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Introducing... Ayurvedic Yoga

We are all different. The beauty of ayurvedic yoga is that it recognizes this and prescribes a different practice depending on things like body type, personality, and life circumstances. Many of us are probably aware of the many different types of yoga being practiced. One of these types can be referred to as ayurvedic yoga, and it is quickly gaining in recognition and popularity. In ayurvedic yoga, the goal is to achieve balance by making lifestyle choices and engaging in a yoga practice that is suited to one's unique body type and personality. Ayurveda is the traditional holistic medicine of India that has developed over thousands of years. Ayurveda teaches us to be wise in our lifestyle choices by developing...

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Finding space for yoga

Sometimes, in order for yoga to feel good, you have to make room for it in your house and your agenda! Getting your foot caught on the couch while rising into an extended leg balance, or hovering over your children’s toys in warrior III is not conducive to a restorative yoga practice. Ringing phones, e-mail alerts, drop-in guests and overly crowded agendas disrupt the mind and are counterintuitive to the quest to harmonize mind and body, body and breath. Finding Space While you do not need your very own in-house yoga studio to accomplish this, you should consider the climate and environment you will be practicing in, and make adjustments to enhance the suitability of the area. With a little forethought and planning, you can find a place in your...

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Inspirational Quotes from Namaste: Head to Knee

  The consummate sequence for runners, Head to Knee is a restorative sequence that releases tension in tight calves and hamstrings. When practiced regularly, the sequence is excellent for instilling a memory of what proper alignment in the body feels like. With a similar feel to a Sun Salutation, Head to Knee will light the way to an easy, more comfortable stance. Are you ready to find the balance of your body? Use our Companion Guide to study the phrase of poses Explore our Journey into Revolved Triangle for an experiential account of the sequence. To experience this posture flow, download it from iTunes. Namaste   At Namaste TV, we know that it can be difficult to navigate the world...

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Namaste Yoga's Challenge 2013: Digital Downloads

   As anyone who's set out with intentions to accomplish achallenge poseknows; it often takes time, patience, breath and persistence to finally achieve that new level of balance and/or flexibility. Things often do not go the way you think they will, and more than once you may just fall over. But when you begin to feel the progress, it is a moment of revelation and accomplishment! A new step that places you a little further along in your journey, with an accompanying confidence to know that so long as you maintain your determination, success is inevitable. For us, making theNamaste Yogaseries available for you to download online is our challenge pose for 2013. We’ve been hard at work on this...

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Lots and Lots of Lotus Links!

The Lotus Links series grew out of our efforts to share inspiring tidbits and useful information to help your yoga practice blossom. Find out what we’ve discovered for you in today’s edition. There's so much to love in Lotus Link Land this month! From super summer snacks and salads to appreciable apps, we've scoured the web to bring you as many ways to inspire as perspire! Read on for more ways to be healthier, happier and more fit. The Student is the Teacher (and Vice Versa!) How does the saying go? When the student is ready, the teacher appears. Watch this amazing video of how a determined veteran finds his teacher, and uses yoga to heal his body and walk...

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