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Adam
11:40 pm

5 Things your breath does for your yoga practice

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1) Enhances the mind-body connection

2) Allows us to control other functions in the body (heart rate, blood pressure, respiration)

3) Generates more oxypen for the body

4) Opens up the body

5) Changes the patterns of our mind and our life


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Adam
10:58 pm

5 Reasons to do a headstand everyday

1) Headstands stimulate and provide refreshed blood to the pituitary and hypothalamus glands. These glands are vital to our wellbeing, and are considered the master glands that regulate all other glands in the body (thyroid, pineal, and adrenals). 
2) When the adrenal glands are flushed and detoxified with headstands, we create more positive thought. Depression will decrease, as going upside down will almost always put a smile on your face. 
3) Improved circulation occurs with a headstand practice. Because the heart constantly has to pump blood upward to the brain, the headstand gives the heart a rest and reduces unnecessary strain. In addition, while in headstand de-oxygenated blood is able to flow more easily from the extremities to the heart.
4) Headstands increase digestive fire and increase body heat. The intestines are cleansed by reversing the pull of gravity, while releasing congested blood in the colon.
5) Headstands strengthen deep core muscles. To hold a straight headstand for an extended period of time, the practitioner must engage the obliques, the rectus abdominus and the transverse abdominus. To really engage and strengthen the core, pike the legs by lifting and/or lowering both legs at the same time when coming in and out of the pose.

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Adam
9:36 pm

5 Signs You're a Yogi

5) Mid-day downward facing dogs are becoming your normal routine…and your boss is somehow okay with it.

4) When in traffic, you start your Ujai breathing. Even though it's okay in your car, people on the bus think you might have a sinus problem. Lets keep it to the car.
3) You subconsciously stand in Tree Pose while on the phone or in line for the grocery store.
2) You end all conversations with “Namaste.”
1) You start making up clever names for social events…like Vino Vinyasa and Zen of Zin. You can have yoga and a social life, right?

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Adam
11:14 pm

5 Things Yoga Teaches You

1. Honor your body

2. Let go of things that no longer serve you

3. Breathe

4. Be present....and okay with it

5. You can acheive more than you think


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Adam
9:48 pm

5 Things to Avoid Wrist Pain in Yoga

1) Do not let the area between your index finger and thumb lift from the mat

2) Firmly plug the entire thumb, entire index finger and base of the pinkie into the mat

3) Press the entire middle finger, ring finger and finger tip of the pinkie finger into the mat

4) Visualize the center of the palm of your hand as a suction cup lifting upwards

5) Avoiding collapsing weight at the base of the hand

 


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