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10 Yoga Terms That Every Yogi Must Know (Yes, Even You!)

Imagine this. You are blissfully flowing through a yoga class when suddenly the instructor says something in Sanskrit. As much as you try to stay present, you can help but think, “what did they just say?” “what do they want me to do?” When you first hear these words...

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Six Essential Prenatal Yoga Poses for a Powerful Birth

Pregnancy is a time where expectant mothers are experiencing more stress than usual: discomfort from morning sickness, pelvic pain from the loosening of connective tissues, and fear about the upcoming labor and delivery process. The third trimester can be especially...

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10-Minute Guided Meditation for Sleep [Video]

Getting a good night's sleep is incredibly important for our overall health and well-being. If you've ever had trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, then you've certainly felt its negative effects. Just one restless night leads us to a day full of fatigue, short...

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What is a Life Coach? 21 Ways a Life Coach Can Help You

As humans, we tend to believe the old narrative that there are external forces keeping us from achieving our goals. We lean toward a negative self-appraisal of why we aren’t accomplishing our dreams, and struggle with identifying actionable steps to get us where we...

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Can Yoga Make You 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...

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How To Do Breath of Fire Correctly (And Why You Must!)

Breathing is a central part of any yoga practice, to center and ground, and really find your steady connection to Spirit. There are many different yogic breathing techniques, but one I absolutely love is Breath of Fire, a form of Pranayama Breathing. Breath of Fire...

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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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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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