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upward facing dog (urdhva mukha svanasana)

Upward facing dog may as well be the cousin of cobra pose. The two poses are almost identical from the waist up; the big difference comes with lifting the legs off of the ground and adding openness to the torso.

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supine super crunch

I took a class the other day with one of my long time teachers and friends Becky Middelton. She always has the coolest little core building exercises that really make you work. This week we did some crunches on our

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cobra pose (bhujangasana)

Cobra pose is commonly used in the beginning of class to warm up with and get the body moving with little strain, it is typically the first back-bend you will do in most classes. You will commonly hear teachers referring

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chair pose (utkatasana)

Many times referred to as “power” or “powerful” pose, utkatasana is one of the hardest poses for beginners to advanced. It’s not that the pose itself is hard to get into, it has more to do with the actual strength

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a modern day theory for Om (aum)

Om…the sound of all sounds. It is said that the sound of “Om” can do many things: bring you closer to oneness, peace of mind, unite your energy with others, and even unite you with the “source” (whatever your interpretation of the

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forward bend and extend

Here is another low impact yoga exercise that works out tension in the lower back. It can be useful when sitting long periods of time, when you wake up in the morning or anytime you just want to lengthen that

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wrist assured gloves (wags)

In a recent post I wrote about how I was having wrist pain form my increased inversion practice. As I said in the article, I was told it may have to to do with bad form; possibly from being tired

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tired of that hanes tank top?

Let’s get something straight, yoga in the US is a female dominated industry. Therefore it only makes sense that the clothing is mostly geared towards them. When I decided to make yoga a regular part of my life I ran

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Wrist and hand pain from doing yoga

In the past few months I have really taken my inversion practice to the next level and have been spending a lot of time on my hands. Along with this new passion to be upside down came a new pain,

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