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Garland Pose (Malasana) How-to: 1. Squat with your feet as close together as possible. (Keep your heels on the floor if you can; otherwise, support them on a folded mat.) 2. Separate your thighs slightly wider than your torso. Exhaling, lean your torso forward and fit it snugly between your thighs. 3. Press your elbows against your inner knees, bringing your palms to together in Anjali Mudra (Salutation Seal), and resist the knees into the elbows. This will help lengthen your front torso. 4. To go further, press your inner thighs against the sides ..

Crow Pose (Bakasana) Step-by-Step 1. Squat down from Tadasana with your inner feet a few inches apart. If it isn’t possible to keep your heels on the floor, support them on a thickly folded blanket. Separate your knees wider than your hips and lean the torso forward, between the inner thighs. Stretch your arms forward, then bend your elbows, place your hands on the floor and the backs of the upper arms against the shins. 2. Snuggle your inner thighs against the sides of your torso, and your shins into your armpits, and slide the upper arms dow ..

From: (From: ( Ingredients o 1/3 cup milk o 2 tablespoons butter o 1/2 cup canned pumpkin o 2 tablespoons sugar o 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg o 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice o 1/2 teaspoon salt o 1 egg, beaten o 1 (1/4 ounce) package dry yeast o 2 cups bread flour (you can  ..

From: ( From: ( Migraines are quite different from the simple pains in your head, but people who do suffer from them find that the following poses seem to favor their health! Child’s Pose Child’s pose is one of the most calming and comforting poses there is, because it helps to return you back to that embryonic, young feeling. You can return back to a deep breath, quiet your min ..

What is your hometown? Huntington Beach When and where was your first yoga class? San Francisco 2000-2001 (ish) Who is your most influential teacher and why? Lindsey Hill at Yoga Tribe. I admire and respect her practice and teaching. She has always pushed me to stay present and do my best for each posture. “Strong Mind, Strong Body” is what she often says in class. When was the Defining moment when you realized you wanted to teach yoga? When I was asked to teach after Teacher Training had ended. What is your favorite pose and why? Stan ..

When did you start doing yoga and where? In January of 2012 I set out on a personal journey with health and fitness. During this time practicing yoga was not a destination my wife Crystal and I ever considered arriving at. I have a saying in life, which many at Yoga-Tribe have probably heard me say, “There are no such things as accidents, only appointments. My good friend, Jeff Bishop has been attending Yoga Tribe for many years and he asked me to join him on a morning class in February of 2012. I arrived at Yoga Tribe not knowing what to expect and was pessimistic  ..

Hometown: Old Town Orange, CA First Yoga Class: My first yoga class was approximately 8 years ago. I recall the difficulty of the 90 minute Hot Yoga, and how thirsty and hungry I was when I left. I was so hungry and thirsty that I literally could not wait to get home, so I stopped at a Subway and a Jamba Juice! I also remember thinking that heat was crazy, but I couldn't wait to go back. Favorite Pose and Why: I love all of them, but the ones I tend to favor are those that give me the highest level of difficulty. I like a challenge. Most Challenging P ..

Bright, beautiful, and bursting with veggies, this colorful minestrone is a great way to stretch the harvest. Ingredients: • 2 Tbs. olive oil • 1 cup sliced leeks • 1 cup chopped celery • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper • 1 tsp. salt, optional • 4 cloves garlic, minced (4 tsp.) • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh sage, or 2 tsp. dried sage • ½ tsp. Italian seasoning • 1 bay leaf • 2 large tomatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped (1 cup) • 2 cups cubed peeled butternut squash (¾- ..

When did you start doing yoga and where? I joined a couple years ago at this location and then moved to Newport Beach. I joined another studio down there that was close but missed the comradery and the way the classes go. So, I rarely went. When I moved back to HB, top of my list was to get active again. How often do you practice yoga? I take a class pretty much daily and on stressful days I'll go twice. I work from home and the positive attitudes and friends I've made make the days that much more enjoyable. Why do you practice yoga? I just turned 52 in Jun ..

From: ( ( A mudrā (muːˈdra; "seal", "mark", or "gesture”) is a symbolic or ritual gesture performed by the hands, often used in practicing Hinduism and Buddhism; it is a spiritual gesture that acts as an “energetic seal of authenticity”. Most mudras are performed with the hands and fingers often in combination with movements of the wrists, elbows, and sh ..