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easy pose (sukhasana) the yoga pose you have always done, yet never realized..

Easy Pose, or Sukhasana in Sanskrit, is one of the most basic poses in yoga and meditation. This pose is perfect for the start of a yoga class, to calm down, focus on your breathing and scan your body to

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top 10 tools for a yoga session

When it comes down to it, all you really need to perform yoga is yourself. Nonetheless, many tools come in handy to enhance your practice. You might find some of these tools essential or you might decide some of them

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jeffrey’s yoga playlist (no. 1) my first attempt at a yoga playlist

Music is a huge part of a yoga class, in my opinion. I want to feel uplifted and motivated, and although this can be accomplished with the voice of a teacher alone; it is nice to have songs from our

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5 ways to eat like a yogi

Of course, you can practice yoga without following the eating guidelines of a yogi. But if you like, you can try a traditional yoga diet, or at least follow some of the tenets. This type of diet is thought to

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add some pilates to your yoga with “The Hundred”

Adding some Pilates moves to your yoga session can greatly boost your workout. Pilates is a natural complement to yoga, as it is gentle yet it produces great strength. Try “The Hundred” to strengthen your core muscles, which will help

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metta: meditating on lovingkindness (part 1)

“The mind actually is something like tofu.” (Sylvia Boorstein) When the great contemporary meditation teacher Sylvia Boorstein makes this statement, she isn’t implying that our minds are mushy, or boring, or edible. Instead, she refers to tofu’s ability to take

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new study backs up the benefits of yoga for the workplace

If you practice yoga in your workplace, or at home before or after work, you might already know that it can improve your well-being at work. A recent study in the journal Occupational Medicine backs up the benefits of yoga

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top 10 ways to prevent a yoga injury

Yoga can prevent injuries by strengthening and limbering, it can even help your body overcome ongoing pain or an old injury. Nonetheless, a yoga practice – just like any type of physical activity – can also cause an injury. However,

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meditation used as a form of activism…engage you consciousness

It’s probably safe to say that most people who meditate do so because it provides a sense of inner peace. We know, scientifically and anecdotally, that it relieves stress, changes the way our brains function, and can even make us

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staff pose (dandasana) from stretch to arm balance, how far can you take it?

While Staff Pose, or Dandasana in Sanskrit, seems simple, it is actually an involved pose with more to focus on than you might realize at first. Among other benefits, this seated pose stretches your hamstrings and calves, improves your posture

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