Standing Tall: Why Posture Matters

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Remember how your mom used to always lecture you to stand up straight? Well, she might have made some mistakes over the years (that outfit in your 5th grade school picture), but on this one, she’s right. Posture matters more than you may think. First, let’s talk about your body, starting at the top. Each […]

The Anatomy of Pranayama: Understanding Our Breath

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“Full body breathing is an extraordinary symphony of both powerful and subtle movements that massage our internal organs, oscillate our joints, and alternately tone and release all the muscles in the body. It is a full participation with life.” Donna Farhi, The Breathing Book Breathing is a simple act we have performed since the moment […]

Why Are Yoga Pushups (Chaturanga) So Difficult?

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Your yoga practice opens with a welcoming period of calm centering followed by invigorating breath work.  The teacher guides you into a gentle series of cat and cow poses and eases you into mountain pose (tadasana).  Immediately your mind drifts and pleads….”Oh g-d, pleeease no pushups today.” Reset, you are ready – filled with confidence […]