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Power Yoga

What is Power Yoga? And why should you care?

By Kate Saal / February 28, 2019

Power Yoga.  Even if you never heard of it, odds are it’s affecting the way you think about and practice yoga.  Why?  Because it’s popular and athletic—the very definition of modern yoga.  It’s worth understanding Power Yoga because even though it’s one of the most prolific forms of yoga in the United States, it can…

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Vinyasa Yoga Flowing

What is Vinyasa Yoga?

By Kate Saal / February 19, 2019

Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath.  Commonly referred to as “flow” yoga, it is sometimes confused with “power yoga“. Vinyasa classes offer a variety of postures and no two classes are ever alike.  The opposite would be “fixed forms”…

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How Yoga Can Make Your Life Better in 30 Days

By Kate Saal / January 4, 2019

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”  Lao Tzu. Today we’re going to reveal the one thing you need to know to tap into the hidden power of yoga.  Use this, and you supercharge yoga’s ability to make your life better in 30 days. We’ll also explore the common obstacles in doing…

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Chores for happiness

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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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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