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Half Pigeon Pose
Ardha Kapotanasana, as the pose is called in Sanskrit, is one of the strongest stretches for your gluteal muscles, but the supine variation is best for beginners.
Hygge, Santosha, and Life
Hygge is more than a fad for all things Scandinavian -- it's another way to think about Santosha, the second of the niyamas. This principle provides a powerful lens to view one's daily attitude, deepening daily experience.
Importance of Yoga Props
Think props are just for beginners? Think again. Props allow the body to move farther into a pose and learn alignment more easily. Here is an overview of why props are important.
Insight Yoga - Book Review
Want to develop a Yin Yoga or blended home practice? This book will get you started.
Introduction to Kirtan
Kirtan sessions are great ways to experience meditation. They are also a way to celebrate the greater yoga community.
Introduction to the Chakras
The chakras, or energy centers of Ayurvedic medicine, are increasingly being verified by modern medicine. These seven energy centers help to regulate the endocrine system and thus improve mental and physical health.
Introduction to the Koshas
Yogic philosophy gives us a map of what it means to 'get out of our head' and integrate mind, body, and spirit.
Introduction to the Niyamas
The niyamas are the inward attributes suggested by Patanjali as the foundation of the yogic path. Similar to the Ten Commandments in their structure, they can be best understood as ideals to start us moving towards union -- a path that ironically fluctuates between the inner and outer worlds.
Introduction to the Yamas
Yoga is more than asana. Knowing yogic philosophy can help to integrate one's physical practice into other areas of one's life. The yamas are a good place to start.
Introduction to the Yoga Vayus
The vayus, or winds, are subdivisions of prana, or the life force in the body. This article gives a brief overview of the vayus and how to experience them for oneself.
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