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Why Do Yoga?

If it’s been around for at least 5,000 years and still going strong, there must be something to it. If you read last week’s article, you’ll remember that yoga is about getting to know yourself and creating a healthy mind, body and spirit. Of course, not all yoga is...

What Is Yoga?

Yoga is not just a series of postures or movements (asanas); it’s a unique system for discovering good health and connecting with our inner selves. Yoga doesn’t happen just on a yoga mat, it’s also a way of living and being in the world. Everyone can practice yoga and...

Strength Pose of the Month – Downward Facing Dog Pose

Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Shvanasana) has many benefits, but it is great for strengthening the arms, legs and core.  It is also a hand balancing pose, inversion and posterior hip opener.  One thing to remember is the goal is to ELONGATE THE SPINE – to...

You Don’t Have to Sit Cross-legged to Practice Yoga

Do you think you can’t do yoga because you can’t sit cross legged? We have all seen the ancient yogis sitting cross legged and if you browse instagram/facebook/snapchat or other social media platforms you see “star” yoga, but that’s not what yoga is really about. ...

Breathing is Key – Take a Full Breath

If you call my cell phone and I don’t answer, you’ll get a message saying, “You’ve called just in time for the deep breath of the day.  Take a deep breath in, exhale.” Did you just do it?  How do you feel? Most people who haven’t heard it before say, “thanks, that was...