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Carrot & Cardamom Soup

Soup is the ultimate in self-care food, a hearty bowl has the ability to sustain you through a busy day or revive you at the end of hectic one.  The bright warming orange colour of this soup evokes the season we find ourselves in and is a treat for all the senses.  Cardamom and its delicate spice adds a smoky citrus note to lift the humble carrot soup to a new level. Quick, easy, delicious and nurturing, this is a recipe to fill your bowl and yourself with. 1 lb carrots   2 stalks of celery 1 onion 1L of vegetable stock 3 tablespoons of olive oil Pinch of salt 2 bay leaves 6 peppercorns 6 cardamom pods (Serves 5) Wash...

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5 Travel Essentials for the Yoga Enthusiast

Yoga is for life, and life doesn’t stop when you go on vacation.  In fact, yoga can be very helpful when travelling. It can wake you up, help you sleep or just de-stress you after all the rigors of a day on the trail.  With this in mind, we’ve uploaded a new series of videos: Yoga for Travellers. In her second video, yoga instructor Kate Potter lists some of her packing tips.  Today we’re following up with a few more suggestions on what to bring and where to get great travel gear. 1. Travel Mat The most essential gear of any wandering yogi is a good travel mat.  Your travel mat should be light enough to carry with ease while...

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Breath is Music, Music is Life

Though the fact wasn't at the forefront of her mind for many years, music has always moved Kate Potter. "I started doing yoga when I was nine or 10 years old," Kate recalls. "My mom would get up at 5AM to practice piano and I would soon appear on the floor beside her doing these exercises... and yet if one of my many sisters called them exercises I would totally freak and say 'THESE ARE NOT EXERCISES!' I had no name for what I was doing." Despite the piano-accompanied vinyasas of her youth, the young yoga teacher we find at the beginning of Kate's career scorned the use of music in class. She was fiercely protective of the practice, and...

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Happy Mother's Day

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY To celebrate Mother’s Day and mothers everywhere, we are offering 10% off all digital downloads of Namaste Yoga on our website and a special preview of our newest prenatal yoga series with Erin Ayres one of the instructors from Namaste Yoga Season 1 & 2. *Use the Code "LOVEMOM" at checkout for 10% off digital downloads. Discount cannot be combined with any other offer. Valid till May 17, 2015.

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#askayogateacher: what is yoga?

Namaste teacher Kate Potter answers the question what is yoga. Got a yoga question? Comment below and we'll try to address it in a future #askayogateacher segment.

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