Eight Limb Path of Yoga

I walked into my first yoga class with almost no idea what I was getting into.  I knew we’d do some stretching and postures, and that yoga was generally considered a healthy activity.  Initially, I was using yoga strictly as a physical workout.  After a few classes, I started to notice how I felt calmer, […]

Essential Oils

I was in a yoga class once where, during savasana, the instructor came up to each of us and rubbed oil on our foreheads and temples.  It smelled amazing, and I remember thinking about how I wanted to smell that smell forever.  She was using lavender essential oil, and that class opened up a whole […]

Yoga for Beginners

When you’re new to yoga, you may look around at the other people in the class and assume they know what they’re doing.  You may think they are experienced yogis who can do handstands with ease, are social media friends with the instructor, and wear top-of-the-line yoga clothes.  But the truth is that everyone had […]

Spiritual Spring Cleaning

Spring is finally upon us, and many people take time during this season to do a thorough spring cleaning of their house.  While cleaning your space and getting rid of material things you don’t need is a great idea, what about cleaning out our spiritual house?  Today’s post will introduce some simple ways we can […]

Somatic Movement

At Inspiring Actions Yoga Studio, we are so excited to introduce a somatic movement class featuring instructor Jackie Ross.  The class is offered at our River Falls location on Fridays from 10:45 – 11:45. Sign up here; drop-ins are welcome!  Today’s post will be all about somatic movement, also known as somatic exercise or therapy, […]

Getting Started with Meditation

Most of us have been in a yoga class where the instructor guides us through a short meditation during savasana.  Although this might signal the end of the yoga class, it can be the beginning of a beautiful supplemental practice that can help calm our minds and soothe our bodies in addition to the great […]

Present Moment Awareness

We act in the moment with all our hearts because we are learning that that is all there is.  We are finding that the only result worth achieving is being here now.  All other positive outcomes are by-products of our present moment awareness.  ~ Rolf Gates Although staying present may seem like a relatively simple […]

Yin Yoga Vs. Hatha Yoga: What’s The Difference?

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Those who practice Yin Yoga and those who practice Hatha Yoga at our Hudson Yoga Studio often wonder the difference between the two. They are both popular yoga methods, widely taught and practiced worldwide, yet they seem to have fundamental differences in style and approach. This article will take a closer look at Yin Yoga […]

7 Anti-Aging Health Benefits Of Yoga – By Special Guest Blogger

Yoga has several benefits for your physical and mental well-being. Yoga can improve joint flexibility, muscle strength, body tone, and energy levels to relieve stress. It also reduces chronic disease risks associated with aging, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s disease. There are specific poses that can balance hormones that help to […]