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YoTip: Inversions – put your feet up!

by Jasmine Carsky There are a number of reasons for developing an inversion practice.  Even during menstruation, or with conditions such as high blood pressure, detached retina, glaucoma, or neck injury, there is still a modification for everyone.  Just consult your

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YoTip: Park Bench Yoga for Cyclists by Lynette Chiang

Cyclists need twists! Use the back of your hand to open the upper shoulder.

Words and movie by Lynette Chiang. Photos by Keith Leung Do cyclists need yoga? Take a look at the above video to see what riding a bicycle (very fast, lots of miles) can do without the benefits of a regular

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YoTip: Floating Triangle Sequence with Victoria Slagter

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Words and photos by Lynette Chiang More YoTips YoTeacher Victoria Slagter presents her Floating Triangle Sequence, “a delicious warm up sequence in the morning, following your salutations to the Sun.” This post was also featured by Body Local Victoria is well known and loved

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YoTip: Awareness of the Pose with Yoshio Hama

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No straining, no pushing … the key to improving your yoga poses or asana, says Yoshio Hama, is not contortion but concentration. Here, he offers interpretive insights into some popular poses, believing that when the heart and mind lead, the body

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YoTip: Backbending with Yashmani Seepaul

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  In his seminal work Light On Yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar writes: Backbends are rejuvenating. They give energy and courage and combat depression. They open the chest and make the spine flexible. The arms and shoulders become strong. The mind and

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YoTip: Koundinyasana Prep, with Erica Arce and Friends

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  One of the easiest “fancy” poses to get into is Koundinyasana II (pose dedicated to the sage Koundinya). Kripalu YoTeacher Erica Arce, with cameo appearances from from our other YoTeachers shows you a preparation sequence to help you get there. Words and

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YoTip: Flying Crow by Donnalynn Civello

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Words and photos by Lynette Chiang More YoTips Even flying crows need to learn to fly. YoGanesh teacher Donnalynn Civello shows you how. Nobody learns to fly overnight. Take baby steps. The work in Eka Pada Galavasana (Flying Crow) is in the

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YoTip: 6-Step Downdog Tune-Up with Lynette Chiang

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Do your hammies say “nope” and your heels say “nyet” in downward facing dog? Fuggetaboutit! Here’s an easy, six-step downdog “tuning” technique for newbies, the short hamstrung and … the rest of us! Words and photos by Lynette Chiang More YoTips Ardho

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