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Editor's Note: Dharma is one of my teachers in NY City, and his sun salutes have evolved to include forearm balance and splits since his classes draws advanced practitioners. Here is a nice presentation of the basic sun salutations. ~Donna

 

 

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by Melina Meza, E-RYT, BSN

With fall’s arrival, it’s an excellent opportunity to make some lifestyle adjustments that honor the changes occurring out in Nature. A few examples include: going to bed a little bit earlier each night, slowing down and doing less activity in general, wearing warmer clothes and scarves, saying YES to creative projects and hot baths, strengthening your digestive fire with warm soupy foods, and detoxifying your organs with a simple whole food diet and herbs before the onset of winter. Each will hopefully help you connect to Nature’s rhythm and bring nourishment to you and your family...

 

Editor´s Note from Lexi Yoga: Now that it's the start of the fall season, Melina Meza shares with us how to take some time to reflect on our life, and see how we can adjust our state of mind, physical health, diet or goals to connect into the fall season of change.

 

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by Melina Meza, BSN, 500 RYT

You have to grow from the inside out.

None can teach you, none can make you spiritual.

There is no other teacher but your own soul...

 

Editor´s Note from Lexi Yoga: Seasonal Vinyasa expert Melina Meza shares with us a few routines and rituals that you can practice for the fall season. This is good preparation as the weather begins to change your body, mind and spirit.

 

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by Silvia Mordini

We use the poses to declutter the mind. And once we remove the clutter that has been molding our physical health, emotional stability, and mental sanity we can clearly set our course for being free from pain and suffering. This is why I don't want anything we do in yoga class to be more distracting than how you live outside of class...

 

Editor´s Note from Brooke Nisbet: This piece, written by a yoga teacher, is a good reminder of why we need to pause long enough to still our minds. The clutter and mind chatter we walk around with everday is heavy and draining. Do yourself a favor and begin to learn how to calm and quiet the mind. Read more for a deeper understanding.

 

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by Donna Davidge

Yoga, currently practiced by 15 million Americans, has also become a multi billion dollar business. At its roots yoga is a tool to help the body become more cleansed and balanced by physical asana, or poses, as well as techniques for breathing and meditation, mental focus, clarity and well being...

 

 

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Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga: Depression is a common problem these days, and yoga is a great way to help improve your mood. The increase in physical effort, together with the controlled breathing and then period of relaxation, will help lower your heart rate and blood pressure, which in turn will reduce the stress response.

 

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by Sadhguru Vasudev

Meditation is a way of manufacturing what we call as ojas.  When we eat food, digestion manufactures the body in a certain way.  This is important for our physical exsistance, but the body by itself does not serve any purpose.  The body can be a means of great suffering.  The body is capable of pleasure also, but its limitations will be unfulfilling over a period of time...

 

Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga: Most people wonder what meditation really means, and how to truly experience it. Modern life has been shifting our energies and making us more unstable. Find out what meditation is really all about.

 

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by Ray Long, MD, FRCSC and Chris Macivor

Our last blog post used a video to illustrate shoulder kinematics in 3D and reviewed how to externally rotate the humerus to protect against impingement. This week we look at the scapular motion on the ribcage and the role of the lower third of the trapezius in drawing the shoulders away from the neck. This motion is called scapular depression, and it is frequently used in yoga, especially when the arms are overhead...

 

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