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5 Yoga Techniques to Survive Your Family over the Holidays

5 Yoga Techniques to Survive Your Family over the Holidays

‘Christmas time, mistletoe and wine, children singing Christ-i-an rhyme’, go the lyrics of possibly the most saccharine Christmas song ever, although there are quite a few contenders. Naff Christmas music is just one of the many irritants that you’ll probably have to survive over the next few weeks, but there are a few ways out!

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Why bother learning Sanskrit Pose Names?!

Why bother learning Sanskrit Pose Names?!
Why bother learning Sanskrit Pose Names?!
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Why do we need to know the Sanskrit names for yoga poses? Why not just call them by their translated name? The Sanskrit terms for poses are often difficult to remember, as well as a mouthful to pronounce.  It can put some students off, as they shy away from the ‘yogic’ side of things and just want to have a good stretch. (more…)

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