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What to bring for my first yoga class?


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You likely don’t need your own yoga mat for your first class. Eventually, the type of mat you buy will depend on the style of yoga you do most. For example, a thick mat might make Vinyasa more difficult, but Yin Yoga classes easier. So, you may want to wait until you find a class you like and then consult your instructor.

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Victoria Is Bonita Springs Dog-Sitter, Cat-Sitter, Dog Walker


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Victoria Is Estero’s Dog-Sitter, Cat-Sitter, Pet-Sitter


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Victoria Is Estero’s #1 Dog-Sitter *Overnight Stays $55  OR  $350 Weekly Dogs  Cats  Hamsters & More Dates are going fast! Email now! Name Email Address Please tell me the dates you need and a brief description of your pets. I will contact you ASAP. Please tell me the dates you need and a brief description of your pets. I will contact you ASAP. 3 + 1 = Submit Estero Dog-Sitter, Step-by-Step Fill out the contact form above and click “submit.” I will contact you ASAP by phone and we can discuss your situation. On the phone, I can give...

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Yoga: What the heck is an asana?


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You can use the word “asana” interchangeably with the words position, pose, and posture. All four terms are correct. The word “asana” is a Sanskrit word. When you do Hatha yoga asanas, you join millions of other people around the world in practicing the centuries-old tradition of yoga. Correct Sequence for a Hatha Yoga Class A typical Hatha yoga class consists of several series of asanas in the following sequence: Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) Standing forward bends Standing balance asanas Seated forward bends Back bending asanas Twisting asanas Inverted asanas History of Hatha Yoga Asanas Hatha yoga asanas come...

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Popularity of Yoga in the United States


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We can answer the question, “Who does yoga?” by starting with the question “How many people do yoga?” The answers come from a phone survey of 2,055 women and men supported by a grant from the NIH and published in the journal “Alternative Therapies.”

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4 Reasons Why You Need Tight Yoga Pants


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There are several kinds of yoga pants and yoga beginners might be wondering “Do I have to wear tight yoga pants?” and “Which kind of yoga pants should I buy?” If you feel uncomfortable wearing clingy yoga clothing, don’t wear it. No one in your class will think any different of you. The thing is, tight yoga pants stay in place while you move in and out of yoga poses and while you are upside down.

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Workplace Wellness Yoga in Southwest Florida


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You and your coworkers in Naples, Bonita Springs, and Estero can have the luxury of enjoying yoga at work when you sign up for the YogaBreak or Workplace Yoga program. There is no limit to the number of students per class, as long as your room can accommodate them. I will come to your workplace by the hour and lead your employees through this enjoyable and healthy experience.

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What Is the Best Yoga Mat for Me?


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Expert advice from an experienced yoga teacher about how to choose the best thickness, length, and material for your next yoga mat. Who needs an extra long mat? Why would a thinner mat be better than a thicker one? Should I choose natural rubber?

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What is the Best Time to Do Yoga?


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While you might have the luxury of practicing yoga any time you want, most of us have obligations, such as work and children, that dictate what time of day we can practice. There are advantages and disadvantages for each time of day. You’re distinctly less flexible in the morning, but…

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Mission Statement


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Welcome to The Genius of Yoga! Namaste. The Genius of Yoga focuses on bringing you the latest information on the physical and emotional health benefits of yoga from clinical studies published in medical journals from around the world. We hope these findings help to inspire and motivate you and your loved ones to start or continue practicing yoga. When available, and sometimes exclusively available on The Genius of Yoga, our content includes the sequence of the yoga class in the particular study. This way, if you want to try and replicate the same positive results for yourself and/or your students,  you...

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