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Practicing in Paradise: Differences between Yoga in the City & the Tropics

From the concrete jungle to actual jungle, journey to the tropics for true transformation. In the past decade, yoga has become an increasingly Westernized form of physical exercise. The mind body spiritual integration of the practice, holistic health benefits and tranquility that yogis benefit from are just the tip of the iceberg. You don’t have …

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Upward Facing Dog Pose – Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

Pronunciation: OORD-vuh MOO-kuh shvan-AHS-uh-nuh Pose Type: Back Bend Pose Upward Facing Dog, or Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, is one of the most common yoga poses partly due to the highly recognized benefits and therapuetic uses. A cousin of Cobra pose, Downward Facing Dog is considered one of the easier back bend poses and is often performed …

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Seated Wide Legged Straddle (Upavistha Konasana)

Pronunciation: oo-pah-VEESH-tah cone-AHS-anna Pose Type: Seated Seated Wide Legged Straddle, or Upavistha Konasana, is a seated stretching pose that is recommended for yogis of all levels. Beginners who can’t bring the torso fully forward to the floor are encouraged to put a blanket or bolster in between their legs and allow the torso to rest …

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Goddess Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)

Pronunciation: SOUP-tah BAH-dah cone-NAHS-anna Pose Type: Standing, Reclining Poses Goddess Pose has two variations – both reclining and standing. The ‘Supta’ version of Baddha Konasana is the reclining bound angle pose that is considered highly restorative. A good beginner’s tip for this pose is to keep some towels, blankets, or bolsters handy, especially if practicing …

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Easy Pose (Sukhasana)

Pronunciation: Suk-ah-sana Pose Type: Seated Easy Pose may look easy, but for many people it simply isn’t. The Sukhasana pose shows us how accustomed we’ve become to sitting in chairs and sinking back into them. Our abdominal and back muscles become weak and we become prone to tight hips and lower-back pain. Approaching Easy Pose …

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