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trauma-sensitive yoga & transformation: interview with nicole emily marcia

Yoga teacher & therapist Nicole Emily Marcia on the power of trauma-sensitive yoga in overcoming our stories. Catch her at the Victoria Yoga Conference.

Can You Let Go More?

This morning was just like most mornings -- I came into Seated Forward Bend feeling a tug in my hamstrings before my muscles released. I didn't go all that deep at first. Then some time passed and I felt my...

First Ever ‘Mindfulness Opera’ To Feature 4 Hours of Silence, Meditation and Yoga

4 days agoFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

Silent music to your ears? The Gods of yoga and opera have joined together for a match made in “an inner journey of mindfulness, with periods of meditation, rest, communal eating and a gentle yoga session” heaven. As part of the four-hour...Show More Summary

Body Positive Yogis Make a Statement on Instagram – BuzzFeed

5 days agoFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

Yoga is for everyone and we’re glad that people (AKA the internets) are finally starting to take notice. This recent post from magical listicle site BuzzFeed highlights the many curvy yogis who proudly post instagram photos of themselves practicing yoga with tags like #curvyyoga. Show More Summary

Get a Life, Yoga: Kill the Studio Paradigm

5 days agoFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

Let’s say you hear that a yoga studio is closing. You might be all, “Fail!” Hey, that’s how we’ve been culturally trained to see things. Closing = failing. What we think a successful yoga operation looks like goes something like this:...Show More Summary

3 Keys to Fun and Safe Partner Yoga Poses for Kids (Of All Ages)

5 days agoFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

Incorporating partner poses in your kids’ yoga classes is an excellent way to teach concepts of teamwork, trust and communication. I’ll be the first to admit that when I am in a yoga class and the teacher asks us to find a partner my...Show More Summary

Brace Yourself for the Face Yoga Craze

5 days agoFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

It’s time to face your yoga. Literally. We’re hearing about face gyms popping up and you know what that means: we must brace ourselves for the face yoga craze. Yes, we said face gym. And this could potentially lead to the next biggest thing in yoga outside of secret underground meditation sessions and detox/retox brewery-asana. Show More Summary

YD Deal: Take 15% Off ‘Dorkasana’ Tees + YD Mat Slings

5 days agoFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

This may (not) come as a surprise, but around these parts we wear little more than yoga pants and comfy, cozy, cute shirts whenever possible. (We know, you’re not surprised.) Lucky for us, our latest ‘Dorkasana’ shirts designed by the fabulous Emily Laflin totally fit the bill. Show More Summary

Yoga Tops 2015 Resolution Chatter on Social Media (INFOGRAPHIC)

5 days agoFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

We know that health is typically a biggie when it comes to New Year’s resolutions, but this infographic shows how yoga, specifically, was a buzzworthy topic this year. Through the very group therapy-sounding method of “social listening”...Show More Summary

The Mitten Kids Yoga Class

Enjoy retelling The Mitten by Jan Brett by incorporating kids yoga poses. Ideal during winter and loved by kids aged 2-8. Develops gross motor, literacy and math skills ...

sandra sammartino: an interview before the victoria yoga conference

Leading up to the 2015 Victoria Yoga Conference, IAYB will feature interviews with faculty. Here, Vancouver-based Sandra Sammartino tells us about her practice.

2 Breads-One to make now!

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What's Next?

Sometimes life is like a Sun Salutation series -- you know what's coming next. You move through it all with little thought. It's automatic, muscle memory. There's a comfort in that, I suppose. A part of my own yoga practice...

Poop Chakras and a Trademarked Utopia – The New Yorker Does Yoga Teacher Bios

last weekFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

We’ve come across some interesting yoga teacher bios in our days but these are really something of a modern yoga masterpiece in a trademarked utopia of enlightened yoga capitalism. Is it a cheeky New Yorker article or the roster forShow More Summary

Scenes from Vancouver Canucks Yoga On Ice (PHOTOS)

last weekFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

You’re not hallucinating, people have willingly chosen to do yoga on a thick sheet of freezing cold ice. It may have had something to do with the presence of strapping Vancouver Canuck Shawn Matthias, along with fellow handsome teammates...Show More Summary

Can We Make Things Better?

last weekFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

Transformation is a catchword in yoga circles. Wanting to see things change, both personally and societally, is often what motivates people to practice. But the ability to bring about change does not always correspond with things getting better. Show More Summary

Are These Lululemon-Branded Mala Beads Ridiculous…or What?

last weekFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

If you’re in the market for a new mala and just can’t decide between the rose quartz and the gilted logo of a major brand of yoga clothing, then this is your lucky day. Hear ye, hear ye…you can now purchase your very own Lululemon Practice...Show More Summary

Confessions of a Yoga Farter

last weekFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

by Nikki Gloudeman It always happens during Warrior One pose. There I am, happily Downward Dog-ing, when the instructor begins the directive I know all too well—and have come to fear. “Now, move your foot up to the front of the mat... ” Oh god. No. Please no. ”... and […] You're reading Confessions of a Yoga Farter by YogaDork. Follow YogaDork on Twitter and Facebook.

9 Highlights from the Golden Globes

Last night’s 72nd Golden Globe Awards featured all the hottest stars in television and film and became a mix of humor and tears as the stars poked fun at Kim Jong-un and sat in solidarity with Paris. via USA Today: … The post 9 Highlights from the Golden Globes appeared first on YOGANONYMOUS.

THRIVE Market: Wholesome Products at Wholesale Prices

In a world where drive-thru hamburger joints and $1 pizza slices outnumber farmers markets and grocery stores, eating healthy can be a challenge. By Annalise Mantz for Thrive Market Even when you make up your mind to resist deep-fried temptation … The post THRIVE Market: Wholesome Products at Wholesale Prices appeared first on YOGANONYMOUS.

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