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What is the true purpose of the push-up posture, Chaturanga Dandasana?

It’s not what you think… Chaturanga Dandasana or push up pose is one of the easiest poses get an injury. It requires a step-by-step approach, just like handstand. Yet, it has become a basic shape in many beginners yoga classes… Can you imagine if you were asked to do a handstand 5-10 times in a …

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How do you handle students with flexibility or hypermobility in yin yoga?

Like the Daoist philosophy, how we treat ourselves and others is a balance between yin and yang. There aren’t any rules to follow and new information will change our perspective with time. Understanding who is hypermobile, (a lot of joint mobility), hypomobile (reduced joint mobility) and simply inflexible (muscular tensionality) will need to be determined. …

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A quick guide to Yoga Alliance, Yoga Insurance & Teaching

Do you need membership to Yoga Alliance in 2022? Yoga Alliance (YA) is located in the USA and is currently the go-to international yoga credential institution for Yoga teachers and schools. There are also many famous yoga teachers and school, both Western and Eastern who have long lineages and/or authentic history in Yoga that do …

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What is the difference between mindfulness and meditation?

I often notice these concepts used interchangeably; however, they are different and here’s why it’s important.   Mindfulness comes from the Buddhist tradition whereas, meditation is a spiritual practice found in both Buddhism and other ancient wisdom traditions such as Vedanta and Yoga. In mindfulness, one uses their power of observation to develop presence and …

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