Kevin Parenteau Asana at Home Online Yoga

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Kevin is the Founder and CEO of Asana at Home Online Yoga. He is a long-time Ashtanga and Yin Yoga Practitioner, Vipassana Meditator, Yoga teacher and all-around Yoga Nerd. Writes on Yoga Asana Practice, Meditation, Chakras, Yoga Education and Philosophy

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Yoga Instructor

17 Famous Yoga Teachers in India – The Gurus Guide

India, the birthplace of Yoga, has produced numerous influential yoga teachers who have spread their knowledge and expertise worldwide. In this article, we will explore the world of Yoga, delving into the lives and teachings of 16 famous yoga teachers from India and examining their impact on the global yoga scene.

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Yoga Instructor

40 Best Books for Yoga Teachers – The Essential List

With an abundance of literature available on yoga philosophy, anatomy, practice, and teaching methodologies, it can be challenging to determine which books deserve a spot on your bookshelf. To help guide you in pursuing continued education, we’ve curated a comprehensive list of the 40 best books for yoga teachers. These hand-picked selections cover various topics, from ancient texts and yogic philosophy to modern adaptations and practical teaching resources.

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Yoga at Home

16 DIY Yoga Mat Storage Solutions and Tips for Home

Do you need help finding extra space for yoga mats and accessories in your home yoga room or small spaces? As a yoga enthusiast, you’re not alone. With yoga blocks, blankets, resistance bands, yoga balls, hand weights, jump ropes, yoga straps, and more, it can be challenging to keep everything organized and easily accessible. But don’t worry. The good news is that many DIY yoga Mat Storage and DIY Yoga Mat Holder solutions can help you declutter and create a peaceful yoga studio in the comfort of your home.

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Yoga at Home

DIY Yoga Bolster, Blocks and Strap Found in Your Home

Incorporating DIY Yoga Bolster, Strap and Blocks into your yoga practice can make it more comfortable by bringing you closer to your mat. Sometimes, certain poses may only be achievable with the use of props. Often this is the case if you have just started incorporating yoga into your life or if you find specific areas of your body particularly tight. Looking around your house, you will likely be able to find a Yoga Block Substitute or a Yoga Bolster Substitute. We explore creative DIY Solutions so you can use as yoga props at home.

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Yoga and Wellness Retreats

Joshua Tree Wellness Retreat 2024: Best of California

Nestled in the heart of the desert, Joshua Tree and its mystical landscape stand as a beacon for those seeking wellness and spiritual rejuvenation. Renowned for its unique desert beauty and powerful energy vortex, Joshua Tree provides an idyllic backdrop for wellness retreats. These retreats offer a harmonious blend of yoga practices, wellness classes, and transformative workshops designed to nurture the body, mind, and spirit.

Set against the natural beauty and tranquility of Joshua Tree, these retreats promise an immersive experience that fosters deep healing and personal growth.

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Yoga Poses

Sanskrit Yoga Poses: How To Translate Asanas and Why

New students to the practice may find the names of Sanskrit Yoga poses odd or unusual. These new students may not understand that Yoga transcends physical postures and their names. It is an intricate blend of body, mind, and spirit deeply rooted in ancient wisdom. Central to this wisdom is the Sanskrit language, a classical Indian language intertwined with Yoga for centuries. Revered for its phonetic depth, linguistic complexity, and spiritual significance, Sanskrit is the language of the yoga tradition.

Understanding Sanskrit terms and pose names can profoundly enrich the yoga experience, offering practitioners a deeper appreciation of each posture’s essence

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Yoga Poses

Frog Pose Yoga: Unlocking Flexibility and Strength

Frog Pose, known in Sanskrit as Mandukasana, is a significant asana in yoga, focusing on the hips and groin. This pose’s name comes from its resemblance to a frog’s stance.

Mandukasana can be invigorating and meditative when performed correctly, offering a unique combination of stretch and strength. It’s accessible to beginners yet offers depth for more experienced practitioners. The pose embodies the tranquility and physical challenge central to yoga’s philosophy.

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Beginner Yoga

What do you call a Person that Practices Yoga? Hi Yogi

Yoga, an ancient practice rooted in Indian philosophy, ia derived from the Sanskrit word “Yuj,” meaning to join or unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness. From Yogi to Yogi and Sadhu to Sadhu, this practice has evolved over thousands of years. In the process of creating historical texts pivotal to yoga’s development:

Rig Veda is one of the oldest sacred texts.
Bhagavad Gita – a 700-verse Hindu scripture.
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is a foundational text of yoga philosophy.

These texts document yoga’s evolution and encapsulate its spiritual and philosophical depth.
A yoga practitioner, or yogi,

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Chakra

Sushumna, Ida and Pingala Nadi: Exploring the Pathways

We dive into the essential aspects of yogic energy channels – the sushumna, ida, and pingala nadis. Central to this exploration is the sushumna nadi, the pivotal energy pathway running along the spine, crucial in various yoga traditions for spiritual energy flow. We investigate the ida and pingala nadis, embodying lunar and solar energies and their interplay in balancing yin and yang within the body. Examining the paths of these nadis, their influence on physical and mental states, and different interpretive views. Comparing prana and kundalini energies highlights their transformative roles in spiritual practices. We further touch upon the significance of

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Yoga Poses

Sphinx and Seal Yoga Pose: Salamba Bhujangasana Guide

The Sphinx Pose, or Salamba Bhujangasana in Sanskrit, is a fundamental yoga posture renowned for its simplicity and profound benefits. This beginner-level asana is an excellent introduction to backbends and core strengthening exercises in yoga. Its close cousin, Seal Pose in Yin Yoga, offers advanced practitioners a deeper backbend.
The Sphinx Pose name comes from its resemblance to the mythical Sphinx, with its majestic and poised appearance. In Sanskrit, “Salamba” means supported, and “Bhujangasana” refers to a cobra. This pose is a gentler variant of the Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana), making it suitable for beginners or those with back sensitivity.

The

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Yoga Instructor

Understanding Purusha and Prakriti in Samkhya

In the realms of Samkhya and Classical Yoga, as presented in the Yoga Sutras, the concepts of Purusha (soul or consciousness) and Prakriti (matter or nature) form the basis of their dualistic philosophy. This distinction, pivotal in these philosophical systems, is often not fully grasped by contemporary yoga instructors. The idea of dualism represented through Purusha and Prakriti, has been a cornerstone in Western religious thought for thousands of years. It is analogous to the metaphor of the clockmaker (representing Purusha, the divine consciousness) and the clock (symbolizing Prakriti, the material world).

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Yoga Instructor

25 Best Books on Ashtanga Yoga – Deepen Your Practice

Exploring the world of Ashtanga Yoga is a transformative journey that blends physical discipline with spiritual growth. For practitioners and enthusiasts alike, books on Ashtanga Yoga serve as invaluable guides. Guides offering insights into this ancient practice’s techniques, philosophy, and history.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced yogi, the literature of Ashtanga Yoga provides a comprehensive resource.

In this exploration, we delve into essential books on Ashtanga Yoga. Each book offering unique perspectives and teachings to enhance your practice both on and off the mat. From detailed guides on postures and sequences to philosophical explorations and personal narratives.

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Our Yoga Blog and Our Values

At Asana at Home, we value the yoga journey’s different aspects and its connection to our values: community, progress, creativity, meaningful relationships, and fun. In addition, we love how yoga connects the mind and the body in many ways, using many forms.

Our Yoga Blog will offer you inspiring personal stories from our students starting on their journey and the valuable experiences they’re learning. You’ll also read motivating personal stories from our teachers about how they got started, what yoga means to them, and essential tips they’ve learned on their journeys. Finally you’ll find articles covering topics in our Yoga Instructor Blog, Beginner Yoga Blog, Yoga Poses, Yoga at Home Blog, Chakra Blog, Health Blog and Meditation Blog.

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