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The Yoga Holiday Gift Guide by Namaste TV

These days there’s more yoga gear than ever before, but whether you’re new to yoga, or just overwhelmed by the options, it doesn’t make it any easier to pick a gift. To give you a hand, we’ve rounded up some great gift ideas for the yogi on your shopping list. 1.       For the On-the-Go Yogi - B Mat Traveller What do you give the yogi who already has all the basics? You get them a travel mat of course!  Our favorite is Byoga’s B MAT traveller – with a thinner, lightweight construction this mat is perfect for commutes, vacations and business trips, and also makes a great second mat to keep at the gym or office.  Easy to store and...

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4 Poses for Post-Thanksgiving Digestion

Gratitude, family and good food – we all love Thanksgiving. What we don’t love though, is the after-meal indigestion! While we don’t recommend that you do yoga right after eating, if you’re still feeling your dinner three hours later, try these 4 poses to aid your digestion.   Child's Pose  Whether your digestive problems are creating stress or caused by stress, Child’s Pose is a great relaxer. As your central nervous system relaxes it releases hormones that aid digestion. Resting your stomach on your thighs also helps massage and stimulate the digestive organs. Knees-to-Chest PoseApanasana is sometimes called “wind-relieving pose” and it’s easy to see why.  The pose compresses the colon, stimulating the nerves to relieve gas, acidity, bloating, and...

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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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