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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.

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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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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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The Best Way to Do the Toe Stand Yoga Pose

By Sarah Stockett | November 19, 2018

I had never done the Toe stand yoga pose before, but all the pictures on Pinterest made it look so easy and peaceful. I decided to find out for myself.

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The Best Way to Modify Archer Pose

By Sarah Stockett | November 12, 2018

Archer pose requires hip flexibility, core strength, and arm strength. Here’s how to modify Archer pose if you’re lacking in any of those areas.

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How to Do the Best Camel Pose (and Avoid Hurting Yourself)

By Sarah Stockett | November 5, 2018

Camel pose is a common cause of back injuries for people with tight hips or spines. Here’s the smart way to modify Camel pose and avoid injury.

How to practice a quad stretch in Anjaneyasana

How to Practice a Quad Stretch in Anjaneyasana

By Sarah Stockett | October 29, 2018

For people with tight quadriceps and hip flexors, performing a quad stretch in Anjaneyasana can be quite challenging. With blocks and a strap, it’s easier.

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