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My Yoga Journey : An Interview with Unjay Markiewicz of Shala Om Yoga

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My Yoga Journey : An Interview with Unjay Markiewicz of Shala Om Yoga

My Yoga Journey : An Interview with Unjay Markiewicz of Shala Om Yoga Please tell us briefly the story behind Shala Om Yoga. When and how did you start your yoga journey? Where can people find your classes?                                               I've flirted with yoga since I was a teenager, but only during the past four years have we been going steady. It happened through an unplanned sequence of events. Initially I just wanted to get fit and my son...

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How To Use An Eye Pillow

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How To Use An Eye Pillow

People get stressed every day, especially with how fast the world is changing. When this stress piles up, it may be hard to deal with it. One of the best ways to remove stress is to find a quiet place and meditate. Or better yet, you can actually hasten the process by using an eye pillow.       You may not be familiar with an eye pillow but it is actually a healing tool that anyone can use. It helps in relaxation by removing your pent-up stress and helping you achieve a sense of peace. It can even help...

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How To Make Your Own Mala

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How To Make Your Own Mala

How to Make Your Own Mala  What exactly is a mala and what are its benefits? If you’ve never heard about mala beads before, it is a string of beads which you can use to count your mantras. Typically, a full mala has around 108 or 27 counting beads. If you are into yoga or meditation, a mala can come in handy as a meditation aid. Another good thing about it is that it is fashionable and you can wear them around your neck, wrists or hang them somewhere inside your house. Creating a mala can be a hobby you can do...

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Breaking Into Your New Yoga Mat - How to remove rubbery smell and slipperiness of your new yoga mat

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Breaking Into Your New Yoga Mat - How to remove rubbery smell and slipperiness of your new yoga mat

So you’ve bought yourself a new yoga mat and you have your reasons for doing so. Maybe you got tired of your old one and decided that it is time to buy a new one or maybe you just wanted an extra one. You may have bought a rubber mat, a bamboo mat or a PVC mat. You may have even "googled" which one would suit you best. But you have not thought that far and realized that your yoga mat may have an odor that would not suit your senses. But don't worry because there are certain steps that...

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