Yoga Basics http://www.yogabasics.com Online Yoga Resource and News Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.yogabasics.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/cropped-yantra-32x32.png Yoga Basics http://www.yogabasics.com 32 32 Why Some Yogis are Ditching the Skin-Tight Leggings http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/yoga-blog/why-some-yogis-are-ditching-the-skin-tight-leggings/ http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/yoga-blog/why-some-yogis-are-ditching-the-skin-tight-leggings/#respond Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.yogabasics.com?p=8054&preview=true&preview_id=8054 For most people, the words “yoga pants” conjure an image of some sort of spandex-type leggings that cling to your body. Many yogis are expanding their wardrobes to include more than just the skin-tight leggings we all know (and may or may not love). The fashion community has embraced the baggy pants trend, and the […]

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The Best New Music for Yoga: March Edition http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/yoga-blog/the-best-new-music-for-yoga-march-edition/ http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/yoga-blog/the-best-new-music-for-yoga-march-edition/#respond Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.yogabasics.com?p=8040&preview=true&preview_id=8040 What happens when you walk through the doorway between winter and spring? Music can serve as a potent catalyst to support this transition of the equinox, as we notice all of the subtle effects of the sun crossing the celestial equator. We hope you find balance between the introspective pull of winter to the extroverted […]

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7 Yoga Practices to Become a Better Driver http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/yoga-blog/7-yoga-practices-to-become-a-better-driver/ http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/yoga-blog/7-yoga-practices-to-become-a-better-driver/#respond Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:55:11 +0000 http://www.yogabasics.com/?p=7750 Even though yoga has helped me become kinder to others, when I’m in my car and stuck in traffic, any practice of loving-kindness is replaced with a middle finger and a resounding f-you. Yoga asks us to serve the world in an elevated capacity. But it can be difficult when our daily commute is stressful […]

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Is Blindfolded Yoga For You? http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/yoga-blog/is-blindfolded-yoga-for-you/ http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/yoga-blog/is-blindfolded-yoga-for-you/#respond Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:05:00 +0000 http://www.yogabasics.com?p=7887&preview=true&preview_id=7887 Blindfolded yoga is just like your traditional yoga class, but with a bandana, eye mask or some other cover over your eyes. This unique practice has been rising in popularity and can be found at Wanderlust Festivals, yoga retreats, and in a few studios in New York and Australia. I was excited to try blindfolded […]

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Inspiring Video: Shadow Yoga: Help From Within http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/inspiration/inspiring-video-shadow-yoga-help-from-within/ http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/inspiration/inspiring-video-shadow-yoga-help-from-within/#respond Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.yogabasics.com?p=7848&preview=true&preview_id=7848 According to the Oxford Dictionary, a shadow is a dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface. In Jungian psychology, shadow may refer to (1) an unconscious aspect of the personality which the conscious ego does not identify in itself or (2) the entirety of the unconscious, i.e., everything […]

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Yoga for Back Pain: Does It Really Help? http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/yoga-blog/yoga-for-back-pain-does-it-really-help/ http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/yoga-blog/yoga-for-back-pain-does-it-really-help/#respond Tue, 07 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.yogabasics.com?p=7897&preview=true&preview_id=7897 For me, after a low back injury that left me unable to exercise for months, yoga was my saving grace. Back pain affects approximately 80% of Americans at some point in their lives. While 40% of patients are prescribed opiates for chronic non-specific back pain, most find the pain only temporarily subsides. Early research gave […]

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Interview with Annie Carpenter, Creator of SmartFLOW Yoga http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/inspiration/interview-with-annie-carpenter/ http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/inspiration/interview-with-annie-carpenter/#comments Thu, 02 Mar 2017 14:14:51 +0000 http://www.yogabasics.com/?p=7915 A yoga practitioner since the 70’s, Annie Carpenter continues to be a dedicated student of anatomy, evolutionary movement, meditation and classical philosophy. As the Creator of SmartFLOW Yoga, Annie strives to combine mindful movement with compassionate, wakeful alignment. Annie has been leading 200-hour and 500-hour yoga teacher trainings since 2003 and she will be teaching at […]

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The Best New Music for Yoga: February Edition http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/yoga-blog/the-best-new-music-for-yoga-february-edition/ http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/yoga-blog/the-best-new-music-for-yoga-february-edition/#respond Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.yogabasics.com?p=7944&preview=true&preview_id=7944 February is a month to celebrate our inner fires and truest passions helping us to stay warm and invigorated through the rest of the introspective winter. This month’s music collection contains several calming, sweet and soothing albums as well as two spicier selections to get your heart beating a bit faster. Honeyleaf by Alan Gogoll […]

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