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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Yoga Site! These are the top ten articles that your Yoga Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. Yoga is Not Competitive
Feel less than the person next to you on the mat? Or overwhelmed with feelings of superiority? Here are some thoughts on how to move beyond a competitive mind.
2. The Science of Yoga Book Review
The Science of Yoga is one of the few books to look at yoga's claims from a scientific perspective. This book is an important read for the modern yogi or yogini, and this article will explain why.
3. Importance of Yoga Props
Think props are just for beginners? Think again. Props allow the body to move farther into a pose and learn alignment more easily. Here is an overview of why props are important.
4. Low Cost Yoga
Can't afford the cost of studio classes? There are other options for learning yoga. Here are suggestions for searching out something that works for you.
5. Demystifying Meditation
There are many ways to meditate, and many traditions to draw upon. But what exactly is meditation? This article attempts to demystify the practice.
6. The Eight Limbs of Yoga
Yoga is more than just exercise. Here is an introduction to the other "limbs" of yogic philosophy and practice.
7. Introduction to the Yoga Vayus
The vayus, or winds, are subdivisions of prana, or the life force in the body. This article gives a brief overview of the vayus and how to experience them for oneself.
8. Sun Salutations
Sun Saluations, or Surya Namaskar, are integral to flow yoga. Used for warmups and for meditation, the series has many variations.
9. Why use Sanskrit?
Do you use Sanskrit names to describe the poses in your practice? Some do and some don't. Consider both paths before choosing.
10. Tadasana, or Mountain Pose
When one begins yoga, one learns that standing is more complex than it seems. Tadasana, or Mountain Pose, is an exercise in posture, meditation, and focus.
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