The Cause of Inflexibility

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Many people come to yoga to gain range of motion (ROM) and flexibility. Having an understanding of how your body gets stronger and flexible may create more compassion, patience and ease on your yoga journey. The human body is brilliant and can adapt to most anything. Therefore, challenging your body is essential for growth. By […]

Have a Transformation to Your Relationship to Work!

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“It seems the harder I work, the more luck I have.” -Thomas Jefferson Our body operates like a machine, utilizing laws of physics and a systematic lever system to make movements. We are made up of structural bones, muscles that move bone, ligaments that connect bone to bone, and tendons that connect muscle to bone. […]

For A Truly Fit Figure: Get In Line

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In a truly fit figure, there’s no room for muscles to go off course. Each must work together, synergistically, in order to properly perform a given movement. One weak link in the chain is enough to set the body up for disaster. If one muscle isn’t doing its job, another will step up and take […]

Asana Addict Corner – Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana)

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My introduction to yoga came through local gym Precision Fitness. I took my first yoga class there the same week I had my first date with my husband, whom I met at that gym. (We also live next door to it… I’d say the gym was a star-crossed place!) Bala Vinyasa Yoga teacher Lynda Waterhouse […]

100 Very Cool Facts About The Human Body

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The human body is an incredibly complex and intricate system, one that still baffles doctors and researchers on a regular basis despite thousands of years of medical knowledge. As a result, it shouldn’t be any surprise that even body parts and functions we deal with every day have bizarre or unexpected facts and explanations behind […]

Great Yoga Books For Any Yogi

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Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff What a great addition to the yoga canon! Leslie Kaminoff’s Yoga Anatomy (2007) offers a truly unique opportunity to look at yoga poses from the inside out. Kaminoff is the founder and director of the Breathing Project, a yoga studio focused on breath-centered practice, and is an expert in yoga […]