best magic carpet yoga mat

Colorful yoga designs bring yoga mats to life! We love the art deco influence on an artist-designed magic rug yoga mat. Bewitching colors transform from bold, stand-out reds to deep, flowing purples and blues.

Hop on the Magic Carpet Yoga Mat to explore your yoga practice farther than ever before.

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Yogi's Set Sankalpa for actually authentic new years resolutions in 2018

Sankalpa - an ancient Sanskrit word - means intention, purpose, commitment. Sankalpa are set before yoga practice, and are connected with while in the flow. Like New Year’s resolutions, sankalpa are about positive change that brings out the best in you for a happier life. However, there is one striking way in which sankalpa are different from New Year’s resolutions.

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Not sure where to find the best yoga class deals for Black Friday weekend?

We found the best yoga class discounts and bargains available local to Denver, Colorado, so you don’t have to.

Use this list to easily compare local deals in one place and discover 10 of the Best Yoga Class Deals that will Energize Black Friday!

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Feeling fed up with a worn out yoga mat?

Maybe you’ve tried (and ditched) several yoga mats already. When yoga mat woes have you down, it’s time to replace a flimsy mat with one that is expertly crafted.

We took our favorite Yoga Mats for the Devoted collection and revealed the truth about what makes these yoga mats truly the best of 2017.

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    Whether you are a Boulder native or a tourist, active yogis want to know the best parks for doing yoga outside. There are many benefits of practicing yoga outdoors; breathing in fresh natural air, feeling a zen connection with nature - not to mention taking in Boulder Colorado’s breathtaking mountain views!

    Check out 5 of the Best Parks for Awesome Outdoor Yoga in Boulder!

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    Whether you're new to yoga or just want to enjoy a fun yoga sequence with Michael Franti, enjoy this yoga jam featuring a remix of Michael Franti and Spearhead's song "Once a Day!"

    “My hope is that this short daily yoga practice will encourage playfulness and gratitude in your everyday life. I encourage you to do this practice in the morning, on your lunch break, before you go out on a Saturday night, or anytime you need a reset. By sharing this intentional practice with friends or family members from around the world, each day we will find ways to support each other to be our best, serve the greater good and rock out wherever we are!” - Michael FrantiMichael Franti "Once a Day" Yoga Jam

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    Yama and Niyama, if practiced truthfully and fully, become mahavrata or great commitments that transcend time, space, and situations. Further, the entire environment around the person becomes charged with these virtues and hostility is not seen in his/her presence. In the recent past, we have many examples of people who practiced satya and ahimsa and this fact (absence of hostility) was observed in their vicinity. Thus, there is immediate outcome of Yama and Niyama practices.

    However, the ultimate goal of practicing yoga is to achieve transcendence and to break this cyclic existence. Dharana, dhyana, and samadhi are the three states that prepare one toward this transcendental goal. These three together is called Samyama (sam meaning total and yama meaning to control). “So Samyama means complete mastery over the psychic process or complete control of mental concentration.”
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     “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ―Amit Ray

    Yogis have known the importance of the breath for thousands of years. The ancient sages taught us that “prana”, the vital force circulating through us, can be cultivated and channeled through a spectrum of breathing exercises.

    Learning to breathe consciously and with awareness can be a valuable tool in helping to restore balance in the mind and body. Utilize the Breath video to create a controlled meditative breath. 

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    Cutting edge scientists and ancient mystic dudes may have more to agree on than you think. The Science of Yoga video explores some of the parallels between science and the ancient practice of meditation.

    The Science of Yoga Part 2 examines posture.

    Learn more about the scientific effects of meditation on the brain by checking out the work of Harvard Neuroscientist Sara Lazar. Sara Lazar's amazing brain scans show meditation can actually change the size of key regions of our brain, improving our memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress.

    Watch Sara's TedX talk, "How Meditation Can Reshape Our Brains".

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    Yoga has traditionally been seen as a path to heightened consciousness and mindfulness, though this aspect is increasingly less emphasized in the West. The practice facilitates a profound awareness of how body, mind, and spirit are linked and how each individual is connected to all life on the planet.

    In a world dominated by nonstop activity and the proliferation of high-tech devices, yoga is one of the few popular endeavors that require only a sticky mat and a commitment to practice. No technology is needed.

    As a yoga practitioner, you know that yoga practice is sometimes the only time of day when someone truly unplugs, enters a state of calm, moves their body, and simply breathes. As a yoga teacher, you have the honor and privilege of guiding people through that process — a process that is sometimes delightful and often challenging, but always rewarding.

    Teaching yoga is often thought of as a lifestyle business. This means that you have chosen a pastime that is central to your own lifestyle and are taking the chance that you can create a career, or supplement other income, by devoting yourself to it.

    We are called to teach because we love any excuse to get on our yoga mats, cherish watching our students develop, and likely have a pronounced aversion to cubicle life, endless meetings, and uncomfortable shoes!

    Grab your copy of this amazing book today! The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga

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