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Sweating, stretching and deep breathing to the sounds of Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Sia and more helped one editor set the focus for 2018.

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Life Lessons From Yoga Teacher Training

When I enrolled in a power yoga teacher training in 2016, I had mixed feelings about actually becoming a yoga instructor. I’d been a student of yoga for nearly

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The Signature Hot Yoga Flow You Can Do at Home

This hot vinyasa flow comes straight from the founder of hip-hop yoga studio, Y7.

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The practice of yoga can help anyone to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and enjoy renewed energ

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Fusing yoga and 12-step programs for student recovery

ASU’s Collegiate Recovery Program, Recovery Rising, works to meet the needs of students receiving substance abuse treatment.

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Exercises and Yoga Poses to Help Cure Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Men who have a difficult time maintaining their erections may benefit from physical activity and exercise concluded researchers

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6 De-Stressing Yoga Poses to Help You Calm Down

Stress management doesn’t have to be complicated. Next time you’re feeling frazzled, try one of these six yoga poses to help manage your stress and calm down.

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9 Stretches for Splits Pose – Practice These to Get Into Full Splits

If you’ve ever thought Splits Pose was out of reach, we’re here to help. Practice these 9 stretches for splits to prepare your body for Full Splits Pose.

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These Are the 10 Most Underrated Benefits of Yoga

Yoga reaches far beyond the physical asana practice and the benefits of yoga are diverse and even surprising. Learn the 10 most underrated benefits of yoga.

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Meaning of Namaste

What does Namaste mean? Yoga Journal expert and teacher Aadil Palkhivala explains the meaning behind the term.

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Tips for Practicing Yoga During Your Period

Yoga can be tricky during your period—here’s how to power through.

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6 Yoga Warm-Ups for Wrist Pain and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Yoga teacher Mark Stephens shares methods for warming up and massaging the wrists to reduce pain in yoga practice from his book Yoga Therapy.

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Side Plank Pose (Vasisthasana)

A powerful arm and wrist strengthener, Side Plank takes its two-armed sibling to the next level, as an arm balance.

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This strong, balanced sequence is designed to ground you even as life’s craziness swirls around you.

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Who Is Jessamyn Stanley?

When you think of yoga, the first image that probably comes to mind is a thin white woman saying “Namaste” while wearing a sporty tank top and

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What Are Mantras and Why Do We Use Them In Yoga?

Mantras are a tool you can add to your yoga and meditation practices that allow you to find stillness and clear your mind. Learn more here.

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How Yoga Can Help People With Eating Disorders

Yoga is an essential tool in the eating disorder healing process. Here are some general red flags to look for if you or someone you know might be sufferig from an eating disorder.

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Is Yoga Bad For Your Wrists? 6 Ways To Protect Your Delicate Joints On The Mat

One of the most common yoga injuries complained about by beginner yogis and advanced practitioners alike is wrist pain. It’s pretty understandable when you think about it, since you’re constantly bearing weight on your hands during your time on the m…

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Half Moon Pose Calms and Balances

Half Moon pose is a yoga pose that creates balance and strength. It also requires focus, stillness and trust. Click here to master this pose!

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Beginners try Vinyasa Yoga

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Does Meditation Relieve Pain? Here’s How The Practice Soothes You Mentally & Physically

Imagine yourself as an outside bystander to your own body. Notice the emotions, thoughts, and physical feelings that come up within you, without actually reacting to them on impulse. Meditation allows you to do just that, as the ancient practice help…

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How beneficial is yoga for osteoporosis? The do’s and don’ts

How certain yoga poses can prevent osteoporosis, and which poses to avoid. This can be prevented by incorporating specific yoga poses into your routine

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Why Do People Even Like Hot Yoga?

I talked to experts and looked into the research on hot yoga’s benefits try to understand why people love hot yoga so much—and if it’s worth trying.

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4 Yoga Poses to Relieve Back Pain

It’s important to keep our spine healthy and become aware of our daily movements.

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Yoga provides strength training for mind, body

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These Inspirational #blackyogis Are Proving That Yoga Is for Everybody

Yoga is for everybody. Here are 10 black yogis who are making waves in the worlds of yoga and mindfulness, and inspiring everyone along the way.

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Kundalini yoga sessions promote rest, meditation

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The Ultimate Guide to Energy Healing

Take a closer look at seven subtle-body healing modalities, and how to find one that will help you boost the benefits of your yoga practice.

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A Katonah Yoga Sequence to Live a More Abundant Life

Practice Sian Gordon’s grounding Katonah Yoga sequence to find the stability you need to clearly see where you want to go and the best way to get there.

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Weight loss: Five best yoga poses to slim down your thighs and tummy

Yoga is considered as one of the best and simplest tools to aid weight loss.

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2018 Olympic Hopefuls Share the Yoga That’s Helping Them Get to PyeongChang

Five female yogi-athletes share details about their practices and favorite yoga styles.

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How Yoga Can Help Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation is your body’s protective response to overwork or injury. Here’s what you need to know about it and how yoga can help reduce inflammation.

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Stop Trying To Be “Good” At Yoga

Just stop it. It’s not even a thing. Being good at yoga suggests that our abilities can be compared to someone else living an entirely different existence in body and mind.

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7 Key Yoga Poses For An Effective Freediving Stretching Routine

Want to take your freediving stretching routine to the next level? These yoga poses will enhance your flexibility and strengthen key muscle groups.

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Best Yoga Poses to Improve Sex

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Why your next weight loss workout should be Bikram yoga

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Lifestyle: These Yoga poses will put you to sleep in seconds

There seems to be much talk about Yoga and its numerous benefits to the human body.

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Yoga has been around for thousands of years and has become a very popular form of exercise throughout the world. And beyond the physical side, it’s been shown to have

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Decoding Sutra 1.12: Embrace the Value of Practice and Non-Attachment

Sutra 1.12 introduces two essential elements of yogic philosophy: effort and non-attachment. When practiced together, they can serve as a spiritual and practical roadmap for navigating almost every aspect of life with greater equanimity.

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The “Right” Yoga

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5 Surefire Ways to Become a More Successful Yoga Teacher

As a yoga teacher, you want to be as successful in your teaching career as possible. Learn our 5 insider tips to get you there.

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A Yoga Sequence to Inspire a New Beginning

Has your New Year’s resolve already lost steam? This playful sequence will re-inspire you. Strengthen your core, as you clear out the old and open into the new.

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These 5 Yoga Poses Will Help You Achieve Your Goals in the New Year

We can use certain yoga poses inspire ourselves physically and mentally – which may be the key to help us set goals and find success in the New Year.

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Big Toe Pose

Big Toe Pose gently lengthens and strengthens even stubbornly tight hamstrings.

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4 Simple But Powerful Practices to Change the Way You Handle Stress

These short practices from Yoga Medicine teacher Shannon Stephens can have profound effects on the way you experience stress and life’s toughest moments.

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Yoga of Sound Breath

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This 12-Minute Yoga Sequence Is Backed by Science to Strengthen Your Bones

Practice poses from Loren Fishman’s bone-health research using instructions from Terry Roth Schaff, C-IAYT.

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Teach your old Downward Facing Dog a new trick

Speed Skating Dog is a whimsical pose that breathes new life into the yoga classic, Downward Facing Dog Pose.

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Mending community health one yoga pose at a time

One Burlington yoga studio is redefining charity by donating mental and physical health to the local community. Sangha Studios, with locations on Pine Street and North Winooski Ave, opened its doors to the public Jan. 20 to give back to locals with a day of complimentary classes. Sangha Studios is a nonprofit, donation-based yog

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Practice hang time with this yoga pose

Use this exercise to lighten up your landings and improve your relationship with gravity.

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Three Easy Gratitude Lessons

These acts can be incorporated immediately and will show appreciation for yourself and others.

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How to Do Anulom Vilom: A Pranayam Technique For Breathing Problems

Anulom Vilom, also known as the alternate breathing technique, is excellent for respiratory problems and asthma. It facilitates proper functioning of the lungs, mitigates stress, lifts up your mood and keeps stress at bay.

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How To Stay Injury Free When Doing Yoga

Sadly, people do get injured in yoga classes. Follow these simple tips to stay safe during yoga class.

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Meditation Can Help To Soothe The Anxious Mind

Many lawyers seem to think that anxiety must be part of a law practice, as if there is no choice in the matter.

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Yoga changed my life — it can change yours too

All my life, I’ve dealt with stress and anxiety.

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Are You Using Yoga For Strength Training? Here’s What Experts Have to Say

We’re of the mind that pretty much anyone can benefit from yoga. More than a workout, this lifestyle practice can teach you so much about yourself while

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At Minneapolis school, young yogis deal with stress by striking a ‘tree’ pose

A Minneapolis school is turning to Yoga Calm to help kids manage emotions.

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Calm Heart Meditation

This contemplative meditation can be practiced regularly or whenever you feel overwhelmed, unstable, or emotionally shut down.

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Study: Yoga, Meditation Reverse DNA Reactions That Cause Mental Health Disorders

A recent study found that practicing mind-body interventions like yoga or meditation reversed reactions to stress in DNA that can lead to depression, anxiety, and even cancer.

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Master Class: 4 Foolproof Steps to Sequencing an Advanced Pose

It’s all about progression with Natasha Rizopoulos’s signature method of designing a satisfying practice.

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How To Survive Your First Hot Yoga Experience With These 8 Easy Hacks

So, you’re thinking about going to your first hot yoga class, but you’re low-key terrified that you’ll either pass out or possibly drown in a pool of your own perspiration. I feel you fam, but honestly, hot yoga flows aren’t as intimidating as they s…

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Men, rejoice! Study says yoga slows ageing of the brain in males

Men, rejoice! Study says yoga slows ageing of the brain in males – Bombay Times

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An attitude of gratitude: Why practicing gratitude is helpful…

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Avoid Back Pain! Practice These 5 Yoga Poses For a Strong and Healthy Spine

A healthy spine helps prevent injury and back pain. Learn which yoga poses you can practice for a strong and healthy spine.

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These Yoga Poses Will Help You Combat the Winter Blues

If you’re feeling blue this winter, you’re not alone. When you find yourself in a winter blues slump, practicing these yoga poses can help.

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5 Quick Yoga Ways to De-Stress in Traffic

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A Dozen Ways Yoga Boosts Athletic Performance

There is a way of making demands on the body so that athletic performance is optimal but without pain and injury. And the path for doing that is through the ancient body science of yoga.

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The most peaceful yoga class you’ll ever take — wearing snowshoes, in the woods

Snowshoe yoga might be freezing, but the zen outdoor workout might be the hottest new fitness trend.

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3 easy ways to get started with yoga

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A Beginner’s Guide To The 7 Chakras

If you attend yoga classes you may have heard your teacher refer to chakras during asanas. Each chakra represents different emotions, colours and elements.

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Yoga poses for fibromyalgia: How yoga can help with fibromyalgia pain?

A recent study has shown that there may be some major benefits to practicing yoga for fibromyalgia. But what is fibromyalgia? It’s a chronic disorder that predominantly plagues women over men. Sufferers experience varying degrees of muscle pain and constant persistent fatigue. All of the following conditions can be categorized as fibromyalgia: endometriosis, chronic fatigue…

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I Started Doing Yoga Every Day and It Inspired Me to Completely Revamp My Life

Once Melissa Eckman found yoga and started practicing it every day, she was inspired to uproot her life and create a happier one for herself.

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How to Practice Yoga When You Have Arthritis or Another Chronic Condition

Gentle yoga can help alleviate symptoms, experts say.

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What You’ve Been Told About Hot Yoga Might Be Wrong

If you’re a yoga practitioner, you might’ve scratched your head at recent headlines suggesting hot yoga is just as effective as room temperature yoga when it comes to your health. But Stacy Hunter, study author, says people should be careful what they read into the findings.

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Yoga for Men: Small Beginner Poses to Find Big-Picture Perspective

Yoga can bring balance to your life, as well as physical, mental, and spiritual cohesion. Here are some basic poses to help men get started.

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This Yoga Flow Will Instantly Boost Your Mood

Yoga is a great way to tone your body, but it can do wonders for your mind too. Watch this video for a yoga mood boost with Noemi Henriquez.

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Want to banish bloat? This 15-minute yoga sequence plus a few mental tweaks and some self-massage are exactly what you need to get the job done.

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How to do Dhanurasana: What are the health benefits of bow pose? Precautions

Dhanurasana, one of the three back stretching exercises that impart strength to the entire spinal column, is definitely the pose to look out for if you are suffering from inherent back issues.

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Yoga for Back Pain

Boston University study finds yoga to be as beneficial as physical therapy in relieving mild-to-moderate lower back pain.

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Why Budokon yoga is becoming more popular

Helps with body detoxification, preventing ailments and improving mental strength

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3 Styles of Yoga You Should Try Out During Winter

Yoga is a great addition to any routine. Aside from its emotional and physical health benefits, practicing yoga can also help keep you feeling active and

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Going Yoga? How to Find A Teacher

Having grown up around here in the 1980s and ’90s, I think I can safely say that the alternative health boom of the ’90s was only distantly echoed in the Valley. Practitioners of yoga, for instanc

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The Benefits of Practicing Gratitude

Practicing gratitude goes beyond giving thanks. Consumer Reports offers expert tips on getting to grateful this holiday season.

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5 Crucial Steps to Mastering Wheel Pose

Wheel Pose, or Urdhva Dhanurasana, is an energizing backward bend that has the potential to open up the whole front body while strengthening the back body, hamstrings and glutes. Looking further, we’ll explore how we can optimally support the body in this beautiful yet challenging posture.

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The Particles Within Self

If you currently feel you have no clue who you are, what you are supposed to do with your life or why you are here on this spinning rock called Earth…….you are not alone!

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Pose Dedicated to the Sage Marichi I

Folding into Marichyasana I or Pose Dedicated to the Sage Marichi I calms your mind, extends your spine, and gives your internal organs a healthy squeeze.

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Half Moon Pose

Say hello to leg and ankle strength as you seek stability and extend into this balancing pose, Half Moon Pose.

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Practice These 4 Yoga Poses to Prepare You For Full Lotus Pose (Photo Tutorial)

The lotus flower is a metaphor for life, and Lotus Pose is no different. Learn how to practice Lotus Pose here and transform your yoga practice.

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Practice This Strengthening Yoga Sequence For a Beach Body All Year Long

Get – or maintain – your perfect beach body all year long with this yoga sequence that focuses on strengthening, toning, and burning calories.

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Practice These 9 Yoga Poses to Relieve Tight Hips

Tight hips are a common problem, but hip stretches can help! Practice these 9 yoga poses for tight hips and find relief from tension and tightness.

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3 Ancient Yoga Practices to Motivate You Today

Motivation has been around for centuries. See how these ancient yoga concepts can help keep you on track today and everyday!

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Morning Yoga: 6 Poses that will Wake you up Energized!

We all have those days when we can barely get out of bed. Usually, this means it’s time for the go-to cup of coffee. But, who wants to deal with the accompanying late-morning crash? Thankfully, there is good news. An energizing morning yoga practice can stimulate you on virtually every level. In fact, it will…

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Yoga, Meditation Reverse Effects of Stress-Related Health Disorders

If you think yoga and meditation are only about relaxing, think again. A new analysis of studies shows these practices can reverse the impacts of inflammation on the body and combat a handful of physical and mental health problems. Here’s an important medical update.

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Want to Stand on Your Head? A Yoga Sequence to Get You There

Headstand is really intimidating if you’ve never attempted it before, but if you’ve always longed to stand on your head, here’s a series of yoga poses to get

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The Russian dancer who quit her job to travel the world in yoga poses

Dancer Ekaterina Terenina ditched her mundane life in Irkutsk, Russia, to accomplish her dream of seeing the world as a yoga instructor – and is now a social media star.

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5 Yoga Poses to Strengthen & Stretch Your Pelvic Floor Muscles

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Some like yoga hot, but you may not

Q: What are the benefits and risks of hot yoga?A: Hot yoga has grown in popularity since it was introduced to the United States in the 1970s.Franchises that offer hot yoga say its benefits include strengthening the heart, cleaning out the veins and regulating metabolism and the immune system. But most studies have been small,…

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Yoga helps young adults feel better about their bodies, U of M study finds

Young adults who regularly practice yoga tend to be more comfortable with their bodies than their non-yoga-practicing peers — no matter what their level of comfort was before they learned how to do downward dog and other yoga poses, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota.In fact, the study found that the…

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How Deepak Chopra’s Law of Pure Potentiality Can Transform Your Body, Mind, and Spirit

Chopra Center Vedic Educator Edie Flaiz teaches the Law of Pure Potentiality by quieting the mind to allow you to directly experience your infinite, unbounded, essential nature.

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This curvy body-positive yogi does yoga in the SNOW

Vanessa, @gypsyyogalove, lives in Canada. She takes photos of herself doing yoga outdoors year-round and her uniform is the same no matter the weather.

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Yoga with your kids: There are benefits for both of you!

There are many reasons why people do yoga. My yoga practice began 12 years ago after I was in a car accident. Post-accident I was left with an injured back

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Four-Limbed Staff Pose

Learn four-limbed staff pose because it is frequently practiced as part of the traditional Sun Salutation sequence.

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Corpse Pose

Savasana is a pose of total relaxation—making it one of the most challenging.

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5 Yoga Poses to Boost Your Immune System | Care2 Healthy Living

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Weight loss: Five best yoga poses for a flat stomach

To help you lose weight easily and in a healthy manner, we have listed five of the best yoga poses that encourage the body to burn fat.

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Is Sitting Making You Sick? Stand Up & Do these Yoga Poses

Our new series Yoga With Zubin starts with simple exercises you can do standing up

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8 Detoxifying Poses to Boost Digestion of Holiday Feasts—& All That Seasonal Stress

Overate or overstressed? This sequence focuses on letting go to counteract holiday excess, leave you feeling lighter, and make some space for joy.

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Hero Pose

Virasana or Hero Pose is a balm for tired legs at the end of the day, as well as an alternative to Lotus for seated meditation.

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Can’t Sleep? Try These 6 Restorative Poses Right in Bed

Next time you need some support surrendering to sleep, grab some pillows and try this sequence of pre-slumber asanas between the sheets.

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6 New Years Resolution Ideas For Personal Growth In 2018

A New Years resolution can help you lead a healthier, happier, and more fulfilled life. Use these 6 New Years resolution ideas for personal growth in 2018!

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Belief: The “I’s” Have It

Belief comes from within. It’s takes a certain perspective see find your beliefs and how your belief system impacts you

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Do You Know How Old Yoga Actually Is? Here’s a Brief Look Into the Origins of Yoga

You probably have your own opinions about the origins of yoga, how old it is, and where it came from. But are you sure you’re correct? Find out here.

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Just What is Vinyasa Yoga? Here’s an Overview of Everything You Need to Know

Vinyasa Yoga is a style of yoga that links your breath with movement. It’s perfect if you want to increase strength, stamina, and flexibility.

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Garland Pose

The garland pose stretches the ankles, groins, and back. If your heels don’t reach the floor, rest them on a folded blanket.

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8 Detoxifying Poses to Boost Digestion of Holiday Feasts—& All That Seasonal Stress

Overate or overstressed? This sequence focuses on letting go to counteract holiday excess, leave you feeling lighter, and make some space for joy.

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Meditation could be your answer to holiday stress, anxiety and depression

Meditation could be answer to holiday stress

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The One Thing All Yogis Need (But Never Think Of)

Undies are so often an afterthought, but when it comes to self-care, they should be one of the first items on your list. It’s especially vital to have underwear in your rotation that is just for you. Ones that look great on and function exactly the way you want them to, whether it’s for a…

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This Shoulder Releasing Yoga Routine Eases Tight Shoulders & Tech Neck

If you work at a computer all day and/or spend any significant amount of time on your phone, chances are you’ve experienced some neck and shoulder tightness. This routine will help loosen you up.

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The 16-Minute Postrun Yoga Sequence Your Tight Muscles Are Begging For

Stretching before a run is a big no-no, so after you come inside or hop off the treadmill, there’s no better time to hit the floor and move through a few yoga

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A Meditation for Vacation and Holidays

Holidays are supposed to be stress-free and relaxing, but it can mean a lot of decisions about what to do, where to eat and when to head out versus relax. Here’s a meditation to help you enjoy your holidays a bit more and to live with less stress when you’re away from home.

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What I Wish Every Yoga Teacher Knew About Social Media

In a world where the Instagram market is oversaturated with yogis, how can you compete as a yoga teacher? Here’s what I learned on my own Instagram journey.

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I Welcomed The Winter Solstice With This Yoga Sequence & It Felt Truly Incredible

Every year, at the start of the winter solstice, I feel kind of off, a little fatigued, and a bit unbalanced. I don’t know if it has to do with the lack of sunlight or the fact that the cold weather is bringing me down, but what I do know is that I n…

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Have A Stress-Free Holiday With This 10 Minute Yoga Routine

Below are five poses designed to help relieve stress and tension in your body, calm your mind, center your focus and help you become aware of your breathing.

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Yoga can be great as you age, but watch out for injuries

Here’s how to avoid problems and reap the many health benefits of the practice.

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Twists and turns

You have decided to take up yoga inspired by some television yoga guru or a mass yoga camp. Do not think you will be able to take to it like a duck to water. In fact, your muscles, bones and tendons are likely to revolt.

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A Nervous System–Settling Sequence (with Self-Reiki!) to Prep for Sleep

Yoga Journal Influencer Benjamin Sears leads pranayama, seated postures, and a self-energy adjustment to relax the nervous system before bed.

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Skull Shining Breath

Kapalabhati is a traditional internal cleansing technique (kriya), and can be used as a simple warm-up for formal pranayama

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5 Ways to Infuse Your Yoga Practice With Gratitude

“I think that when we feel we have nothing to be grateful for, that’s an illusion. In every moment, even in the darkest of times, there’s always light,” Cullis says. “The practice of yoga teaches us to look for that light.” Take time to do just that with these 5 ideas from Cullis for infusing…

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Why Yoga at your Desk Makes You Happier

Yoga has a profound effect on your mood. This is because some poses give you a rush of blood to the head, a full body stretch, and some can even induc

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With Spinoffs like Goat Yoga and Beer Yoga, What Has Yoga Become?

Yoga has been reinvented to fit the needs of those it serves, but in some cases it may have gone too far. There is no doubt that yoga has been re-invented to fit the needs of those it serves; yoga today is far different from the yoga taught traditionally by gurus in India. In fact,…

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A 60-Minute Yoga Playlist to Inspire Gratitude

Set your intention on thanks and let these uplifting tracks lead with a grateful tone for your practice.

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Yoga for Improving Behavior in Children with Autism

This month is Autism Awareness month. Learn how one yoga teacher is changing the lives of children coping with the challenges of autism through yoga.

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Salutation Seal

Practicing Anjali Mudra is an excellent way to induce a meditative state of awareness.

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Lotus Pose

The ultimate yoga pose, Padmasana or Lotus Pose requires open hips and consistent practice.

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Traveling Over The Holidays? Keep These Yoga Poses In Your Back Pocket

We all need a good hip release sometimes, and yoga is a great way to make that happen. Here are nine poses that will leave you feeling stretched out and strong in no time.

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Yoga poses you can do at work for your neck, shoulders, and upper back

It’s important to undo the damage caused by crouching over your phone or laptop.

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Why Surfers Need to Let Themselves Fall in Love With Yoga

Those who practice it regularly swear by it. That doesn’t mean you have to take on the mindfulness or spiritual sides of a yoga practice to feel its benefits.

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Ravenna’s Annette Bragg offers tips for beating stress

Meditation is life changing for people willing to try it.
On a ranch in Ravenna, meditation guru and reiki master Annette Bragg combines centuries-old practices with meditation and reiki to help heal people and animals.
She celebrated her first year of her nonprofit, White Barn Healing Arts, with new programs, such as Vision Quest, Summer…

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7 Yoga Poses For Your Butt When It’s Sore AF After Sitting Down All Day

There’s nothing worse than when you’re sitting all day long at work, and it suddenly feels like the entire lower half of your body is being stabbed with tiny pins and needles. Then, when you finally stand up, it’s like a permanent, painful cramp has …

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Early ski season yoga: Eight poses to prep for the slopes

You’ve tuned and waxed your skis. You’ve adjusted your bindings and renewed your pass(es). You’re regularly praying for snow. All that’s left now is to get your body in

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A 50-Minute Energy-Boosting Yoga Playlist

Feeling drained? Let this playlist invigorate you during your next yoga session.

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5 Reasons Why This Gratitude Meditation Is Worth Practicing Year-Round

Thanksgiving is all about gratitude, but there are big benefits celebrating it daily. Learn why you might want to kickstart a regular gratitude practice this week.

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Reclining Bound Angle Pose

A classic restorative posture, Supta Baddha Konasana or Reclining Bound Angle Pose can be modified for any level of hip and groin resistance.

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6 Poses to Break Out of Your Shell & Move Forward Into Your Full Potential

YJ Influencer Jeffrey Posner takes you through a back-strengthening sequence to mentally get out of the past and move forward into the future.

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Inhale, Exhale, All Hail Proper Breathing Practices

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

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My workout: ‘People are surprised how physical ashtanga yoga is’

Vivien Ryder, 51, on how yoga is good for both the mind and body

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10 Poses to Empower You to Create Positive Change in the World

When it’s simply not enough to dedicate a yoga practice or #prayfor____, this sequence is designed to prime your body, mind, and soul to be of functional service to those in need.

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10 expert tips to prevent wrist injuries in yoga

Most yoga injuries aren’t severe and are easy to ignore. Maybe you stretched just a little too much and your hamstring is sore the next day. Wrist injuries, on the other hand, are a bitch, and you can damage your wrists easily if you don’t take care.

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Insider’s Guide to How Yoga Benefits Your Heart, Kidneys, and Gut Health

Yoga benefits your body beyond exercise. The combination of meditation, exercise, and breathing benefit your organs in a big way. Learn more here!

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An Evening Ritual for Better Sleep with Jacqueline Smyth & Lauren Eckstrom

Learn how to plan ahead and clear your mind for a better night’s rest with relaxing techniques from YJ Influencers Jacqueline Smyth and Lauren Eckstrom.

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Matsyasana, The Fish Pose: An Incredible Yoga Posture for Your Back Issues

Matsyasnana facilitates deep breathing. It is excellent for respiratory issues and for the cervical area.

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Asana From Every Angle: Boat Pose

A strong core is the key to most yoga poses, and this pose is a phenomenal core strengthener.

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Why It’s Time to Replace “Letting Go” with “Letting Be”—& How to Start

In this excerpt from her new book Deep Listening, Jillian Pransky offers a practice for creating space to let yourself be just as you are.

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Why Your Diaphragm Could Be the Core Strength Game Changer You’ve Overlooked

Most yogis are familiar with their diaphragm in the context of pranayama practice, but core work? Not so much.

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A Supine Meditation to Surrender to Deep Sleep with Sofiah Thom

YJ Influencer Sofiah Thom guides you through a beautifully deep Savasana to support you in letting go of any stress or anxiety and preparing for a nurturing sleep.

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10 Ways to be Fearless in the Face of Grief and Loss

Fearlessness is about having the courage to show up to your reality, to face your real emotions, and to be brave enough to continue moving forward with your life.

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Science Proves Yoga Has An Incredible Impact On Resilience

A long-term study found that if at-risk youth took part in mindful yoga sessions, they were better at implementing positive coping strategies like controlling their breath and emotions.

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You’ll Want To Steal This Restorative, Hip-Releasing Yoga Sequence

Dealing with stress? This restorative yoga sequence for mindful release is exactly what you need to release tight hips and joints.

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Mindfulness-based yoga can help youngsters deal with stressful situations

Mindful yoga teaches youths to take control of their breathing and their emotions.

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Why The Benefits Of Yoga Double When You Do It With A Friend

Want to take your yoga practice to the next level? Grab a friend. According to research, there are few things as beneficial as close bonds with others—and when you add yoga, that benefit doubles.

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Yoga Poses for Strengthening the Back

Read more about Yoga Poses for Strengthening the Back on Business Standard. Yoga has remarkable positive impact on both physical as well as mental health.

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Fight smog: 5 yoga poses and breathing exercises for a healthy respiratory system

Smog can have a variety of negative effects on your lungs.While it is advised to stay indoors when the air is toxic outside, a more practical solution would be to establish a habit of cleansing your respiratory organs through yoga.

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6 easy yoga poses that will help you lose weight

Doing these 6 simple moves takes almost no time at all and can help promote healthy weight loss.

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6 Yoga Poses That Keep You Warm, Even In The Dead Of Winter

Each year, I silently pray that the seasons will miraculously decide to eliminate winter from their annual line-up, and every year, I am immediately disappointed AF when snow is in the forecast yet again. Can you tell I despise the cold? Well, if it …

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Yoga in the workplace can reduce back pain and sickness absence

Just 60 minutes a week can have a very positive effect.

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Once a drug user, NKY man now teaches yoga to people in recovery

A Northern Kentucky man says yoga helped him recover from addiction. Now, he’s helping others.

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Trying Hot Yoga For the First Time? You Need to Hear This Instructor’s Advice

We’re getting to that time of year when change is palpably in the air. Not only is Fall a great season to clear out your closet, but it’s also the ideal time

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In Pakistan, Yoga Rises Above Its Indian Origins

To Pakistani women yoga has become increasingly popular in the cities, and also viewed on television — in forms that dissociate it from Hinduism.

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Yoga can be a low-risk way to improve mental and physical health

I’d never been interested n yoga until recently.

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An Anxiety Tip From The Guy Who Had A Panic Attack On Live TV

If you think running is your meditation, Dan Harris, author of the new book Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, wants you to know that it probably isn’t—but you can make into one.

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Yoga for eyes: Easy eye yoga poses to improve vision

Yoga is comprised of a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices that help promote health and well-being. These types of exercises may also extend to other less appreciated muscles, such as the ones found in your eyes by performing eye yoga. Yoga for healthy eyes can help improve their functioning and even overcome various…

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Play with Arm Balancing in this Tortoise Pose-to-Firefly Transition with a Chair

Using a chair as a launch pad to toggle between Kurmasana and Tittibhasana is a great way to build mobility and challenge your balance. Ready to give it a try?

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A Healing Home Practice to Foster Confidence & Resilience Against Chronic Pain

Practice this sequence, which is designed to relieve chronic pain and increase flexibility.

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How meditation helps me relieve stress during finals

An exploration of meditation’s value for a balanced mind.

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I Did a 40-Day Yoga and Meditation Challenge — Here’s What I Learned

Just over a month ago, I felt like I was in sort of a workout rut. Walking out of a hot yoga class one night, I was stopped by a friend who asked me if I had

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Reaping the benefits of yoga as you age

EFFINGHAM — At age 75, Bonnie Isom struggles with arthritis in her neck and spine. To her, using pain pills isn’t an option.

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Is Anxiety Controlling Your Life? Reduce Your Anxiety With These 10 Yoga Poses

Anxiety can prohibit us from being productive and living life to the fullest. Learn how to reduce anxiety with these 10 yoga poses.

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Living Yoga from your Heart

Developing a heart-centered practice that will shine through the darkness. By Stephanie Spence

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Want To Do Yoga As A Family? Keep These 7 Things In Mind

Want to do more yoga as a family? From making it fun to remembering it’s a process, here’s exactly what you need to know.

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Real Man Yoga

10 yoga styles for all you ‘real’ men out there

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What to Know Your First Time at Hot Yoga

Maybe you need something to warm you up now that there’s a chill in the air. Maybe you’ve heard that hot yoga is relaxing. Or maybe you want to try something that’s challenging and yet, in some ways, easier: your muscles are more flexible when they’re warm. Welcome to hot yoga.

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Here’s What I Wish I’d Known Before My First Kundalini Yoga Class

Most people find their first Kundalini class to be surprisingly different from other forms of yoga. From how much chanting you can expect to what people wear and how much flow happens, here’s what you need to know.

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This Tiny Workout Tweak Will Transform The Rest Of Your Day

As an exercise addict, taking on mindful yoga felt like the last thing I wanted to do. But over time, I found the entire experience to be extremely transformative. Here’s why.

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Can you imagine a lifetime of yoga? These kids can!

Children and youth who participate will learn about the benefits of yoga and mindfulness in coping with challenging circumstances and enacting positive social change.

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9 Essential Yoga Poses for Desk Workers

Just because you work in an office doesn’t mean you can’t get up and move your body! Here are 9 simple yoga poses that can be done at your desk!

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4 Yoga Poses to Find Stillness Amidst the Holiday Chaos

The holidays can bring joy, happiness…and stress. Stay grounded and focused with these 4 simple yoga practices and beat the holiday chaos from the inside out!

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Prepare For Crow Pose With These 7 Strengthening Yoga Poses

Does Crow Pose have you stumped? Master these 7 yoga poses first to build the strength, stamina, and balance you need before you fly into Crow Pose!

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Master Locust Pose in 5 Steps

Strengthen lower back muscles, tone abdominal muscles, stimulate organs, and improve your posture in Salabhasana.

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A 45-minute Yoga Playlist to Calm Your Spirit in the Flurry of Fall

Flow into fall with these relaxing indie tracks to help clear your headspace and embrace the changing seasons.

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3 Yoga Poses For Your Healthiest Gut Ever

Want to improve your gut health? Look no further than the yoga poses revolved crescent lunge, bow pose, and sun salutation. Soon your gut will be happier than ever.

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Five Yoga Poses to Add to Your Offseason Training

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5 Awesome Ways Yoga Can Change Your Brain When You Practice Every Single Day

If you’ve ever been to a killer yoga class, you know how absolutely amazing you can feel after a rejuvenating, hour-long flow. With typical forms of exercise, those good feels are often limited to just your body, but what makes yoga truly unique is t…

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3 Reasons to Start A Meditation Practice Today

Meditation has many benefits. If you haven’t tried, maybe these 3 reasons will entice you!

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Want Strong, Toned Arms? Practice These 6 Yoga Poses

These 6 yoga poses will build lean, toned muscle, improve your strength and stability, and build your bone density. Practice today for toned arms tomorrow!

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Yoga poses for super sex | The Covai Post

Yoga is the buzzword now, especially with the PM of the country endorsing it. And there is more to it’s benefit than its’ impact on your physical and mental well being. Did you know that yoga can turn you into a master in bed? Yes, there are a number of asanas that help improve blood…

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Do These 4 Yoga Poses When You Can’t Sleep

Want to know what to do when you can’t sleep? Try these four calming yoga poses that Tara Stiles does before bed for better sleep. Give ’em a try!

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Try yoga at bedtime, and you’ll flow to sleep

Q: Can doing yoga help you sleep?A: Creating a ritual to relax the body and calm the mind can help you fall asleep sooner and more deeply. According to one Duke University study, yoga can improve your overall sleep quality.For easier sleep, flow through the following with deep, deliberate breath, in and out through the…

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Beauty Tips to Score That Yoga Glow, According to Yoga Teachers

Yoga teachers share their favorite beauty secrets for achieving a healthy glow.

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Feeling Painfully Stuffed? All of These Yoga Poses Relieve Bloating

Big meal? Lots of crazy bloating? You’ve passed the point of no return with gluten and dairy? Your digestion isn’t doomed, you might just need some yoga.

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Use Meditation to Get Out of “Disembodied-Head Mode”

There is power in getting in touch with our hearts through meditation; but we can never think our way into this connection.

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7 Poses that Tap the Powers of Your Chakras to Elicit Lasting Change

Navigate transitions with more calm, confidence, and joy by tapping the powers of your chakras.

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Why Powerful Women Lean On Meditation

Why Powerful Women Lean On Meditation

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Good and Bad Judgments: Remove the Ego to Create a Better Life

How to use wisdom in your judgements. Move from judging to discerning for a life of freedom, peace and joy.

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7 Yoga Poses That’ll Put You Right Back To Bed When You Wake Up In The Middle Of The Night

I can confidently say that sleeping is one of my all-time favorite hobbies. But when I cuddle up in bed for some blissful shut-eye, there’s absolutely nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to fall asleep again. In…

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6 Yoga Poses That’ll Help You Digest All Those Thanksgiving Leftovers You’re Enjoying

Anyone who thinks that delicious Thanksgiving food is reserved for one day only has clearly never experienced the sheer joy of leftovers. Stuffing, turkey, pumpkin pie, and cranberry sauce goodness can easily go on for weeks after Turkey Day, and it’…

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6 Easy Yoga Poses for a Better Night’s Sleep

Doing these ultra-easy yoga poses before bed can relax your body and mind, putting you on the path to a better night’s sleep.

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Yoga and Meditation – The Fountain of Youth?

Feel younger…just by breathing? Science meets philosophy in this article on how yoga keep you young!

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How Becoming A Yoga Practitioner Will Help Improve Your Mental Health

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3 Ways Yoga Benefits Your Health from Head to Toe

Did you know that certain yoga poses and practices can boost your immunity, rev up your brainpower, and lubricate your joints?

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How Meditation, Prayer And Yoga Allow Busy Marketers To Step Up Their Game

Even when you think your life is too hectic to take a moment to reflect, it’s important to make the time.

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How Yoga Changed Her Life

Community is the key to one yoga student’s journey. Find out how Dancing Dogs Yoga changed Katie Ormes’ life.

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Hip Flexor Anatomy 101: Counterposes for Sit-Asana

Opening the hip flexors daily can relieve the tension built up from too much sitting.

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New York Today: Readers Try a Week of Meditation

Friday: A group of New Yorkers share their meditation experiences, weekend events, and what area is considered upstate?

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10 Ways To Make Friends With Your Body During A Hot Yoga Class

Friends, friends: it’s that time of year.
Every December folks roll into my yoga class ready to sweat out all the canapes and martinis the

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6 Poses to Break Out of Your Shell & Move Forward Into Your Full Potential

YJ Influencer Jeffrey Posner takes you through a back-strengthening sequence to mentally get out of the past and move forward into the future.

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Why Self Care is the Best Care at the Office

As an office wellness instructor, my priority is teaching people tools to be the best and most productive versions of themselves during the workday

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5 Yoga Poses For Your Posture That’ll Help You Sit Up A Little Straighter

From slouching all day long at a desk job, to hunching over your phone with a perpetually strained neck, proper posture is definitely a rare thing to come by these days. TBH, at one point, I felt like I literally was taking two inches off my height b…

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3 simple strategies to get the most from your yoga class

Not all yoga classes are created equal. Participants should find the right class and instructor for their needs. A little diligence in choosing the right class…

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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 Heart-Opening Yoga Poses That’ll Help You Practice Gratitude This Thanksgiving

Practicing gratitude is such an important part of life, and it’s even more prevalent with Thanksgiving right around the corner. As a yoga teacher, I like to include heart-opening poses in both my classes and my own personal practice so that my physic…

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3 Ayurvedic Tips to Boost Immunity and Stay Healthy All Winter Long

You don’t have to take your sick days this winter. These Ayurvedic tricks can help you support your immune system and avoid nasty bugs throughout the colder months.

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3 Ways to Lower Stress with Yoga

Relieve stress with these three tenants of yoga practice.

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Here Are 6 Interesting Facts About Yoga You May Not Know

Yoga has a rich and colorful history with so much to learn about. This article shares six interesting and lesser known yoga facts.

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How Bodywork Can Transform Your Yoga Practice

Bodywork relaxes body and mind so you can go deeper into your practice.

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Reduce back pain and improve posture with the Hanging Traction pose: Yoga Moves

Using this lesser-known yoga prop, you can rejuvenate your spine and release built up tension in your body.

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How Yoga Is Helping Vets Control Their PTSD

Three years ago, Fred Moffatt was convinced to take a yoga class at the Orland Park Vet Center.

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Can yoga help you get pregnant?

Two recent studies have found that there is one thing that might help women cope with infertility: a yoga practice.

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The Yoga Poses Your Body Needs During the Second Trimester of Pregnancy

Practice these prenatal yoga poses and gentle yoga flow to help your body handle the second trimester of your pregnancy.

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Got Tight Hips? These 5 Yoga Poses Will Make A World Of Difference

It’s not secret that we hold our stress in our hips. If your hips are in desperate need of opening, here are five yoga poses to make it happen.

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10 Things Burning Man Taught This Yogini About Life

YJ Influencer Lauren Taus shares the 10 most poignant life lessons she picked up this year on the playa.

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World Diabetes Day: 11 yoga poses that can help manage diabetes

Here are some yoga poses that have been found to be especially effective for diabetes.

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Got Thanksgiving Travel Coming Up? Keep These 8 Yoga Poses In Your Back Pocket

Holiday travel often leaves us cramped in tight spaces, stressed out, and more. Here are 8 yoga poses to help you out.

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Mellow out and reap the benefits of new yoga trend

Yoga is already famed for its ability to help calm and restore – but the new wave of candlelit yoga classes is taking things to a whole new, softly-lit level.

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Health benefits of mindfulness

You can be mindful of what you’re thinking, what you’re doing and how you’re moving. Mindfulness takes on many forms including meditation, yoga and Tai Chi.

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5 Secret Ingredients to Arm Balance Postures

When first starting to practice yoga and for many months or years after, arm balance postures can “appear” unattainable, out of reach, too difficult, or light years away.

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Did You Fall Out of Your Yoga Practice? Use These 7 Tips to Re-Establish Your Yoga Routine

There are many reasons you might fall out of your yoga routine. Get back into it with these 7 simple tips that’ll have you back on your mat in no time.

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Breathe Into Your Hips

The more you practice linking breath and conscious, specific relaxation points in the body, the more you increase your overall body awareness. Give it time…. all is coming!

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Iyengar 201: Build Resilience by Adding Variety to Your Yoga Practice

Carrie Owerko shows us how repetition and novelty are both important in daily practice.

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Asana From Every Angle: Camel Pose

Camel Pose (Ustrasana) is practiced in nearly every branch of yoga. But what does it do for us? See what the doctor has to say!

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10 Ways to Improve Your Yoga Practice

Whether you are new to Yoga or have been practicing it for a while, it is easy to fall into bad habits. Thankfully there are those who have been successfully practicing Yoga for many years are often a good source of tips you can use to boost your skills.

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How Sangha Drew Kino MacGregor Away from the “Spiritual Desperation” of a Drug-Fueled Party Scene

Ashtanga teacher Kino MacGregor opens up about how a community of yoga friends helped get her on a better path.

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Iyengar 201: 8 Reasons to Take This Course—& Advance Your Practice

Are you looking to advance and bring freshness to your Iyengar practice, expand your repertoire as a teacher, or simply step out of your comfort zone in a fun and intelligent way? Then our new course, Iyengar 201, is for you.

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New Study Finds Yoga Significantly Reduces Depression in Male Veterans

A new study found twice weekly hatha yoga classes significantly reduced male veterans’ depression symptoms.

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9 Spinal Stretches to Ease Back Pain

Twists can be heaven for a bad back—if you don’t push too hard. Learn how to do these 9 stretches for the spine to ease pain in your back.

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Learn the Value of Spiritual Surrender

You’ve tried everything and still aren’t where you want to be. So stop struggling and let life move through you with spiritual surrender.

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Q&A with Tim Miller + Ashtanga Yoga

For more than 30 years, Tim Miller has been refining his Ashtanga Yoga practice. Learn about how he started yoga and why he chose Ashtanga Yoga.

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Yoga Greenbook: How 1 Woman Is Working to Make the Transformational Power of Yoga Accessible to the Black Community 

Yoga is still sometimes not seen as something for the black community. With Instagram, representation has gotten a lot better (I follow a series of amazing black yogis myself), but still, in ads, clothing-store posters, photo shoots and what have you, the yoga community, like everything else in the United States, is mostly represented by…

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The Overlooked Yoga Poses That 4 Experts Swear By

These days arm balances, backbends, and inversions steal the social media spotlight. But what about the yoga poses that are just as important but not flashy?

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8 Yoga Poses to Relieve Lower Back Pain

A little gentle stretching can make a big impact when it comes to lower back pain. Try these easy yoga poses to relieve lower back aches and pains.

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5 Yoga Poses For Energy That’ll Wake You Up When The Afternoon Haze Kicks In

Even on the most productive of days, that dreaded afternoon slump spares no one. It doesn’t care who you are; even if you spent all morning getting sh*t done left and right, by the time 2:30 p.m. rolls around, not even a shot of espresso can save you…

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Understand Depression with Meditation

Depressed people think they know themselves, but maybe they only know depression.

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The Future of Flow: 7 Questions for Vinyasa Teachers to Start Thinking Critically About

Yoga teacher Meagan McCrary spoke to a handful of prominent vinyasa yoga teachers about the current state of the practice and their concerns for the future of the flow. Here, she highlights some of the top-line thought and conversation starters for teachers.

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Master Crow Pose With This Balance and Stability Workout

Try this 17-minute yoga video that takes you through a crow pose progression, building balance and stability.

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This Secret Ingredient Is A Must For Your Post-Flow Refuel

In addition to giving your joints a little extra love, collagen inhibits the body from breaking down muscle after your workout, making it the ideal post-yoga recovery supplement.

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Meditation w/ Julie: Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

Meditation is being scientifically proven to help create a strong mind and body. Read for mor

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Improve Your Singing With a Simple Yoga Pose

Being a better singing could be as simple as incorporating yoga into your art.

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Meditation found to be the cure for workaholism

This behavioral addition can lead to reduced life and job satisfaction, anxiety, depression, conflict and problems in the family, and low levels of work productivity. However, a new study by the University of Derby has found the cure in the form of meditation

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The Yoga Sequence Our Wellness Editor Swears By For A Good Night’s Sleep

If you have a hard time falling asleep, try this yoga sequence.

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Yoga and fertility

When it comes to infertility, there are many complicated reasons a woman can’t get pregnant. But in some cases, one of the reasons can be simple: stress. Delaine Mathieu caught up with a woman at Smart Barre on the north side who says yoga helped her co

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Study: Yoga reduces falls among the elderly

Participants in a study saw significant improvements on two measures of walking gait, and on balance, after 8 weeks of yoga classes.

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Practice These 5 Yoga Poses to Relieve Cold + Flu Symptoms

643SIt was just a sniffle. Then it seemed like allergies. But suddenly you have a runny nose . . . aaaaaaand yup, you’re sick. Big Sad Face! It’s never great timing to be under the weather, but illness is a way your body communicates with you that it needs something. This is your life …

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Finding the perfect yoga practice

With more than 20 disciplines of yoga practiced around the world, anyone wishing to give yoga to try is likely to find a practice that is a perfect fit.

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5 Yoga Poses to Keep You Warm and Healthy This Winter

Here are 5 simple yoga poses that will not only help get the blood flowing to increase immunity and keep you healthy this winter, but will also help keep you warm and feeling good!

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Want Cut Arms? Try Pendant Pose

It’s easier than it looks! Build arm, ab, and upper-back strength in Lolasana.

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Plumb Perfect: The Physics + Power of Balancing Poses

One-legged poses give us a chance to find our center of gravity and dance around its edges. Here’s how to still the wobbling and create a sense of fluid stability.

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Karrueche Tran And 10 Other Black Celebrity Yogis Whose Pose Game Is Strong

Plenty of stars have worked hard to become advanced in yoga. That’s probably why these intricate poses are a piece of cake for them.

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Vernon yoga club teaching students to honor their bodies

Ashley Hayes and Ashlyn Uhen act as yogacharyas to their neophytes.

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The History of Yoga – Yoga Lineage and How It Impacts Your Practice Today

The history of yoga is fascinating and plays a big role in the yoga we know today. Learn all about the origins of yoga, and the people who brought it here.

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Yoga Postures To Balance 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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5 Yoga Moves to Practice Daily for Everyday Core Strength

Incorporate these poses into your daily routine to strengthen your core muscles and help you maintain a strong and flexible spine.

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Struggling to Make a Decision? Try This Restorative Sequence First

Can’t make up your mind? Take it to the mat to create space in the mind and body, and open your heart to infinite possibility

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Your 5-Day Yoga Nidra Rest ‘Cleanse’ Is Here

Feeling burned out? This cleanse by yoga nidra specialist Karen Brody has been adapted from her 40-day program to fit into your busy schedule.

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Find Full-Body Joy in Downward-Facing Dog Pose

Learn how to do Downward-Facing Dog Pose properly for the ultimate full-body stretch.

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Recess Break! 10 Yoga Poses Your Inner Child Will Love

Yoga is well known for its healing abilities. Try out these 10 gentle and fun poses to let go, heal, and set your inner child free.

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Meditation 101: How Sitting Still Can Make You Better

Two meditation pioneers, Daniel Goleman and Richard J Davidson, answer that question in their new book, Altered Traits.

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Want to avoid that inevitable winter cold? Try these game-changing yoga poses

Fall is the season of the lungs, meaning you have to give them some extra love and care as the days start to get colder and darker. Here are 7 yoga poses to help you do just that.

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Mindful Speaking: A Practice That Can Change Your Reality

You can change the world, or at least your experience of it, by discovering how mindful speaking can change our realities.

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The Best Yoga Power Pose For Your Zodiac Sign

Power poses are a great practice to boost your self-esteem and confidence. Doing a power pose in public can be intimidating for a lot of people, though, and

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You Might Get Dizzy Flowing Through These 3 Yoga Poses, But Here’s How To Beat The Vertigo

As a yoga teacher, I’m a strong believer in the fact that a quality, relaxing yoga flow can truly do no wrong. However, there’s nothing worse than the feeling when you’re chilling in forward fold and a wave of nauseous dizziness hits you like a truck…

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Gallant: Yoga poses for trail runners

Avid runners will tell you that trail running and road running make different physical demands. Local utlra trail runner John Danese’s shared his perspective. “It’s talked about in various

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Do not adjust your eyes or screen: Tawanya Norwood’s yoga poses defy gravity and logic

You really should stop everything you’re doing and behold the amazingness that is Tawanya Norwood’s Instagram feed.

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Recent Study Shows How Yoga May Age-Proof the Brain

Another study adds to the body of research showing how yoga is a boon for the aging mind as well as the body.

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Hit Refresh with a Reclining Twist

Rinse your internal organs with a reclining twist. Perfect yoga poses for beginners to advanced practitioners.

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Minimize bloating with the Wind Relieving Pose

This position, if done daily, can help with digestion, as well as soothe lower back pain.

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Mindfulness meditation better than gardening for beating stress, experiment shows 

Mindfulness meditation, the practice of paying more attention to the present moment, is more than twice as better at reducing stress than gardening, a new experiment has suggested.

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Can a month of JUST yoga really give you a six-pack?

Many believe the traditional form of practise is designed solely to channel a spiritual energy and calm your mind and not to work up a sweat like a high-intensity class at the gym might.

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How to Stretch Your Back Correctly

Your back is one of the most important parts of your body. Keeping it mobile and flexible is a concern for many, especially those who work at a desk. Decreased movement and stiffness can lead to other health problems down the line.

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Yoga for Success: Simple Neck Exercises For Intellectual Sharpness

One of the major principles of yoga is positive thinking. An optimistic person even after facing failures in life will always look up to the brighter side of the situations.

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5 Life Lessons Kundalini Yoga has Taught Me

Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of awareness. Though it appears quite dogmatic, extreme and overly spiritual with people in white chanting, wearing turbans, and moving in auspicious ways, it is

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Yoga’s new converts

Meet the male yogis who are embracing the mind-body workout once dominated by women

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A Runner, a Yogi & a Meditator: What I Am vs. What I Am Not

There are three things I am not.
1- I am not that glistening-not-sweating runner in a matching outfit effortlessly zipping past everyone i

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Yoga: Relax and Lose Weight Simultaneously

We associate fat loss programs with intense physical workouts that only a few people can commit to. See how gentle yoga workouts can help you lose weight.

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Learn How to Flip Your Grip in Dancer Pose in 8 Steps (Hint: It’s All About Technique)

Flipping your grip in Dancer Pose is no easy feat, but with these top secret alignment tips, you can rock this backbend in no time! Find out how here.

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One yoga class a week can HALVE your risk of heart disease 

Researchers from HG SMS Hospital in Jaipur, India studied how the combination of yoga and aerobic exercise can impact the heart. They found it improves life expectancy in adults.

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3 Things Modern Postural Yoga Could Do Better

Yoga and Pilates teacher Trina Altman shares why she practices and teaches a lot more than asana. Here, three big ways she’d love to see asana practice advance in the near future.

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I Tried It: If You’re Looking for a Way to Doze Off, Meditation May Be the Key

I’m a wannabe yogi. I’m working on myself as a human being, and yoga calls to me more than anything else ever has. I love yoga, I practice yoga at minimum three times a week, I teach yoga a few times a week and I read all the yoga books.

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Seeking Samadhi

Reclaim the wholeness that’s your birthright with the final three limbs of Patanjali’s classical yoga: dharana, dhyana, and samadhi.

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Can we practice yoga, Catholics ask their church

Catholic groups in Mumbai are debating about yoga’s compatibility with their religious beliefs.

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Cancer survivor uses yoga to cope

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For breast cancer survivors, awareness is more than the month of October every year.

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Try Yoga for Grief (Even If You’re Not a Yoga Person)

Yoga can’t erase grief – nothing can. But it can give you tools to cope and to focus your thoughts.

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4 Ways Yoga Can Help Align the Spine and Ease Back Pain

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More than a child’s pose: Yoga, mindfulness and art help children process emotion

Breathe in, breathe out. In. Out. And again.

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Learn How to Meditate in 5 Quick Steps (You Can Start Today!)

You may have heard of all the benefits of meditation, and now you’re wondering how to meditate. Read this to learn how to meditate in 5 quick steps.

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Ever heard of Buti yoga?

What is Buti yoga?

OHMGrown Yoga in Westmont, NJ, offers the unique workout. Buti yoga combines yoga, tribal dance, conditioning and ab tightening.

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Yoga: a workout for the mind

With the staggering cost of healthcare on the island, Joanne Wohlmuth is answering the call to take responsibility.The yoga therapist said that with

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Yoga provides numerous health benefits

Many college students are stressed out and overwhelmed with projects, papers, quizzes, and exams. It is recommended that students spend at least two to three hours outside of class studying

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Yoga could slow the harmful effects of stress and inflammation

Researchers have been studying how yoga might help ease the harms of stress and inflammation. Try this simple breathing exercise to de-stress.

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

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

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Kilted yoga sensation Finlay Wilson on launching his new book

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

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

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

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The Art of Relaxation

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

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Feel the stretch: niche insurance for yoga instructors

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

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Inhale, Exhale, All Hail Proper Breathing Practices

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

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

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

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

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

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Change Maker Spotlight: Eagle

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

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Make Everyday Noise a Mindfulness Practice

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

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

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

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

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

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Supported Shoulderstand

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

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

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

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7 Standing Beginner Yoga Poses to Increase Strength and Flexibility

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

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How to meditate when you can’t sit still

Meditation for the chill-challenged

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

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

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

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

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5 Yoga Poses to Strengthen Bladder and Prevent Bladder Leaks

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

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

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

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8 Awesome Benefits of Yoga

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Scientists Discover How Meditation Changes the Brain

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

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Prep for Headstand With These 5 Yoga Poses

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

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Meditation Really Is As Good As Your Crunchy Friends Say

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

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Separate But Not Apart – A Kosha Breakdown

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

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

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

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Connection – The Art of Yoga

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

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

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

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Yoga, its types & management of obesity

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

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

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

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What Do Men And Women Wear To Yoga?

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

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The Power of Breath

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

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

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

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Yoga Poses to Ease Back Pain

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

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

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

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Camel Pose

Bump up your energy by bending back into Camel Pose.

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5 Tips to Practice Chaturanga Correctly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Yoga has nothing to do with religion: Venkaiah Naidu

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

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Yoga in the woods: Sun salutations in the actual sun

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

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Manifold benefits of Raja Yoga meditation

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

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6 Yoga Poses to Soothe Sciatic Nerve Pain

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

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Discover the Ida and Pingala Nadis

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

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One-Legged King Pigeon Pose

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

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

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

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

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Practicing mindfulness through yoga and meditation

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

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

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

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