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6 Yoga Poses to Do in the Bedroom (It’s Not What You Think) | Yoga Digest

Here are six yoga poses you can do IN BED to ease strain in the body and prepare for a restful night’s sleep.

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Kilted yoga sensation Finlay Wilson on launching his new book

Finlay Wilson is nonchalant about his brush with viral fame. According to the 30-year-old yoga teacher, it runs, understatedly, thus: after uploading his Kilted Yoga sequence to YouTube, Wilson went to teach a class. When he emerged, stretched and limber, the video had collected a million views. Friends were texting him, asking if it was…

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What Are the Eight Limbs of Yoga? Here’s Your Comprehensive Overview

The Eight Limbs of Yoga are guiding principles of Ashtanga Yoga that, when practiced regularly, ultimately prepare mind and body enlightenment. Learn how!

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The Art of Relaxation

Use these simple tips to master relaxation—on your yoga mat and anywhere else.

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Feel the stretch: niche insurance for yoga instructors

It may not be the most strenuous exercise, but clients still get injured

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Inhale, Exhale, All Hail Proper Breathing Practices

Fitness instructors, you may have noticed, are always nattering on about breathing: “Breathe through the nose,” “Control the breath,” “Push up on the exhale.” Theres a reason for that.

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Practice Deep Listening to Change Your Stress Response & Start Truly Receiving Yourself

Learn how to listen with compassion to your body, breath, feelings, and thoughts.

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Practise balancing on your head to improve your handstands: Yoga Moves

As you learn to stand up on your own two hands, try docking your head onto a wall in Handstand Helper pose.

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Change Maker Spotlight: Eagle

One of the few authorized Ashtanga Yoga teachers in the world, Eagle shares his passion at Pineapple Yoga in Hawaii. It was nice to chat with Eagle about yoga: where

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Make Everyday Noise a Mindfulness Practice

Everyday noises can be irritating and distracting— or they can provide another vehicle for mindfulness.

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The Future of Yoga? Beryl Bender Birch Says ‘Bring It On’

“We are in crisis. Yoga is here now because we desperately need it in our lives. It isn’t accidental that we have more and more people teaching and more and more people practicing.”

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Yoga 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Practice, Meditation, and the Sutras

New to yoga? We’ve got answers for you. These 10 common questions for yoga beginners should get you on your way to a deeper practice and mindful meditation.

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Supported Shoulderstand

This version of Shoulderstand is performed with blanket support under the shoulders.

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What is a Drishti in Yoga and How Can it Improve Your Practice?

The drishti is a technique used in yoga to aid in concentration and balancing poses. Learn what the drishti is and how to use it in your yoga practice!

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7 Standing Beginner Yoga Poses to Increase Strength and Flexibility

Standing yoga poses are the perfect beginner yoga poses because they build strength and flexibility. Check out these 7 standing yoga poses for beginners.

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How to meditate when you can’t sit still

Meditation for the chill-challenged

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In this Duquesne philosophy class, yoga brings mind and body together

Can tree pose help you stop worrying about what other people think?

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Is yoga causing a stiff neck? It’s because you are doing it all wrong

If done incorrectly, the yoga poses can create reverse effect.

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5 Yoga Poses to Strengthen Bladder and Prevent Bladder Leaks

In many of our articles outlining how to improve your bladder, we discuss Kegel exercises. If you aren’t familiar with Kegel exercises, let me quickly explain: Kegels are performed by contracting the pelvic floor muscles similar to when you are holding in urine. By holding these muscles momentarily and releasing, you can work on strengthening…

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The 4 Yoga Poses You Need To Practice Every Day This Fall

Want to warm up and embrace fall? Use warrior 2, crescent lunge, and eagle pose to warm up and get into your body.

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8 Awesome Benefits of Yoga

Yoga can be beneficial for men, women and children of all ages. Although it’s been practiced since the sixth century B.C., yoga has recently been gaining an increasing amount of attention across all lifestyles due to its many health benefits

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Yoga may help prevent weight gain, U of M study finds

Young adults who practice yoga — particularly overweight young adults — are less likely to gain weight over time, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota. The study’s finding suggests that yoga may be a useful strategy for preventing weight gain.

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Happy Yoga Day: Facial Yoga, the Yogic Way of Toning Your Face Muscles

Yoga, as many already know embodies the unity between mind and body, thought and action and symbolises harmony between man and nature.

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Foreigners come to Banarasi guru to learn kundalini awakening, take diksha

VARANASI: Clad in red dhoti and standing with folded hands before his Banarasi guru Vagish Shastri, a Denmark citizen Per Kronborg Grevsen took diksha of ‘Kali Mantra’ amid vedic rituals in Shivala area on Tuesday.

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Scientists Discover How Meditation Changes the Brain

Researchers find that different types of meditation alter the brain differently.

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Prep for Headstand With These 5 Yoga Poses

Headstand pose and other inversions require preparation, strength, and practice. Practice these 5 yoga poses to unlock your headstand pose.

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Meditation Really Is As Good As Your Crunchy Friends Say

There has been an impressive amount of medical studies that have successfully determined the value of mindful meditation on mental health.

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Separate But Not Apart – A Kosha Breakdown

In Yoga philosophy, there are five koshas, or layers of the human being identified. Here is an in depth explanation of this interesting truth.

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Naked Yoga Is Trending on Instagram Right Now, and the Photos Are Stunning

Followers of @nude_yogagirl are trading yoga pants for birthday suits by posting their own naked yoga photos on Instagram, and they’re absolutely stunning.

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Connection – The Art of Yoga

Yoga is a spiritual practice that deepens connection within the body. Check out this photographic series of yoga poses called “The Art of Yoga.”

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Q&A: What’s the Purpose of Practicing Sun Salutations?

Sarah Powers explains the basics of Sun Salutations and why you should practice them regularly.

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Yoga, its types & management of obesity

Derived from the sanskrit word “YUJ” yoga means union of the individual consciousness or soul with the universal consciousness or spirit. Though many people thi

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Social media star inspires women around the world to do yoga NAKED

Nude Yoga Girl, 26, who has not revealed her name, has gained more than 660,000 followers by posting photos of herself practicing yoga naked. She is now inspiring others to do the same.

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What Do Men And Women Wear To Yoga?

Did you decide to attend yoga classes, but still doubt what to wear there? Then the following information will be helpful for you, no matter whether you are a man or woman.

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The Power of Breath

Shallow breathing inhibits the healthful benefits of our respiratory system and can create feelings of stress and anxiety.

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Benefits of Vajrasana: One Pose to Solve All Your Tummy Troubles

Its one of the only pose that can be done on a full stomach and in fact, should be done soon after a heavy meal. Vajrasana facilitates good digestion, brings relief from sciatica and nerve issues.

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Yoga Poses to Ease Back Pain

Find a yoga routine to lessen back aches. Six yoga poses to reduce back pain and increase flexibility.

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Restorative Yoga 101: How to Release Chronic Psoas Tension for Deeper Relaxation

One of the most powerful ways to feel more OK mentally and emotionally is to learn how to relax the body. Here, Jillian Pransky breaks down how to release one of the most chronically tense muscles: the psoas.

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Camel Pose

Bump up your energy by bending back into Camel Pose.

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5 Tips to Practice Chaturanga Correctly

Chaturanga is often part of a “vinyasa” or “flow” that yogis do on the way back to Downward Dog. It can also make a cameo in advanced sun salutations.

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If You’re Too Antsy For Meditation, Try This Other Form Called “Open Monitoring” Instead

For some, trying to sit still and direct their attention to one thing can have the opposite effect of calm. You start to overanalyze the practice and, rather

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Ride the wave to perfect harmony in Surfing Warrior pose: Yoga Moves

This dynamic take on High Lunge is a brilliant way to improve your functional balance.

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No, I’m Not Weird for Sobbing During Yoga Class

Crying during yoga wasn’t something I realized was normal, until it happened to me. Turns out, yoga’s a prime time to let our emotions flow freely.

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Yoga has nothing to do with religion: Venkaiah Naidu

Stressing on more research in this field, Naidu said yoga was a science of well-being that needed to be studied and practiced just like any other medical system.

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Yoga in the woods: Sun salutations in the actual sun

Asheville yoga instructor Miranda Peterson started a new business, Namaste in Nature, combining nature with hiking and outdoor meditation.

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Manifold benefits of Raja Yoga meditation

By BK Brij Mohan Raja Yoga is considered an esoteric discipline, primarily of interest to the spiritually inclined. In reality, in its most practical form, Raja Yoga enables us to lead a healthy an

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6 Yoga Poses to Soothe Sciatic Nerve Pain

If you’re among the 40 percent of adults who have experienced sciatic nerve pain, you already know how that it can be a pain in the butt — and sometimes the legs and the feet as well.Considered to be any radiating pain, tingling, numbness or weakness that originates in the lower back and […]

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Discover the Ida and Pingala Nadis

Find awareness of the ida and pingala nadis to better your practice.

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One-Legged King Pigeon Pose

One-Legged King Pigeon Pose is a deep backbend that puffs the chest, making a yogi resemble a pigeon.

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The Future of Yoga: 41 Teachers, Only 1 Way to Go

This National Yoga Month, we asked respected teachers across the yoga spectrum: what’s happening now and what’s next? Many shared unified perspectives—and predictions.

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Which yoga should you do? Take this test to find out 

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Practicing mindfulness through yoga and meditation

Freshmen Zoe Schmidt-Feenstra and Marley Darvassy practice Zazen meditation in the Old Jail. (Utsah Pandey/TKS) With the stress of college and life after college weighing down on our shoulders, many choose coping strategies that do more harm than good. While some choose to find inner peace through use religion and spiritualism, others …

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Sequencing 101: 4 Asana Sequencing Faux Pas That Leave You Feeling Blah

If you’ve ever finished a vinyasa class feeling on edge, depleted, and ungrounded, it may have had to do with the way that class was sequenced.

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Which yoga should you do? Take this personality test to find out 

Genny Wilkinson Priest teaches two different types of yoga in London. She has repurposed a classic personality test as a guide to which personalities suit which type of yoga.

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Yep, Orgasmic Yoga Is a Thing and I Went to See If It Works

When I was invited to take an “orgasmic yoga class,” I was intrigued. Could it really work? I went to find out—for the sake of journalism, of course.

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5 Yoga Poses For A Good Night’s Sleep

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Three Kids Yoga Poses to Help Start Fall on the Right Foot

Try these 3 yoga poses with
your kids to help them create a foundation of strength and balance that will carry them
into Fall and through the seasons.

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Yoga instructor’s been teaching for 40 years

Alice Rocky’s 40-year-career teaching yoga at the College of Marin happened by accident.The Larkspur resident — who was a dance major in college and taught dance at other schools — thought she was applying for a position to

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This Disclaimer Should Be Posted In Every Yoga Studio

This disclaimer should be posted on the wall of every yoga studio to remind us that yoga doesn’t care about the things we seem to think it does.

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The Only 3 Things You Need To Start Meditating

Here are the only three things you need to start meditating today!

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Open Your Heart for Two-Legged Inverted Staff

It takes softening and setting boundaries for your heart to truly open.

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In the Mood

“There should be a Yoga Inspiration Hotline for those who have gotten away from their practice,” jokes Todd Norian, who teaches yoga nationwide and is the

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Stress Buster: Yoga is What You Need for a Healthy Mind

A daily routine of exercise, breathing and meditation can work wonders for the well-being of the body.

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What is Buti Yoga + Why Are So Many Women Obsessing Over It?

Buti Yoga is more than a blend of plyometrics, Vinyasa yoga, tribal dance – Buti is a movement! See why so many woman are obsessing over Buti.

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Why People Are Preferring Yoga to Going to the Gym!

The beauty of yoga is that you can do it anywhere – in a local yoga class, on the beach, at home or in the garden.

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How to Stop Competing in Your Yoga Practice

Yoga is about working on the inside and being where we are, at that moment.

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8 Myths About Yoga You Can Stop Believing Right Now

You don’t have to be flexible to have a healthy yoga practice. Ashleigh Sargeant debunks common myths that prevent people from reaching their full potential.

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Is Laughter Really the Best Medicine?

Listen to this episode of Studio 360 by clicking the arrow on the audio player below: Is laughter the best medicine? Kurt Andersen and Mary Harris, a

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What meditation can and can’t do

Intrigued? Excited by the positives attributed to regular practice? Not sold on the all-too-common hyperbolic promise of meditation as life’s panacea?

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Practice This Morning Yoga Routine For Energy and Focus (Free Class)

Practice yoga in the morning to awaken your senses, tap into your breath, and get your blood flowing for increased energy, focus, and a great start to your day!

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How Yoga Practice Helps You Keep Calm In Stressful Situations

Lawyers are starting to acknowledge the importance of maintaining our physical as well as our mental well-being.

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Doing Wrong Yoga Poses can Cause Acute Injuries: 4 Ways to Know You are Doing Yoga Poses Wrong

It is important to know and do yoga poses correctly as doing it wrong can lead to serious injuries. Here’s how to tell if you are doing yoga poses wrong. – Doing Wrong Yoga Poses can Cause Acute Injuries: 4 Ways to Know You are Doing Yoga Poses Wrong

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Why Inflexibility May Not Be What’s Stopping You From Doing That Pose

When it comes to yoga practice, one pose simply doesn’t fit all. In Your Body Your Yoga, Bernie Clark lays out a road map for getting to know your own anatomy inside and out and determining what stops you from doing a given pose.

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The Sound of Om

Richard Rosen explains Om—the ancient sacred syllable—may be the only mantra you’ll ever need.

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8 Yoga poses for injury-free running

Use these moves to strengthen and stretch major muscles in a matter of minutes.

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5 Yoga Poses For A Good Night’s Sleep

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How to Make Backbends More Enjoyable

If you have yet to find joy in opening the front body with backbends, it’s time to develop a different approach to your practice.

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Going to laughter yoga (part one)

Kurt Andersen and Mary Harris, the host of Only Human, check out something called laughter yoga.

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10 Ways Yoga Straps Can Deepen Your Practice

Props are for students who can’t do the “full pose”, right? Wrong! Rather than being training wheels for beginners to rely on, yoga props can deepen our practice in unexpected ways.

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Meditation May Help Reduce Heart Risk, Says American Heart Association

The American Heart Association cautiously recommends meditation as a way to help reduce heart risk.

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Vinyasa, Ashtanga or Bikram: The 101 on different types of yoga

Whether you’re looking to shake up your existing practice or want to give yoga another try, peruse that selection yourself

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On fertile ground: how yoga can assist fertility

Doctors and practitioners are championing yoga exercises that promise to enhance reproductive health

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Eight Simple Ways to Freshen Up Your Yoga Practice

Even the most dedicated yoga practitioners hit a plateau or even a wall when it comes to remaining true to their practice. Here is a little encouragement and some tips to help keep you going when motivation is lacking.

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Weight Loss On Your Mind? Yoga Is Here To Help You

Obesity is the root-cause for numerous health problems and diseases as such digestive problems, high blood pressure, diabetes or heart disease and strokes. Yoga, the ancient Indian spiritual discipline may help you with your weight loss plans. Here, we enlist 7 miraculous Yoga poses that will help you lose weight.

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How to do Pranayam: Yoga Breathing Exercises You Must Include in Your Routine

Respiration is closely tied to the heart and the quality of your heart health directly affects the span of your life.

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Duo helping people find freedom in prison through yoga teacher training program

It’s Friday evening and students enter the education room, which is next to the gym they will practice in later, bringing with them books, homework and other materials.

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Finding the Happy Path with Yoga

More you practice yoga, the more you learn it’s not about the poses, it’s the journey through them that awakens you from the inside out.

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Touch with Skill: 4 Essential Steps for Hands-On Assists

Adjustments can transform someone’s practice. Learn the fundamentals of what makes a fantastic assist so you can safely and intuitively guide others

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How Can Energy Healing Make Your Yoga Routine More Effective?

With energy healing, you are able to let go of what is bothering you. When there is an issue on your mind that is causing an emotional blockage, your body will get stuck.

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I Meditated Twice A Day For 90 Days. Here’s What Happened

Want to start a meditation practice? You’re not alone: Here’s one man’s honest account of starting a practice, failing, and how he found the grace to begin again.

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Gain Flexibility for Tight Hamstrings with This 15-Minute Yoga Flow (Free Class)

Tight hamstrings are very common for many of us and can result in lower back pain and tight hips. Gain hamstring flexibility with this yoga flow.

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This Is How Meditation Can Focus Your Mind—& Help You Choose Happiness

Is happiness a choice? Master yoga teacher and Purna Yoga co-founder Aadil Palkhivala believes it is. Here, he explains how focusing the mind and opening your heart can help you get there.

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Yoga for Flexibility Challenge Week 5: Strength Work

More often than not new yoga students come to class “to stretch,” but there are other ways to increase flexibility. In fact, we’re devoting five weeks to exploring them. Ready to really zero in on stubborn tension?

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Banana pose appealing way to address back pain: Yoga Moves

Lateral bend will help with symmetry in the back muscles, which also accentuates shoulder mobility.

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The yoga industry is booming – but does it make you a better person?

​It’s now arguably more of a lifestyle than a form of exercise in the west​. ​And rather than becoming more enlightened and compassionate, I felt I was just pouring energy into ​myself

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Asana Column: Salamba Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand)

The yoga Shoulder stand pose (Salamba Sarvasgasana) can be done, even with neck injuries.

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Yoga and meditation could help you get that promotion

Researchers from the University of Waterloo in Ontario found just 25 minutes of stretching and mindfulness improves people’s brain function, emotional control and energy levels.

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5 yoga moves to relieve stress

Bend and breathe.

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How to protect your wrists during yoga practice

To keep your wrists happy and healthy over a long-term yoga practice you must practice good alignment.
– Justicia DeClue, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

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Yoga can heal, but also hurt

Certain asanas of yoga involve direct bending of the spine in seated or long-standing position without bending of knees. This, in turn, puts a direct load on the spine and creating tension on ligaments leading to severe disc prolapses and hip joint disorders.

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Strengthen Your Side Waist Muscles, Free Your Pelvis

Strengthening your side waist muscles may not eliminate your love handles, but it will unlock your pelvis and protect your lower back.

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Relieve Jet Lag and Get Back to Normal With These 8 Yoga Poses

The jet lag struggle is real, but it won’t get the best of you! Practice these 8 yoga poses to recover quickly and get back to your travel adventures.

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Yoga in the Gallery combines art, relaxation at UM Museum

Each Monday the University Museum hosts Yoga in the Gallery, an early-morning event open to the community and offering participants a chance to unwind and relax while taking in the artwork and galleries featured at the museum. The sessions are led by an official instructor at 8:30 a.m. in the Lower Skipwith Gallery, the long…

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Yoga teacher bending over backwards for a good cause

Ashtanga yoga has been credited with helping a local Nelson yoga teacher stay off heroin.

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Five Reasons Why Meditation Will Improve Your Career

It’s time you find your inner Namaste at work. Here’s what to consider as you get started.

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Yoga Asanas for weight loss: 5 Most Effective Yoga Poses to Lose Weight

Yoga can improve your metabolism and help you lose weight. Here are some of the most effective yoga asanas for weight loss. – Yoga Asanas for weight loss: 5 Most Effective Yoga Poses to Lose Weight

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Restorative Yoga 101: 3 Tips for More Relaxing Breathing

In most yoga practices, we feel that we “do” the breathing. Since this “trying” actually creates a lot of stress, a far more relaxing alternative is to allow a natural free flow of breath.

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7 Heart-Freeing Camel Pose Variations

Try these liberating ceriations of Ustrasana (Camel Pose) from senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Carrie Owerko

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Bedtime Yoga: 12 Poses to Help Kids Sleep Better

Take the beloved bedtime story ritual a step further with Mariam Gates’s book and yoga sequence that will soothe little ones to sleep.

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The Mind-Body Challenge of Revolved Triangle

A challenging standing yoga pose, Parivrtta Trikonasana, demands full mental focus to achieve stability.

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Heron Pose

Heron Pose is an intense hamstring stretch. You may need to give Krounchasana some time.

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9 Yoga Poses Hikers Should Practice Before Hitting the Trail

Clear blue skies call for outdoor activities. When you’re torn between the yoga studio and the hiking trail, use these tips to choose both!

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Stretch Skillfully: Wide-Legged Standing Forward Bend

Learn how to stretch skillfully into Prasarita Padottanasana to increase flexibility. Get beginners’ yoga tips.

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Flow Motion

If you’ve ever taken a flow class, you’ve no doubt heard the teacher call out “Chaturanga, Upward-Facing Dog, Downward-Facing Dog”—over and over again. Known as

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Flow Motion

If you’ve ever taken a flow class, you’ve no doubt heard the teacher call out “Chaturanga, Upward-Facing Dog, Downward-Facing Dog”—over and over again. Known as

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7 Must-Know Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Restorative Practice

Whether you’re new to restorative yoga or a seasoned pro, little tweaks can help you get more relaxation out of your practice.

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Meditation as the Foundation for Overall Health and Well-Being

As a high-level hospitality corporate executive, a supreme multi-tasker with fifteen plates in the air, I was the busiest person I knew. Until

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The star(s) pose

Fitness experts who get celebrities to contort themselves into pretzels talk about how yoga helped them shape up

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Alternate Nostril Breathing: Use This Pranayama Technique For Stress Relief

Alternate Nostril Breathing, or Nodi Sodhana Pranayama, is a conscious breathing technique that reduces stress and anxiety. Learn how to practice it here!

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Five Tips to Safely Stretch a Stiff Neck

Pains that stem from the neck comes in varying degrees, but no matter what caused it, any kind of stiff neck is painful.

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Here’s what happens to your body when you meditate

Studies show that meditation can contribute to your physical and mental well-being.

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How to Get Up the Nerve to Go to Your First Yoga Class

If you’ve never done yoga, it looks intimidating. People are flexible, fit, trendily dressed—wait, I might be thinking of Lululemon ads rather than actual yoga classes. It turns out you can have a great experience at a yoga class even when you’re brand new, and we asked yoga instructors how.

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How yoga and meditation can help social care workers deal with trauma

Dedicating time to improving workers’ wellbeing, through meditative and mindful practices, could vastly benefit patient care

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Hatha yoga found to boost energy levels and brain power

While yoga is great for keeping you fit while also reducing stress, a new study suggests that a specific form of the exercise called Hatha yoga combined with mindfulness meditation can significantly improve brain function and energy levels

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Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga has been around for over 5000 years, and this is because of the way that there are various medical advantages of yoga. It simply doesn’t consume calories and tone your muscles; it is an entire bundle. Doing yoga makes you both rationally and physically fit. Yoga is said to be the ideal mix of…

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Vinyasa Yoga: All About the ‘Flow Yoga’ and Why You Must Give it a Try

Yoga is something that can easily be included in your daily routine. All it takes is a yoga mat and some dedication and persistence.

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Educators hope yoga in classroom can help students learn

A class of first-graders at a Dubuque elementary learned this week how to close their eyes, breathe through their noses and “plug” their index and middle fingers into the ground.

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Yoga Asanas for Weight Gain: 5 Effective Yoga Poses to Gain Weight

Being underweight can lead to many health issues including weakened immunity. Here are some yoga asanas that will help you to gain weight. – Yoga Asanas for Weight Gain: 5 Effective Yoga Poses to Gain Weight

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Woman posts impresive photos doing yoga NAKED on Instagram

Kirsty Tavolacci, 21, has more than 30k followers as @tiny.kirsty on Instagram, and says she posts the pictures to let everyone know they’re beautiful in their natural state.

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A beginner’s guide to yoga

Don’t know your downward dog from your half-lotus? Find out what this ancient practice turned popular health trend is all about.

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Steinfeld: Yoga poses to ground and realign

This week’s full moon, the last full moon of summer known as the Harvest moon, signifies the time to reap and prepare for the change of season.

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The 10 yoga poses everyone should know

How many of these have you mastered?

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Yoga and meditation improve brain function and energy levels

Practicing brief sessions of Hatha yoga and mindfulness meditation can significantly improve brain function and energy levels, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

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6 Yoga Poses That Will Make You Sweat Way Harder Than Sprinting On The Treadmill

If you’re low key pissed that you’re basically drenched when you purposely didn’t sign up for a hot yoga class, know that sweating is actually a good thing.

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Just 25 minutes of yoga, meditation ‘boosts brain function, energy’

A study finds that compared with 25 minutes of reading, 25 minutes of Hatha yoga or mindfulness meditation improves executive function and energy levels.

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Chakra 101: An Introduction to the 7 Chakras

There are 7 chakras total. Each chakra is represented by a specific color, shape, name, and location in the body. Learn all about the chakra system here.

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4 Steps to Mastering a Forearm Stand

Instagram star Sjana Elise shows you strength-building exercises that will help you master yoga handstands and forearm stands.

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3 Dancer-Friendly Yoga Poses That Enhance Flexibility and Strength

Yoga has long been a cross-training favorite for dancers, thanks to the mind-body practice’s power to increase flexibility, strength, and focus. But with thousands of yoga poses out there, how can you know which postures are the best use of your between-rehearsals time? DS asked Jennifer Brilliant

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8 Easy Ways To Start A Yoga Practice At Home If You Can’t Afford A Class

An at-home yoga practice is much more affordable than going to an expensive class. Here are a few easy ways to help you get started.

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5 Yoga Poses That’ll Do So Much More For Your Core Than Any Waist Trainer Could

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a waist trainer to get your core in good shape. These five waist-strengthening yoga poses are all you need.

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6 Yoga Poses To Help You Build Muscle If You’re Not Into Lifting Weights

Contrary to popular belief, yoga can definitely help you build muscle if that’s what you’re looking to do. Ditch your free weights and try these six poses.

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Doing Kegels But Not Noticing A Difference? These 5 Simple Yoga Poses Can Help

These yoga moves strengthen the external muscles involved in pelvic floor health, helping you get more from your Kegels.

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How to Do Tadasana (Mountain Pose): Steps and Benefits

A very simple yoga pose which is regarded as the mother of asanas, tadasana is like the base from which all the poses emerge.

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8 Awesome Benefits of Yoga

Although some practice yoga for spiritual purposes, many modern participants are most interested in the physical and mental benefits of the activity.

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The Seven People You Don’t Want to Meet in a Yoga Class (Humor)

Let’s face it, the loving vibe in yoga class is delicate and teachers want to keep it positive.Being mindful with these tips can help everyone feel at home.

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Wheezing Got You Down? Practice This Yoga Sequence for Asthma Relief

Asthma is a respiratory condition that impacts your breathing. Yoga can help! This gentle yoga sequence focuses on deep breathing and chest opening poses.

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26 Rules for People Who Practice Yoga

Yoga is about more than getting your heels to touch the mat in Down Dog. As a yogi, we have the responsibility to lead by example with these 26 rules.

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Why Men Should Do Yoga Everyday; Start Today

Dear Men, these science-backed benefits of yoga will actually help you become fitter and happier. On International Yoga Day we highly recommend you these Yoga asanas.

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The Art of Self Care through Yoga

The practice of yoga restores trust in our felt experience of being alive and dispels fears that we must control our bodies and hide our natura

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Benefits of Yoga: 10 reasons why men should do yoga

Find out 10 reasons and benefits of Yoga for men. Besides lasting longer in bed, there’s more to Yoga. Here are some hard-to-ignore benefits of Yoga for men.

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Meditation How-Tos With Kundalini Guide Desiree Pais

Desiree Pais, the Kundalini guide behind Benshen, gives marriage advice through her meditation how-tos you can use every day.

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How to pick the right yoga for you

Ashtanga, hatha, yin, aerial, kundalini, Bikram, power, Iyengar. It can get a little confusing, but this is how to choose the right one for you.

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Here’s How Veteran Yogini Shiva Rea Handles This Chaotic World

Yoga isn’t limited to a studio classroom just once a week. Yogi Shiva Rea talks about finding the right yoga to connect and find stillness.

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Yoga Expert Kathryn Budig’s Morning Routine Might Be the Best Way to Start Each Day

Y teacher, author, and co-host of the podcast Free Cookies Kathryn Budig talks about her daily routine, including morning lattes with her partner, Kate Fagan.

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Buti Yoga: A Fitness Routine Exclusively Designed for Women

The term buti, surprisingly has little association with the glutes (as you would mistakenly imagine), rather one can appropriate it to the Indian term Jadi Buti.

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New science suggests yoga reduces depression

But more studies needed, some say

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Bird-inspired Seagull Pose stretches and strengthens hips

The playful love child of seated Pigeon and Boat will challenge your core stability.

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Yoga and meditation found to prove mind-body health on a physiological level

A new study finds that practicing yoga and meditation has a positive effect on mind-body health as well as stress resilience.

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‘Solabration’ by the river featured yoga, meditation, eclipse viewing

Soft light from the rising sun glowed against fingertips outstretched in the morning chill.

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Common yoga injuries and how to prevent them

Yoga injuries can be avoided by following advice from yogi Dustin Brown and physiotherapist Holly Brasher.

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5 Yoga Positions to Get You Ready for the Day

From flexibility-increasing forward bends to core-strengthening cat/cow pose, a guide to the top five Yoga positions to wake you up and center your mind each morning.

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Six yoga poses you can do from your office chair

Chair Yoga provides you with easy-to-do yoga poses without the need for loads of time nor specialist equipment

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8 Stretches That Can Help Ease the Pain of Sciatica

Are you dealing with shooting pains or numbness from sciatica? Discomfort is caused when the sciatic nerve (which runs from the lower spine down the back of

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Which Style of Meditation is Best for You?

Here’s what the research says about the benefits of different kinds of meditations—Plus, three questions to ask to find the style best for you.

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What science says about meditation 

So you fell asleep easily enough, but now it’s 3 a.m. Your mind is spinning, and rest is elusive. You’re reliving every foolish or embarrassing thing you did in the past 24 — or 48 or 72 — hours

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Yoga benefits the central nervous system and strengthens immunity

Researchers from the University of Southern California found practicing the ancient spiritual exercise for just three months reduces anxiety and depression, and boosts mindfulness.

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Shape Your Body with Buti

I’m always game for trying a new workout. Somehow though, even as a lifetime fan of both yoga and dance, I felt a little intimidated to try Buti Yoga. What if I don’t know the moves? What if I don’t have the coordination? What even IS it? Buti is a high-intensity workout created by LA……

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This Yoga Workout Is Expertly Designed for Beginners

This yoga workout is great for newbie bendies because it features basic poses that you can build on. Watch this yoga video to learn more.

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7 Restorative Yoga Poses for Deeper Sleep

Fall asleep faster and sleep soundly with restorative yoga poses that calm your nervous system and release tension.

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How A Short Meditation Can Help People Drink Less

A mere 11 minutes of mindfulness training, given just one time, may help heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol, found a new study.

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Moon Salutation: Sun Salutation’s Mellower Sibling

Sun Salutation is one of the most well-known yoga sequences. Not as many people practice Moon Salutation, though, and this calming sequence deserves some love!

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The Best Yoga Poses for Beginners and Inflexible People

You don’t have to be flexible to do yoga, although it certainly helps for some poses. But there are plenty of moves you can do even if you have the world’s tightest hamstrings. We love this list from Health that spotlights great beginner poses that don’t require much flexibility to get started. Here are a…

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