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Come to Your Senses
Sleepwalking through yoga these days? Shake up your practice and your life with the animating force of rasa. (Read More)

Consciousness in Motion
Vinyasa yoga teaches us to cultivate an awareness that links each action to the next—on the mat and in our lives. (Read More)

Movement Meditation: Centering Breath
Meditation invokes a shift in consciousness, whether in stillness or motion. (Read More)

Poetry in Motion [download pdf]

Rasa: Cultivating the juice of Yoga [download pdf]

Riding Your Breath Home
This concentration practice grounds you in the present moment. (Read More)

So Hum: Contemplation Meditation
This contemplation meditation is an opportunity to focus "thinking mind" on the mystery of being. (Read More)

The Divine Dance
Through the vibrant and spirited art of Indian classical dance, Western yogis have found a new way to connect with traditional Indian culture. (Read More)

The Practice of Surrender
Ishvara pranidhana is not about what your yoga can do for you, but about approaching your practice in the spirit of offering. (Read More)

Vertical Yoga: Freedom at the Edge
The next time you find yourself going through the motions in your yoga practice, why not imagine that your mat ends at the edge of the Grand Canyon? (Read More)

You Are Here
The five koshas, or 'layers' of the body, constitute a map for navigating the inner journey. (Read More)

YOGA JOURNAL
"For Beginners" series by Shiva Rea

Janu Sirsasana
Head-to-Knee Forward Bend brings flexibility to the hamstrings and spine while calming the nervous system. (Read More)

Adho Mukha Svanasana
Down Dog teaches you the push-pull dynamics of yoga where movement in one direction is balanced by action in the opposite direction. (Read More)

Utkatasana
Though it looks like you're sitting in an imaginary chair, this is definitely not a passive pose. (Read More)

Virabhadrasana II
Warrior Pose can teach you how to act with wisdom, courage, and unwavering focus. (Read More)

Bhujangasana
Like many backbends, Cobra Pose is a heart opener, subtly releasing held emotions within the rib cage to bring greater joy within the body. (Read More)

Anjali Mudra
Anjali means "offering," and in India this mudra is often accompanied by the word "namaste." (Read More)

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