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Sun Salutations

5 Reasons to Take Your Yoga Practice Outdoors

Riva Gdanski | Posted 06.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Gdanski

As the weather gets warmer and the sun shines brighter, the thought of practicing in a dimly-lit or crowded yoga room can feel uninspiring. So how do...

Giving up Homophobia for Lent: Queering the Christian "Way of Sorrows"

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 04.26.2015 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

As Lent begins, some LGBTQIA students have been holding prayer vigils throughout southern California on conservative Christian campuses where they are either still enrolled as students or are alumni.

Doing 108 Salutations Quieted My Noisy Brain

Susie Orman Schnall | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Orman Schnall

Could I even do 108 Sun Salutations? Would it feel like running a marathon or a 3K? Would the shoulder-stressing downward-dogs become unbearable after, say, round 36? Or round five? And, most importantly, would it quiet my mind?

Wake Up! 10 Energizing Yoga Poses To Get You Going (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living

When you're stuck in an afternoon slump or waking up bleary-eyed after a late night, yoga may not be the first thing you turn to for a jolt of energy....

10 Life Lessons in 108 Sun Salutations

Lauren Cahn | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

This week marked the winter solstice. To celebrate the longer, more light-filled days to come, I like to perform 108 sun salutations in the late afternoon as the sun is going down.

Yoga Journal 21-Day Challenge: Finding Wiggle Room In A Tight Spot

Meredith Melnick | Posted 03.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Meredith Melnick

Core training within the yoga tradition doesn't focus on the muscles contracting; the emphasis is on openness. Instead of putting your attention on what's being tightened or clamped down, consider the places on your body that are allowed to stretch in new ways.

Watch: Standing Poses, Day 4

Posted 01.12.2012 | Healthy Living

Today's series is all about lifting and lengthening. These standing poses express the full reach of our bodies, from toes to finger tips. That brings ...

Sun Salutations

Meredith Melnick | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Meredith Melnick

Over the past couple of days, the yoga poses from Yoga Journal's 21-Day Yoga Challenge have focused largely on standing poses and, in particular, the sun salutation series, Surya Namaskar.

Yoga For The Morning, Day 3

Posted 01.11.2012 | Healthy Living

For the second day in a row, the Yoga Journal 21-Day Yoga Challenge is focusing on energizing standing asanas (yoga poses). This morning, Jason Crande...

Get in Shape for 108! 108 Sun Salutations, that is...

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

In some yoga circles, it is traditional to perform 108 "Sun Salutations" upon the change of seasons. This is most often done in large groups, and often as an "offering" of peace or unity.