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by Claire Austen
Concentration is the sixth limb of Pantajali’s eight limbs of yoga. Pantanjali’s sutra’s define concentration as,
III.1 “When the attention of the mind-stuff is directed in a single stream to a chosen field without being dissipated and thus distracted – that is concentration.”...
Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga: The practice of yoga is an act of moving meditation. According to Pantajali's eight limbs of yoga, concentration is the sixth limb, which can be achieved through focusing on breath and movement in your yoga practice.
by Diane Cesa
I love Headstand. In fact, I used to hang out in Headstand just about every day. The more I studied yoga therapy and worked with clients, the more I realized that the majority of the population is unfit to do Headstand -- and yes, I'm included in the majority...
Editor's Note: A review of Carol Krucoff's book of practical suggestions for yoga postures and practices for neck and shoulder pain due to injury and stress. ~Nicole
by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500
Can Yoga make miracles happen? Can we make miracles happen? How often do you hear people hope or wish for a miracle?...
Editor's Note: The author encourages self reflection at one's own yoga practice. When you look beyond the asanas (poses) and at how you really conduct your life, you have the option to notice the good you're doing. The positivity that's all around you and the deeper awareness of joy is brought about by regular yoga practice as well. The author suggests that yoga is a system, which allows one to train the mind for those times, when we are challenged by life’s struggles. Read on to learn more!
by Andrea Marcum
That period of my life when I first started yoga was a neurotic quest for more, more, more. Nothing was ever enough: no workout, no amount of success, no expression of love, nothing. I managed to turn everything into a letdown...
Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga: Sun Salutations can bring your chakras into complete balance. Practiced everyday, you can begin to feel the positive energy flowing within your body. Here is a beginners yoga video of how to practice this amazing sequence.
by Amber Scriven, MS, LAc
Ever wondered if blending acupuncture and yoga would be a benefit? Here’s what certain yoga poses are doing to help your acupuncture treatments!...
Editor´s Note: The combination of two of my favorite things in one article is a masterpiece! I love how Amber describes four common yoga poses and how they correspond to Chinese medicine meridians and health conditions. She provides insight into how to maximize your asanas to benefit what is going on with your body that day. Brilliant.
by David Pratt, LMT, BA
You know you need to get away.
Work, family, the hectic schedules and constant “to do” lists. You’re ready to trade it all for a temporary “do nothing” list ...
Author's Note: There are several key questions that will help you design the best getaway or retreat possible. This article helps guide you to the perfect experience for you, and reveals the transformative effect of adding massage therapy and yoga to your final decision.
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