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Top Chair Yoga Poses for Strength with Sadie Nardini

Top Chair Yoga Poses for Strength with Sadie Nardini

Top Chair Yoga Poses for Strength (via Milford Beacon) Here’s some good news: Building strength doesn’t require a trip to the gym–or even a trip down to the floor. Instead, get strong and flexible with these five easy-to-learn yoga poses that can be done with just a chair. But don’t be fooled by their simplicity: […]

Handstand From Utkatasana | Kino MacGregor | Ashtanga Yoga

Handstand From Utkatasana | Kino MacGregor | Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga: Handstand From Chair Pose or Utkatasana (via NewsLook) Video News by NewsLook Ashtanga Yoga Instructor Kino MacGregor shows you how to work on lifting up into a floating arm balance from Utkatasana and discusses the correct flow of this posture in the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series.

Changing The Flow | Chris Courtney

Changing The Flow | Chris Courtney

Its hard not to notice the daily influence of the broader society on yoga in this country.  We see it in the slick ads, the beautiful yoga clothes, and the way we carry ourselves in the studio and amongst fellow teachers and practitioners. Of course part of the way we carry ourselves in the studio […]

The Light of the Guru | Soham Bose

The Light of the Guru | Soham Bose

Once a shepherd found a lion cub in the jungle. He brought it home. The cub grew up among the sheep. He started eating grass and bleating like a sheep. One day the sheep were grazing on the meadows near the jungle. It so happened that a lion saw the flock and noticed the cub […]

Leslie Kaminoff | Anatomy: The Alchemy of Habits | Turning Muscle Into Connective Tissue

Leslie Kaminoff | Anatomy: The Alchemy of Habits | Turning Muscle Into Connective Tissue

Leslie Kaminoff, author of the #1 best-selling yoga book “Yoga Anatomy,” has been bringing the study of anatomy to life for over 25 years. Kaminoff’s acclaimed Yoga Anatomy Course, previously available only at his studio, The Breathing Project in NYC, has helped teachers and practitioners from yoga, dance, pilates, and somatic therapy backgrounds improve their […]

Events

Bhakti Fest 2014 | Joshua Tree, CA | Yoga and Kirtan | Sept. 4 – 7, 2014

Bhakti Fest 2014 | Joshua Tree, CA | Yoga and Kirtan | Sept. 4 – 7, 2014

Bhakti Fest will be returning to the Joshua Tree Retreat Center September 4-7th, 2014. Bhakti Fest is a festival series that celebrates the devotional path that has its roots in yoga, kirtan, and meditation. It embraces ancient and modern sacred wisdom and traditional and non-traditional spiritual practices. All the artists, presenters, and vendors embody, practice, […]

Yoga Journal Conference | Estes Park, CO | September 14 – 21, 2014

Yoga Journal Conference | Estes Park, CO | September 14 – 21, 2014

Our friends at Yoga Journal are excited to return to Estes Park for Yoga Journal LIVE!: Colorado. The event takes place September 14 – 21, 2014. They’re bringing back many of last year’s highlights including the 3-day Baptiste Power Flow Immersion and the Saturday evening Kirtan concert with Krishna Das. As well as adding in […]

Ahimsa Yoga And Music Festival | Oct. 4 – 5, 2014 | Windham Mountain Resort, NY | Meghan Currie, Sadie Nardini, and Many More!

Ahimsa Yoga And Music Festival | Oct. 4 – 5, 2014 | Windham Mountain Resort, NY | Meghan Currie, Sadie Nardini, and Many More!

Here at Flow, we’re huge supporters of grassroots events. The Ahimsa Yoga and Music Festival is just that. A wonderful festival that was created by Om Planet Music. Last year’s festival was a great success, and this year’s festival will undoubtably be the same. Ahimsa Yoga & Music festival is a two day excursion deep […]

2014 California Spirit Festival | March 29 – 30, 2014 | Sacramento, CA

2014 California Spirit Festival | March 29 – 30, 2014 | Sacramento, CA

Mark your calendars for March 29 -30, 2014 and come celebrate community and connection at the 2014 California Spirit Festival! This inspirational, community-based yoga and music gathering will be held at the beautiful, historic Masonic Temple in downtown Sacramento, CA and features an amazing and diverse line up of yoga teachers, musicians, dancers, and workshops. […]

Yoga: The Art of Transformation | Opening Feb. 21, 2014 | Asian Art Museum SF

Yoga: The Art of Transformation | Opening Feb. 21, 2014 | Asian Art Museum SF

On Feb. 21, 2014, the Asian Art Museum presents Yoga: The Art of Transformation, the first major art exhibition to explore yoga and its historical transformation over the past 2,500 years through more than 130 rare and compelling artworks. All over the world, millions of people practice yoga to find spiritual insight and improved health. […]

Music | Kirtan | Chanting

MC Yogi’s Video AUM

MC Yogi’s Video AUM

A.U.M. by MC Yogi from the upcoming album Mantras, Beats and Meditations.Co-produced by MC Yogi and Robin Livingston. Beats by Jomial Allen-Jones. Video edited by Amanda Giacomini and Michael Rosen of Samplistic Media. Filmed by Jamie Ginsberg, Eric Tabora, Billie Buntun, C3 Presents, and Jaybird Productions. Special thanks to Sounds True, Jeff Krasno and Wanderlust […]

The Healing Concert Interview with Wah! | Come Heal with Wah! this Summer

The Healing Concert Interview with Wah! | Come Heal with Wah! this Summer

“Everything you need is contained in this music, close your eyes and receive.”-Sri Chinmoy Flow: How did the Healing Concert Manifest? Wah!: Most people know Wah! as the rocking band at the festivals, bringing up the energy, super high charged, and danceable music. However, I also teach yoga, I do yoga and I play music […]

GURUGANESHA | Kundalini Yoga Mantra Music Artist Extraordinaire

GURUGANESHA | Kundalini Yoga Mantra Music Artist Extraordinaire

Back in 1973, a young man left an up-and-coming rock band called Cat’s Cradle to walk the spiritual path, embracing the Sikh faith and the practice of Kundalini Yoga which he practices every morning to this day. It was a hard life choice. But his spiritual guide, the world-renowned master of Kundalini Yoga, Yogi Bhajan, […]

Singing is Pranayama | Suzanne Sterling | BigHappyDay.com

Singing is Pranayama | Suzanne Sterling | BigHappyDay.com

Suzanne Sterling takes you through some basic techniques to help you with your breathing and pranayama as it relates to singing, or chanting. These videos are courtesy of Kasey Luber and BigHappyDay.com Please share these videos with your colleagues, friends and family. Be sure to check out all of BigHappyDay.com’s videos and share the love, […]

Yogi Tunes | The Sound of Yoga

Yogi Tunes | The Sound of Yoga

Do you want to add some good tunes to your playlists? Check out YogiTunes.com You can purchase some music, buy some yoga gear and browse profiles on your favorite teachers, all in one spot! Website: yogitunes.com Yogi Tune’s Facebook

Culture

The Dark Spaces of Time | By Lisa Eastman

The Dark Spaces of Time | By Lisa Eastman

In the work of letting go, it is important to take responsibility for what we create. Responsibility meaning the ability to respond, not take the blame. Be kind to yourself through the journey because most of us already took the blame long ago, and spurred a story that sabotaged you along the way. When the […]

Yoga and Art | Jessica Albee | Artist and Yogini | Mystic-Truths-Art.com

Yoga and Art | Jessica Albee | Artist and Yogini | Mystic-Truths-Art.com

What is art but reflections on our lives and how we perceive the world? “Yoga Tree” is an ongoing body of work that serves to express reconnection to the universe through the aliment found in yoga practice. In pose, we realign the body, mind and spirit with all that is divine. We ground ourselves to […]

Yoga For Lifers | By Dearbhla Kelly | durgayoga.com

Yoga For Lifers | By Dearbhla Kelly | durgayoga.com

Last December I visited a state prison in Northern California (Deuel Vocational Institute) and not only had the opportunity to teach yoga to inmates, but also to talk with them afterwards about their yoga practices. It was an incredibly profound and humbling experience, they were articulate, eloquent and astute. In terms of their depth of […]

Happiness Is A Choice | Ira Israel

Happiness Is A Choice | Ira Israel

“It is not true that money can’t buy happiness. It can, that’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s someone else’s happiness.” Nick Hornby Spoiler alert: the last line, the summation of my new experiential documentary “Mindfulness for Urban Depression” is an ebullient “Happiness is a choice!” For those who have seen the […]

How I Discovered That I’m Basically a Yoga Nidra Master | Joslyn Hamilton

How I Discovered That I’m Basically a Yoga Nidra Master | Joslyn Hamilton

I was doing some research for one of my clients the other day when I came across the term Yoga Nidra. I’ve been doing yoga for a long time and used to teach as well. I’m also a copywriter with a specific focus on wellness clients and the co-founder of Recovering Yogi, so I’ve written […]

Lifestyle

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Left Home | By Katie Lewin

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Left Home | By Katie Lewin

1) How To Live (Respectfully) With Other People The most important skill I’ve begun to learn is picking up after myself. Leaving messes is something I have done consciously and unconsciously for most of my life. My family has employed a full time maid for as long as I can remember. My laundry was always […]

Bring a Yogic Attitude to your Work and Find Satisfaction in your Job

Bring a Yogic Attitude to your Work and Find Satisfaction in your Job

Bring a Yogic Attitude to your Work and Find Satisfaction in your Job (via Sydney Corporate Yoga) In her 30s, my neighbor Gretchen staked her life on the mantra, “Do what you love and the money will follow.” She left a corporate job to try making her living as a writer, something that felt more […]

Feeding Children A Vegan Diet Is Growing In Popularity

Feeding Children A Vegan Diet Is Growing In Popularity

Feeding children a vegan diet is growing in popularity (via The Daily News) BALTIMORE — Eleven-year-old Tyler Parker-Rollins says being vegan isn’t always easy. But he says it’s also “fun” and that he plans to be one “forever.” His 9-year-old brother, Will, loved it when his friends tried vegan pizza at his birthday party and “they […]

Yoga: Experiencing The Infinite One | Marc Titus

Yoga: Experiencing The Infinite One | Marc Titus

Before it even happened, I cried.  Looking back, I see that some part of me knew what was about to happen and yet at the time, I just rode the current.  I cried; years of repressed something left me that night and I came into an even deeper presence and awareness than ever before.  I […]

Yoga: What I Learned From Hanumanasana Girl | Candice Garrett

Yoga: What I Learned From Hanumanasana Girl | Candice Garrett

When the girl next to me rolled out her mat and immediately began warming up with hanumanasana (the splits) I admit, I rolled my eyes and thought “Great, it’s going to be that kind of yoga class.” You know the kind, where the studio has mirrors on the wall and all the skinniest and best […]

Essentials

Q and A With Janet Stone | DVD Review

Q and A With Janet Stone | DVD Review

Flow: Explain the differences of each video and your connections and inspirations to each. Janet: Radiant Mom: As a mother of two daughters and a practitioner of yoga I noticed that there was a lot of support before baby comes and then right after but once mamahood sets in there was not a community or […]

I Am Grateful | The Cafe Gratitude Cookbook | A Must Have For Everyone

I Am Grateful | The Cafe Gratitude Cookbook | A Must Have For Everyone

We wish that every city could have there very own Cafe Gratitude. It is one of the most amazing organic, farm to plate, restaurants EVER! But for those of you who have yet to experience this wonderful place, there is a wonderful book with many of Cafe Gratitude’s incredible recipes. Check out Cafe Gratitude Menu […]

Yoga Undressed | Ulitimate Freedom, Radiance, and Bliss

Yoga Undressed | Ulitimate Freedom, Radiance, and Bliss

For Jennifer Kries, the concept of Yoga Undressed, evolved from somewhat of an autobiographical journey. It resulted as an inquiry into the process, which lead toward self-development and self-expansion. Years ago she took a naked yoga class in San Francisco. “Basically I treated my body as an instrument, as a vehicle for power, and accomplishment. […]

The Power of Gemstones and Crystals | Energy Muse Jewelry | Torrance, CA

The Power of Gemstones and Crystals | Energy Muse Jewelry | Torrance, CA

Gemstones and crystals have been used to balance the body for thousands of years. Crystal energy was used by tribes who had virtually no way of contacting each other such as the Mayans and Egyptians, confirming their powers were active and effective. Nowadays, crystals are perfect for balancing energy blockages that come from the stresses […]

DVD Review | Ira Israel’s Mindfulness for Urban Depression | By Rachel Meyer

DVD Review | Ira Israel’s Mindfulness for Urban Depression | By Rachel Meyer

I sat down to review Ira Israel’s new DVD, Mindfulness for Urban Depression, one Friday night at the end of a nonstop few weeks. I’d been meaning to watch it for nearly a month, but having just returned from a week overseas, and with another teaching trip around the corner, my to-do list was miles […]

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Bhakti Fest 2014 | Joshua Tree, CA | Yoga and Kirtan | Sept. 4 – 7, 2014

Bhakti Fest 2014 | Joshua Tree, CA | Yoga and Kirtan | Sept. 4 – 7, 2014

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Bhakti Fest will be returning to the Joshua Tree Retreat Center September 4-7th, 2014. Bhakti Fest is a festival series that celebrates the devotional path that has its roots in yoga, kirtan, and meditation. It embraces ancient and modern sacred wisdom and traditional and non-traditional spiritual practices. All the artists, presenters, and vendors embody, practice, […]

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Yoga Journal Conference | Estes Park, CO | September 14 – 21, 2014

Yoga Journal Conference | Estes Park, CO | September 14 – 21, 2014

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Our friends at Yoga Journal are excited to return to Estes Park for Yoga Journal LIVE!: Colorado. The event takes place September 14 – 21, 2014. They’re bringing back many of last year’s highlights including the 3-day Baptiste Power Flow Immersion and the Saturday evening Kirtan concert with Krishna Das. As well as adding in […]

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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Left Home | By Katie Lewin

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Left Home | By Katie Lewin

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1) How To Live (Respectfully) With Other People The most important skill I’ve begun to learn is picking up after myself. Leaving messes is something I have done consciously and unconsciously for most of my life. My family has employed a full time maid for as long as I can remember. My laundry was always […]

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Ahimsa Yoga And Music Festival | Oct. 4 – 5, 2014 | Windham Mountain Resort, NY | Meghan Currie, Sadie Nardini, and Many More!

Ahimsa Yoga And Music Festival | Oct. 4 – 5, 2014 | Windham Mountain Resort, NY | Meghan Currie, Sadie Nardini, and Many More!

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Here at Flow, we’re huge supporters of grassroots events. The Ahimsa Yoga and Music Festival is just that. A wonderful festival that was created by Om Planet Music. Last year’s festival was a great success, and this year’s festival will undoubtably be the same. Ahimsa Yoga & Music festival is a two day excursion deep […]

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MC Yogi’s Video AUM

MC Yogi’s Video AUM

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A.U.M. by MC Yogi from the upcoming album Mantras, Beats and Meditations.Co-produced by MC Yogi and Robin Livingston. Beats by Jomial Allen-Jones. Video edited by Amanda Giacomini and Michael Rosen of Samplistic Media. Filmed by Jamie Ginsberg, Eric Tabora, Billie Buntun, C3 Presents, and Jaybird Productions. Special thanks to Sounds True, Jeff Krasno and Wanderlust […]

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