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[Pose Of the Week] Open Up With Gate Pose (Beginner)

By Rose S. / August 30, 2019

Open your hips, hamstrings and ribs with Gate Pose – a lovely side stretch with many helpful benefits… Gate Pose (Parighasana) is a great beginner yoga pose for runners, those who are pregnant, or anyone with tight hamstrings or thigh muscles. This pose provides a great stretch for the often-neglected intercostal muscles between the ribs, […]

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[Pose Of the Week] Stretch & Release with Pyramid Pose (Beginner)

By Rose S. / August 23, 2019

Stretch your legs, arms, shoulders, back, and more in Pyramid Pose… Pyramid Pose (Parsvottanasana)  – also known as Intense Side Stretch Pose or Standing Single-Leg Forward Bend Pose – provides a strong stretch for the side body and back, and also stretches the spine, shoulders, wrists, hips, and hamstrings, strengthens the legs, improves posture and […]

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[Pose Of the Week] Exploring Side Lunge Pose (Beginner)

By Rose S. / August 2, 2019

Stretch and strengthen your hips, hamstrings, ankles, and more in Side Lunge Pose – a popular transitional yoga pose. Side Lunge Pose (Skandasana) – also known as Young Goddess Warrior Pose –  is a beginner-to-intermediate level yoga pose that offers a great hip and leg stretch, while also strengthening the hips, legs, and ankles. It […]

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[Pose Of the Week] Build Core Strength With Dolphin Plank Pose (Beginner)

By Rose S. / July 19, 2019

Dolphin Plank Pose will help you strengthen your core, upper body and more, while sparing your wrists… Dolphin Plank Pose (Makara Adho Mukha Svanasana) – also known as Elbow Plank Pose – is a great beginner-level yoga pose that helps build strength in the upper body and core muscles. A strong core is essential for […]

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Top 5 Yoga Poses for Beginners

By Rose S. / July 1, 2019

Thinking of getting started with yoga? Here are 5 foundational yoga poses for beginners that you’ll need to be familiar with… If you are considering taking up yoga for the first time, it may seem a little bit confusing and overwhelming. There are hundreds of yoga poses, and many have different variations, and even different […]

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[Pose Of the Week] Gently Stretch & Relax with Deer Pose (Beginner)

By Rose S. / June 28, 2019

Stretch your spine, open your hips, and calm your mind with Deer Pose… Deer Pose (Mrigiasana) is a beginner-level yoga pose that is often practiced in Yin Yoga classes. This pose offers a gentle stretch to the spine, hips, and thighs, offers a gentle twist and compression to the abdominal organs, and is thought to […]

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[Pose Of the Week] Lift Skyward In Upward Salute Pose (Beginner)

By Rose S. / June 14, 2019

Uplift and stretch yourself with Upward Salute Pose… Upward Salute Pose (Urdhva Hastasana) – also called Raised Hands Pose or Palm Tree Pose – is a great beginner-level pose for stretching your shoulder girdle, as well as the arms and front body. It is also thought to improve digestion and relieve anxiety and fatigue. This […]

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[Pose Of the Week] Sphinx Pose – A Gentle Back Stretch (Beginner)

By Rose S. / May 3, 2019

Begin to stretch and strengthen your upper body and back in Sphinx Pose… This gentle beginner stretch is a great way to begin preparing your body for backbend poses and start building your upper body strength. Sphinx Pose (Salamba Bhujangasana) is a heart-opening stretch for the chest, lungs, and shoulders. It also strengthens the shoulders […]

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[Pose Of the Week] Relax In Crocodile Pose (Beginner)

By Rose S. / April 12, 2019

Relax and release stress and tension with Crocodile Pose… Crocodile Pose (Makarasana) is a basic beginner yoga pose that is often used as a rest pose between more challenging prone poses such as Locust, Cobra, or Bow Pose. This is a great posture to relax in for a bit, as it relieves tension in the […]

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[Pose Of the Week] Build a Strong Foundation with Staff Pose (Beginner)

By Rose S. / March 22, 2019

This basic beginner pose is more challenging than it looks! Here’s how to do Staff Pose properly and reap the benefits… Staff Pose (Dandasana) may look like one of the simplest poses ever – you’re just sitting on the floor, right? But in fact, this pose is a lot more challenging than it appears! Your […]

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