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Yoga Classes in Lake City, Florida

Alligator Healing Arts Yoga, or simply, “AHA! Yoga,” will offer private group classes and individual sessions in Lake City, Florida, beginning September 2016.  See proposed schedule here, and please e-mail (alligatoryoga@gmail.com) if another time works for you, or if you have any questions.   The schedule will change, based on student interest. AHA! Yoga also welcomes invitations… Continue reading Yoga Classes in Lake City, Florida

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Alligator Healing Arts Yoga–Now on Facebook!

We are now on Facebook!   http://www.facebook.com/alligatoryoga Please like and follow our page to receive the latest class, series, and workshop announcements directly in your Facebook timeline.  You can also share our individual posts right to your facebook page; just click the Facebook “Share” button at the bottom of each post. Your support is greatly appreciated.… Continue reading Alligator Healing Arts Yoga–Now on Facebook!

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What is Restorative Yoga?

Restorative yoga is just what the name implies:  the purpose is to help you rest and revitalize.  Restorative yoga provides relief and recovery from stress, exhaustion, and injury. The origins of restorative yoga are often linked back to the yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar, a student of Krishnamacharya and one of the most important figures for… Continue reading What is Restorative Yoga?

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Recline & Balance Pose: Anantasana

This posture is a little known sleeping beauty waiting to be discovered, as it is one of the only yoga poses that has you lie down on your side.  It is also a subtle balance asana (posture), sometimes easier for those who find standing or arm balance poses frustrating or painful. ANANTASANA: Pronounced:  /Ahh—Nahn—TAH—sah—nah/ ANANTASANA… Continue reading Recline & Balance Pose: Anantasana

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Calm Your Mind with Breath: Bhramari Pranayama

Yoga is more than just asana (physical poses) and stretching; pranayama (breathwork) is crucial for a well-rounded yoga practice.  One of the best Pranayama methods to soothe the brain and calm the mind is also one of the easiest.  And, it’s a lot of fun! “Bhramari” gets its name, “Bee’s Breath,” from the Sanskrit, “Bhramaraka.” … Continue reading Calm Your Mind with Breath: Bhramari Pranayama

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Sitz Bones & the Art of Sitting

In almost any yoga class, at some point in seated positions, you will be asked to sit up on your Sitz Bones.  For most new yoga students, this creates a raised eyebrow:  What the heck are those, and why do we need such precise directions just to sit, anyway? Your Sitz Bones (also commonly referred… Continue reading Sitz Bones & the Art of Sitting

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Yoga & Happy Heart Health

According to both the American Heart Association and the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, practicing yoga benefits your heart.  Remarkably, traditional yoga asana (like  those of Kripalu and Iyengar styles of yoga) includes slow or moderate movements, so they are not part of the vigorous 150 minutes of aerobic exercise recommended by the American Heart Association.  How,… Continue reading Yoga & Happy Heart Health

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New to Yoga? No worries!

“Eeek!  I am new to yoga.  What can I expect at my first class or private session?” We do gentle yoga, which focuses on stretching, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques.  Most of the class time is spent stretching; these are the specific yoga postures (or “asanas,” pronounced “AHH—sah—nahs”) that most people imagine when they hear… Continue reading New to Yoga? No worries!