Sit down; now lean in…I have something crazy to tell you. Get this…if you take off all your make-up, pull your hair up into a bun, strip down to the least amount of skin tight clothes possible then take just 2 or three items (mat, towel, water) into a 105 degree room and stand in…

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Six Ways to Snap out of Slump I’m a self proclaimed doer. I love the sound my pen makes when I cross another item off my list. I enjoy keeping a full schedule, discovering the delicate balance between work and family.   That personality trait typically forces “me time” to the bottom of my list,…

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I started my yoga journey a little over three years ago when a friend invited me to Sumits Hot Yoga in Springfield. Like many people, I initially came for the physical aspects of exercise: to burn calories, build strength and flexibility. Now, I come more for the mental aspects of the discipline: to relax my…

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Homemade Granola Bars from Erin Hargis “I whipped up this recipe while trying to think of a way to use the excessive amount of oats I had in my pantry. Now, when I make them, I eat them for breakfast, and then later for dessert. And then I have to hide them so my boyfriend…

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Ever wondered how Angie keeps herself looking so young? She let us in on her nutrition secrets. Take a look at a few days from her weekly food schedule: Thursday 7am-warm lemon water 7:45-12oz *green tea drink (see bottom of page for ingredients added) 8am- 2 whole eggs, 1 cutie orange, 8 oz black tea…

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This may be a few years old, but we absolutely love this interview with Sumit from an Arizona yoga publication… check it out!  Sumit Banerjee has evolved to be a very well known and respected yoga leader. He comes from a family well established in the yoga community, including Bikram Choudhury. If you ask anyone…

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Time. The single most important thing that I took for granted in my pre-motherhood life. I could practice yoga when I wanted to, whether it was 9 in the morning, 7:30 at night … my practice consisted of 6-7 times a week on my mat. I think at the time I didn’t even realize how…

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We all have stress and chaos. We all have pieces of our past that we would like to forget. We all have parts of ourselves that we deem less than “ok.” These are our struggles. My struggles are no more than the next person’s and to an extent, just like everyone else, many of those…

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My name is Colleen . I started yoga 4 years ago at age 46. Here are my thoughts…… Top things overheard in a Sumits Yoga Room: 1. ‘Drop your ego at the door’ 2. ‘Don’t compare yourself’” 3. ‘Don’t worry about what your neighbor looks like’ 4. ‘Take breaks’ 5. ‘The strongest yogis take breaks’…

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