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  • Slideshow: Yoga Photographer Robert Sturman Celebrates Earth Day Around the World
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    Slideshow: Yoga Photographer Robert Sturman Celebrates Earth Day Around the World

    In this stunning gallery of photos by Robert Sturman, the acclaimed yoga photographer captures yogis practicing in their natural element in honor of Earth Day. See also Stoke Your Spirit: 26 Images to Inspire Growth from Robert Sturman About Our Pro A dedicated yoga practitioner, photographer Robert Sturman has increasingly focused on capturing the timeless grace… More

  • Why Western Medicine Will Never Cure Cancer
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    Why Western Medicine Will Never Cure Cancer

    If you have ever walked, ran, ridden, played a sport or grown a moustache in support of large corporate-sponsored drives to cure cancer, you are to be sincerely commended for your time, your effort, and your concern for your fellow human beings. Just know that such efforts have not—and will never—contribute to finding a cure… More

  • 6 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day (and Make a Positive Impact)
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    6 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day (and Make a Positive Impact)

    Just as it does in so many other aspects of life, meditation can help you clearly see the small but mighty steps that are within your power to reduce your footprint and celebrate the Earth in a meaningful way. Looking for an inspired way to truly appreciate Mother Nature this Earth Day, as you set… More

  • Yin Yoga 101: The Frustration Ends Now! 3 Steps to Practice Yin Meditation
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    Yin Yoga 101: The Frustration Ends Now! 3 Steps to Practice Yin Meditation

    Join Josh Summers, founder of the Summers School of Yin Yoga, for our new online course Yin Yoga 101—a six-week journey through the foundations and principles of Yin Yoga, along with asana practice and meditation. Want to learn a style of yoga that’s focused on bringing balance—physically, energetically, and mentally? Join Josh Summers, founder of… More

  • How to Work with Yoga Students Who’ve Experienced Trauma
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    How to Work with Yoga Students Who’ve Experienced Trauma

    What you can do as a teacher to create a safe and open space for all of your students. Touch can be particularly challenging. In fact, it can be so triggering that most experts recommend yoga teachers assume all of their students have experienced trauma—to avoid setting off unpleasant memories, feelings, and more. “Sometimes you… More

  • The 10 Rules of Hands-On Adjustments for Yoga Teachers
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    The 10 Rules of Hands-On Adjustments for Yoga Teachers

    More teachers are taking a hands-off approach to assists—and more students are wondering where the line is between helpful and inappropriate. Here, master teachers share their thinking on this touchy debate and offer expert advice to help keep everyone safe. Yoga teacher Coral Brown says she’s probably performed thousands of hands-on assists on students over… More

  • 8 Transformational Yoga Self-Assists & How to Do Them
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    8 Transformational Yoga Self-Assists & How to Do Them

    If you use props innovatively, you can give yourself the same kind of adjustment at home that you’d get in class. Think of props as your own personal assistants. Here, Carrie Owerko, a senior intermediate Iyengar teacher in New York City, and Angela Clark and Steph Creaturo, founders of Mala Yoga in Brooklyn, share some… More

  • 16 Poses to Instantly Boost Your Confidence
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    16 Poses to Instantly Boost Your Confidence

    Join NYC yoga teacher Kat Fowler in this sequence to develop courage. I was 18—and completely unsure of myself—when I first started practicing yoga. I was insecure about who I was and where my life was going, and I never felt like I was enough. This manifested as poor posture: rounded shoulders and a downward… More

  • 6 Steps to Use Crystals in Your Daily Routine
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    6 Steps to Use Crystals in Your Daily Routine

    Crystal essences can be applied topically as part of a skin-care routine, ingested as a drink, added to a bath, or used as room spray. Thousands of years ago, healers and beauticians used crystals as part of their beauty regimens, as cures for ailments, and for manifesting desires. They would crush up stones into powders… More

  • 4 Ways to Care for Your Crystals
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    4 Ways to Care for Your Crystals

    Because crystals are conduits of energy and intention, it is important to cleanse your new finds to rid them of any previous intent. Find your perfect mineral on Elena Brower’s new website sacredsimple.com for out-of-this-world earthly specimens. These responsibly sourced gemstones and crystals range from $30—$13,500. See also YJ Tried It: Crystal Light Bed Therapy About… More

  • Use These 6 Crystals to Connect with the Universe
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    Use These 6 Crystals to Connect with the Universe

    We could all use a little magic in our lives. That’s why YJ is having a love affair with crystals—beautiful objects infused with the earth’s healing energy. Not a believer? Read on to learn more about their secret powers. Crystals have this amazing ability to help connect us with the energy of the universe. They… More

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