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The Real Work of Yoga

By Kate Saal / October 25, 2018

To many, yoga seems like a physical endeavor.  We do yoga postures, sun salutations and all things hamstring related.   It’s easy to see how someone would get the idea that yoga is about the physical.  Couple that with our culture of fitness and approach to movement which involves personal bests and winning.  We love to…

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Yoga Makes You Stronger

Three Ways Yoga Makes You Stronger

By Kate Saal / October 18, 2018

There’s a common misperception of yoga as a practice for flexibility.  Rarely do the terms yoga and strength training come up together.  However, they should because yoga is a wonderful practice to get stronger, and not just physically.  There are at least three ways yoga makes you stronger, and we’ll address all three, physical, mental…

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The One Thing Great Yoga Teachers Do

The One Thing Great Yoga Teachers Do

By Kate Saal / September 13, 2018

What does being a great yoga teacher look like? There are as many answers to that as there are people taking yoga classes.  Google “What Makes a Great Teacher,” and you get lists of things that great yoga teachers do, such as, “introduces themselves to new students,” or qualities they have that are reminiscent of…

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War Horse

The Meaning of Yoga

By Kate Saal / March 8, 2018

Quick, picture yoga Thanks for playing along. What did you come up with? I’m betting you chose either a yoga pose or pants. It always comes back to pants. Now imagine you are “doing yoga?” Where are you and what are you doing? Again, a yoga posture was probably involved, and a “yoga mat,” and…

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Beginner Yoga Schedule

Recommended Beginning Yoga Schedule

By Kate Saal / December 21, 2017

You’ve made the decision that now is the time to start yoga.   That’s amazing because the benefits of yoga are many. Yoga can help you do everything from ease your back pain to get into incredible shape. Plus, it’s low impact.   Now for a few details such as how to choose a yoga…

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Biggest benefit of yoga

The Biggest Benefit of Yoga No One Talks About

By Kate Saal / December 15, 2017

You’re a person who likes to know the value of things so you ask, “What are the benefits of yoga?” And it’s a fair question. You should know what you’re getting in exchange for the time and effort you’re putting into practice.   When people talk about benefits they usually make lists and speak in…

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Yoga as moving meditation

Yoga as a Skillful, Moving Meditation

By Kate Saal / December 8, 2017

The idea of yoga as a skill, or as a moving meditation, isn’t novel, but it’s a lot to unpack. But understanding each element is key to knowing how to use the practice to become stronger, calmer and more relaxed. WARNING: I’m going to use the idea of yoga in multiple ways. They are accurate…

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Yoga is a mirror

Yoga Is a Mirror, and so is Everything Else You Do

By Kate Saal / August 9, 2017

Yoga is a mirror.  It has the ability to show you—you.  But then again, so does everything else you do.  So what’s so special about yoga? Of all of the way too many yoga tropes, this is one I resonate with for it reveals the power of what yoga can really do. It can allow us…

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Yoga for mental strength

Yoga for Mental Strength

By Kate Saal / July 15, 2017

What would you do in life if you could handle any challenge along the way? Just imagine. How we deal with things falls under the topic of mental strength.  It speaks to our ability to deal with fear, doubt and insecurity with courage, confidence and kindness. It is a skill you can develop and yoga…

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Best Yoga Anywhere

How to Find the Best Yoga Studio in Sacramento, or Anywhere Else

By Kate Saal / July 7, 2017

Aah Love.  While we all need it, how do you find it?  How do you find the one, the best yoga studio? Before we go any further, if you just want a few quick tips before you swipe right or left, then go here. Keep reading, though, if you want to find the best yoga…

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