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Judgments are habitual knee-jerk reactions to people, places, and events. Often judgemental thoughts are based on our samskaras–the story of ourselves and previous life experiences–and repeating these judgments reinforces and deepens these unconscious patterns. If our judgments are negative, we dramatize, worry and stress; if they are positive, we fantasize about the future. Either way, judgemental thoughts take us out of the present moment and create harm and suffering to ...

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Most beginners will want to try out some yoga moves before joining a group class to get a better understanding of what yoga involves and to be prepared for some of the basic yoga poses. Watching and practicing some free yoga videos is a great way to make sure you are ready to signup for studio classes. Unfortunately, with the large number and diversity of styles and options of yoga ...

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What's the most important aspect of a yoga practice? While some may say it is connecting with the breath or flowing through the asanas themselves, others understand the impact of what you put inside your body and its effect on how you to move and breathe. What you eat and how you eat is a good indicator of the quality and progression of your yoga practice. Nourishment of the body ...

Continue reading "Yoga Quiz: Do you follow a yogic diet?" on Yoga Basics.com

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The first month of summer often creates a shift into experiencing more feelings of magic, delight, and wonder. Many of the albums we have chosen for this month’s best yoga music list have joyful and playful elements to them and express the worry-free attitude of summertime. We hope this month’s collection of music encourages you to relax into the warm summer days and find playfulness and adventure both on and off ...

Continue reading "The Best New Music for Yoga: June 2019 Edition" on Yoga Basics.com

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While May was a clear transition between two seasons, June is when summer really kicks in. The temperatures are higher, the humidity is higher, and our heart rates naturally rise right along with them. That means no matter what your main dosha is, this weather will no doubt provoke the fiery Pitta within you. To combat this, stick to cooling, watery foods and avoid heavy and fatty ones. Salads, smoothies, ...

Continue reading "The Best Yogic Recipes for June 2019" on Yoga Basics.com

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Ah, the summer solstice–this shift in seasons brings a powerful energy of natural joy and freedom that draws us to big adventures. If you’re unable to take your own road trip this summer, go on an adventure with these great new yoga videos. This month’s curation of seven free videos centers on surprising and delightful ways to find joy and mix up your yoga practice. Happy Hamstrings Flow By Jaime ...

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Whether you're out enjoying the warm days of summer or sweating in a hot yoga class, you want to look great and feel comfortable all at once. One great way to beat the heat is by sporting barely-there bralettes and strappy tops that wick away sweat and stay in place no matter what. Layer one up with an open back tee or breezy top and you've got a stylish athleisure look ...

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The fast pace of modern day life leaves many of us to regularly deal with stress and worry—two huge contributing factors for all kinds of physical and emotional health issues as well as the inability to get a good night’s sleep. Insomnia can be tricky to treat, and those who suffer with it are often willing to try just about anything. But you might not have to look much further ...

Continue reading "How Meditation and Yoga Can Help You Get a Good Night’s Sleep" on Yoga Basics.com

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Looking for a way to tap into your true essence with yoga? The perfect yoga practice for you may be written in the stars. If you're a Cancer, should you sweat it out in hot yoga? If you're a Taurus, is it time to give Jivamukti or Ashtanga yoga a try? That's right; your astrological sign may be the key to finding the yoga style that suits you best. Find ...

Continue reading "Yoga Quiz: What’s the Best Yoga Based on Your Zodiac Sign?" on Yoga Basics.com

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Spring is now moving into its fullest expression, delighting us with its diversity and abundance of flourishing flowers and fauna. In contrast with hot days, we experience the relief of cool nights—expansive and wondrous with the sounds of frogs and sights of fireflies. The wide variety of music we've selected for this month’s list of the best new yoga albums expresses this duality perfectly. We hope our selections encourage you ...

Continue reading "The Best New Music for Yoga: May 2019 Edition" on Yoga Basics.com

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