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Prop it Up

a guide to using yoga props There are yoga practitioners who shun the use of yoga props because they are not traditional. Traditionally, yoga was practiced by 12 year old Indian boys preparing for meditation practice. Since we are not all built alike and not built like 12 year old boys, I wholeheartedly recommend props […]

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Salute the Sun

Surya namaskara aka sun salutations is a sequence of opening yoga poses that warm up major muscle groups of the body for the remainder of asana practice. This practice helps to create mental focus, coordinate the breath with movement, invigorate the body, improve posture & coordination

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Prepare for Practice

If yoga is new to you, it may be daunting knowing how to take the first step. This guide helps you get ready for your first class.

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Strike a pose

guide to yoga terminology ADHO [AH-doh] downward ADHO MUKHA SVANASANA downward facing dog pose ANJANEYASANA low lunge APANASANA knees to chest pose, wind relieving pose ARDHA [ARD-hah] half ARDHA CHADRASANA half moon pose ASANA [AH-suh-nuh]: seat; a physical posture or pose in yoga;  yoga postures in sanskrit contain the suffix -asana  i.e. triangle pose is trikonasana (tri= […]

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Yoga. Yoga. Yoga. Yoga everywhere

a guide to the different styles of yoga According to a national survey conducted in 2012, the number of American adults practicing yoga has doubled over the last decade to 21 million. Over the same period of time, the number of studios opening and classes available has also increased markedly. While it is great Americans […]