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Chair Pose

Yoga Pose Breakdown | Chair Pose

Sanskrit Name: Utkatasana (OOT-kah-TAHS-anna) Utkata = powerful, fierce, wild, intense Get Started: :: Begin in a standing position :: Bend your knees, sit low into your chair, trying to keep the thighs as parallel to the floor as possible :: Engage your inner thighs …

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Yoga Pose Breakdown | Mountain Pose, Tadasana

Sanskrit Name: Tadasana (tah-DAHS-anna) Tada = Mountain Get Started: :: Begin in a standing position :: Bring your big toes together to touch :: Ground down through the four corners of your feet :: Bring a micro-bend to your knees :: In …

Eagle Pose

Yoga Pose Breakdown | Eagle Pose, Garudasana

  Sanskrit Name: Garudasana (gah-rue-DAHS-anna)  Garuda = King of the Bird or Eagle Asana = Posture Get Started: :: Begin in Chair Pose. Make sure that your knees are bent deeply :: Wrap your right arm under your left and lift your right …

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Yoga Pose Breakdown | Warrior III, Virabhadrasana III

Sanskrit Name: Virabhadrasana (veer-ah-bah-DRAHS-anna) Virabhadra = Warrior Vira = Hero Bhadra = Friend Asana = Posture Get Started: :: Begin in a high lunge position :: From a high lunge, stretch your arms forward, parallel to the floor and each other :: Shift your weight into …

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Watch | Short & Simple Energizing Yoga Flow

I invite you to join me for this very short online yoga flow class. I cover sun salutes, warrior 2, reverse warrior, triangle pose, camel pose and more in just about two-and-a-half minutes. This is a great practice to open …

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Yoga Pose Breakdown | Dancer’s Pose, Natarajasana

Sanskrit Name: Natarajasana (not-ah-raj-AHS-anna) Nata = Dancer, Actor, Mime Raja = King Asana = Pose Get Started: :: Start in Mountain Pose and then shift your weight into your left foot :: Bend your right knee toward your right glutes and grab …

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Are You Addicted: Is Your Yoga Practice Hurting You?

Are you addicted to your yoga? Maybe just a little? C’mon, admit it. Ok, maybe you don’t fall into this category like me but there’s definitely a trend in the yoga world that backs up my point here. Groups like …

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Yoga Pose Breakdown | Tree Pose, Vrksasana

Sanskrit Name: Vrksasana (vrik-SHAHS-anna) Vrksa = Tree Asana= Pose Get Started: :: Stand in Mountain Pose. Shift your weight onto your left foot and bend your right knee :: Place your right foot on your shin, calf or inner thigh. Avoid the knee …

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Yoga Pose Breakdown | Warrior II, Virabhadrasana II

Photo cred: Dean Pohlman of manflowyoga.com Sanskrit Name: Virabhadrasana (veer-ah-bah-DRAHS-anna) Virabhadra = Warrior Asana = Posture Get Started: :: Start in Downward-Facing Dog, set your right foot between your hands and come to             standing :: Bring your feet to …

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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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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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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 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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