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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. What's Your Favorite Yoga Pose
What is your favorite yoga pose(asana)? Your favorite poses can say a lot about you. See if you can find where you might fit in.

2. Starting a Home Yoga Practice
However you come to yoga you are going to eventually want to start a home yoga practice. When you are setting up a home yoga practice there are two basic areas of structure: practicality and reasoning; and inner yoga. Here are some tips that I hope will harmonize both areas for you.

3. Yoga for Upper Body Strength
Yoga is an excellent source of resistance training, using your own body weight to provide the resistance, and building muscle in the process. Yoga is especially great for upper body strength, sculpting and defining your arms and shoulders with specific poses.

4. Yoga Practice can be more than Poses

5. B.K.S. Iyengar Brought Life to Yoga
Indian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar died August 20, 2014 at the age of 95. He helped popularize yoga around the world as a teacher and author of 14 books on the subject. This is not another obituary but a simple look at his life with Yoga.

6. Inhale and Exhale during Yoga
Your breath is in tandem with the yoga postures that you practice. Each pose has the same distinct pattern and once you have practiced yoga for awhile you will feel the pattern emerge. Here are several examples to practice your breathing with the pose.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Take a 15 Minute Yoga Break
Sometimes a short exercise break can make you feel rejuvenated and relaxed at the same time. Try this ten minute yoga break and see how it works for you. Itís also a great way to start the day.

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



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