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Don't put your yoga mat directly on the carpet.

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Written by KATHERINE MCCARTHY
When the yoga studios were temporarily closed during the pandemic we learned to experience our pr...
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The reasons why you should avoid practicing yoga on carpet (or any uneven surface)!

The reasons why you should avoid practicing yoga on carpet (or any uneven surface)!

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Written by KATHERINE MCCARTHY
Yoga practitioners often encounter significant challenges when practicing on carpet. While the so...
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Yoga Books we Love

Yoga Books We Love

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Written by KATHERINE MCCARTHY

Study these books and gain a deeper understanding of the philosophy behind a yoga practice.

 

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Keeping Steady: How Yoga Can Help Maintain Your Balance As You Age

Keeping Steady: How Yoga Can Help Maintain Your Balance As You Age

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Written by KATHERINE MCCARTHY
The positive effects of yoga are endless. Increased strength and flexibility, improved blood flo...
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Bountiful Bamboo: The Uses and Benefits of This Eco-Friendly Plant

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Written by BRIAN MCCARTHY
Bamboo is a beautiful and sustainable material used in various products, from outdoor furniture ...
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Woman practicing yoga on a carpeted floor using a yoga board for stability

Why You Need an Indoor Yoga Platform at Home

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Written by BRIAN MCCARTHY
Yoga is one of the most fulfilling exercises for your physical and mental well-being. It targets ...
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Be Green

Be Green

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Written by KATHERINE MCCARTHY
The Root Board will donate $5 per order to The Climate Emergency Fund.  We are committed to show...
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The Root Board & Why It's Good For You & Your Practice

The Root Board & Why It's Good For You & Your Practice

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Written by KATHERINE MCCARTHY
This article was written by Allison Ray Jeraci for The Root Board  @allisonrayjeraci, www.allison...
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Yoga at Home: tips on setting up for an interactive yoga class.

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Written by KATHERINE MCCARTHY

Pro tips on how to set up for a livestream yoga class including useful illustrations on best camera placement.

  • Carve out a dedicated space to practice yoga and meditation
  • Invest in essential equipment and props
  • Utilize the right camera position
  • Work with what you have
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Jocelyn Solomon , or first teacher spotlight. The Root Board

Finding the right yoga teacher will change your life.

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Written by KATHERINE MCCARTHY

Teacher Spotlight: Jocelyn Solomon

This is our first Teacher Spotlight, meant to highlight exceptional yoga teachers. 

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man in tree pose using Root Board on park grass overlooking ocean

Rediscovering Balance in Nature: Yoga Outdoors

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Written by BRIAN MCCARTHY
Balance is attainable anywhere and the proof of it surrounds us. Nature’s flow is the perfect setting to ground your yoga practice. Whether on sand or soil, on the beach or in the forest, or in your own backyard, yoga can be practiced anywhere.
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PRACTICE WITH PURPOSE: I am HOPE

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Written by KATHERINE MCCARTHY
This article is about HOPE.  I tend to be fearful of the unknown, so I need to manage my thoughts, feelings and actions to stay positive and hopeful.  This is one of my best life-hacks. Read on for ways to mindfully invite HOPE into your life. Integrate what you can into your daily practice, notice what you are already doing, and build a solid foundation for HOPE to thrive. 
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Kathy's Story

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Written by KATHERINE MCCARTHY
Kathy McCarthy writes about the gratitude and well-being yoga provides her and her inspiration for designing the Root Board.
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My little yoga at home sanctuary. The Root Board, my yoga mat, block, strap and several things that make me feel joy

Create a Joyful Place to Practice Yoga

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Written by KATHERINE MCCARTHY
5 important things to consider while Creating a Home Yoga space.
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Man meditates in front of Armed Military

Anti-Racism

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Written by KATHERINE MCCARTHY
The first step is in educating yourself. Use the resources in this guide to understand the issues that are at play. The next step is to not stay silent about racial injustice. Your silence is your consent. Use the resources below to begin to take action against racism so that you can cause less harm and work to end racial injustice.
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Yoga Board DIY - Long-form Detailed Notes (For the real DIYers)

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Written by BRIAN MCCARTHY
An expansion on the do-it-yourself PDF filled with details and added things you should consider if you're going to build a DIY yoga platform for carpet or yoga board- for the true Nerds and Gearheads out there. (Takes one to know one).
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