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Release Back Tension With These Basic Standing Yoga Poses

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living

Stand up to shake it out. In the Udaya video above, yoga instructor Vytas Baskauskas shares a few simple standing postures that will help you undo the...

8 Ways Towards a Mindful Relationship With Caffeine

Eric Golman | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Eric Golman

Caffeine is not a bad thing, but if you rely on it too much, it will lose its performance-enhancing effect and put your body out of balance.

Why Your Back Hurts (and How to Fix It)

Karan Nijhawan | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Karan Nijhawan

In my experience, there are 8 exercises that you can do while sitting in your chair that help relieve your back pain. Some of these exercises do not target your back directly, but indirectly offer support.

Why I/We Hate Exercise (And How to Circumnavigate Our Reluctance)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.

Tight Hamstrings: A Necessary Characteristic of Eccentric Hip Flexion

Jacques Henri Taylor | Posted 01.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Jacques Henri Taylor

I love heights under certain conditions. As long as I am wearing my climbing harness that is tied into one end of the rope and the other end of the ro...

5 Stretches Every Woman Should Be Doing

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 11.25.2015 | OWN

Get loose with these stretches recommended by David Reavy, founder of React Physical Therapy in Chicago. Do them three times a week, in order, before ...

De-Stress the Holidays With Yoga

LaReine Chabut | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
LaReine Chabut

Carving just 10 minutes out of your day to do these simple yoga moves will help reduce the stress and keep you from holding your breathe so you can enjoy this busy time of the year.

The 4-Stretch Test To Tell If You're Dangerously Inflexible

Oprah.com | Emma Haak | Posted 10.09.2015 | OWN

These four stretches are exactly what Walter Norton, Jr., director of training at the Institute of Performance & Fitness in North Reading, MA, uses to...

7 Easy Ways To Incorporate Yoga On The Go

Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living

While impossible yoga positions in exotic places look cool on Instagram, you don’t need to be a yoga expert (or be on foreign soil) to reap the bene...

5 Great Stretches Even The Least Flexible People Can Do

Oprah.com | Emma Haak | Posted 09.29.2015 | OWN

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5 Fabulous Stretches for Runners!

Yanoula Athanassakis | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Yanoula Athanassakis

As NJ and NYC-based yoga teachers, we meet a lot of pavement-pounding runners looking for relief from a wide range of symptoms from overall tightness and pain due to shortened muscles and strained tendons.

The Faithful Shopper: A City for Divine Dancers

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.17.2015 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

There's no shortage of supplies, services or opportunities for every one of the city's delightful dancers and extraordinary dance companies.

Should You Stretch After A Workout?

Life by DailyBurn | Posted 09.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Life by DailyBurn

Before you give up on your recovery routine entirely, we're about to make it easier for you to manage. While both foam rolling and stretching have their merits, if you've only got time for one, you should grab your trusty foam roller.

This 5-Minute Exercise Will Make You More Flexible

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living

If you struggle to touch your toes, this yoga sequence is for you. In the video above, Udaya instructor Caley Alyssa demonstrates a gentle yoga seque...

Running Injuries: 5 Steps to Recover Like a Champion

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 07.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

An injured runner is like a feral animal. Our instincts tell us to move, to flee, to run like we have for so long. But, we know that we must stay still and heal before we can go back to doing what it is we love. The trail beckons, but we have to resist.

Better Posture Is Only One (Super Simple) Stretch Away

OWN | Posted 07.23.2015 | OWN

Those rounded shoulders, a slight hunch, the hovering-over-a-desk-all-day slouch -- if this sounds anything like you, it's time for a wake-up call. No...

3 Ways You're Making Running Harder Than it Is

Prevention | Posted 07.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Prevention

Always stretch before you run -- you've heard it 1,000 times. While the advice makes intuitive sense, you might be shocked to learn there's no research to support this wisdom. And now a study from Texas A&M University suggests that stretching can actually slow you down!

Touching Your Toes Is So '90s! Stretch Your Hamstrings in Style

Yanoula Athanassakis | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Yanoula Athanassakis

It's an urban myth that bending down and touching your toes means that your hamstrings are healthy and flexible.

One Stretch to Wake Up Your Body

SELF | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
SELF

It feels amazing first thing in the morning--trust. By Amy Schlinger, SELF Photo of Jenn by Jay Sullivan Bring your body to life first thing in th...

Are You Hunching Over Your Desk Right Now?

Allure | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Allure

Are you standing or sitting up straight right now? You should strive to be, since having good posture is an indication of how healthy you are mentally and physically. I asked Lindsay Newitter, who teaches the Alexander Technique, a method of holding and moving the body without tension, to give us some advice on how to achieve better posture.

Stop Everything and Do These Stretches

SELF | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
SELF

Consider this your reminder to stop what you're doing, unroll your yoga mat and take a few minutes to give your body a little love.

The Best Way To Protect Against Tendon Injuries Is Not Stretching

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living

By Roxanne Nelson (Reuters Health) - Tendon injuries are common in sports, and there are many schools of thought on how to avoid them....

Yoga Myth Busters: 'I'm Not Flexible'

Wendy Reese | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

Inflexibility is far deeper than the body, but the body is the excuse. The funny thing is, the longer one avoids stretching, the worse the flexibility becomes -- in body, mind, and soul.

Want to Have the Perfect Posture? Rearrange Your Habits

Fiona Patterson | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Fiona Patterson

Habits -- Good; Bad; Conscious; Unconscious -- our daily lives are laden with them. You need to build a deeper awareness of your body to start buildi...

The Little Exercise That Will Make A Big Difference In Your Stress Levels

Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living

For the next 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previ...