Inspiration

Asana is Rebellion: Part One

By Amy Elizabeth Mareno, M.T.S., RYT-200 In the ancient language of Sanskrit, one of the essential translations of the word “Asana” is simply “sit in a comfortable posture”. More broadly as the practice of Hatha Yoga has evolved in the West, the term “Asana” has come to connote , “physical posture”, whatever shape it may take.  However, the practice of

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YOGI TESTIMONIAL: ROGER HEITMANN

Yoga in the Heights has such a vast demographic community! That’s truly one of the unique things about our Wellness Center. In every yoga class, we’ve got all generations, all colors, all shapes and sizes. We are the community that breaks the myth that yoga in not for everyone! And we LOVE when a new yoga student transforms before our eyes! One of those

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How to Choose the Perfect Yoga Mat

by Laryssa Wirstiuk Using a mat is not necessary for a yoga practice, but a sticky mat can assist the yogi in holding asana, especially when sweaty hands and feet might slip on a bare floor. These days, mats are available in a variety of materials, colors, sizes and shapes. Some are even adorned with funky designs and printed affirmations! How can a yogi

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How to Practice Yoga When YITH Must Close for Inclement Weather

by Laryssa Wirstiuk Earlier this week, weather forecasters predicted that Jersey City and the greater New York City metro area might be hit with one of the worst blizzards we’ve ever seen. Fortunately, the snow totals weren’t as bad as forecasters had predicted. Still, Yoga in the Heights, and all other local yoga studios, had to cancel some classes, in anticipation of

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Ringing in the New Year with 108 Sun Salutations

by Laryssa Wirstiuk [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ_vV9qSiGk] I had heard of the 108 sun salutation challenge for the first time a few years ago, when a yoga studio in Manhattan offered it on New Year’s Day. I was intrigued but also intimidated. I passed on the event but decided it would be something I’d one day like to try. Why 108 sun salutations? In

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“So Grateful Happy Time”: Practicing Gratitude This Holiday Season

by Bridget Fujioka With the holidays fast approaching, one thing we will often hear from those we encounter is how busy they are. From visits with family, friends, and coworkers, to preparing meals, decorating – and let us not forget shopping – we can find a million ways to stay busy and become disconnected. Besides mashed potatoes (roasted garlic smashed potatoes from

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