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What Are Yoga Blocks Good For?

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What Are Yoga Blocks Good For?

Yoga blocks are useful in everyone's practice, whether you are just getting started or are a little more advanced. Walk with me through a few poses in which blocks can help extend flexibility, correct pose alignment and deepen your stretch!



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Why Your Yoga Studio Needs Blankets: Multiple great uses for the traditional Mexican yoga blanket

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Why Your Yoga Studio Needs Blankets: 

Multiple great uses for the traditional Mexican yoga blanket


This important prop is valued worldwide in a majority of yoga studios for its versatility and convenience. Used along with various poses, blankets are very accommodating to the weak parts of the body and can transform into multiple forms as folded or rolled. Think of it as the "Goldilocks" of props: not too hard (blocks), not too firm (bolsters) . . . but just right!




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What Are The Differences Between Round & Rectangular Bolsters?

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You might be searching for the perfect bolster to add to your studio, or to use in your personal practice, but are having trouble figuring out which one to choose. Should you get a round bolster, rectangular or one of each? Before making your decision, let's go over the benefits of each type of bolster.

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The Yoga Expo Expands Community Reach

5/1/2017 to Yoga Events

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Yoga Expo Expands Community Reach


Offering more than twelve different styles of yoga, an extended sixty momentous classes were provided. Styles including everything from the basic Vinyasa all the way to a modern day Hip-Hop yoga class were welcomed to create an opportunity for everyone new and experienced to try something unique or expand their practice.



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7 Ingredients to the Perfect Strawberry Smoothie

4/25/2017 to Health & Wellness


7 Ingredients to the Perfect Strawberry Smoothie


Smoothies are pretty simple to make, but if youíve never created one it could be hard to identify exactly what goes into the blender to result in the right flavors and consistency. Any smoothie can be made with these simple seven ingredients, and you can even interchange the fruit or even add more to mix it up here and there.



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Instructor Laurie Hyland Robertson Chose Pranayama

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Instructor Laurie Hyland Robertson Choses Pranayama


Have you ever held your breath on accident, or had one of those days where you feel like you canít breath? Practicing this type of yoga is an amazing way to learn how to tame that unpredictable nervous system.



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Why You Should Practice Yoga Explains Michelle Dorer

4/13/2017 to Yoga Events
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Michelle Dorer Explains Why You Should Practice Yoga


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Is Yoga the Kryptonite for Stress



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Yes, stress isnít good for the human body. Unfortunately, life can also become incredibly stressful. Sometimes even a good night of sleep isnít enough to satisfy the demands of each day. So how do we cope? How do we manage to stay healthy while getting it

all done?




 


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Can Yoga Therapy Cure PTSD?

3/31/2017 to Yoga Events

Those who suffer from PTSD are able to take control by becoming reacquainted with the body, reestablishing a sense of time and noticing how things change and flow on the inside.


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Build Strength With These Challenging Yoga Poses!

3/7/2017

Yoga isn't just about flexibility. It's also about strength. There are numerous poses that can increase your strength, and these five are great ones to try:


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What Are Yoga Blocks Good For?

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