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Deciding on Yoga Teacher Training? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions

January 22, 2020

There’s a saying that’s often inaccurately attributed to the Buddha, likely because of the wisdom it imparts:  “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”  The origin of these words is unclear, but the message is relevant to those who are considering if now is the time to begin a yoga teacher training journey....

Top Yoga Poses for Hip Pain Relief

December 25, 2019

Hip pain is found in people of all ages, ranging from light muscular discomfort to something more serious like arthritis. If you are currently experiencing severe hip pain, it’s best to get proper medical advice from an experienced doctor before trying any of the poses below. For most, The common cause of hip pain is...

Best Yoga Postures for Balancing Your Hormones Naturally

December 18, 2019

Restoring the balance of your natural hormones can maintain the quality of your physical and mental health. One of the ways to balance these hormones is through yoga practice. The endocrine system is made up of a collection of glands that produce hormones and is essential to every function in the body. These functions include...

What is the Definition of Namaste In Yoga?

December 11, 2019

Namaste literally translates to “I bow to you”.  Broken down, Name means “bow”, Te means “to you” while the S connects both words. The word is used as a formal greeting and can also be used to express gratitude. In yoga terms, the word is used at the end of a yoga class as a...

Amazing Benefits of Yoga Practices for Your Daily Life

December 4, 2019

Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word “yuji” which means union or yoke. Yoga has been practiced for centuries and can bring the mind and body together. The practice consists of breathing exercises along with meditations and holding certain poses that may help in relaxation as well as reducing stress. Yoga practices are known to...

Steps and Benefits of the Navasana Yoga Pose

November 27, 2019

Our daily lives revolve around a tight balancing act of life and work but we sometimes take for granted our own health and well-being. As a result, we end up getting stressed, burned out and depressed as all the negativity pile up on us. With that in mind, we think about ways to de-stress and...

Four-Step Guide for Yoga to Transition into Fall Season

November 20, 2019

The Vata season is now officially upon us. It is the time of the year when we see dramatic changes in our body as it tries to adjust to the shifting environmental conditions. Preparing a more balanced ‘yoga into fall season’ practice is essential than ever before as we try to harmonize our body with...

The Importance of Maintaining Your Yoga Practice During the Holidays

November 13, 2019

The holidays are just around the corner, and you are finally getting the chance to get together with family and friends to celebrate. Unfortunately, the holiday spirit and celebrations may put your yoga practice at the bottom of your priorities list. The holiday rush can, in fact, be an excellent time to practice yoga. Practicing...

Getting Closer to the 5 Elements of Yoga

November 6, 2019

Based on the teachings of Ayurveda, the universe is made up of five great elements: air, water, fire, earth, and space. These elements offer their own qualities to our living experience and are the basis for our connection to the things around us. These five components are part of our daily lives and are poured...

The Experience of Traveling to Bali with Uptown Yoga

October 24, 2019

Uptown Yoga Bali Retreats make traveling to Bali easy. We have spent years traveling around the island, checking out the most beautiful places to visit, best places to stay and eat and connecting with true, authentic cultural experiences to share so that you don’t have to waste one moment of your vacation trying to figure...