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Yoga Pose of the Month: Vrksasana

vrksasanaWith the Fall season in full effect, it is the perfect time for a grounding pose to honor one of the very things that makes Fall so special, the trees.  Vrksasana, also known as Tree Pose, is a great way to find balance and stability during this season of Vata dosha.  This season is known to increase issues such as a restless mind, anxiety, worry and fear, all of which can be calmed with regular practice of this posture.  Vrksasana teaches us a strong sense of rootedness, all while finding the softness and ease that is equally as important for standing comfortably in this powerful asana. Continue reading »

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Kapha-Reducing Springtime Yoga Routine

gomukhasana modificationSpring is finally here, the sun is shining and the cold is slowly melting away.  As we shift into a new season, we must remember that our daily needs are shifting too.  Winter was a time for restoration, but now with the blossoming of Spring, we must begin to incorporate more movement and lightness into our daily habits.  A powerful way to begin to shift this energy and flow with the seasons is to incorporate these changes into our Yoga routine.  Continue reading »

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Yoga Pose of the Month: Sarvangasana

iyengar_sarvangasana“It is no over-statement to say that if a person regularly practices Sarvangasana he will feel new vigour and strength, and will be happy and confident.  New life will flow into him, his mind will be at peace and he will feel the joy of life.” BKS Iyengar Continue reading »
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16 Detoxifying Yoga Poses to Complement your Cleanse

viparita virabhadrasanaA cleanse is a time of inward healing, making Yoga the perfect complement to any period of detoxification.  The main purposes of an Ayurvedic cleanse is to remove toxins from the system and to increase the digestive fire (Agni).  However, a cleanse is also a powerful time to detoxify the mind and balance the emotions as well.  Using the proper Yoga postures during a cleanse can be a great way to enhance the detoxification of both the physical body and the mind. 
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