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To Prop or Not to Prop – that is the Question

To Prop or Not to Prop - that is the Question

I am an Iyengar yoga teacher, so props are part of my practice, day in, day out. In Iyengar yoga, they are used as an extension of the body, a guide for alignment and a support to hold a pose for longer  – and countless other things. They are not cool accessories to make yoga easier!

In fact, sometimes when we take a prop, it makes the work harder – we then do the pose properly, rather than letting the body cheat the pose. (more…)

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Stuck on Yoga: The History of the Yoga Mat

Stuck on Yoga: The History of the Yoga Mat

How often have you walked into a studio, grabbed a mat, and settled down to the floor, preparing for the next hour (or so) of time just for you? You may have your own mat, or maybe more than one, rolled up in your yoga corner. Choosing a mat these days can — like most consumerist actions — be an overwhelming and confusing decision, with more than a few choices out there.

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