Yoga

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Wide Legged Standing Forward Fold

Wide Legged Standing Forward Fold is excellent for loosening your legs and back, especially if the regular standing forward fold is a bit too much stretch for your level of flexibility. Stand up straight with your feet as wide apart as is comfortable for you.  Raise your arms up above your head on an inhale

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yozenity Sun Salutation I

The idea behind a Sun Salutation is that it is done in the morning, facing the rising sun to greet the day. It can be done at any time though and I generally can’t start a yoga practice without it. The sequence is repeated multiple times at the beginning of a practice to loosen, lengthen,

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Which Style of Yoga Suits You?

If you don’t know much about Yoga, it may seem that there are a million different kinds: “Hot” yoga, Hatha yoga, Ashtanga, Kripalu etc.  What do they mean?  What is the difference?  Yozenity did the legwork so you can reap the benefits.  Here is the quick and dirty guide to some popular styles so that

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Revolved Triangle Pose

Revolved Triangle Pose is a counterpose to Triangle Pose. It is a bit more advanced so enter into it carefully. If it is too much for your level of flexibility, let your front knee bend to accommodate. Stand up straight and separate your feet into a wide stance. Turn your right foot out and bring

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Downward Dog

This is my favorite yoga posture. Your entire body is active, yet it is a pose of rest. You can work hard at it or not at all. I like to get into Downward Dog from Hero’s pose through Cat Lift. Start seated on your knees in Hero’s pose with your heels underneath your behind.

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Camel Pose

Camel Pose is a fantastic backbend to really stretch out your belly and your chest. It helps relieve fatigue and anxiety, stimulates the organs, and helps to improve posture.   Kneel on the floor with your knees hip width apart and thighs perpendicular to the floor. Press your shins and the tops of your feet firmly

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Cat Pose and Cow Pose

Rolling between cat pose and cow pose is a wonderful way to loosen the spine and relax the back muscles. It is a great warm up pair before beginning a yoga practice, also good for relieving tension after a long day. Begin on hands and knees. Make sure your knees are directly below your hips

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The Branches of Yoga

The physical practice of yoga as many know it commonly today is actually only one arm or branch of the six branches of yoga. These branches are: Hatha Yoga Focuses on the physical aspects through asanas (postures), pranayama (breath control), mudras, kriyas, yogic diet, and deep relaxation. Raja Yoga Balance and control of the mind

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Warrior II Pose

Warrior II Pose is excellent for balance, toning, and a sense of personal control.  There is something very powerful about this pose so it is no wonder it is called “Warrior.” Stand up straight and separate your feet into a very wide stance.  Turn your right foot out and bring your left foot slightly in

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Triangle Pose

Triangle Pose is fantastic to open up the hips as well as working on spinal alignment.  The trick is to extend out before bringing the torso parallel to the floor. Stand up straight and separate your feet into a wide stance.  Turn your right foot out and bring your left foot slightly in so that