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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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Three Ways to Make the Most of "Spring Fever"

As temperatures begin to moderate at long last, people can start to feel really stir crazy! The cold winter months lead most of us to spend the majority of our time indoors. With its record-breaking low temperatures, this winter has seemed particularly long, and its grasp on our world incredibly tight. We feel the release coming, and we yearn for it to come faster! Our energy has been frozen, and now it is breaking free in a rush. This can lead to lots of great accomplishments, and also some dangerous behaviors. The release from cautious winter driving can make speeding all too easy! It just feels so great to go fast. How about shopping? Perhaps you don't get out much...

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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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Ten Favourite ‘Living Namaste’ Posts of 2013

As we step into a New Year, it's good to take a step back, a nice deep breath, and turn our attentions to the high points of the previous year. The goal of our Living Namaste Blog is to help you carry inspiration and serenity from your practice, off the mat and into the rest of your life. We hope that you have enjoyed these posts as much as we have enjoyed creating them. Here's a look back at our most popular posts this year. 10. Digital Downloads The long wait for Namaste Yoga to go digital culminated in the series becoming available on iTunes this year! We were so dedicated to making this happen, we declared it our challenge...

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