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Reduce Anxiety Just by Breathing! Here’s How.

By Sarah Stockett | August 4, 2019

Did you know yogis use a breathing technique that reduces anxiety and calms your thoughts, mind, and body? Here’s how to practice Nadi Shodhana pranayama.

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Beat the Heat! Cool Yourself Down with Chandra Bhedana, the Cooling Breath

By Sarah Stockett | May 31, 2019

In Chandra Bhedana, the cooling breath, you inhale through the left nostril. Notice how your mind slows, you feel mentally soothed, and your body cools.

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Build Body Heat with Surya Bhedana–The Sun Breath

By Sarah Stockett | May 22, 2019

In Surya Bhedana, we inhale through the right nostril, which increases body heat. This is why this breathing technique is called “sun breath.”

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Five-Pointed Star Pose–The Beginner Pose That Everyone Should Be Practicing

By Sarah Stockett | May 8, 2019

Whether you are a beginner or advanced yogi, you should be regularly practicing Five-pointed star pose (Utthita Tadasana) to build total body strength.

Give Your Back a Stretch with the Yoga Cat/Cow Exercise

By Sarah Stockett | April 20, 2019

If you’re wanting to start building abdominal strength or stretching tight back muscles, the yoga Cat/Cow exercise is a great place to start.

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Two Great Ways to Practice Cow Pose–How to Use the Cow Yoga Pose to Stretch Your Spine

By Sarah Stockett | April 10, 2019

Cow pose is a great way to open the upper back and stretch the spine. So far in my studies, I have come across two different ways to practice this pose.

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Take Your Yoga Practice to the Next Level with Antara Kumbhaka and Bahya Kumbhaka

By Sarah Stockett | April 7, 2019

Kumbhaka is taking a long pause either at the end of your inhale (Antara Kumbhaka) or at the end of your exhale (Bahya Kumbhaka).

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Stretch Your Spine and Hips with Child’s Pose and Shell Stretch

By Sarah Stockett | March 24, 2019

Child’s Pose and Shell Stretch are more than just resting poses in yoga and Pilates. They also stretch your hips and spine. Here’s how to practice them.

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The Best Way to Practice Crescent Lunge Pose

By Sarah Stockett | March 17, 2019

If you’re looking for a yoga pose to stretch your hips or relieve low back pain, Crescent lunge pose is perfect. The benefits don’t just stop there, though.

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The Best Way to Practice Parivrtta Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

By Sarah Stockett | November 26, 2018

Parivrtta eka pada rajakapotasana may look easy in the picture, but any time you rotate your spine, you want to make sure to move correctly to avoid injury.

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