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cat pose in yoga

Cat Pose In Yoga – Marjariasana

Cat pose in yoga is an all levels pose most often practiced in Hatha, Vinyasa and therapedic styles of yoga. It is from the Core family of postures as it primarily works to open the back body in flexion (forward bending).  Cat Pose translates in sanskrit  to Marjariasana  Marjari = Cat and Asana = Pose. It’s […]

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second trimester prenatal yoga

Second Trimester Prenatal Yoga Workout

In this second trimester prenatal yoga workout, we combine yoga with bodyweight exercises for the perfect prenatal yoga exercise routine.  The second trimester of pregnancy spreads from week 14 up to week 26. During those three months, both you and your baby are about to go through some intense changes! Your baby is going to […]

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Supine Spinal Twist stretch supta matsyendrasana

Supine Spinal Twist Stretch Supta Matsyendrasana

Supine Spinal Twist  translated in Sanskrit is Supta Matsyendrasana is pronounced; SOOP-tah MAHT-see-en-DRAHS-uh-nuh.  It’s named after a siddhi, a yogi master called Matsyendra. Supta = reclined and Matseyendra = lord of the fishes, Reclined Lord of the Fishes Pose.  It’s a supine twist, a version of the seated twist, Half Lord of The Fishes Pose | […]

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pregnant stretches for back pain

Pregnant Stretches For Back Pain Top 7 Stretches

Back pain is a common complaint for many pregnant women. During pregnancy, your body is subjected to some dramatic changes at all levels. Today will work on  some pregnant stretches for back pain.Why Your Back Hurts When Pregnant?Back pain can have several different causes.  A hormone called relaxin that is created during pregnancy to allow […]

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7 types of pranayama

Types of Pranayama & 7 Different Benefits

 It was a few years of practicing yoga before I stumbled across one of it’s biggest benefits of Yoga,  Pranayama.   I was introduced to 7 different types of Pranayama. My internal world changed. I was able to use these techniques to drop out of my head and connect me to a peace that lies behind […]

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Urdhva Hastasana

Urdhva Hastasana Mastery -Upward Salute

Urdhva Hastasana is one of those poses you were naturally doing before you even knew it was yoga!  Upward Salute is a natural stretch for the entire body. As you stretch your fingertips away from your toe tips you will feel a natural boost in energy, and bonus – it feels really good!   Urdhva […]

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squat during pregnancy

Ultimate Squats Workout During Pregnancy

Squats are a popular exercise used to strengthen the lower body during pregnacy. They can be done without equipment and mobilize major muscles of the legs like the quadriceps, the glutes and the adductors, as well as the core muscles for the spine stability. This makes them a very complete exercise.    Whether you were […]

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warrior 2 pose virabhadrasana ii

Master Warrior 2 Pose Virabhadrasana ii

Warrior 2 Pose – Virabhadrasana II, is named after a Hindu Warrior that was said to be an incarnate of Shiva. Virabhadra was depicted with a thousand feet, heads and eyes, wearing a tiger skin cloak with a garland of skulls around his neck and indeed fierce.    Virabhadrasana is pronounced, Veer-uh-buh-DRAHS-uh-nuh and translates from […]

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yoga ball pregnancy exercises

Yoga Ball Pregnancy Exercises

Yoga Birth ball is the little loving name we give to exercise balls when they are used during pregnancy and labour. You know, those big rubber balls filled with air that you can bounce on and use to do exercise in a fun way!    When you are expecting, buying a yoga ball (or borrowing […]

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yoga for tension headaches

Restorative Yoga For Tension Headaches

I was due to set off on my first backpacking adventure when I started experiencing daily tension headaches. I wasn’t practicing yoga at the time. I was oblivious to how my anxiety and nerves about this trip were manifesting in the body.   I continued to band aid the pain with pills. This did provide […]

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