Falling Back in Love with Yoga

It’s back to school. You’ve been hearing about it for the last 2 weeks and whether you have school aged children or not, there’s definitely a shift happening. It’s end of summer and the beginning of fall. As the days shorten, the nights lengthen. As the air cools, the leaves change. As the care-free summer days end, we return to a routine. If you’ve been missing your regular yoga practice during the summer – now is the perfect time to re-commit. Reconnect with your mat. Reconnect with your body. Reconnect with your mind. As you begin a regular yoga practice, you’ll be...

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how to avoid wrist pain in yoga

as a yoga instructor i hear this question frequently, especially from newer practitioners. because yoga can be difficult on the wrists if you haven't learnt how to use your hands properly. even for us seasoned yogi, these reminders are great.if you've been spending any time in yoga studios, you've surely heard some of the following words...  "press down firmly with the L of your thumbs & index fingers" "lightly grip the mat with the pads of your finger tips" "take weight out of the heel of your hands" "lift the inner palm" but like all poses or movements, sometimes words...

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Yin and Restorative Yoga: How to get a healthy mind and body

Yin and restorative yoga can benefit both your mental and physical health. Discover why these therapeutic types of yoga are so good for your mind, body and soul.  I found this article on the Canadian Living website by Anna Cipollone and thought you might enjoy it.http://www.canadianliving.com/health/mind_and_spirit/yin_and_restorative_yoga_how_to_get_a_healthy_mind_and_body.php In the words of Paul Simon, "Slow down, you move too fast" – fitting advice considering more and more of us are working long hours and overtaxing our bodies by not getting enough downtime. While making the moment last may seem like an elusive task, both restorative and yin yoga classes offer a space for students to...

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A Home Yoga Practice

You don’t need a dedicated space. You don’t need incense or candles. You don’t need sitar music or a chanting soundtrack. You don’t even need a yoga mat. All you need is a little knowledge and the initiative to make a home yoga practice that works for you. I’ve been practicing yoga for over 15 years and teaching for 7, so I have a lot of poses to draw from, but as I say in my classes, “You could choose to do Child’s Pose for 30 minutes and you’d still be practicing yoga.” Make TimeIf you can’t commit to an hour...

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