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What are the Chakras?

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Deep down each one of us knows that we are more than merely a body. We feel our own essence – and the essence of others – underneath our physical forms. Quantum physics has shown quite clearly that matter is really just energy, which means that first and foremost you and I are vibrational beings. The chakras are the key …

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8 Powerful Yoga Quotes

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Inspirational quotes captures your subconscious mind, which forms 90% of your total mind. The subconscious mind is the creative mind. So, when it is frequently filled with positive commands it will bring an overall change in your overall personality. Most of the quotes will hardly take you 10-20 seconds to swallow. However the message contained in these motivational quotes are …

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Trust: Have Courage and Trust Yourself

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If yoga is just being ware of how things are now, then will you just be okay with whatever happens and never change or grow? Will you become lazy b being content? Yoga doesn’t make us passive in situations that aren’t good for us. It puts us in touch with your needs, our feelings, our current situation and gives us …

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A Wise Woman’s Stone

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A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day, she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler …

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Sailing the Kite of the Sternum

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Just as a kite suspends on atmospheric wind currents, so the sternum and heart float upward on the internal winds of breath Anatomically the heart is attached to the posterior border of the sternum, so that whenever the sternum moves, the heart follows. Poses that actively stretch the sternum, such as taking the arms behind the back and clasping the …

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Today: Live Yoga + Have Patience

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Have you ever encountered a situation in your life where you wanted things to move just a little bit faster? Where you’re thinking, “could someone please extract me from this moment and take me to the future? It’s really painful right here… please?” SOMETIMES, DO NOTHING. Waiting for answers can make us anxious and impatient.  In the space of waiting …

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Today: Live Yoga + Vibrate Love

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LIVE YOGA: Your cells are made of molecules and atoms in motion. Cells play a large role in your physical communication system. They are the foundation of your bodily component (e.g., uscles, glands, organs), but they also send out and receive signals from the universe. Mantras communicate with your cells through sound and vibration. Reciting this mantra communicates with the …

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Today: Live Yoga + Change Your Attitude

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LIVE YOGA: We give too much power to the poses to change us and too little power to ourselves to change the poses. Today before you practice asana, do something you really love: bake cookies, or sing a song, or play with your child. Notice how it affects your joy. Then take this joy to the mat, and watch what …

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5 reasons to make yoga a priority in 2016

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It’s common in January for existing students (and new students alike) to commit to making yoga regular part of their lives in the New Year. While some of the items in our list below are obvious, others might not be. Do you plan to make a habit of regular visits to Samatva Yoga in 2016? We hope so! The heated …

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Enjoying Life & Remembering the Moment

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Life, in all of its fullness, is happening right now. While our thoughts are sometimes elsewhere, beautiful opportunities and moments are being passed over and lost to the flow of time. And though we cannot possibly fully experience each leaf that falls to the ground, sometimes we get so attached to reaching our goals that we don’t pay attention to …

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Practicing Yoga Inside + Out

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Proprioception is the body’s awareness to know what is up without seeing up, to know where your foot is located even if you can’t see your foot. With this skill, you can make an adjustment in a backbend or inversion safely and get deeper into the pose. Basically, you can get deeper into your own body. Being outside with all …