The Keys to 3 Anatomical Planes of Movement

As yogis, the deepening of the Asana practice inspires us to better understand how we move—and as we become more aware, we head down a path toward even more curiosity and self-awareness. Understanding the three anatomical planes of movement can be the keys in helping you recognize patterns and imbalances in your body; allowing you to become more conscious, inquisitive, and ultimately, more knowledgeable of physical exploration. Having these tools of knowledge in your yogic toolbox will absolutely enthuse you to begin moving in directions that will awaken your fullest physical potential!

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Navigating Change Through 3 Yogic Perspectives

In the Buddhist teachings impermanence, it is believed that change is inevitable, continuous, and unavoidable. Everything changes. Just realizing that fact can protect you from turning to that most disempowering of reactions to change: "Why me?" What the Buddhists call impermanence, is the ever-changing nature of Shakti—the intrinsic, dynamic power at the heart of life. Shakti is the cosmic, divine feminine energy that continually brings things into manifest being, keeps them going for a while, then dissolves them.

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When in Doubt, Twist it All Out

Twists are one of my very favorite groups of postures! As someone who has dealt with a lot of digestive upset in my life, learning yoga twists has been a lifesaver for me. Twists are postures that generally involve moving the shoulder girdle to face in an opposing direction in relation to the hips. There are different twists that target the upper, middle and lower portions of the torso, all having their own unique set of health benefits:

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Grounded in Gratitude: How Yoga Illuminates our Many Blessings

There's nothing like a great yoga class to help you remember and appreciate the many blessings in your life. Even the smallest of energetic or physical actions in your yoga practice can awake deep gratitude for something that is so simple and usually taken for granted. What a blessing it is to feel your body moving through space. What a blessing it is to have a healthy, loving, and spiritual yoga community!

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Making Space: Replacing “Let it go” with “Let it be”

Creating space is different from “letting things go.” When we believe that we must let go of a feeling, a personality trait, or any other part of ourselves that we believe is “unattractive” or “non-beneficial,” we are reinforcing the perception that we must constantly be in the cyclical process of eliminating those aspects of Self that we don’t necessarily like.  

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Why Everyone Should Try Acro Yoga

Acro Yoga integrates acrobatics, yoga, and Thai massage techniques, all in one flowing, playful, and loving sequence. The focus on community, health, partnership, and trust. Hatha, Yin, and Vinyasa are styles of yoga that have tremendous benefits for the individual. But what about our innate need for physical connection with others?

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Fine-Tune Your Form: Integrating Yogic Principles with Running

Mindfulness, an imperative component of the yoga practice, is a tool that emboldens mental focus, physical awareness, and conscious breathing. When the mind starts to wander, or when the breath becomes shallow and quiet, there are four yogic techniques that can be effortlessly integrated into the skillful art of running long distance!

 

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