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Losing strength in your arm balances? It’s time to start grounding down and connecting with Mother Earth, says Jivamukti cofounder Sharon Gannon. As a student of Brahmananda Sarasvati, Swami Nirmalananda, and K. Pattabhi Jois, Gannon went on to co-found the Jivamukti Yoga studios in New York City with her partner David Life. Together they have starred in several yoga DVDs, including Power to the Peaceful Yoga with musician Michael Franti, and have authored books such as Yoga Assists. She is a longtime vegan with successful cookbooks on the subject, including Yoga and Vegetarianism and Simple Recipes for Joy.