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Meditate For Peace And Heal The Planet

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 08.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

In the aftermath of recent global shootings, bombings and terrorism, many wonder how to prevent future violence. Now recent research reports group med...

Active Alignment Sequences for Before and After Yoga Practice

Sonima.com | Posted 07.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonima.com

By: Sonia Jones Become more comfortable on and off your yoga mat by including these exercises into your daily yoga routine. When we practice yoga, w...

Los Angeles, On Foot

Lauren DePino | Posted 06.03.2016 | Good News
Lauren DePino

I love taking walks. Long ones. I start by choosing a direction. Then I let something lead me. I'm not sure what to call it--maybe it's intuition or...

Doing Yoga Correctly

Jenn Zerling | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Jenn Zerling

Check out these moves below. If you suffer from any injuries, consult your doctor before enrolling in yoga class or yoga practice.

Yoga Hope for Addiction

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

The sad news of rockstar Prince's death was followed by reports that prescription opioids were found at the scene. The latest news reports Prince was ...

A Yoga Sequence to Balance the Thyroid

Sonima.com | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonima.com

By: Fern Langham Try this powerful sequence, based in Kundalini yoga and functional medicine, to help activate and nourish the thyroid. The thyroid ...

A Yoga Sequence for Inflexible People

Sonima.com | Posted 03.26.2017 | Healthy Living
Sonima.com

Don't let lack of flexibility keep you from your yoga mat. Practice this short sequence to gain awareness and softening in the muscles and joints.

Yoga for Scoliosis Brings Results

Loren Fishman, MD | Posted 03.15.2017 | Healthy Living
Loren Fishman, MD

When Jacob Bender of Dillsburg, Pennsylvia was 14, during a routine exam his doctor noticed that curves were forming in his spine that were consistent...

A Fitness Tip to Overcome Conflict

Mike MacConnell | Posted 03.13.2017 | Divorce
Mike MacConnell

What if your yoga practice could help heal distress and resolve interpersonal conflict? It can. Cooperation between opposing forces is the key to reaching peace.

How Yoga Is Helping Sexual Assault Survivors Heal

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.18.2016 | Healthy Living

Here's more proof that yoga can be a powerful practice. After being sexually assaulted as a senior in college, Zabie Yamasaki turned to the exercise a...

5 Stress-Busting Yoga Poses You Can Do At Your Desk

Amy K. Mitchell | Posted 02.08.2017 | Healthy Living
Amy K. Mitchell

These five stress-busting yoga poses, which you can do at your desk, are the perfect remedy to shake off those mid-day blues.

These Yoga Teachers Empower Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors to Reclaim Their Lives

NationSwell | Posted 02.04.2017 | Impact
NationSwell

Exhale to Inhale is a nonprofit that brings free yoga classes to shelters and community centers that serve domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. It also trains volunteer instructors to lead trauma-informed yoga classes

The Holidays, the Practice and the Power of the Polka Dot

Anne M. Samit | Posted 12.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Anne M. Samit

And here's the hand my trusty friend, and gives a hand o' thine! ~ Auld Lang Syne It's the holiday season, and it's dark and cold. And on this night...

Is Anxiety or Stress Causing Your Back Pain?

Cristina Iacob | Posted 12.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Cristina Iacob

It looks like in order to get rid of one of them, you have to get rid of the other. They came paired up: anxiety or chronic stress and chronic physical back pain.

Mudra-s and Bandha-s: Working With Fire

Rowan Lommel | Posted 08.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rowan Lommel

Yoga philosophy sees human anatomy as not only physical, but as energetic. Mudrā-s and bandha-s are some of the most potent tools that can work on t...

5 Simple Yoga Poses to Help You Feel Less Bloated

Spoon University | Posted 08.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Spoon University

Instead of focusing on our leg and arm muscles, we can start to get in touch with the muscles inside our body, like our esophagus, stomach, and intestines.

5-Minute Yoga Practice for Joy

Sadhguru | Posted 08.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sadhguru

These five-minute processes are easy-to-practice, yet potent tools to enhance health, joy, peace, love, success and inner exploration, helping one cope with the hectic pace of modern life and realize their full potential.

5-Minute Yoga Practice for Joy

Sadhguru | Posted 08.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sadhguru

Joy is not about what you do and what you do not do. Joy is about how you are within yourself. These five-minute processes are easy-to-practice, yet ...

Sports, Exercise and the Case of The Old Grey Mare

Jeb Harrison | Posted 08.04.2016 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

While the benefits of a regular low-impact exercise routine, along with safe, sane participation in your favorite sport can't be denied, the risk of injury increases with almost all forms of exercise, as we grow older. How can you mitigate the risk of exercise or sports-related injuries in your quest to stay in the game?

Is Yoga the Next New 'Antioxidant'?

Marlynn Wei, MD, JD | Posted 08.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Marlynn Wei, MD, JD

Have you ever wondered why people who do yoga often look a lot younger than their age? A new study on yoga might have some answers.

5 Minutes of Meditation Can Change Your Entire Day

Chelsey Wilson | Posted 07.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Chelsey Wilson

Meditation has shown me that time isn't going to slow down in my favor, because time is not created or allotted to each person differently. We are all given the same 24 hours in a day, so it's ultimately up to us to choose how we balance that time.

Why Do People Do Yoga?

Marlynn Wei, MD, JD | Posted 07.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Marlynn Wei, MD, JD

The truth is that the practice of yoga is not about changing the brain, body, headstands, or even about gaining greater happiness and joy. If it were, it'd be just like taking a spinning class or doing a set of lunges at the gym. Yoga aims toward transcendence of all those things.

Agents of Change: 5 Forward Thinkers You Need to Know

Greg Archer | Posted 05.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

They walk among us -- those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are. Take note of five luminous entities that strive to make the world a better place.

John Smrtic: Yogi, Vegan and Awesome

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 05.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Taraleigh Weathers

John Smrtic is one of my most amazing friends, and I have a lot of amazing friends. He took his passion for yoga and live music and made it into a suc...

Want To Get More Out Of Your Yoga Practice? Grab A Friend

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living

From increased flexibility to anxiety and stress relief, it's no secret that yoga is really, really good for you. But while elongating those hamstring...