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Antiaging Yoga

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, BSN and certified Iyengar Yoga teacher To quote Webster's: "Aging (adj): (of a thing) reaching the end of usef...

Anti-Aging Yoga: Healthy Knees, With a Twist!

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, BSN and certified Iyengar Yoga teacher "Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, ...

Cultivating the Opposite: Yoga for Healthy Necks and Shoulders

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.25.2016 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, BSN and certified Iyengar Yoga teacher Laptops, smartphones, planes, trains and automobiles all contribute to...

Purifying Your Body and Mind: An Organic Yoga Detox

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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When we don't take time to maintain our vehicle (the body) and its engine (the mind), they fall into disrepair. For example, when your tires are not maintained at their recommended pressure, they wear prematurely and have to be replaced before their recommended tread life

Yoga Blessings for a Happy, Healthy Holiday Season!

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.28.2015 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher This is the time of year when we add more tasks onto our already burgeoning "t...

How to Practice Yoga, Part I

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher "Alignment is enlightenment." --B.K.S. Iyengar For more than 10 years now, I ha...

Yoga for 'Falling Back'

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher This is the time of year I call "bummer"--it's not quite fall and not quite summ...

Yoga for Men, Part II: Closed Twists

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher Dear Male Yogis, Last month, in Yoga for Men, Part I: Forward Bends, we learned...

Yoga for Men, Part I: Forward Extensions

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.17.2016 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher Dear Male Yogis, I am a female yoga practitioner and teacher, and I confess...

Valentine's Day Yoga

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
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by Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar yoga teacher It's almost Valentine's Day, so I've prepared a gift for you that's even more delicious than ...

Thaw Your Body, Mind and Soul With a Winterized Yoga Practice

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
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by Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar yoga teacher "In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes m...

Yoga for Insomnia

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
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by Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar yoga teacher On the day after Thanksgiving, I left for India to study with Geeta Iyengar at her 70th birthd...

How Yoga Is Like Apples

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
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by Holly Walck Kostura, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher photos by T. Maxová, shot on the lush grounds of a private retreat located on the F...

Staying Cool, Calm and Collected: Balancing the Pitta Dosha

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
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by guest bloggers Jeff Perlman and Holly Walck Kostura Ayurveda reveals to us that there are seasons each year defined by the three doshas: vata (fal...

Hips Hips Hooray! Yoga to Release the Hips and Low Back

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
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By guest blogger Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher The warm weather has finally arrived, and the walkers, runners, hikers, bikers...

A Yoga Hug

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
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By guest blogger Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher "Nobody likes me, everybody hates me; guess I'll go eat worms. Long, thin, sli...

Ayurveda and Yoga for Kapha Season

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
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by guest bloggers Jeff Perlman and Holly Walck Part I of our Ayurveda & Yoga Series The three doshas (vata, pitta, and kapha) are combinations of t...

Ayurveda: A Path to Wholeness

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
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by guest bloggers Jeff Perlman and Holly Walck "When something happens, I am not thrown off course, and when nothing happens, I do not lose my way." ...

Yoga for Cold Hands and a Warm Heart

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
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by Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher My teacher, Patricia Walden, regularly advises us to "have an adventure" in our practices. N...

Joy to the World: An Easy Restorative Yoga Sequence

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
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by Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher Planning, shopping, cooking, traveling, and gathering with extended family...the holiday sea...

The Yoga of Fullness

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
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by Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher Do you know that saying, "Don't tempt the fates"? Well, in my last blog I asserted that a de...

Yoga to Transform a Bad Day

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living
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by Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher When I was asked to write on this topic, the first thought I had was, "How can I write a blo...

Yoga for Improving Your Posture

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher "I just went to for my annual checkup and I was a half-inch taller than last y...

Yoga for Promoting Patience

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher "The truth is you turned away yourself, and decided to go into the dark alon...

A Yoga Sequence for Gardeners

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher In my almost 15 years of teaching yoga, I have watched seasonal patterns emerg...