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The Yogi's Power Squat Might Become Your Favorite Booty Workout

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living

If you've taken a yoga class before, the instructor probably had you move into Utkatasana -- the chair pose. Chair pose certainly burns -- it wor...

This High And Low Lunge Sequence Will Better Your Balance And Your Booty

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living

Better balance and a more toned tush can both be yours. In the video above from the experts at Udaya, yoga instructor Rudy Mettia will lead you th...

Here's Proof That Yoga Can Be A Kick-Ass Work Out

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Some write yoga off as a non-workout, claiming it's too slow and calming to really get the blood pumping. The plank sequence in the video above is ...

Avoid the Workout: Rudy's Revelations

Rudy Mettia | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Rudy Mettia

Yoga and working out are both physical, of course, but the biggest thing that takes yoga to that next level is your intention. If you're consumed with the idea of "working out," burning calories and getting skinny, you're sacrificing your mind for your body. Why not engage both?

This Calming Yoga Move Also Doubles As A Killer Arm Workout You Can Do Anywhere

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living

You don't need dumbbells or a bench press to work out your arms. In fact, you don't need anything at all. In the video above, Rudy Mettia leads yo...

Try These 2 Simple Yoga Poses To Relieve Stress This Instant

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living

A little yoga can go a long way. The ancient practice has been shown to relieve stress, boost mood and increase flexibility (among a host of other ben...

The 6.25 Percent Principle

Rudy Mettia | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Rudy Mettia

One yoga class is 1.5 hours, which is about 6.25 percent of your day. That's an hour and a half away from your iPhone, iPad, Android, laptop, television and other electronic devices. Does the thought of unplugging stress y'all out? It shouldn't.

What Yoga Has Taught Me for 2015

Rudy Mettia | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Rudy Mettia

By being grateful for all that life has afforded you, the good or the perceived bad, you will embrace the grind and give thanks to whatever happens because it just may be what you most needed at that moment.

5 Good Reasons to Delay Your Vinyasa

Rudy Mettia | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Rudy Mettia

A delayed vinyasa will buy you extra time to feel the energetic effects of the previous posture and gives you a moment to restore the breath and plug into the power and joy of a well performed injury free practice.

10 Ways Yoga Will Make You a Better Lover

Rudy Mettia | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Rudy Mettia

Summon your inner cupid as you take your yogidom to the next level.

5 Ways To Practice 'Incidental Yoga' At Work

Rudy Mettia | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Rudy Mettia

Sure, you've got your main yoga practice down pat, but what about your incidental yoga practice? Incidental yoga is an opportunity to take a mundane task like standing in line at Whole Foods and breathe some life into it, so to speak.

My Hindu Bar Mitzvah

Ira Israel | Posted 10.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Back in 2000 when my dear friend Sabine Chaloupy took me to see her guru Amma in New York City, let's just say I that was ready to pooh-pooh the whole thing. Hugging? Really...? Are you serious? Whatever....