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HOW TO: Gate Pose (Parighasana)

Like these How To posts?  Check out more here.  I love poses that stretch the side body so Gate Pose makes its way into my practice quite frequently. It’s also a good stretch for the hips, groin, and hamstrings. If … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Triangle Pose (Trikonasana)

Lately I’ve really been trying to focus on poses that my body really needs but that I don’t do very frequently.  Triangle Pose is one of those.  It is an incredibly lengthening pose that helps stretch and open the body. … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Upward Plank (Purvottanasana)

This is one of those poses that I often forget about during my practice.  But when I remember it, it feels so good and I’m always glad I did it.  This pose really opens up the chest and shoulders so … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Eagle Pose (Garudasana)

This is one of my favorite standing poses, because it is challenging and really requires coordination between the body and mind. As an added benefit this pose really strengthens the legs and core and opens up the upper back.  If … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)

Pigeon Pose is one yoga pose that I try to fit in almost every day.  If I’ve only got 5-10 minutes to practice, I’ll definitely make sure I spend some time in this pose. As a person who sits for … Continue reading

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Postpartum Yoga Sequence to Energize the Body and Mind

I have several friends who have recently become new moms or are currently expecting.  It’s exciting times with all these precious little lives coming into the world. Recently I had a friend ask me about yoga poses that she could … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Rag Doll Pose/Forward Fold Variation (Uttanasana II)

This variation of a Standing Forward Bend is a gentle pose to relax the body and mind and it also actively stretches the entire back body.  I incorporate this pose into almost all of my yoga classes because it’s just so good … Continue reading

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