Tutorial: What's the difference between Cobra and Updog

What’s the difference between cobra and upward facing dog? And which should you choose?

If you've practiced sun salutations in vinyasa yoga you will likely hear cues for both cobra and upward facing dog pose. This video shows the basic differences between these two poses, with some tips on how to practice them so that you can feel confident practicing the one that's best for you right now.

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Meditation: Energized & Ready For The Day Ahead

In under 10 minutes this short morning meditation will help you to connect to the energy of the sun in order to feel energized and ready for the day ahead. We begin with some time to connect to the moment, before moving into a visualization and affirmation practice.

This audio is accompanied by heart chakra music tuned to 432Hz. 432hz music encourages the synchronicity between both brain hemispheres, which in turn increases intuition, insight, and creativity.

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How To Care For Your B Mat

At Paradigm Yoga we LOVE our B Mats. They offer great grip for your practice, are antimicrobial, and they are made of natural rubber making them biodegradable, plus they come in some fantastic colors!

If you've invested in your own B Mat there are tips in this video to help you maintain it, what to avoid to prevent oxidization, how to clean your mat, and how to store it.

 

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Accupressure Mats to Relax and Unwind

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I'm not going to lie, this is a little weird, but I've found a great new way to relax and unwind, even though it takes a little pranyama (aka breathing) to settle into it

While researching natural ways to reduce joint pain and neck stiffness I came across the centruies old technique of accupressure, and found that there is a simple way to receive the benefits of this practice at home in the form of accupressure massage mats that can help to restore health and balance to your body, bringing with it a sense of calm and wellbeing.

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New! Meditation Workshop

Meditation Workshop 2021

 

We are now taking bookings for our new Meditation Workshops. In this 2 hour workshop you'll learn a technique of meditation that uses silent repetition to focus the mind (mantra meditation). We'll explore your motivations for practicing, ways to establish a successful routine, how to sit comfortably, and prepare to overcome potential obstacles.

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Creating Your Home Yoga Practice Using The Four Tendencies

The Four Tendencies is a book written by Gretchen Rubin which proposes that we all fit into one of four personality types that shape every aspect of our behavior. Never heard of it? Check it out here  The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too) and take her free online quiz to see what personality type you fit into.

How can using this framework help you set up your home practice?

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Gentle Yoga Is Back!

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We're excited to bring Gentle Yoga back to the weekly schedule every Saturday 8-9am. 

Gentle yoga is a practice suitable for beginners, seniors, and regularly practicing yogis looking for a change of pace.

This 60 minute session is designed to stretch areas of the body that are most commonly affected by stiffness and tension. Poses are included to help build strength and balance, and the session concludes with relaxation and a guided meditation.

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Live Streamed Yoga Session Info

We are so excited to be able to gather our community of yogis on a virutal platform.as well as in the studio.

There is nothing quite like the energy of being in the studio together to share movement and meditation, however feedback from our first online session was that there is definitely more of a sense of 'practicing together' and community when meeting live than there is with a pre recorded video. We're bringing together yogis from all over the country to share a practice and I feel thankful that it's possible. I'm also grateful to each of you that's willing to give this new platform a try, and invite me (virtually) into your home practice space. 

Some tips for gathering on zoom:

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