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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. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose)
Downward Facing Dog Pose, called Adho Mukha Svanasana in Sanskrit, is one of the most basic yoga poses. Here are some cues for getting into the pose, as well as tips on how to use a variation at work.
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. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
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