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WEAVING MIND-BODY-SOUL WITH TANTRA YOGA FLOW

LEXI PAYUMO
Yoga Faqs
July 22, 2018

Have you ever experienced a great yoga class that answered all that your body’s physical and emotional needs but there was something deeper to it and you just wanted to learn more? Where the teacher was using words like chakras, bandha’s, Ayurveda, and mantra’s… but left you questioning more than experiencing? Or do you already know some of…


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OF FELINE GURUS: LESSONS FROM THE CAT SCHOOL OF YOGA

GLADY ROSALES
Inspire
May 15, 2018

“Now an accomplished Yogi good at sitting still  He ponders ancient mysteries on the window-sill, Now stretches, bares his claws and saunters off to find the thrills of love and hunting, cunningly combined. Acrobat, diplomat, and simple tabby cat, He conjures tangled forests in a furnished flat.” – Michael Hamburger, London Tom-cat It’s been ten years since I…


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IT’S TIME TO MAKE TIME

ALEXA MAZARAKIS
Yoga Philosophy
May 15, 2018

“Small moments can have great power. You can use your bits of time for bits of joy.” (Laura Vanderkam) Einstein famously said that time is relative, and anyone who has ever traveled to a new place knows this to be true.  Imagine walking down a street you’ve never been on, searching for a cafe you’ve never been to…


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URBAN YOGI CHALLENGE: OFFICE YOGA

NICA HECHANOVA DE ERQUIAGA
Asana 101
March 21, 2018

All photos by: Dale Capa | Model: Margaux Lim   When you find yourself too busy to leave work  or find it too late in the day to trek through the traffic for a yoga class, doesn’t mean you can’t bring your yoga practice in the office. For the corporate Urban Yogi’s out there, take your practice off…


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THE FUSS ABOUT FASCIA

CHRISTINA MANINGO
Yoga Faqs
March 21, 2018

What is Fascia? Fascia has become a hot topic in recent years as more and more research has uncovered the importance of it to our overall health. What is Fascia you ask? Fascia is densely woven connective tissue that surrounds, stabilizes, separates and interconnects almost every structure in the body including internal organs and in and around the…


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STARTING A PRACTICE

RON HABLA
Yoga Faqs
January 23, 2018

Starting out a yoga practice can be overwhelming. As simple a step as picking the studio and the teacher to start your practice with can already be daunting. The choices are simply endless! And in the end, these might not even matter. Here are four simple points that, I believe, are TRULY important when starting out (and sustaining)…


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YOGA PROPS: NOT MY TRAINING WHEELS

MARC MACADAEG
Align & Refine
November 19, 2017

I fell in love with the physicality of asana during an extended bout of anxiety in my life. I was instantly addicted to the sense of calm that permeated me and quieted my mind each time I stepped onto my mat to practice. The quick progress I made in terms of performing asana, that sense of moving forward…


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LIFE AFTER LIFE

ANDI BAÑEZ
Real Yogis, Real Stories
November 19, 2017

You go through life thinking you have a time limit. That there’s a set clock to get everything you want done and when “you’re not getting any younger,” is a common statement from people older than you. Of course, there’s pressure to do everything now while you can. And this guy, well, he did all that. He was…


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DRAW YOUR… OUTER HIPS IN

TAMI LEDESMA
Yoga Faqs
September 15, 2017

When you encounter your first few balance poses or asymmetrical standing poses in yoga, you’ll hear your teacher often say, – “hug your outer hips in” – “spin your inner thighs back” – “level your pelvis” And these probably won’t make sense to you at first… until you hold a balancing pose for more than five breaths and…


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PRANAYAMA ON THE GO

JANAKA ORDOÑEZ
Asana 101
July 14, 2017

A short and quick pranayama practice that can be done anytime of the day to get you centered.     Janaka Ordoñez surfs and teaches vinyasa flow, pranayama, meditatiom and FNR at Urban Ashram Yoga. He’s been practicing for over 15 years and has studied Sivananda Hatha Yoga and also is certified under the YogaWorks 200Hr Teacher Training,…