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Maggie
10:47 am

Tapas: Not Just Tasty Little Appetizers

In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali describes tapas as heat or intensity. My favorite definition of tapas is: “the willingness to endure intensity for the sake of transformation.” In our yoga practice, this can directly apply to the effortful and intense poses we hold to gain strength or newfound flexibility. Yet, we are not to endure intensity merely for the sake of intensity, but rather for what we glean moving through the experience. The perspective we gain on the other side. Read More

Maggie
1:09 pm

Align your Canine

Let's break it down, dawg.
Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) is one of the most commonly practiced asana in a vinyasa yoga class, so it's normal to settle into habits. Let's take the time to break it down. Here are some common misalignments in dog pose:

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