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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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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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What type of yoga do you teach?

Yoga Styles Taught through Alligator Healing Arts Yoga: All sessions taught through AHA! Yoga focus on the fundamentals of yoga postures, including standing, sitting, twisting, and supine poses.  The emphasis always rests on doing what is right for your individual body and mind that particular day.  Props such as blocks, straps, cushions, and even chairs… Continue reading What type of yoga do you teach?