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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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Yoga and Cannabis

Yoga and Cannabis

The Basics - History: Cannabis has been used to enhance yoga and meditation for thousands of years Benefits: Calm, presence, deeper focus, patience, breath Side effects: Dries the tissues, causes an imbalance in standing poses, can cause sleepiness...

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Headaches After Hot Yoga

Headaches After Hot Yoga

Recently, we were contacted by a student who said he was experiencing long-lasting headaches after class. After responding to the email, it seemed like a good topic to bring to the blog. Certainly, he is not alone in this. Here's our...

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A Downward Dog Tutorial

A Downward Dog Tutorial

Here is a short video of Annie teaching a stable downward dog yoga pose. Downward dog is commonly a source of sore shoulders and hands. Much of this strain can be eliminated by opening the feet hip-width apart and finding a generous bend in the...

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The Heat

The Heat

Why add heat to the yoga? Annie will tell you why! In traditional yoga practice, you might have done Sun Salute A with 30 repetitions before moving into the Warrior series for 10-20 breath holds. Your asana practice would have taken 2 hours every...

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10 Things That Are Best Done When Hydrated

10 Things That Are Best Done When Hydrated

Here are 10 ways that you can take advantage of great hydration: Dentistry and surgery: Hydrated tissues bleed less, and are less likely to become infected and heal faster. Sleeping: You sleep better when hydrated, though you may need to pee,...

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Beginner’s Mind

Beginner’s Mind

Four years ago I was brand new to yoga. I had taken yoga classes before, but honestly, I walked out of many of them. It’s hard to show up new. It’s hard to show up, period. One thing I’ve learned on the journey is that hard is ok and can become...

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