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David Magone is the Founder of PranaVayu Yoga, a school of yoga established in 2001. David’s classes have been named in Travel + Leisure Magazine’s “25 Top Yoga Studios Around the World”. Known as a “teacher’s teacher”, David has been leading teacher training programs since 2005, with hundreds of graduates throughout the United States and the Middle East. David’s popular online classes have a global outreach with over a million video views recorded to date on the popular Gaiam website Myyogaonline.com.

David has received a number of accolades in the press with features in Vogue Magazine UK, the Wall Street Journal, Self Magazine, Women’s Health and many other publications. In addition to teaching PranaVayu classes, workshops and trainings worldwide, David regularly contributes to the Huffington Post, and is one of the few western teachers authorized to teach Mangalam Yantra Yoga by Harvard University Buddhist Chaplain Khenpo Migmar Tseten Rinpoche.

If you wish to practice yoga with David, you can catch him at one of his weekly classes in Boston, drop in for a workshop around the U.S. or abroad, or check out one of his many videos on My Yoga Online.

Entries by David Magone

How to Meditate: Guided Practice for Stress Relief

(1) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 12:37 PM

"If you let go a little, you'll get a little bit of peace. If you let go a lot, you'll get a lot of peace." -- Ajahn Chah

Your mind is in many ways similar to a body of water. Just as throwing rocks into a pond or navigating...

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5 Stress-Busting Shoulder Stretches

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 8:24 AM

If you've been stuck behind a desk all day, odds are good that your shoulders feel tight. Sitting in a static position for hours at a time often creates extra tension in your chest and back muscles, which can in turn lead to slouched posture and aching shoulders. Left unchecked,...

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5 Strength-Building Exercises for a Better Yoga Practice

(6) Comments | Posted August 15, 2013 | 8:52 AM

More people are hitting the yoga mat now than ever before. Because yoga provides so many valuable tools that can be used to improve strength, flexibility, body awareness and focus, numerous athletes have begun to include yoga as part of their weekly training routine. According to Jamie Naughright,...

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Stretch It Out! 5 Yoga Poses for Runners

(5) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 7:33 AM

Summertime is in full swing and joggers everywhere are hitting the pavement in the hopes of shedding a few pounds while fending off the risk of heart disease and diabetes. While the benefits of regular cardiovascular exercise are well known, muscular tension caused by these repetitive activities can have negative...

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Stress Getting You Down? Learn to Meditate in 5 Easy Steps

(4) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 8:27 AM

Life can be a little crazy sometimes. Because of this, it's no surprise that we all get stressed out at one time or another. While some of the things that set us off have their origin in major life challenges, many of the experiences that get us all wound up...

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6 Heart-Healthy Yoga Postures

(4) Comments | Posted February 27, 2013 | 11:12 AM

Remember the sit-and-reach test from high school? Your results may have been more important than you thought. A study conducted at the University of North Texas suggests that yoga or other stretching disciplines may have a positive impact on overall heart health and recommends that stretching should be...

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The Fountain of Youth: Three Easy Stretches for a Healthy, Mobile Spine

(2) Comments | Posted February 15, 2013 | 7:25 AM

If you're interested in feeling youthful over the long-term, maintaining spinal range of motion is key. While it's not uncommon to feel a little back or shoulder tension at the end of a busy day, a creaky and immobile spine can really put a hamper on your lifestyle and leave...

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6 Simple Yoga Stretches for Skiers and Snowboarders

(2) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 1:04 PM

If you've ever spent time on the slopes, you'll know that a long day of skiing or snowboarding can put a huge demand on your body. If you're a weekend warrior, the unfamiliar combination of frequent turning and the constant degree of pressure exerted on your legs can leave you...

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5 Simple Steps to Cultivate Healing During Times of Tragedy

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 11:24 PM

Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion. -- The Buddha

When I checked the news on Friday, I was saddened to see reports of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. We all fear the loss of those that we love, and to see others...

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3 Simple Tips To Cut Through Holiday Stress

(2) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 7:00 PM

Let's face it. The holiday season can be a really stressful time. Long lines at the grocery store, traffic delays, and all of the financial costs associated with gifts, hosting, or travel can shift you into fight-or-flight mode before you even know what's hit you.

The good news is...

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Yoga to the Rescue: Three Stretches to Help Lower Back Pain

(16) Comments | Posted September 10, 2012 | 11:18 AM

If your job requires that you sit or stand for long periods of time, there's a good possibility that you've experienced lower back pain at one point or another. If the pain is excruciating, you should always check with a specialist to rule out the possibility of deeper conditions. However,...

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Meditation for Headache Relief

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2012 | 8:00 PM

Tension headaches affect many of us from time to time. If you've ever had one, you'll know the signs -- mild to moderate pain and a tight band of tension surrounding the head that can make it difficult to focus or concentrate. While researchers disagree on the exact causes of...

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Melt Away Your Stress in Just Over 10 Minutes

(4) Comments | Posted July 20, 2012 | 7:30 AM

We live in a fast-paced world, and balancing the demands of daily life can be pretty stressful. Deadlines, financial responsibilities, testy managers and gridlock can all cultivate an environment of chronic stress that can have adverse effects on your health. While a certain degree of stress is to be expected,...

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Feeling Stuck in Your Yoga Practice? Five Simple Tips to Break Out of the Rut

(3) Comments | Posted June 28, 2012 | 7:42 AM

We've all been there. You're on the mat, you've been practicing the same yoga poses again and again and you just feel stuck... maybe uninspired, maybe in a rut, or feeling as though your hamstrings will never open despite the fact that you've been stretching them for years.
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Simple Tips to Calm Your Mental Chatter

(1) Comments | Posted June 10, 2012 | 9:50 AM

Make meditation part of your personal maintenance program:

You take time out every day to keep your body clean by brushing your teeth and showering... Why not practice meditation as a mental cleansing routine? Meditating for at least five minutes in the morning and five minutes in the evening will help you reduce stress and clean out mental clutter.

Know what to expect:

When you first sit down to meditate, your mind can feel like a raging waterfall. Racing thoughts, uncomfortable emotions, and physical discomfort can make it seem as though you are not making any progress at all. Know that this is natural. When you experience these things, simply keep focusing on your meditation. With practice, your mind will become calmer, and you will experience a little more space between your thoughts.

Practice no matter what:

Daily meditation practice can help you calm mental reactivity and emotional imbalances that arise due to the highs and lows of daily life. Practice when you are feeling up, and practice when you are feeling down, and after a while you may find that you experience more stability within both extremes.

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