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Instructor Spotlight: Nam Chantepie

Cool. Jimi Hendrix, the Fonz and Nam Chantepie. The type of guy that upon first impression oozes a style, a charm, a persona… and the best part? The more you get to know him, the cooler you realize he is. … Continue reading

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Bending over Backwards – Stay Safe in Your Yoga Practice

by Rachel Krentzman, PT, E-RYT Backbends are an integral part of any Yoga practice. The intention for backbends is to open the chest and rib cage in preparation for pranayama (breathwork). For some, backbends are exhilarating and freeing while for … Continue reading

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Cobra vs. Upward Dog: What’s the Difference?

Originally posted on Paisley Anne:
These postures are constant in the classroom, yet how and why we practice them can vary dramatically. Some teachers only teach one pose or the other, while other teachers give students the option to do whichever…

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The Potency of Backbends & Breath:

Interview with Paisley Close On Backbends, Pranayama and Her Upcoming Workshops at Yoga One by Monique Minahan I first noticed the transformative quality of yoga while practicing backbends. The steadiness and strength they demand revealed to me both the power … Continue reading

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