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An insider’s guide to your first yoga class!

It's not as scary as you think

Share5 Tweet1 Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 6What to Expect from your First Yoga Class You’re taking the plunge. Maybe you were talked into it by a friend, or maybe all the research on the benefits of yoga have gotten you interested. You’re preparing to attend your first yoga class. How should you prepare and what should you expect? Getting Ready for the Class It’s always a good… Read More »

Yoga Pose Terms Language Infographic

Yoga Speak, Coming to Terms with the Language of Yoga

Share3 Pin2 Tweet Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 5When watching yoga videos on line or taking a live class some instructors might use only the English language or maybe they use some Sanskrit terms or a combination of both. I made an infographic with some terms to help us have a beter understanding of some of the terms. Here is Yoga Speak One on the language of yoga. Learn… Read More »

Image of Rama, Sita and Lakshmana featured in Conscious Life Space's article on Tree Pose and the mythology of Queen Sita

Tree Pose, Mythology and an Infographic

aka Vriksasana or Vrksasana

Pin5 Share2 Tweet Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 7Tree pose aka Vriksasana or Vrksasana, it is one of the poses where I can morph into the pose’s name. it is also a pose that can test you and ground you. Tree pose as the barometer or thermometer for grounding Grounding is something that I used to have difficulty with when going through bigger life changes. Those are the times… Read More »

Good Vibes Only Sign - photo by Mark Adriane on Conscious Life Space

Yoga with Adriene

Practices and Challenge for the New Year

Pin5 Share1 Stumble1 Tweet Reddit +1 Share Flip EmailShares 7I’ve been meaning to write about Yoga with Adriene. Her motto is ‘find what feels good.’ She is one of my favourite yoga instructors on YouTube and is also probably the most well-known yoga instructor on YouTube with close to 3 million subscribers. She has a channel with hundreds of videos. She mentions in at least one of her videos that… Read More »

3 legged downward dog asana - yoga pose infographic created by conscious life space CC4.0 Intl Attribution

Yoga Asana – 3 legged downward dog

Pin1 Share Tweet Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 13 legged dog Infographic Recently I was excited to celebrate my 2 year anniversary of my return to yoga. I still have a ‘fluffy belly’ but my level of fitness & flexibility has increased and I no longer suffer from migraines (which were caused by menopause.) Some days are more challenging than others. Here is the 3 legged dog infographic that… Read More »

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Introduction to Asanas – 5 Yoga Poses Infographic

Pin1 Reddit1 Stumble1 Share Tweet +1 Share Flip EmailShares 3A lot of people write about how yoga has transformed their lives and it is a practice that can change your life. Sometime in the future, I’ll get to writing about that experience. The healing it provided or should I say provides regularly has inspired me to share what I’m learning. It’s only been about 2 years since I returned to… Read More »

Ashtanga - eight fold path infographic

Ashtanga is it a yoga practice style or 8 limbs towards a purposeful life?

The answer is that it's both!

Share Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 0Recently I wrote about Hatha yoga and its core definition, sometimes with all the various styles spoken about, trademarked or invented it simply is confusing at times. From that, I’ve decided to keep posting some simple graphics to help sort out a lot of yoga terms and ideas. Ashtanga was confusing to me since I’ve heard the word in various contexts.… Read More »

a list of Hatha Yoga Styles by conscious life space

Yoga an endless list of styles, the list goes on and on and on…

Share3 Pin3 Stumble1 Tweet Reddit +1 Share Flip EmailShares 7Yet, the simplest yoga term for a physical practice all starts with the term Hatha. Frankly sorting out all the different yoga styles can be confusing, especially since there are a lot of styles that range from an instructor creating their own style and accompanying term, to a simple noun descriptor – Ashtanga, Bikram, Family, Pre-natal, Dog yoga, Iyengar, Vinyasa yoga,… Read More »

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Hip Hip Hooray and Infographic with Yoga Poses for Hips

Yoga Poses for Happy and Healthy Hips

Share Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 0Fix.com editors have put together this great infographic and brief article on yoga poses for hips! Did you know that the hips are made up of 17 muscles? These muscles provide stability and balance and give us a range of motion for almost all our daily activities. Not taking care of your hips can be detrimental to your health and create… Read More »

Featured Image for Yin Yoga - Cat Art Face - Photo credit: Uriel Soberanes - Conscious Life Space Guru

Yin Yoga and a Vinyasa Flow

Yin Yoga with Kassandra Reinhardt

Share6 Stumble1 Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip EmailShares 7If you ever wanted to learn Yin Yoga, Kassandra Reinhardt is the instructor for you. Kassandra started her YouTube channel in 2014 to share her passion for yin yoga. What’s different about yin yoga is that practitioners essentially hold poses for longer periods of time. The physiological aspects of a yin yoga practice focus more on connective tissue and joints rather… Read More »

The Africa Yoga Project - The Conversation - republished on Conscious Life Space Guru

Yoga is bringing well-being and employment to young people in Africa

The Africa Yoga Project has educated, empowered and expanded the employability of youth in 15 African countries.

Share Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 0 The Africa Yoga Project Shutterstock Yoga is a 5,000-year-old physical mind and body practice. Most present day practices share some variation of yoga poses (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama), relaxation, and meditation. Research indicates that one of yoga’s most powerful effects is to regulate the effects of stress. It increases behaviours associated with well-being – such as healthier eating, improved sleep… Read More »

Arthur Boorman amazing tranformational story YOGA HEALS!

Yoga Heals! How Yoga Changed Arthur Boorman’s Life

Share Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 0 Yas You Can! This summer’s inspirational story focuses on Arthur Boorman. ‘Just because I can’t do it today, doesn’t mean I’m not going to be able to do it someday.’ – Arthur Boorman Yoga Heals Doctor’s and naysayers didn’t support Arthur Boorman’s dream to one day be healed. Searching on the internet for an unrelated topic, he stumbled upon the… Read More »

Yoga on CONSCIOUS LIFE SPACE you are your own Guru

How yoga makes us happy, according to science

Share Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 0 Can we really unlock our personal power by adopting “powerful” body postures? Unfortunately, the findings that link these so-called “power poses” beloved of certain politicians with a real sense of power and control are difficult to replicate. We may not yet understand the mechanism through which body postures influence our psychological states, but our recent study suggests that we may… Read More »

The Art of Yoga Project The Conversation Republished on Conscious Life Space Guru

How Yoga is Helping Girls Heal from Trauma

The Art of Yoga Project

Share Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 0 Photo copyright TheArtOfYogaProject. Rocsana Enriquez started thinking about yoga again when she was pregnant. She was 19 and in an abusive relationship. When she was younger, Rocsana, whom I interviewed as part of my research, had taken part in a yoga program in a San Francisco Bay Area juvenile hall run by The Art of Yoga Project. She began using… Read More »

Lara from Sukha Yoga Australia

Yoga Practice Videos: Vinyasa Flows for the morning & evening

Share2 Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 2Lara from Sukha Yoga in Australia: 2 Videos We’ve featured Lara’s practices on our main Yoga page for the months of June and July 2017. Every other month we feature a new instructor that makes their practice accessible worldwide. We want you to be able to find them easily. They’re good. So this ‘blog’ post has been added to and posted… Read More »