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ANATOMY OF YOGA: HERO'S POSE WITH GARUNDASANA ARM VARIATION

Hero’s Pose, also called Virasana, is great for seated meditation or simply for easing leg pain after a long day. It stretches the thighs, knees, and ankles, while improving digestion. It can also be hugely therapeutic for individuals with asthma or high blood pressure. Today, we’ll be coupling Hero’s Pose with Garundasana Arms, which will help to stretch the back and shoulders for an overall restorative pose. 

ANATOMY OF YOGA: WARRIOR I POSE

 Warrior I Pose, a.k.a Virabhadra’s Pose, is perfect for stretching out almost the whole body. It will stretch your chest, shoulders, neck, belly, and groins, thighs, calves and ankles, all while strengthening the arms, back, and legs. It also improves circulation, so you might experience an energizing effect while practicing this pose.

ANATOMY OF YOGA: JANU SIRASANA

Janu Sirasana is a pose that helps calm the brain and could help relieve mild depression, while stretching the spine, shoulders, hamstrings and groins. It could also be beneficial for those with insomnia and high blood pressure, and it can help relieve anxiety, fatigue, and menstrual discomfort. 

30FIFTEEN ON YOUTUBE: YOGA MINI CLASSES

In yesterday’s blog post, 5 Ways to Feel More Powerful in Minutes, we mentioned that some morning yoga could help you to feel more powerful. It doesn’t have to be a long yoga session. In fact, you don’t even need to leave the house! We have been posting easy to follow yoga mini lessons on YouTube that are perfect for at home practice. You don’t even have to change out of your pajamas. No judgment here! 

YOGA FOR THE OFFICE

If you follow the blog regularly, you probably saw our recent post about the benefits of taking a walk during your lunch hour. But what about those days when the weather is too intense or you find yourself working through most of your lunch hour? Or what if you’re just feeling a little stiff? The answer: yoga. Office yoga, that is. It’s the best thing to happen since sliced bread, and it just so happens to be today’s #activeApril tip! What a coincidence! Check out these poses that will keep you feeling healthy, happy, and productive at work.

RELAX, IT'S JUST YOGA!

Getting yourself into a public yoga class can be daunting, especially if you’re new. Even if you’re a seasoned Yogi, every time you get on your mat it’s a different experience - that’s the beauty of the practice. That being said, we tend to over think things that happen in a Yoga class

GO-TO POST TRAVEL SEQUENCE.

Travel, while totally amazing, can take a serious toll on you! Changing time zones and long travel times can leave you feeling groggy and cranky. Bounce back with Emily's go-to post travel yoga sequence and you'll be feeling recharged in no time.