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We diversify our blog content so that you get multiple perspectives about the practice and application of yoga. Our authors are experts in the field who share their passion for the practice through their unique lens. My Vinyasa Practice online yoga school blog also features guest authors from time to time, and we welcome collaboration. If you’re a yogi blogger who is interested in writing for us you can contact [email protected] for more information.

The 5 Best Yoga Blocks on Amazon

The 5 Best Yoga Blocks on Amazon

Yoga blocks are one of the best additions to any yoga session. They help make yoga more accessible for others and simplify tricky yoga moves. If you’re interested in investing in a yoga block, one of the best places to purchase one is on Amazon. So what are the best...

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What Does Meditation Training Generally Cover?

What Does Meditation Training Generally Cover?

Meditation is a beautiful way to decrease stress and anxiety and improve sleep. Once you start meditating, you will learn how to use it in every area of your life. Meditation training teaches you to stay in the present moment and focus on your breathing. It is a...

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Everyone is a Beginner at Yoga at First

Everyone is a Beginner at Yoga at First

No one starts as an expert in anything; as the saying goes,” practice makes perfect.” However, you need not be perfect in yoga to reap the benefits. The best place for beginners to start yoga is wherever they feel most comfortable. If you like the idea of creating...

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What Exactly is Mindfulness Meditation?

What Exactly is Mindfulness Meditation?

You may have heard of mindfulness meditation but not know what it is about. Mindfulness and meditation are technically two different things, but they are also closely related. Mindfulness meditation involves keeping your mind focused on the present moment. Mindfulness...

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Three Easy Ways to Stay Fit in Austin, Texas

Three Easy Ways to Stay Fit in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas, is one of the most exciting and active cities in the United States. One thing folks in Austin love to do is exercise. Tons of gyms, parks, and activities will allow you to get out in the sun and make the most of the day. So what are three ways to stay...

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The 7 Main Types of Yoga Explained

The 7 Main Types of Yoga Explained

Ask people what comes to mind when they think of yoga and you may get descriptions of yogis striking body-contorting positions, sitting cross-legged in meditative bliss, or dripping with sweat in a sauna-like room. So, which of these is the most accurate depiction?...

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Ways of Telling if Ayurveda is Working

Ways of Telling if Ayurveda is Working

Ayurveda is a way of treating and healing a person with a combination of applications, such as herbal remedies, massage therapy, yoga, and meditation. Ayurveda is one of the oldest forms of traditional medicine. Ayurvedic treatment works by curing the root cause of...

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Is There a Right and Wrong way to Do Yoga?

Is There a Right and Wrong way to Do Yoga?

Yoga is an excellent practice for the mind and body but can lead to injury if it isn’t done correctly. The movements and breathing patterns are critical to correct form; if you don’t have good form, you could injure yourself. So is there a right and wrong way to do...

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5 Tips for Practicing Yoga at Home

5 Tips for Practicing Yoga at Home

With the hustle and bustle of daily life, it can be challenging to maintain regular attendance at your favorite yoga studio for class. However, there is no need to skip yoga altogether when you practice yoga at home. When practicing yoga at home, you should have a...

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Types of Therapies for Mental Health

Types of Therapies for Mental Health

The concept of therapy can be overwhelming. Accepting that there is something that needs to be addressed is one thing, but actively seeking out professional help is another thing. Luckily, there are many types of therapies for mental health.  Types of therapies for...

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Why is Yoga Considered a Movement Meditation?

Why is Yoga Considered a Movement Meditation?

Yoga is a movement meditation that has evolved into helping the whole person rather than just focusing on one aspect of healing. Many exercises fall under the umbrella of movement meditation.  Yoga is considered movement meditation because it teaches you to be present...

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The 3 Most Common Injuries in Yoga and How to Avoid Them

The 3 Most Common Injuries in Yoga and How to Avoid Them

Yoga is a great exercise to help prevent injury and strengthen and stretch your muscles, but what happens if yoga causes injury? Luckily, there are some ways you can avoid this plight.  Some of the most frequent injuries in yoga include the neck, the lower back, and...

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Foods to Avoid Eating Before Yoga Class

Foods to Avoid Eating Before Yoga Class

Foods give us the fuel and energy we need to live our lives, and that includes our yoga sessions. Many say it is better to practice yoga on an empty stomach, but it depends on your hunger level.  When practicing yoga, you do not want to let something get in the way of...

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5 Benefits of Using a Yoga Strap

5 Benefits of Using a Yoga Strap

The ancient art of yoga is known for its diverse collection of poses which can range from postures that soothe the soul to those that contort the body in indescribable ways. Sometimes, no matter the level of difficulty, practitioners can use some assistance to get...

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