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Adho Mukha Svanasana - Downward Facing Dog

Adho Mukha Svanasana – Downward Facing Dog Pose
One of the most popular asanas in the yoga practice is definitely Adho Mukha Svanasana or as we know it in English, Downward Facing Dog. The word adho means down, mukha means face and svana means dog. The pose resembles that of a dog stretching with the bum in the air and paws stretched out in front. Adho Mukha Svanasa...
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Yoga Sequence to Ease You Into Your Day

This short peaceful sequence is great for slowly waking up in the morning and bringing some movement into the body. Breathing deeply and consciously while holding the asanas and moving through them will re-energize the body with the added oxygen intake. If you would like more details on this sequence, the names of the ...
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What is Ujjayi Breathing?

Woman in grass doing warrior pose and breathing
Breathing is very important in yoga both on and off the mat. The Ujjayi breath is a powerful breathing technique that can be performed anywhere, anytime and definitely during yoga sessions. It is often emphasized during yoga classes as it helps keep the mind focused, in the moment and in a meditative state. It also kee...
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List of Yoga Equipment to Try Out

Yoga Equipment
I’ve mentioned this before, you don’t need anything to start doing yoga, you don’t need any specific equipment or gadgets, all you need is some floor space. Ideally you will want to do it on a carpet, which is how I started before I bought my first yoga mat, but you can also do it on grass or if all you have is ...
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Five Yoga Poses To Wake You Up

Savasana – Corpse Pose
How often do you snooze your alarm clock, struggle to get yourself out of bed in the mornings and cover your head with the duvet hoping you can just get a little more time? I love my sleep and generally only get up between 9 and 10 am if waking up without an alarm clock. I am not a morning person and there have been...
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Types of Yoga

Yoga Class
Yoga has evolved over the years and developed into different styles from the traditional Hatha Yoga. There are so many variations of yoga out there that even if you do a class and find it is not for you do not despair, there are other styles you can try. Some people attend a Power Yoga class at their nearest gym and ...
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My First Yoga Mat

Light blue reebok yoga mat
So, I have been thinking of getting myself a new yoga mat. Looking back to when I got my first mat, I didn’t put much thought into it probably because the selection of yoga mats back then was so limited. Today manufacturers have come out with so many different types that it is overwhelming to choose which one to buy....
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Practicing Saucha During the Festive Season

Broth soup with dumplings
It’s that time of the year again when December embarks upon us and we start the festive season preparations. I love Christmas, when you get to spend an entire three days with family and friends just chatting and eating. Christmas is a big deal in my family. We start celebrations with a Christmas eve dinner. Traditio...
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Orange Julius Smoothie

Orange Fruit
During the course of the year we work hard, life gets busy and we get sick, either getting the flu or cold. It is so important to ensure we keep our immune systems strong and nourish our bodies. Keeping a healthy balanced diet, exercising regularly and getting enough sleep. Some of us may have a tendency to grab a cup ...
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Finding Peace with Yoga

Man sitting in grass field
This is a beautiful quote that truly makes one stop and ponder. Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. unknown author Most of us want peace in our lives. We want to get away from the chao...
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