Common Words Heard in a Yoga Studio

Sanskrit is the primary language of Hinduism and is commonly used in yoga to define poses and practices. Here are a few of the most common Sanskrit words you may hear during yoga class, along with their meanings: Namaste: This word is the most commonly used in the yoga practice. It means the divine light […]

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Yoga for Improved Sleep

Sleep deprivation and stress can together develop into a vicious cycle. It is common to have trouble falling asleep due to worries and anxiety. A night of insufficient sleep can add to the stress of the following day. It can easily become a pattern. Yoga can be a gentle and restorative way to relax the […]

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Crystals to Enhance Your Yoga Practice

  Crystals have been utilized for thousands of years for guidance and inspiration. They have been incorporated in divination (the practice of using signs) to offer guidance and the answers they offer can be interpreted in various ways. As yoga is not an exclusively exercise, but rather a practice that unites the consciousness with the […]

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The Benefits of Balance Through Yoga

Those of us living in Florida are very familiar with pink flamingos and how they stand on one leg – steady, natural and relaxed. For us humans, balancing on one leg takes our full attention. This type of pose requires that we drop other thoughts and focus exclusively on the task in front of us. […]

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Yoga and Chakras – Your Body’s Energy Centers

As much as we would all love to say we are easily able to leave our problems and/or worries at the door when we enter the yoga studio, or simply “off the mat” no matter where are practicing yoga, we often arrive at our mat with the weight of worries upon us. After practicing yoga […]

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Inner Peace Through Yoga and Meditation

Meditation is simple to begin by attending to your breath, and then if a thought arrives, notice it, accept it, open yourself up to it and then let it pass. Then you return to your breath. We are programmed to react to all of our thoughts, which keeps our bodies and minds in an ever […]

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The Meaning of Yoga – Explained in Simple Terms

Many of us have the habit of looking outside of ourselves for satisfaction. We live in a world that programs us to believe that “things” outside of our inner selves can give us happiness. Though experiences prove to us that nothing outside of our inner selves can completely fulfill the natural and deep longing for […]

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Yoga Practice for Beating Stress and Inducing Calm

High stress levels represent a common struggle in our society today. A regular yoga practice can provide a wonderful way to calm your mind and give your body some movement and attention it needs. The idea of lowering onto a mat on the floor and twisting your body into different positions may be a little […]

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Yoga Therapy as an Effective Treatment for Ailments

Yoga has been used to manage high blood pressure, cope with the effects of cancer treatments, and treat symptoms of depression or anxiety. Yoga is also becoming very popular for the treatment of musculoskeletal issues, like lower and upper back pain, sciatica pain, and shoulder, neck and hip pain. Yoga is a holistic discipline that […]

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Health Benefits of Yoga Beyond the Mat

Yoga, an ancient practice, has become increasingly popular in today’s busy world. For many people of all ages, yoga provides a welcomed retreat from their otherwise frenzied lives. Whether you are practicing yoga in a studio or outdoors, yoga is known to provide a wide variety of mental and physical benefits. There are many types […]

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