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Gratitude for the Namaste Community

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” ~ William Arthur Ward The interaction of our fans and your response to Namaste Yoga is inspirational! So much so, that we were compelled to create this new website for you. We are grateful for your loyalty and support. We hope that Namaste online will be the place where you’ll turn not only to expand your physical yoga practice, but also to access materials to help you infuse strength and calm into your daily life. If you are not sure what moolha bandha is, we are pleased to say you will be able to find the answer here! We are thankful we also have a...

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Welcome to Namaste Online

Welcome! We are thrilled that you have discovered our new website. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced yogi, it is our hope we can help you expand your yoga practice, both mentally and physically. If you are a newcomer to Namaste, you may not be aware that we have a line of DVDs available to help you begin or expand your yoga practice. With Namaste, you can experience what yoga at home should feel like: stunning visuals, soothing music, and entirely original movement sequences that will calm the mind, strengthen the body and inspire the soul.   Our sequences combine postures in ways not found in any other style of yoga. The emphasis is on flowing, graceful movements and gentle learning through repetition. At only 22 minutes...

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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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Kate Potter's Namaste Retreats

The benefit of going on a retreat is that all the pieces of Yoga are integrated. One really feels the "community of spirit" when we live and practice together. There is nothing left out, and one finally feels the depth of what Yoga has to offer. On retreat, all levels of practice, and all manner of experiences are given space. It just does not compare to any other way of learning. This fall is full of terrific news and projects! With the soon completion of a brand new DVD, a move from my boat into a new house, and a fall teaching tour on top of it all, I have had no time at all to mourn the loss of summer. I...

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Swinging with breath in Half Moon

Can you feel the expansive swing of the Half Moon sequence as you move through the postures? There is an incredibly satisfying moment in yoga when the yogi truly connects with the sequence. The motions do not feel foreign - they make sense and the direction to move feels as though it is coming from within as much as it is being directed by an external source. When creating the posture flow sequences for Namaste Yoga, Kate Potter soon found her flow in much the same way. "Ah the Half Moon, I just love this sequence!" Kate continues, "The way it turned out on film, Tim's music, the editing, even the way I voiced it all seemed just about right....

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