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On Yoga Teaching: Common Mistakes That Harm Yoga Teachers

On Yoga Teaching: Common Mistakes That Harm Yoga Teachers

Most people wouldn’t regard being a yoga teacher as a particularly taxing or harmful career. But there are pitfalls that many of us fall into as we progress and learn as yoga teachers. (more…)

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Skilled Sequencing: How to Build Your Warm Ups

Skilled Sequencing: How to Build Your Warm Ups

The topic of warming up is a controversial one in yoga. Let’s delve in and examine the pros and cons of yoga warm ups.

Is It Always Necessary to Warm up Before Yoga?

Image Credit: PRODavid Ingram on Flickr.
Image Credit: PRODavid Ingram on Flickr.

The short answer is, not necessarily: different forms of yoga require different things from the body. Iyengar or Hatha yoga, for example, are static stretches of the body and usually, by following a set progressive sequence, the poses will naturally warm up your body for you. (more…)

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The 5 Basic Principles of Yoga Sequencing

The 5 Basic Principles of Yoga Sequencing

You know when you’ve been to a really great class. You were moved seamlessly through warm up poses, into active invigorating poses, into a really deep peak pose and then smoothly cooled down to the final Śavāsana. You ache the next day in a satisfying, you’ve-worked-in-all-the-right-places kind of way. (more…)

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