Understanding Yoga

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The Benefits of Yoga for Teens

Yoga practice in the teenage years is so much more than an exercise program. Yes, it provides an energy outlet and a way to build muscle and flexibility — both important in their own right. But Yoga practice [more…]

The Benefits of Yoga through Midlife and Beyond

Midlife, as the word suggests, refers to the middle of life. With a little extra help from Yoga, it’s not, as some people think, “The End,” but rather a new beginning. Yoga helps you navigate the physical [more…]

How to Find Yoga Props at Home

The human species prides itself on its use of tools, and Yoga’s growing popularity in the Western world has spawned an industry of Yoga-related props — gear that can be complicated and costly. But useful [more…]

Tips for Successful Yogic Meditation

Meditation is an important part of Yoga. Think of your meditation as a tree that you must water every day — not too much and not too little. Trust that, one day, your nurturing will bring the tree to bear [more…]

How to Maintain Proper Bodily Posture for Yogic Meditation

Meditation is a part of Yoga that often goes unpracticed in Western cultures. As with Yoga, correct posture is important for meditation. This seven-point checklist can help you develop good sitting habits [more…]

Tips for Doing Backward Bends in Yoga

Yoga can help with the strains of daily life. Daily life entails a lot of forward bending: putting on a pair of pants, tying shoelaces, picking things up from the floor, working at your computer, gardening [more…]

10 Ways to Get the Most out of Your Yoga Practice

Yoga can be a very rewarding experience. Because it is sometimes difficult to see the benefits of your efforts immediately, here are ten tips for growing your Yoga practice into a sturdy, fruit-laden tree [more…]

What is Partner Yoga?

Partner Yoga is a joyful practice that brings two people together to create a new posture. In contrast to what’s referred to as assisted Yoga, in partner Yoga, each person gives support and receives benefits [more…]

How to Do the Yoga Partner Teeter-Totter

The Yoga partner teeter-totter exercise decompresses the lower back and builds strength in the arms and shoulders. You start as you would in the suspension bridge and add a flourish. [more…]

Tips for Partnering Yoga with Pregnancy

Taking a gentle approach to Yoga during pregnancy can be just what the doctor ordered. It may be just what the midwife ordered as well because it helps you cultivate a sense of confidence in your own body [more…]

Tips for Continuing Yogic Exercise after Pregnancy (Postpartum)

You should probably take a short break from Yoga after pregnancy. Many traditional cultures honor a period of rest for the newly delivered mother, to give her time to recover from childbirth and bond with [more…]

10 Tips for a Safe Yoga Practice

Yoga offers a complete body and mind workout, with a complement of benefits you rarely find elsewhere. Yet as Yoga has become more popular, Yoga-related injuries have also become more common. With the [more…]

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