Why the warrior poses are named as they are and how to embody hero virtues

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Today let’s talk about one of the great mysteries of yoga: WHY, in this peace-loving, joyous, kumbahyah yoga culture are our iconic poses named after warriors?

It’s always been an interesting paradox to me – the point of our yoga poses is to exemplify different animals, shapes, and beings. Why are some of the most popular poses named after war?

Well, as it often happens, this name is a case of mistranslation. In Sanskrit, the warrior poses at called Virbhadrasana. Literally – “the poses of the sage Virbhadra”.

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30 minute yoga for opening the heart chakra

This yoga podcast is a simple yoga flow to open up the shoulders and heart. It will open your heart chakra. It’s perfect if you’ve been sitting or slouching at your desk, and will leave you feeling open and calm.

 

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Vinyasa Yoga – Continuous Movement

Today’s yoga sequence is a short, continuous, and circular flow. Use this sequence to reset your energy and find smooth, continuous movement.

 

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35 minute vinyasa yoga podcast: Flow for Prana

Today’s vinyasa flow is dedicated to the feeling of prana flowing through your body. We’ll do some breath work and invite movements that sync with our breath. Grab a yoga mat and a block, and let’s get to it!

 

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30 minute vinyasa yoga to find internal strength

Today – we’re playing the long game. We’re remembering that tension is always followed by release. That uncertainty is always made certain. So we’ll work our strength, our grounding, and our resolve to learn our internal strength. 30 minutes of vinyasa yoga – grab a block or book and a mat – let’s go!

 

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30 minute yin yoga for vata season

Welcome to vata season! Vata is ruled by movement and change, so we can best balance our bodies with stillness. Yin yoga is perfect for this intention. Let’s do a grounding, simple practice to find refuge from the busy fall season.

 

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My favorite travel yoga sequence

In honor of my impending travels to Europe, I wanted to share my favorite yoga routine to do when traveling. Travel can aggravate Vata dosha – the wind and air energy, causing us to feel overwhelmed and unfocused. This set of sun salutations will put you in a grounded rhythm to help you feel like home, no matter where you roam.

Even if you’re at your house, this routine is the perfect “get up a go” yoga sequence to get your heart rate pumping and help you feel the power of your breath.

 

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15 minute yoga flow to get into bow pose

Bow Pose! This heart opener, shoulder opener, hip opener, and back strengthener is more complex than it looks! Let’s open up the front body and work the abdominals so you can find your way into bow pose
(and learn to love this shape!)

 

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