Yoga for Hope coming this Fall!

In 2004, I traveled to India for the first time. During my month-long exploration, I found myself enchanted by the colors, spirituality, and rich cultural heritage of the country, and simultaneously shocked by the poverty, especially in the slums of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), my first destination. I resolved to…

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Versions of You.

I’m in India. It’s 2005, or something very close to that, I am 35, but my mind is much older. As per circumstance, happenstance and the unusual, I am here in the dusty, smelly and undeniably magical streets of Delhi through a very strange, unexpected and mostly…

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Celebrating Diwali

Today is the Indian festival of “Diwali”, a festival of lights celebrated all over the world but maybe you’ve never participated or heard of the annual holiday. What is it? How do you celebrate? Who celebrates Diwali?

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Ginger Masala Chai Worthy of a New York Winter

I recently moved to New York City from California and am (ahem) “enjoying” my first real winter here. Let the wuss jokes begin! It’s alright. I’m laughing at myself, too. Born and raised in California, used to being fairly tan, gets cold easily, loves sunshine so much…

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Mallika Chopra: My Yoga Challenge

I struggle with yoga.  I feel guilty admitting this given I am a Chopra, a meditator, from India, live in Santa Monica, have dear friends who are yoga teachers, and have a website on intention.  People assume I am a yogi, and I’ve even been recruited to…

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