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posts by Ginni Beam

mastering crow pose

mastering crow pose

Crow pose—or, in Sanskrit, Bakasana—is a great introduction to arm balances. Once you’ve mastered crow pose, you’ll have the foundation for postures like side crow, running man, and flying pigeon.

This pose can be daunting for beginners, but don’t worry! You don’t have to take flight right away—there are lots of baby steps to help get you there. On the other hand, if crow is old hat for you, don’t ...

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practice yoga everywhere you go

practice yoga everywhere you go

According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 80 percent of Americans do not get the recommended amount of exercise they need. The recommendation is just 2.5 hours each week, yet many U.S. citizens fall short. One of the most common excuses is “I don’t have the time.” Laura Vanderkam, writing for The Wall Street Journal, says we aren’t as busy as we think. Vanderkam says switch ...

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troubleshooting balance issues in yoga

troubleshooting balance issues in yoga

Is standing on one foot a challenge for you? Do you want to laugh when an instructor tells you to kick your foot over your head or wrap your legs like twist ties?

Every yogi struggles with balance sometimes, but it’s not some magical thing that you stumble into and then hold your breath so the spell won’t be broken. Balance primarily comes from strength — specifically, the ...

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