Our Best Fall and Winter Yoga Fashion Picks for 2018

Oct 19, 2018

Our Best Fall and Winter Yoga Fashion Picks for 2018

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The shift toward the cooler weather and shorter days of autumn requires adjustments to both your yoga practice and your yoga wardrobe. As we transition, we begin to favor asanas and clothing that help us build and maintain warmth and transition into a cozier, more introspective mindset. By choosing the right colors, fabrics, and styles, you can create a fall and winter yoga wardrobe that serves both your physical and …

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Oct 18, 2018

Understanding the 3 Gunas | Yoga Philosophy

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Recently, I’ve been working on reading Richard Freeman’s beautiful book, The Mirror of Yoga. I say working on, because it’s the kind of book that reads effortlessly (he is a very poetic writer) and tricks me into thinking, “aha, I get what you are saying”. But in truth, the philosophical concepts Freeman is describing are venerable and steeped in layers of meaning, and I would be fooling myself if I said I “understand” Yoga philosophy. My understanding is closer to shadowy glimmers of perception that ebb and flow in my cognitive mind.

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Oct 16, 2018

The Best Free Yoga Videos for October 2018

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October’s roundup of free yoga videos includes six unique practices to match just about any kind of energy. Whether you need help addressing something that’s bothering you mentally or physically, are looking for an energy boost to help you start your day, or need a calming tonic to wind down before bed, there’s something here for you! 30 Minute Yoga For Mental Health Flow Australian yoga teacher Sjana Elise Earp offers …

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Oct 11, 2018

The Poses You Hate the Most, You Need the Most

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“If we do chair pose one more time I’m going to scream!” Have you ever had thoughts like these during your yoga practice? If so, you’re not alone. I have too, and so has every teacher I know and every student I’ve taught. It seems we all have at least one yoga pose we simply can’t stand. But in my experience, it’s how we deal with those difficult yoga poses …

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Oct 11, 2018

5 Tips For Grounding Your Body & Mind In Autumn

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As I sit to write this, the rain is pouring outside, I have thick socks on, warm tea and all of a sudden it feels like we are on the cusp of change. We are on the move towards the beautiful season of Autumn and with it comes the need for personal change to maintain internal balance.

Vata dosha is dominant as we move through Autumn. Made up of the elements Air and Ether and responsible for all movement in the body. The characteristics of Vata dosha are dry, light, rough, cold, brittle, mobile and spacey. Therefore, it is integral that we keep ourselves warm, lubricated and grounded to remain balanced during this time.

Below are 5 tips to integrate into your everyday routine this Autumn:

1. Prepare a cinnamon and ginger water for the week in preparation for the cooler temperatures and to keep your agni (digestive fire) stoked. I like to fill a to-go cup with half of the prepared mixture and half with warm water, sometimes with a teaspoon of honey. I drink this dur… Read More

Oct 9, 2018

Watch: Overcoming an Eating Disorder with Yoga

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In this beautifully filmed short video, Maris Degener tells the powerful story of how yoga saved her life. When her eating disorder had her believing she should take up as little space as possible, her yoga practice encouraged her otherwise. Yoga empowered Maris to claim all the physical and energetic space she needed and taught her that her words and actions have a powerful effect on the world around her. …

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ETHER Sequence starts

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Our Ether sequence starts this week in class.
If you’r’e feeling a bit sluggish after winter and wanting to refresh for spring and summer.….it’s time to join us for the Ether sequence in class. Our intention is to maintain a sense of balance and calm, to unify and energize the body mind and spirit, allowing our being to smoothly transition to the end of the year.

If you are doing Yoga at home, download your copy of Ether from our online shop.

Read more about our sequences here.

 

 

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Oct 5, 2018

October Giveaway: KiraGrace

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We’ve teamed up with our friends at KiraGrace for our October giveaway sweepstakes prize. For the month of October, YogaBasics readers can have a chance to win a matching set of a Romance Lace-Up Mesh Yoga Legging and a Goddess Corset Cami. About KiraGrace: KiraGrace is on a mission to celebrate women’s beauty, strength, and grace with products that are uniquely designed and created to be uplifting and inspiring. Each KiraGrace garment is …

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Oct 4, 2018

Yoga Quiz: What’s Your Ideal Yoga Date?

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You and your partner both love yoga. Maybe it’s even what brought the two of you together! Practicing by yourself is great—and necessary—but why not switch things up sometimes and practice together? Whether you make it a cozy yoga night in or travel far from home to a yoga retreat or festival, there are many ways to inject some togetherness into your yoga practice. Take our quiz to find out …

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Oct 4, 2018

Is Deference A Healthy Practice?

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What do you think of when you hear the word deference? Does it have positive or negative connotations to you? The noun deference is simply defined as “humble submission and respect”. Personally, I’ve been battling with this word my entire life.

I have three siblings, one younger than me and two older so, technically, I am the middle child. I took the role of middle child seriously and made it my duty to keep peace in the family. I deferred to my parents and my older siblings in order to avoid conflict. I deferred to my family, friends and intimate partners, not so much out of respect but because it seemed like the easier path to follow. It was easier for me to act submissively, but it came with an edge. My d… Read More