Yoga Basics News  •  NO. 199  •  August 31, 2016

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Yogic Wisdom

Stillness is not the absence or negotiation of energy, life or movement. Stillness is dynamic. It is unconflicted movement, life in harmony with itself, skill in action. It can be experienced whenever there is total, uninhibited, unconflicted participation in the moment you are in – when we are wholeheartedly present with whatever you are doing. — Eric Shiffmann

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Seated Yoga Poses

Most seated yoga postures are suitable for beginning level students, as the majority are easily adapted to any level of strength or flexibility. Seated yoga poses tend to be energetically grounding and usually focus more on flexibility than strength. View all seated yoga poses ➞

Extended One-Legged Pigeon Firelog Dolphin
Easy Pose Crane Extended Leg Squat


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Check out our yoga books: Yoga for Beginners takes you through all the basics of practicing yoga and then teaches you the poses in the context of a yoga practice sequence. Yoga Class guides you through eight lessons to learn 30 of the most commonly used poses while incorporating yogic philosophy and principles of alignment.
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