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The Toe Squat Pose in Yin Yoga

The Toe Squat Pose is deceptively simple in appearance, yet it is a very intense pose for almost everyone.

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The Ankle Stretch Pose in Yin Yoga

The Ankle Stretch Pose in Yin Yoga is an intense ankle opener that also requires a single point of focus and balance.

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The Squat Pose in Yin Yoga

The Squat Pose, or Malasana is a challenging pose that opens the hips, knees and ankles.

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The Forward Fold Pose or "Dangling" in Yin Yoga

Dangling in the Forward Fold Pose, or Uttanasana, is a very grounding yin yoga pose that can also relieve your anxiety.

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The Cat Pulling Its Tail Pose in Yin Yoga

The Cat Pulling Its Tail Pose has an eye-catching name, is similar to the reclining twists in Yin Yoga, however is one of the few poses that target the quadriceps muscles in the front of the thigh.

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The Raised Feet Pose in Yin Yoga

The Raised Feet Pose is a wonderfully simple inversion, which will decompress and release your lower back and keep you young!

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The Happy Baby Pose or Stirrup Pose in Yin Yoga

Loved by all, the Happy Baby Pose is a powerful hip opener. It releases the sacrum and lower back, and it soothes the central nervous system, which includes the spinal cord and the brain.

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The Frog Pose in Yin Yoga

The Frog Pose is a powerful groin opener of the adductor muscles and can aid you in digestion and cramps, both menstrual and from the stomach.

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The Quarter Dog Pose with a Twist in Yin Yoga

The Quarter Dog Pose with a Twist is a lovely pose that opens your side body and stimulates your internal organs.

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The Twisted Roots Pose in Yin Yoga

The Twisted Roots Pose is a variation on the Side Lying Spinal Twist, and works more deeply into the therapeutic twist.

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The Twisted Dragon Pose in Yin Yoga

The Twisted Dragon Pose is a Yang variation of Yin Yoga's Dragon Poses.

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The Half Dragonfly Pose in Yin Yoga

The Half Dragonfly Pose is a variation of the full Dragonfly Pose in Yin Yoga. The pose is a modification of the yang-style pose that we know as Upavista Konasana or the Seated Angle Pose.

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Obsessive picking at cuticles/nails and smelling fingers

This is really weird, I know, and I've been doing it for years. I think part of it is related to my hands and nose being cold often, and the picking has

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An Attitude of Gratitude

When you shift your attention from self absorbtion to an attitude of gratitude, your whole world changes.

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Doctors Know Best!

I am a Pharmacist. Whenever, a patient asks me what's wrong with them or if they should decrease their meds because of side effects, I always have to

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SBI! Can Allow You to Share Your Passion, Hobby or Knowledge!

My personal story regarding the building of my website is an ongoing journey, through SBI! I wanted to express myself and express what I believed in some way.

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Aerobic Exercise for the Body-Mind-Soul

If aerobic exercise is to be beneficial to the body-mind-soul, the no pain, no gain mantra must be discarded!

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The Importance of Conscious Breathing

Conscious breathing is so very important because it is such a vital aspect of your life. You can actually control your life's outcomes by learning to attend to your breath and control it.

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Beginning of Menopause

Hi! I've read that bleeding in between cycles is common (1 out of 5) in women starting to be menopausal. What about spot bleeding for 8 days, which started

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Tension Myositis Syndrome ~ A New Diagnosis for Chronic Pain

Tension myositis syndrome is perhaps the most significant new diagnosis of our modern time.

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Finally...an affordable treatment for chronic pain

I've only been aware of your website for 2 days now, but it's something I've been looking for for a long time. After getting a massage about 6 months ago

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Thumb clicking

I have a lot of tightness in my neck and shoulder area. This has been going on for quite some time. I have just started experiencing my thumb clicking

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Thumb/wrist pain

Hi Elle- just found your website and am I huge fan already! Ok, my question is this: what does tendon/ligament pain in the thumb/wrist area mean spiritually.

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Foot pain

Yesterday, whilst doing light preparations around the home I felt a deep twinge in my heel/sole of foot. It's an unusual symptom as I am not athletic,

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The Corpse Pose or Savasana

The Corpse Pose, or Savasana, done at the end of every yoga session, is the pose of full repose, the master yoga pose for integration and an interior sense of being.

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The Knees Into Chest Pose in Yin Yoga

A true pose of repose, the Knees Into Chest Pose cradles your legs and lower back for a deserved release.

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The Lying Spinal Twist Pose in Yin Yoga

The Lying Spinal Twist Pose in Yin Yoga is a supported side opener, shoulder and lower back stretch.

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The Snail Pose in Yin Yoga

The Snail Pose in Yin Yoga is a pose that requires great concentration, great relaxation and is the ultimate surrender pose.

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The Lateral Shoelace Pose in Yin Yoga

The Lateral Shoelace Pose is a pose that opens your heart, sacral and grounding energy centers in your body for balance and healing.

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Yin Yoga's Bananasana

The Bananasana or the Banana Pose is a fun way to open your entire side-body.

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The Half Shoelace Pose in Yin Yoga

The Half Shoelace Pose is a great alternative to the full Shoelace Pose if you have very tight hips.

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The Shoelace Pose in Yin Yoga

The Shoelace Pose is a deep hip opener and requires more mindfulness than most poses!

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The Half Square Pose in Yin Yoga

The Half Square Pose is a a milder version of the Square Pose, but still a lovely hip-opener!

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The Square Pose in Yin Yoga

The Square Pose in yin yoga, is perhaps the strongest hip-opener in all of yoga.

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The Fish Pose in Yin Yoga

The Fish Pose is a wonderful counter-pose to the folding poses of Yin Yoga, as well as a wonderful heart-opener. Come join me, and learn to open your heart!

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The Saddle Poses in Yin Yoga

The intense, yet therapeutic saddle pose stimulates your Kidney Meridian, and opens your quadriceps, hip flexors and sacrum.

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The Seated Forward Bend Pose in Yin Yoga

The Seated Forward Bend Pose in Yin Yoga, sometimes known as the Caterpillar Pose is similar to the Yang version, however when held for 3-5 minutes, the therapeutic effects are enhanced.

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Deer Pose in Yin Yoga

The Deer Pose as practiced in the Yin Yoga style, is a wonderful alternative to the Pigeon Pose, if your hips are tight.

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The Dragon Pose in Yin Yoga

The dragon pose in yin yoga is the antidote for hours of sitting in a chair each day!

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The Lateral Half Dragonfly Pose in Yin Yoga

The Lateral Half Dragonfly Pose slowly opens your side body for Lung and Heart Meridian stimulation.

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The Dragonfly Pose in Yin Yoga

The benefits of the Dragonfly Pose in yin yoga, is to open your groins, your hips and your hamstrings for better joint mobility.

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The Quarter Dog Pose in Yin Yoga

The Quarter Dog Pose brings a gentle stimulation of your Lung Meridian, to open your chest for better breathing.

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Wide-Knee Childs Pose with a Twist in Yin Yoga

The Child's Pose with a Twist allows you to experience the massage of your internal organs, including the opening of your side-body to stimulate your heart and lungs.

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Wide-Knee Childs Pose in Yin Yoga

Practicing the Wide-Knee Childs Pose will increase the therapeutic effects of the regular Childs Pose.

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The Sphinx Pose and The Seal Pose

Why the Sphinx Pose and the Seal Pose may be the best thing for your lower back!

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Ujjayi Breathing ~ A Deeply Relaxing Pranayama

Ujjayi breathing can deeply enhance your relaxation response and rejuvenate you at the same time.

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The Butterfly Pose in Yin Yoga

The Butterfly Pose is the one of the most therapeutic yin yoga poses, because it affects six energy meridians in the body and decompresses the spine.

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