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Yoga Beginnings: A Yoga Library and Recommended ReadingΒ 

Yoga Beginnings: A Yoga Library and Recommended ReadingΒ 

Over the course of my Yoga classes and yogic journey, I’ve found and accumulated quite an eclectic collection of knowledge and sources of various kinds from the general to the specific. It’s gotten to the point where I even have my own shelf of books, manuals, and informative texts on yoga, meditation, and living a yoga lifestyle covering a variety of topics for the yearning mind to delve in to. Thus as I continue to move forward in my yogic…

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Yoga Beginnings: On Alignment

Yoga Beginnings: On Alignment

The idea of alignment is a difficult one in the world of yoga and one that comes with a lot of baggage and variations. Many different schools of yoga are dedicated almost solely to yogic alignment in their teaching and yet some schools disregard it almost entirely. Either way no matter where we as yogis individually stand, this concept of alignment and how it applies to our yoga practice and lifestyle can cause a fair amount of confusion in terms…

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Yoga Beginnings: A Chakra Meditation

Yoga Beginnings: A Chakra Meditation

The energetic body and the Chakras are some of my favorite parts of yoga and one of the things I latched on to the most in my teaching and my practices. I truly believe that you can feel and touch these energies through yoga, meditation, and deep breathing and mindfulness. How exactly? This meditation that I adapted from other sources and added my own touches to should help to provide you with a strong basis of chakra connection. You can…

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Yoga Beginnings: On Union (The Meaning of Yoga)

Yoga Beginnings: On Union (The Meaning of Yoga)

Yoga is an ancient practice with a deep rooted history and a transcendent meaning behind it. For those who practice and study it, its physical, mental, and spiritual traditions are not only impactful but are a way of life and a lifestyle from which true happiness and enlightenment can be attained. But what exactly does the word ‘yoga’ mean, how does this meaning spill in to these traditions, and what does this say about yoga as a whole? The word…

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Mudras and Regen Yoga

Mudras and Regen Yoga

Yoga as a whole encourages exploration. We as yogis are constantly seeking new forms, tools, variations, and ways to improve our practices and by extension ourselves inwardly and outwardly. One of the strongest and yet most often overlooked items in a yogi’s arsenal is the mudra. A mudra is a simple symbolic or ritual gestureΒ during a yoga or meditation practice that is meant to invoke something in particular that we are looking for. Having a strong place in Hinduism and…

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Yoga Beginnings: Yoga III Questions / Review

Yoga Beginnings: Yoga III Questions / Review

As I continue on my path to become a full certified yoga teacher, I see myself finishing my Yoga III class today and moving on to Yoga IV and V as well as my meditation certification this summer. It’s hard to believe that I’m almost there and I’ve learned so much about who I want to be as a yogi, as a teacher, and as a person just through these classes alone that I’m excited to see how my 200…

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