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How to Stand Tall in Tadasana

There is more to Tadasana, or Mountain Pose, than meets the eye. One of the sayings I’ve heard about this seemingly simple pose that resonates with me and applies to many of yoga’s foundational asanas is,  “Master the hard stuff in the easy poses, so that the hard poses become easy.” While those with an…

You’ve Heard of WODs, But WTF Are YODs?!

As CrossFit’s WODs (Workout of the Day) become more and more popular even among those outside of a box (lingo for a CrossFit meeting place), the idea of pushing the body to great limits in a short period of time is expanding into a new and somewhat unexpected arena. The YOD – a power yoga…

Improve Your Posture with this Simple Yoga Pose

Good posture isn’t just for balancing books on your head while you walk; standing or sitting tall can actually improve the quality of your life. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, “It promotes movement efficiency and endurance and contributes to an overall feeling of well-being.” All of that sounds great, and improving your posture…

Bend, Don’t Break with Swaying Palm Tree Pose

Swaying Palm Tree pose, known in Sanskrit as either Tiryaka Tadasana or Tiryaka Tala-Vrikshasana, is a standing side bend appropriate for all levels of yoga practice. It can be a gentle lean from side-to-side as an opener to promote length along the sides of the body or it can be modified for a intense side-bending-not-breaking…

How to Perform Boat Pose

Boat Pose, or Navasana, is a move you find not only in yoga but in a variety of other fitness modes as well, including boot camps and Pilates. While it is most commonly revered for its strengthening of the core muscles, Boat Pose also builds up the hip flexors that provide support to the lumbar…

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