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Male In The Modern World
It’s a myth that men don’t struggle with body image. Yoga teacher Matthew Lyons shares his battle with anxiety—and how yoga is helping him find self-acceptance. I have stood more than 6 feet tall and have carried more than 200 pounds since middle sch
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Setting Up for Success
Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand) is a classic yoga asana. But it wasn’t one I enjoyed during my first two years of practice. Physically, I felt like I was choking, and mentally, I was restless whenever I tried it. Fortunately, within a few years I learne
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Red crystals bring physical energy. This deep-crimson mineral, in particular, increases passion. Garnet has been known to enhance sexuality, warmth, and devotion—while boosting sincerity and honesty in relationships. It is also said to transform nega