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Ashtanga Yoga Vocabulary

Yoga is full of specialized terminology, some of it in Sanskrit, some anatomical, and some philosophical. Although there are a lot of types of yoga (and more appearing all the time), the vocabulary generally transfers pretty well between styles. Some classes may prefer the Sanskrit names of poses while others stick to English, and, of course, there are…

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Understanding Integral Yoga

Integral yoga follows the teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda, who came to the United States from India in the 1960s and eventually founded the famed Yogaville Ashram in Buckingham, Virginia and many other yoga institutes. Integral is a gentle, Hatha practice and classes often also include breathing exercises, chanting, kriyas, and meditation. The Integral method,…

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6 Best Yoga Influencers To Follow In 2019

Yoga has now become one of the most loved and practiced form of exercise. It is because yoga is not only an exercise for one’s physical well-being, but also their mental health. So on the wonderful occasion of International Yoga Day, Women Fitness presents to you 6 Yoga influencers that will surely make you want…

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A Look Inside the Aerial AntiGravity Yoga Trend

AntiGravity Yoga is the leading proprietorial method in the aerial yoga trend. Developed by former gymnast and dancer Christopher Harrison, AntiGravity Yoga provides a workout that allows you to stretch and strengthen without over-stressing your joints or compressing your vertebrae. The key to AntiGravity Yoga is the hammock, a swath of silky fabric that acts…

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5 Everyday Yoga Asanas To Improve Posture

Yoga is a wonderful way to strengthen and stretch the shoulders, chest, back, and abdominals (the areas affected by sitting all day). Practicing these yoga poses will help you stand taller, live with an open heart, and help to relieve any discomfort that comes with bad posture from sitting. As you increase the health of…

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What Is the Difference Between Bikram and Hot Yoga?

Hot yoga can refer to any yoga class done in a heated room. Though there are a few styles of hot yoga classes, Bikram yoga is the original hot yoga and among the best known. Even though some people may use “hot” and “Bikram” interchangeably, the truth is that all Bikram yoga is hot, but not…

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Power Yoga History and Health Benefits

Power yoga is a general term used to describe a vigorous, fitness-based approach to vinyasa-style yoga. Though many consider power yoga to be superficial “gym yoga,” this style of yoga practice was originally closely modeled on the Ashtanga method. Power yoga incorporates the athleticism of Ashtanga, including lots of vinyasas (series of poses done in…

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Most Popular Types of Yoga Explained

One of the biggest hurdles to starting yoga is figuring out what style of yoga you want to try. It’s often confusing for beginners because the class names and options are so broad. While almost all styles use the same physical postures, each has a particular emphasis. This cheat sheet highlights the differences so you…

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Top 10 Ways To Take A Digital Detox

No matter how much we deny it, the digital world has engulfed the world with its good & bad. Electronics on high volume with constant use could adversely affect our hearing, constant tapping onto a screen might give us repetitive strain syndrome neck and back problems, and the heat from mobile devices might be penetrating…

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An Overview of Advanced Yoga

What are we really talking about when we talk about advanced yoga? It can mean the ability to do more complicated poses, but it can also mean having the experience to decide that those poses aren’t for you. Being physically adept doesn’t make you better at yoga. Some people can put their foot behind their head…

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Reasons to Practice Yoga for Health and Longevity

In the United States, many people practice yoga for health – whether it be physical health, mental health, spiritual health, or some combination of all three. When you to look around an American yoga studio, you are likely to see people of all shapes, sizes, and ages. The yoga studio can be a diverse place,…

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The Difference of Yoga at the Gym vs. Studio

Is it better to take yoga classes at the gym or at a specialized yoga studio? The answer is…it depends. It depends on what you prioritize in your yoga experience. Let’s take a look at how the two compare on the basic issues of affordability, convenience, quality of teaching, ambiance, and community. Affordability Generally speaking,…

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