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The Eight Limbs of Yoga

The important yoga text that most yoga teachers refer to is the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali.   Patanjali was a sage that was credited with The Yoga Sutra, the Mahabhasya (a classical treatise on grammar), and a treatise on medicine.  He was believed to have lived some time between 2nd century BCE to 4th century CE.  …

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What is the big Deal with Alignment?

Alignment in the asanas may seem to deal only with the physical body, but the asanas affect the chemical messages sent from the brain as well changing every cell in the body for positive or negative.  When the asanas are practiced with discrimination and awareness; they bring the body, mind, intelligence, nerves, consciousness, and the …

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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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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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