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How Yoga & Meditation Help with Stress, Anxiety & Depression

The confluence of Western psychology with Eastern mind-body practices such as yoga and meditation creates a ripe environment for working with emotional and psychological issues. As a result, the mental health field has witnessed an upsurge in these mind-body healing modalities to address issues ranging from mood and anxiety disorders to stress relief. What is

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Power Yoga Flow: Twist Towards Your Strength

Hi loves, there’s no full-length blog post this week as we’re mid-sailing and deciding how to outrun the hurricane that is currently upon us. The heart of today’s yoga practice was sent via email and as always, is woven into the movements that we share together on the mat. Thank you for choosing to be

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What is Hot Yoga? Benefits & Poses | Power Yoga

Yoga is the integration of mindful breathing with movement that cultivates strength, flexibility, stamina, balance and nurtures not only our physical but also psychological well-being. There are many different styles of yoga practiced in the West. One of these styles, “hot yoga”, is strongly influenced by a philosophy that suggests practicing yoga in an artificially

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The Incredible Bond Between Power Yoga And Weight Loss

The Incredible Bond Between Power Yoga And Weight Loss There is always a looming question around yoga – does it help you lose weight? Well, yoga definitely helps you tone up and lose the extra fat. But Power Yoga is different. Power Yoga and weight loss have a connection simply because Power Yoga is a

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The Absurdity of Success | Power Yoga

While talking to my 16-year-old nephew yesterday about success, it was reinforced to me what is so obvious about our society’s opinions and beliefs about success. These opinions and beliefs are what our kids and we are seeing and therefore believing. Our topic was, “what is a successful business person?” This young man’s definition was

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Brain Gains: Could Weight Training Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

How much do you lift (bro)? If I asked this question a decade ago, most probably only a small proportion of people would raise their muscle-born arms. But with the rise of social media platforms like Instagram and their #fitfam, many individuals are incorporating shifting timber into their workout routines. And although the majority lift

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What is Hatha Yoga? Definition & Benefits | Power Yoga

Why should we know what Hatha Yoga is? Not sure, but maybe because over 30 million Americans and around 60 million worldwide practice yoga (and most of it is Hatha Yoga) and many more interested in trying–maybe even you? I decided to google the term Hatha Yoga to get a Hatha Yoga description. I ended

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9 Reasons to Incorporate Yoga Meditation and Mindfulness into Your Life

I’m mindful. Mindful in running down my to-do list, my wish list, my dream list, my ‘it seems impossible’ list. Mindful of the demands of life, work, relationships, communication, travel, meetings, traffic, and a constant conversation of positives and negatives having an NPR style narrative in my head. Sure, I’m mindful. I’m a yoga instructor.

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Yoga Meditation

Meditation and Yoga is like Human and Heart. Yoga vs. Meditation is a ridiculous concept, as they are one and the same. They are inseparable and necessary to complete each other. So yes, yoga does include meditation; actually, yoga is meditation with an option to add poses. I’ve heard the question, what poses are yoga meditation poses? Meditation needs to occur

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The Absurdity of Yoga | Power Yoga

To the Western mind, yoga is absurd. Growing up in a Christian society, we are born sinners and we need to repent. We are constantly being told in various ways, we are not good enough. Whether we are having images of “success and beauty” imprinted onto our minds (psychological fact: the more you see something,

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What Are the Health Benefits of Yoga? | Power Yoga

How Do We Reap the Best Benefits of Yoga? Throughout my travels and 35+ years in teaching yoga, I am constantly asked the question, “Bryan, how do I get the best benefits from my yoga practice?” The yoga poses and your experiences within the poses will bring your entire body to an alive vibrant state,

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30 Minute Yoga & Meditation to Balance the Root Chakra

“May be you are searching in the branches, for what appears only in the roots” ~ Rumi The most instinctual of all chakras, the root chakra or Muladhara is your survival center. It is the foundation of our existence, power house, keeper of past memories and the controller of life force. Your fight-or-flight response is

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