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Any issues about your practice or want to learn more about specific yoga techniques? Find inspiration and learn innovations for your practice, specifically in the field of alignment and yoga therapy.

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Rolfing & Ashtanga Yoga: The Power of Touch and Movement Rolfing & Ashtanga Yoga: The Power of Touch and Movement

Rolfing & Ashtanga Yoga: The Power of Touch and Movement

At first glance, it may seem like two very different areas - but after taking a closer look it becomes clear that there are actually quite a few commonalities. Physical therapist and body worker Andreas Lutz talks with us about the potential of combining both approaches.

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An Imaginary Dresscode for Yogis - Bandha made easy! An Imaginary Dresscode for Yogis - Bandha made easy!

An Imaginary Dresscode for Yogis - Bandha made easy!

Bandhas are one of the central techniques in yoga practice. In this interview, yogini Katarina Tauber tells you how, with the help of a number of simple images, you can lern to set the bandhas in accordance with the AYInnovation® / Bandhalign® Method.

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Yoga works – meta-study shows the positive effect of yoga on mental disorders Yoga works – meta-study shows the positive effect of yoga on mental disorders

Yoga works – meta-study shows the positive effect of yoga on mental disorders

Now we even have scientific proof: according to a meta-study, yoga has a profound, significant effect in the treatment of mental illnesses.

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Roots turning into wings Roots turning into wings

Roots turning into wings

Our feet are our roots and our hands our wings... Yet on the yoga mat, this can sometimes be exactly the other way round - for instance when we use our hands to support part of our weight or even all of it.

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Why strength deserves more attention Why strength deserves more attention

Why strength deserves more attention

For many yogis, stretching seems to be the only way to release tensions. But what precisely is it that causes muscular tensions in the first place?

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Take a deep breath and relax Take a deep breath and relax

Take a deep breath and relax

Nothing counters stress better than taking a few deep breaths into your belly. Into your belly? How is that supposed to work? With the help of the diaphragm, our most important respiratory muscle...

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The right twist for a healthy back The right twist for a healthy back

The right twist for a healthy back

In Germany, back pain is one of the main reasons for sick leaves and even applications for a pension. No surprise, then, that back pain is also one of the most frequent reasons to start practicing yoga.

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A blessing for your knees A blessing for your knees

A blessing for your knees

As our most complex joint stabilised mainly by ligaments, the knee is particularly prone to chronic misload and overstrain. Most injuries and pain in the knee resulting from yoga practice could be avoided, though.

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What precisely is being stretched here? What precisely is being stretched here?

What precisely is being stretched here?

You might already have tried one of those 'hip-opening' exercises so popular in yoga. If yes, did you feel a stretch on the outside of your hip, deep under the superficial muscles of the buttocks and ask yourself which muscles precisely were being stretched? And why relaxing this part of the body felt so particularly good?

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Yoga as a form of pain therapy Yoga as a form of pain therapy

Yoga as a form of pain therapy

At YogaExpo 2012 in Stuttgart, Dr. Ronald Steiner gave a talk on yoga as a form of pain therapy and on the general health-promoting effects of a yoga practice adjusted to the individual needs of the practitioners.

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Two energy circles for the feet Two energy circles for the feet

Two energy circles for the feet

In all yoga positions, a good alignment is important to maintain the health of the entire system. A correct alignment allows for a healthy practice, an ideal positioning of the joints and prevents injuries.

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Yoga & Sports Yoga & Sports

Yoga & Sports

Dr. Ronald Steiner on yoga as a complement to other sports and a therapy for sports injuries