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What is Yin Yoga, and Why Do It?

  What is Yin Yoga, and Why Do It? Yin yoga is a slower, more visibly passive form of yoga, yet it leads to very deep opening.  The focus is upon gradually stretching to release even connective tissue around the joints, particularly the knees, pelvis, sacrum, and spine.  Because this approach requires us to slow… Continue reading What is Yin Yoga, and Why Do It?

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Sitz Bones & the Art of Sitting

In almost any yoga class, at some point in seated positions, you will be asked to sit up on your Sitz Bones.  For most new yoga students, this creates a raised eyebrow:  What the heck are those, and why do we need such precise directions just to sit, anyway? Your Sitz Bones (also commonly referred… Continue reading Sitz Bones & the Art of Sitting

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New to Yoga? No worries!

“Eeek!  I am new to yoga.  What can I expect at my first class or private session?” We do gentle yoga, which focuses on stretching, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques.  Most of the class time is spent stretching; these are the specific yoga postures (or “asanas,” pronounced “AHH—sah—nahs”) that most people imagine when they hear… Continue reading New to Yoga? No worries!

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Yoga for Shoulder Pain Relief

Shoulders are strong yet vulnerable parts of our bodies.  Pain at the outer top tip of the shoulders is prevalent and often happens through minor injuries or overuse from everyday movements, such as bracing a fall or moving things on high shelves.  Incorrect alignment in yoga poses can also aggravate such problems.  Though shoulder anatomy is built… Continue reading Yoga for Shoulder Pain Relief

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Creating a Safe Yoga Practice

The most important safety technique during yoga practice is simpler–and harder–than you may imagine:  Self-awareness.  What are you feeling today, and where do you feel it?  What parts of your body need attention, and do those parts need more work or more rest?  Learning to be aware of bodily sensations and then to actually follow those cues… Continue reading Creating a Safe Yoga Practice