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Waves of Energy Bring Shivas to Life

The last combination for our #namasteNewViews journey is just right for anyone who needs to shake up their practice! Both among the most challenging of the Namaste Yoga series, Water Light and Dancing Shiva is a study of both vertical and horizontal. A test of core and balance, strength and serenity, breath and focus. If you are ready, this is a truly profound experience! As we have had so much time to explore the practice from a solitary perspective, what if this time we bring a friend along? When we introduce friends to yoga, the idea often is to bring them to it gradually... start small. This seems logical, so as not to overwhelm a newbie with complicated poses and...

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Namaste Yoga Guide to Crane Balance

Last month, our contest was all about challenge postures; and we had a great response from people posting about the postures they are striving towards. We chose to focus on Crane Balance as it seemed to be a very popular challenge pose. In this post, we talk about challenge poses in general, and then provide Kate’s stepping stone approach to the Crane Balance.   The Role of Challenges in Yoga No matter what your goal, putting it in the best mental context possible is key! The following words from Kate may be the most critical aspect to achieving any goal, in your practice and your life: “One must remember why we practice yoga. The goal, in fact, is to be...

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