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Pranayama is a yoga practice meaning "life force." It focuses on breathing exercises that help calm and restore the body. In this video, Richmond health coach Lindsey Patton demonstrates a form of pranayama called alternate nostril breathing. Watch the video below and read on for a brief guide. 

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Vinyasa is a style of yoga that focuses on moving between postures using your breath. It's a great way to get into a moving meditation. Join Richmond health coach and certified yoga instructor Lindsey Patton in this video as she teaches a 30-minute vinyasa class. Follow along below!

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As a certified meditation teacher, Owings Mills health coach Yvonne Bull teaches people how to get the most out of their meditation sessions. But she also notices that sometimes people come to meditation sessions with preconceived notions. In this video, Yvonne explains the myths of meditation and what it's really all about. Watch the video below (apologies for the sideways orientation) and read on for the recap. 

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If you know someone — maybe a family member or friend — battling depression, you may not know how you can help. Greenville health coach Caiti Nascarella offers three tips on how you can support them. Watch the full video below and read on for a recap. 

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Meditation. It's a great way to slow down, calm your nerves, and reduce your anxiety. But have you ever started meditating and wondered...am I even doing this correctly? You're not alone. In this video, Richmond health coach Lindsey Patton demonstrates the proper poses for meditation that will allow you to enhance your practice.

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Yoga is a popular way to stay healthy, stay centered, and stay fit. But how can you be sure you're doing the yoga poses correctly? Richmond health coach Lindsey Patton continues her Am I Doing This Yoga Pose Right series with a lesson on Warrior 1 and Warrior 2 poses. 

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After teaching the mountain pose and forward fold, plank and low plank, upward facing dog and downward facing dog, Richmond health coach Lindsey Patton finishes out the series with a lesson on how to put it all together for Sun Salutation A. 

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Yoga and meditation can help you relieve stress and find balance in your life. In this video, Owings Mills health coach Yvonne Bull leads us through a 25-minute yoga session followed by a brief sound guided meditation.