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What do Parivrtta and Utthita Mean? 15 Common Sanskrit Names for Yoga Poses

Sanskrit names for Yoga Poses are based around a core set of vocabulary. Learn words like Parivrtta (revolved) and Utthita (extended) and Ardha (half).

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5 Pranayama Breathing Exercises for Yoga Beginners

The 5 breathing exercises (Pranayama) you are most likely to encounter in yoga classes, including Ujjayi, Kapalabhati, and Alternate Nostril.

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How to Do Lotus Pose (Padmasana) and Half Lotus

Lotus Pose is often seen in images of meditation, but it’s not right for all bodies. Here's how to enter the pose safely and some alternative poses.

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How to Do Three-Part Breath (Dirga Pranayama) to Calm Your Body and Mind

Yoga’s Three-Part Breath works three ways, clearing your mind, relaxing your body’s nervous system and improving your lung function. Let's take it step-by-step.

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How to Do Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana) Plus Variations!

Pigeon pose can be daunting if you have tight hips but lots of variations and props make for happy hip opening for beginning and advanced Yogis alike.

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Yoga Alignment: Why it Matters So Much

Alignment in Yoga is the way each pose should be done for the greatest benefit and least risk. Learn why alignment is so important and how to improve.

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Every Day has its Dog: 7 Playful Yoga Down Dog Variations

A selection of Downward Facing Dog variations to suit your every mood, including back bending, twisting, core strength, and shoulder strength. This sequence includes Puppy, Turbo Dog, Dolphin, a Down...

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How to Do Chair Pose (Utkatasana)

Chair Pose is one of yoga’s strongest postures, working the legs from ankle to thigh, the glutes, the back, the core, and the shoulders. It’s done frequently in flow classes,...

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Yoga for Strength: 9 of Yoga’s Best Strength-Building Poses

Yoga is strength training for the body and mind. Here are 9 poses that offer a real workout for your legs, arms, core, and back, plus tips on how to...

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The History of the Yoga Mat: Know Your Facts

Liforme’s The History of the Yoga Mat animated video illustrates just how seriously we take the environmental impact of our yoga mat’s manufacture and disposal and explains why and how...

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How to Do Happy Baby Yoga Pose (Ananda Balasana)

Happy Baby is a lovely stretch for the hips and groins, but people often get confused about how to do it. We’re here to help!

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How to Do Cat-Cow Stretches (Chakravakasana) 3 Ways

Three ways to try the Cat-Cow yoga stretch: classic hands and knees, seated in a chair, and lying on your back. A spinal warm-up for every body!

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