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Using a Mantra
Interested in meditation but have trouble concentration? A mantra might help.
Using a Yoga Strap
A yoga strap can be used for warming up and cooling down. It is also useful in accessing poses which demand greater flexibility than one has at the present time. Here are some ideas for using a strap.
Vasisthasana, or Side Plank
Side Plank is one of the more challenging balances, but it is well worth the time it takes to master the asana.
Virabhadrasana II is one of the key standing poses. It's important to use it for more than just a way into and out of other open hip poses.
Why use Sanskrit?
Do you use Sanskrit names to describe the poses in your practice? Some do and some don't. Consider both paths before choosing.
Yin Yoga is a quiet yoga style intended as a complement to more active movements. As such, it's excellent for athletes seeking a balance and greater flexibility.
Completely new to yoga? Here are a few ideas for easing your way in
Seasoned yogi/nis and prospective teachers will enjoy perusing this reference book focused on the anatomical demands of yoga.
Yoga and Labyrinths
Labyrinths are not usually associated with the practice of yoga, but they have a long history as a method of quieting and concentrating the mind. Why not meld tradition?
Yoga and Non-Stealing
Yoga is more than just asana. The yamas are there to help us become better people. This article is the third in a series.
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