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It is good to have goals

Some days, as we begin class, I ask you to envision your goals for your practice. Some goals you might have for your yoga practice could include: weight loss less pain better flexibility peace improved confidence or even Downward-facing Dog Pose If you have been practicing yoga for a while now, what goals have you …

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B.K.S. Iyengar brought yoga to the people

B.K.S. Iyengar died on Aug. 20, 2014, at the age of 95. During his life, he searched for ways that allowed everyone to experience the benefits of yoga. He came up with many inventive yoga pose modifications. His inventions help each person feel the actions in their body and beyond. Mr. Iyengar is accredited with …

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Why do we use props

You have seen them in the studio, you have seen them at gyms, you might have even seen them in stores like Best Buy and Sprouts; but why do people use yoga props? Some examples of yoga props include (but are not limited to): mats, blocks, straps, blankets, bolsters, chairs, planks, poles, and even the …

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The benefits of Yoga

Yoga is good for your body and mind, but what does that really mean? For each of us it can be translated into something unique. It seems like we are all different and complicated. In reality, all derive the same benefits from yoga: stability vitality clarity wisdom bliss Some of these benefits are obvious. For …

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What is fascia?

The Rossiter System helps to stretch fascia, but what is fascia? The fascia has been little understood until recently. In 2007 the first International Fascia Research Conference was held at Harvard, and since then doctors, physical trainers, and even your yoga teacher have been learning more about fascia. Fascia is connective tissue that is made …

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