By Sophie

Your First Yoga Class: Tips and Tricks

For many of us, our yoga journeys started with a class at our local fitness club or studio. Although we’re seasoned yogis now, we had no clue what we were doing when we stepped into our first yoga class. That’s why we put together a few tips and tricks for all of you who have just started your yoga journey. Check them out, and hopefully, you’ll feel a little bit better about going to your first class! Download Ask Questions Having trouble with a pose? Ask the teacher after class. Curious about yoga culture? Ask anotherstudent! Talk to the Instructor...

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Freebie Friday! 10.05

This week’s #FreebieFriday showcases an important reminder: love conquers hate. Easier said than done, we know. But, in this day and age, we’ve gotta keep pushing this message! When we’re in the yoga zone in our favorite class, or surrounded by nature, we’re all about peace, love, and serenity. Yoga is our happy place, so why not bring that attitude with us out into the real world? If we all focus on spreading love and foregoing hatred, not only will we be more content, so will our community. Who is with us? Let’s stop bad vibes in their tracks! Download...

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How to Start Your Meditation Practice

This week at Big Raven Yoga, we’re focusing on meditation: how to practice it, why to practice it, and what meditation means to you. Today, we’re coming at you with an infographic in which you’ll learn a few tips and tricks for beginning your own meditation practice: Download Try Guided Meditations How exactly are you supposed to meditate meaningfully? It’s a mystery for beginners! A guided meditation will walk you through the basics of meditation such as breathing techniques, relaxation methods, and other mindfulness strategies. Start out Small Begin with short meditation sessions and slowly build up to longer ones...

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Mindful Yogi Meal Plan

Eating healthy is an important part of taking care of your body. You can exercise all you want, but if you’re not putting good food in, your stomach will rebel against you! In the spirit of eating nutritiously, we’ve put together a quick meal plan for one full day, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and even a few snack options! Download(If your browser doesn’t download the image, simply right-click to save or drag it to your desktop!) Breakfast Whole-grain toast topped with peanut butter and your favorite fresh fruit, like bananas or strawberries. Lunch Green salad with grilled chicken (or seared...

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How to Pick the Right Yoga Mat for YOU

Your ideal yoga mat probably isn’t the cheap waffle weave mat found at most big box stores. An inexpensive mat won’t hold up for those who plan to practice several times a week. Your chaturangas and sun salutations easily create holes in the surface and the texture will start to wear, creating something akin to a Slip ‘N Slide. We want to pair our practice with a durable, stylish, easy-to-clean, and eco-friendly yoga mat. The perfect mat won’t distract you from your practice; but rather, bring you closer to it, allowing you to enjoy your downward dog without having to...

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