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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.
What does it mean to be “in the world, but not of it”? The fifth limb of yoga, pratyahara, invites us to find out!
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. Vasisthasana, or Side Plank
Side Plank is one of the more challenging balances, but it is well worth the time it takes to master the asana.
6. The Perfect Yoga Body?
Isn't it time we dropped this phrase from our collective yoga vocabulary?
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. Yoga For Paddlers
Paddle sports such as kayaking and canoeing require a strong yet supple core. Here are some ideas for using yoga to improve one’s paddling.
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. Yoga and Labyrinths
Labyrinths are not usually associated with the practice of yoga, but they have a long history as a method of quieting and concentrating the mind. Why not meld tradition?
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