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Pose of the Week: Half Moon Pose
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Pose of the Week: Half Moon Pose

Step by step, learn the essentials on taking your warrior II into standing half moon. Develop greater strength and focus while practicing counter balancing between your upper and lower body.…

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5 Poses I Love and Why

We love the poses that we love for good reason: they awaken us, they ground us, they soothe us, they challenge us, and they nurture our mind's ability to focus and settle down. …

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Wanted: Inner Harmony

What's that you say? You don't find Savasana particularly relaxing unless you've sweated and snorted your way through an exhausting practice? That's OK. You might not always have those deep, easy, peaceful Savasanas because relaxation isn't something we're taught…

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For the past year, I've tried to carve out a more sustainable existence for myself. No more working until my arms ache and my eyes twitch - I get up and take breaks now. No more skipping yoga because…

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Picture Perfect

I'll let you in on a secret: Hanumanasana is not a particularly difficult pose for me. When I was five years old, I took gymnastics lessons. And although I was terrible on the vault and a complete chicken when…

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Groovy, Baby

In my experience side bending feels luscious, decadent, and delicious. I tend to be less achievement-oriented in my side bends than I am in my forward bends or backbends. Instead of trying to go deeper or bend further, I…

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How to Avoid/Fall in Love with Shoulderstand

Ah, Shoulderstand. The pose that drives me to pretend I have my period, just so I don’t have to suffer through it. Mmm hmm. That’s right ladies and gents, I said it: I have, on at least one occasion,…

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Making Peace with Up Dog

Upward-Facing Dog and I did not become fast friends upon our first introduction. For years I found the pose alternately painful and confounding. These days I relish it.…