In-versions

“I want to do a shoulder stand…a headstand…a handstand…” So much out-ward energy for such in-verted positions. Our desire in life to be able to “do” something is strong, and that strength is a very valuable thing. But when it comes to yoga, this striving for achievement isn’t our top priority. In fact, it’s not…

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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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Three Ways to Practice Downward Facing Dog

https://yogainternational.com/article/view/three-ways-to-practice-downward-facing-dog by Amber Burke Downward facing dog (adho mukha svanasana) is a fundamental and ubiquitous pose in part because of its neat place in sun salutations but also because of its benefits. Downward facing dog pose offers us the opportunity to find the deep core muscle strength (of the obliques, spinal extensors, and hip flexors) that…

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What Is The Core Anyway?

David Keil – https://www.yoganatomy.com/what-is-the-core-anyway/ Searching For “The Core” The “core” is one of those terms, much like bandha, that people throw around, sometimes flippantly, whenever they’re working with a challenge in yoga practice. But, what is “the core” and what does it have to do with yoga? How do we define the core? You might be…

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The Ultimate Guide to Handstand

Learning to balance on your hands will open up an entirely new world for you. http://www.theasanaacademy.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-handstand/ – By Brian Aganad Preface: As a way to motivate you to nail your handstand, here is video of me demonstrating everything you can do with your handstand once you get it. Learning to balance on your hands will open up an…

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Your core muscles – deeper than you think

What is the core? How do we access it? Why is it important? By David Keil http://www.yoganatomy.com/why-you-should-understand-your-core-muscles/   What is the Core? This question is one that is asked quite commonly in workshops. The iliacus and the psoas muscle equal the ever popular iliopsoas muscle and are perhaps, the epitome of what we call the core…

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How to modify your Sun Salutations

Learn how to adapt Sun Salutations for your own body including a video demo from Esther Ekhart. Great if you are a beginner or if you have injuries and want to keep practising.   https://www.ekhartyoga.com/articles/how-to-modify-your-sun-salutations – by Jenny Savage Sun Salutations and variations of them feature all the time in our yoga classes. The poses are…

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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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The Hamstrings

Those darn hamstrings. Their stubborn inflexibility is a source of frustration for many yoga practitioners. Understand the anatomy and find some relief from tight hamstrings, to attain a better posture. https://yogainternational.com/article/view/relief-for-tight-hamstrings  By Doug Keller http://www.yoganatomy.com/hamstrings-group-muscles-yoga-anatomy/ By David Keil Those darn hamstrings. Their stubborn inflexibility is a source of frustration for many yoga practitioners, often because they…

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