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On Why We Wake…

What is it that compels us to practice, even when it requires sacrifice, like dragging ourselves out of bed when we’d rather remain asleep? This essay examines why we dedicate ourselves despite the struggle, by exploring the question of why we wake:    In the first groggy moments upon waking—when …

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Six ways to embrace #zerowaste this Earth Day – Glo

A couple of years ago I was visiting an island in Thailand and made my way to the most secluded beach recommended by the locals. I strapped on my snorkel, mask, and fins and enthusiastically got in to explore the reef. As I started swimming out, my enthusiasm turned to …

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Parivrtta Trikonasana: Revolve Your Triangle – Glo

Pronounced: pah-ree-VUR-tah    tree-koan-AH-suh-nuh Revolved Triangle From the Sanskrit roots “tri,” meaning “three,” and “kon,” meaning “angle,” Trikonasana is named for the shape it resembles. While Triangle is one of the more simple poses, Revolved Triangle, its evolution, is deceptively challenging. Rather than a slight variation on the same triangle, everything …

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Mantra: A Tool for the Mind – Glo

From the Sanskrit root “manas,” meaning “mind,” and “tra,” which translates as “tool,” a mantra is literally a tool for the mind. Yoga classes today are full of affirmations and “OMs,” however these “mind tools” are anything but new. And, amazingly, their distant origins predicted truths about the human brain …

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The Spirit of Motherhood – Glo

Mothering is a gift. It’s an honor and a privilege to be a mother to another.It’s also a very, VERY hard slog. Every day presents a new whirlwind of emotions. Just when you think that you’ve got it all together new challenges arise. I’m sure I’m not alone when I …

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Restorative Yoga: Feel Full Again – Glo

Even if you’re one of the few people that don’t have trouble sleeping these days, chances are you feel a bit depleted in some way. With the accelerated pace of our modern lives, we often wake up still feeling fatigued, even after a full night’s sleep. One reason for this …

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