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Easing into a plant-based diet

Maybe you’ve heard all about the many benefits of a plant-based diet and have dabbled a bit here and there. It is also likely you may know someone who has made the switch and experienced huge improvements in their physical health. The claims are bold, saying that a plant-based diet can decrease your risk of chronic diseases, such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

Arts, Yoga

Why we love crystals

Like the proverbial crow drawn to shiny objects, humans as a species have been intrigued by stones and crystals for centuries. From amulets and talismans carved out of mammoth ivory to modern-day excavated turquoise and emerald, our affinity for and curiosity surrounding the power of crystals is undeniable.

Off the Mat, Yoga

Q&A: Janine Gustafson of Yoga Okoboji

Get a peek into day-to-day operations at Yoga Okoboji during Janine Gustafson’s YogaIowa Instagram takeover March 25-31. Follow YogaIowa: @yogaiowa_magazine Walk me through your yoga journey. How did you become…

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Iowa teachers feel called to Christian yoga

Though 77 percent of Iowans are Christian, the idea of connecting Christ with yoga is relatively novel in a state where most yoga is taught from a secular perspective. Teachers in Newton, Cedar Rapids and Sioux City now teach Bible-focused classes at affordable rates.