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[Pose Of the Week] Build Strength With Chair Pose (Beginner)

By / August 10, 2018

Chair Pose is an important foundational yoga pose that strengthens and tones your lower body and more. Here are a few tips for beginners… Yoga newbies sometimes think of Chair Pose (Utkatasana) as “the torture pose,” but love it or hate it, there is no doubt that Chair Pose offers some unique benefits. Not only […]

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[Weekly Workout] 15-Minute Stretch & Release Flow

By / August 1, 2018

Stretch and relax your entire body with this gentle 15-minute yoga flow – perfect for beginners, injury recovery, or those who just need to relieve some stress… This gentle 15-minute yoga class is a great way to start or end your day on a peaceful and relaxing note. Stretch and relax your entire body as […]

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[Pose Of the Week] Progress With Sun Salutation B

By / July 27, 2018

Use Sun Salutation B to strengthen your legs and build flexibility while expanding your yoga practice… A couple of weeks ago we discussed the sequence of poses typically called “Sun Salutation A.” Ashtanga yoga usually begins with this Sun Salutation sequence, often followed by other versions of the Sun Salutations. This week, we’re focusing on […]

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[Weekly Workout] Ashtanga Yoga Basics Class

By / July 25, 2018

Learn the building blocks of Ashtanga yoga with this 45-minute Ashtanga yoga basics class… This week’s class explores the basics of Ashtanga yoga, starting with the traditional meditation and chanting to invoke the power of your inner self to help you through your practice, and moving through a quick body scan meditation with deep breathing, […]

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[Pose Of the Week] Half-Standing Forward Fold (Beginner)

By / July 20, 2018

Half-Standing Forward Fold is a wonderfully gentle stretch for the entire body. Here are some tips and modifications for doing it right… A few weeks ago, we discussed Standing Forward Bend Pose, but a related pose that is often used in conjunction with this pose is the Half-Standing Forward Fold (or Bend) pose (Ardha Uttanasana). […]

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[Weekly Workout] Prenatal Yoga for Beginners – All Trimesters

By / July 18, 2018

Moms-to-be can relieve stress, tension, and pregnancy-related aches and pains with this gentle 20-minute prenatal yoga class. Yoga can be a wonderful form of exercise when you’re pregnant. There are many gentle prenatal yoga workouts available for when you don’t have the energy for a more strenuous workout, and yoga can also provide relief for […]

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[Pose Of the Week] Start Your Practice with Sun Salutation A

By / July 6, 2018

Sun Salutation A is a wonderful way to start off any yoga practice – but it is always used at the beginning of an Ashtanga yoga class. Here’s how to do it… An Ashtanga yoga session always starts off with a Sun Salutation sequence, and since we’re discussing Ashtanga yoga this month, I thought it […]

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[Weekly Workout] 35-Minute Ashtanga Class for Beginners

By / July 4, 2018

Want to try Ashtanga yoga for yourself? This beginner Ashtanga class is a good place to start… If you are interested in exploring the lovely tradition of Ashtanga yoga, the video below will give you a little taste of what Ashtanga is all about. Ashtanga yoga consists of a specified series of poses combined with […]

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[Pose Of the Week] Stretch It Out With Standing Forward Bend (Beginner)

By / June 22, 2018

Stretch your back, hips, hamstrings and more with Standing Forward Bend pose. Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana) is a wonderful beginner-level stretch that helps to release tight hamstrings, stretch the calves and hips,  prevent back pain, improve circulation, and relieve and anxiety. The pose also helps to stretch and strengthen the back muscles, and may reduce […]

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[Weekly Workout] Beginner-To-Intermediate Transition Yoga Class

By / June 20, 2018

Ready to stretch beyond beginner? Here’s a great transition yoga class to help you advance your practice… Do you sometimes feel like you’re stuck at the beginner level in your yoga practice? Some of those intermediate poses can be tricky, so how do you know when you’re ready to move up? This 30-minute beginner-to-intermediate transition […]

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