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how to find balance in half moon pose

how to find balance in half moon pose

When practicing hatha yoga you learn to realize the balance between laboring and allowing for depth in your body. It is a good thing to challenge and push your body’s edge to find new sensation of opening and engagement. Sometimes, this is how you grow, change and heal your body. However, other times, when things don’t seem to be shifting as you challenge that edge, what your body needs is less push and more yielding.

What your body needs to ...

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#giveaway: win a Bloom Yoga Rag Bag

#giveaway: win a Bloom Yoga Rag Bag

In order to celebrate the first ever evolation yoga hot yoga teacher training in Amsterdam, Netherlands we have teamed up with an independent Dutch yoga bag specialist to offer one BlooM Yoga Bags Rag Bag to one of our blog readers or Facebook fans.

about the Bloom Yoga Rag Bag

The Rag Bag is an earth friendly bag put together by a special company in India who re-use interesting ...

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advising yoga students on practicing with an injury

advising yoga students on practicing with an injury

Rarely a day goes by in the studio without at least one person asking my advice about practicing with an injury. Sometimes it seems half of my class on any given day has one injury or another. Some are superficial, some are serious. This is a lengthy topic that could fill a book but I’ll try to condense it into a few simple guidelines you can follow as a responsible teacher. For this article, let’s confine “injury” to musculoskeletal.

First of ...

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#yogastory: slowly but surely stepping into the role of yoga teacher

#yogastory: slowly but surely stepping into the role of yoga teacher

yoga teacher training days 11 & 12

The full moon of day 11 sent everyone into a bit of an emotional tailspin, myself included. We presented the entire standing series… no judgement, no pressure… ya right! I think we were all feeling a little raw, but yet, we did it! Daunting as it was, we all managed to pull it off in some capacity. There was such an amazing level of group support, we couldn’t have asked for more. And at ...

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yoga: going on a date with your Self

yoga: going on a date with your Self

Do you honestly know yourself, have you looked deeply at your true self?

Looking back on my yoga journey I really feel its one of the most honest ways of getting to know yourself, your true self. Who am I? What is my purpose? Well I’m not saying yoga gives you all the answers but in my case and in others I have spoken to it is somewhere we are given the space to start. Its a deeper journey a ...

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#yogastory: should I drink water in a hot yoga class?

#yogastory: should I drink water in a hot yoga class?

yoga teacher training day 7

Monday. We were all pretty tired today, even though we had yesterday off… maybe that was the problem. we lost a little of our momentum! But as far as remembering goes, we actually did really well collectively. Today was Standing Bow Pulling Pose.

We are also diving in to anatomy, learning the skeletal system and how it affects mobility. We covered how the bones are linked with ligament and cartilage, and how our “fuzzy” connective tissue ...

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60 second interview with YOGA magazine

60 second interview with YOGA magazine

Mark and Zefea, the founders of evolation yoga, were recently interviewed by the international yoga publication YOGA magazine. This 60 Second interview has been included in the UK June edition and we are able to share with you the pages here on the evolation yoga blog.

Here is the first question that YOGA magazine asked to Mark and Zefea. To read the full article please click on the links below to open each page.

You opened evolation yoga after being a Senior ...

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[PRESS RELEASE] Bikram Yoga 2.0 – the collective dream has arrived

[PRESS RELEASE] Bikram Yoga 2.0 – the collective dream has arrived

First true alternative to Bikram yoga teacher training launched by collective of teachers, studio owners and contributing senior teachers from his trainings.

A growing group of experienced teachers and hot yoga studio owners are coming together to offer a true alternative to Bikram’s yoga teacher training. TheHotTT is an 8 week, 500 hour Hot Yoga Teacher Training where students will learn to teach the Primary Hot Yoga Series (26+2), in an intense, challenging and inspiring training environment, without the associated attachments.

This ...

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