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Yoga Pose Breakdown: Child’s Pose, Balasana

Sanskrit Name: Balasana (bah-LAHS-anna) Bala=Child Get Started: :: Start on your knees :: Bring your big toes together :: Spread your knees out wide :: Lay your torso between your thights :: Extend your arms overhead :: Rest your forehead on …

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Yoga Pose Breakdown: Downward-Facing Dog, Adho Mukha Svanasana

Sanskrit Name: Adho Mukha Svanasana (AH-doh MOO-kah shvah-NAHS-anna) Adho=downward Mukha=face Svana=dog Get Started: :: Start on all fours :: Move your knees two inches back :: Lift your hips high to the sky :: Allow your hands to be shoulder-width …

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6 Reasons Why Being Too Flexible Sucks in Yoga

There are tons of articles telling you that you don’t need to be flexible to practice yoga. That’s true, but can you be too flexible? Not really, but being a hypermobile, seemingly too flexible yogi can be super annoying, frustrating …

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Eight Benefits of Hot Yoga

It’s no secret that Hot Yoga is popular. Celebrities, royalty and athletes are flocking to studios worldwide to lock the knee and stare into their own eyes. Anyone can do it! Here’s what you’ll get when you sign up for …

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8 Yoga Poses to Help You Get Your Handstand On

If you have your heart set on getting upside down, here are eight moves to practice. They’ll help you build strength and stability, so you’ll be standing on your hands in no time! Push-Ups: It may seem like Handstands are …

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Video | Namamaste: A Mother’s Yoga Practice

Mothers have one of the toughest, most fulfilling jobs in the world. Finding the time to do much of anything, other than raise your children, can be near impossible. So when we opened an email containing this video from one …

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Fire Up Your Sex Life with These 5 Yoga Poses

Yoga tones your body, reduces stress and ramps up physical energy, but did you know that yoga can also help fire up your sex life? Sure can. Many poses increase circulation to the pelvic region, says Kate Hanley, a yoga …

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Eight Ways To Start and Sustain a Yoga Practice

Every day more and more people are turning into yoga. Whether they are looking to loose weight or to release stress, yoga is becoming more and more popular across the globe. You see celebrities, professional sport athletes, even doctors endorsing …

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5 Yoga Poses to Relieve Colds & Congestion

When your head is aching from sinus congestion and your nose is plugged up, going to yoga class is probably not the best option. Rather than completely neglecting your yoga practice, opt for a minisequence at home to open up …

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5 Yoga Poses For Better Posture

Sitting hunched over at your desk all day can lead to a curved spine, but combating that pull with these yoga poses will help you straighten up. Who knows? You may even gain an inch. Mountain Pose If you haven’t …

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Detox & Twist: 11 Fire Building Yoga Poses

We believe in the power of building your own internal fire. Celebrate the end of Summer, and move through a fierce twisting sequence with loads of vinyasas. It will be challenging, but your body will thank you for bringing the …

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8 Yoga Poses to Help You Get Your Handstand On

If you have your heart set on getting upside down, here are eight moves to practice. They’ll help you build strength and stability, so you’ll be standing on your hands in no time! Push-Ups: It may seem like Handstands are …

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3 Yoga Poses to Get You Moving After a Long Flight

If your summer travel plans include long flights, you’ll be happy to have some yoga poses to do once you reach your destination. Try and get up and move around as much as possible when you’re in the air. Also …

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Chakras 102: How Our Asana Practice Relates to Our Chakra System

Did you know that our physical yoga practice—our asana practice—directly relates to our Chakra system? If you practice this limb of yoga, you know that your asana practice allows for physical openness and, overall, invites more balance and harmony within …

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