The Practice of Yoga

Our practice pages offer a user-friendly overview of the most widely-practiced aspects of yoga. Beginners can benefit most by starting with the beginner’s guide, and then perhaps trying out a basic yoga sequence. Experienced practitioners may want to explore a new meditation, learn detailed instructions for their favorite yoga pose, or perhaps explore pranayama.

Regardless of your experience level, these pages are geared towards facilitating your sadhana or personal practice – after all, yoga is ultimately about having a direct experience of spirit through the vehicle of your own body and mind.

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Kapalabhati Pranayama

yoga breathing pranayama

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Bhramari Pranayama

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Sit Cari Pranayama

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Shitali Pranayama

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Bhastrika Pranayama

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Root Chakra Meditation

This meditation activates the first chakra center and is strongly grounding to the mind and emotions. Our Sponsors WACCES Yoga GearYoga mats, wheels, straps, towels and blocks to keep your… Read More→

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Fish

Matsyasana

Matsyasana • Fish pose

Instructions 1. Lying on your back with the arms along side your body and the legs a few inches apart, slide the hands palms down under the tops of the… Read More→

Eight-Limbed Pose

Ashtangasana

Eight-Limbed Pose • Ashtangasana

Instructions 1. From Dog tilt, slowly exhale and lower the chin and chest straight down to the floor, bringing the chest between the palms. Our Sponsors MyYogaWorks950+ online yoga classes… Read More→

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Crocodile

makarasana

Crocodile Pose • makarasana

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Seated Yoga Seal

Upavistha yoga mudra

Seated Yoga Mudra/Seal

Instructions 1. Seated on the heels in Hero pose, exhale the arms behind your back and interlace the fingers together. Our Sponsors Japa Mala BeadsBeautiful prayer beads to enhance your… Read More→

Pyramid

parsvottanasana

Parsvottanasana • Pyramid

Instructions 1. From High Lunge pose (with left foot forward), step the back leg forward enough to straighten both legs. Keep the back foot flat on the floor with the… Read More→

Warrior I

virabhadrasana I

Warrior I (one) / virabhadrasana I

Instructions 1. From High Lunge pose with the right knee bent, engage the legs to ground down through the feet, and inhale the hands up to the bent knee. Use the… Read More→

Standing Splits

urdhva prasarita eka padasana

Standing Splits • urdhva prasarita eka padasana

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Mountain

tadasana

Tadasana • Mountain

Instructions 1. From a standing position, bring the feet together or hip width apart, parallel. Lift up the toes, spread them wide and place them back on the floor. Feel your… Read More→

Accomplished Pose

siddhasana

Accomplished Pose / siddhasana

Instructions 1. With the buttocks on the floor, cross the legs, placing one foot to close to the inner thigh and then the other foot close to the ankle so… Read More→

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Rabbit

sasangasana

Rabbit Yoga Pose • sasangasana

Instructions 1. From Child pose, hold onto the heels with the hands and pull the forehead in towards the knees with the top of the head on the floor. Our… Read More→

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