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What is Yoga?

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Yoga is our way of being in the world. The physical practice that we think of as "yoga" is actually only one of eight practices laid out by Patanjali in the "Yoga Sutras". We can practice yoga in every moment by practicing non-violence, compassion and healthy habits giving gratitude and living simply. Distilled down to its most basic level, yoga is about slowing down to connect breath and movement. In doing so, we express gratitude for life itself. For me, yoga is about breaking barriers of what we think is possible...read more

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By Justine Hoechst


So many styles! Which one is for me?

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Over the years many styles of yoga have developed. Likewise, more than than 900 asanas and variations have been defined. These can be combined in various ways to form "sequences". Each asana offers specific benefits for the body and mind. Changing the sequence can alter the effects of each. The most important elements of a good yoga class are meditation, sivasana and consciously connecting breath and movement throughout class...read more

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By Justine Hoechst