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Pranayama: Introduction to Yoga Breathwork

Pranayama is one of the basic practices of yoga, though it is often neglected in exercise based yoga classes as taught in gyms and fitness centers. Prana means energy, life force or breath. Yama is translated as restraint, or control. When we work with our breath, we gain access to our life force energy.

No Excuses! 5 ways to jump start your personal practice.

We’ve heard it time and time again, you can’t teach if you don’t practice. But when life gets busy, practice can go by the wayside before you even realize what’s happening. Make a decision to feed yourself first so that you have the strength & energy to help others. Here are some strategies I’ve used to get myself on the mat no matter how busy or unmotivated I become.

Ease into splits

This class is designed to help beginners ease into the intensity of Hanumanasana (splits).  60 minutes would be plenty for this sequence, or you could repeat the standing poses (side angle & triangle and add legs up the wall at the end and stretch it out to 90...

Find a Yoga Teacher Training

So now you know how to evaluate and choose a teacher training that is right for you, but you don't know where to begin looking. Ask around.  Word of mouth is the best way to find a good training.  If there is a yoga teacher whose classes you like, ask where he or she...

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