The Human Stress Response The primary function of the human stress response is to prepare your body for an immediate explosive burst of energy in response to an emergency. The muscles need energy in the most usable form, rather than stored away elsewhere in your body for future use. Heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing…

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Meet PURE Yoga Dallas student and Advanced Class Teacher John Schoggins. Not only is he an International Yoga Asana Champion (from the IYSF), he is one of the most humble and unassuming yogis in and around the studio. In the picture above, he is demonstrating one of the most difficult yoga postures in the Original…

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Long-term brain health requires a steady supply of oxygen, glucose, and physical activity – the last factor often the missing ingredient in today’s sedentary lifestyles. While many forms of exercise exist, yoga asana classes are exemplary physical modalities that incorporate strength, flexibility, balance, breath, concentration, and eye focus. The human brain thrives on physical activity,…

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“Practice in the morning makes one work better at one’s vocation. In the evening it removes the fatigue of the day’s strain and makes one fresh and calm.” B.K.S. Iyengar Consistency is Key! Experiment a little to find the routine that fits your lifestyle and your schedule. This may change over time as your life…

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