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I don’t know a single woman who’s never been sexually harassed, or worse. “Me too,” of course. Duh.

It is a part of growing up female.

You learn to clench your jaw and walk faster and stare straight ahead and just get away as quickly as you can, before the cat-caller or the construction worker or the guy following you can catch up.

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As many of you have undoubtedly heard, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton used yogic alternate nostril breathing to help get over her electoral defeat. She’s been singing the praises of the ancient pranayama technique in her bestseller What Happened as well as on CNN.

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When I was young, my mother always told my sister and I, “stand up straight,” or “keep your back upright when you are walking!” Growing up, keeping our backs straight was standard protocol in my household. When I used to walk to school, my mother would always be watching me from her window, so I worked very hard to walk “properly” in order to please her.

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Bikram Yoga’s got a brand new vibe, and it has less and less to do with Bikram. It’s happened. NYC’s first Bikram Yoga Studio has officially dropped the namesake and is no longer limited to the strict, stick-to-the-script 26 pose practice made famous by the foul-mouthed philanderer himself, Bikram Choudhury. Choudhury, in case you missed [...]

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The world is SO LOUD right now. A lot of us are experiencing emotional overload for a variety of reasons and our initial instinct may be to shut everything out, turn everything off. And, really, that’s entirely warranted. But in that urge to retreat there may be something more we can do for ourselves, a [...]

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The following is an excerpt from Deep Listening: A Calming Practice to Heal Your Body, Calm Your Mind, and Open Your Heart, the new book by Jillian Pransky. Stay tuned for the giveaway! chapter four How We Hold We welcome ourselves, settle onto the ground, and meet our breath. Next we pause to notice what’s [...]

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The news is relentless. There is a sick taste in my mouth.  I oscillate between avoiding news and bingeing on it. I oscillate between desperate, trembling activity and absolute apathy.

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How to recover from a virtually never ending presidential campaign? Try alternate nostril breathing. Yes, maybe we’ve been inundated with politics to the max lately, but we have to wonder how politicians, you know, the ones who live it every day, how to do they cope? Besides daily Twitter rant storms, of course. You may [...]

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You may be having your own issues with the new $400 shoes from the prodigal sons of basketball, but the owner of a yoga studio in Canada is claiming they ripped her off…by stealing her logo design. Hana Engel, the owner of Modern Body yoga studio in Ottawa, says the Melo Ball 1 (the first [...]

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