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proper alignment in yoga

proper alignment in yoga

In yoga we hear constantly about the “proper” alignment and how an asana is supposed to look. In yoga teacher training we look at the intrinsics and breakdown each posture one by one, learning different modifications and contraindications. However, there are times when certain alignment cues apply for certain bodies in certain poses and other times when they don’t. There is no universally correct alignment—there is only correct alignment for ...

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Featured Collective Story – evolation yoga Tampa

Featured Collective Story – evolation yoga Tampa

evolation yoga Tampa
Manager: Wes Bozeman
Tampa, USA
The Studio opened in 2010

has anyone’s story shown you how powerful yoga is?

Yeah, my own. I first learned about yoga and the studio from the former director. I was bartering some bodywork for yoga. It didn’t take long before I was headed to teacher training in Santa Barbara. After returning to the studio I taught for about a ...

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Benefits of Meditation – One Teacher’s Journey to Mental Clarity

Benefits of Meditation – One Teacher’s Journey to Mental Clarity

photo credit: Kara Block Creative

Meditation has been a part of my life on a daily basis for nearly 7 years. I imagine people have been doing it since the beginning of time. Until I started practicing meditation, I used to think it was reserved for the great sages, those who lived out East and did pilgrimages to hidden caves where they took respite for 20 years. I am ...

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featured graduate #yogastory: John V Riccio

featured graduate #yogastory: John V Riccio

Name: John V Riccio
Lives in: Milwaukee
Trained in: Milwaukee, July 2015
Starting April 14th John will be teaching in evolation yoga tampa

What have you done since we last spoke?

Since we last spoke, many things have happened. First, for perspective, my studio’s then-manager/now-owner was present at my final hour-long class during training, so that served as my mock-class. I was put on the schedule for 5 classes a week, right ...

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Advancing Your Yoga Technique

Advancing Your Yoga Technique

Going from down-dog to a full headstand requires weeks of practice and advancing your yoga technique, but lifting your toes off the ground can be the hardest part. It seems like an insurmountable mountain of work that lays in front of you. Between warrior three and achieving arm-balance lift-off for more than a minute, you might need a few regular modifications to advance your abilities. Here are a few of ...

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5 Family-Friendly Ways to Get Kids Excited About Health and Fitness

5 Family-Friendly Ways to Get Kids Excited About Health and Fitness

You know why you need to eat well, stay active and live a healthy lifestyle. But as parents, healthy living is not just about you anymore. The physical, mental and spiritual health of your children is now top priority. As a family, incorporating fitness and a nutritient-rich diet is paramount, especially for your kids. So how do you motivate you kids to lead a healthy life? Here are five ways ...

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featured graduate #yogastory: Olivia Middleton

featured graduate #yogastory: Olivia Middleton

Name: Olivia Middleton
Lives in: Dubai, UAE
Trained in: Bali, Indonesia in November 2014

Where do you teach/practice now:

I currently teach at three different studios in Dubai, and I have expanded my practice to include Vinyasa and Swing Yoga (Aerial yoga). I also take Crossfit, I find that each routine compliments the other, building up strength and allows me to ...

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developing your ability to focus

developing your ability to focus

what is it?

If we can think a thought, then we can focus. To focus is to think. This makes focusing a function of the mind. But in every moment of our day-to-day lives the mind is thinking, always thinking. Even while we practice yoga, the mind is thinking thoughts of one kind or another. So what makes the difference between everyday thinking and focusing? Focusing is simply thinking on purpose. ...

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