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Yoga Poses: Mountain Pose

Mountain Pose (Tadasana) is the foundation for all the standing poses so it’s a good place to start for beginning yoga students. This yoga pose can improve posture by properly aligning your spine, strengthening your thighs and can help relieve back pain. Over time, practicing Mountain Pose will teach...
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Understanding the Different Types of Yoga

Yoga has become an increasingly popular way for people to build strength, flexibility and confidence. What started as meditative positions practiced by religious Buddhists and Hindus more than 5000 years ago has evolved into a physical and mental discipline practiced in gyms, yoga studios and living...
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You’re no Dummy! Consider the Yoga Book for Anyone

There have lots of the “for dummies” books published over the last two decades. One of the most popular, is of course, Yoga for Dummies. And while you can get a really good overview of the practice in different types of yoga by using a book like Yoga for Dummies, there are also other resources...
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Yoga Poses: Cobra

Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana) is a very basic backbend that is helpful for folks with lower back pain because it increases spine flexibility. This yoga position for beginners can decrease stiffness in your lower back while strengthening your arms and shoulders. While easy enough for a beginner, Cobra Pose...
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Yoga Ball

The term yoga ball is one of those things which should probably explode on the page the second that it is written. It is a bit like using a term like: slimming blubber. Ok, maybe it’s not quite that much of a misnomer, but there really isn’t any such thing as a yoga ball. You could read...
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Yoga for Men: Building Muscle, Strength, Endurance

For most guys, and this probably means you, the only time that yoga ever crosses your mind is when you walk past the studio in your gym where all of the thin, attractive women are twisting themselves into lithe positions. You may have gone one step further and consider joining the class just for the...
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The Secret About Buying Cheap Yoga Mats

People that practice yoga eventually choose to get their own yoga mat for many reasons: you might want a unique mat that shows off your personality, or perhaps you need a mat with better support so you’ve custom ordered one that has the right firmness, thickness, and dimensions for your height. When...
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Can Yoga Ball Exercise Round Out Your Fitness Routine

It’s a bit of a strange combination actually, yoga and exercise ball, since the advent of these large and virtually indestructible rubber balls is a fairly recent development while yoga is centuries old. I guess what we’re trying to say is that there really is no such thing as a yoga ball....
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Yoga Poses: Downward Dog

Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) is often one of the first yoga positions that beginners learn. This pose helps to lengthen the muscles in your hamstrings, calves and the Achilles tendon. Downward Facing Dog is also good for strengthening your hands and wrists, decreasing back pain and elongating...
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Raising Children with Yoga

I remember growing up throwing rocks, jumping off of buildings, riding bicycles over huge ramps, and yet somehow I managed to survive with little more than a few bruises and scrapes. Comparing yoga to the types of reckless behavior I displayed as a child seems incredibly tiny by comparison. When it comes...
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