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Best Back Strengthening Exercises for Backpain Relief [Video + Cheatsheet]

Having injured my lower back in a bad fall, I understand what it means to not be able to sit for long periods. Long haul flights were my worst nightmare; Carrying heavy backpacks were not possible without much pain. If you are suffering from back pains, it may be tempting to reach out for your […]

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5 Free Power Yoga Video Workouts - Tone and Strengthen your full body with these videos you can do at home

5 Best Free Power Yoga Workouts for Strength and Toning

If you have practised yoga for any amount of time, chances are you would have heard of Power Yoga – one of the more modern forms of yoga. Power Yoga is also known by its many other names, including: Power Vinyasa Yoga Baptiste Power Yoga Power Flow Core Power Yoga Rocket Yoga And many more […]

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Activate Uddiyana Bandha to Fly into Yoga Inversions | Uddiyana means “to rise up” or “fly.” Uddiyana bandha, also known as the abdominal lock, creates tension in the core, resulting in a natural upward flow of energy that is required to support advanced yoga poses such as inversions, floating into handstand, jump backs, crows etc. #yogaforbeginners #bandhas

Activate Uddiyana Bandha to Fly into Yoga Inversions | Step-by-Step Guide

Uddiyana means “to rise up” or “fly.” Uddiyana bandha, also known as the abdominal lock, creates tension in the core, resulting in a natural upward flow of energy that is required to support the abdominal organs and spine. This is opposite to the Mula Bandha (root) lock which brings the energy down to the base […]

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Bandhas For Beginners: How to Practise Jalandhara Bandha for Neck, Spine and Thyroid Health | Jalandhara Bandha is one of the three major Bandhas and provides many benefits for the yogi. Learn about the physical, mental and energetic benefits of Jalandhara Bandha and how you can access these benefits through your yoga practice. #yogaforbeginners #bandhas

How to Practise Jalandhara Bandha for Neck, Spine & Thyroid Health

Jalandhara Bandha, or the throat lock, is one of the three energetic “locks” used in asana and pranayama (controlled breath) practice to control and harness the flow of energy through the body. For many, the practice of Jalandhara Bandha tends to be less frequent than the other two key locks – Uddiyana Bandha and Mula […]

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Bandhas For Beginners: Activate Mula Bandha to Find Lightness and Stability in Yoga | If you’ve struggled with arm balancing yoga poses, you’re not alone. One of the two most important Bandhas for arm balances is the Mula Bandha, or the Root Lock, which enables the yogi to become more stable and be able to resist gravitational pull during inversions or arm balancing exercises.

Activate Mula Bandha to Find Lightness and Stability in Yoga – Bandhas For Beginners

If you’ve struggled with arm balancing yoga poses, you’re not alone. It took more than a few face planting before I finally floated and fly into my first crow pose (and another few years before I could do more advanced poses such as Koundinyasana 1 or Koundinyasana 2). You’ve probably heard your teacher saying “engage […]

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Bandhas for Beginners: What is It and Why is It Important for Yoga? | As you deepen your yoga journey, there is a need to understand how to activate different energy flows to enhance your more practice. In this post, we delve into the concept of the Bandhas (or energy locks), which are utterly crucial for beginner yogis to progress in yoga, but are not taught very often in a modern yoga class.

Bandhas for Beginners: What Is It and Why Is It Important in Yoga

For many beginner yogis, the important thing in a yoga class will probably to follow the teacher’s cues and to survive the class if it’s one of the tougher styles of yoga. As you progress in your yoga journey, you’ll start to learn about proper alignment, yoga breathing or synchronising movement with breath. In this […]

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Online yoga classes reviewed: 5 Best video streaming yoga sites to get inspiration for your yoga at home practice

Online Yoga Classes Reviewed: 5 Best Yoga Programs to Get Inspiration for Your Home Yoga Practice

Many of us like to be able to do yoga at home through online yoga classes when we are not able to attend a studio class. These online yoga classes are usually video-based and are a great way to keep your yoga at home sessions fresh while allowing you control in designing how you want […]

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Mala Beads 101: Meanings, Benefits and How to Use Them For Meditation | Mala beads, once used for religious practices, are now becoming popular as a fashion accessory. The meaning behind mala beads is deeply rooted in symbolic and spiritual practices. It is still used as a tool for meditation and various mindfulness practices.

Mala Beads 101: Meanings, Benefits and How to Use Them For Meditation

Mala beads, once used for religious practices, is now becoming popular as a fashion accessory. I see it hanging almost everywhere and worn by people from all walks of life. Did you know that malas are not simply beautiful ornaments worn on the body, but can be a very useful tool for helping you with […]

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9 Amazing Yoga for Flexibility Routines to Increase Full Body Mobility

If you think you are inflexible, you are not alone. Flexibility is determined by several factors, including gender, age, genetics and exercise history among others. When I first started yoga, half-splits were a torture, let alone full splits. But at the ripe age of 29 (going on 30!), I found myself being able to do […]

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7 Quick Morning Yoga Routines to Wake Up and Energize You for the Day

Before building morning rituals into my life, I seemed to always be rushing for time – waking up as late as I possibly can, rolling out of bed, taking record-speed showers and scrambling to catch the bus before a large cup of coffee. By mid-day, after the caffeine wore off, I usually felt drained and […]

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