Ashtanga Mysore: A Review

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I took Ashtanga Mysore Yoga at Yogaworks on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.

Oxford Dictionary definition: Ashtanga type of yoga based on eight principles and consisting of a series of poses executed in swift succession, combined with deep, controlled breathing. Mysore is a practice within the Ashtanga tradition, except the class is not “led” as a whole, but rather the teacher will walk around instructing on a one-on-one basis.

My definition: Complete chaos Sun Salutation A, Sun Salutation B, and then a huge chunk of asanas I didn’t know…but will soon. She cut me off 1/2 of the way in, to save the rest for next time.

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Bikram’s Yoga: A Review

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To get my Yoga Teacher Trainer Certificate, I have to go take all sorts of different yoga classes. This is the first post in a series I’m writing where I will be attending tons of different yoga schools and blogging about the experience.

Oxford Dictionary definition: A type of hatha yoga characterized by a set series of postures and breathing exercises, performed in a room heated to a very high temperature.

My definition: a series of 26 postures, performed twice in sweltering heat with 90% humidity for 90 minutes. That basically means that when you finish one set and you’re like, holy crap I’m so glad I didn’t just die in that pose, the instructor is like “Second set!” And you’re like, fml.

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5 Basic Acro Yoga Poses You Can Do Today

This long weekend was the best! On Saturday I went out to Newport Beach to watch the Warriors annihilate the Rockets and enjoy a few pre-memorial day drinks before heading home to sleep in preparation for Sunday’s yoga binge.

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DIY Lavender Dream Spray

Ever had a night where you just can’t turn your brain off? You’re definitely tired, your body practically begging your mind to stop it’s endless chatter, but just can’t seem to fall asleep. I’ve had TONS on my mind lately, and my brain gets louder and louder the more I try to sleep. During the day it’s easy to ignore all those annoying thoughts and worries, but come time to sleep the brain uses the lack of distraction as a time to fill us in on all the junk anxieties that we’ve been ignoring. The result? Insomnia, stress, and exhaustion. 

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Why You Aren’t Losing Weight on Your Diet – And How to Fix It

You’ve been trying to lose weight for a while now, and at first everything was going according to plan. A while later, however, you seemed to have hit your plateau, though you haven’t hit your goal. You cut even more calories and ramp up the cardio, but the same thing happens: a few pounds lost, and then progress comes to a complete standstill. It starts to feel like you’re dieting and exercising to maintain your weight, rather than lose pounds.

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