Self-Care for Beginners: 6 Ways to be Kind to Yourself Through Yoga
Self-care is simply doing certain actions to help promote your mental and physical wellness. Yoga practice is often a great form of self-care, but knowing your limits is key to maintain a well-rounded practice and to practice self-care every day. Start by exploring these beginner methods to be honest and kind to yourself everyday through yoga.
Yoga for Healthy Knees: Understanding Biomechanics Can Protect Your Knees in Lotus Pose
Let’s break down one of the big three and look at the the biomechanics, or the science of movement, of the knee in padmasana to maintain healthy and happy knees. This article with introduce basic biomechanics that relate to padmasana; for a more detailed and comprehensive understanding of the knee joint, it is best to see a professional healthcare provider as well as an experienced yoga teacher.
5 Yoga Poses to Combat the Winter Blues
To combat winter blues, we can start from within by practicing yoga sequences that open our hearts. Try these 5 yoga poses to keep you happy, motivated and energized through the long winter days.
Yoga As A Self Care Strategy: Slow Down And Set Your Intentions
In today’s world of instant gratification, it can be quite an undertaking to invest time and energy into a long-term self-care practice. Enter yoga - the self-care strategy that will help you slow down and refocus.
5 Quick And Easy Yoga Poses For Lower Back and Joint Pain Relief
If you are experiencing general low back or joint pain ask your doctor if gentle yoga is right for you, and then try these yoga poses to help keep you up and running.
How Yoga-based Fitness Can Nurture Your Personal and Spiritual Growth
From gentle, breath- and slow movement-focused yoga to intense “hot” yoga, literally every person can find their groove in this fitness medium, reap substantial benefits, and inspire inner growth. All it takes is commitment, strong intention, and an open heart.
Nature vs Nurture: Can You Really Achieve Any Pose, No Matter Your Body Type?
Have you ever wanted to practice some kick asana looking and fun sound poses like Eka Pada Galavasana (Flying Pigeon Pose)? Yet, when you try to get your leg in the air, you get stuck. It’s common to ask yourself, are all poses really achievable for your body?
5 Calming Poses for a Gentle Emotional Release
With just a few minutes each day, you can give yourself all you need for some restoration and rejuvenation. Restorative yoga postures have a calming effect and can be used to achieve a gentle emotional release. To nurture yourself this Fall, try these 5 calming and grounding yoga poses to help overcome stress and anxiety.
How to Harness the Power of Yoga to Nurture Persistence and Determination
Yoga is more than just a body-based wellness practice. Its power extends to the realms of the mind, inspiring us adopt a focused, determined approach to all pursuits in life. When yoga is the foundation, the sky’s the limit!
Parent-Child Yoga Sessions: 7 Nurturing Poses to Practice Together
Yoga is all about connection. Although we often think of this connection as being inward toward the self, it can also be an outward, nurturing relationships with others. A partner yoga practice can be especially effective with your child. Practicing yoga with your child has a variety of benefits and can help to nurture your relationship. Try the following parent poses to share and explore yoga wi
Calming Yoga Sequence to Transition into Fall
Try this calming yoga sequence to transition into fall - the movement focuses on the contrast between opening up to receive and turning inward to process and ground. The sequence is set to a slow flow pace - like the leaves that are slowly falling, at a constant pace.
Can Naked Yoga Boost Your Body Confidence?
Naked yoga has emerged as a popular wellness and body positive trend over the last few years, boasting increased body confidence and empowerment. Just as you’d imagine, naked yoga is exactly that- practicing yoga, butt-naked. Here we’ll take a closer look at this practice, perhaps seemingly terrifying from the outside, and examine the benefits that naked yoga claims to have.
25 Confidence Boosting Mantras to Build Your Resilience and Self Esteem
In today’s self development obsessed world, it’s easy to feel a constant lack of, the need to be more this or more that. What if you’re actually perfectly fine? Incredibly inspiring and whole just as you are. We’ve curated a list of 25 gentle reminders to build your confidence and get you excited for the potential of the day that awaits.
Balancing Your Solar Plexus: 5 Yin Yoga Poses for Confidence and Self Esteem
Yoga is renowned for its ability to grow our confidence. Unraveling the muscles of the chest and opening the solar plexus can have a delicious effect on this aspect of the practice. Yin Yoga is a great way to take this even deeper. The long heavy holds release emotional tension and restore self confidence by nourishing our self-trust. It becomes a layer cake of heart opening warmth.
The Best Yoga Pose For Confidence Is One You Can Do in 5 Minutes off The Mat
Are you just minutes away from a big presentation or interview? Are you afraid the jitters will take over and you won’t be able to show what you can do? Try these poses that will help boost your confidence in 5 minutes or less.
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A Pre-Coffee Morning Routine For Confidence & Energy
If your intention is to cultivate a life where your confidence shines through and guides the way, then you will likely need to wake up each morning and clarify that objective for the day ahead - and not just with mantras spoken into a mirror- with action! Here is a mini routine you can add to your morning, to allow your confidence to begin glowing as soon as the sun rises.
Bend over Backward to Find Your Confident Camel Pose
Ustrasana, or camel pose, is an intermediate backbend that stretches the entire front of the body and strengthens the back. It challenges your ability to be vulnerable, as the entire front body is open. Explore this vulnerability by using breath to relax and explore what feels good. With a bit of patience and awareness, you can cultivate confidence and build up to camel pose wit
How Yoga Turns Your Physical Limitations into Superpowers
The practice of yoga encourages a dissolution of the ego, so that we can truly feel into the present moment without attachment or aversion, including an acceptance of where our physical body is in that time and space. It is thus a great practice for feeling that our physical limitations are not limitations at all, but instead an experience from which we can feel empowered to find space and strengt
A Step-by-Step Guide to Feel Confident With Your Home Practice
While practicing with a yoga teacher is a very important part of the yogic tradition, there comes a time when most students of yoga want to develop a home practice. If you’ve found yourself hesitating, let these steps reveal the confidence that’s already inside of you.
Turn Your Yoga Practice to Yoga Play with this Tortoise to Firefly Transition
This tortoise (kurmasana) to firefly (tittibhasana) transition requires patience and play, allowing for self-exploration, building physical strength, testing mental limits and even having a bit of fun.
Building a Consistent Yoga Practice (Playfully and With Confidence)
In aspiring to be consistent with our yoga practice, we need to consciously make space, be open to potentially breaking old habits, and rejoice in the possibility of creating new ones. And although we do need the drive to stay committed and disciplined, being consistent enables us to approach our mat with confidence and playfulness. Here’s why
For the Fun of It: 5 Poses to Cultivate Your Sense of Play
Do you bring a sense of playfulness to your asana practice or does your mind tend to focus only on what the pose will bring you (strength, flexibility, challenge, etc.)? By practicing the following poses, you’ll have the chance to open yourself up to the power of play.
The Power of Play in Yoga
So often our mind falls into the trap of perfectionism and control on our mats. It is too easy to focus so much attention on having correct alignment and being serious in a yoga practice. But remember, a “yoga practice” is just that - a practice! Not a “yoga perfect”. So why not have some fun in your practice?
7 Gentle Poses to Explore for a Happy Pregnancy
Your body is working incredibly hard to create a healthy environment for your growing baby. Yoga is a chance to add energy rather than create more demand on your body. It is an opportunity to be empowered and advocate for what feels good and what does not in your unique body. Take time to explore your beautiful body and bond with your baby with these 7 poses.
Fire Up Your Core With This Challenging Flow
The bedrock of a solid arm balancing practice boils down to core strength. Let's fly through a flow that will ignite your core and have you playing your way through arm balances you perhaps didn't even know you could do.
4 Poses To Help You Play Your Way Into A Handstand
Here are a few poses that’ll help you get out of your head, put your ego aside, and open up a playful approach to your asana.
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