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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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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Top 5 Yoga Poses for Back Pain

You know you’re getting old and worn out when the back pain starts to set in. Unfortunately for all of us, back pain is a natural repercussion of aging. It’s almost unavoidable! Luckily, we have a cure. When it comes to back pain, yoga is your saving grace. Try out a few of the yoga poses below and get a little spring back in your step! Download>(If your browser doesn't download the image, simply right-click to save or drag it to your desktop!) Fish Pose Known as the “destroyer of all diseases” the fish pose helps improve your posture and...

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Yoga to Ease Your Anxiety

We’ve all felt anxious at one point or another; it’s part of being human. Just because it’s normal though, doesn’t mean we should have to live with persistent anxiety. That’s just plain unhealthy. Small amounts of stress can be motivational, but when your anxiety feels inescapable, there’s a problem. To help counteract that stress we’ve put together an infographic of our favorite yoga poses for alleviating your anxiety. Check them out below! Download>(If your browser doesn't download the image, simply right-click to save or drag it to your desktop!) Legs Up the Wall Elevating your legs above your heart helps...

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