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Practicing Yoga for Hip Pain and the Power of Backing Off

Some of us just are not all that talented at resting. If you’re an active sort and have trouble keeping still, then being told to rest might feel like a punishment. Since the joints of the hips are so large, sometimes they require more rest than we want to give them. But they will keep […]

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The Yoga Friendship: How Many of Us Have Met Our Closest Friends Via Yoga?

I’m so inspired by the idea of yoga friendship I actually wrote a novel based on that concept. Yoga studios are a unique place and they practically beg us to connect with others. In the novel, Yoga Train, the main characters, Devon and Ruby, meet at the yoga studio. Devon has been wanting to approach Ruby and […]

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Yoga Arm Balances: The Benefits and Reasons We Want to Do Them So Badly

The first time I saw Crow Pose (Bakasana), I was pissed that the pose even existed. It was surprising to me that yoga arm balances were even a thing. I didn’t know much about yoga, and arm balances hit me hard because I knew it would take a lot of practice to be able to […]

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Is There a Specific Yoga Diet? Yes but Mostly No

Timing is everything, they say. And I absolutely believe that cliche. It was when I was in the process of moving back to Atlanta from Columbus, Ohio that I met my life partner. Once, when I went into a yoga studio to apply to teach there, the owner was reading Yoga Journal and was on […]

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Is The Equation of Giving and Receiving In Balance?

I bet you’re a giver. Most yoga lovers I know really excel at the giving part. They use almost every ounce of energy they have in that direction. Why is it so much easier to give than to let ourselves to receive? Energy is currency. Giving and receiving need to balance one another out Part […]

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