How to Find the Right Yoga Studio for You

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I’ll never forget my first yoga class. I was in university, and I refused to tell anyone except for my best friend that I was going because I thought it was weird and embarrassing. I was really nervous because I had no idea what to expect out of a class, and I thought if people … Read more

5 Tips for Yoga Newbies

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Beginning a yoga practice can be scary. Not only is it a whole new set of physical exercises, but yoga is also a spiritual practice. You may find yourself wondering what to expect when you get to class, or what yoga etiquette looks like. When you’re just getting started, it’s important to keep things simple. … Read more

4 Things That Surprised Me About Yoga Teacher Training

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If you have a lot of experience with yoga, chances are you’ve at least contemplated the idea of starting yoga teacher training. Every teacher training process is different, so you can never be totally certain what to expect. When I went through teacher training, these are the four things that surprised me the most. You … Read more

Ways to Incorporate Yoga Principles Into Your Everyday Life

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As we know it today in the Western world, yoga consists of a 60- to 90-minute class in which participants flow through a series of poses. This provides a fantastic workout and helps us to connect deeply to our bodies and our breath. The physical aspects of yoga are great, but they are just one … Read more

Five benefits of meditation

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Meditation is an ancient practice that has many benefits. Consistent meditation practice can boost your health and quality of life. Many types of yoga incorporate meditation to some degree, so anyone reading this is probably already aware of many of the benefits of the practice. Keep reading for a more in-depth analysis of how meditation … Read more

How Hot is Hot Yoga?

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Like many folks just starting out, I was once a little scared to participate in a hot yoga class. I don’t do well in saunas or other very hot places. Breathing often becomes difficult and I worry about overheating and getting dizzy. But I made it through that first hot yoga class and found it … Read more

Do’s and Don’ts for Yoga Beginners

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All of us have been the new girl or the new guy in yoga class. We’ve experienced the uncertainty of being insecure about our poses, our clothing, our bodies, our practice. Eventually we find our way, but it helps to have some understanding of the unspoken etiquette of yoga studios. Consider this a list of … Read more