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Partner Yoga

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Practicing yoga alone teaches you to be in tune with yourself. No phone. No television. No interaction with others. Personal practice awakens your sense of creativity, inner strength and commitment to growth. The solitude surreptitiously expands your flexibility. Flexibility of choices. You give poses a try that you might not do with others to see. You discover how to "hear" what your body needs to move. You get to know yourself better without distractions. That in itself is a practice.

Practicing yoga with a group of people is a beautiful interexchange of energies. You are aware of your moves, but peripheral vision can distract you. Sometimes you have to close your eyes to refrain from comparing yourself to others. It is just our nature. Maybe its that "survival of the fittest" gene looking for ideas. Despite this quiet ego-based distraction, the collective positive energy of a like minded group can make a practice dreamy. Like the waves of the ocean, a group'…

Follow the Trail

If yoga is your passion, YogaTrail has the edge. One of the keys to learning yoga is a great teacher. YogaTrail gives you the ability to enter your city and find teachers or studios that offer what you seek. It helps take some the guesswork out of the search. But, this part of the site is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

Want to learn how to do a pose better? YogaTrail has a fabulous blog that offers 2-5 minute video demonstrations. Even if you have been practicing for awhile, you are destined to learn a slightly different approach. Keeping your practice flexible is key in discovering what works better for you(and your students if you teach).  Even us yogis like to get to the meat of the lesson without the fat and grissle, so these quick tutorials are perfect.

As yogis, it becomes almost a need to share what makes your practice richer. It strengthens a desire to give. This site shares a wealth of experience in it's blog. Down to earth articles that just about any yogi can r…