Slouching over your computer all day can lead to some pretty painful repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. The key is to take action before you feel pain and numbness in your hands and legs. Here are two yoga poses for tight shoulders. Set an alarm on your computer to remind you to get up and stretch for at least 5 minutes every hour.
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Cain Carroll describes three yoga poses that improve digestion. Watch, learn, digest.
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Balancing in tree pose, you may imagine a wispy willow blowing in the wind as you try to stabilize your body and not tip over. Next time, instead imagine these green giants with huge green “feet” rooting down into the Earth.
There has never been a better time to start practicing yoga because September has been designated National Yoga Month.
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Love this image of a man in Warrior 2
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“Only the ignorant try to imitate the behavior of others. Intelligent men do not waste their time like that; they develop their own abilities; they know that in a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are the same, just as no two journeys along the same Path are the same.”
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“Addiction, Recovery, and Yoga” offers an educational and compassionate look into the struggles and triumphs one goes through on the road to recovery from all forms of addiction. This is a feature documentary on how people, with serious addiction problems, have used yoga as part of their recovery in 12 step programs, to a new life of health and emotional stability.
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I am brimming with excitement and anticipation. I just ordered my very own copy of The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long MD. It is required reading for Segment 4 of my Yoga Teacher Training with Max Strom and Jamie Elmer, which is coming up in September. This book is amazing! It contains… Continue reading The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga
Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy ~Mahatma Gandhi
This month we are studying Parsva Konasana (Side-Angle Pose). This pose is an intriguing one. It is big and powerful yet one of the cooling, standing poses (a fact that eluded me for the first 15 years of my practice!) Here are some ideas for studying the pose. Please share if you have other ideas:… Continue reading July Pose of the Month: Parsva Konasana, Extended Side Angle Pose
How can we cultivate this faith? As I mentioned in my previous posts, we can use yoga to help us change our energy. Even when we are afraid and using control to “hold it together”, yoga can help us relax and cultivate the surrender we need. Forward folds will help us. Forward folds are about the present, letting go of resistance to open ourselves up to the present we have right now.
This month we asked our readers to write a yoga haiku. In order to qualify to win the Pink Yogitoes towel, the haiku needed to include a reference to an animal, needed to follow standard haiku syllables and needed to be received by the deadline. And the winner is… After much deliberation and conversation over… Continue reading And the winner is… Winner of yoga haiku contest
Thanks to everyone for entering our June contest: Write a yoga haiku. We received 14 wonderfully creative entries. Stay tuned for the winner – we’ll announce it tomorrow.
Share Yoga’s June Contest June is here. Month number six out of 12 in year 2009. Can you believe it? I am excited to announce this month’s contest. This month we’re giving away a Pink Yogitoes – a very cool and cute towel that sits on top of your yoga mat, measures 24″ x 68″… Continue reading Write a yoga haiku. Win a pink Yogitoes yoga towel!