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Halle Berry’s Topless Headstand; The Do’s and Don’t’s

Halle Berry's Topless Headstand; The Do's and Don't's

Halle Berry is the evergreen Oscar winner, who just so happens to be 51 years old. But despite hitting her half-century, she couldn’t look further from being middle-aged. (more…)

Poppy Pickles

How a Beginner’s Mind Can Transform Your Practice

How a Beginner’s Mind Can Transform Your Practice

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities. In the expert’s mind there are few.”
~Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Monk

Image Credit: westpark via Flickr.
Image Credit: westpark via Flickr.

Mindfulness, meditation, chanting; there is a myriad of ways to bring calm and serenity to our lives.  However, a very simple and useful concept when it comes to our yoga practice is ‘Shoshin’, a Zen Buddhist concept that translates as ‘The Beginner’s Mind’. In practice it means accepting things the way they are, without layering on our own preconceptions. (more…)

Poppy Pickles

What Makes An Ashtanga Sun Salutation?

What Makes An Ashtanga Sun Salutation?

Ashtanga Yoga is often considered one of the toughest styles of yoga, as many of the sequences rely heavily on high-energy vinyāsas. I personally used to stay away from the practice due to a knee injury that acted up during intense flows. However, I secretly cherished a dream of practicing Ashtanga Yoga…

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