The Yoga Blog

  • Chaturanga Dandasana

    Posted: June 20, 2018

    Chaturanga Dandasana
    A pose, a mirror and an experience often missed.
    “Chaturanga Dandasna”!  We hear it called over and over again in a vinyasa flow practice. What is it that we need to know about this pose that rolls off of the tongue, often with vigor?!
    In sanskrit, Chaturanga Dandasana translates to “four(Chatur) limb(anga) staff (Danda) pose (asana). Often mistaken to mean high and low plank pose encompassed in …

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  • Yoga & Focus – Why Yoga is so good for Mental Health

    Posted: May 23, 2018

    Please, welcome our Guest Blogger, Stephanie Osberg from Osberg Health. Stephanie is an active member of our yoga community at Halifax Yoga.

    Yoga’s spiritual tradition and mind-body approach provides a multifaceted tool for improving focus. We explore new asanas when we meet them, testing them, testing us. Practicing builds a relationship between us; learning each pose until we feel it in our fibers. A …

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  • The Art of Tongue Scraping

    Posted: May 16, 2018

    When I first started to dive further into the principles of yoga I soon discovered Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga.  Ayurvedic medicine, as practiced in India, is one of the oldest systems of medicine in the world. There are many elements to Ayurvedic medicine and people study for years to become experts.
    Much of Ayurveda fascinates me, and there is so much information available …

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