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The Language of Yoga

Mantra: A Tool for the Mind

From the Sanskrit root “manas,” meaning “mind,” and “tra,” which translates as “tool,” a mantra is literally a tool for the mind. Yoga classes today are full of affirmations and “OMs,” however these “mind tools” are anything but new.…

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Parivrtta Trikonasana: Revolve Your Triangle

Pronounced: pah-ree-VUR-tah    tree-koan-AH-suh-nuh Revolved Triangle From the Sanskrit roots “tri,” meaning “three,” and “kon,” meaning “angle,” Trikonasana is named for the shape it resembles. While Triangle is one of the more simple poses, Revolved Triangle, its evolution, is deceptively…

The Language of Yoga

On Why We Wake…

What is it that compels us to practice, even when it requires sacrifice, like dragging ourselves out of bed when we’d rather remain asleep? This essay examines why we dedicate ourselves despite the struggle, by exploring the question of…

Cultural Moments

International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re supporting the global initiative of #BalanceForBetter by sharing the stories of six women who, through their passion for movement and equality, have and continue to move us towards a more balanced future.…

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The Language of Yoga

Tending Your Fire

In cultures throughout the world, fire is a central element of spiritual practice, revered as the source of light and spark of life. We are captivated by fire—drawn to its warmth and mesmerized by its glow, instinctively aware of…

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Vrksasana: Tree Pose

Tree pose reminds us to grow our roots along with our fruits.  If a tree only grows fruit, it will become top heavy and fall over.  If we focus only on external indicators of success, we will ultimately do…