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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. Moving Into Stillness Book Review
The full title, "Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness" sets the tone for a classic reference tome that belongs on every yogi/ni's shelf.
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. Cobra, Sphinx, and Seal Poses
These asana will help to open your chest and throat and access Vishuddhi chakra or several meridian lines in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Cobra is an essential part of Sun Salutations, while Sphinx and Seal are integral Yin poses.
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. A Root Chakra Practice
Feeling ungrounded and spacy? Try this customizable practice to balance your root chakra (Muladhara)
6. The Perfect Yoga Body?
Isn't it time we dropped this phrase from our collective yoga vocabulary?
7. Yogas Chitta Vritti Nirodha
....and with these four words, Patanjali begins the Yoga Sutras. Why? Read on to discover a key element of the yogic path.
8. Fashion, Ahimsa, and the Environment
We all want that snazzy yoga outfit. But how do our fashion choices affect our decision to live with ahimsa, or nonviolence?
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 High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is rampant in Western society. Science is beginning to show the positive effects of yoga on this condition.
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