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If you asked someone who has never practiced yoga to name a yoga pose, chances are it will be this one - downward dog. So why is the downward-facing ...

While it may look like a simple shape, the popular Hatha pose, Paschimottanasana, carries a wealth of benefits for the body, mind, and soul. This ...

Inversions and arm balances are among my favorite yoga poses. I love how mentally invigorated I feel after doing a headstand. And you can't beat the ...

If you've heard the term 'naked yoga,' you likely thought it's just the latest fad and has nothing to do with yoga's true roots. But surprisingly, this ...

If you're intrigued about what Mysore yoga is and wondering if it could benefit you, I wrote this for you. I remember when I first heard about Mysore ...

The Kapha dosha keeps us calm, patient, and grounded. But when dominant or unbalanced, it can cause physical and mental sluggishness. If you want to ...

Do people often describe you as a goal-oriented go-getter? Are you always full of energy while your mind is full of thoughts and ideas? These are common ...

Are you highly creative but easily distracted? Are you, at times, flexible and adaptable but, at other times, irritable and anxious? These are common ...

Ahh, the lotus pose - many yogi's nemesis. In this article, I’m simplifying this I share the ins and outs of this famous yoga pose, including how to ...

Do you love yoga but prefer a style centralizing spirituality rather than exercise? If so, Kriya Yoga by Paramahansa Yogananda may be for you. As an ...

Have you ever been struggling in a yoga pose, then the teacher gave you a slight adjustment, and it suddenly felt so much better? After reading this ...

Let's be honest; stress, change, and uncertainty are all inevitable. That’s why learning how to ground yourself is essential. While you cannot prevent ...

I'll admit, before I studied yoga, I thought tantra yoga was some weird, sexual practice. I often wondered, what is tantra yoga, really? So, when I did my ...

No one wants a saggy bottom, but unfortunately, as we age, the butt seems to be one of the first places we lose firmness. Luckily, many yoga for glutes ...

Nobody is perfect; we all occasionally indulge in bad foods or adopt lousy eating habits.  But while eating that extra slice of pizza always feels ...

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Out of all the classic yogic texts, The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is one that should be on your study list. Why? The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is the first ...

Rodney Yee is a renowned American yoga instructor, best known for his instructional DVDs and online videos with Gaiam. Thanks to a series of high-level ...

Yoga history is a fascinating topic for all avid yogis. But let's be honest: once you start learning about the most influential yoga teachers of the past, ...

Are you feeling called to deepen your yoga practice, but a trip to India is not possible right now? The Swami Vivekananda quotes below offer profound ...

When delving into yoga philosophy, one of the first names you’ll likely encounter is Patanjali. But precisely, who was Patanjali, and how did his ancient ...

Do you feel the calling to take your yoga practice to the next level? If so, this guide to how to become a yoga instructor is just what you need! Do ...

We all know our breath is our life force - it literally keeps us alive and well. In this article, we're diving into the magic of breathwork for beginners. ...

Have you come across the term rebirthing and wondered what is rebirthing, anyway? When I was in Koh Phangan, Thailand, I kept seeing rebirthing ...

This is an in-depth Vikasa Yoga review. Discover the details of their 200-hr, 300-hr, and online yoga teacher training offerings and become a yoga teacher this ...

If you're preparing for your first 200-hour yoga teacher training, one of your burning questions is likely, "How much will I practice yoga?" The ...

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