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The yoga studio is a new environment, with new people, and it can be intimidating for beginners. Here are some basic dos and don’ts in a yoga class.

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Try these postures any time you need to infuse a little more self-love into your life.

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Yoga, Ayurveda: Key to wholesome wellness

New Delhi [India], Mar 31 (ANI): 61 percent of the deaths in India in the age group of 30 to 70 are due to non-communicable diseases such as heart disorders, diabetes, and cancer, according to a WHO report published in September 2017.

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Yoga in a foreign land

When in Greece, do as the Greeks do…even if you don’t understand what’s going on. By Victoria Jackson When I’m travelling I always enjoy paying a visit to the local yoga studio. It can feel like

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Yoga – Beyond the Physical

“Up dog, down dog, take a big breath in and bend your knees.  Find child pose”. We can all relate to these common words in a yoga class. We are

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We asked 6 of the most social media-savvy yogis about how they brush off haters, cope, and keep on posting.

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Hips don’t lie, and Tree Pose lets them sing their truth. Work withing your body’s limitations for steadiness.

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Learning to love our bodies through all of its stages is at the heart of this sequence. Let yoga teacher and model Erica Mather walk you through this self-love practice, and find out how to work through your body’s limitations—whatever they may be.

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One woman details the positive effects of yoga after a major mental heath diagnosis.

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There is no denying the fact that fitness is the new cool, and there is no denying another fact that yoga is ruling the fitness world and will continue to do so. More so, as the International Yoga Day is around.

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The mind-body exercise appears to help boost muscle strength, improve balance and keep stress in check.

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Intermittent fasting has gotten a lot of buzz over the past few years, and for good reason: It lowers inflammation, prevents disease, and stabilizes blood sugar. Here’s why these five fit people intermittent fast.

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How to lose weight series: Yoga postures do not only help calm the mind but is also a greatly effective way to get in shape and lose weight. Here are 10 Yoga postures that will ensure you are on the right path of attaining your desired body weight, if done diligently.

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I did my first yoga class when I was 16 years old, and I was so mad at my mom for dragging me to that first session. But that experience laid the groundwork

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This empowering sequence from #YJInfluencer Denelle Numis will help you overcome fear and take on your next big challenge.

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You need strength, flexibility, and endurance, and unwavering concentration for Eagle Pose.

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Feel like you need a life change, or to craft better, healthier habits and a more consistent practice? Consider Kundalini yoga. Here’s why it really works.

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Baron Baptiste Integrates Drishti Into Vinyasa Flow

Only setting a gaze in static poses? Baron Baptiste shows you how putting it into motion will breathe new life (and focus) into your practice.

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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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High-intensity interval training (HIIT) continues to grow in popularity, but the high impact workout can often lead to stiffness and tight muscles. It’s important to factor some restorative exercise into your routine. Chris Magee, head of yoga at Another Space, talked us through some of the many variations of yoga and how to pick the…

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Sara Clark on the Value of Practice and Stepping Into Your Power

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13 Poses to Help You Break Bad Habits | Kundalini Yoga

You have the willpower and strength to kick bad habits for good. These 13 Kundalini poses will help you find them.

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Playful Open Hamstrings and Stable Shoulders

Practice to refine the most essential basic principles as you go deeper, opening your hamstrings and stabilizing your shoulders through a series of hand

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Deepen Your Practice with Internal and External Rotations

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How to Prevent Yoga Injuries and What to Do If Someone Gets Injured

Yoga injuries can happen, but this article shares pro tips on how yoga teachers can help prevent injuries in class and also what to do if someone gets hurt.

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5 Ways Kundalini Yoga Can Help You Create the Life You Want

Feel like you need a life change, or to craft better, healthier habits and a more consistent practice? Consider Kundalini yoga. Here’s why it really works.

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Although standing orients your spine into proper posture, standing for too long can cause back pain. Incorporating a yoga routine can help relieve pain.

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Before-Bed Yoga Sequence

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Relaxing Wall Yoga Sequence

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When most women think of self-care, they normally assume that it implies slicing out a bit of time for something decadent like a bubble bath or mani/pedi

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These three poses will help you relax and feel better.

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Try this gentle morning yoga workout for your abs. It’ll help wake you up and wake up your core with these relaxing yet strengthening moves.

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Yoga Poses: 10-Minute Workout for Muscle Tone & Flexibility

Improve muscle tone and flexibility with this fast but efficient feel-good yoga workout. With poses from cat-cow to more challenging moves like a crescent lunge variation and lizard pose, you can sneak in this 10-minute workout routine anywhere at any time.

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The Basics to Becoming a Yogi

So, you’ve made the decision to become a full fledged ‘yoga person’? Well to transition from novice to yogi, you’ll need to find the right fit for you. Yoga instructors like Laurance Gilliot enjoy working with newbies and enjoy being able to help people find their yoga awareness. Before you can […]

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Yoga in the morning is amazing! An energizing morning yoga practice can work as a natural stimulant to set you

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Tim Seutter: Science backs lifelong benefits of yoga

Yoga gives us the tools to deal with challenging and stressful times in life.

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It only took about 5,000 years, but yoga is establishing a presence in the middle of America.

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How To Do Yoga At Work To Destress & Help Your Posture

Lots of us spend long — and I mean long — days at our desks, staring into our computer screens for work. And even if your setup is ergonomically designed in a way that would make NASA proud, you probably still get a little achy. Tight shoulders, hand…

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Yoga can play a key role in overcoming everyday problems such as back pain, knee problems and injuries caused by sitting all day.

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If you can say, “yep that sounds like me” then it’s official – you’re a yogi! 1. You’d rather wear yoga pants than regular pants, and usually do, even when you’re going out.

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5 Naturally Anti-Inflammatory Yoga Poses For Chronic Inflammation

Chronic inflammation can cause permanent damage to the body if left untreated. Practice these 5 naturally anti-inflammatory yoga poses to relieve pain.

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If You Practice Hot Yoga, Here’s How to Prevent Dehydration

Hot Yoga is a detoxifying form of yoga but with all the sweat, it’s important to stay hydrated. Learn how to prevent dehydration in your hot yoga practice.

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Intuition Meditation

Through the practice of yoga, you can learn to hear—and follow—your inner guidance.

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10 ‘Simple’ Yoga Poses That Help Everyone at Any Age

These 10 “simple” poses and practices might just be the best tools yoga has to offer, with huge benefits for your body and mind at any age or stage of life.

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Ditch the couch this winter for some warming yoga.

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Reclining Hero Pose (Supta Virasana)

Lay Virasana back and to take the stretch in the thighs and ankles up a notch.

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Yoga works a long away for prevention of cancer.

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Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to practice Savasana or the corpse pose to help you lose weight and yeild a number of health benefits.

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Toning classes like barre and Pilates are designed to sculpt long, lean muscles, so why are you still dealing with weak glutes and thighs?

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By: Megan Kennedy, group fitness instructor at Boca’s Purlife Fitness Center Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers As a Pilates instructor, by far the most common question I get is, “What actually is Pilates?” Even if you are absolutely clueless, you no doubt have at least heard the name before. You’ve walked past a…

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Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness Are Getting More Popular

1 in 7 workers say they do a mindfulness activity, like yoga, meditation, tai chi or qigong

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You might not think that a downdog would have much relevance to your mad Spider-Man skills on a bouldering wall, but in actual fact yoga is super beneficial for climbers.

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Unexpected Ways Yoga Prevents Injury

Thanks to the growing popularity of yoga asana practice, we hear more and more about yoga injuries. As with any physical activity, there are risks involved, but what sometimes gets

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Recharge Your Body with Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga aids recovery — it’s a legit way to work in — and as a result optimizes athletic potential and performance. Not all yoga has to be restorative to move you toward your goals, but to work in, it does.

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We live in a world of instant gratification.

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Sphinx Pose

Sphinx Pose is the infant of backbends. It can be practiced with either an active or passive approach.

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This Hip-Opening Pose Will Help You Release Stress & Anxiety

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AcroYoga Explained and 5 Beginner AcroYoga Poses to Get You Started

Have you seen AcroYoga photos or tried it with your friends? Here’s everything you need to know about AcroYoga and 5 poses to get you started.

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A Tapas-Building Yoga Sequence to Fuel Willpower

This sequence will cultivate the curiosity, stamina, and strength you need to move deeper into your yoga practice and make lasting change.

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Putting Ayurvedic Theory IRL Terms: What Your Dosha Really Says About You

Does Ayurveda make your head spin? Sahara Rose Ketabi, Ayurvedic practitioner and author of the forthcoming Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda, breaks the seemingly complicated mind-body science down into terms we can understand.

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Practice These 9 Yoga Twists For All Levels

Yoga twists are fun to practice and great for your body. They nourish your spine and detox your organs. Learn 9 yoga twists from beginner to advanced here.

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Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is a deep relaxation practice that helps relax the physical and emotional bodies so that healing can occur.

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Here are yoga and meditation teacher Coby Kozlowski’s 10 tips for navigating rough waters, plus a meditation on The Power of Pause from Meditation Studio.

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Yin Yoga Benefits Mind Body

Yin is the most accessible of the physical yoga systems, in that it can be practised by anyone, regardless of age or ability. You don’t even need a mat.

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Yoga Positions To Align The Chakras

When balanced, the chakras provide precisely the right amount of energy to the body, mind and spirit. Here are some yoga postures to achieve this balance.

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Get Strong With This Intense Full-Body Yoga Routine

This yoga workout is not for the faint of heart. Try this intense, strength-building yoga workout from Bethany Lyons, the founder of Lyons Den Power Yoga.

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Yoga Poses To Fight Fatigue

The following poses help to energize your entire body while building strength.

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These yoga asanas are your key to getting a flat tummy in no time.

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This 20-Minute Power Yoga Workout Will Strengthen and Stretch From Head to Toe

“Power yoga” is basically the lovechild of strength training and stretching. Here’s a great total-body workout you can do with or without weights.

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We asked yoga instructors to rank the best forms of yoga for weight loss, and they came up with some great suggestions.

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The mind-body practice of yoga can be a great therapeutic activity to help strengthen back muscles and alleviate low back pain. However, older adults can encounter…

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These days, it can seem like Memorial Day is all about barbecues, discounts and lounging by the pool. But at its heart, Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance for those who have died serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. “This is the day we pay homage to all those who didn’t come home,”…

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Yoga And Meditation Shown To Drastically Reduce Hospital Visits

New research finds that mindfulness practices have the potential to slash health care costs.

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Durham yogi, international body positivity leader challenges people to ‘look within themselves’

WRAL sat down with Stanley to discuss her career as a yoga entrepreneur, the international attention and the message she wants to share with women and the world.

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We all have dealt with summer heat and have hated it most of the time; skin eruptions, sweat and dehydration, summers are mostly about these problems.

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Six benefits of yoga for severe sleep deprivation 

It’s a well known fact that sleep disorders such as insomnia are endemic in our stress-filled, caffeine-driven contemporary lifestyles.

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5 Yoga Poses You Can Do At Work To De Stress Without Your Co Workers Judging You

If I could do yoga literally wherever I went, I would — and TBH, I kind of do. Even while I’m working, I’m always low-key cranking out some super casual yoga poses throughout the day (and no, I’m not talking about doing a headstand in the middle of t…

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What Yoga Does to Your Brain

A little downward dog action buffers stress, enhances cognition and keeps your noggin young. Here’s how.

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Little yogis: How children’s yoga creates healthier minds

Yoga helps keep both the body and the soul healthy and can also help children improve their ability to manage behaviors and emotions

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Yoga is good for mental health

A thousand-year-old discipline, yoga has both physical and psychological benefits. According to several studies, the practice of yoga would relieve stress and anxiety in a sustainable way. This millennial Indian practice is open to all, except

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Seven benefits of hot yoga

I first tried hot yoga back in high school, when blustery winter days found me seeking warm solace in a heated studio. Since then, I’ve continued to practice hot yoga, even if that practic

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These yoga poses help to address mobility of the mid-back region, as well as develop strength in the abdominals and upper back muscles, which are essential for maintaining proper posture.

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Take the pain out of standing all day with these simple, relaxing yoga moves that soothe an aching back and feet.

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10 surprising benefits of yoga that you should know about

Rolling out that yoga mat can improve your heart health, reduce stress – and even help you sleep.

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May we never lose our gratitude

For the past two weeks, I have sat with a blank page because my mind and heart have been in so many different places and feeling so many different emotions. I’ve been praying and praying about what I was supposed to blog about — and nothing. To be quite vulnerable, a lot has happened over

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If you’d rather unwind with a down dog than a glass of wine, you may be obsessed with yoga. Here are 15 ways to know if you’re obsessed.

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As a college student it can be challenging to stay healthy and grounded. Learn why every college student can benefit from practicing yoga.

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Representing a continuous flow of energy, use this mudra to calm and focus your mind and improve your attitude.

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Alan Finger on How He Didn’t Choose Yoga, Yoga Chose Him

By age 15, Alan Finger knew he wanted to teach yoga. Learn more about his journey from a young yogi to creator of ISHTA, Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda.

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The Importance of Savasana

Why the world, and you, (and I), need more Savasana…Often, our need to go-go-GO tempts us to skip the pause between asana and life; we might even feel

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From coping with challenges to gaining self-awareness, yoga for kids has a wide range of benefits. Learn more about the benefits of yoga for kids here.

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Yoga for Beginners: 10 Basic Poses (Asanas) to Get You Started

Yoga for Beginners – If youre new to yoga, start with these 10 basic asanas (poses). Yoga is extremely beneficial for your mental and physical well being.

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Balasana is an easy yoga asana that can even be performed by beginners. In Sanskrit, bala means child and asana refers to ones posture. Thus, this pose is also called Childs Pose.

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Shine Some Light on Reverse Warrior Pose!

Reverse Warrior Pose is an intense stretch along the side body. Click here to learn how to do it properly and the amazing benefits!

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How Yoga Aids in the Recovery Process

In order to be successful in recovery, it takes a lot more than just not using. See 14 ways yoga can play a part in the recovery journey.

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Ready to Master Balancing in Handstand? Try to Defy Gravity in 7 Steps

This step-by-step approach to Handstand can benefit longtime inversion fans and total newbies.

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The Grounding Yoga Sequence We All Need in the Aftermath of School Shootings

When overcome by feelings of powerlessness and inadequacy in response to current events, yoga teacher Nancie Carollo turns to the practice of surrender.

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King Pigeon Pose (Kapotasana)

Kapotasana invigorates your body and gives your spirits a lift. This extremely deep backbend is appropriate for advanced practitioners only.

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Spring is here and there is no better time to take your yoga practice outside. Warmer temperatures, sunny skies, and flowers blooming everywhere. It’s like nature is inviting you into her arms,

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Alan Finger’s Energy-Clearing Yoga Sequence to Prepare for Meditation

Find freedom by settling into a meditative state with this gentle asana practice.

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The Ayurvedic Perspective on Mixing of Marijuana and Asana Practice

With the legalization of marijuana, weed yoga classes are trending. But what does yoga’s sister science say: could cannabis enhance your yoga practice?

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8 Top Yoga Teachers Give Their Best Advice for Finding Bravery in Inversions

Do inversions make you anxious—and excited to try them? Work through those nagging fears and you’ll reap all the juicy benefits. Here, 8 top yoga teachers share their best tips for how to find the courage to go upside down, or to try a new inverted pose.

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3 Ways to Activate Self-Healing in Your Yoga Practice

Yoga can help you de-stress and there practice self-healing. Here’s 3 tips how!

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The Bandhas are energy locks in your body that can help deepen your yoga practice. Here’s a quick look at each one and how to practice it.

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To enhance wellness of body, mind and spirit, yoga is one of the simplest and most profound practices anyone can adopt for a more grounded presence, an open heart and a stronger, flexible body. . . .

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The Best Yoga Pose For Confidence Is One You Might’ve Already Been Doing Off The Mat

Confidence is all about believing in yourself, having trust in your capabilities, and embracing your perfectly imperfect self. And while some days are easier than other to immerse yourself in self-assurance and esteem, yoga can help a lot during thos…

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David Beckham’s former trainer shares desk yoga sequence to boost brain power

Sitting behind your desk at work for hours on end can be an extremely laborious task. As you feel your body start to ache and your concentration begin to dwindle, it may be worth taking a few minutes out of your day to simply close your eyes, breathe and put your body through a few…

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Restorative Yoga and Reiki Meditation Circle

This class offers relaxation, restoration, and rejuvenation. Restorative postures enhance circulation, digestion, and respiration. Our breath awareness during these poses assists in dealing wit

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Yoga is very versatile — but there are many different styles of practice that could confuse a beginner. To make it even more complicated, many studios and instructors teach their own signature styles.

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I’m a yoga instructor, but I’m also a CrossFitter, a runner, and a skier, and keeping yoga as an integral part of my life allows me to strengthen and stretch

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How to sleep better: Best yoga poses to try tonight

A simple sequence that will help you relax and prepare your body for deep, sustained rest.

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Try These Yoga Poses to Improve Your Lower Back Flexibility –

Having a mobile lower back is key to being able to perform many activities of daily living.

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Weight loss Three super effective Yoga stretches to burn belly fat fast

Excess belly fat is linked to serious health problems. Do these Yoga stretches everyday to help you burn that stubborn belly fat quickly.

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How Yoga Helps Anxiety, Especially When You Focus Your Practice On These 5 Poses

I’ve struggled with anxiety for as long as I can remember, and it’s been a long journey of figuring out effective ways to cope and live with this mental health condition. In college, I started going to yoga classes, and I fell in love with the calmin…

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Cannabis Yoga Is More Than Just an Excuse to Smoke Weed

Cannabis yoga is the latest trend that’s popping up in states where weed is legalized, but what are the benefits of the class?

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Yoga Breathing Exercises, Meditation Can Improve Your Mental Skills, Study Finds

New research suggests attention span, ability to focus and other aspects of brain health can be improved by practicing breath-focused meditation.

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Esther Eckhart’s Gentle Approach to Accessing the Bandhas

This gentle way of accessing the six bandhas (energetic locks) during your practice will help you experience more freedom in your body and bliss in your life.

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3 Ways to Play with Your Downward Dog—& Make What’s Old New Again

Think you’ve learned everything Down Dog has to teach? Baron Baptiste says you might be surprised if you try harnessing the power of play on the mat.

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13 Major Yoga Mantras to Memorize | Sanskrit Mantras + Chants

Ever bumble through chants in class? Here’s your chance to learn the words to classic Sanskrit and Gurmukhi mantras you’ll likely encounter again and again.

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6 Ways a Daily Yoga Practice Benefits You

A daily yoga practice benefits your mind, body, and soul. Here are 6 reasons you should make time to step on your mat every day.

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These 15 Bedtime Mantras Will Help You Fall Asleep Faster

If your mind is racing or your body isn’t relaxed, it can be hard to fall asleep. But these bedtime mantras will have you asleep in no time!

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Try These 5 Yoga Poses For Natural Headache Relief

Headaches can stop you from accomplishing simple daily tasks. Try these 5 yoga poses for natural headache relief next time your head is pounding.

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Here’s How to Harness Healing Energy

Healing energy is your ability to calm anxiety, reduce sadness, and clear your mind. Here’s how to tap into this energy for peace, health, and happiness.

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A Balance-Building Move To Help You Find Your Center And Nail Any Yoga Pose

Consider it a building block of a popular yoga move.

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How yoga is helping professional athletes in Fresno get ready for a long, hot soccer season

Once they were introduced to yoga, members of the Fresno Football Club couldn’t get enough.

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Mistakes people make while attempting the Surya Namaskar

In a sense, the Surya Namaskar or sun salutation, is the core of yoga: it improves overall body strength, builds stamina, and develops flexibility. The benefits of both Asanas and Pranayama can be att

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Variations in technique will allow you to tap into a greater number of physiological and psychological benefits.

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Meditation Tips For Anxiety

Best tips for meditating with anxiety, including belly breathing and a sponge self-care ritual.

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6 yoga poses to improve your sex life

Not a big fan of yoga? Here are six reasons why you should be.

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May 7, 2018 Will Be The Best Week For These 3 Zodiac Signs, So Bask In The Glory

Everyone has bad habits that they wish they could break, but when you’re stuck in that vicious cycle yourself, it can seem impossible to get out of it. For me, my bad habit is biting my nails when I’m stressed. For you, maybe it’s procrastination, or…

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What Is Clubbell Yoga?

It seems like there are always new kinds of yoga popping up around the world. From beer yoga to rage yoga and goat yoga, it’s hard to keep up with it all.

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I Got My Aura Photographed In NYC & It Was Ridiculously Spot On

Headaches are like breakups: They usually come out of nowhere, they hit you so much harder than you’d ever expect, and it can feel like the pain will last forever. In some ways, though, a headache can be a little bit better than a breakup, in that th…

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The many benefits of meditation in the classroom

The fast pace of the business world —where competition is the rule and return on investment decides everything —can be challenging for business students.

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Yoga Exercises For Soccer Players

Yoga exercises for soccer players can help extend your playing career well beyond your 40s!

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Yoga Poses For Different Body Types As Per Ayurveda, Know Yours

Every individual has different need and requirements for their physical and mental well-being. Read to know the best yoga poses for your body type as per Ayurveda.

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Duo embraces yoga on trip to Kenya

GENEVA — More often that not, the idea of a retreat brings with it beautiful beaches and spa-filled days.

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5 Outdoor Yoga Poses To Try When The Weather’s Begging You To Bring Your Mat Outside

It’s officially that time of year, guys. It’s time to shed your winter coat (literally) and get your butt outside to soak in all the vitamin D. As a yoga teacher, the first signs of spring, for me, always mean it’s time to take my mat outdoors and ge…

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The Best Yoga Pose For The Morning Will Actually Make You Look Forward To The Sunrise

There’s nothing like rolling out of bed in the morning and immediately finding your way to your yoga mat. The movements wake up your body and mind like a natural shot of espresso, and it’s an awesome way to start the day with some guaranteed good vib…

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10 Yoga Poses To Do While Watching TV, When You Can’t Remember The Last Time You Got Up

You know those lazy days when it feels like you’ve been watching Netflix for approximately seven years straight? Same, girl. While there’s nothing wrong with being lazy AF once in a while, there have been moments when I’m marathoning my favorite show…

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Yoga poses for better sleep

While some types of yoga can be energizing, restorative styles are ideal for relaxing your body and mind.

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Upper-Body Workout: A Yoga-HIIT Workout in 10 Minutes

In just 10 minutes, get the full stretch of a yoga flow and the burn of a cardio workout.

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Is Yoga Bad For You? Sometimes—Here’s When You Should Stop

Like many people practicing yoga, Sara Bregel used to roll out her mat every day––that changed when she started paying attention to what her body was asking for.

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I tried co-ed naked yoga, and it radically changed my self-image

The idea of doing downward dog in the nude seemed terrifying at first but was actually quite liberating.

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– I’m down, dog

Om. Namaste. Asana. All three terms have one thing in common — yoga. Each has a different meaning, but can be traced back to the same ancient and meditative practice thousands of people across the globe have come to know and love. Whether it’s yin, Bikram, vinyasa or ashtanga, each type…

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The inclusive nature of yoga

Emily Wanous | Freelancer When the topic of yoga comes up in conversation, many people become uninterested. I believe this is not due to uninterest but, rather, the daunting feeling of the unknown.

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Meditating for a More Focused Life

With our busy daily lives, it is easy to lose focus during the day, which can lead to loss of productivity and a decrease in happiness. However, by participating in daily meditation, you can dramatically increase your focus, leading to a overall increased sense of wellness.

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Yoga poses such as headstand done for Instagram could cause fatal injuries

“There is a high focus on pictures to attract likes, so people may be pushing themselves without enough preparation or warm up to get into those poses just for the sake of a picture,” Betul Sekendiz says.

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Competition yoga? No, it’s not an oxymoron, say those who practice it

Children as young as 7 are perfecting their poses for the increasingly popular youth sport.

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Health Minute: Yoga Tips for Seniors

(CNN) – Suffering from chronic pain or stiffness?

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Yoga Can Make You a Better Athlete

Whether you’re a skier working to get strong, a mountain biker looking to soothe sore muscles and ease tension, or a surfer hoping to drop into a collected, meditative mental state, there’s a yoga class for you.

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Meditation shown to soothe anxiety after just one session

A single session of meditation can lower your anxiety levels, a small new study finds.

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Yoga and meditation tips for caregivers

Practicing yoga and meditation on a regular basis can result in reduced stress for caregivers, an inner calm and a more positive attitude.

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7 Yoga Poses For The Pink Moon To Help You Celebrate Life’s Ups & Downs

The upcoming Pink Moon on April 29, 2018 is going to be a time full of magic, rebirth, and renewal. If you’re a yogi, then this Sunday will be the perfect time to get on your mat and explore the innermost parts of yourself through healthy, mindful mo…

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The Best Yoga Pose For PMS Will Banish Your Bloated Belly In No Time

If you’re a woman, then you can definitely relate to the feeling of a small dinosaur sitting atop your uterus and not-so-subtly stomping on your ovaries during that time of the month. You might be frustrated with yourself for complaining about everyt…

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3 Yoga Poses That Keep Me Sane And Balanced As A Mom On-The-Go

3 yoga poses for mothers looking to regain a sense of balance and movement.

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Yoga and Parenting: Why Yoga Is a Great Parenting Tool – Here’s Why

Yoga and parenting go hand in hand in raising your child. Your yoga practice can actually be a great parenting tool! Here are three ways yoga helps parents.

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Practice These 5 Yoga Poses to Avoid Knee Pain and Prevent Injury

There are ligaments within the knee that can tear with too much rotation, and cause knee pain. These 5 yoga poses will help protect your knee joints.

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A Meditation Exercise For People Who Simply Cannot ‘Quiet’ Their Minds

If the instruction “Quiet your mind” sends you into a tizzy—you’re not alone. Dr. Danny Penman, renowned mindfulness and meditation teacher, has a simple way to tweak that.

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Do your children show gratitude? How can you help them to show sincere appreciation?

After a full day of work and school, Jennifer Coffman carves out quality time with her 13-year-old son, Donovan. Board games are her thing, but ultimate frisbee is mor

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Baron Baptiste’s 3 Tips for Growing Into the Best Version of Yourself

If you want to reach your full potential, Baron Baptiste suggests starting with self-inquiry.

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Why You May Want to Start Cross-Training for Chaturanga

“Practice and all is coming?” Maybe not Chaturanga, actually, says Yoga Deconstructed creator Trina Altman. Here she explains how she finally built enough strength to do the pose safely and pain-free.

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Half Frog Pose (Ardha Bhekasana)

Half Frog pose is more than a backbend; it opens the shoulders, chest, and thighs all at once.

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College students are stressed, yoga can help

De-stress with all of the yoga classes that UMass has to offer. Here’s how to find the perfect fit for your relaxation needs.

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Hour-Long Meditation Reduces Anxiety, Risk Of Heart Complications

Do you have an hour to spare? That may be all you need to gain the psychological and cardiovascular benefits of “mindfulness meditation.”

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How Yoga Can Help You, and How to Get Started

Want to reap the benefits of yoga but don’t know where to begin? Let Consumer Reports be your guide.

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Use ‘proper form’ when practicing yoga

(HealthDay)—Yoga can make you flexible and strong, but it can also hurt you if not practiced correctly, an orthopedic expert warns.

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9 yoga asanas that you can do at your work desk

9 YOGA ASANAS THAT YOU CAN DO AT YOUR WORK DESK: All work and no exercise will not only make you dull but unfit and sick too. So, instead of feeling guilty and just thinking about it while you sit in office for eight hours, try these 10 easy yoga asanas without grabbing your co-worker’s…

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6 Yoga Poses For The Beach That Will Make You Feel Connected To Nature

It’s that time of year when literally all of us are itching for those summer days that seem so close, and yet are still so far away. Still, if you’re like me, then you don’t hesitate for even a second to drive down to the beach as soon as the tempera…

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7 Yoga Poses For Laziness To Help You Get Out Of That Sloth Like Slump

Listen to me when I say this: Laziness is a lifestyle, people. TBH, procrastination and doing the bare minimum is truly a form of freaking art — do not even think of fighting me on this. Sadly, though, there’s sh*t to be done in life, and you can’t j…

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Yoga Guru Natasha Noel is Taking Instagram by Storm With Her Flexible Yoga Poses, Watch Yogini’s Video

Yogini Natasha Noel can be seen striking poses on Instagram. Must watch. – Yoga Guru Natasha Noel is Taking Instagram by Storm With Her Flexible Yoga Poses, Watch Yogini’s Video

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Namaste – What It Means and Why We Say It in Yoga

Namaste is a Sanskrit salutation with a deeply spiritual meaning. Learn the meaning of Namaste and why we say it in our yoga practice.

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The Meaning Behind Namaste and the Anjali Mudra

Each yoga class typically ends with Namaste combined with the Anjali Mudra, but what’s the significance of this combination? Here’s your brief introduction.

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Is There Competition In Yoga?

Yoga is about doing your best with your body. But, is there competition in yoga? Let’s break it down and you be the judge!

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Can yoga and mindfulness really help you ski better?

Skiing tips from a Freeride World Tour champion who’s also a yoga master in Verbier, Switzerland

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10 Yoga Poses For Saturn Retrograde To Help You Grow & Embrace Life’s Curveballs

When a planet goes into retrograde, it can be tricky, to say the least, to navigate the sudden influx of emotions, communication mishaps, and major life changes. I mean, we’re all getting pretty good at this, given that we’re currently in the midst o…

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GirlEatWorld’s Instagram Account Is Way Deeper Than You Think

If you’re new to yoga, that feeling of anticipation to roll out your mat each day is truly magical, to say the least. You fantasize about flowing at your favorite class while you’re at work, and you low-key long to achieve the more advanced asanas th…

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GirlEatWorld’s Instagram Account Is Way Deeper Than You Think

Runners know better than anyone how uncomfortable tight muscles can be. If you love running, then you probably can’t even imagine life without that endorphin-infused runners’ high. But, as much as you love your head-clearing, daily jogs, those hip fl…

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The Best Yoga Pose For Your Posture Is All About Bringing Awareness To Your Body

Remember all those times your mom badgered you to sit up straight and tall so you’d have perfectly proper posture? Though you might’ve dramatically rolled your eyes and proceeded to slouch even more to “prove a point,” she was probably just looking o…

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I Tried Color Meditation for a Week and Here’s What Happened

A digital media and commerce company that enables creativity through inspirational content and online classes.

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The Most Basic Yoga Poses Are Also The Most Important & Here’s How You Really Do Them

If you’re new to yoga, that feeling of anticipation to roll out your mat each day is truly magical, to say the least. You fantasize about flowing at your favorite class while you’re at work, and you low-key long to achieve the more advanced asanas th…

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How Cuba Became a Surprising Yoga Hub

Intrigue and a random contest entry led Shelley Lowther on a life-changing adventure. And now, she wants to invite others to experience this amazing opportunity.

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Standing yoga poses for all ages

We are busting the myth that yoga is intimidating with simple standing poses for all ages!

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Five Easy Yoga Poses That Will Make You Feel Like a Million Bucks

Yoga stretches can be a critical component of a stretching routine to help prevent injury and improve athletic performance.

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3 Yoga Poses That Keep Me Sane And Balanced As A Mom On-The-Go

3 yoga poses for mothers looking to regain a sense of balance and movement.

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YOGA & MEDITATION: Letting go of comparisons

During my training at Kripalu School of Yoga, my teachers would talk about Kripalu’s guiding principles, one of those being self-observation without judgment. I find this modality most interesting, as judgment of ourselves or others happens all the time.

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Study: Meditation Has Cognitive Gains for Years

A study found people who meditate benefit from the cognitive improvements for many years.

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Yoga tips and tricks for ages one to 100

From balloon breathing techniques for children to the importance of practising leg lifts in your 90s, we ask seven yogis for the best way to achieve peace and health down the years

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What 3 months of yoga and meditation will do for your body

Researchers find biological confirmation that yoga and meditation have a positive effect on mental health.

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Thousands of people are attending the super moon meditation yoga nights at Suttons Beach

Thousands of people from all over south east Queensland are switching off from technology and converging on beach north of Brisbane every month — but not for a swim or paddle.

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4 Ways Yoga Can Make Your Sex Life Better

The mind-body practice has benefits that reach beyond the mat—and into the bedroom.

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Yoga In Schools May Help Kids With Anxiety

Yoga and mindfulness in schools may help boost kids’ personal and social well-being.

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Mrigi Mudra (Deer Seal) | Yoga Mudras

Learn this traditional hand seal or gesture used for controlled pranayama.

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Power Yoga: Your Guide to Physical Vigour

Power yoga is a great way to combine mental, physical, and spiritual benefits of yoga with vigorous exercise

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Kundalini Yoga: An Exercise that Boosts Immunity, Helps Cut Belly Fat

Panting Dog Breath of Fire, the exercise that helps you lose weight and release toxins.

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A Quick Guide to the Meanings of the Chakra Symbols

You may have seen chakra symbols at your local yoga studio, but what are they and what do they mean? Here’s your quick guide to explain it all.

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Find Your Meditation Style With These 7 Practices

If a mindfulness practice doesn’t resonate with you, here are some other Meditation Style techniques that may fit your personality and point in life.

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Practice These 10 Yoga Poses for Abs

Yoga is the perfect tool to help you build core strength. These 10 yoga poses for abs will help you develop and maintain killer abs!

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5 Ways to Stay Inspired in Yoga

I teach a lot of yoga. About 300 classes a year for the past seven years. Teaching that much you experience ebbs and flows. Sometimes you feel a little dry,

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Try this Parent/Child Partner Yoga Sequence to Strengthen the Ties that Bond

Whatever metaphor works best, finding time to really connect with your child can be

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What Beginners Need to Know to Start an Inversion Practice

Want to start an inversion practice? Here’s what you need to know about the when and why.

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Yoga injuries land more people in hospital than ever before, study finds

Could social media be to blame for a record number of yoga injuries? This is one theory put forward by the lead researcher of a new study into the phenomenon.

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YOGA & MEDITATION: Letting go of comparisons

During my training at Kripalu School of Yoga, my teachers would talk about Kripalu’s guiding principles, one of those being self-observation without judgment. I find this modality most interesting, as judgment of ourselves or others happens all the time.

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AeroZen Yoga: a new way of training your mind and body

Achieving the benefits of being physically strong, but still having a calm mind and energy can all be accomplished by any hour-long session at AeroZen Yoga, according to the owner Nashyelli Elena Hernandez. “Inspiration, perspiration and relaxation, it’s our model for every class,” said Hernandez, who is also one of the seven instructors a

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Gratitude: A Lesson In Two Parts

Gratitude comes in two parts: external and internal. External is action oriented. Internal is reflective. Both are essential for fulfillment.

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Here’s How Using Yoga And Breathwork Work Can Help Your Practice

A partner breathwork yoga sequence to reap the benefits of a deeper breath and more engaged yoga practice.

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I Choose… Gratitude

The one thing that actually worked, to shift my experience of waking, was to implement the following words, ‘I am grateful for _______________’ and then filling in the blank, the second that I become conscious that I was awake

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6 Tips For Doing A Headstand, From A Yoga Teacher Who Loves Getting Upside Down

Take a moment to scroll through the yoga hashtag on Instagram, and you’ll likely be bombarded with impressive photos of bendy yogis flipping their perspective in headstands and handstands galore. And while you might love your weekly, stress-relieving…

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Yoga helps heal the mind as well as the body for veterans

The first class of Yoga for Anxiety and PTSD was held Friday afternoon at Eisenhower Recreation Center.

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Here’s What Your Favorite Yoga Pose Reveals About Your Personality

Every yogi has a favorite pose that they’re literally itching to do all class long, no matter what the flow is. You know the one: It’s that one pose you feel most comfortable in, are really freaking good at, and that makes you feel like an absolute g…

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5 Effective Yoga Poses to Gain Weight Fast

Tired of hearing from your relatives, “Doesn’t your mommy feed you well?” Or from your friends that “You are too skinny”. First of all, we would like to state outright that your body is yours to feel proud of. There is nothing like too thin or not too thin. However, it is important to eat…

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Meditation provides lasting cognitive gains, study shows

Gains in the ability to sustain attention developed through intensive meditation training are maintained up to seven years later, according to a new study published in the Journal of Cognitive Enhancement.

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Yoga Poses For Arms and Butt

If you love a perfectly crafted yoga class, where one pose flows effortlessly into the next, here’s a two-pose sequence you have to try. Dance-like and

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Hatha Yoga: What You Need To Know About This Practice

Hatha Yoga is one of the many styles of yoga out there. Here’s what you need to know about the practice, its benefits, and what makes it unique.

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3 Yoga Poses that induce Better Sleep

Not getting enough sleep? Switch to these 3 easy asanas.

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