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Break Out of Your Comfort Zone

 Break Out of Your Comfort Zone Breaking out of your comfort zone can be a scary thing to do whether it’s meeting someone new or trying Toe Stand for the first time. But pushing yourself to try new things can have so many benefits as the following article by Alan Henry on lifehacker explains. The Science of […]

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Glute anatomy to improve your practice

Of course we all want that great looking “yoga butt”, but strengthening your glutes by flexing and squeezing them during yoga can have more of an impact on your body than just appearances. Many of the postures in the Hot Hatha Yoga series put emphasis on stretching the glutes and the surrounding muscles, or involve […]

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The Most Common Yoga Injuries and How to Avoid Them

The Most Common Yoga Injuries and How to Avoid Them The following article on greatist.com has some important advice for avoiding yoga injuries. More than 20 million people are down-dogging across the U.S. these days, pressing heels to mats in an attempt to reap yoga’s much-touted health benefits. Among them: improved strength and flexibility, reduced […]

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Breathe Like the Tortoise to Double Your Life Span

The following excerpt from the mind unleashed has some fascinating facts on breathing rates and life spans: How Do You Breathe? Much of the science of yoga was gained from watching nature and her creatures. Ancient saints and sages noticed that animals with low respiratory rates, like the tortoise, but also like the elephant, and […]

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