Watch: Taking Yoga to New Heights with Andrew Sealy

Sep 11, 2018

Watch: Taking Yoga to New Heights with Andrew Sealy

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Do you make a habit of challenging yourself? How do you work to find your edge in your yoga practice, then push into it? For Andrew Sealy, finding the edge meant elevating his practice—literally. At the beginning of Sealy’s yoga journey, he was a trail runner whose goal was to improve his flexibility. He was inspired by the beautiful landscapes he encountered on runs, and slowly began to bring his yoga …

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Sep 10, 2018

September Giveaway: YogiMall

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We’ve teamed up with our friends at YogiMall for our September giveaway sweepstakes prize. For the month of September, YogaBasics readers can have a chance to win a deluxe yoga mat and prop package! About YogiMall: Based in Austin, TX, YogiMall is committed to creating high-quality products that enhance the overall experience of yoga and fitness. All of their products are natural and environmentally friendly! Please take a moment to check out their website to see …

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Sep 6, 2018

Yoga Quiz: What Is Your Yoga Learning Style?

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Have you ever noticed that you tend to absorb information better when it’s presented to you in a specific way? Maybe you can memorize a yoga flow after seeing someone else do it once, or perhaps you do better when you practice along with an audio tutorial. It doesn’t matter how you learn best—yoga is still for you! Take this quiz to find out your yoga learning style and get …

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Sep 6, 2018

How Do You Establish Consent for Yoga Adjustments?

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Yoga adjustments can offer an incredible benefit for students in many ways, but what happens when that intention is misread? The act of touching students in yoga classes does bring up the issue of consent. Although yoga adjustments have the potential to make
magic happen on a physical, mental, and emotional level, some students may receive it negatively. This begs the question, “how do I receive proper consent?” Luckily, there are a few different ways to connect with students.

Communication, awareness, and intuition become key tools for yoga teachers to ensure students have a positive experience of yoga adjustments.

1. Communication

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Interview with Yoga Teacher and Diversity Activist Dianne Bondy

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Dianne Bondy is a celebrated yoga teacher and social justice activist and a leading voice of the Yoga For All movement. She is a spokesperson for diversity in yoga and yoga for larger bodies and seeks to empower people to try yoga regardless of their shape, size, ethnicity, or level of ability. Dianne is a contributor and teacher for Yoga International and also contributes to Do You Yoga and Elephant …

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The Best New Music for Yoga: August 2018 Edition

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August’s heavy, sticky air is the perfect signal for us all to slow down. As summer draws to a close, let’s draw from its softness and mellowness to inspire relaxation and contemplation within ourselves. August’s selection of the best new yoga music is full of atmospheric ambiance and soothing global soundscapes, and we think you’ll find it perfectly suited for the languid energy of the month. Venus Meditation (SuKhush Remix) by B. …

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Aug 30, 2018

Do You Fear Change? | Yoga Philosophy: Abhinivesha

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Abhinivesha, sometimes translated as “clinging to life” or “fear of death”, is a concept that quite easily rattles me. You see, I like think of myself as a person who is ok with the fragility of life. With some serious life-threatening health issues in my past I felt as though I had come to terms with Abhinivesha and uncertainty. It turns out that broaching the topic of another person’s death sends me into a spiral of denial and ignorance.

Abhinivesha is one of the five Kleshas, introduced by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. The five Kleshas are the ways in which we suffer and are obstacles to our spiritual growth. Along with Abhinivesha, the Kleshas are: ignorance (avidya), egoism (asmita), attachmen… Read More

Aug 23, 2018

Brahmacharya & The Effects of Excess Extroversion (On Introverts)

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Recently I got a lesson in excess extroversion and practicing non-excess as an introvert. I spent four days helping my brother and his fiancee prepare for their wedding. From the moment we got up, to when we went to bed, it was non-stop wedding preparation.

We were stressed, forgot to eat and drank more coffee than we should have. I was riding high on the happiness of the occasion and the desire to get everything done before the wedding that I didn’t even notice how tired I was. Naturally, I’m a pretty introverted person and the excess extroversion was silently taking it’s toll on me.

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Aug 23, 2018

The Best Free Yoga Videos for August 2018

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Have you ever laid out your mat, settled into easy pose, and turned on a yoga video, only to find that the video requires blocks or straps? How frustrating! If you usually practice yoga at home, you may not have a full collection of yoga tools and props at your disposal like you would in a yoga studio. Not to worry—there are plenty of yoga videos online that don’t require any …

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Aug 21, 2018

24 Common Yoga Mistakes and How to Fix Them

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There’s a lot that goes on in a yoga class—concentration, breathing, bending, twisting, and inverting—it requires complete engagement of the mind, body, and heart. For beginners and experienced yogis alike, this complexity means mistakes are bound to happen. While some yoga mistakes might just make you feel uncomfortable and hold you back from progressing, others can actually compromise your safety. Don’t worry, though—most yoga mistakes are easy to correct! Over my …

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