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Ardha Matsyendrasana

Master Ardha Matsyendrasana – Half Lord of the Fishes

Half Lord of the Fishes – Ardha Matsyendrasana is a seated twist suited for all levels.  It’s commonly practiced in Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Iyengar yoga.  Ardha Matsyendrasana is pronounced ARE-dah-see-en-DRAHS-anna and translates to Half Lord of the Fishes Pose. Ardha = half and Matsyendrasana is the Hindu sage in which the pose is named after. He is […]

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core exercise for pregnancy

Core Exercises For Pregnancy 6 Easy Exercises

When we think about core muscles, the first image that comes to mind is the 6 pack. But the core group encompasses much more than this. We are talking about all the major muscles that assist with the posture, globally stabilizing the thorax and pelvis during dynamic movement. Creating inner pressure to expel substances.  These […]

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yoga poses for neck and shoulder tension

Six Yoga Poses For Neck and Shoulder Tension

This series of restorative yoga poses are great for neck and shoulder tension. Each posture is broken down with instruction for helping you get the most out of the benefits they offer. If tension is something that you struggle with regularly, learning just a few of these poses and practicing them a little every day […]

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Master Malasana Garland Pose

Todays Pose Break Down features Garland Pose – Malasana, Mala = Garland, also translated as Rosary or Necklace and Asana = Pose or Seat. Pronounced MAA-LAA-sa-na and also called Upavesasana.  It’s an all levels squat that opens the feet, inner groins and front body. It’s highly beneficial for those who spend time sitting regularly as it […]

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prenatal arm workout

20 Minute Prenatal Arm Workout No Weights

With all the changes your body is going through during pregnancy which you have no control over, working out is an amazing way to stay connected to your body. (and so the changes don’t spread too much!)  Set aside 20 minutes for  a good prenatal arm workout. Having Strong arms is good for you and […]

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Extended Puppy Pose - Uttana Shishosana

Master Extended Puppy Pose – Uttana Shishosana

Today’s featured pose is Extended Puppy Pose – Uttana Shishosana. It’s a hybrid pose that marries the upper body- chest opening of Balasana and the lower body- inversion quality of Downward Facing Dog.  Uttana Shishosana is pronounced- OO-ta-NAH she-SHO-sahna, Uttana = Intense or Extended, Shisho =  Puppy and Asana translates to Pose or Seat. You commonly see […]

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pregnancy stretches to prepare for labor AV_CG-11

Pregnancy Stretches To Prepare For Labor Super Easy

Your water just broke! Now you have to rush to the hospital because at any point your baby is just going to pop out! Well this might be how it goes in movies but in real life things are a little different (just a little). First of all, in most cases, labor doesn’t start with your […]

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yoga for kidney and liver

Yoga For Kidney And Liver 9 Strengthening Poses

This article will introduce you to yoga for kidney and liver to support healthy kidney and liver functioning. Both of which are vital to digestive health and overall vitality!  The liver has an unbelievably tremendous job and often if you’re suffering from high blood pressure or weight issues it’s worth checking the liver out. Your […]

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eagle pose - garudasana

Eagle Pose Garudasana

Eagle Pose – Garudasana, pronounced – gah-rue-DAHS-anna is a Standing Balancing pose that requires mobility of your shoulders and hips, balance and focus.  Garudasana comes from the sanskrit root Garud, which means “Eagle” and Asana = Pose or Seat. It’s said that this mythical king bird was protector of humanity and preserver of creation and a vehicle […]

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tailbone pain during early pregnancy

Tailbone Pain During Early Pregnancy 4 Stretches

Tailbone pain during early pregnancy is one the most common aches you can experience. First, second or third trimester, tailbone pain can strike at any time. The tailbone, also known as coccyx, is located at the bottom of your spine. It is composed of three to five bones that are connected by joints and cartilage. It […]

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