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The Power of Savasana

The Power of Savasana

It is my belief that we do the majority of our learning in savasana- corps pose. It is the moment of total surrender in the asana practice. An opportunity to process and reflect through delicious silence. The time for our cells to reinforce new muscular memory. A mini reincarnation.

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The Power of the Sanskrit Language in Yoga

The Power of the Sanskrit Language in Yoga

For Yoga beginners and enthusiasts alike, one would often hear Sanskrit words or phrases that sometimes seem like out of this world. Many people are still not familiar with Sanskrit and they do not understand what it is and its relevance to Yoga.

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Benefits of Asana (part 4)

Benefits of Asana (part 4)

This article shares each yoga pose (asana) revealing their Sanskrit name, explaining the vast physical/mental benefits, and discussing the cautions and contraindications. Hopefully at the end of this article, you will find the one most beneficial to you and use the various yoga asanas to your advantage.

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Traveling Artistically

Traveling Artistically

As travelers you learn to share and to give, you learn to receive and to exchange love and light whereever you go.

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Benefits of Asana (part 3)

Benefits of Asana (part 3)

This article shares each yoga pose (asana) revealing their Sanskrit name, explaining the vast physical/mental benefits, and discussing the cautions and contraindications. Hopefully at the end of this article, you will find the one most beneficial to you and use the various yoga asanas to your advantage.

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Pranayama - Why is it Important?

Pranayama - Why is it Important?

Pranayama is a Sanskrit word for breathing techniques or the science of breath control. The Sanskrit word is actually derived from the words “Prana” (life energy), “Yama” (discipline), and “Ayama” (expansion). The aim of Yoga breathing is to meet the needs of an individual’s body and maintain it in its vibrant health through a series of exercises which are also part in preparing one for the meditation process.

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Benefits of Asana (cont'd)

Benefits of Asana (cont'd)

This article shares each yoga pose (asana) revealing their Sanskrit name, explaining the vast physical/mental benefits, and discussing the cautions and contraindications. Hopefully at the end of this article, you will find the one most beneficial to you and use the various yoga asanas to your advantage.

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Understanding Kirtan (Nada) Yoga

Understanding Kirtan (Nada) Yoga

Life is too fast and sometimes our busy day-to-day activities prevent us from catching a calm breath, smelling the roses, and reflecting about life. There is a point in our life where we feel like we need to do something to break away from our daily stressful life. Everyone has an untapped distinctive potential and will only be realized and recognized when one tries to access and explore a deeper level of consciousness within ourselves.

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Christian Yoga: Controversial or Compatible?

Christian Yoga: Controversial or Compatible?

You may not think about a religious conflict when you head to your yoga class each week; there are some spiritual elements to it, taken from the Eastern religious traditions where the practice originated, but the Sun Salutation is hardly a rousing sermon. However, a recent lawsuit out of California has shone a light on concerns about yoga's Hindu, Buddhist, and Jainist roots, and has brought Christian-based yoga to national attention.

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Benefits of Asana

Benefits of Asana

This article shares each yoga pose (asana) revealing their Sanskrit name, explaining the vast physical/mental benefits, and discussing the cautions and contraindications. Hopefully at the end of this article, you will find the one most beneficial to you and use the various yoga asanas to your advantage.

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