Let’s Forget About ‘Hip-Openers’ (Part 2)

Nearly all yoga poses are hip-openers, and if we treated them that way, our practice could offer us so much more. We’ll now turn our biomechanical eye to how you can shift your alignment to truly open your hips in your practice!   http://yogadork.com/2014/04/07/lets-forget-about-hip-openers-part-2/ – Jenni Rawlings Welcome to Part 2 of my hip-opening article!…

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Let’s Forget About ‘Hip-Openers’

We talk a lot about “hip-openers” in yoga, but hip-opening is actually more complex than we often realize. In Part 1 of this 2-part article, we’ll examine the anatomy of tight hips and what it truly means to open them. http://yogadork.com/2014/04/02/lets-forget-about-hip-openers-part-1/ – by Jenni Rawlings Welcome to Part 1 of my 2-part hip-opening article! In Part…

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Sun Salutations: Part 7 – Upward Facing Dog

In this seventh of 8 articles, we continue along the journey of sun salutations and explore the next movement – upward facing dog.   http://www.yoganatomy.com/upward-facing-dog-sun-salutations-part-7/ – David Keil Before we move into upward facing dog In Article 6 of this series we took a closer look at chaturanga. Here, we are going to move forward…

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Sun Salutations: Part 6 – Lowering Into Chaturanga

In this sixth of 8 articles, we continue along the journey of sun salutations and explore the next movement – lowering into chaturanga http://www.yoganatomy.com/sun-salutations-part-6-lowering-into-chaturanga/ – David Keil Landing and Lowering into Chaturanga In the last article in this series, we looked at the jump back from the looking up position. In the next step, you…

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Sun Salutations: Part 5 – Jump Back

In this fifth of 8 articles, we continue along the journey of sun salutations and explore the next movement – the jump back   http://www.yoganatomy.com/jump-back-sun-salutations-yoga-anatomy-part-5/ – David Keil Now that we have established some hand foundation in Part 4 of this sun salutation series, let me say something really obvious. If you don’t pour all…

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Sun Salutations: Part 4 – The Look Up

In this fourth of 8 articles, we continue along the journey of sun salutations and explore the next movement – the “look up”   http://www.yoganatomy.com/sun-salutations-4-look-up-yoga-anatomy/  – David Keil Don’t Just Look Up – Push Up!Let’s continue along the journey of sun salutations. We first explored samastitihi and then raised our arms over our heads. The…

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Sun Salutations: Part 3 – The Forward Fold

In this third of 8 articles breaking down the sun salutations we’re going to look at how simple it is to forward fold after raising those arms…All forward bends are connected. SOURCE  http://www.yoganatomy.com/sun-salutations-part-3-forward-fold/ – David Keil Sun Salutations – Part 3 – All you have to do is forward fold! In part 2 of this series we looked at…

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Sun Salutations: Part 2 – Arms up

In this second of 8 articles breaking down the sun salutations we look at the anatomy of raising your arms overhead. Is there a right and wrong way? http://www.yoganatomy.com/sun-salutations-yoga-anatomy/ – David Keil Sun Salutations – Part 2 – Arms Up! The last article in this series was the introduction to the sun salutations series with an…

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Sun Salutations: Part 1 – Tadasana

In this first of 8 articles breaking down the sun salutations we look at why we practice sun salutations and look at the first asana,Tadasana, in more detail… http://www.yoganatomy.com/sun-salutations-part-1/ – By David Keil Sun Salutations: Part 1 – Tadasana There is nothing that seems to cross all boundaries of yoga styles as clearly as sun salutations.…

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Breathing in Yoga, Is there a Right and Wrong Way?

Breathing is personal to all of us. What is the right way to breathe when practicing yoga? What defines good breathing and bad breathing? Source: http://www.yoganatomy.com/breathing-in-yoga-is-there-a-right-and-wrong-way/ – David Keil Breathing in Yoga, Is there a Right and Wrong Way? We shouldn’t take it lightly when we ask or direct people to breathe in very specific ways.…

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