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birchbox:

After the relative calm of August, September marks the beginning of the always-bananas fall. It’s no wonder that this is also National Yoga Month—we can all use a reminder to take a few deep breaths. And, while the Birchbox eds are big yogis (at home and on the road) we know there are plenty of you who are yet to be sold. That’s why we asked the experts Pure Yoga in New York for tips on finding your yoga groove. Managing teacher Terrence Monte already told us how to find our yoga match, now he’s dispelling five rampant myths.
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Myth #1: You can’t do yoga if you’re not flexible
I don’t go to the dentist because my teeth are terrible. But that’s not a reason not to do it. Going to the dentist will markedly improve your teeth. Going to yoga will markedly improve your flexibility NOW and in the future. Stop waking up with soreness, tightness, and back pain. Come do yoga.
 
Myth #2: You have to be crunchy granola to love yoga
It’s true. Some yogis are vegans, wear burlap, and apply patchouli instead of deodorant. But, on the flip side, there are also plenty of yogis who were once in finance or engineering (present company included) or owned a business. These yogis are relatable and down to earth, and won’t force you to go vegan. They might ask you to “Om,” but they also won’t make you feel stupid for faking it. If you don’t want to chant, don’t; if you don’t want to meditate, don’t. But this is two minutes of a 60-minute class that might actually change the way you feel about your body and your life. Find a teacher who resonates with you.
 

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Erica Ford works with Life Camp, a non-profit that works on violence prevention, empowerment opportunities for disadvantaged youth, and incorporates yoga and meditation.  Out of this grew Hip Hop Yoga to use culturally relevant music to help draw kids into a yoga practice.By combining music therapy and yoga, Hip Hop Yoga is being used in South East Queens to transform the community, which has witnessed much violence.

Read: Hip Hop Yoga for Healing Trauma

Watch: Juquille’s Story

fuckyeahyoga:

 You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust.
You were born with ideals and dreams.
You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don’t.
You have wings.
Learn to use them and fly. 
 
Rumi

My favorite poem by Rumi 

love, love and love. Never forget that 

"When many states have cut their wellness and education programs for inmates, citing cost and political pressure, some wardens looking for a low-cost, low-risk way for inmates to reflect on their crimes, improve their fitness and cope with the stress of overcrowded prison life are turning toward yoga."

A Series of Poses for Fitness, Inside and OutNew York Times

yunningandroga:

Run like a yogi.

(via fuckyeahyoga)

fuckyeahyoga:

“If you want to become whole, let yourself be partial.
If you want to become straight, let yourself be crooked.
If you want to become full, let yourself be empty.
If you want to be reborn, let yourself die.
If you want to be given everything, give everything up.”

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look at all the trouble we get ourselves into with our heads above our hearts.
reasons to do inversions. (via ethereal-sound)

(via fuckyeahyoga)

geeky-yogini:

My practice reminds me that love, appreciation, and respect for myself, is vital for all aspects of growth in my mind, body, heart, and soul.

geeky-yogini:

My practice reminds me that love, appreciation, and respect for myself, is vital for all aspects of growth in my mind, body, heart, and soul.

(via fuckyeahyoga)

unicef:

Children practice yoga and relaxation techniques in the playroom at GAPA (AIDS Prevention and Support Group) in Salvador, capital of the eastern state of Bahia in Brazil. Many of the children are being treated with universal antiretroviral (ARV) therapy, provided free of charge by the Ministry of Health. The UNICEF-assisted NGO advocates for the rights of HIV-positive children, including the right to life, health, nutrition, education, social and community life.

© UNICEF/NYHQ2006-1324/Claudio Versiani

http://www.unicef.org