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I Tried It: Being a Morning Person

Usually, during the holidays, I will turn my sleep schedule completely around, stay awake way past midnight and sleep until noon. Not this time though. This time, I was staying in another country for the holidays. The time difference between there and home was five hours, meaning that when it  ...

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I Tried It: Cycling to Work

As an American expat living in the Netherlands, you cannot miss the massive amount of Dutch people who bike to work every morning. Legitimately: you cannot miss them. They will hit you otherwise. Even though I knew I would miss my podcasts, public transit here is far too expensive, and since  ...

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I Tried It: Acupuncture

Are any of you out there experimenting with alternative forms of healing? OK… that’s probably a loaded question. If you are reading this, then I bet you’re already into what the rest of the non-yogi world considers “alternative.” You’re into yoga. You meditate, maybe. You’ve  ...

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I Tried It: Yoga Nidra

Most people that start to practice yoga come into it with the singular goal of improving their physical health. It is only later they come to understand yoga also calms the mind. Through the acceptance of a pose, a flow, or a meditative state, mindfulness and acceptance is gained. My yogic  ...

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My First Time: Hot Yoga Edition

My first yoga experience was more or less by accident. The year was 2011—cue the flashback moment with the fog and such—and I had purchased a lovely Groupon that gave me 10 classes for some absurdly low price like $25. I rushed home from work that fateful Tuesday, put on my yoga pants, and  ...

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