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
Editor´s Note from Brooke Nisbet:Do you sit a lot at work or during your day? This 8 minute flow can help stretch the muscles that get shorter and shorter then more you sit. This is a nice, quick, intermediate flow sequence that opens the hips and inner groin muscles, as well as stretching the psoas and quadriceps muscles.
Although modern yoga practice primarily focuses on the physical practice of postures accompanied by meditation and breathing techniques, traditionally, yoga involved much more than that. For example, Patanjali writes in his ancient text, the Yoga Sutras, that yogic practices are comprised of eight limbs...
Editor's Note:Most modern yoga practitioners learn about the deeper ideas that comprise a traditional yogic practice fairly gradually. Most become familiar with certain principles but still only regularly practice asana (poses), pranayama (breathing), and limited forms of dharana (mantras) or dhyana (meditation). Clearly, restricting our practice to the poses themselves along with some combination of meditation and deep breathing leaves out a great deal of the internal elements of yoga training. To find out the deeper affects of practicing all 8 limbs of yoga, read on!
I’m quite fond of the old yogic saying, “it’s never too late, or too early, to consider sequencing your life today for a healthier tomorrow.” Because I really believe it to be true.
Everyday you get opportunity to restate your intentions and purpose, which helps align your prana so you accomplish your goals...
Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga:Melina Meza shares with us an Ayurvedic perspective on how to stay balanced and stabilize your earth element before approaching the summer season. Your sleeping patterns, overuse of your senses and improper eating can all affect your well-being.
“Concentration is taking your mind off many things and putting it on one thing at a time.” – Ananda Sangha
Imagine what you could do if you could concentrate better. You could use your time more efficiently...
Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga:Many people feel distracted, and can't really concentrate on the current moment. Everything is so fast paced, and we are so over-stimulated with information in our hands... Yoga is a great way to slow down our breath, and focus on the present moment.
“We must begin to understand that a revolution entails not only the willingness to lay our lives on the firing line and get killed. In some ways, this is an easy commitment to make. To die for the revolution is a one-shot deal; to live for the revolution means taking on the more difficult commitment of changing our day-to-day patterns...” – Francis Beal
Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga: Jennifer shares with us her journey of personal revolution and how making such a dramatic change in your life means to reshuffle your priorities and start taking care of yourself.
How many times have said friends stopped talking to you altogether, or at the very least mentally categorized you as the cuckoo?
Yoga teachers are famous for saying funny things that don’t make sense to non-practitioners. It’s hard to put into words the things we feel sometimes, especially words that everyone can understand...
Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga: The practice of yoga is not just physical, there is actual scientific research how yoga can effect you on a physiological level. Just notice how you feel after a class. All the breathing, bending and stretching can do wonders to your mind, body and spirit. Here are five proven facts that make awesome.
Bakasana, or Crow (sometimes called Crane pose) is a challenging posture for many beginning yoga students. While it can take some time and quite a few falls to master, there are some yoga tricks that will help you accomplish this pose sooner rather than later. Here are five of them...
Editor´s Note from Lexi Yoga: Crow pose, known as Bakasana is quite a challenging yoga posture, especially for beginners. You need a lot of upper body and core strength. Here are some helpful tips to help you master Bakasana. It takes a lot of practice, but eventually you'll get it.
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