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Yoga at Home Blog

DIY Yoga Blocks, Bolster 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 at Home Blog

7 Guidelines for Building a Home Gym in Your Apartment

We all know that exercise is important to living a healthy life, but finding the time and money to go to the gym can be a huge burden. With an uptick in remote jobs, many workers are interested in building a home gym so they can get a quick workout during lunch or between calls. For those in a home, whether it be renting in downtown Seattle or owning in the suburbs of Edmonds, it’s possible to devote an entire room to being a gym.

However, folks in apartments don’t have that luxury. With few places to store equipment, building a

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Beginner Yoga Blog

Yoga for Everybody: Everyone’s Guide to Getting Started

I used to think that yoga was only done by young people with lean, muscular body types. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Everyone and every body can benefit from Yoga. I first found yoga after dealing with health issues, and over the years, I have resumed my physical practice whenever I need to boost my strength or flexibility.

Most people don’t start with lean, muscular bodies—they develop them after maintaining a consistent yoga practice. Here’s what I (a middle-aged woman) learned about incorporating a practice into your routine, no matter your age or ability.

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Yoga Wellness Retreats and Festivals

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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Beginner Yoga Blog

What do you call a Person that Practices Yoga?

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 Blog

Ida, Pingala and Sushumna 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 Instructor Blog

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 Blog

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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Beginner Yoga Blog

Yoga Strap for Posture and Pose Correction : Stand Tall

The yoga strap is an essential tool for many Yoga Practitioners. Looking much like a pants belt, the yoga strap is a long strip of fabric with a stainless steel or plastic buckle on one end. With proper use, this simple tool can help your yoga posture accessibility and alignment. Plus, using a yoga strap for posture can correct your everyday standing using this article’s DIY steps. Their role and adaptability across different experience levels and body types make this “yoga belt” a go-to and a great value yoga prop.

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Yoga at Home Blog

Yoga Ball Size Chart for Exercise and Stability

A yoga ball, also known as a Swiss ball, exercise ball, balance ball, fitness ball, physio ball, and birthing ball, offers remarkable application versatility. Their use spans various settings, including fitness and physical therapy, and even as substitutes for office chairs. However, the underlying importance of these spheres lies in selecting the right size to ensure effectiveness and safety. The correct size of a yoga ball is not just a matter of comfort; it is crucial for achieving the desired outcomes, whether enhancing physical fitness, aiding in recovery during physical therapy, or ensuring ergonomic seating in the office.

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Meditation Blog

What is Sound Meditation? The Healing and Benefits

Sound meditation is a type of meditation that primarily focuses on the use of sound to create an immersive, calming experience. It’s a practice that has seen a surge in popularity within modern wellness circles, appealing to those seeking a unique path to relaxation and mindfulness. The core of sound meditation lies in its ability to harness the intrinsic power of sound, guiding participants toward more profound levels of consciousness and relaxation.

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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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