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happy baby pose (ananda balasana)

Relax and mimic the movements of an infant in Happy Baby Pose, or Ananda Balasana in Sanskrit. This is a calming, restorative pose that feels great on the hips and lower back. It is simple for most people to perform

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pranayama – limb 4 in the 8 limbs of ashtanga

Pranayama is the Sanskrit word for breath control, which is the fourth limb in the 8 limbs of Ashtanga mentioned in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. If you have ever taken a yoga class before, you have probably practiced focusing

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meditation behind bars: contemplative practice in prison

Here are a few statistics to think about: According to the United States Bureau Justice, America’s total prison population is over 2.2 million people. That’s the world’s highest rate of incarceration relative to population. Sixty-seven percent of those released from

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ratricharya – measures to induce good sleep and an ideal sex regimen

Ratricharya is an inevitable part of every individual’s routine and assumes equal importance as much as the dinacharya in maintaining good health. Ratricharya and dinacharya are interdependent on each other. Smooth functioning of one is necessary for the smooth functioning

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asana – limb 3 in the 8 limbs of ashtanga

The third limb described in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is the one that most Americans are familiar with: asana, which is Sanskrit for “pose,” although it is also translated to mean “being present in the body.” If you practice

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