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Sara Avant Stover is a yogini, teacher of feminine spirituality and empowerment, and author of The Way of the Happy Woman. After a cancer scare in her early twenties, Sara moved to Thailand, embarked on a decade-long healing and spiritual odyssey throughout Asia, became a certified yoga instructor, and went on to teach thousands of women in over a dozen countries. The creator of the SHE Leadership & Lifestyle Retreat, Reversing Our ‘Curse’, and The Global Red Tent, Sara's work has been featured in Yoga Journal, Newsweek, Natural Health, and on ABC, NBC, and CBS.

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Transforming Jealousy of Other Women into Feminine Power

(1) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 6:26 PM

One of the dark sides of our womanhood is the way that we allow jealousy to run rampant under the surface of our "sisterhood." Even in spiritual circles, where we supposedly celebrate "relationship," this aspect of our togetherness can get pushed further and further into the cellars of our awareness....

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Yoga for Your Moon Time (Video)

(3) Comments | Posted July 27, 2010 | 4:30 PM

When I was teaching a women's yoga workshop in China a couple of years ago I learned that it's not uncommon for women there to get the first few days of their menstrual cycles off from work. Lucky ladies! Since then I've started my own personal revolution by taking a...

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How to Be Happy: 3 Secrets to Everyday Happiness

(5) Comments | Posted May 25, 2010 | 11:28 AM

While visiting my old stomping grounds in New York City a few months ago, I remembered an important truth: We all want to be happy.

On a lunch break during a meeting I stood in line for soup in the basement of Grand Central Station. As I watched the interactions...

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Unplug and Recharge: Inner Peace in an Instant With Yoga (VIDEO)

(5) Comments | Posted May 16, 2010 | 8:00 AM

Sometimes we only have a few minutes to rest and regroup. I admit I, too, sometimes scoff at that.

"Five minutes! I don't have time to lie down. I'll just check my e-mail again instead ... "

Sound familiar?

The things is: when I do remember that cat naps...

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(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2010 | 12:43 PM

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Unplug and Recharge: How Yoga Can Open Your Heart (VIDEO)

(6) Comments | Posted November 12, 2009 | 12:24 PM

Sometimes the circumstances in our lives--relationships, overwhelming emotions, or even the way that we habitually sit and stand--can shut down our hearts.

Here's a short yoga sequence to help you transform your armor into openness.

Enjoy!

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Unplug and Recharge: Need Energy? Try Yoga! (VIDEO)

(8) Comments | Posted November 4, 2009 | 4:40 PM

Here's a short 'n sweet meditative yoga flow for you. It's a great way to start your day--or to fit in whenever you need a little pick- me- up.

Now that temperatures are dropping, it's a great way to increase your circulation and got toasty from the inside out. It's...

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Unplug and Recharge: Remember Who You Are

(9) Comments | Posted October 27, 2009 | 3:34 PM

On these cold and dark mornings, as the days grow shorter and shorter, I find that I so appreciate the early morning hours.

Sure, it's hard to get out of bed--to trade the comfort of snuggling under warm blankets to touch feet down on the bare floor. But after a...

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Unplug and Recharge: 5 Steps to Overcoming Anxiety

(8) Comments | Posted October 21, 2009 | 12:40 PM

The summer after I graduated from college I headed off to fulfill a dream -- I traveled solo through Europe for two months. Sauntering on Parisian streets; sipping vino in Italy; snuggling under down comforters in Switzerland and Austria; and noshing on pastries in Belgium, and Prague -- I was...

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Unplug and Recharge: 3 Key Ways to Be 100% Yourself

(2) Comments | Posted October 14, 2009 | 2:20 PM

"I am an expression of the divine, just like a peach is, just like a fish is. I have a right to be this way...I can't apologize for that, nor can I change it, nor do I want to... We will never have to be other than who we are...
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Unplug And Recharge: How To Wake Up Happy

(4) Comments | Posted October 7, 2009 | 6:44 PM

This morning I woke up at 4:00 a.m. Not by choice, mind you, but because the full moon was shining so brightly through the window above my bed.

Having been up too late the night before, I was a little miffed -- I really needed my Z's.... So before slipping...

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Unplug and Recharge: 5 Steps to a Colorful Meal

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2009 | 7:11 PM

red-lentils

Grey clouds loom above the mountains outside; and last night it cooled off so much that I had to close some of the windows for the first time in months. We've officially entered into the stretch of late...

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Unplug and Recharge: How to Stay Cool with Yogic Breathing

(1) Comments | Posted August 19, 2009 | 4:18 PM

During the dog days of summer we're familiar with the usual methods of cooling off: AC, dips in cool lakes, watermelon, and tall glasses of iced tea or lemonade often do the trick.
Yogis, however, use yet another way; and it's one that we doesn't require paying an electricity...

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Unplug and Recharge: A Refreshing Summer Elixir

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2009 | 12:47 PM

Cucumber Water

cucumber-water

This is definitely my new favorite drink. While we all know we need to drink lots of water -- at least 64 oz/day, to be exact (especially when I'm living a mile above sea level), it's...

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Unplug and Recharge: Sky Meditation

(20) Comments | Posted August 4, 2009 | 2:08 PM

Yesterday morning I got up early and went for a walk. There's a beautiful hiking trail close to my house here in Boulder. It wraps up the back of a mountain, and as you ascend up the trail you get a fuller and fuller view of the city below and...

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Unplug And Recharge: Get Out Of Your Head!

(5) Comments | Posted July 23, 2009 | 8:29 AM

Making plans for summer vacation, e-mailing a friend, and editing a Word document: these are a few of the countless ways that we dwell in the realm of our thoughts.

The truth is, most of us, most of the time, live from the neck up. Sure this has its benefits....

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Unplug and Recharge: If You're Feeling Tired, Try This

(3) Comments | Posted May 24, 2009 | 10:49 PM

I'm tired today. Really tired. The kind of tired that green tea (I'm not a coffee drinker) and eight hours of sleep can't remedy.

This week I had a cold, launched a new website, and am preparing to fly for over 24 hours today to teach in Thailand for...

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Unplug and Recharge:How To Age Gracefully

(16) Comments | Posted May 13, 2009 | 8:59 AM

The simple act of moving your spine regularly can dramatically shift your experience of being alive. All too often we hold a rigid, upright posture, without allowing our spines to dance and undulate in the ways that they crave and are designed to.

One of my yoga teachers says that...

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Unplug and Recharge: 5 Minutes To Whole-Body Rejuvenation (Video)

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2009 | 12:21 PM

Here's one of my favorite stretches. It targets the hips, which, in turn increases circulation and vibrancy through your whole body.

You can participate by sitting in a chair, wearing whatever you happen to be wearing (although if that includes a belt, loosen it slightly first to breathe and move...

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Unplug And Recharge: TLC For Your Lower Back, Part 3 (VIDEO)

(5) Comments | Posted April 29, 2009 | 10:49 AM

Find lower back relief through:

1. Stretching the fronts of your hips and thighs.
2. Strengthening your core.
3. Alternately stretching and strengthening the muscles of your lower back (today's focus).

One of my favorite additions to any yoga practice, "Waterless Swimming" (You'll see what...

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