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What is supine twist and what are its modifications?

Wow, and just like that it's a brand new month! How will you include more ease and solitude for yourself this month? We are moving into a new set of yogic intentions, theme, and physical focus. December's energetic theme is DEEP REST. Our yogic...

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What are bandhas?

Annie on bandhas: The bandhas are a series of energetic lifts within the body. In English we often refer to them as “locks”, but we say lift at yogaRIOT because it is a less constrictive word and yoga should not make you feel constricted. Lock...

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What is ujjayi breathing?

    Annie on ujjāyī prāṅayāma: Pranayama is the intentional practice of breath control. We speak to it regularly in asana practice, calling for ujjāyī - controlled breath in and out through the nose. Within the five pillars of Baptiste...

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What is Drishti?

What is Drishti?

    LEARN SANSKRIT WITH KARI: Sanskrit is an Indo-European language that dates back thousands of years. Sanskrit, no longer used colloquially, is an intricately designed language system that has remained intact over time. The same...

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What is shoulder stand pose?

What is shoulder stand pose?

Learn Sanskrit with Kari: Sanskrit is an Indo-European language that dates back thousands of years. Sanskrit, no longer used colloquially, is an intricately designed language system that has remained intact over time. The same Sanskrit that we...

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Why practice yoga during COVID?

Why practice yoga during COVID?

At yogaRIOT we believe that yoga is intended to be a daily practice. Here are 5 reasons why people should consider a regular yoga practice during COVID times. 1. FITNESS IS AN ASSET. If your body does need to fight off COVID, research shows that...

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How to get started with essential oils

How to get started with essential oils

Getting Started with Essential Oils What are essential oils? Essential oils (EO’s) are opening up an entirely new world of scent and self-care for everyday people looking to enhance their overall daily experience. Essential oils are the volatile...

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Building a Yoga Practice

Building a Yoga Practice

So you came to your first yoga class at yogaRIOT? Yay! Now what? Maybe you've been to some classes before, but this time something was different and you want more. Maybe you've been coming once in a while, but just never committed. Yoga is meant to...

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