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How I healed my Injury with Ashtanga Yoga

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging - Joseph Campbell   Heres a truth that many people can relate to - Practice yoga long enough and there's a pretty good chance you'll have to go through an injury. Whether you get it from actually practicing or just living your life outside the practice, it's bound to happen at some point. The reality is that if you are alive long enough you are going to go through some ups and downs, some bumps and scrapes.  It's a part of life. So when the injury comes the real question is "what will you do next?".   I've found myself in this place a few times over...

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Nonorganic Yoga. What Key Ingredient Could Your Class Be Missing?

"The first rule of yoga is there has to be breath. If there is no breath then you are only stretching" - Certified Ashtanga Teacher Mark Darby Have you ever been to a Mark Whitwell class? I've seen people cry it's so powerful. The first time I saw him was at Bhaktifest in Joshua Tree California. I'd actually never heard of him before. There were lots of different styles of yoga at the festival and since I had my own daily Ashtanga practice I didn't really care if I took any classes. When I heard that Mark was a student of Krishnamacharya I changed my mind and I'm glad I did. The first 60 minutes of the class was spent...

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It's Like Herbal Yoga. 9 Reasons Every Yogi Should Try Reishi Mushroom.

Everyone who takes Reishi notices the peacefulness that seems to accompany its use. Many people are able to stop using chemical drugs. And Reishi's effects seem to be cumulative, gradually strengthening the nerves and actually changing how we percieve life  - Ron Teeguarden - Ancient Wisdom of the Chinese Tonic Herbs Reishi mushroom is a powerful herb. It goes by such names as the supreme protector, mushroom of immortality and the mushroom of spiritual potency which I have found are worthy descriptions. Truth Calkins has described it as "soft kundalini" which also lends some idea as to how this herb will affect you. There are many physical health benefits but the real uniqueness in my experience is how it works on your spiritual energy or...

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