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5 Anxiety Busting Poses

5 Anxiety-Busting Poses

Here’s the scenario: There’s a deadline looming. My mind is racing. If I don’t get this done there will be consequences! My mind goes through the worst-case outcomes. I start to panic. I feel like I might explode. I need to sit down and focus on the task at hand, but I can’t possibly concentrate …

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5 Questions Before Going Deeper

5 Questions Before Going Deeper

You may have heard the saying that before you speak, ask yourself: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? I’ve always felt this is a great guideline that helps me practice compassionate communication in line with the yogic principle of ahimsa, or non-harming. It’s a great way to keep myself in check when I …

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5 Poses for Extra Energy

5 Poses for Extra Energy

Backbends. Backbends are the most obvious poses for energizing—even gentle backbends can be stimulating. Since it’s cooler, darker weather, I’ve been playing a lot with the “backbend” in forward-bending poses. For example, Parsvottanasana (Intense Side Stretch Pose) with my hands in prayer behind my back is both energizing and soothing. It’s exactly what I need during the holiday …

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Should I Stay Loyal

Should I Stay Loyal to One Style of Yoga?

There are certainly benefits to sticking with one style of yoga—digging a single deep hole rather than several shallower ones. The practice even within a single system is not necessarily uniform. In Ashtanga, the set sequence of postures can function like the “control” in a scientific experiment, highlighting changes in the practitioner. Iyengar Yoga has within its …

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5 Great Yoga Poses To Lose Your Belly Fat

5 Great Yoga Poses To Lose Your Belly Fat

Burning belly fat has never been an easy task like most of us think. As a matter of fact, most of us face a daunting yet a hectic process trying to identify the best avenue to shed unwanted fat. With hundreds of weight loss avenues in the market today, most of us end up regretting …

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