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Hot Yoga: Tips & Benefits

Hot Yoga: Tips & Benefits
Tips for the Best Hot Yoga Practice: Create a Strong Foundation The body part connected to the earth should be grounded. Neutral Alignment In neutral alignment we find a state of weightlessness. Know your body structure. Stack the Joints Protect the joints by stacking them over one another. Move from the Bones Everything is attached to your skeletal system. If you move your bones, your muscles move. The bones are the key to increasing range of motion and discovering limited range of motion. Anatomically, we are all different. Strength and Softness Find the balance between strength and softness and surrender into your pose.
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Rethinking Your Resolutions

Rethinking Your Resolutions
Here comes 2021!! As always, the new year marks a time of reflection and resolutions. We all have some bad habits or behaviors that we’d like to give up, but have you ever thought about thinking of them in a different way? The mindset is the toughest part of not only making a New Year’s resolution, but keeping it.
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Winter Solstice Reflection

Winter Solstice Reflection
Today is The Winter Solstice, often called the shortest day of the year. Today marks a rebirth of the Sun or return to innocence. It is the beginning of astronomical winter in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of summer in the southern half of the world. The Winter Solstice is a time of year that has been celebrated for millennia, across cultures and continents. The energy of the Winter Solstice is vibrant, celebratory, illuminating, and deeply reflective.
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Healthy Alternatives for Your Sweet Tooth

Healthy Alternatives for Your Sweet Tooth
It’s that time of year again when the Christmas cookies and holiday candies come out! But did you know that even every day foods contain a lot of hidden sugar? On average, we eat about 17 teaspoons of sugar daily and may not even be aware of it. New dietary guidelines suggest we drastically reduce this intake.
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Self-Care During Difficult Times

Self-Care During Difficult Times
It's that time of year when we are used to celebrating and surrounding ourselves with holiday festivities and tradition. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, this year has brought challenges, changes, and even tragedy to many. What we are left with can be very depressing and scary. Now, more than ever, practicing some self-care is necessary for sustaining our mental health, as much as physical health. Remember that you cannot pour from an empty cup, so nourishing yourself with some extra attention, will help you cope and care for others in the future.
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Downward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog
These are challenging times, but with the support of each other we have so much to be grateful for. Effective now, Illinois enters into Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations, which means we will pause our in-studio yoga classes. Our amazing NEXT yoga instructors will continue to teach virtual classes. Because it’s difficult to replace the heat and humidity in our homes, we will host a few “Private Instruction” Traditional Hot classes which are limited to 5 students. Please look at our temporary schedule at next-yoga.com VIRTUAL CLASSES - NEXT yoga virtual on-line classes will continue throughout the day. TRADITIONAL HOT “Private yoga”- We are permitted to lead “Traditional Hot Private Instruction” with a maximum of 5 people at our Wheaton Studio with the heat lowered to 100 degrees & humidity at 35. MASKS - Masks are mandated to be worn at all times by teachers and students. Due to the rise in the positivity rate in the DuPage area, the only acceptable face covering will be a face mask that covers your nose and mouth. Thank you for being a part of our community. You and our teachers have made NEXT yoga the premier studio that it is. We are thankful, grateful and truly blessed.
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Gratitude Yoga this Thanksgiving

Gratitude Yoga this Thanksgiving
Hi, Yogis! These are challenging times, but with the support of each other we have so much to be grateful for. Effective now, Illinois enters into Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations, which means we will pause our in-studio yoga classes. Our amazing NEXT yoga instructors will continue to teach virtual classes. Because it’s difficult to replace the heat and humidity in our homes, we will host a few “Private Instruction” Traditional Hot classes which are limited to 5 students. Please look at our temporary schedule at next-yoga.com.
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Reverse Namaskar Pose

Reverse Namaskar Pose
Benefits · Opens the chest and abdomen · Lessens stress and quiets the mind · Enhances flexibility in shoulders, arms, chest, and upper back · Improves posture
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Sacha Inchi

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Sacha Inchi is the perfect snack for a supercharged lifestyle. Sacha Inchi (also known as sacha peanut or mountain peanut) is native to South America and Southeast Asia, and can be found at almost any Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s supermarkets. This amazing seed is packed with more complete protein and healthy Omega 3 oils than any other nut or seed. It is one of the best vegan sources of this essential fatty acid, plus protein, Vitamin A, and Vitamin E. 

Sacha Inchi can help to boost muscle growth, protect your brain, and lower blood pressure and cholesterol. 

Other Benefits:
-       Increases mental clarity
-       Improves mood
-       Improves vision and eye health
-       Promotes healthy skin and hair
-       Reduces risk of cancer
-       Increases bone strength
-       Reduces inflammation
-       Improves focus and concentration 

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NEXT yoga studios are OPEN!! 
We have a whole new set of safety protocols we are implementing to keep everyone healthy. You should have gotten an email with the new guidelines but if you haven’t, please email casey@next-yoga.com. Our studios will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between each class.

Not ready to join us in person quite yet? That’s completely okay! Make sure to take advantage of our virtual membership special of only $39 a month (normally $49). 

Looking for a yoga instructor course "near me?" Contact Lauren Duncan - Email: Lauren@next-yoga.com
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Essential Oils for Good Health

Essential Oils for Good Health
Essential oils are made from powerful plants and have best parts of them in there, like their leaves, rinds, herbs, and barks. Manufacturers use different ways to turn them into oils. They are mostly found in lotions or bath gels for topical use. If you know how to use them properly, they not only have calming effects as aromatherapy, but health benefits as well. Always check the label and ask your doctor if you’re not sure if they’re OK for you to use.
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