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Here are the top ten articles for the Yoga Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. The Six Branches of Yoga
It is thought that originally yoga was a practice to prepare the body for extended meditation as well as the mind. There are many styles of yoga but there are only six branches of the original tradition.

2. Yoga for Healthy Knees
The knee is considered to be the largest and most complicated hinge joint in the human body. Practicing standing poses in yoga can help you have healthy strong knees. Fifteen minutes a day of standing yoga postures is enough to strengthen the muscles that insert and surround the knee.

3. Yoga Practice can be more than Poses
Many things can be considered as yoga practice. One of the goals of practicing yoga is to find a place of peace within you. It can be anything that allows your mind to relax and stay in a state of calmness. When your mind is in this state it is open to the divine within you.

4. Most Popular Styles of Yoga
There are many styles of yoga to choose from. The most important thing is to pick a style that suits you, physically and mentally. Here are some of the most popular styles of yoga to try out.

5. Short Yoga Primer of Asana
In yoga the poses we perform are called asanas. No posture is assumed mechanically, rather they involve a great deal of body awareness, concentration, listening to your instructor, breathing, and eventually balance of mind, body and breath.

6. Thursday Yoga Sequence
This short yoga sequence is next in a week of yoga sequences. Thursday’s sequence is based on poses that are beneficial for the 3rd Chakra the Solar Plexus.

7. How To Do Chatarunga Dandasana Safely
Chatarunga Dandasana, or Four-Limbed Staff Pose, is excellent for building upper body and core strength as well as increasing your stamina and endurance. Read on for tips on how to practice this asana safely!

8. Yoga Sequence for Mondays
This Monday Yoga Sequence will provide you with energy. By doing this sequence you will enhance your sense of confidence, trust, and security.

9. Social Courtesy in Yoga Class
Do you expect a certain level of social courtesy in your yoga class? Keep in mind that everyone should have manners and consideration for those who share your class. You are entitled to the enjoyment you came fore. Here are some things “not” to do in yoga class.

10. Breath of Fire
The Breath of Fire is an important factor to Kundalini Yoga and must be respected. When done properly it magnifies the benefits of the postures and increases your lung capacity. In this article I breakdown the correct way of practicing the Breath of Fire for you.



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