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What is Yoga Nidra?

    YOGA NIDRA is a beautiful relaxation and meditation method that helps you deeply relax, rejuvenate, and therefore energize.  It also increases your awareness and thus your ability to be truly present and calm.  Taught at AHA! Yoga in the Himalayan Tradition, this approach to Yoga Nidra leads you to a wakeful awareness that allows your MIND as well as… Continue reading What is Yoga Nidra?

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What is Yin Yoga, and Why Do It?

  What is Yin Yoga, and Why Do It? Yin yoga is a slower, more visibly passive form of yoga, yet it leads to very deep opening.  The focus is upon gradually stretching to release even connective tissue around the joints, particularly the knees, pelvis, sacrum, and spine.  Because this approach requires us to slow… Continue reading What is Yin Yoga, and Why Do It?

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A Shining Breath: Energize, Cleanse, Nourish, Shift, Reset

Want to energize?  Try this powerful breath. Imagine you could go inside your head and brush and floss all the old sensations, feelings, and thoughts that plague you.  In fact, there is a yoga practice whose name implies just that.  It is a delightfully refreshing and energizing practice when we need a boost of energy. … Continue reading A Shining Breath: Energize, Cleanse, Nourish, Shift, Reset

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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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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!