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#YogaStories are stories from around the world exhibiting the experiences of evolation yoga teachers, trainees and graduates. They can be single day snapshots, experiences in a training, emotions after a graduation, all the way to a life long reflection of a life with yoga.

How Yoga Can Help Seniors Find the Stress Relief They Seek

How Yoga Can Help Seniors Find the Stress Relief They Seek

The exercise that comes with yoga has been shown in numerous studies to have benefits for people of all ages, and the practice is excellent for seniors as well. Yoga can be great for older adult, as it helps reduce stress in your life, both mental and physical, and works to do this in many ways. If you’re a senior, there are several ways that yoga works to help you ...

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#yogastory by Stephanie Rovig

#yogastory by Stephanie Rovig

After just two weeks of evolation yoga teacher training, I found myself repeatedly arriving at a much different baseline state of being. It’s been difficult to define this baseline state in my mind, perhaps because I haven’t taken the time put it into words, but I feel that now is a good time to try. To both acknowledge that an internal transformation is occurring and celebrate and welcome its existence!

My ...

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graduate #yogastory

graduate #yogastory

by cara alling

I felt a mix of emotions today after teaching the noon Hot60. Proud, relieved, even a bit elated.

Ever since I discovered the evola​tion Beyond 26 & 2 training (a program for certified hot teachers who are looking to deepen and expand their knowledge and experience)​, I’ve been both excited and anxious. I’ve been excited to spend a ...

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the mat becomes a mirror

the mat becomes a mirror

I look at the yoga classroom similar to the environment for a scientific experiment. In this case, the subject being studied is our own personal life. The mat is a test container through which our own chemistry can develop – our thoughts, feelings, current or past experiences – to then be observed. Observed at a magnified level, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot.

Off the mat we have mechanisms and avoidance strategies ...

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An Ode to Mothers

An Ode to Mothers

Vrtti Sarupyam Itaratra: At other times [the Self appears to] assume the forms of the mental modifications.(Patanjali – The Yoga Sutras, 1.4)

In his translation and commentary on The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Sri Swami Satchidananda writes:

“You seem to have lost your original identity and have identified with your thoughts and body. Suppose I ask you who you are. If you say, ‘I am a man,’ you have identified yourself with ...

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3 Steps to Reduce Anxiety Using Yoga

3 Steps to Reduce Anxiety Using Yoga

No matter which way you look at it, anxiety is uncomfortable. When our minds are anxious, it can feel almost impossible to think clearly or experience the joy of the moment. After all, your mind is running wildly to other places.

If you or someone you know struggles with anxiety, chronic worry or racing thoughts, integrate these 5 steps into your daily routine for support and relief. With enough time, this ...

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graduate spotlight – meet Mallory Fabian

graduate spotlight – meet Mallory Fabian

Mallory Fabian graduated from evolation’s Santa Barbara Teacher Training in 2016, and she has been an absolute joy to have in the family. Not only is Mallory a woman of beauty and grace, but sh​e​ is a talented videographer, dancer and dedicated yogi. We are delighted to spotlight her journey and personal testimony this month.

1. How has your practice changed/ evolved since graduating?

I have a level of awareness that I’ve ...

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the joy and contentment of matsyasana (fish pose)

the joy and contentment of matsyasana (fish pose)
by Juliette Snijders

Feeling a bit out of balance? Grumpy and angry? Do fish pose and you will probably feel all kind and happy.

So why is fish pose making you all happy and kind?

Speaking from my own experience, 10 breaths in fish pose always leaves me with a feeling of compassion, joy and contentment.

How can that be?

In fish pose, as you ...

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