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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. 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.

3. Setting An Intention
It’s not uncommon to hear a teacher suggest that one ‘set an intention’ at the start of a yoga class. What, exactly, does that mean? And why is it important?

4. Trikonasana, or Triangle Pose
As one of the basic poses, Trikonasana is an important posture to master. Here is a primer on the posture.

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 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.

7. Sukha-Sthira-Asanam
These three Sanskrit words embody Patanjali's directive for how to practice Yoga poses: simply and with ease. What exactly does the phrase mean?

8. Namaste
The spiritual emphasis of yoga can be summed up in a single word. Read on to find out why.

9. Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga is a quiet yoga style intended as a complement to more active movements. As such, it's excellent for athletes seeking a balance and greater flexibility.

10. Gratitude Journals and Meditation
Interested in adding meditation to your yoga practice but finding it difficult to spare the time? Keeping a gratitude journal can help to bridge the gap.



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