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The Black Yoga Superstars Podcast

This podcast will give you the motivation to add some yoga into your life. If you've already begun your yoga journey, you'll also find the inspiration to kick it up a notch if you're ready. You will hear from other black yogis of all experience levels who have dedicated themselves to make yoga a part of their lives.
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Mar 21, 2017

Episode 20 of the Black Yoga Superstars Podcast has arrived!

In this episode, I'm speaking with Goddess Adina. She resides in Nashville and owns a private yoga therapy practice. She also runs a blog, coordinate community events, build websites (mostly for start-ups, small businesses, and artists), offer business/marketing consultations, plus a myriad of yoga and self-care services. Get more information and read her blog at BalancingLifestyles.com.

In this episode, Adina and I talk about:

  • Having faith in your plan A
  • How money affects everything and what if it wasn't a factor
  • What life is all about
  • and more!

There are a few ways to listen to this episode:

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Reach out to Goddess Adina below...

BalancingLifestyles.com

@GoddessAdina on Instagram

Goddess Adina on Facebook

Book Goddess Adina Online

 


Links to the music tracks are below.

B.o.B - Flatline Pt 2

Moby - Long Ambients - LA7

Dec 99th - Heri

 

 

Thank you for listening.

 

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Feb 14, 2017

Shanell Peterson, the founder/owner/everything of Nella Yoga, graces the 19th episode of the Black Yoga Superstars Podcast!

Nella Yoga is located in Kansas City, Missouri and offers a haven for beginners of yoga, even advanced beginners. Shanell also extols the benefits of eliminating sugar from your life in order to have a healthier and happier human existence. 

In this episode, Shanell and I talk about:

  • Tips for starting a yoga studio in a city you're new to
  • Opening a studio is easy, building a community is the challenge
  • Everything you want to do is a series of steps then it's done
  • How watching a documentary helped her transition to vegan
  • Her experience giving up sugar and losing 85 pounds
  • Advice for giving up sugar to any sugar addicts 

 

There are a few ways to listen to this episode:

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Reach out to Shanell below...

MissNellaYoga.com

Nella Yoga on Instagram

Nella Yoga on Facebook

Nella Yoga on Twitter 

 

All music is from Doc Illingsworth!

Website || Bandcamp || Youtube || Instagram

 

Thank you for listening.

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Jan 31, 2017

Episode 18 of the Black Yoga Superstars Podcast! Yoga Nidra With Charles.

Charles in Chicago reaches out to share the practice and benefits of yoga nidra, a form of guided meditation which helps you relax, release stress and watch your thoughts pass by like clouds in the sky. Listen to Charles guiding you through yoga nidra on his youtube page.

In this episode, Charles and I talk about:

  • Yoga Nidra
  • His experience in yoga competitions
  • Prioritizing our time and finding what's important in life
  • and more!

There are a few ways to listen to this episode:

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Reach out to Charles below...

Yoga Nidra with Charles on Youtube

Charles (312yogi) on Instagram

Charles teaches at these studios

105F Hot Yoga - Website || Instagram

Hot Yoga Chicago - Website || Facebook


Links to the music tracks are below.

Mos Def & Talib Kweli - K.O.S (Determination)

Wiz Khalifa - Fall Asleep

Moby - Long Ambients - LA6

Her OST - Loneliness #4 (Other People's Letters)

Sound Tribe Sector 9 - Oh Little Brain

 

Thank you for listening.

 

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Jan 17, 2017

 

THIS IS!!! Episode 17 of the Black Yoga Superstars Podcast!

Amir Madison is the creator of We Are Yogi Athletes.

His Mission: To inspire and uplift members of the athletic community, to enhance the mind, body, and soul connection through the practice of yoga in a safe environment and sacred space.

In this episode, Amir and I talk about:

  • His natural transition to vegan
  • How everyday is a new experience
  • What a typical day is like as a pro football player
  • The injuries he got playing football and how yoga helped
  • His experience being a black man teaching and doing yoga
  • The difference between your dream and your purpose
  • and more!

There are a few ways to listen to this episode:

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Reach out to Amir below...

www.WeAreYogiAthletes.com

Amir on Instagram

YogiAthlete on Instagram
 

Links to the music tracks are below.

WAKE UP EVERYBODY - Original Version (Teddy Pendergrass, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes)

Major Lazer - Get Free (feat. Amber of Dirty Projectors)

Moby - Long Ambients - LA4

Stic.Man - Winner Mentality (Outro) (feat. Coach NYM)

 

Thank you for listening.

 

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Jan 4, 2017

Welcome to episode 16 of the Black Yoga Superstars Podcast!

Daniele Martin is the creator of Liberation is Free. She is all about self care physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

In this episode, Daniele and I talk about:

  • Forrest Yoga
  • Why we pretend not to know what is best for us
  • Some questions people can ask themselves to begin taking care of their own needs
  • What flower essences are and how they help with emotional healing
  • With intelligence comes respect
  • and more!

There are a few ways to listen to this episode:

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Reach out to Daniele below...

 

Daniele on Facebook

Daniele on Instagram

liberationisfree@gmail.com
 

Links to the music tracks are below.

Stic.Man - Runner's High


Moby - Long Ambients - LA3


Kendrick Lamar - Alright

 

Thank you for listening.

 

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Dec 20, 2016

Welcome to episode 15 of the Black Yoga Superstars Podcast!

Noni Leena is the creator of Ka Yoga. She is an advocate of yoga for stress relief and awareness. We have a terrific conversation about so many things. 

In this episode, Noni and I talk about:

  • changing your name
  • she describes the feeling that comes over her during yoga
  • what it is about yoga that she believes helped her during her difficult times
  • taking time to manifest images of things she wants while in a yoga pose
  • finding knowledge in books
  • being comfortable where you are and finding something in yourself that makes you happy
  • her favorite poses for stressful times
  • doing yoga to take care of your work stress before bringing that stress home to your family
  • breathe, think, repeat
  • letting your light shine
  • and Ka Yoga

There are a few ways to listen to this episode:

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Reach out to Noni below...

Ka Yoga on Facebook

kayogalife@gmail.com 

Check out our sponsors:

OYA Retreats

Yoga Green Book
 

Links to the music tracks are below.

Jhene Aiko feat Kendrick Lamar - Stay Ready (slowed down)

Hopsin - FLY
Moby - Long Ambients - LA2

RETSNOM - RETSNOM Trailer (for greenlight)

Kendrick Lamar - HiiiPower

Thank you for listening.

 

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Dec 6, 2016

What's up! I am extremely grateful that you are here with me for the 14th episode of the Black Yoga Superstars Podcast!

I am chatting it up with Sherrell Moore Tucker this time. As I'm sure you know, she is the creator of Faith and Flow Yoga. 

Sherrell and I talk about:

  • how long she's been practicing yoga and what got her started
  • why people might think yoga is demonic and why it isn't
  • what motivated her to take the step to bridge the gap between yoga and christianity
  • how yoga can help people have a better relationship with Christ
  • how sharing yoga and wellness with christians differs from non-christians
  • fundamental ideas from the bible that she includes in her yoga teachings
  • the future of Faith and Flow Yoga
  • and more

There are a few ways to listen to this episode:

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Stream it here.

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Reach out to Sherrell below...

SherrellMooreTucker.com

Facebook

Instagram

 

Check out our sponsor:

OYA Retreats
 

Links to the music tracks are below.

 

dead prez - Discipline

Billy Preston - Outta Space

Moby - Long Ambients - LA1

Kid Cudi - Immortal

Thank you for listening.

 

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Nov 22, 2016

Episode 13 - Yaya Yoga

 

Hello! Thank you for joining me once again for the 13th episode of the Black Yoga Superstars Podcast!

In this episode, I'm speaking with Inge Ford, the creator of Yaya Yoga.

Yaya and I talk about:

  • where we get our guidance from and why we need to get it from within
  • ways our intuition speaks to us that we might not expect
  • we are all yogis
  • trying something different and being ok with not being good at it at first
  • not accepting things as they are
  • how helping one person helps all of us
  • how she believes the pyramids in egypt were built and what it was like to be inside of one
  • understanding what we are devoting our life to
  • and more

There are a few ways to listen to this episode:

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Stream it here.

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Reach out to Inge below...

Yaya-yoga.com

Facebook

Instagram

 

Check out our sponsors:


OYA Retreats

The Black Unity Holiday Soiree

Yoga Green Book

 

Links to the music tracks are below.

B.o.B - Blank Mafia

Brian Eno - Sombre Reptiles

Soul II Soul - Get A Life

Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Everything's Alright)

 

Thank you for listening.

 

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Nov 1, 2016

 

What's up people!?! This is episode 12 with Dieula Pierre. She created Eco Yoga US, which connects people with each other and the natural beauty on the planet!

We get into how yoga has changed her life, our connection with Earth, what happens when we are disconnected, and green exercises.

Access the EPIC course by visiting www.udemy.com/epyc-10-s and entering the code BYSGIFT.

Listen at your desk, along the commute, instead of watching baseball, while drinking wine at home alone (oh wait that's me) or wherever you do your listening!

There are a few ways to listen to this episode:

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Stream it here.

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Reach out to Dieula below...

EcoYoga.us
Dieula's Personal Website

 

Check out our sponsor:
www.oyaretreats.com/retreats

Join the OYA team for a weekend yoga and mindfulness retreat at Sparkford Hall, a 23 acre estate with gardens, parkland, and a variety of the cutest animals - from alpacas to baby lambs - located in Somerset. The retreat will include yoga, mindfulness, movement, vegetarian meals, as well as free time to explore the area, rest, read, and relax curled up by the fire. You can register here.

Links to the music tracks are below.

A Conversation about reality - My Dinner with Andre

Ab-Soul - Tree Of Life

Manika - How Can I Love

Doc Illingsworth - Lincoln Zelda

 

Thank you for listening.

 

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Sep 27, 2016

Yoga Green Book

 

Greetings my dear friends and welcome to Episode 11 of the Black Yoga Superstars Podcast!

This episode is with Carla, the creator of Yoga Green Book. There you can find yoga videos taught by black yoga teachers which you can stream online.

We also talk about her travels around the world with her husband.

There are a few ways to listen to this episode:

Listen to it on iTunes.

Stream it here.

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Reach out to Carla in one of many ways...

YogaGreenBook.com

Instagram

Facebook

 

Check out our sponsor: OYA Retreats!

 

Music

Cee-Lo Green - Live (Right Now)
youtube.com/watch?v=mtzqwCIPPeA

Kid Cudi - Mr. Rager
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCLBGY0huVE

 

Thank you for listening!

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Aug 29, 2016

 

Greetings my dear friends and welcome to Episode 10 of the Black Yoga Superstars Podcast!

This episode is a quick one where I invite YOU to just breathe with me. No matter what you're doing right now, you can breathe along with me whilst I sit outside with a glass of wine and just appreciate the invisible life force that keeps us all going.

A storm was nearby so you'll hear an occasional roar of thunder. It is just me rumbling into your heart and soul while we have a moment together.

 

There are a few ways to listen to this episode:

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BlackYogaSuperstars.com

Black Yoga Superstars on Instagram

Black Yoga Superstars on Facebook

Black Yoga Superstars on Tumblr

 

Check out our sponsors:
www.mindfulmethods.com
www.oyaretreats.com/retreats

Links to the music tracks are below.

Stic.man - So Focused
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zB5NhgfZuo

Sigur Rós - Kafari
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eiJ9d8j-hs

 

Thank you for listening.

 

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Aug 11, 2016

Listen to Black Yoga Superstars Podcast Episode 9 with yoga teacher Biola Akanni of Yoga by Biola.

 

There are a few ways to listen to this episode:

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Stream it here.

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Reach out to Biola in one of many ways...

YogaByBiola.com

Instagram

Facebook

Youtube

 

Music

DJ Jimmy Jatt ft Flavour - Turn Up
https://youtu.be/JoAdIqJqdHQ

ILLingsworth - BLURRY EYES (pigmentosa)
https://illingsworks.bandcamp.com/

Skales - Nobody's Business Ft Banky W
https://youtu.be/sDbevo11VKM

 

Opening monologue with respect to Tom Leykis

Jul 3, 2016

 

Listen to Black Yoga Superstars Podcast Episode 8 with yoga teacher Robin Downes of Yoga Flava.

 

There are a few ways to listen to this episode:

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Stream it here.

Download it as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing "save as".

Reach out to Robin Downes in one of many ways...

http://www.yogaflava.com/


http://instagram.com/yogaflava


http://instagram.com/robindownes


http://youtube.com/user/yogaflava

 

Music

Booker T & the M G 's - Green Onions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bpS-cOBK6Q

 

Friends Of Distinction - Grazin' In The Grass

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDfP5AtFpqU

 

Dolly Parton - I will always love you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_utP1mGoutQ

 

Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JWTaaS7LdU

 

 

 

May 30, 2015

 Black Yoga Superstars Podcast Episode 7

DatYogaDude and I talk about...

  • His motto "Feel Free 2 Feel Free" and what it means to him
  • Getting over what others think
  • How he's sharing yoga with the world
  • Hip Hop Relaxation
  • One practical tip to help anyone begin to Feel Free 2 Feel Free
  • And so much more

Feel Free 2 Feel Free to listen to this while you drive, eat, clean up, anything. That's the beauty of podcasts!

There are a few ways to listen to this episode:

Listen to it on iTunes

Stream it here.

Download it as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing "save as".

Reach out to DatYogaDude in one of many ways...

DatYogaDude's Website

http://www.datyogadude.com/

DatYogaDude's Instagram

http://instagram.com/datyogadude

DatYogaDude's Twitter

http://www.twitter.com/datyogadude

DatYogaDude's Tumblr

http://datyogadude.tumblr.com/

DatYogaDude's Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY6miT9Gc3mX2UFhN9dQkPA

 

Music

Lee 'Scratch' Perry - I Am A Madman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8sj_pkwbNc

Ab-Soul - Terrorist Threats

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_71q5lVEjc

Mack 10 & Tha Dogg Pound - Nothin But The Cavi Hit (instrumental) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWJ9UJUfnG8

Ice Cube - You Know How We Do It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS_QgQxlNJ0

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May 8, 2015

Black Yoga Superstars Podcast Episode 6

 

@majestickhalil and I spent an evening researching various types of yoga. In this podcast, we talk about Laughter Yoga.

There are a few ways to listen to this episode:

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www.blackyogasuperstars.com

 

Music is Lupe Fiasco - Adoration of the Magi

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Apr 20, 2015

Black Yoga Superstars Podcast episode 5

Joshay aka JFindYoga and I talk about:

  • Meditating daily for 5 minutes for her #100dayproject
  • Using "angel cards" for meditation
  • She quit her job without having another lined up
  • On the day before her 30th birthday, she wrote her intentions for the next year
  • How important it is to write your goals down
  • Her future goals
  • Buti Yoga
  • Letting go of worrying about how it will happen
  • Figuring out what you really want
  • The evolution of the human species
  • Why she hosted a yoga challenge
  • The benefits of props - giving recognition to the people doing her yoga challenge
  • Advice to help teachers when bigger students are in class
  • Internal improvements she got from yoga
  • 2 years ago, she wouldn't believe who she is now
  • How expensive yoga is
  • Poses that are not accessible to her body type
  • Her favorite poses
  • Her husband's role in her practice
  • How to get guys into yoga
  • How flexibility in your body leads to flexibility in your mind
  • And her husband joins in at the end to give a male perspective

There are a few ways to listen to this episode:

Listen to it on iTunes

Stream it here.

Download it as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing "save as".

 

JFindsYoga's Website

www.jam-om.com

JFindsYoga's Instagram

www.instagram.com/jfindsyoga

JFindsYoga's CurvyYogaSista Blog

http://curvyyogasistas.com/

JFindsYoga's Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jam-OM-Health-and-Wellness/1528494027371203

Music

Daley - Time Travel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c8cXMV14As

Ab-Soul - Pineal Gland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiMt_5DRpeM

Compuphonic - The Sun Does Rise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUvaJ7bugfU

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Mar 16, 2015

Black Yoga Superstars Podcast episode 4

Sadiya and I talk about:

  • How long she's been doing yoga
  • What caused her transition from yoga being a hobby, to a more regular practice, then to a daily practice
  • How yoga is more than just the poses
  • The biggest internal benefit she has received from yoga
  • Why her favorite pose is cobra
  • How she discovered minimalism and why it's important for everyone to consider
  • The magic of coconut oil
  • How the direction of her yoga teaching is changing
  • Using Instagram to reflect on her past mentality
  • Selfishness, attachment, and wanting
  • 2 actions Sadiya took to get vegetarianism to stick for her
  • An example of a nutrient-dense meal
  • What meal she makes most
  • Her love for avocados
  • The creepiness of grocery stores
  • And why it's important for mothers to do yoga



There are a few ways to listen to this episode:

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Stream it here.

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Sadiya Marie's Website

www.sadiyamarie.com

 

Sadiya on Instagram

www.instagram.com/sadiyamarie

 

Email Sadiya about anything

SadiyaMarie@gmail.com

 

Music

 

The Who - Eminence Front

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yuOw5k5_OM

 

Stic.Man - Champion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-jsuiGhIMc

 

Isley Brothers - Footsteps In The Dark

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B8jkxBdvO0

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Feb 24, 2015

Brandon and I talk about:

  • The benefits of doing yoga more often
  • One of the many cool things about teaching
  • How his apartment flooding was a blessing
  • Noticing whats happening and how he's reacting to it
  • He talks about what rocket yoga is
  • Noticing the sequence in yoga class
  • How he can make you happy
  • Yoga is really just people in a room folding
  • The best reason to begin recording your yoga poses

There are a few ways to listen to this episode:

Brandon Copeland's Website

www.brandoncopelandyoga.com

Brandon Copeland on Instagram

www.instagram.com/brandoflows

Brandon Copeland on Facebook

Facebook.com/brandoncopelandyoga

#TransitionTuesday2k15

http://iconosquare.com/tag/TransitionTuesday2k15/

 

Music

Kid Cudi - Trapped in My Mind

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8EH1_jZBl4

Lupe Fiasco - All Black Everything

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71McnVwWPwU

Tyler, the Creator - Treehome95

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L0rgIYnkjU

2pac - Never Had a Friend Like Me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEvZX-u4cGg

 

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Jan 25, 2015

Welcome to BlackYogaSuperstars Podcast episode 2

 Werd Up with Janae Werdlow

 


JWerd and I discuss

  • When and why JWerd started her yoga journey
  • Jumping into handstands
  • Embracing your fears
  • How having themes for the new year instead of resolutions help her
  • How she faced her fear of needles
  • What she has gotten out of yoga
  • Her favorite yogi
  • What instagram yoga challenges she's doing now
  • Using instagram as a vision board
  • How she's getting paid to live in another country
  • The power of asking
  • What an entrepreneurship degree is
  • And advice for any of you who want to start yoga NOW!

There are a few ways to listen to this episode:

Janae Werdlow's website

http://www.jwerd.com/

JWerd on Instagram

http://instagram.com/beautifullygrinding/

JWerd on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Janae-Werdlow/e/B00NBJ56AQ/

Kino MacGregor on youtube

https://www.youtube.com/user/KinoYoga

#flexwiththesquad

http://iconosquare.com/tag/flexwiththesquad/

#bringinginbalance

http://iconosquare.com/tag/bringinginbalance/

 

Music

Kanye West - Gorgeous

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghc_fc4R1rI

Cameo - Candy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkOUCOIk_-o

Wiz Khalifa - No Limit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS9f0rROvis

 

 

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Dec 12, 2014

This is the intro episode for the BlackYogaSuperstars.com podcast. I figured what better day to get started than my own birthday! I talk about the purpose of this podcast, my experience with yoga, and I challenge everyone listening to begin yoga if they haven't already.

Enjoy!

www.blackyogasuperstars.com

@blackyogasuperstars on instagram

fb.me/blackyogasuperstars on facebook

@blackyogasstars on twitter

 

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