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Teaching Yoga: Sanskrit Terms Explained

Posted on 5/3/2017 by Elaine Clara Mah in Beginner Yoga Tips Teaching Sanskrit Terms Explained Pranayama Chakras Namaste Drishti

As a yoga teacher, there may come times where you would use Sanskrit terms during class, whether you like it or not. This is because it is often the case where most Sanskrit words don’t have an English equivalent that fully explains the meaning of the terms.

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Pranayama Ninja

Posted on 1/23/2017 by Andrea Ferretti in Pranayama Deep Breathing Ground Down Yoga Practice Andrea Ferretti

I’m going to share something straight-up and simple that’s transpiring for me lately. Here goes: As the working mom of a preschooler with a husband who travels constantly, I can say that unequivocally, it’s my practice that keeps me sane and balanced. (Can I get an “Amen!”)

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Stay Steadfast in your Self-Practice

Posted on 12/27/2016 by YogaDownload .com in Deep Breathing Meditation Pranayama self-care YogaDownload.com Featured Classes Yoga Lifestyle Yoga for the Holidays Sadhana

Last week, we discussed the Winter Solstice and how when we align with nature, we settle into a rhythm that honors our own inner being. It’s easy to get off balance this time of year when the world seems focused on the holidays, and your usual schedule flies out the window. How we can maintain our self-practice or Sadhana!

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Na'maste at Home with YogaDownload and Roku

Posted on 10/16/2016 by YogaDownload .com in self-care YogaDownload.com Practice Yoga Take Yoga Anywhere ROKU Meditation Pranayama yoga Kundalini Yoga

Do you ever feel like yoga should be more accessible? It has become harder with our fast-paced lives to get our practice in. Especially in a highly digital world, we have become more and more distracted. Instead of staying centered and trusting our internal compass, we’re pulled in a million directions. What’s the solution?

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Celebrate Simplicity: Achieving Balance Through Hatha

Posted on 9/20/2016 by YogaDownload .com in Pranayama Hatha Yoga Chakras Yoga Path Energetic Patterns Sushumna Nadi Achieving Balance Through Hatha

Do you ever get confused with all the labels attached to yoga practices today? There is hatha yoga, kundalini yoga, power yoga, yin yoga, vinyasa yoga, flow yoga, hot yoga— and the list seems to keep growing. For starters, classic hatha yoga is often referred to as the umbrella under which any practice that includes physical postures resides. 'Ha-' is Sanskrit for sun and '-tha' means moon. Thus, hatha yoga is based on creating balance between our masculine qualities—active, hot, sun—and feminine ones—receptive, cool, moon.

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The 4 Kinds of Yoga

Posted on 8/6/2015 by Ashley Josephine in Pratyahara Samadhi Pranayama yoga Asana Yama Niyama Dharana Dhyana

If you’ve been around this blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m a big advocate of practicing your yoga in whatever way works best for you.

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Hopelessness Can Be a Good Thing

Posted on 7/17/2013 by Alan Finger in Meditation Pranayama

When you meditate, I want you to be hopeless. It may sound strange, but I simply want you to lose that need to drive forward that we all have. Instead of focusing on expectations and outcomes, I want you to witness what’s going on in your mind at this moment.

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