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20 Reasons You Can’t Do Yoga… And Why None of Them Are True

https://yogainternational.com/article/view/20-reasons-you-cant-do-yoga-and-why-none-of-them-are-true – by Amber Burke There are almost as many great reasons to do yoga as there are yoga poses. Studies are showing what many yogis already know: yoga increases strength and flexibility while decreasing stress. Additionally, yoga has been found to improve our respiration, heart health, and sleep quality. Yoga has also been used…

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Are Some Movements Inherently Bad?

Instead of asking whether a movement is good or bad, a more nuanced and helpful question is: Are one’s tissues adapted to withstand the load of a particular movement? https://yogainternational.com/article/view/are-some-movements-inherently-bad? BY JENNI RAWLINGS We are often taught that there are ways the body can move that are inherently bad for us. We’re told that these movements…

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Get to know the 8 limbs of Yoga

As described in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, these eight steps act as guidelines on how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. BY Mara Carrico – http://www.yogajournal.com/article/beginners/the-eight-limbs/ In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, the eightfold path is called ashtanga, which literally means “eight limbs” (ashta=eight, anga=limb). These eight steps basically act as guidelines on how to live a meaningful…

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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 9 – Downward Facing Dog – You’ve Arrived!

In this 9th article, we arrive in downward facing dog and consider many questions, perhaps even concerns, surrounding downward facing dog.   https://www.yoganatomy.com/downward-facing-dog-sun-salutations/ – David Keil You made it! You’re in downward facing dog. Now what? We left off in Sun Salutations 8 with the movement that gets us from upward facing dog into downward…

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Sun Salutations: Part 8 – Upward Facing Dog to Downward Facing Dog

In this 8th article, we continue along the journey of sun salutations and explore the next movement – the transition from upward facing dog to downward facing dog. https://www.yoganatomy.com/up-dog-to-down-dog-sun-salutations/ – David Keil In our last article on Sun Salutations, we discussed the transition from chaturanga into upward facing dog. We continue here by talking about the…

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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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