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New research gives advice on how to stay safe before you try downward dog.
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Vinyasa yoga is one of the most practiced styles worldwide according to a survey by the Yoga Journal, it is the most popular style amongst yogis. So, why is it that there seems to be some confusion about what vinyasa is? Is it a style? A sequence? Or is it just a technique?
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Did you know that according to a survey, 88% of the people who have done yoga think their happiness level increased at least a little bit? I agree; after trying this experience I felt really good, that's why I want to share these 15 reasons for more people to do so.
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I'm going to share a secret with you: most of your yoga teachers don't do yoga because they are naturally happy, benevolent, and grounded. They are teachers because they also need the practice.
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"In native culture you look at the whole person, you don’t compartmentalize their mental health and physical health."
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It can improve your brain health!
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having the right yoga mat will support your knees and body and make a world of difference in your practice. But there are so many yoga mats to choose from (and so many different types of yoga), I chose to speak with an expert to find out more about how to pick the perfect one.
Sitting at a desk all day can do a lifetime's worth of damage to your body and posture. These yoga exercises can be done throughout your work day and are designed to directly combat the usual wear and tear of office life. Now let's get stretching!
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Next time you hit a challenge, recreate your Savasana space by taking five deep breaths and clearing your mind. Reconnect to the calm beneath the storm. And then decide if him forgetting to get the groceries is really that big of a deal.
With the holidays around the corner, it is easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of stress and exhaustion. When this happens, I take a step back, breathe and hit the mat. For me, the holidays is about being present and spending time with loved ones and people in my community.
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The idea that yoga is solely about Cirque Du Soleil-esque postures (or asanas) perpetuates the idea that instructors only have to be flexible to do and teach yoga; and ultimately must encourage the same level of flexibility in their students. But, yoga is about more than flexibility.
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Yoga really is a mind body and soul experience.
It has the double benefit of exercise, plus stress relief.
Think yoga is just for stressed-out adults? Think again. The benefits of yoga can be reaped by young children, and the practice is gaining popularity with the preschool set. Not just with typically developing kids, either.