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The Urge to Splurge: Indulge or Supress?

Are you planning for warm weather and fun in the sun? Sales for clothes, outdoor supplies, trips, shoes, accessories and organizational supplies often appear as quickly and with as much bounty as leaves on trees this time of year. It is easy to abandon your intentions to spend wisely and save in favor of indulging your urge to shop 'til you drop! While surpressing energy can be detrimental, it is wise to consider your purchases with care. How many of the things you want, do you really need? In what ways will your expenditures today impact your future plans? Your yoga practice can influence your spending Challenges you have faced on your yoga mat can bring a healthy mentality to...

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Yoga Finance: Uniting Mind, Body... and Wallet?

Do the words "Yoga" and "Money" seem an unlikely pair? You may be surprised to find out your yoga practice can have a significant impact on your fiscal strategies. In fact, there is more evidence to support a connection between yoga and finance than meets the eye. The word "Yoga" itself means "yoke," or "to unite." It becomes logical to reason that this idea of unity is meant to span more than body with breath, but also our thoughts, principles and actions in daily living. In this age of consumerism, we are barraged continually with promotions aimed at spurring us to spend! The practice of mindful awareness and maintaining focus on our intentions can become as challenging as mastering a...

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Stepping into 2014: A New Year Rising

The direction of our forward movement is influenced by the energy and action of our past. Last month, we shared with you our intention to donate 10% of all Namaste Yoga DVD purchases to Special Olympics during the holiday season. It is with heartfelt gratitude we thank each and every person who purchased a DVD or made a donation through Team Namaste Yoga, thus helping us further our intentions of supporting an organization devoted to creating a world of inclusion and community. We are happy to let you know that our efforts to unite and help make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place resulted in the generation of more than $1,000 for this incredible organization. Our upcoming...

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Time for a Clean Sweep! Creating a Personalized Detox Plan

As many yoga blogs or magazines will tell you, fall is a great time to make healthy changes to your routine. Many endorse cleanses or other detoxification processes, meant to "reset" the body and reposition ones entire being on a healthier path. The routines can be rather extreme (try living on lemon water for days!) or seem very fixed (here is your menu for the week, chocked full of ingredients you cannot readily find in your supermarket); but there are ways to reset the mind and body with gentle, gradual processes. One of the goals of Namaste Yoga is to make yoga feel so good, that you want to do it every day! We see no reason why your diet...

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Making Time for Renewal

Intentions,goals,romance, andopportunity, all can work together for you in this moment to create a time that you have dedicated to one sole purpose:Renewal. We've brought you one possible renewal scenario: anall expenses-paid trip to Thailand. Now, we'd like to show you how to use all of the qualities we have explored over the past three months to help you with your process through this contest. Intentions No question what theintentionis: win the contest! Only two will be awarded this prize, but all of the participants can come away winners, so long as that is the intention. Prepare to receive the reward of a trip for two to Thailand. Along the way, make space and be flexible enough to be able...

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