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The Proper Way to Pose

Posted by Heather C. Lancaster on 8/17/2017 to Yoga As Fitness & Lifestyle

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Twelve common yoga poses done right! Have you ever felt sore the next day after your practice? Sometimes it’s the intensity of the class, other times it’s the positioning of your body that could cause next morning stiffness.

20 Essential Oils & Their Benefits

Posted by Heather C. Lancaster on 7/12/2017 to Health & Wellness

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20 Essential Oils & Their Benefits

When grown, harvested and distilled properly, essential oils have a variety of health benefits. Concentrated from aromatic plants, trees and flowers, these liquids can be used for multiple advantages towards healing the body.

Seriously, Only Use this Mat for Hot Yoga

Posted by Heather C. Lancaster on 5/2/2017 to Yoga Products

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Which Type of Mat to Use for Hot Yoga

There are definitely a few factors to take into consideration when shopping for a hot yoga mat. As we know, choosing a similar type of yoga mat used for a regular flow class will probably result in a ‘slip-n-slide’ type of experience during hot yoga. We have all been there. . . extending back to into downward facing dog and having your hands slowly slide forward more and more until next thing you know. . . you are back in plank again.

15 Health Benefits of Adding Garlic to your Diet

Posted by Heather C. Lancaster on 4/19/2017 to Health & Wellness


I always knew garlic was good for you, but just how good for you it is even shocked me. For your eyes only, listed below are fifteen health benefits offered from adding garlic to your diet:

5 Minute Meditation at Your Desk

Posted by Heather C. Lancaster on 4/7/2017 to Yoga As Fitness & Lifestyle

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You might be at your desk right this second in search of a solution to how you're currently feeling. Are you tired, uncomfortable or stressed? Work can bring us into an overwhelming state where we constantly suffer from fatigue due to the never-ending “to-do” list that transpires. You’re here to find a quick temporary solution to this problem and I’m here to give it to you, so follow these few steps and suggestions to take the edge off a little bit while at work.

The Two Restorative Poses Needed to Sleep

Posted by Heather C. Lancaster on 3/31/2017 to Modern Yoga Trends

 It can be frustrating not being able to get the adequate sleep needed for what you have planned the next day. A great solution when laying in bed staring at the ceiling is to take a minute and practice these two restorative poses:

Combat Anxiety With These 3 Breathing Techniques

Posted by Brittany Epley on 12/5/2016
From Ujjayi to Nadi Shodhana, a variety of breathing techniques can be used to minimize anxiety and handle panic attacks.

10 Ways to Find More Joy Every Day

Posted by Brittany Epley on 11/28/2016
Joy is one of the highest emotional vibrations we can experience. Use these 10 tips to help cultivate more joy in your life each day.

Deepen Your Yoga Practice With Bolsters

Posted by Sky Andersen on 11/21/2016
Deepen Your Yoga Practice With Bolsters

Yoga Poses To Get You Ready For Wheel Pose

Posted by Brittany Epley on 11/14/2016
Don’t let the challenge of Wheel Pose keep you from its benefits. Sometimes it’s just a mental block keeping us from Wheel. We talk ourselves into believing we can’t do it when we just haven’t given it a good try.

Know Your Chakras

Posted by Sky Andersen on 10/31/2016
If you've ever attended a yoga or meditation class, you've probably heard the term "chakra" at some point. However, while many aspiring yogis are familiar with this term, few truly understand the concept and how it can be applied to everyday life.

Yoga Poses for a Strong Core

Posted by Kedron Walsh on 10/24/2016
Do you tend to neglect the core muscles around your middle? Learn how strengthening this area can improve your yoga practice and daily life:

8 Fall Superfoods to Fuel your Practice

Posted by Brittany Epley on 10/17/2016
The autumn harvest offers an array of delicious, nutritious foods that taste even better in season. Here are 8 of the top fall superfoods to fuel your yoga practice.

5 yoga styles offer something for everyone

Posted by Kedron Walsh on 10/10/2016
Trying to understand the ins and outs of yoga styles can be complex for newcomers but once you become familiar with the basics, you can try to find something you like.

Mindfulness Monday

Posted by Sky Andersen on 10/3/2016
Mindfulness helps you stay in the here and now.

Ayurveda 101: What is It and How Can it Help Me?

Posted by Kedron Walsh on 9/26/2016
If you’re looking for a health system that’s intuitive, preventative, holistic and time-tested, Ayurveda just might be for you.

Yoga for Runners

Posted by Sky Andersen on 9/19/2016
Yoga is a great way for runners to relieve muscle tension and ward off injuries. Learn which yoga poses are best for runners.

5 Yoga Poses to Relieve Anxiety

Posted by Sky Andersen on 9/12/2016
Yoga is known for relaxing people physically and mentally, and several poses are designed to be calming and also require concentration so you're not worrying about cares of the world.

Get Out There! How to Maximize the Benefits of Outdoor Yoga

Posted by Sky Andersen on 9/5/2016
Yoga reconnects us with the forces of nature, and practicing outdoors can take this to new levels. Consider these outdoor yoga tips and benefits.

A Simple Morning Routine to Set a Calm Yet Energetic Tone for the Day

Posted by Brittany Epley on 8/29/2016
Looking for a simple morning routine to set a calm yet energetic tone for the day? These 5 steps can help you to begin your day happy and healthy.

Healing Power of Aromatherapy

Posted by Sky Andersen on 8/15/2016
Aromatherapy uses essential oils to provide numerous physical and psychological health benefits.

5 Meditation Tips for Beginners

Posted by Sky Andersen on 8/8/2016
Thinking of trying meditation, but worried you won't be able to sit still and clear your mind? These five tips can make meditation accessible to anyone.

How a Qigong Practice Can Enhance Your Yoga Practice

Posted by Kedron Walsh on 8/1/2016
How a Qigong Practice Can Enhance Your Yoga Practice

Beginner's Yoga: Jump In

Posted by Jen J. on 9/5/2014
Beginner's Yoga: Jump In
So you decided to start going to yoga. Good for you. It’s a great way to get in shape, increase your flexibility, and achieve that long and lean body you have always wanted. But if you want to get the most out of your commitment, it’s important to follow these basic rules that tend to be ignored by beginners.