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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. Sun Salutations
Sun Saluations, or Surya Namaskar, are integral to flow yoga. Used for warmups and for meditation, the series has many variations.

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

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

9. Yoga for Weight Loss?
Does yoga help with weight loss? The scientific evidence is mixed. However, yoga can and does help with factors relating to weight loss. Here is one argument for yoga and other gentle forms of exercise as aids in the movement towards health.

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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