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3 Restorative Yoga Poses To Try at Home

The beauty of yoga is that it’s not just a “one size fits all” practice.  From yin to vinyasa to aerial, there’s various styles to choose from. Wherever you’re at emotionally, mentally and physically, there’s a practice that fits your needs. If you’re currently experiencing a sense of burnout and seeking a deep sense of […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Common Yoga Terms

We get it: Walking into a yoga class for the first time can feel totally intimidating! This is even more true when you hear words you don’t recognize. Because yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India, the first yogis spoke the language of Sanskrit, which is why it’s fairly likely you’ll come across […]

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Foundations of Eagle Pose

It’s undeniable that there’s a lot going on in Eagle pose (Garundasana). This standing balance pose opens all the major joints in the body while strengthening the thighs, hips, ankles and calves. Eagle can be challenging, but the good news is that there’s plenty of variations available as you build up strength and stability.  No […]

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How Yoga Encourages Self-Love

In lieu of Valentine’s Day, it seemed apropos this week to focus on love. It’s in the air, after all! Whether you’re coupled up, riding solo or somewhere in between, the truth is that the one relationship you’ll always have is with yourself  — which is why it’s so important to make it a good […]

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Foundations of Dancer Pose

Lord of the Dance pose, or Natarajasana, is a beautiful way to practice cultivating grace and poise among chaos.  As a full-body backbend that also requires balance, however, finding your own unique expression of this elegant posture can seem intimidating at first. Not to worry! Below, we discuss proper form and alignment so you can […]

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What Is The Yoga Wall All About?

Ever feel like you’re hitting a wall in your yoga practice? Whether you’re feeling stiff, off-balance or just plain uninspired, Haven on the Lake’s yoga wall is the perfect solution. It will revive your routine and help you reach new heights (literally).  Regardless of your skill level, you can think of the yoga wall as […]

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The Mind-Body Benefits of Yin Yoga

With so many styles of yoga to choose from, it can be confusing to keep them all straight.  Remembering what Yin yoga is all about is easy, however, when you consider the concept of Yin and Yang. “Yang” is dynamic and active; in yoga, it refers to styles such as vinyasa that are focused on […]

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Foundations of Triangle Pose (Trikonasana)

Ready to roll out your yoga mat and experience the unique radiance of Triangle pose?  Vibrant, heart-opening, expansive and strong, Trikonasana is an amazing pose to call on when we need a boost in energy or spirit. In Hinduism, Triangle represents Shakti, the feminine aspect of creation, so it’s also a wonderful way to tap […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Skimp on Savasana

There’s two types of yogis: Those who live for savasana, and those who dread it.   If you fall into the latter category, we completely get it. The act of lying still in savasana is incredibly vulnerable. You may feel you don’t have a lot of control (heck, it’s known as ‘corpse pose’). And it can […]

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How to Properly Clean Your Yoga Mat

Your yoga mat is many things: safety, sanctuary, a portal to greater inner peace.  With time, it can also get a little, er, funky. It’s all too easy to forget to give your mat some TLC after a blissed-out savasana, but germs and bacteria love sweaty places. And the last thing you want is an […]

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