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Olive Loves Yoga: Here Comes The Sun

There was a lot of chatter this weekend about the Supermoon that lit up the sky on Saturday night, August 9. I admit it was pretty incredible! Scientists refer to a Supermoon as a “perigee moon,” which occurs when the moon is at its closest point in its orbit around Earth. When this happens, the moon looks larger. The next Supermoon is taking place on September 10, 2014, so mark your calendars.
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Olive Strikes A Pose

One truth about yoga is this: Yoga looks different on every body. One version of a yoga pose is not better or more advanced than another. Often, yoga beginners worry about the picture of the pose. They want to do the pose “perfectly.” As with most things in life, this always isn’t possible.

One of the (many) benefits of yoga is when you allow yourself to find the ease in your body and mind, the poses will be a lot easier to do.
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Olive Loves: SoulCycle

If you have not heard of the fitness craze SoulCycle yet, get ready because you will. Seven years ago, Julie Rice co-founded Soul Cycle, a unique brand of exercise that is part spin class/part party/part meditation, with Elizabeth Cudler. When Julie couldn’t find the perfect workout, she decided to create it.

SoulCycle was created with the intention that exercise should be fun and inspirational. Each class consists of 45 minutes of intense cardio, set to high energy music. The studio is lit only by candles. What started as a business plan on a napkin is now a growing business with a cult-like following.
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Celebrating Yoga Month: An Interview with Kevin Ryder

September is National Yoga Month. To invoke the spirit of the month, I have been interviewing yoga instructors and asking them what inspires and motivates them.

This week, I would like to introduce you to Kevin Ryder, founder of Kashi Kids, a foundation that creates education opportunities for impoverished children in India.

Kevin and I discussed what yoga means to him, his daily yoga practice, his work with the Alice Project and the Swami Harshwananda School and his beliefs about the importance of Karma Yoga, the yoga of work, deeds and action, a much neglected part of the American physical yoga scene.
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