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Stretching Your Limits By Kazuko Ikeda

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Detoxing Through Yoga By Patrick Oancia

In the course of our lives, we unavoidably become exposed to some very toxic situations. Toxins can develop and accumulate as a product of our lifestyle, a polluted environment, in the food we eat, or having a night or two on the town. Some emotional ...

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The Yoga File By Patrick Oancia

Building confidence through yoga Most people think of yoga as just a physical thing…a lot of stretching, twisting, bending and perhaps some agonizing pain. However many are unaware that regular physical yoga practice is the starting point for ...

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Dog Pose By Neil Hartmann

Ever wonder why dogs look so happy when they are stretching? Simply, it feels good. OK, maybe not at first for humans new to the “dog poses,” but be patient and stick with it and you’ll understand why your dog is smiling. Down Do...

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Breaking the Routine By Patrick Oancia

Use yoga to change habitual patterns preventing us from obtaining what we want most out of life. All of us have habits that have worked their way into our lives through daily routine. Some are good, some not-so-good, but routine is an important par...

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Spring Yoga By Shinji Ohmori

A long winter staying indoors can certainly lead to a few extra kilos around the mid section! Here is a simple abdominal routine you can do first thing when you wake up. Do this everyday and watch the mid section naturally slim down! Take a big br...

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Stretching…The Truth By Travis Johnson, Ph.D.

Since grade school P.E. class you’ve been told to “always stretch before any type of physical activity.” While in principle this is sound advice, the way you stretch may not be as useful as you’ve been led to believe. For mo...

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Summer Leg Stretch By Shinji Ohmori

Practicing yoga beneath warm sun rays will help loosen stiff muscles while fresh air also helps clear impurities from the body. A sunny morning right after a rain is a great time to do yoga outside while awakening your (five) senses and feeling the su...

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Bow Pose By Shinji Ohmori

Yoga defines itself by using various poses to enhance self-awareness of both body and mind. The Bow Pose provides the following benefits:     Improves flexibility of the spine     Aligns the internal organs of the ...

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Headstand Pose (Shirhsasana) By Shinji Ohmori

Often called the King of Poses, the headstand is great for overall body circulation and energizes the nervous system. Blood returns to the upper body thereby stimulating the digestive organs as well. Balancing on your head forces you to use a co...

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Camel Pose By Shinji Ohmori Photos by Neil Hartman

During the winter when it gets cold, our backs tend to curve forward and our breathing becomes thin, causing our body’s immune system to weaken. Here’s a good pose for the season that helps strengthen neck muscles and takes weight off t...

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Tadasana or Mountain Pose By Shinji Ohmori

Good posture is a basic principle for all yoga poses. This simple pose is often passed over for more "exciting" yoga poses, but it should be the foundation for your yoga practice. The first thing you must learn is how to stand erect prope...

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Spring Pranayama By Shinji Omori

The air is fresh and clean in spring and early summer, a perfect time to practice your breathing. Breathing exercises help create a rhythm within the body and also help bring about a mental and physical balance. 1. Start in Mountain Pose (OJ...

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Breathe Awareness By Shinji Ohmori

In everyday life we are generally unaware of our breathing. Try making an effort to practice “breathe awareness.” Feel your breath with your whole body through the following exercise. 1) Breathe naturally through your nose for three r...

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Balance Like a Tree By Shinji Ohmori

Winter is fast approaching.  Skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and icy roads are coming soon. That means it is time to work on our balance and ankle strength. For this issue, let’s work on some variations of the tree pose. There are many...