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Maintaining Focus on the Road


Discover simple ways to find balance every day through movement and supplementation.

Live Be Yoga Ambassador, Lauren Cohen, shares her morning routine and three go-to poses to maintain focus while on the road. Having a consistent morning routine is a critical element for being the best at what you do, especially when traveling from city to city. Thanks to our partner, Nature’s Way for providing the team with Ginkgold Max to help support memory, focus and mental sharpness.*

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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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Heart-Opening Sequence to Expand Your Aura

This sequence from Live Be Yoga ambassador, Brandon Sprat, will help you open your heart and expand your aura to attract more goodness into your life.

Live Be Yoga ambassador, Brandon Spratt, practicing Aura Kriya. 

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.

Our hearts experience so much in this lifetime. Keeping them open, clear, and stable can be challenging as there are so many forces in this existence that make us want to collapse, close and shut down our heart center. However, there are just as many forces that are loving, inspiration and encouraging.

This Kundalini Yoga set called Aura Kriya works to reset your electromagnetic field so you can attract positive energy and repel negativity. If you have been feeling a little “off” lately, this set will give you that jumpstart you may need or crave.

See also A Beginner’s Guide to Kundalini Yoga. 

Each exercise can be practiced anywhere from 90 seconds to 3 minutes. But whatever amount of time you choose to practice each exercise, make sure you practice the same amount of time for each one.

As with all Kundalini sets, we start by tuning in. Here’s how:

  • Take a comfortable seat, close your eyes, and place your hands in prayer pose at your heart center
  • Chant the Adi Mantra three times: Ong namo guru dev namo (I bow to the divine teacher within)
  • Inhale deeply, suspend the breath, and release. 

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Fueling for Yoga On the Road


How do our Live Be Yoga ambassadors stay energized during their six-month, multi-city tour?

Live Be Yoga ambassadors, Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt share a snapshot of their time in Chicago. Each city they travel to they are constantly on the go with studio events, content creation, connecting with the yoga community and so much more. Thankfully EVOLVE® is a tour sponsor and provides them with plant based protein bars to sustain their energy from city to city. EVOLVE® protein bars are convenient on-the-go nutrition and taste delicious.

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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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Slay Momentary Anxiety with This Sequence


Feeling panicked? Give yourself a hug. This simple sequence can help you feel safe and secure when worry and overwhelm sets in.

Anxiety often causes us to feel ungrounded and disconnected to the earth. This 2-part sequence from Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee of Yoga Shanti studio in New York City, focuses on longer exhalations, forward folds, and constructive rest to help center you in your body and relax your mind.

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Find Your Center and Deep Calm with this Kali Natha Yoga Tantric Practice

Cool down this summer with Moon Cooling Breath, an ancient pranayam and mudra that quickly lowers the heat in the mind and body.

The half-moon mudra, as demonstrated by Swami Jaya Devi, helps you connect to the transformational phases of the moon. 

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. 

During our time at the Kashi Atlanta Urban Yoga Ashram, we had the privilege of practicing with Swami Jaya Devi, the ashram’s founder. Devi led us through a Kali Natha Yoga tantric practice known as moon cooling breath, which is designed to reduce excess heat in the mind and body, while connecting you to the feminine, intuitive energy of the moon.

There are two parts to this pranayama practice. The sequence with this breath pattern is meant to help establish yourself in your “center point,” where you feel calm and centered. The half moon mudra (pictured above) honors the different phases of the moon.

Watch also Swami’ Jaya Devi discussing How to Live the Life of a Yogi.

To prepare, make the half-moon mudra with your hands that you will take in various positions throughout the sequence: create a c-shape with both hands in front of your chest. Wrap the left hand around the right to make a half moon shape between the hands.

 

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How to Reconnect to Nature (Even When You're Downtown)



Live Be Yoga ambassadors, Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt visit National Park Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in the heart of Washington, D.C. to show you how grounding it can be to reconnect with nature even for a few minutes during a busy day. 

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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How to Create a Morning Practice that Works for You

Live Be Yoga ambassador Lauren Cohen shares her tips for maintaining a personal practice even when living out of a suitcase.

Lauren Cohen says that her constant travel schedule as an ambassador for Live Be Yoga has informed and inspired her daily morning practice. 

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. 

Touring the United States as an ambassador for Live Be Yoga has been a whirlwind, filled with the full spectrum of feelings – from joy to exhaustion and beyond. Brandon and I are driving across the country, landing in a new city every week, living out of our suitcases and doing everything we can to create a sense of home in each new place.

At this point, we have established a rhythm and know the things we need to do individually to ground ourselves throughout this journey. I am continually reminded of my own humanity and the ways I occasionally react too quickly to less-than-ideal situations.

See also 3 Tips to Bounce Back from Burnout. 

One of the main conversations we keep hearing on the road is this idea of taking our yoga “off the mat. We heard this in our very first meeting with Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor, and it has continued to be an anchor throughout the tour thus far. When I initially agreed to the tour, I knew it would test me and my practice. It’s important to remember that we can only live our practice if we actually do our practice. This is a fundamental teaching shared in The Yoga Sutras: to reap the undeniable benefits of …

5 Yoga Poses to Overcome Burnout


Feeling exhausted and burnt out? Try this easy, do-anywhere sequence from Jules Hunt, founder of the blog Om & The City.

We met with wellness entrepreneur Jules Hunt of Om & the City in Austin, TX recently during our cross country Live Be Yoga Tour. She shared this simple practice and few tips to overcome fatigue and burnout. 

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. 

Watch also Jules Hunt’s 3 Tips to Fight Burnout. 

Follow the tour and get the latest stories @livebeyoga on Instagram and Facebook.

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