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Our yoga practice gives us the experience of piloting our lives like a boat through water. Ujjayi pranayama adds to the ocean of experience.
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.
Uttanasana and Ardha Uttanasana
"Bend forward and touch your toes"? Hardly. Stay safe in this posture!
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.
Take the time to practice the transitional movements of vinyasa! Think through the choices! Your spiritual and physical selves will thank you.
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.
Vishuddhi is the chakra associated with creativity and communication. Here's a primer on how to work with these energies.
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.
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