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Video: Conquering the ‘Stigmas’ of Yoga

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Brandon, who practices at Lyons Den Power Yoga in New York City, reveals how practicing at home in a safe space helped him build confidence and conquer his insecurities. “There’s something about the stigma of yoga, of thinking I may not be the most flexible, I may not be the best in shape as someone who has a yoga body,” he admits. Want to follow us on the best yoga tour ever? Visit us on…

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Video: How College Football Player Went From Athlete to Yogi

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Brandon, who practices at Lyons Den Power Yoga in New York City, talks about transitioning from playing college football to practicing yoga. “It was probably the most physical, demanding practice I’ve ever had,” the lifelong athlete says of discovering yoga. Plus: How he uses Gaia.com to practice when he’s traveling. Want to follow us on the best yoga tour ever? Visit us on Facebook @LIVEBEYOGA, Instagram @LIVEBEYOGA and Twitter @LIVEBEYOGA for the latest stories from the…

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Coby Kozlowski’s 3 Tips for Living Yoga in Your Everyday Life

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Life coach and yoga educator Coby Kozlowski offers 3 tips for how to live yoga in your everyday life, from seeing strangers as children to seeing yourself as your mother saw you the day you were born to meditating on something you really love. Want to follow us on the best yoga tour ever? Visit us on Facebook @LIVEBEYOGA, Instagram @LIVEBEYOGA and Twitter @LIVEBEYOGA for the latest stories from the road. Connect with us @YogaJournal and @Gaia…

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Video: How 18-Year-Old Lucy Found Yoga (and Now She Wants to Be Your Teacher)

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Lucy, 18, reveals why she’s doing her 200-hour teacher training at Octopus Garden Holistic Yoga Centre in Toronto. “Being a teenager can be really tough … yoga is that translator for what’s going on inside,” she explains. Watch Lucy explain how yoga gives her a place to belong and feel loved and open, and how she wants to help others find that, too. Want to follow us on the best yoga tour ever? Visit us on…

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Video: Handstand Prep Using the Wall at Octopus Garden

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Lisa Messina of Octopus Garden Holistic Yoga Centre in Toronto shows Live Be Yoga Tour ambassador Taylor O’Sullivan a really safe prep for Handstand that conditions the body and uses the wall (so you don’t have to worry about falling into the middle of the room). Want to follow us on the best yoga tour ever? Visit us on Facebook @LIVEBEYOGA, Instagram @LIVEBEYOGA and Twitter @LIVEBEYOGA for the latest stories from the road. Connect with…

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Video: Using ‘Blanket Asana’ to Get Up Into Handstand

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Lisa Messina of Octopus Garden Holistic Yoga Centre in Toronto shows Live Be Yoga Tour ambassador Tarah Stuht how to practice getting up into Handstand using a trick called “blanket asana.” Want to follow us on the best yoga tour ever? Visit us on Facebook @LIVEBEYOGA, Instagram @LIVEBEYOGA and Twitter @LIVEBEYOGA for the latest stories from the road. Connect with us @YogaJournal and @Gaia + share your photos with #LIVEBEYOGA. The post Video: Using ‘Blanket Asana’…

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Healthy Skincare and Beauty Products Under $30 that You Can Find Almost Anywhere

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When it comes to our health, we rarely think of how our beauty products affect our health. In actuality, we should be very concerned with the items we choose to apply topically.   We are in the middle of a “chemical revolution” where many companies produce products made with surprisingly harmful chemicals. Companies do not openly disclose the potential health hazards that those chemicals may pose to your wellbeing, from cancer-causing agents to endocrine disruptors…

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Healthy Skincare and Beauty Products Under $30 that You Can Find Almost Anywhere

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When it comes to our health, we rarely think of how our beauty products affect our health. In actuality, we should be very concerned with the items we choose to apply topically.   We are in the middle of a “chemical revolution” where many companies produce products made with surprisingly harmful chemicals. Companies do not openly disclose the potential health hazards that those chemicals may pose to your wellbeing, from cancer-causing agents to endocrine disruptors…

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Going to a Concert? Study Shows Live Music Reduces Stress

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We already know that music can enhance your mood, but for the first time, a study has shown that live music can reduce stress levels. From Ziggy Marley concerts to massive kirtan sessions with Krishna Das, live music abounds at summer yoga and music festivals—and new research suggests that attending a show can do more than just entertain you. We already know that music can enhance your mood, but for the first time, a study…

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Kathryn Budig’s Healing Meditation for Yoga Injuries

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The best (if dreaded) remedy for battling a yoga injury? Rest. My left arm is in need of a major vacation from Chaturanga, but my mind is highly displeased by the verdict. I decided to appease my cranky brain with a simple visual and mantra-oriented meditation. I created this meditation while sitting outside overlooking a beautiful lake in upstate New York last week. The slow pace combined with the glory of nature reminded me to use them…

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