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Help New Mothers Thrive | Free Download

The Fourth Trimester Cards ENTER YOUR EMAIL TO RECEIVE YOUR 10 FREE CARDS FROM THE FOURTH TRIMESTER CARD DECK. Help new mothers thrive with The Fourth Trimester Cards! The postpartum time can be one of bonding, restoration, and health, yet many new mothers feel isolated and lonely as they learn to care for a new baby. The Fourth Trimester Cards are designed as an easy-to-use resource for new mothers and the people who love them. Each one shares essential tools...
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A Mother’s Five Necessities | A Printable Excerpt from The Fourth Trimester

Remembering to care for yourself as a mother can sometimes be the most difficult thing about your postpartum time. Kimberly Ann Johnson, author of The Fourth Trimester, has compiled a list of the five basic necessities every mother needs in order to be healthy, happy, and ready to care for a new child. Below you will find a printable piece with a mother's five necessities for you to print and keep. Click on the image above to access a printable...
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Yoga, Fascia, and the Feeling of Being Me

by Tias Little, author of Yoga of the Subtle Body What is Fascia? In the same way that a fish swims in water and a bird flies through the air, fascia is the way we move. Every time you practice triangle pose or the camel, you stretch an entire network of cellophane-like tissue (“cling-wrap” if you are in the UK) from your feet to the crown of your head. Fascia, or connective tissue, is everywhere in the body. It wraps...
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Yoga for Balance | An Excerpt from Yoga for Healthy Aging

We have excerpted the chapter “Yoga for Balance” from Yoga for Healthy Aging: A Guide to Lifelong Well-Being by Baxter Bell and Nina Zolotow. This chapter describes balance, how yoga can improve balance, and yoga practices to increase your balance. Click here to read “Yoga for Balance” from Yoga for Healthy Aging. Our friends at Brentwood Yoga in Brentwood, California. Related Books
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Meditation on the Third Eye

by Tias Little, author of Yoga of the Subtle Body Meditation on the third-eye center is one of the most classic of all techniques in subtle body training. I have been revisiting the potency of this practice and wanted to share a few thoughts. The bridge of the nose is called the Nasya Mula, or Root of the Nose. There is a marma point in Ayurveda associated with this location in the region between your eyebrows. Look at an anatomy...
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Breathing Practice

by Tias Little, author of Yoga of the Subtle Body More than anything it is important to come to know the quality of our own breath. In the beginning, I used to strive to expand my breath in the same way I actively stretched in a yoga posture. But I have learned that it is important, imperative really, not to “push the river of your breath.” Rather, it is best to follow the current of your breath—that is to sense...
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Coming to Your Senses in Yoga Poses

by Nina Zolotow, author of Yoga for Healthy Aging Asana works to steady the mind through a focus on physical sensation, breath, or drishti (gaze). If we can bring that same focus into our Accessible Yoga practice, we quickly realize that the outward appearance of a pose is not a sign of whether or not someone is practicing yoga. What’s important is the mental focus and engagement. —Jivana Heyman I think this is a very good summation of what practicing...
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Tias Little on the Subtle Body

At the Yoga Journal Conference last month in Estes Park, CO, our marketing coordinator Emma Sartwell caught Tias Little, a master teacher who synthesizes years of study in classical yoga, Sanskrit, Buddhist studies, anatomy, massage, and trauma healing, on the lawn to discuss chaturanga, Zen, yoga butts, the sacrum, and more. Find  out more about Little's new book Yoga of the Subtle Body here: shmb.la/yoga-subtle-body     Emma: So I thought I'd start with a little context about you-how did...
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