Tagged: yoga

WELCOME URBAN YOGI

The Year of Becoming More

BY NICA HECHANOVA DE ERQUIAGA
Life Off the Mat
March 27, 2016

‘It doesn’t happen all at once,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop…


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Intro to the Sun Salutes

BY TRISHA SARMENTA
Yoga Faqs
March 24, 2016

Sun Salutations (or Surya Namaskar) are a great entry point for beginners to their yoga practice, although there are a few things you should know before you start. Sun Salutations are a great workout for the whole body. They stretch, flex and tone the muscles, while building heat and cardiovascular activity. As a moving meditation, Sun Salutations develop…


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Yoga: Just the Beginning

by Troy Bernardo
Life Off the Mat
December 31, 2015

 Though wanting to reach my toes, get toned, and do headstands were what first got me into yoga, I found out that yoga does much more.   It changes everything from your diet to how you see the world and how you see yourself in it.   It awakens you to the fact that one must find a balance…


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Me vs. Yoga by Mikka Wee

Real Yogis, Real Stories
November 30, 2015

Say what, it’s November already?! October has been all about making big decisions and turning new pages. It’s been overwhelming, exciting, and scary. And while life lately has been on ultra speed, I’ve been trying my best to manage myself properly. It’s a struggle, honestly. Focus has been one of the hardest things to get together, especially given…


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Yoga For Kids

by Gopala Yaffa (Intro by Nica Hechanova)
Yoga Faqs
November 10, 2015

In our lifetime, there are people in our life that teach us to be tough, kind, patient, brave. These teachers come in all ages and sizes…. sometimes really small 4,5,6 year old sizes. I’ve been working and teaching children for over 8 years as an arts & crafts teacher, storyteller and now, a kids yoga teacher. However, more…


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The Vulnerable Vegan: Yoga, Vulnerability and Veganism

by Nancy Siy
Healthy Alternative
September 24, 2015

One New Year’s Eve, I was doing some animal rights activism in Brooklyn, New York. We projected a short clip called From Farm to Fridge on to a building, and there we met basically two types of people: those who protected their hearts and those who allowed their hearts to break open. The first type of people would…