Tag Archives: pranayama

Breathe Into Your Hips

by Laura McCorry This post originally published on Yoga Digest. If you’ve ever heard “breathe into [body part other than the lungs],” and been confused or written such instructions off as a meaningless hippie yoga phrase, this post is for … Continue reading

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Chakra Meditation: Vishuddi, The Throat

by Monique Minahan The birds are chirping even though it’s still dark. This kind of silence – the kind that isn’t devoid of noise but rather full of presence – is the backdrop for my practice today. Physically located at … Continue reading

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Chakra Meditation: Anahata, The Heart

by Monique Minahan I place my left hand on my heart and on top of that layer my right. I don’t move until I feel that familiar thump-thump beating under my hands, as subtle or as strong as it may … Continue reading

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Chakra Meditation: Manipura, The Navel

by Monique Minahan I invite my body into some gentle asana next to a dwindling fire. Only after movement do I find the stillness necessary to enter the city of jewels, manipura chakra; mani meaning jewel and pura meaning city. Now focused, I contemplate … Continue reading

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Chakra Meditation: Mooladhara, The Root

by Monique Minahan I sit on the Earth herself and hold a smooth rock in the palm of each hand. I dug them up when we moved into our house and I use them when I need extra grounding, like … Continue reading

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Mantra Monday: Don’t Do Yoga

by Laura McCorry Don’t do yoga. Step onto your mat with your bare feet. Breathe. Pick a yoga pose, any pose. But don’t do it; at least not the way in which you’re accustomed. Arrange your arms and legs and … Continue reading

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The Yoga Poses of Parenthood

by Laura McCorry Becoming a parent can you leave physically exhausted and sore all over at the end of the day. Here’s a run-down of all the yoga poses you may not have realized you’re already doing! Plank Pose – … Continue reading

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Eight Limbs of Yoga for a Whole Being

by Sarah Clark I’ve come to think of my eight-limbed yoga practice a lot like the image of the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara from the Buddhist tradition. This figure, said to embody compassion, is often depicted with many, sometimes innumerable arms. Each … 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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OM For The Holidays, A Yogi Gift Guide

by Laura McCorry Everyone knows the holidays can be a stressful time of year. Combining multiple social engagements, the expectation of gift giving, and seeing your relatives is enough to set most people’s nerves on edge. But it doesn’t have to … Continue reading

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