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The Plantar Fascia Does Not Stretch From Rolling health yoga postures yoga practice Jul 04, 2020

Anyone who has experimented with rolling the sole of the foot knows the results.
The foot feels more loose and forward bends are less restricted.

The reason for this miraculous trick is often assumed to be lengthening of the fascia tissues under the foot. Namely the Plantar Fascia.
However, this...

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Keep Your Shoulders Safe When Binding Arms in Yoga Postures alignment shoulders yoga postures Jun 29, 2020

Practicing playfully or with curiosity can lead us to try new movements and postures. One group of interesting posture variations are bound postures.

Many bound poses are twisted poses. Depending on your mobility, practicing these can put strain on on your lower back or parts of your shoulder...

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Drinking Water During Yoga Practice yoga postures yoga practice Jun 17, 2020

This video features a short explanation of two perspectives on drinking water during yoga practice.
Drinking water during yoga practice is an at times hotly debated topic. Many people suggest a traditional reason why not to drink water, others cite government health guidelines.
Among the many...

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Unkink Your Neck to Relax alignment yoga postures Jun 03, 2020

Make the most out of your opportunities to rest and restore your nervous system.
Our nervous system deserves a break. Regularly.
We can make an effort to reduce stress, or avoid stress in our lives. But honestly, there is still a build-up, a ‘background noise’ of sorts.
A regular reset...

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Protect your Hamstrings with this Single Action yoga postures May 30, 2020

Forward bends, especially forward bends in seated positions can become uncomfortable for the lower back of the back of the legs.
This post explains one simple trick to protect hamstrings from being pulled, while at the same time facilitating safe progression of mobility with ongoing practice.

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How to improvise yoga props and mat for online yoga practice at home alignment yoga postures May 11, 2020


Yoga classes have abruptly shifted from the studio to our homes. Not everyone has a yoga mat, block or other props available for home practice with online courses.

Learn how to use household items as props and yoga mat to participate in online yoga classes.
This video explains how to adjust for...

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Is Your Body Tighter on One Side? alignment yoga postures Apr 02, 2020

Have you ever wondered why one side of your body always feels somewhat more stiff, the other side more mobile or you seem to twist further to one side than the other?

This video and post explore one important factor in this imbalance and how to check for it.

You might remember a song from when you...

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The Arches of Your Feet are an Action You Can Choose alignment yoga postures Feb 10, 2020

You have a choice. Now you do. As a baby you didn’t. Back then, the task was to stand, counteract gravity in whichever way possible until your feet carried you.

Fast forward to today. How much have you consciously upgraded your standing skills?

When you let your mind drift to the last time...

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How to Interpret Instructions in Yoga Practice - Arm Rotations in Downward Dog alignment yoga postures Nov 11, 2019

Following yoga class instructions helps us move in and out of postures without having to look at and observe the teacher.

Many instructions that are given produce varying responses and results in class participants. This can be a result of individual interpretation of the meaning of such...

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Alignment - Yoga & Life alignment real life yoga postures Jan 03, 2019

Alignment suggests specific positions and relationships of body parts in postures.

In our life off the yogamat, or when not practicing specifically, we rarely adhere to those specific alignment guidelines.

In this video I discuss the reasons why alignment can be helpful. Looking at the...

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