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Friday Flow 6: Yin Yoga Sequence

What Do I Need to Know About Yin? A Yin yoga practice focuses more on slow deliberative movement. It is a style of restorative yoga designed to gently release connective tissues and often relies heavily on props. There is a lot of good information out there on Yin – but here is a quick breakdown of common asanas used. When performing Yin, the asanas may be held for…

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Friday Flow 5: New Year Redux

Well, I am not going to sugar coat it, the first practice of the year was a little underwhelming. A New Year normally inspires me to re-invigorate my routines and try new things. Unfortunately, I was still recovering from flu, so only restorative flows were available to me. It can be a little discouraging when your body isn’t performing like you expect. But it is a valuable reminder…

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Friday Flow 4: Restorative New Year

Flu (and Fun) Recovery ‘Tis the season to be sore and snotty. People all around me either have the flu or are just getting over it. Even those who are not suffering are still a little run down from the Holidays. Chances are you have been traveling or running all kinds of holiday errands or drinking extra and eating poorly. But now it’s a New Year and it’s…

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Friday Flow 3: Sun Salutations

Why Sun Salutations? The humble Sun Salutation (Sanskrit: Surya Namaskar) is a core flow for all hatha yoga practice. It acts as a great warm-up exercise and a full body wakeup. It is ideal for stretching out the full length of your body. There is even research to suggest that the Sun Salutation alone can boost your health. Because the sequence is commonly used, it is often the first sequence…

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Friday Flow 2: Afternoon Yoga for Energy

→ I5m Energy Boost Flow (right-click and select “Download Link” or “Save As”) Load up this yoga flow when your energy is flagging in the midday.  The routine is not very vigorous (no sweating), but does include some moderate level balancing poses.  There is a short segment at the end that requires a mat or towel for laying on the ground. The entire routine is less than 16min,…

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New Weekly Feature: Friday Flows

Update: I no longer use the Yoga Studio App mentioned, but I’ve kept this article available for posterity. A Weekly Yoga Series to Grow Your Practice To kick off my blog content, i’d like to start a regular series dedicated to yoga.  The new series will be to dubbed, “Friday Flow”.  This feature will be used to share any yoga routines that I have created and/or used with…

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