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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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Top 10 Yoga Myths – Part One

Here’s a list of our favorite yoga myths. Do you ever hear these “reasons” not to do yoga from your friends? Let us know in the comments! 10. MYTH: You have to be flexible to practice yoga. FACT: Over time, … Continue reading

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4 Simple Ways to Reconnect, Center and Quiet the Mind



by Amy Caldwell Yoga teaches us that it’s not just what you do but how you do it that matters. This process will help you release stress – which is often a result of fretting over anticipated events or those … Continue reading

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Why You Feel Better After Yoga

by Monique Minahan “Yoga is the only thing that makes sense right now,” a student commented to the teacher before class. It was a simple yet powerful statement that most of us can relate to. We’ve all been there at … Continue reading

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Breathe Loud, Breathe Proud

by Laura McCorry When was the last time you consciously breathed? Was it the last time you went to yoga class? Even though pranayama (breath control) is one of the eight limbs of yoga and essential to life, yogis and individuals … Continue reading

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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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