Without drowning in lists of muscles with Latin names, we can benefit from an understanding of the principles of anatomy. What do you need to know to make practice safe for yourself or your students? How do bones, muscles, joints and fascia influence yoga practice? This is your guide to yoga anatomy.

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Practicing the Yamas encourages us to be conscious of our thoughts and actions. In yoga philosophy, the Yamas are the starting point in the eight-limbed journey towards enlightenment. Learn about the Yamas and how to practice them to transform your life with peace and contentment.

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Your body’s physical function is affected by a variety of yoga practices. How? Through multiple pathways ranging from the physical effects of movement and poses, to the scientifically verified stimulation of your autonomic nervous system. Read on to learn how yoga affects your body and your health.

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The Niyamas are a part of yoga philosophy intended to guide the student through a journey of self-improvement. Niyamas refers to habits, which are the building blocks of our physical and mental well-being. This ancient wisdom holds true today and can help you make good choices and form positive habits.

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Standing Forward Bend or Uttanasana is so common, and yet so often misunderstood. It’s not all about touching the floor. In this Uttanasana guide you can learn the benefits and risks, follow simple steps to find your best Standing Forward Bend, and elevate your practice with expert tips and variations.

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Learn how to plan and create a consistent daily yoga practice that will serve you, with expert tips on how to make your new habit stick. This article also covers the styles and elements of yoga you might include in a practice, and gives suggestions for household alternatives to common yoga props.

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Boat Pose can easily be modified to suit beginners, or to challenge more experienced yoga practitioners. Drawing on a combination of strength, flexibility, balance and focus, it’s a functional and beneficial addition to your regular yoga practice. Learn more in this helpful guide to Boat Pose.

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The audible sound of Ujjayi Breath was born under the teaching of Krishnamacharya and has become one of the most practiced and variable breathing techniques in yoga today. Here Master Teacher Ram Jain explains the authentic origins of Ujjayi Breath and guides you in practicing and benefiting from it.

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