FITNESS & YOGA

Transforming Your Yoga Practice Through Samyama

Getting focused is a concept for which I have great respect, in part, because of how challenging it can be. Though holding a specific focus during my yoga practice does not come easily to me, the yogic concept known as samyama can be profoundly transformational, taking my asana or meditation session…

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5 Popular Yoga Poses And What They Symbolize

Perhaps you’ve been practicing yoga for a while now or even teaching it. You’ve spent hours trying to nail all the poses and their names, even in Sanskrit. You understand the difference between the Warrior poses and your Plank is as steady as a rock. But there’s much more to yoga than…

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79 Yoga Words and Sanskrit Terms to Know for Class

Namaste. Prana. Vinyasa. Om. Ujjayi. These yogic words are common to most yoga classes, but knowing all of the yoga jargon can be intimidating for beginners. Most yoga instructors guide their classes through sequences using both Sanskrit–the classical Indian language used in yoga–and the English translations for the common yoga terms….

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Where Is Yoga the Most Popular in the World?

Yoga is one of the most popular forms of exercise in the world, and it’s become a global phenomenon over the past couple decades. While some countries’ popularity for yoga still remains fairly small, there are those where it is an integral part of everyday life. Yoga has become increasingly popular…