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Essential Yoga Equipment For Beginners

By Kate Saal / March 11, 2021

Look around at social media or in popular portrayals of yoga, and you might think you need $300 yoga pants and chairs, blankets, and bolsters. None of that is true, as you’ll find out when we address the question, “what is essential yoga equipment for beginners?”   The only essential equipment you need for yoga is…

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What is Asana in Yoga

By Kate Saal / February 9, 2021

Take any yoga class, and you are going to hear the term asana a lot. But what is it? Asana is the physical practice of yoga and relates to the body. Asana is also another name for the poses or postures of yoga. In Sanskrit, the word asana translates as “seat,” specifically for meditation. Today…

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Can I Learn Yoga By Myself

By Kate Saal / January 29, 2021

If you are brand new to yoga and want to learn in the fastest and easiest way, it can be tempting to think, “Can I learn yoga by myself.”   Technically you can learn yoga by yourself. However, you will spend more time and money doing so to become a skilled practitioner and run a greater…

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Does Yoga Hurt

By Kate Saal / January 7, 2021

Intuitively, when you ask, “does yoga hurt” you may be wondering if pain is a normal part of yoga. Perhaps you’ve tried yoga recently and found yourself sore the next day. Or it’s been a week, and you are still feeling the effects of the practice that’s supposed to be good for you. Let’s clear…

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What Are The Best Yoga Poses for Beginners

By Kate Saal / December 31, 2020

We all wish there was a scale that would tell you what the best beginner yoga poses are? Unfortunately, there’s not.   But, you’re in luck because you have the next best thing, a guide, that’s me, to help you know which postures you should focus on as a beginner. And just to reassure you, I’ve…

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How to Use Yoga Blocks

By Kate Saal / December 26, 2020

When you’re new to yoga, it can seem odd that there are so many yoga poses yet only a couple of basic pieces of equipment–a mat and a yoga block. While it seems intuitive that you stand and do poses on a yoga mat, the question then becomes, what do you do with the yoga…

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How Yoga Can Make Your Life Better in 30 Days

By Kate Saal / January 4, 2019

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”  Lao Tzu. Today we’re going to reveal the one thing you need to know to tap into the hidden power of yoga.  Use this, and you supercharge yoga’s ability to make your life better in 30 days. We’ll also explore the common obstacles in doing…

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Recommended Beginning Yoga Schedule

By Kate Saal / December 21, 2017

You’ve made the decision that now is the time to start yoga.   That’s amazing because the benefits of yoga are many. Yoga can help you do everything from ease your back pain to get into incredible shape. Plus, it’s low impact.   Now for a few details such as how to choose a yoga…

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How to Find the Best Yoga Studio in Sacramento, or Anywhere Else

By Kate Saal / July 7, 2017

Aah Love.  While we all need it, how do you find it?  How do you find the one, the best yoga studio? Before we go any further, if you just want a few quick tips before you swipe right or left, then go here. Keep reading, though, if you want to find the best yoga…

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Here’s Why Other People Don’t Always Like the Yoga Classes You Do

By Kate Saal / June 29, 2017

You are all about yoga.  I mean you get up for down dog and are down for urdhva dhanurasana.  Yoga has helped you to strengthen your body, calm your mind, and be a kinder, more loving person. And it’s fun. So why does your friend hate it? Ok, hate may not be the right word…

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