinary best teachers you love with a cult following? Before I bust it out, stand up, do some side reaches, pop a quick down dog, do whatever you need to do...

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Sssh! Yoga Secrets that Never Get Discussed

Have you ever wondered how advanced yogis step their foot through from dog to standing poses with ease? Landing in just the right place? Or how they glide from dog to plank while maintaining perfect alignment? (Even though the distance between your hands and feet in...

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Ninja Yoga Mind Tricks for a Positive Outlook

I just hosted a week long luxury yoga vacation in Italy. But when I asked people for feedback about the “best” part of the trip it wasn’t our hotel spa, the incredible Renaissance art, or even my yoga classes — Ha! What people told me they appreciated the most was...

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Know if Your Hips are Tight *30-Second Quiz*

“How do I even know if my hips are tight?” This was one of the replies I got last week, when I sent an email about my new, 4-week, Hip Opening Program. My answer: “Tight” is a relative concept, which will vary person-to-person. We all have different fitness goals so...

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Free Meditation to Overcome Your Fear (and 3 Bonus Tips)

These past 5 days in Florence have been the best days of *my entire year.* I’m in beautiful Florence, strolling cobblestone streets, sampling ALL the bruschetta, and preparing to host my “Ignite Your Renaissance” yoga retreat in a few weeks. I’m ecstatic to be here...

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Secret Mental Tricks to *Want* to Work your Core

Did you miss the memo? Our yoga focus for May is CORE strength. (Based on your requests, each month now has a theme and a practice guide to keep us motivated and accountable between official challenges). Now, I like to use yoga as a metaphor for life. Meaning I'm...

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How Yoga Saved My Wedding

via yoganonymous: The wedding industry makes us feel like everything should be glossy and romantic. But the reality is that the high-stakes stress of planning “a perfect wedding” can transform even the calmest yogi into bridezilla. As a highly-sensitive yoga teacher...

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3 Yoga Alignment Cues That Every Beginner Should Embrace

via Yoganonymous: New to yoga? Don’t panic if you’re in information overload and overwhelm. There are a lot of yoga poses, many unfamiliar Sanskrit words, and not a ton of classes designed specifically for beginners where you’ll get individual attention. If you’re...

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Journal Your Way to Confidence, Courage, and Kicking Ass

via Yoganonymous: If your last journal entry was in crayon and something along the lines of “Dear Diary,” don’t panic. The kind of journaling I’m talking about here has nothing to do with recounting how your day was. Use of gel pens and stickers is optional. My kind...

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The Easiest Way to Make Time for Yoga

via Wanderlust: “Not enough time.” This is an excuse we use for pretty much everything. But the benefits of a regular yoga practice are so immense that it’s really worthwhile to make the time. How? An at-home morning practice. This can be as short as one quick pose or...

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You Selfish Yogi

I used to be a very selfish person. I’m still selfish. Before, I was selfish about petty, stupid things, like not wanting to share a bite of my food or refusing to lend roommates my nice clothes. My friends used to laugh at me and attribute it to the fact that I was...

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WTF Is Mindfulness, Really?

via Greatist: I’m a yoga teacher and I’m confused by mindfulness. That’s pretty scary to admit. Here’s the problem: “Mindfulness“ is talked about so frequently these days, by everyone from Oprah to theCEO of LinkedIn, and encapsulates so many concepts that it’s become...

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