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Why is the Number 108 Significant in Yoga?

If you’ve been practicing yoga for a while, you might have noticed that the number 108 comes up often as a significant symbol in ancient traditions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. In fact, it’s so sacred that many spiritual seekers meditate with 108 mala beads to count their mantras, and yogis sometimes complete sun salutations […]

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Top 4 Breathing Practices to Raise Your Vibration

Physical postures (asana) are only one aspect of a complete yoga practice. Doing nothing but asana is like ordering a chocolate chip cookie without the chocolate chips: it’s still kinda good, but not nearly as good as it should be. Raising your vibration and getting the most out of your time on the mat means […]

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Yoga classes for auto-immune conditions, inflammation, and pain

Relaxation and gentle movement are widely touted as help for healing, and ways to ease pain. In my experience they offer something even deeper. With regular practice these techniques  can work deeper and settle stress in the mind.  That decrease in stress response helps avoid both physical and mental downward spiral. Use these practices from […]

meditation, restorative yoga, therapeutic yoga, yoga nidra

Grow a (Yoga) Spine!

Is your spinal health something you give much thought? Most often, spinal health takes a back seat. We mind our spines only in the aftermath of something gone wrong. Let’s not, however, allow it to reach that point. Let’s, instead, take our spines to yoga. Yoga is a blessing to the spine. Supporting strength, flexibility, mobility, […]

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