Category Archives: YOGA STUDIES

Yoga Studies: Asana

by Angela Clark Asana is the limb that we are most familiar with in our modern day practice. Ever notice in class that when the teacher calls out the pose you are doing in sanskrit and it ends with “asana?” … Continue reading

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Yoga Studies: The Eight Fold Path

by Angela Clark We often say that the “on ramp” to the yoga practice is through Asana. We start with the physical level, the outer layer, and work our way inward to the more esoteric and subtle levels, through self-contemplation, … Continue reading

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Yoga Studies: The Niyamas

by Angela Clark Last week, we explored the yamas – the ethical code of conduct created by Patanjali to identify behaviors to create a path to positive living. This week, we’ll take a look at the niyamas, a supplementary set … Continue reading

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Yoga Studies: The Yamas

by Angela Clark At Mala Yoga, the primary goal of our classes to cultivate asana, the physical practice of yoga. We may meditate for a few minutes at the beginning or end of class, but the majority of our time … Continue reading

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Yoga Studies: The Bandhas, Day 5

by Angela Clark Wrapping up the Bandhas The asana (physical) practice can introduce your body to the pranayama (breath) practice. Once you are able to sit and work the more intense practices of pranayama and kumbaka (breath retention) with the bandhas engaged, … Continue reading

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