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by Pamela Nixon
Picture it: You’re psyched about attending your weekly Tuesday night yoga class and can’t wait to see what your favorite teacher has in store for you this week. You put on your yoga gear, head off to the gym or studio with a smile on your face, humming to yourself on the way, chanting a few Om’s to get in the mood. You have been looking forward to this all day look and your feeling good. Nothing can get you down! Until … you walk into the yoga room, and there, at the front of the room sitting in full lotus with a big bright smile is someone else...
by Dana Layon
Too many times we look in the mirror and are discouraged by what we see. Our hair should be longer, our teeth whiter, our legs smaller our breasts bigger. And that’s just what I see when I look in the mirror! The point is: we all do it, even yoga instructors.
In our society, the media drives what we are supposed to look like. Thin bodies, flawless skin, shiny hair but they don’t ask us how we feel on the inside. Do any of us know? When was the last time you looked in the mirror and looked past your face – inside your eyes...
Editor's Note: In this video, Angelique Sandas provides detailed instruction of a set of asanas that will help with knee pain and shin splints.
by Dr. Gowthaman Krishnamoorthy, BAMS, CCN, FSM
Pain is common among all members of family irrespective of their age, job, food habits, race, etc. Here we discuss the causes, prevention and management of muscular pain using the holistic approach of Ayurvedic medicine, herbs, yoga, diet and Ayurvedic therapies...
by The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute
To quote Power Yoga by Beryl Bender Birch, a book written in a down to earth style for mainstream Americans and the traditional athletic community about the astanga yoga system of Pattabhi Jois, "Sports don't really get us in shape. In fact, sports get us out of shape. Sports develop tight muscles and uneven use of muscle groups, or the uneven use of one side of the body. Running, for instance, is great for the cardiovascular system. But it dramatically tightens the muscles at the back of the legs and does virtually nothing for the rest of the body. This intense shortening or disproportionate strengthening results in muscular and structural imbalance."
by Timothy MacCall
Explore the possibilities of the Health Benefits of Yoga and see what you can do to help yourself and your body.
Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga: Wake up in the morning and practice some yoga stretches to energize you for the day. This sunrise yoga video on the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel will surely do your body good. Enjoy!
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