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This week YOGO has invited our yogini friend and author Dana Damara to help us honor the life of B.K.S. Iyengar by sharing some observations on his teachings. Iyengar was a beloved teacher who developed Iyengar yoga, focusing on precision, detail and alignment. He passed away this week at the age of 95.

 

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Over time, the repetitive motions of running can create injuries and pain in joints like ankles, knees, hips, and shoulders. Ouch! As a runner, adding a yoga program to your regular exercise routine is super easy, feels awesome, and can improve your overall performance.

 

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A new study suggests that laughter can be just as beneficial for your brain as meditation. Both of them cause 'gamma' brain wave activity, in which all of the higher regions of the brain sync into the same frequency. Pretty cool huh? This is what happens when a person is 'in the flow/in the zone' and is considered to be the highest state of cognitive processing.
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The YOGO Mat will free up a lot of extra real estate and weight on your back and shoulders, but what will you do without your old mat bag or sling? Experiencing separation anxiety? Wish you had more stuff to carry? Why not buy or DIY-convert your bag to a Beeracuda!  
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Today we are incredibly inspired by Kumar Pallana, a self-made man who often appeared in Wes Anderson movies, and who allowed his soul to be his own Guru. Kumar was a yoga teacher, plate-spinner, vaudevillian, actor, and acrobat. Be inspired by his life philosophy, warmth and humor in this wonderful video.
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Yoga’s health benefits are well documented and go way beyond esoteric energetic alignment. According to a new study, yoga appears to reduce the risk of diabetes - as much as cardiovascular exercise. Is this a surprise to you? Not if you practice yoga! In a recent study based on data from 100,000 women, yoga was found to reduce the risk of diabetes as much as cardio exercises like running. That's a pretty amazing health benefit.
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Following YOGO's successful Kickstarter launch, we've produced about 700 unique customized YOGO Mats in a rainbow of colors, shipping them out to our wonderful supporters as they're made. Our backers came up with great color combos, and we even used their color choices as feedback in selecting the first retail colors of YOGO Mats.


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Feeling strong, empowered, and happy after taking a yoga class is definitely a good thing. Your post-yoga bliss not only helps you, it helps those around you. Every time you practice, you are making the world a better place to live. Read the following reasons why fitting yoga into your lifestyle helps the world.


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Early yogis struck lovely poses - and also fought fierce battles. An exhibit in Washington shows the complex dimensions of yogi life.

Do you like your yoga hot or powerful? Maybe you practise in the nude or spend a fortune on the latest Lycra. Are you a follower of BKS Iyengar, or do you prefer Vinyasa or Ashtanga yoga?

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