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Yoga Poses to do Before Bed to help you sleep

Yoga Poses to do Before Bed to help you sleep

There is nothing worse than getting into bed, exhausted, then all of a sudden your mind starts racing and you can’t fall asleep. No matter how tired you are, or what your day has been filled with, sometimes you can have a tricky relationship with sleep. While sometimes there are physiological causes and sometimes psychological, here are four yoga poses that can help you calm both the body and the mind to help you fall asleep and stay asleep.

Paschimottanasana (forward fold)

Forward folds are really calming on the system and allow everything to really slow down. Paschimottanasana is one of the simplest and most common forward folds you can do seated. With the legs together out in front of you (you can take a bend in the knees if that feels better) simply fold softly over the legs without force. If you have trouble folding here, sit up on a block or a cushion, or anything soft that can elevate the hips slightly. Try to relax into the shape, approaching it in a soft yin style rather than staying active.

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25-Hour Yin Yoga and Myofascial Release Training

25-Hour Yin Yoga and Myofascial Release Training

We’re excited to announce that this October, Dustin Brown and Phoebe Cole will be coming together to present a comprehensive 25-hour training that will bring together both yin yoga and myofascial release techniques using our loved Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls as well as foam rollers. This training is perfect for teachers wanting to share this knowledge with their students, or simply students who want to deepen their understanding and knowledge in the area to better their home and studio practice.

Some of the key things this training will deliver:

A deeper understanding of the physical body

This training is delivered by Dustin who is a certified Yoga Tune Up® teacher and Phoebe Cole who is not only a yoga teacher but also a Myo-Therapist with a deep understanding of the human body and how we can heal it ourselves. You will leave with a deeper understanding of fascia, anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics in a really applicable way.

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Five Yoga Poses for a Hangover

Five Yoga Poses for a Hangover

While moderation is usually the best way of operating, sometimes you enjoy yourself a little too much and wake up with a sore head and a case of dehydration. But never fear yogis, our yoga practice is here to support us whatever we’re doing and whatever it is that we might need.

So when it comes to Sunday morning and we’re feeling a little worse for wear, these are the poses we go to, to fix us right up. You’re welcome.

Child’s Pose (Balasana)

This pose is a nice place to start, no matter what you’re feeling. But it’s even more nourishing when you’re not feeling your best. It allows you to be still, supported, and relaxed. But it also gently compresses the abdomen. This helps to stimulate digestion and also get lymph circulating. This all helps you to get rid of the waste products that the body has built up from that one too many glasses of wine.

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Why we see indulgence as part of a healthy lifestyle

Why we see indulgence as part of a healthy lifestyle

Yin and yang go together perfectly because they balance each other out. And that’s how we feel about lazy days with good wine, good food, and good company. It balances out a life of constantly working and often working out hard on the mat. Here are some of our main reasons we love to sip that glass of wine.

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What is Fascia?

What is Fascia?

While a lot of us think about tightness, pain, and stress in the body coming from just our muscles and joints, there is a third party we need to address. And that’s our fascia. It can be thought of as a giant onesie within our body. We use our Yoga Tune Up classes and workshops to help you understand how to release tension in the fascia tissue, but we thought we’d share a little more insight for you to take away with you.

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Things that Happen in Acro Yoga that aren’t the poses

Things that Happen in Acro Yoga that aren’t the poses

We’re big fans of acro-yoga here at Warrior One. And while it can get you into amazing shapes and very interesting and even challenging transitions, a lot of what we love about this practice goes beyond just the physical, and certainly past what the shapes look like. This practice asks you to take what’s usually a very personal practice and make it a group activity.

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How Yin Balances and Restores

How Yin Balances and Restores

Light and dark, the sun and the moon, yin and yang. We need both sides of the coin in everything we do. And that includes our yoga practice. We can use our practice to help us balance our lives, our tendencies, and our other activities. Most of us tend to lean towards more heat, strength, and stress, whether we mean to or not. Yin is the perfect antidote to a stressful life.

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How Meditation Can Translate into Everyday Life

How Meditation Can Translate into Everyday Life

People often think that to have a regular meditation practice, they need to be yogis, or living a slow off-the-grid life. Yoga postures and meditation are two different things. While they go perfectly hand in hand and can help each other grow and develop, you can have a meditation practice without stepping into a yoga class. And you will see just as many benefits as any yoga asana practitioner.

Here are some of the ways anyone and everyone can benefit from a regular meditation practice.

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How to Take Your Practice to the Next Level

How to Take Your Practice to the Next Level

“The goal is not necessarily to think of progress in your practice as ‘moving up’ to the next level. Instead, we encourage you to find what inspires, challenges, and allows you to feel good.”

A lot of yogis will say, the more you know, the less you know. Often the more yoga we do, the harder the practice gets and the more room we feel we have to grow and develop. The beautiful thing about this practice is it’s constantly growing and evolving. In different ways and rates for each and every one of us. There are times at all stages of this growth where we can feel like we’ve hit a plateau. And it’s at those moments that we can look to deepen and expand where we currently are. Here’s how we move out of those plateaus.

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Five things to Know about Surya Namaskara

Five things to Know about Surya Namaskara

Sun salutations, flows, vinyasa flows, surya namaskara. Heard these phrases before? They can all mean the same or similar things depending on the yoga class you’re in. It usually refers to a series of poses completed one breath per movement towards the beginning of a yoga class. Why do we practice it? And where does it come from? Here are a few facts about the surya namaskara.

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