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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,…


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5 REASONS TO PRACTICE YOGA IN THE MORNING

TROY BERNARDO
Yoga Faqs
January 18, 2017

  We all struggle with getting out of bed, especially after a deep slumber, but really, the benefits of doing yoga in the morning is well worth it. You double those benefits when you do it on an empty stomach. Remember that the only real thing stopping us from being on the mat is our minds. So stop…


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BALANCING ACT: A PRACTICE BEYOND THE MAT

BY MARC MACADAEG
Perspective of a Yogi
January 2, 2017

Cover Photo by Kyson Dana | unsplash.com   I haven’t had time to reflect recently on it, but my life was once radically different. Too often in the past, I felt a lot of pressure to do more than I could reasonably and honestly do, and as a  consequence it always felt as if there never was enough…


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Q&A WITH JASON CRANDELL (Part 1): LEARNING ALIGNMENT

NICA HECHANOVA DE ERQUIAGA
Asana 101
November 23, 2016

Internationally known yoga teacher, Jason Crandell makes time to answer a few questions from us here at Urban Yogi. I had the pleasure and privilege of  chatting a bit with Jason, (one of my favourite yoga teachers) who is known for his skillful, grounded way of teaching vinyasa flow yoga.  Jason Crandell, a San Francisco based teacher, holds regular…


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POSTURE PERFECT

TAMI LEDESMA
Asana 101
August 26, 2016

When the beautiful Sophia Loren was asked how she stays young, she replied, “Posture! And I donʼt make old people noises.” While we canʼt always avoid making silly noises in and out of the studio, we can definitely be conscious of our posture wherever we go. Hereʼs a series of poses and gentle flow movements that can be…


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INDOOR CYCLING: MORE WAYS TO SWEAT, MORE REASONS TO STRETCH

CARLA PAREDES
Finish Strong
July 18, 2016

*In photo: Ting Joson, Saddle Row Indoor Cycling Instructor and Yoga Practicioner The rise in popularity of Indoor Cycling has been exponential over the last few years with boutique studios sprouting in key cities all over the globe.  The Philippines finally got on board with the first indoor cycling studio debuting in Manila in early 2015, and two…


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KEEP CALM & BREATHE: A DAILY ENERGY PRACTICE (Podcast Included)

MARICAR HOLOPAINEN
Yoga Therapy
July 18, 2016

When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace. ~Author Unknown Breathing is a natural physiological process; we take in oxygen (nourishment and good energy) and we expel carbon dioxide (cleansing). Improving how we breathe can improve the quality and length of our lives. Pranayama (or the practice of breath control and extension) allows us to observe…


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Yoga For Runners: 15 Minute Post Recovery Sequence

MEL TORRE
Finish Strong
June 4, 2016

While many of us who love to run experience moments of pure meditative joy, there’s no doubt that our muscles and joints sometimes feel less than blissful after a session. I’ve designed a sweet, simple recovery sequence to help strengthen the core and ease tension in overworked areas. 1. MOUNTAIN POSE Ease your way into your practice by…


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A Gathering of Urban Yogis

TROY BERNARDO
Perspective of a Yogi
June 4, 2016

  Over a hundred yogis gathered and saluted the sunday morning sun last April 17 at the Urban Yoga 2016 Festival held in the Ayala Triangle Gardens. Urban Ashram Yoga Studio organised this beautiful day for modern day urban yogis. Urban Yogis embraced the sweltering summer heat simply for the love of yoga!  Together as one community, they…