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What Your Yoga Teacher Really Means: 'Soften Your Front Ribs'

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 11:17 AM

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Students who know me well, especially the ones I have taught in teacher trainings or workshops, know language is very important to me as a yoga teacher. I always say, "If they can't understand...

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Sleep-Better Yoga: Two Fit Moms' Good Evening Flow

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2015 | 9:36 AM

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A long day can leave your legs sore, your back achy, your neck stiff, and your mind racing. What's the solution? Yoga, of course! Masumi Goldman and Laura Kasperzak of Two Fit Moms like to wind down with a relaxing flow....

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5 Yoga Poses for Endurance Winter Sports

(0) Comments | Posted January 3, 2015 | 11:56 AM

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Use this practice as a warm-up or cross-training sequence to lengthen and strengthen your body for skiing and snowshoeing.

As you head out into the snowy wonderland for winter endurance sports like skiing and snowshoeing, be sure to bring yoga with you. Yoga...

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Alexandria Crow: Why You Should Teach Anatomy and Alignment in Yoga

(0) Comments | Posted December 28, 2014 | 3:55 PM

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Anyone who knows me knows I teach alignment -- a lot of it. Actually, "a lot" doesn't begin to cover it. I am anatomically focused and driven to try to understand how the body functions mechanically (as evidenced by...

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4 Restorative Poses to Beat Holiday Stress

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 4:31 PM

When you have a to-do list that could rival Santa's, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the holiday season. That's why you need yoga more than ever right now.

"You practice yoga to find joy and peace in your life all year long," says Leslie Kazadi, a restorative yoga teacher...

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3 Yoga Breathing Techniques to Keep You Warm This Winter

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 1:23 PM

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The cold and dry air that accompanies winter weather can aggravate your sinuses, adding extra irritation on top of seasonal colds. While in the summer we can use sitali, the cooling breath, to reduce body heat, winter weather calls for the opposite approach....

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5 Steps to Meditate Anywhere

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 9:00 PM

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Got a much-needed vacation coming up? Maybe a long July 4th weekend? Your meditation practice is one of the easiest things to take with you! When your schedule doesn't allow...

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The Future of Yoga Is in... Spanish

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 7:55 PM

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People of Hispanic origin comprise the second largest ethnic group in the United States, making up 17.1 percent of the total population in 2013. That explains the next big trend in the yoga world:...

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5 Poses Fit for a Supermodel

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 8:39 PM

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Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr is the kind of woman who turns heads the second she walks into a room. But the 30-year-old's beauty is more than skin deep, according to her yoga instructor of the past 10...

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The Newest Trend in Yoga Jewelry: Wear Your Mala

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 12:10 PM

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We love to wear our yoga, from tees to tattoos to jewelry that expresses our devotion to the practice. Malas, strands of 108 beads plus a "guru" bead traditionally...

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5 Questions for Russell Simmons

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 6:05 PM

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It may surprise some that hip-hop luminary (founder of Def Jam records and Phat Farm clothing) Russell Simmons is also a longtime practitioner of yoga and meditation. But as those close to him will attest,...

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Yoga + Instagram Catapult 2 Fit Moms Into Spotlight

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 9:47 AM

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It's not just a cliché: You really can start a business with your BFF and become an Internet celebrity.

Laura Kasperzak, 36, has been dubbed "Instagram's hottest yoga star"...

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Hilaria Baldwin's Yoga Travel Tips

(1) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 10:44 AM

Hilaria Baldwin Yoga Poses and Instagram

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If you follow Hilaria Baldwin (and who doesn't?), Alec Baldwin's yogi wife has amassed 21,040 Instagram followers of her #yogapostureoftheday, you know that she's rarely without her six-month-old baby girl, Carmen. You...

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3 Simple Tips to Live Out Your Yoga Practice

(1) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 7:39 PM

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Santa Monica yoga instructor Amy Lombardo may be one of the most in-demand teachers to the stars, but her practice is deeply rooted in the spirit of service.

In addition to keeping clients...

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10 Questions for Sochi Yogi Jamie Anderson

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 10:00 AM

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By Jennifer D'Angelo Friedman

If a star was born at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, it has to be Jamie Anderson, the fresh-faced 23-year-old snowboarder who credits yoga with helping her grab the gold in the inaugural Women's Slopestyle...

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