Poems to Power Your Practice: Now I Become Myself

August 3, 2015

“Now I become myself. It’s taken Time, many years and places; I have been dissolved and shaken, Worn other people’s faces, Run madly, as if Time were there, Terribly old, crying a warning, “Hurry, you will be dead before—” (What? Before you reach the morning? Or the end of the poem is clear? Or love safe in the walled city?) Now to stand still, to be here, Feel my own weight and density! The black shadow on the paper Is my hand; the shadow of a word As thought shapes the shaper Falls heavy on the page, is heard. All […]
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Post-Yoga Power Bars: Weekend Warrior Recipe with Cook&Glow

July 31, 2015

Nadine with CookandGlow shares her favorite nutritional way to recover after a yoga practice. These look amazing, and simple to make which is always an important factor for us here at Gather. And ps, Goji berries in just about anything make us happy. Hope you enjoy! Yoga has been part of my life for over 10 years now, but not so long ago I also started teaching. Woah… little did I know that teaching one single class could be more exhausting than a 2 hour long power yoga practice ! All teachers out there know how much energy it takes […]
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Hot Yoga: A Steamy Rant

July 30, 2015

[Full disclosure: I am certifiably pitta. Fiery by nature, it just so happens that increasing heat (and sometimes even just talking about it) tends to exacerbate that already feisty disposition. Knowing that there are many different doshas out there, I understand that temperature tolerance (and even enjoyment) for some is hell for others.] So, here is my beef with hot yoga. I get it. As yogis, the ideal is that we practice acceptance and non-judgement, even with opinions that may differ from our own. And for the most part, I can jive with that. Honestly, I can: Diets. Exercise, even. […]
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Istanbul Rising: Menengiç, the All-Natural Coffee Substitute

July 29, 2015

It’s summer, and there are a million promotions for antidotes and elixirs for beating the heat. It’s almost like a small war being waged on temperature itself and the only way you can fight it is to get cold – and fast. But there are always those times when summer can catch you off guard, aren’t there? It could be a surprise rain shower, or a run of chilly, breezy evenings, or it could simply come in the early morning before the real heat of the day settles in. You may treasure that – the way the fresh air brushes […]
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Venus Retrograde AND a Full Blue Moon… fasten your seatbelts, folks.

July 28, 2015

You may have noticed the plethora of articles out there about the chaos that is this month. Second full moon of July on the cusp of Venus Retrograde swinging into full force (this happened on the 25th of July.) The atmosphere is ripe with potential, transition, karmic lessons of past actions, discoveries in our heart of hearts, discomfort in discovery, values compromised, enchantment, mystical prsence- if you have been feeling like things are a little topsy turvy lately, well, the planets can testify. A couple of articles to tickle your fancy at good ole’ Elephant Journal (try to disregard the […]
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