Archive for May, 2013

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Yoga Therapy for Migraines

Migraine headaches affect more than 28 million Americans, and about 75% are women. I believe that yoga practice can help reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches. A migraine headache can cause intense throbbing or pulsing in one area of the head and is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light […]

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Om Meditate

1. Om: Begin your practice with the chant om. 2. Meditation: Sit in a comfortable cross-legged position. Place your palms on your thighs. Open your eyes about halfway and rest your gaze on the floor five feet in front of you. Focus your attention on the breath. Whenever you realize you’ve gotten caught up in […]

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Guys Really Do Need Yoga!

When you mention yoga to most guys they think of women from the 1970s in purple leotards and pink leg warmers doing some passive form of stretching. Or maybe they think about some far-out guy chanting. Those images probably do not appeal to most guys. When I mention that I teach yoga to male acquaintances, […]

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Why to make anxiety your new BFF

Sometimes during a yoga class, I experience sensations I can only describe as anxiety. Maybe you do too. Usually in long held forward bends, hip openers, or breathing through Ustrasana, there’s a dull tightness that’s a mix of physical block and mental stuckness. Hard to describe. It makes you wonder why you subject yourself to […]

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Skip Savasana Pose

You’ve made it all the way through your daily yoga practice, and you’re wining down in Savasana, or corpse pose. However, you might not want to lay there in a quiet pose after all of the activity that you just went through. If you need some convincing to stay in Savasana pose for as long […]

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