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How to Safely Get Into Sirsasana A, Supported Headstand?

Check out these short, fun videos of getting into inversions with one of my faves, Molly O’Neill.

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How To Get Into Pincha Mayurasana, Forearm Balance, with Someone Stepping All Over You?

Now, the point of yoga is not to try to get into inversions, right away in your practice. But it sure is fun, especially when we see all our Instagram friends snapping beautiful shots in a one arm handstand or curling themselves into a scorpion. Handstands, forearm balances and inversions are fun, but not at… Continue reading How To Get Into Pincha Mayurasana, Forearm Balance, with Someone Stepping All Over You?

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Weekend Getaway: Pack Your Mat with Ducky Punch at The Saguaro Palm Springs

        May 20 – 22, 2016 2 nights accommodation at the Saguaro Palm Springs includes: Complimentary Internet Complimentary  Parking + Transportation 15% off select Spa Treatments *Supplemental charge for a suite. If interested email packyourmat@gmail.com       What will we eat? Friday: Welcome Dinner at Workshop Kitchen + Bar Saturday: Healthy Juice… Continue reading Weekend Getaway: Pack Your Mat with Ducky Punch at The Saguaro Palm Springs

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10 Days of Coconut Oil Pulling: Fad or Not?

My mornings, for the past 10 days have begun with a half a teaspoon of delicious cold pressed virgin coconut oil, which I purchased on my trip to Thailand. I know a lot of people who have tried oil pulling and are disgusted of putting about 20g of fat into their mouth and whooshing it around… Continue reading 10 Days of Coconut Oil Pulling: Fad or Not?

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5 Ways to Enjoy the Beach During The Winter Months

“Let’s go to the beach on January 9th”, said no Angeleno ever.  Going to the beach during the winter months, especially in LA, when you can’t expose your skin and get a few shades darker, is considered to be pointless by many I know. In fact, I’ve never really associated going to the beach during… Continue reading 5 Ways to Enjoy the Beach During The Winter Months

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The Imperfect, Fragile Lives Not Portrayed on Social Media 

I love having conversations with my friend and Ashtanga teacher about social media and yoga. Her recent response to the Huffington Post article titled “The Instagram Star Got Real About How Social Media Can Be” was great and motivated me to continue the conversation. The article is about Essena O’Neill, Instagram celebrity, who deletes account,… Continue reading The Imperfect, Fragile Lives Not Portrayed on Social Media 

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Where to eat the most delicious Dolma in Yerevan? 

I’m afraid that upon reading this, my mother and my aunts will, for the cardinal sin I’m about to commit, Armenian guilt trip me for an indefinite period of time and possibly never cook Dolma for me again.  But….here it goes:  Today I had the best Dolma of my 32 years as a spoiled, previously… Continue reading Where to eat the most delicious Dolma in Yerevan?