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5 Gentle, Accessible Yoga Poses for Seniors

If you’re over 55, yoga for seniors is the perfect practice for rewarding effects for your body and mind. Here are 5 yoga poses for seniors for you to try.

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Yoga for Core Strength: 7 Poses to Strengthen and Tone Your Core

Yoga for core strength can be challenging, but the rewards are worth the effort. Practice these 7 yoga poses to strengthen and tone all parts of your core.

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Access health and happiness with ancient yet little-known yoga practices from around the world that tap into the healing power of nature.

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Accessing the lower abdomen offers a disgruntled lower back the support it needs to feel good again.

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Can A Single Weekend Of Meditation Make You A Better Leader?

A new retreat concept proposes that one long weekend of meditation in the right conditions can put you on the fast track to becoming a better leader.

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Easy Yoga Poses, Asanas, Back Pain Relief, Practice

Let us go on a journey, down the spine … all the way down. Where do you reach? The region that is most vulnerable to stress and strain. Yes! I’m talking about the lumbar region or in more common terminology – the lower back.The Mayo Clinic states that most people will experience low back pain…

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Sinikiwe Dhliwayo Wants to Make Yoga More Accessible (and Affordable) For Black People

Sinikiwe Dhliwayo created Nayaa after entering yoga classes that lacked diversity. She created Nayaa to bring accessible and affordable classes to people of color.

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Yoga is not for weight loss: Biggest yoga myths BUSTED

What is yoga according to you? A combination of complex asanas performed by people who are fit and flexible, right?

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Stressful Times Call for Yoga Poses

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This Yoga Teacher is Sick of the Yoga Community’s Bullsh*t

As yoga spreads throughout the world, so does the yoga community. And it’s rapidly changing. Find out why this one yoga teacher is sick of its bullshit.

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Hatha Yoga | Bakasana And Parsva Bakasana | Crow And Side Crow Yoga Pose

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Yoga For Beginners Part 4: Bridge Pose, legs Up The Wall

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Mindfulness may be a buffer against pain

Mindfulness meditation may take the edge off of pain, a new study suggests.

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Cultivate compassion, embrace your imperfections, and find more ease of being by using props in this supportive sequence.

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Flow With Your Water Element with These Yoga Poses

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Mindfulness Meditation I One Simple Practice That Can Change Your Outlook on Life

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Move into backbends more safely, knowing you can consciously engage the muscles needed to protect the lumbar spine.

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Learn how to balance the seven chakras using chakra meditation techniques. Explore how oils, crystals, and yoga poses can help you connect with each chakra.

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Workplace Stress Yoga Pranayama Practice

Everyone who has ever held a job has, at some point, felt the pressure of work-related stress. Any job can have stressful elements, even if you love what you do. In the short-term, you may experience pressure to meet a deadline or to fulfill a challenging obligation. But when work stress becomes chronic, it can…

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Battle Back to School Jitters with Parent-Child Yoga Class

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If you think you’re bad at meditating, think again.

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Yoga For Hypertension High Blood Pressure

New research finds that yoga may be as effective as some medication for lowering blood pressure.

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How My Yoga Practice Helped Me Through My Brother’s Suicide

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Yoga Practices to Support Your Daily Energy

Learn how to incorporate sun salutations, meditation, and healthy eating to optimize your happiness.

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Extended Puppy Pose

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How Jessamyn Stanley’s Inner Awakening Inspired a Long-Overdue Dialogue in the Yoga Space

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Alan Finger’s Meditation Advice for Skeptics

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5 Yoga poses you should do everyday to stay fit and healthy

Yoga is claimed to offer a range of health benefits. And here are five Yoga asanas which will help you take care of both, emotional and physical health.

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Tantric Breathing Practice to Merge Shiva and Shakti and Achieve Oneness

This tantric breathing practice from Sarah Platt-Finger can help you achieve a state of oneness, also known as samadhi.

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As if we needed an excuse to do more yoga, modern science keeps finding more and more mental benefits of yoga. This is your brain on yoga – check it out.

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Meditate on transforming unhealthy desires.

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Learn how to master your desires and tap into creative forces through Tantric philosophy.

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This Is How the Planes of Movement Can Help You Identify Imbalances in Your Body

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Yoga That Leaves Even Weightlifters more flexible

Vinyasa yoga is a form of yoga that links breathing to movement.

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When I found myself struggling with debilitating anxiety my freshman year of college, I didn’t know where to turn. What resulted was a lifelong love of wellness.

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3 Practices To Avoid Injury Safe Poses Hatha Yoga

Have you ever felt lost in a large group hatha yoga class? Have you been practicing for a while and feel like you’ve hit a bit of a wall in terms of your progress? Have you ever walked out of class saying “that’s gonna hurt tomorrow” (and not in a good way)? Well you are…

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Listening to yoga music or meditation tunes at bedtime is good for your heart

During the study, anxiety levels fell significantly after the yoga music, rose significantly post the pop music, and increased after the no music session. Participants felt significantly more positive after the yoga music than they did after the pop music.

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Yoga is for every body. Here are 19 poses to make your yoga practice more body positive.

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Yoga asanas for the shoulder

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The ‘Holy Water’ yoga class at TMPL GYM in New York City is done in a saltwater pool.

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Meditation and yoga affect the brain’s stress response system to help us feel more relaxed. They can even lower our blood pressure.

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Stunning Outdoor Yoga Retreats Around the World Photos

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Meet Bend And Blaze: A Cannabis-Infused Yoga Class You Need To Take

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5 Proven Yoga Poses For Anxiety 

Feeling anxious? Do these yoga poses to calm down!

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12 Ways to Move Through Tough Stuff and ‘Return to Life’

How we weather the storms of our lives is the key to surviving and thriving, according to Pam Butler, author of the new book Return to Life. Here are her 12 steps to getting back on track, including yoga, meditation, and pranayama.

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YJ Tried It: Live Streaming Yoga Classes With a 2-Way Camera

Yes, the teacher can see you in your living room … here are the pros and cons of taking a two-way live streaming yoga class.

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Stop Acting Enlightened! This Yoga Teacher is Calling Yogis Out

Consider that those who have really mastered non-reaction, loving-kindness, and non-judgment don’t need anyone to know it.

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Ana Forrest Yoga Teacher

Here’s my first impression when I met Ana Forrest in 2005 at a yoga workshop in St. Helena, CA: FIERCE. I gathered with 75 other yogis, mat-to-fimat, in a hot studio as Ana cajoled us to clear the junk, the stuck emotional debris, which hardens us and ultimately sickens the body.My companion at the workshop…

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Master Padmasana in 6 Steps

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Naked Yoga Class – What Really Happens

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Practice These 6 Yoga Poses to Heal a Broken Heart

Wondering how to heal a broken heart? Yoga can help! Here are six yoga poses and practices to help you heal from heartbreak.

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Chakra Cleansing: Do This Practice to Balance Your 7 Chakras

Chakras represent tangible and energetic areas of our bodies and lives. To stay balanced internally and externally, try this chakra cleansing practice.

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Parsva Vasistasana Side Plank Pose Yoga

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A reflection on how these elements affect patients at the time of diagnosis, during their cancer journey, and how it can change their life in survivorship.

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A new study finds that even minutes of meditation or mindfulness increases your cognitive capabilities.

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If back pain is all too familiar to you, try these yoga poses.

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To create balance in the classroom, one program strives to help educators and students adopt better coping strategies.

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During the mandatory rookie camp back in June, the New York Giants required players to take a yoga class. Running back Robert Martin walked in, looked around at his new teammates and thought, man, this is crazy.

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Headstands For Beginners – How To Safely Do The Yoga Pose

Headstand yoga poses can be pretty intimidating, even for experienced yogis. But this expert advice will help you conquer your fear of doing a headstand once and for all.

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5 Yoga Poses To Get A Flat Belly

Do these easy yoga poses to get a flat belly!

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Practicing Ashtanga Yoga

So I began this practice that is Ashtanga back in November and started a home practice around early January. I couldn’t afford to become a member of a studio so in addition to my home practice I did guided led classes once or twice a week. Just that was changing my life so out of…

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How Create Good Calm Place Home Practice Yoga

One of the most important aspects of yoga is meditation. The control of breath and one’s mental state is necessary for the execution of some poses – that is why you will find studios with simple and effective décor. Parks are great because of the natural setting and varying amounts of sunlight in either the…

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Meditation & Athletic Performance

How to use meditation to improve your athletic performance, including positive mantras and embracing the spirit of the game.

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Here are 10 Inspiring Yoga Quote Mantras for Yoga Teachers

Mantras are powerful chants that help you to focus. Here are 10 uplifting mantras specifically for yoga teachers – yoga quotes to inspire and excite!

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How to Practice Plank Pose Correctly

Plank Pose is not easy, but with alignment and awareness, this strength-building pose can be your new best friend! Here’s how to practice Plank correctly.

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Kripalu yoga is an integrated system of self-transformation that helps you realize your full potential. The journey begins when you revitalize your body through postures, breathing and relaxation. Your practice deepens as you learn to focus awareness, allowing you to enter meditative states.

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5 Yoga Poses for better Abs

Do these simple yoga poses to get flat and toned abs!

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Yoga Poses for Men – Best Yoga Workout Moves for Men

Yoga poses that men should master, from forward fold and downward dog to hero pose. These 10 moves will help you hone flexibility and athleticism.

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A chat with… Maria Tabaschek, yoga instructor and traveler

NEW CANAAN – Maria Tabaschek never imagined a life focused around yoga. It all goes back to 1997 when she checked out a Bryan Kest “Power Yoga” video while studying for her master’s at St. Mary’s University in Minnesota.

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Power Yoga in India: Here are top five reasons to incorporate power yoga in your daily life

There are more than one ways of benefiting from power yoga, which is already a hit among youth.

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7 Meditations for the Relationship Issues We’ve All Had at Some Point

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Meditation Studio shares a series of meditations devoted to solving some of the most common relationship challenges.

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Pamela Stokes Eggleston Teaches Yoga to Caregivers of U.S. Military Service Members

Pamela Stokes Eggleston lost herself when caring for her husband, a U.S Army veteran. Now, she’s on a mission to teach other caregivers the yogic practices that helped her find her soul again.

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Practice this hip-opening sequence regularly to help you release energy from unprocessed grief.

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The 6 Best Yoga Poses for Back Pain

The practice’s gentle movements can complement or even replace riskier pain management options.

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It Took 20 Years, But I Finally Learned to Like Yoga

I took a trip never expecting to change my mind about something I hated for so long, but I finally discovered what was holding me back.

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How Learn Practice Yoga Home

One day, I was in class with five other people. We were sitting quietly on our mats facing our teacher. Instead of leading us in a meditation as she normally does, our instructor asked if any of us had a home practice. There was dead silence. I was looking to my left and right to…

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4 Yoga Poses for Better Focus (Hint: Try these to Cultivate Concentration!)

Sitting still, or focusing on ONE thing these days can be incredibly challenging. Especially with today’s noise and distractions, from smartphones to daily demands. Here, a simple, effective yoga practice to stay present and foster better focus all around.

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Everything You Need to Know About Meditation Posture

Do you sit down for meditation and wonder if you’re doing it right? Learn all about the universal meditation posture here.

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Standing Half Forward Bend (Ardha Uttanasana)

Find length in front body before forward folding in Ardha Uttanasana.

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6 Mistakes Home Yoga Practitioners Make (and How to Fix Them)

Practice at home on the regular? We do, too! While this is a great option, streaming yoga without a live teacher can lead to common mistakes. Top online teachers share what they think we do wrong and give their tips on improvements we can make.

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Meditation In The Mainstream: The Growing Mindfulness Movement

The founder of modern Western mindfulness Jon Kabat-Zinn on how to practice mindfulness in everyday life.

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Yoga is a relaxing and rejuvenating activity, but it is also a good workout that helps with flexibility and increases your strength. When you think of yoga, you might think

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Yoga Mind Benefits Practice

“Exercise gives you endorphins, endorphins make you happy, happy people just don’t shoot their husbands.” Elle Woods might have got a bad rap with this quote, but she wasn’t necessarily wrong…While many begin yoga for its known benefits on strength and flexibility, the impact of a regular practice on the mind is gaining greater awareness,…

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The 4 Keys To Living Well, Inspired By The Japanese Art Of Kintsugi

Japanese wellness: Wellness in Japan is a way of life. Traditional practices still hold true in today’s modern times by way of food, meditation, community, and more.

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‘Nama-slay:’ Metal yoga draws a new population into the mind-body practice

They leaned gently forward, carefully balancing on yoga mats into or ‘warrior-two,’ simultaneously forming their outstretched hands into devil’s horns and keeping time with heavy metal music that blared from a small loudspeaker.“Reach out

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Kate Kendall, yoga instructor, explains the importance of meditation

How does Kate Kendall, yoga instructor and founder of Flow Athletic, work out and eat? She explains he

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7 Yoga Poses To Cure Back Pain

7 Yoga Poses To Cure Back Pain

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This yoga pose is more energizing than caffeine

There’s one yoga pose Jessamyn Stanley says is more energizing than a shot of espresso. Find out which, plus the others she does when she only has 10 minutes.

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The Benefits of Yoga Poses

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3 Yoga Poses for Stiff Necks and Shoulders

If you’re a regular surfer then repeated movements with a hyperextended back create imbalances in the body. If left uncared for, this leads to muscular tension and later on limits your range of motion.

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Five yoga poses that can cause injury, according to a chiropractor

In addition to relaxation, a yoga class can provide various health benefits such as increased flexibility and strength – but only when the poses are done correctly. The popular workout can cause more harm than good if you don’t know what you are doing – a risk that is commonly overlooked as you transition from…

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5 Best Yoga Poses For Men

Build cardiovascular health, improve flexibility and strength with these five powerful yoga poses.

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5 Easy Yoga Poses For Beginners

Try these five easy yoga poses if you are just a beginner.

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What’s the point of gratitude journals?

Most approaches to psychotherapy now encourage clients to become more compassionate, non-judgmental and forgiving, both to others and particularly to themselves, and to focus on the positive aspects of their lives.

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Yin Yoga 101: 4 “Bitter” and “Sweet” Stages of Starting a Yin Practice

Think Yin is easy? Josh Summers dispels the misconception and explains why Yin Yoga isn’t a restorative practice.

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Charlie Knoles’s Morning Meditation To Start Every Day With Intention

An incredibly simple meditation you can do any time, anywhere.

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5 Effective Yoga Poses For Lower Back

Tone the muscles in the lower back with these five effective yoga stretches.

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What Yoga Taught Being Judgmental

Of all the things that practicing yoga has taught me, I never knew that it would make me come face to face with a flaw that I truly wouldn’t have ever acknowledged or worked on: being judgmental.Even putting this idea into words makes me feel a bit squirmish and slightly embarrassed, but what I love…

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Answers to the Common Meditation Excuses + Fears We All Experience

Top meditation experts debunk the main 
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Want to Teach Yoga? Amy Ippoliti Shares 8 Qualities of Great Teachers

Considering yoga teacher training? 90 Monkeys co-founder Amy Ippoliti suggests you start by asking yourself some tough questions.

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Looking for an Emotional Detox? Try This Sequence from C.L.E.A.N.S.E. Yoga

Join Emotional Detox author Sherianna Boyle for this 10-minute yoga sequence to help you let go of negative emotions.

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4 Ways to Improve Your Drishti (Gaze) and Deepen Your Practice

Improve your drishti (gaze) and deepen your practice with these 4 simple steps.

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4 Surprising Reasons to Meditate (Your Sex Life Will Thank You)

Happy National Meditation Month! If you haven’t already made meditation a regular part of your yoga practice, here are four more reasons to try it.

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Change Maker Spotlight – Ryanne Cunningham

Ryanne Cunningham is a 500-hour Certified Yoga Instructor currently teaching Vinyasa Flow classes and Yoga For Athletes Classes. She owns Flow Yoga Studio in De Pere, Wisconsin.  Ryanne has owned

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Your Brain On Yoga – Yoga for The Mind

  Yoga is holistic discipline and it teaches that nothing is wholly physical and that nothing is entirely mental. It emphasizes the unceasing interplay between mind and body. Anyone who

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Yoga Koshas Sutras Physical Body Prana Mind Intuition Ananda Bliss Practice

For most of us, yoga practice takes the form of asana (posture) practice. We roll out the mat and make the shapes and movements that we have learned from our teachers. We sweat, we breathe, we meditate, we reflect…. Sometimes we even have revelations or realizations during the course of our practice.Whatever it is that…

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Anyone who wants to practice meditation should understand that we need to get the basics right. Sometimes we think that playing a track on an app, or a YouTube meditation channel is all we need to have a good meditation session. But there are more details that need to be attended to, and you can…

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Companies are investing huge sums in mindfulness programmes for employees, but could these be having unintended results?

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Meditation and Yoga – Part 1

When you attend a yoga class, or even do it at home, you find that your body feels more relaxed and open. The same feeling parallels a meditation session. So it makes sense to combine the two for a wholesome experience. For example, let’s say you meditated today, and enjoyed a sense of calmness. But…

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How yoga, meditation and brain-wave tech are calming ADHD kids

New technologies built around brain waves are helping kids with ADHD to focus and sharpen their concentration. Also helping to calm the mind: yoga, meditation and getting rid of added sugar and processed foods.

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The Heated Debate About Combining Yoga With Marijuana

Both sides of the debate about combining yoga with cannabis claim there’s ancient proof. But each practitioner’s decision is his or her own.

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Katrina Kaif’s yoga teacher is as agile as you’d expect. These pics are proof

Yoga trainer Deepika Mehta posts the most awe-inspiring pictures of her acrobatics-meets-yoga poses. If you follow Deepika — who has trained Katrina Kaif, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone — on Instagram, you’ll see what we’re talking about.

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5 Proven Yoga Poses For Back Pain

Ease your back pain with these simple exercises!

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Simple yoga poses to lose belly fat

Yoga asanas are the best way to tackle potbelly

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The importance of sequence in yoga

The concept is to take orderly steps, each placed correctly, as if the asanas were letters of the alphabet

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The lifesaving power of gratitude (or, why you should write that thank you note)

Gratitude may be more beneficial than we commonly suppose. One recent study asked subjects to write a note of thanks to someone and then estimate how surprised and happy the recipient would feel – an impact that they consistently underestimated. Another study assessed the health benefits or writing thank you notes. The researchers found that…

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Meditation and Yoga- Part 2 –

Coupling yoga and meditation can take relaxation to another level. When we think of the word “stretch”, it can mean the body stretching and twisting to relieve tired muscles. It can also be used to describe the act of prolonging topics forever in such a way that one never moves on or concludes them. In…

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Anxiety issues can be treated with yoga and meditation, apart from medicines

Anxiety and fear are typical reactions to the academic, social, and developmental challenges that are common during the adolescent years. Clinical or pathological anxiety is excessive, persistent, and disruptive. While anxiety is often situational and time-limited, many teens develop chronic anxiety lasting six months or longer.

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Mind-Body Practices Like Meditation And Yoga Help Teens With Anxiety, Study Finds

Anxiety disorders among adolescents are growing. Mind-body therapies can help.

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7 Things I Learned From Doing One of Those Social Media Yoga Challenges

Our writer never thought she would participate in one of those social media yoga challenges, but she found it surprisingly rewarding. Here are 7 things she learned from the experience.

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Does Alignment Matter in Yin Yoga?

Every yogi in a Yin class looks different in the postures, so it’s a good question. Josh Summers explains the difference between aesthetic vs. functional alignment.

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Positive Habits Vibrant Positive Good Life Yoga Practice

Considering how relatively easy breath work is in terms of how much effort you have to put in to yield powerful results, there is surprisingly little teaching offered on this subject compared to all the other health practices done around the world. The fact that the respiratory system is the only system in our bodies…

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How to Stretch Your Wrists: 10 Yoga Poses and Stretches for Wrist Pain

Wrist pain and injury are common with most yogis. These 10 yoga poses and stretches will help reduce wrist pain and even help to prevent injury.

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Practice These 10 Yoga Poses to Correct Bad Posture

A sedentary lifestyle leads to many health issues, including bad posture. If you want to correct bad posture, these ten yoga poses can help!

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How to Work with Yoga Students Who’ve Experienced Trauma

What you can do as a teacher to create a safe and open space for all of your students.

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Strengthen Core + Thigh Muscles in Chair Pose

Many people do not realize that the abductors in your inner thighs are essential for building a strong core. Work Chair Pose to gain strength in both your core and thigh muscles.

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Sleep Better: 4 Pre-Bedtime Yoga Poses to Help You Drift Off

Zzz’s are essential to health and well-being, but some of us need help falling asleep on our own. Have no fear, we’ve got you covered. Try this essential oil trick, and these poses from YJ Influencer Lauren Taus to guide you into a peaceful slumber.

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3 Hands-Off Assists Every Yoga Teacher Should Try

While physical adjustments are a very direct way to correct your students’ alignment, a number of teachers are taking a hands-off approach to adjustments in asana classes. Here, top yoga teachers share their go-to noncontact strategies.

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4 Ways to Find More Clarity in Your Yoga or Meditation Practice

Finding clarity in a yoga or meditation practice is more difficult than ever, with thousands of teachers constantly inventing new systems and philosophies. These tips from an Indian yogi who grew up in a monastery will help you feel more grounded in your practice.

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Change Maker Spotlight: Sarah Tiefenthaler

Sarah completed her first 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in the tropical jungles of Costa Rica where she focused intensely on the philosophy of yoga as well as meditation practices. When

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Here Are 3 Powerful Heart Chakra Mudras to Connect to Your Heart

Heart Chakra mudras are powerful hand gestures that can control and move energy in the body. Here are 3 mudras for you to connect directly to your heart.

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Here Are 10 Fiery Yoga Poses for a Full Body Workout

A full body workout will help strengthen and tone the entire body. Practice these 10 yoga poses to build full body strength and enhance your yoga practice.

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Yogi Breathing Yoga Breath

I teach a lot of beginner yoga classes and I have found that starting from the basics and easing students into breathing techniques and actively relaxing is the best way to introduce the practice. Yogic breathing is the healthy and natural way of breathing that gives a sense of wellbeing and aliveness! Students find this…

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How To Use Buti Yoga To Feel Empowered & Tap In To Your Feminine Energy (While Getting Crazy Sweaty)

Are you looking for a new, fun form of exercise? Buti Yoga is an intense fitness trend gaining popularity with women of all ages. Buti Yoga takes the yoga workout and modifies it to create a fun, dynamic exercise mixed with tribal movements, core-conditioning and maybe a little bit of belly dancing.

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Carpe Diem: Buti yoga

Let’s start with this: Buti yoga does not mean bootie. In India, Buti means healing and recovery. But make no mistake, your bootie will reap the benefits of Buti yoga. The high-paced aerobic and plyometric form of yoga originates in Scottsdale, Arizona. I

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The Different Types of Yoga — Explained

Not sure of the difference between Hatha, Ashtanga, Ansura or Vinyasa? Follow this guide to find out which type of yoga is right for you.

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Shape the pose: a yoga movement to change body image, expectations

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Yoga for Back Health

In 2011, I broke my tailbone on a bike ride. Combined with a youth of contact sports, contact-with-ground sports, and general punk rock idiocy, I have the same spine diagnosis as my 95-year-old grandmother. But like so many mountain bikers who have eaten their share of dirt, I don’t let a little pai

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Namaste! Cowboys bring yoga to training camp

Players embraced a discipline that can help with flexibility and breathing, and Jason Garrett said he was pleased with his team’s engagement.

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Learn Yoga Anatomy: 5 Yoga Poses to Prep For Inversions

For those of you who want to advance your inversion and backbend practice, knowing how the shoulder girdle works is pivotal (pun intended).

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Master Your Headstand with 5 Simple Steps

If your yoga practice has started to feel boring or stale, you might’ve hit a plateau. Read on for six ways to recharge your practice and break out of this rut.

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A Playlist for a Soulful Practice

In the mood for a soulful yoga practice? Enjoy these moody tunes from #YJInfluencer Lauren Eckstrom.

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How to Find Deeper Access to Joy by Starting with a Peaceful Mind

It’s hard to find stillness in the face of life’s ups and downs. Cultivate equanimity by practicing mindfulness meditation and calming breaths.

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Noose Pose (Pasasana)

In the noose pose, the arms are wrapped around the squatting legs and the hands are clasped behind the back, forming a “noose.”

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Alignment Cues Decoded: “Draw Your Shoulder Blades Down”

It’s yoga’s unofficial arms-overhead anthem. But Yoga Physics founder Alexandria Crow is on a mission to ban this widespread cue. Here, she breaks down what you need to know.

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How 30 Days of Barre Transformed My Yoga Practice

Fueled by visions of a strong and sculpted ballerina body, our writer signed up for 30 days of barre classes at The Bar Method in Soho, NYC. Here’s what she learned about her yoga practice.

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Reduce Road Rage with Yoga

Driving on LA freeways often resembles a scene from the movie The Fast and the Furious. Fortunately, Yoga practice can help us reduce road rage.

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Make the time

Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today. A meditation for procrastinators the world over. By Jill Lawson Procrastination. We have all been guilty of it. While we might be fully cognizant of a

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16 Poses to Instantly Boost Your Confidence

Join NYC yoga teacher Kat Fowler in this sequence to develop courage.

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8 Transformational Yoga Self-Assists & How to Do Them

If you use props innovatively, you can give yourself the same kind of adjustment at home that you’d get in class.

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Sky Ting Founders Share Morning Yoga Routine

The Sky Ting founders, Krissy Jones and Chloe Kernaghan, share a 10-minute morning yoga workout that’ll help clear your mind.

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6 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day (and Make a Positive Impact)

Just as it does in so many other aspects of life, meditation can help you clearly see the small but mighty steps that are within your power to reduce your footprint and celebrate the Earth in a meaningful way.

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7 Heart Opening Yoga Poses to Activate the Heart Chakra

Heart openers are yoga poses that focus on opening up the heart center and the chest. Practice 7 heart opening yoga poses to balance your heart chakra.

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Learn How to Meditate In 6 Simple Steps

Starting a meditation practice can be intimidating but it doesn’t have to be. Learn how to meditate in six simple steps and start your meditation practice.

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The 10 Rules of Hands-On Adjustments for Yoga Teachers

More teachers are taking a hands-off approach to assists—and more students are wondering where the line is between helpful and inappropriate. Here, master teachers share their thinking on this touchy debate and offer expert advice to help keep everyone safe.

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Give Your Back a Treat with This Series of Twists

Loosen your spinal muscles and tame your tension with these 5 twisting yoga poses.

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Buti yoga

A foot-stomping, high-energy workout, that helps burn up to 1,000 calories in 75 minutes.

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Use These 8 Useful Hacks to Make Mindfulness a Daily Habit

What if you could make mindfulness a habit? What if you could reduce the amount of your life that passes you by in the mindless cycle of routine?

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What Is Proprioception and How Does It Benefit Our Yoga Practice?

Proprioception plays a big role in our yoga practice and daily life. Learn more and try 3 proprioception exercises to improve your overall performance.

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Benefits Meditation Poses Yoga Vinyasa Sivananda Practice

Meditation is practiced worldwide, and there are different forms of meditation practiced around the globe. The postures of meditation have evolved with different practice, branches, forms, cultures, and needs.But strangely, despite all of the different postures of meditation that are in practice, all postures have something strikingly similar. If for instance, one were to photograph…

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Overcoming Fear Yoga Practice | Practice Yoga

Overcoming Fear Yoga Practice | Practice Yoga – I began my yoga practice three years ago, and in that time, Ive experienced a definitive transformatio

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Can Yoga Cure Chronic Pain, Diabetes, and Other Diseases?

The right combination of poses could serve as a medicine-free way to reverse chronic illness.

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Which Is a Better Exercise for Men, Qigong or Yoga?

If you are wondering what Mind-Body modality, Qigong or Yoga, may be best for you as a male, this brief article will be helpful.

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Pilates? Yoga? A look at the similarities, differences

What is the difference between Pilates and yoga? It’s a question asked by many, as they seem so similar in a number of ways. They are both extremely popular. They both offer stress relief, build phys

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AcroYoga takes poses to new heights

You’ve probably seen them at Bonnaroo, other outdoor events or even at the park. People balancing effortlessly on top of each other stretching their bodies into eye-catching poses that make

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Six Ways You Can Use Yoga Principles In Your Social Media Marketing

Strength, alignment and balance are just a few ways to find success in your social media marketing.

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6 Best Yoga Poses For Building Muscle And Strength | Care2

This article will show you yoga poses that build muscle and strength while improving your flexibility.

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Here are 5 simple yoga poses you should do to stay fit during monsoon

Yoga transforms your body and mind in a number of ways. Doing yoga regularly is also one of the best ways to stay fit during the monsoon season, the time when allergies and infections tend to affect your lungs. Here are five simple yoga asanas that will keep you fit and healthy during the rainy…

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Kundalini Yoga integrates mantra meditation

Compared to other forms of yoga, kundalini puts a greater importance on the meditative aspect of yoga.

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Yoga for runners: Best poses to power up your run

Think yoga is just for lightweights? Think again. If you’re looking to seriously up your running game this is the smartest form of prehab.

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Balance v burnout

Janice Haddon looks at how stress creeps up on us almost imperceptibly and how yoga, meditation and other forms of relaxation can be our first line of defence

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Yin Yoga 101: Try These 3 Yin Yoga Moves for Better Sleep

Insomnia is a very common symptom of imbalance between the Yin Qi and Yang Qi. Here are 3 Yin Yoga poses that can help.

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6 Ways to Be More Innovative in Your Yoga Practice (and Your Life)

If you’re still trying to get to a creative place in your practice, or if you’ve fallen into a rut since that initial spark of inspiration, here are 3 ways to be more innovative in your practice. Plus, read on for 3 ways to be more innovative in your life beyond the mat.

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Protect the Knees in Lotus and Related Postures

By educating yourself on anatomy, you can protect your knees in yoga poses.

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Master One-Legged King Pigeon Pose – 8 Yoga Poses to Help You Flip Your Grip

Does it seem impossible to flip your grip in King Pigeon pose? Follow along with these key yoga poses to prep your body.

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How to Master Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose) In 5 Steps

Achieving Bound Angle Pose, or Baddha Konasana, takes practice, mobility and technique. Learn how to access this pose in 5 steps with this photo tutorial.

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Here Are 10 Yoga Poses You Can Do Anywhere

It’s a fun challenge to take your yoga off your mat and “Stop, Drop, and Yoga.” Here are 10 yoga poses you can practice and play with anywhere.

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Ignite Your Fire Element with These Yoga Poses

The fire element is a powerful source of change, confidence, and transformation. Check out these 4 yoga poses to ignite your fire and boost confidence!

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Obstacles Can Be Overcome Through Meditation

While experiencing the near-death of his wife, Aadil Palkhivala channeled meditation to release ignorance, ego, and attachment.

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Kundalini 101: Is It Really Dangerous? 6 Common Myths—Debunked

Kundalini Yoga is a powerful practice, but should its potency give you pause? Here, Karena Virginia demystifies the common concerns about this ancient practice.

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4 Breathing Exercises For Meditation, Stress Relief, and Overall Wellbeing

Breath is life and conscious breath work can relax, calm and restore. Learn 4 breathing exercises for meditation, stress relief and overall wellbeing here!

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5 Ways Teachers Can Grow Their Yoga Business

As a yoga teacher, you are running your own yoga business! Read these five simple yet effective pro tips to grow your following and retain your client base.

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Benefits of doing yoga

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Shirtless Men Doing Handstands

Whether you’re into yoga or not, you will definitely appreciate scrolling through these photos of hot guys doing handstands. Feast your eyes on their

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Yoga for ankle and foot mobility

All these asanas will help you a variety of actions

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Holidays Vacation Yoga Retreat Practice Travel

“A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking”- Earl WilsonA vacation is a perfect escape from a normal life – no worries, no responsibilities, no waking up early, no deadlines, etc. A vacation is just about you, your favorite place and a lot of quality time. But…

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6 Yoga Poses That Seem Simple But Most People Do Wrong

Learn to correct them before you get hurt.

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Anti-Aging Benefits Of Yoga That Will Guarantee A Healthy Lifestyle

Aging causes physical as well as mental changes in the body. Some signs of aging are external and can be seen by anyone you interact with. Others are internal and are hard to recognize, such as your decreasing energy.Aging is reflected in the external body in the form of skin wrinkles, and is one of…

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Studies to document impact of yoga as treatment for eating disorders

UB researcher Catherine Cook-Cottone hopes her work will pave the way for health care insurers to cover therapeutic yoga.

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WATCH: Yoga poses for kids

Yoga or yoga therapy and mindfulness and wellbeing practices can help our children to counter these stressors

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