Month: July 2015

Woman Meditating

3 Breathing Practices That Bring Balance, Calm, and Focus to Body and Mind, Part 3

July 24, 2015

In part one of this series we covered the importance of the breath in providing prana or vital energy to the physical and subtle layers of the body.  Flowing through nadi’s or energy channels throughout the body and through energy centers known as chakra’s the quality of the breath sets the tone for the state …

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Yoga Mats of Different Types

How to Choose a Yoga Mat, Part 2: Five Mat Reviews

July 16, 2015

In  “How To Chose A Yoga Mat, Part 1: Tips To Consider” I covered some tips to consider when you’re ready to buy a yoga mat. In this post, I’ll review the 5 yoga mats provided by YogaOutlet.com for my students to test drive.  Here are our thoughts! Jade Lightweight Travel Mat I practice mostly …

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Hope with Mat Aveva

How To Choose a Yoga Mat; Part 1: Tips To Consider

July 10, 2015

Over the past few months I have engaged my students in trying different yoga mats to get their input and preferences. With the generous assortment of mats provided by YogaOutlet.com, we tested mats from various manufacturers such as Jade, Manduka, Sol (by Gaiam), Gaiam, and La Vie Boheme.  There were 3 travel mats, a heavy-duty practice …

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Intro To The Root Chakra (Muladara)

July 5, 2015

Chakras are energy centers along the spine located at major branches of the human nervous system.  Chakras are thought to be areas of biophysical energy in the human body.  Muladara is the first of the seven chakras and is located at the base of the spine.  It is the foundation on which all other chakras …

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Legs Up the Wall Yoga Pose for Great Sleep

The Only Yoga Pose You Need For Great Sleep

July 2, 2015

It turns out that if you lie in bed at night and stare at the ceiling you have plenty of company. Recent statistics show that more than 30% of the population suffers from insomnia and approximately 10 million people in the U.S. use prescription sleep aids.  Studies show that yoga can help with sleep. A regular …

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