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Step by step instructions for how to make a yoga bolster, including standard dimensions. Also, some restorative poses to try with this yoga pillow

DIY Yoga Bolster: how to make a bolster

Yoga bolsters are great props, especially for restorative and yin poses.  They’re also nice to sit on for meditation.  If you don’t have a shop to buy one in your area or if you want one on the cheap, you can make a bolster on your own. You will need fabric one large piece 28″ by […]

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What to look for in a yoga class to find your favorite teacher, style OR become a better instructor

Yoga Teacher’s Eye: what a yoga instructor can learn at a yoga class

Things to observe in a yoga class Here are a few concepts you can keep an eye out for in class if you are learning about teaching yoga.  These aspects can also help you find your favorite teacher or style of yoga if you are trying different classes. style– along with the style of yoga, how does this […]

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How to make a Mala: knotting and tassels

Malas: how to make a mala and how I was introduced to them

Intro: How I got into Malas (Living in Asia) I remember being at a mountain temple in Korea around Buddha’s birthday and they had a special celebration, including a station under the Boddhi trees where you could make your own mala.  We strung each bead with a wish– 108 prayers and hopes.  I loved it- a warm, quiet […]

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Malas: choosing one, activating it, and using your mala for meditation and manifestation

Malas: how to use, choose and activate your mala

Malas are a string of beads used for meditation.  They help with concentration by giving you something to focus on, but they also can have a more spiritual side.  They can help you to manifest some sort of wish or goal or help you find a new connection with a mantra, affirmation or even your […]

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Anahata Heart Chakra: balancing, meditations, mudras, mantras and more

Heart Chakra: meanings, meditation, balancing mantras and mudra

The Heart Chakra (or Anahata Chakra in Sanskrit) is located in the center of your chest, level with your physical heart.  It is the middle of the 7 chakras, with more physical chakras below and more spiritual chakras above.  It is associated with the color green and the element of air.  The heart chakra is […]

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Choose happiness; ideas, meditations and book recommendations for being happier moment to moment

Choosing Happiness as a Lifestyle

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about happiness and choices that we make; how these things affect our demeanor, our mood, our opinion of the world, the way we interact with others and the way that they see us, and perhaps most importantly, how we see ourselves.  I think many of us can benefit from […]

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7 Restorative Poses to relax and rejuvenate

Restorative Yoga: 7 Poses to Try

Restorative yoga is one of my new favorite ways to relax.  As your stretch, these poses help activate your nervous system.  It also increases your energy and helps release tension.  The organs also benefit from deep relaxation.  Restorative yoga can also help you find balance and focus as you release control and movement of your body and […]

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Valentine’s Day Sale

Valentine’s Day Sale!  Give a gift to someone you love (even yourself!)  Take 20% off your entire order with discount code “bemyvalentine” valid now through Valentine’s day.  Yoga pants, totes, Ts, mugs and more, all on sale! Shop now

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Ganesha: story, meaning and mantra

Ganesha: story, meaning, and mantra

Ganesha is one of the most popular Hindu deities.  He is also one of the most easily recognizable because he has the head of an elephant.  He is known as the Remover of Obstacles so many Ganesh devotees pray or chant to him when they are struggling but wish to succeed.  Ganesha has 4 arms and rides […]

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Free Yoga Workshop in Mandalay Mindfulness and the Yoga Practice presented by katiayoga.com

Free yoga workshop in Mandalay

Hi Yogis, There will be a free yoga workshop in Mandalay this Sunday at 3.  Mihail Iordache will be presenting on “Mindfulness and the Yoga Practice- a profound exploration on the connection with oneself.” Mihail is a Romanian yogi, traveling through Myanmar.  He is trained in VAK Yoga, Yoga Chikitsa, Kriya Yoga and Hatha Yoga. […]

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