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Move of the Week: Meditation

Simple Meditations My personal meditation journey has been bumpy. I grew up thinking meditation was just plain weird. Early in life, I met a woman who embodied the meditator stereotype to perfection. She was lovely, but I was little and found her take on meditation overwhelming. Later, when I probably needed it most, I was too deep into my own …

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Move of the Week: Meditation

Simple Meditations My personal meditation journey has been bumpy. I grew up thinking meditation was just plain weird. Early in life, I met a woman who embodied the meditator stereotype to perfection. She was lovely, but I was little and found her take on meditation overwhelming. Later, when I probably needed it most, I was too deep into my own …

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Yoga Poses for Sleep

Yoga Poses for Sleep This week I thought I’d keep it short and share a few great articles about yoga and sleep. Whether you struggle with falling asleep, staying asleep, or creating a healthy sleep pattern, yoga can help. Check out these articles and let us know what works for you! (My favorite night time pose is Legs Up the …

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Move of the Week: Adho Mukha Svanasana (Down Dog)

Adho Mukha Svanasana (a.k.a., Downward Facing Dog) Downward Facing Dog is one of those iconic yoga poses that appears many times during a typical class. The pose has many benefits: ~ calms the mind ~ reduces stress ~ energizes the body ~ lengthens the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches, and hands ~ strengthens the arms and legs ~ improves digestion ~ …

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Move of the Week: Chaturanga Dandasana (a.k.a. Four-Limbed Staff Pose)

This week it’s time to focus on one of those yoga poses that has the ability to both empower and frustrate…Chaturanga Dandasana, otherwise known as Four-Limbed Staff Pose or that crazy yoga push up. Chaturanga shows up all the time in Sun Salutations and in the traditional “take a vinyasa” sequence, but the truth is that few of us are …

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Move of the Week: Second Position Plié

In honor of our new barre studio, I’m focusing the Move of the Week on the incredible second position plié. I could go on and on about why I love this move and its many variations, but I’ll let you check it out for yourself! Benefits: ~ strengthens and tones quads, inner thighs, glutes, and calves ~ stretches inner leg muscles …

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Move Of The Week: Uttanasana (a.k.a. Forward Fold)

Welcome to our first Move of the Week! This week, we’re sharing all there is to love about Uttanasana (a.k.a. Forward Fold). Visiting this pose just a few minutes each day can make a huge difference in how you feel. Benefits: ~ reduces stress ~ calms the brain ~ energizes the body and the mind ~ relieves anxiety ~ can …

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