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what happens when we stretch?

what happens when we stretch?

Some people say to me they aren’t flexible enough to do yoga. This is the equivalent of saying “I’m too dirty to take a bath”. When people think about yoga, one of the first things that comes to mind is being able to stretch your body into all different kinds of pretzel ­like shapes. Although the ability to touch your head to your toes may look incredible, it’s not really what yoga is all about. One of the goals of ...

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why do we use a standardized text to teach hot yoga?

why do we use a standardized text to teach hot yoga?

Over the years I’ve learned that the best way to do any job is to have the best tools. When I was a full time musician I tried to have the best guitars, microphones and sound reinforcement gear, when I was a property manager I quickly found out (sometimes the hard way) that having the correct tools was essential for doing carpentry and home repairs.

So how does this relate to teaching hot ...

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#yogastory – a more present mind

#yogastory – a more present mind

The mirror maze

When I decided to do a yoga training in Costa Rica with evolation yoga I knew that it implied for me a total change of life for a month. I had to exchange my fully independent life for a life in a “colony” of 14 people during 24 hours a day, sharing the same house and the same schedules with everyone. This total shift in dynamics was not easy for me during the first week (not only ...

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#yogastory – day 3, trust the process

#yogastory – day 3, trust the process

I would say “Day 3 is done” but it isn’t true. As is true for days 1 and 2, the day doesn’t end, it carries over fluidly into the next until you aren’t sure what day it is or what day of the week! The phrase “Trust the Process” is my new mantra.

Everything in these first three days has been a steep learning curve for me. That’s not a bad thing! It’s just different than what I was prepared for! ...

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PRESS RELEASE: the evolution of Bikram yoga

PRESS RELEASE: the evolution of Bikram yoga

Evolation yoga collective shields hot yoga world from Bikram’s anger & legal dysfunction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In the midst of the current controversy surrounding Bikram Choudhury, one international collective of yoga studios and experienced teachers is bringing the hot yoga community together. Since evolation yoga was unsuccessfully sued by Bikram in 2012,  the founders Mark Drost and Zefea Samson-Drost have increased their efforts to bring the hot yoga community together.

They say: “When we work together to move this community forward we ...

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top 5 post-yoga snacks

top 5 post-yoga snacks

Practicing yoga is the perfect way to stretch and tone your muscles while clearing your mind and relieving stress. After a session is over, though, it’s important to replenish your body with nutrients to fully enhance the effects. So, what should you eat after the Savasana comes to an end? Here are five post-yoga snacks that will keep you fit, full and fueled for the day.

1. almond butter and banana toast

This snack will replenish you after ...

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#yogastory Day 4: yoga teacher training – your turn

#yogastory Day 4: yoga teacher training – your turn

Your turn.

Pressure’s on. You’ve been given the script, meticulously spelled it out with newfound-friends, fallen asleep clutching the sacred text, and woken up on some foreign beach with only a little black book to fend off the howling jungle.

For those unlucky souls like me, memorizing text is as easy as coming up with a fitting analogy. I’m bad at both. The past three days have been filled day and night with reading, reciting, and acting out a mantra that will ...

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#yogastory day 1 – preparing for yoga teacher training in costa rica

#yogastory day 1 – preparing for yoga teacher training in costa rica

Flipping between over-excited and over-exhausted, the week leading up to my teacher training was a roller coaster of polar opposites. Chance had bestowed the gift of the flu on my increasingly rattled brain. I was already jumping back and forth making sure I’d sent all my paperwork, knew what to pack, and was going to be able to finish all of my day-to-day work before heading out to the month long relaxing haven of Costa Rica. Last ...

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