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Calf and Forearm Openers for AcroYoga, Climbing + More

Yoga Journal | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
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By Yoga Journal NASA rocket scientist/yoga teacher Scott Lewicki balances a highly technical day job with creativity on the mat. Use this innovati...

Meditation Made Easier: Try Guided Yoga Nidra

Yoga Journal | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
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By Yoga Journal If you've struggled with meditation but buy into its benefits, it's time to try yoga nidra. Healing for everything from PTSD ...

Why Yoga + Martial Arts = Perfect Match

Yoga Journal | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
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By Yoga Journal Kathryn Budig wants to introduce you to her new love: karate. Here, two kicks to get you started, paired with the perfect yog...

Samata, the First Yoga Therapy Center in Los Angeles, Celebrating 35 Years!

Ira Israel | Posted 07.16.2015 | Los Angeles
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The founder of Samata Yoga, Larry Payne, has partnered with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D. of the Himalayan Institute to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Samata International with a gift that keeps on giving.

4 Steps to Master Pasasana

Yoga Journal | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
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Find energetic and physical balance as you deepen your twist and move step by step into Pasasana.

Master Revolved Chair Pose

Yoga Journal | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
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Strengthens and grounds your legs and hips, brings length and lightness to your spine, expands your chest.

7 Yoga Poses to Firm and Tone Glutes

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
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Yoga teacher Leslie Howard recommends this seen-pose sequence for a strong, balanced backside.

10-Minute Yoga Sequence for Meditation

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
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For a 10-minute practice, do 4 rounds of the following sequence (a round is the sequence practiced on both the right and left sides). In round 1, hold each pose for 30 seconds, or 5-6 breaths. In rounds 2 and 3, hold each pose for 10-12 seconds, or 2 breaths. And in round 4, hold each pose for 5-6 seconds, or 1 breath.

Feel Better with 3 Modifcations for Downward-Facing Dog

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
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Ahh, Downward-Facing Dog--so peaceful, so restorative, so blissful. And such a long journey to get to that point. Even though it may be a "resting" pose for me now, for a long time, it required just as much work and effort as any other strength-building posture.

7 Steps to Mastering Bound Angle Pose

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
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By Yoga Journal Benefit Opens the hips and encourages a sense of grounding while you work on lengthening the spine. Instruction Sit with your fe...

Fix a Hangover With These Restorative Poses

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
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If you tipped back too many drinks last night, the last thing you feel like doing is rolling out your yoga mat. But you should. A little yoga can go a long way to minimize suffering and speed the recovery process. Promise.

5 Hamstring Openers for Compass Pose

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living
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Compass Pose can demand a lot of your shoulders, hips, and hamstrings. Learn how to warm up safely for this complicated seated pose with Miami Vinyasa and Vedanta teacher Rina Jakubowicz.

5 Steps For Getting Into Dragonfly Pose

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living
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This intricate arm balance relies on arm, core, and leg strength, balance, and spinal and hip flexibility. Miami Vinyasa and Vedanta teacher Rina Jakubowicz shows you how to warm up and take flight.

Crown Chakra Tune Up: Yoga Sequence From Stephanie Snyder

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
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Integrate your entire being from head to toe to experience a vast connection between your innermost self and all things.

Third Eye Chakra Tune Up: Yoga Sequence From Stephanie Snyder

Yoga Journal | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
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Use this practice to open and build awareness in your ajna chakra to begin to see everything in your life more clearly.

Twist Into Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose

Yoga Journal | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
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Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana is an invigorating spinal twist and chest opener that releases diaphragmatic tension and intercostal muscles, enhancing breathing.

Heart Chakra Tune Up: Yoga Sequence From Stephanie Snyder

Yoga Journal | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
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This is often the most popular chakra to work with because of its association with love. But don't forget that every chakra has equal value and one chakra cannot operate optimally without the others in equal good balance. It is an integrated system.

Throat Chakra Tune Up: Yoga Sequence From Stephanie Snyder

Yoga Journal | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
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Open your visuddha chakra by creating spaciousness around the throat and neck through which profound spiritual truths can flow.

What Your Yoga Teacher Really Means: 'Root to Rise'

Yoga Journal | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
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Alexandria Crow explains why a pose's foundation is so key and what your teacher wants you to do with this key alignment cue.

Root Chakra Tune Up: Yoga Sequence From Stephanie Snyder

Yoga Journal | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
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Cultivate a sense of earthiness, radiance, and stability through asana, breath, and meditation in this practice for the muladhara chakra.

Sacral Chakra Tune Up: Yoga Sequence From Stephanie Snyder

Yoga Journal | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
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As you use hip openers and forward folds to work with this chakra, cultivate a sense of fluidity and ease in your low belly, low back, hips, sacral plexus, and pelvis.

Naval Chakra Tune Up: Yoga Sequence From Stephanie Snyder

Yoga Journal | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
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By Yoga Journal Heat is a powerful transformer. Use core work, twists, and pranayama to target this fiery chakra and transform obstacles into assets...

Yoga Teacher Kristen Schneider's Practice on Cultivating Sattva

Yoga Journal | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
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Yogis have a good reputation for being light-hearted, graceful, and joyous, but teacher Kristen Schneider takes it to another level.

Kino MacGregor's Yoga Practice to Build Inner Strength

Yoga Journal | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
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Yoga is not an escape but a radical acceptance of all that is. Build the strength this year to love yourself more every day.

Two Fit Moms: 6 Instagram-Inspired Poses for the New Year

Yoga Journal | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
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In the inspirational world of Instagram, creativity runs rampant, and traditional poses morph into new, interesting, and unusual shapes. Without this social media platform for yogis to meet and share with one another, there are so many pose variations I may have never seen.