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Why Women Are Leading the Charge to (Re)unite Cannabis and Yoga

Rachael Carlevale, founder of Ganjasana, with cannabis plant. Photo by Tracey Eller (ellerimages.com), courtesy @CosmicSister Twenty people sit in sukasana, breathing together, on a flower of mats on the floor of a Boulder, Colorado studio. Like the flower’s central pistil, at the center of the circle, is a candlelit altar of cannabis plants [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Yoga|0 Comments

CycleBar Culver City: Indoor Cycling, Community, and Philanthropy

  A love of endurance sports and and philanthropy fuels CycleBar Culver City independent franchise owner Steph Sklar-Mulcahy. Her experience includes triathlons (including two Ironman distance races), marathons supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and road cycling since her first AIDS/Lifecycle ride in 2005. Around eight years ago a friend convinced her to try her [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|Cross Training|0 Comments

Breathe through Fear: Yoga for the Courage to Jump from a Plane

Breathe through Fear: The power of yoga to provide focus when jumping from a plane. The thunderous roar of the C-130 engines filled the inside of the huge aircraft that was in flight at an altitude 1,200 feet above ground. I stood with shaking legs behind three other jumpers. Every muscle in my body quivered in [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Yoga|0 Comments

A Sensitive Person’s Protective Meditation

Photo of Garth Hewitt by Jeff Skeirik/Rawtographer Protective Meditation is helpful for sensitive people and empaths to release other people's energy. Are you someone who feels everything, often to an extreme, with a flimsy guard up between yourself and others? You may be an empath. If you are, taking the time to meditate [...]

By | March 2nd, 2017|Meditation|0 Comments

Yoga for Runners: The Mindful Marathoner

Jocelyn Solomon photographed by David Young-Wolff. Mat by Kharma Khare. Clothing by Spirit Activewear I had already logged nearly a lifetime of running fairly long distances and more than two decades of yoga practice when I ran my first marathon at the age of 42. Running was a coping skill I adopted as [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|Cross Training|0 Comments

Seven Steps to Building Your Tubular Core

Our collective six-pack obsession is in full swing. Developing a six-pack tops the list for many well-intended yogis and fitness enthusiasts trying to figure out how to tame the bulge. With a smorgasbord of “magic bullet” recipes for rock hard abs, trying to figure out the truth of core strength can leave one perplexed, without [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Cross Training|0 Comments

Seven Steps to Allow Your Desire to Manifest

Taking the time to allow your desire to manifest is a multi-step process. The basis for this is a formula for conscious creation. This formula sets us up for a seven step process to begin from identifying your desire to manifesting your desire. Here is the beginning formula for manifestation: Your Desire + Good Feelings  - [...]

By | January 21st, 2017|Spirituality|0 Comments

Vision to Consciously Create your Best Year Yet

When it comes to the process of learning to consciously create your best year yet, it’s time to take into account a few laws. About 11 years ago, I learned that like the Law of Gravity, the Law of Attraction and the Law of Cause and Effect are forces that are at play around us [...]

By | January 13th, 2017|Spirituality|0 Comments

The Art of Teaching Meditation

Photo by David Young-Wolff Millions of people want to learn to meditate, and yoga teachers may not be ready. In a typical 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, there might be as few as one to three hours of instruction in teaching meditation; the quality of meditation instruction in yoga studios tends to reflect [...]

By | December 31st, 2016|Meditation|0 Comments

Meditation: Love and Train your Busy Brain

Photo of Marti Nikko Bradley by David Young-Wolff. Marti is meditating and wearing top by Balini Sports and pants by Bali Dog. The Sanskrit word Yoga, has a dynamic meaning that suggests joining things together for motion and power -- to get things done in the world. The first definition for yoga is [...]

By | December 29th, 2016|Meditation|0 Comments