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Until I Found Yoga

I have struggled with depression since I was a teenager. Depression is a filthy, dirty liar. It keeps you wrapped in chains and kicks you while you are down. It makes you believe you are worthless and that there is no hope for your life. It stops at nothing to make your life miserable.  ...

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Toned Tuesday #1: Lunge Pulse

Today’s mini-challenge is to do 15 lunge pulses on each side. Pretty simple, right? Just wait until you start doing them– the burn is REAL. I’ve been working this in to some of the stronger flows in my personal practice and I’m loving how it’s working! It really  ...

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One Bad, Curvy Yogi

Ever thought yoga just wasn’t for you? Maybe you’re too out of shape. Not flexible enough. Too fat. Too old. Yeah, I thought all of those things too. In fact, I KNEW yoga wasn’t my jam. No way was this plus-sized, athletically-challenged girl going to be able to fold myself in  ...

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The Ground Was Hard Today

Have you ever have one of those days that I had last week? You know, the day where the ground under your mat is really hard? Well that was a stupid question. Everyone has had one of those days. You know what I mean. It’s a time of day that you finally get to prioritize time for yoga. You make  ...

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Strengthen Your Flow Workout

Hi Bad Yogis! My name is Gina and I’m so excited to be hanging out with you over here today. We may have met over at my blog before, The Fitnessista. (If not, I’d love if you stopped by and said hello!) I’m a NASM personal trainer and weight loss specialist, AFAA group fitness instructor, barre  ...

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Don’t Tell Me I’m Not a Yogi

I am a hyperactive person with an unusual amount of patience. I’ve tried a lot of different yoga classes, but I practice vinyasa flow every day. I’m obsessed with headstands, and meditation comes in MANY forms for me. I am in love with my body and am always surprised by what it can do. I honor  ...

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Just Play Around

Today’s lesson is quick and to-the-point. Some days we’re just off. Maybe you are just tired of the same old flows. Maybe you are becoming frustrated with your yoga progress. Or maybe you’d rather just nama’stay in bed. Whatever it is, I can tell you that we have all  ...

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