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Om is typically chanted at the beginning and end of a yoga practice. The root of Om is in Hinduism and is a trio of sounds comprised of “A, U, M.” Many experts say that the trio of sounds represents the heavens, earth and underworld and Hindu Gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Om is also [...]

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Namaste is an acknowledgement of the divine within you from one soul to another. Literally, Namaste means “I bow to you.” The gesture of Namaste is done by bringing both hands together at the heart chakra, which is the heart our center. The head bows down towards the hands, allowing the third eye to tilt [...]

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The Sanskrit word Yoga has several meanings–the one that resonates best for me is ‘to yolk or join.’ New Yogis (male) and Yoginis (female) alike might be surprised to learn that Yoga grew out of an oral tradition dating back thousands of years. 2,000 years ago, Patanjali, an Indian sage translated this oral history in [...]

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The foundations of yoga philosophy were written down in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra in 200AD. His work provides a kind of blueprint for a purposeful yogic way of life. The eightfold path described in this work is known as ashtanga, which literally means “eight limbs” (ashta=eight, anga=limb)–bringing a holistic focus on the Divine. At a very [...]

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Your yoga practice can change your world completely. Yoga offers a unique opportunity to practice gratitude daily–thereby changing the way you see the world and your place in it. A mindful practice teaches us to see experiences in a new way which changes our perspective and perception. Gratitude is living the dharma in daily life, [...]

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The health benefits of yoga for the athlete are endless. Physically, yoga is a great workout which improves balance, strength and flexibility. It also reduces the physical imbalances that athletes regularly experience due to the repetitive use of the same muscle groups. The real magic of yoga for athletes happens on the inside which may [...]

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