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How to (Finally!) Find Your Shoulder Width for Yoga - UPDATED

UPDATED We are constantly learning new stuff!  So, after working with yogis and yoginis from far and wide, short and tall, young and old, big and little, we have noticed something interesting.... If you are someone with extra soft tissue (either fat or muscle, or both) around your upper back, this method may not give you your accurate shoulder-width. The additional flesh creates a longer distance between the two shoulders and your measurement will be too wide. So, what to do, what to do? You can still take your measurement, but if you are a woman and it is more than 14.5 inches, you should double-check, simply by doing a plank in the mirror or with a buddy or teacher....

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Top 8 Ways to Use a Gurugrid Alignment Mat

So, you have a Gurugrid alignment mat? You are considering getting a Gurugrid? Great!  But....how do you use one? The answers can vary slightly depending on the school of yoga you are studying or your teacher. But, below are the 8 main purposes of the Gurugrid. Thanks to our Gurugals from around the world for helping us show you how it's done! Namaste. :)

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Negative Energy is Like a Fart

Hanging onto negative energy is like holding in a fart. It causes a lot of internal discomfort and sometimes makes it hard to focus on more important, every day matters. If you unleash it around other people, it creates an unpleasant environment for them. If you let it go alone, no damage is done to others. Let’s be honest, the smell of your own fart is not nearly as offensive as the smell of someone else’s. Once it is released, you feel relieved and back to your normal self – you can get on with the rest of your day. It hangs around for a minute or so, but then innocuously disperses, offending no one. But, imagine if you let...

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My 10 Favourite Gluten, Dairy, and Egg Free Sauces and Dressings

I LOVE extra sauce! This always causes me stress when I eat in a restaurant. I am always worried when I order, that they either won’t understand or won’t remember that I need extra sauce on the side in case there is not enough in the dish. I am kind of a cross between Sally from “When Harry Met Sally” and Rainman. So, when I developed intolerances to gluten, dairy, and eggs, my sauce loving days were in peril. Goodbye Hollandaise and Béarnaise. Goodbye, extra mayo. Goodbye almost every rich, creamy, delicious sauce that ever existed! Or so I thought….there was no way I was going to eat anything sauce-less. NO way! For me, it is more like having food...

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