Practice

  • New Vinyasa Yoga Class in Cedar City

    By Kat Rodriguez on April 18, 2017
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    A Unique Class in Cedar City I have been invited to teach a Vinyasa class at the The Healing Tree in Cedar City, UT.  This fun energetic class is held on Monday’s at 5:30pm.   The class is suitable for all levels including beginners.   Breath and Movement Flow Vinyasa yoga uses a mindful flow to help students link breath with movement.  It […]
  • Bandha Basics

    By Kat Rodriguez on September 14, 2014
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      Improve your practice with bandhas-do you know what bandhas are, where they are located and why they are used by yogis? I didn’t either until years into my yoga practice. In this post I’ll cover the bandha basics so you can begin using these powerful locks. In Sanskrit bandha means to lock, hold or tighten. There are three bandhas […]
  • What is the Difference Between Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga?

    By Kat Rodriguez on March 31, 2014
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    Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Flow, Power Vinyasa, the names referring to various yoga styles goes on. It can get a little confusing but one thing is for sure, the word Hatha encompasses them all. In Sanskrit, Hatha means forceful and refers to any of the physical practices of Yoga. Studios and gyms often use the general term Hatha to […]
  • How to Stay Calm and Happy: {The Full Yogic Breath}

    By Kat Rodriguez on February 10, 2014
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    Last week I made the mistake of making too many appointments back to back.  As I am lying in the spa chair receiving an amazing facial I catch myself becoming tense as I worry about making the next appointment.   The tension builds as I struggle to relax and enjoy this, all to rare, moment of self-indulgent pampering.  Fortunately, I remembered to use a tool from my yoga tool box – […]
  • What Does Namaste Mean?

    By Kat Rodriguez on December 4, 2013
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    It was at the end of my first yoga class that I first heard a group simultaneously say “namaste”.  I loved the class but I wasn’t sure how I felt about the namaste part.  What did it mean and why was it said in unison? The next few classes I opted to just do the little bow at the end of class.  It wasn’t […]
  • Tantra and the Origins of Yoga

    By Kat Rodriguez on October 28, 2013
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    The teachings from the Vedas, Upanishads and the Yoga Sutras are often considered the linear path to our modern Hatha Yoga.  But in actuality, the yoga we practice today stems from ancient tantric philosophies, a truth quietly swept under the rug considering Tantra’s association with controversial sexual practices. The Tantra movement originated in India during the opening centuries of the first millennium.  It […]
  • 8 Ways to Practice the Eight Limbs of Yoga

    By Kat Rodriguez on October 20, 2013
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    When Westerners think of yoga we often think of the physical practice; however, yoga actually encompasses eight central teachings intended to help the practioner live a peaceful, healthy, and balanced life.  These Eight Limbs of Yoga have been practiced since 3000 BCE and were first documented by Patanjali in the “Yoga Sutra of Patanjali” in approximately 200 AD. The practice is an ever evolving journey, but as […]
  • But I’m Not Flexible

    By Kat Rodriguez on October 11, 2013
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      In response to my encouraging people to try yoga I often hear, ‘but I’m not flexible’.  It seems to be a common misconception that one must be flexible in order to do yoga.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.  In fact, this is precisely one of the reasons why we should do yoga. Whether we are active or sedentary our muscles have a […]