Energy Medicine Yoga: This Variation on Eye-of-the-Needle Pose Boosts Vitality


Strengthen your immune system with this modified version that activates a powerful underlying energy system called Celtic Weave.

Keep your health in check by modifying your Sucirandhrasana (Eye-of-the-Needle Pose) with a powerful Energy Medicine Yoga technique. Here, teachers Lauren Walker and Donna Eden—who both lead our online course, Energy Medicine Yoga—share how a slight tweak activates a powerful energy system called Celtic Weave.

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In YJ’s online course, Energy Medicine Yoga: Transformation Through the Subtle Body, renowned energy healer and Eden Energy Medicine pioneer Donna Eden and Energy Medicine Yoga creator Lauren Walker lead an eight-week training that will shift longstanding patterns in your underlying energy. Find out more and sign up today!

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How Energy Testing Helps You Find Balance In the Subtle Body


Strengthen your underlying energy systems with this Energy Medicine Yoga technique.

Want to keep your subtle body in balance? Try energy testing. Here, teachers Lauren Walker and Donna Eden—who both lead our course, Energy Medicine Yoga—share how this technique can be used to strengthen your underlying energy systems. 

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In YJ’s new online course, Energy Medicine Yoga: Transformation Through the Subtle Body, renowned energy healer and Eden Energy Medicine pioneer Donna Eden and Energy Medicine Yoga creator Lauren Walker lead an eight-week training that will shift longstanding patterns in your underlying energy. Find out more and sign up today!

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The Sandal That Makes You Feel Like You're Walking on a Yoga Mat


The Live Be Yoga ambassadors celebrate Sanuk’s new launch at Wanderlust Hollywood.

At Wanderlust Hollywood in Los Angeles, Brandon and Lauren meet Sanuk ambassador Jaysea Devoe, hear her story, and join her class to celebrate the launch the new Yoga Sling 3. Sanuk is an unconventional footwear brand on a mission to outfit the journey to your happy place. Find your favorite style at sanuk.com.

Live Be Yoga ambassadors Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt are on a road trip across the country to sit down with master teachers, host free local classes, and so much more—all to illuminate the conversations pulsing through the yoga community today. Follow the tour and get the latest stories @livebeyoga on Instagram and Facebook.

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Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Get the yoga gear our editors are craving from brands like Alo Yoga, Zella, Sweaty Betty and more.

The annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opened to card holders on July 12 and is accessible to to everyone else starting July 19. Score deep discounts on brands like Alo Yoga, Zella, Sweaty Betty, and more. Act fast, before the good stuff is gone. 

Sculpting Pants: Zella Live In High Waist Leggings

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Flirty Top: Alo Yoga Double Take Crop Sweatshirt

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Cozy Cover-up: Gibson Teddy Bear Faux Fur Jacket 

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Stretchy Street-Worthy Crops: Sweaty Betty Garudasana Crop Yoga Trousers

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Slouchy Hoodie: The North Face Knit Stitch Fleece Hoodie

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Sweet & Supportive Bra: Zella Body Rhythm Sports Bra

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Plus-Size Compression Leggings: SPANX Active 7/8 Leggings 

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Featherlight Tank: Sweaty Betty Breeze Crop Racerback Performance Tank

 

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Something for Mama: Zella Mamasana Live In Maternity Ankle Leggings

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SIBO Made Simple | EP 22 | How to Advocate for Yourself, Find Real Deal Practitioners, and Become the CEO of Your Gut Health with Shivan Sarna

Back by popular demand is another powerful SIBO survivor story. In today’s episode, Shivan Sarna is sharing her experience of uncovering her root causes, from Lyme disease to mold exposure, and how she became the patient expert she is today.

Shivan is the founder of SIBO SOS, where she hosts monthly master classes to support others on their journey to understand, treat, and manage IBS, SIBO, and other digestive issues. Relying on her past as a yoga teacher and 20 years of experience hosting live TV, Shivan’s superpower is asking the questions SIBO patients have and then making that information easily understood and actionable.

For those of you who have been asking for a patients’ perspective, more information on underlying causes, how to vet practitioners to build your SIBO medical team, and navigate a SIBO diet as a vegetarian, this episode is for you.

A quick taste of what we’ll cover:

  • Mold and Lyme exposure and what that looks like as a root cause for SIBO
  • What it’s like to be a “canary” constantly reacting to everything in your environment
  • We talk about Shivan’s SIBO misdiagnosis and whether or not to believe your breath test results
  • The importance of uncovering underlying causes
  • The biggest mistakes people make when trying to eradicate SIBO
  • What products are essentials for your medicine cabinet and pantry for dealing with SIBO symptoms
  • How to navigate a SIBO diet as a vegetarian
  • And so much more…

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Try This Viniyoga Sequence to Manage Addictive Behavior

The founder of the American Viniyoga Institute shares insight on Viniyoga practices and a sequence for helping to manage addictive behavior.

Gary Kraftsow

We use the term Viniyoga—an ancient Sanskrit term that implies differentiation, adaptation, and appropriate application—to refer to an approach that adapts yoga practice to the unique conditions, needs, and interests of each individual. This traditional yoga lineage gives each practitioner the tools they need to individualize and actualize the process of self-discovery and personal transformation.

In Viniyoga, we believe that yoga can effect positive change in each practitioner. This requires an understanding of a person’s present condition, personal potential, and goals. Using the teachings and practices of yoga—including asana, pranayama, bandha, sound, chanting, meditation, personal ritual, and the study of texts—we create an integrated practice to help practitioners move through pain, grief, depression, addiction, and more.

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There are four main differences between the Viniyoga approach to asana and most other forms of asana practice:

  1. Function over form. We emphasize the function rather than the form of asana and use the science of adapting the forms of the postures to achieve different results and benefits. 
  2. Breath and adaptation. We focus on breath as the medium for movement in asana, and the science of adapting the pattern of breathing in postures to produce different effects, depending upon the goal. 
  3. Repetition and stay. The use of repetition into and out of the postures, as well as holding the postures, enhances the structural and energetic effects of practice. 
  4. The art and science of sequencing. Viniyoga teachers create practices of different orientation, length, and intensity to suit the intention and context of each practice and practitioner. 

According to Krishnamacharya, the grandfather of most Western forms of …