The Yogi's Blog: Facts, Figures, and Figments of Imagination

Why Yoga Towels are Vital to your Yoga Practice

Posted by Heather C. Lancaster on 7/12/2018 to Yoga Products


With yoga towels being displayed as merely an accessory to your practice, one wouldn’t think to prioritize them as a necessity for safety. With numerous benefits to their use, yoga towels should be included in all starter kits as a vital tool to use for wiping away and securing moisture.



Find and Keep Your Balance in Yoga

Posted by Heather C. Lancaster on 6/27/2018 to Yoga As Fitness & Lifestyle


One of the hardest things for me in my practice is balance. Balance is defined in yoga as being truly present within the moment in order to maintain focus in the mind to allow the body to relax in each pose.



Methods To Easily Enhance Any Yoga Pose

Posted by Heather C. Lancaster on 5/31/2018 to Yoga As Fitness & Lifestyle



Granting yourself these five tips, and applying them to your practice, will help guide you towards not only finding the correct edge within each pose but also discovering a better release.


10 Signs You Totally Have Yoga Brain

Posted by Heather C. Lancaster on 5/16/2018 to Modern Yoga Trends


We all know and love those moments of pure bliss following a yoga class, especially a round that really works your body. I mean, who really wants to come out of their Savasana anyways? We should all just have a sleepover and wake up wondering if we should just practice again in the morning. After yoga, we basically experience about an hour or less of euphoria and feel like we’re having an outer body experience. However, these moments definitely tend to have their bloopers and have been commonly referred to having “yoga brain.”



Becoming a Yogi: The Big Shift After Practicing Yoga For A Year

Posted by Heather C. Lancaster on 4/24/2018 to Yoga As Fitness & Lifestyle


Just like in anything I’ve committed to, I’ve come to learn that consistency is a choice.   


At first, applying this Eastern philosophy to my American-soaked life was difficult. The fitness aspects of yoga were understood, only once my practice progressed, I started noticing that yoga was much more than that.


My perception shifted. It shifted BIG.



How to Create a Permanent Yoga Space in your Tiny Apartment

Posted by Heather C. Lancaster on 3/29/2018 to Modern Yoga Trends



You obviously have full permission to unroll your mat each time you want to practice. I mean, what’s the big deal right? Why do you need a designated place in your already tiny overpriced apartment to permanently dedicate to yoga?


Simple. Because it helps you stick with your practice.



The Best Way to Clear Your Mind

Posted by Heather C. Lancaster on 3/7/2018 to Health & Wellness


The Best Way to Clear Your Mind

I think we are what gives us the ability to clear our minds because we give ourselves the permission to do so. You might be thinking, “What, I don’t need permission to relax,” but unfortunately most of us do. Permission being justifying our relaxation.



Is Wrist Pain Affecting Your Practice?

Posted by Heather C. Lancaster on 2/13/2018 to Yoga As Fitness & Lifestyle



If you find your wrists starting to hurt during your yoga practice, you may be placing your weight on the wrong places. The solution to this recurring discomfort may not be that you have bad or weak wrists, but sincerely just the placement of your hands on the mat.



Know Your Teas: The Only 5 and The Top 10

Posted by Heather C. Lancaster on 12/21/2017 to Health & Wellness


When most think of tea, they think of the hundreds of different flavors that help you sleep, lose weight, boost your mood and stay healthy. Well, they're right... but do they know that there are really only 5 types of tea?



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.



Common Mistakes Made in Bridge Pose

Posted by Heather C. Lancaster on 5/17/2017 to Yoga As Fitness & Lifestyle

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

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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.