YOGA SIX BLOG

Live the practice of yoga -- both on and off the mat.

May 14 | The Practice

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Starting a New Yoga Practice: Sara's Story

Confession: I am an on-again, off-again yogi. I grew up watching my mom practice yoga, and I know all of the benefits of a committed yoga practice – increased flexibility and muscle tone, reduced blood pressure and anxiety, better sleep, more mindfulness. But I’ve just never been able to hit the mat consistently for more than a few months at a time. I think part of what I’ve been missing is a studio and a community that really seemed like home. I felt that change the day my friend Carolyn brought me along to a class at Yoga Six…

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May 10 | The Practice

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Why Yoga Makes Me a Better Mom

Yoga has always been a big part of my life, but never before has the practice applied more to my daily life than is does as a Mom. I am a better Mom because of my yoga practice.

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May 7 | The Practice

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FIVE STEPS TO A CONSISTENT PRACTICE

Tips and Tricks on how to develop a consistent practice. Consistency is be the best thing you can do for your body and your mind. The good news is learning to practice consistently doesn’t have to be half as hard as we make it on ourselves.

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April 16 | The Practice

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The Benefits of Adding Strength Training to Your Yoga Practice

In addition to flexibility and relaxation, a regular yoga practice produces strength in your body and your mind. The strength you build from your vinyasa and power yoga practice is a different type of strength than the kind that you build from strength training with weights. And, that is why Yoga Six is introducing Y6 Sculpt…

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March 25 | The Practice

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The Evolution of Modern Yoga

The yoga that we know and love today has come such a long way from its beginnings. The evolution of modern yoga, like most creative things, has taken so many paths, twists and turns that it is really incredible all the different forms of yoga that have come to fruition.

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March 19 | The Practice

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7 Qualities of a Great Yoga Instructor

It’s always been my firm belief that when it comes to group fitness classes, a huge percentage of my personal satisfaction depends on the quality of the instructor. Over the last almost-year that I’ve been practicing yoga, I’ve complied this list of what I believe makes a great yoga instructor and thus, a great class experience.

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March 12 | The Practice

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A Quick Reference Guide to the History of Yoga

Most articles out there get really into the details of the history, which is great, but if you are looking for a quick reference and guide to the history of the practice you do today, here it is….

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March 5 | The Practice

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Beginner Friendly Yoga: Taylor's Favorite Yoga Six Classes

One of the things I love about Yoga Six —and yoga in general—is how there truly is a class for everyone. Yoga Six has a lot of beginner friendly yoga classes! Here are my favorite beginner friendly yoga classes at Yoga Six…

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February 28 | The Practice

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The Road With No Shortcuts: Part Two of Erin Murray's Story

In September, Erin Murray – a Boot Camp instructor at our studios in Chicago – graciously shared her story with the Yoga Six community. Her message was dynamic, she spoke about the power of positivity less than a month after she had brain surgery to remove a tumor from her cerebellum. When I last spoke to Erin in late August, she was recovering at her parent’s house. Fast forward five months and Erin is back to work full-time and she is teaching her beloved Boot Camp classes at Yoga Six South Loop. To wrap-up the February Challenge, Erin agreed to share her story to help us put things into perspective.

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February 26 | The Practice

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Taylor's February Challenge Experience - Part Two

I participated in my first-ever Yoga Six Challenge during the month of February, and here’s a little update on my yoga journey…

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