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3 Pranayama Breath Practices To Try Today

Breath work is an invaluable tool for yoga teachers. Pranayama techniques use breathing to fully maximize each cavity in our bodies. Retention of the breath, focused exhalations, and the pauses in between allow the body to flood fresh prana (life force) throughout our system. Pranayama...

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Pregnancy & Ayurveda Practices

Pregnancy, when viewed through the scope of Ayurveda, is a natural state of being for a woman’s body. Inclusions of simple Ayurvedic practices can make pregnancy more comfortable, healthier, and more enjoyable for a mother-to-be. The application of Ayurvedic wisdom can balance, nourish, and...

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Basic Prenatal Yoga Modifications

Pregnancy is the perfect time to begin or maintain a yoga practice. A pregnant woman can benefit immensely from yoga’s calming effects and preparative powers. Oftentimes, her health care provider will recommend yoga for her overall wellbeing, and she may visit a general hatha yoga class with...

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An Ayurveda Primer

Ayurveda has made its way into popular Western culture, though by and large, it is still a mystery to most. For those of us who have not been raised a culture where Ayurvedic philosophy is at the core of our perceptions and practices, it can take a lifetime to comprehend. Typically, in...

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How to Do Headstand (Sirsasana): 6 Tips to Master the Pose

How to Do Headstand (Sirsasana): 6 Tips to Master the Pose In case you haven’t noticed, headstands have been plastered all over social media lately, along with many other beautiful and intricate inversions. Being upside-down provides many benefits apart from looking graceful; the positioning...

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Developing The Foundation Of Your Yoga Practice With Tadasana

There are how-to instructions written on every yoga pose conceivable, whether in books, on the Internet, or in magazines. On social media, yogis of all body types and capabilities are making a name for themselves by offering yoga instruction in bite size segments with pictorial or video...

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On Effort And Ease In Your Yoga Practice

In a yoga class I attended a few years ago, I recall the teacher inquiring after a challenging posture: "Were you burning a hole in the floor with your gaze?" I paused, feeling, for a moment, ashamed. Was I? I may have been. My gaze had felt focused, and there may have been blue blazes...

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5 Physical Benefits Of Yoga Practice

The benefits of yoga can be categorized into a group of three components: physical, emotional and spiritual. Although all are important to maintain a healthy balance, this piece focuses on the physical and the benefits and of a regular asana practice. Some of the main physical benefits of yoga...

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The Power Of Gratitude

Yoga teachers often speak about gratitude. So, what does this word really mean? I’ll tell you what it means to me. When I was younger and someone talked about being grateful for something that I perceived as not going right in my life or something as simple as the grass or sky, I was...

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Muladhara Chakra 101: The Root Chakra & Yoga

This pose is beneficial for your Root chakra. You may have heard an instructor say this in a yoga class, but what does that mean? The word chakra translates to “wheel” or “vortex”. The ancient Indian texts describe chakras as energetic wheels or vortexes that spin in the body and create our...

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