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Learn to consciously utilize muscles, like the psoas, that tend to do their own thing.
You can learn to consciously utilize muscles, like the psoas, that tend to do their own thing, and when you do, it can transform your yoga practice.
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Thank you. On point for today's practice. 
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Working with the hips can bring up intense feelings on both the emotional and physical ends of the spectrum.
This sequence is built to open your hips enough to work toward Foot-Behind-the-Head-Pose (Eka Pada Sirsasana).
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So true. 
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Houston yoga teacher Roberta Paixao Cortes offers three tips for moving forward with your 2017 goals and making changes in your life this year.
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The key to protecting your wrists is—surprise!—a strong core.
Your wrists bear weight in each vinyasa. Without proper support, this can lead to injury. Use these poses to help build strength in your wrists and core.
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Overall, yoga injuries became almost twice as common in 2014 as in 2001.
A new study published last November in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine found that yoga injuries are on the rise, especially among older adults.
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Yes I've seen a lot of older people pushing their limits without having proper posture or positioning and I just try not to look...
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Well, the good news is that Jump Throughs are easier than Jump Backs for new students.
Learn the tricky Ashtanga transition, the Jump Through between postures. The good news: it's easier to master than jumping back!
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Does yoga have the same benefits as cardio? (Tell us what you think!)
While yoga may not seem like cardio, all practices aren't created equal. Some strategic sequencing can help you get a cardio workout from your practice.
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How do you know when it’s time to lead?
Whether you've practiced for years or just found yoga recently, there are a few things to think about before you start teaching yoga.
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"The jumpback transition from Bakasana to Chaturanga is mostly mental"—overcome doubt.
The jumpback transition from Bakasana to Chaturanga is mostly mental. Overcome doubt and the rest is just practice.
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Very similar to crow pose. I can't do the side crow at all.
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To avoid injuring your knees, don’t allow your feet to splay out.
Increase flexibility in the knees and hips, tone the muscles in the arches of the feet, and increase circulation in the feet and legs with Hero Pose.
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Because your nervous system needs a little recovery time.
A restorative yoga practice can help you rest, reflect, and refresh this holiday season. Here's how.
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5 go-to yoga poses when you need a dose of happy.
You can always find joy inside of you, if you just take the time to tap into it, writes Erica Rodefer Winters. This week, she shares 5 poses that help her find happiness when she's feeling blue.
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