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Yoga with a Sonic Connection

Think about your favorite song – how do you feel when it comes on?  Does it make you want to move and dance?  Or does it make you turn inward, and feel more contemplative?  There is no doubt that music can have a visceral impact on not only the mind, but also the body.  Yoga Buzz Outreach VISTA Maleeha Ahmad recently sat down with Brittany Hill to talk about how she intentionally incorporates music into

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Queer & Trans Yogis: Why Representation Matters

As humans, we tend to gravitate toward people who have similar experiences as us, and when there is a teacher who students can relate to, they are more likely to feel welcome, comfortable, and – most importantly – safe.  When studios or spaces offer yoga led by queer or trans teachers who are out, it is an affirmation of the existence of those communities.  Our Executive Director April Morrison sat down to chat with Yoga

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St. Louis Schools Use Yoga to Manage Students’ Stress

“Usually when I’m stressed, I do things and say things that I would not normally do,” one St. Louis fifth grader says. “When I’m stressed, it makes me wanna give up. It makes everything seem worse than it is.” Studies show that 1 in 5 children in the U.S. suffer from a mental, behavioral, or emotional concern – and 1 out of 5 children report worrying “a great deal” or “a lot.” Students at Ellisville

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Breathing for Wellbeing: Lift Pulmonary Rehab

Your breath is with you every moment of every day, when you’re awake and asleep, at rest or at play, when you’re stressed out and when you’re relaxed.  On average, we take approximately 23,000 breaths a day – which equals nearly 8.5 million breaths a year. But for how many of those breaths are you truly present and aware? Roughly 16 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD),

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Yogi Spotlight: Ed Knoll

At the age of 19, Ed Knoll volunteered to enlisted in the service.  He graduated from basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood in the Spring of 1966.  After completing basic officer training and graduating as a Second Lieutenant, Ed was part of a group of fifty who were sent to Panama to attend a number of specialty training schools, including airborne, jungle, and survival school. In November 1967, Ed headed to Vietnam, where he served

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Celebrating Black History Month With Yoga

Happy Black History Month!! Honestly, Black History Month gets celebrated all year long (at least as far as I’M concerned) because the contributions of black people to American history are endless. Nevertheless, I do like taking the time out to really acknowledge and appreciate those contributions.  Historically, black/African people are no strangers to the practice of yoga, with Kemetic yoga‘s roots in Kemet (Ancient Egypt). However, the landscape of mainstream modern yoga has shown a

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