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Help Ease Back Pain With a 10-Minute Yoga Sequence

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal Half Knees-to-Chest Pose Ardha Apanasana 5 rounds, 2 breaths each, 1 minute total Lie on your back. On an exhalation, draw your right ...

'Warrior' Pose for Wounded Warriors

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 06.28.2015 | DC
Rep. Charles Rangel

The newly founded Congressional Yogi Association will host its first-ever Yoga on the Hill event on May 1 to advocate for better physical and mental health for veterans, which has also been a prioritized issue for First Lady Michelle Obama. As a Korean War veteran and a staunch advocate for veterans' issues, I have committed to attending the event to show my support.

Lydia O'Connor

How Yoga Could Change The Lives Of Students In One Low-Income Community

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.13.2015 | Good News

Schools in low-income communities can’t do much to end the challenges their students face at home. Whether it’s a lack of food security, an overwo...

Meditation Myth Number 1: 'I'm Not the Type'

Dean Sluyter | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dean Sluyter

Meditation is, in fact, resting in inner silence, and as that silence gradually percolates into the rest of your day, it becomes the state of unshakable happiness and peace that sometimes goes by names like nirvana or enlightenment.

Top 5 Myths of Yoga -- Busted!

Sadhguru | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

There is a lot of "yoga" happening in the world today that has very little to do with what yoga really is. Several myths about this ancient practice have long been masquerading as facts. It is time we demystify yoga.

Yoga-tta Acclimate to Be Bendy

Melissa Nordin | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

YBeBendy tackles the question: Is it safe to practice yoga after exposure to extreme cold? When I began research on this topic, I was struck silent...

3 Yoga Breathing Techniques to Keep You Warm This Winter

Yoga Journal | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

The cold and dry air that accompanies winter weather can aggravate your sinuses, adding extra irritation on top of seasonal colds. While in the summer we can use sitali, the cooling breath, to reduce body heat, winter weather calls for the opposite approach.

How I Release What Doesn't Serve Me

Ryon Harms | Posted 01.31.2015 | Good News
Ryon Harms

Solutions can be elusive. Sometimes my mind feels like a desk piled high with print outs -- presentations and research papers and analytics reports. Rather than painstakingly plow through it all, I find it so much more effective to just toss it wholesale into the circular file. Enter yoga.

How Naked Yoga Can Lead To A Better Sex Life

High50 | Posted 01.23.2015 | Fifty
High50

Approaching the venue in south London, I berated myself. Why on earth had I volunteered to strip off my clothes in front of people I'd never met before? In broad, pitiless daylight? With faltering steps, I persuaded myself to continue, although doubts continued to raise their ugly heads.

Why I Have a Favorite Student

Jenny Ravikumar | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Ravikumar

We need to feed the generation below us in order to grow, to move forward and to fill this world with love.

Yoga's Power To Create Positive Change

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living

Carolyn Gregoire is a senior writer at The Huffington Post and a certified yoga teacher. This is her personal GPS Guide on how the practice can bring ...

What We Can Learn From The World's Oldest Yoga Teacher

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.04.2014 | Fifty

They say yoga keeps you healthy and young; the epitome of that adage is 96-year-old Tao Porchon Lynch. Lynch is the oldest known living yoga teache...

Yoga-tta Breathe to Be Bendy

Melissa Nordin | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

A small part of yoga is aerobic training, a greater part is resistance training, and a large part is flexibility exercise.

Expert Yogis Share Their Favorite Stress-Releasing Poses

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Yoga is about more than flexibility and working up a good sweat -- it benefits the mind, just as much as it does the body. We chatted with some of ou...

Yoga-tta Be Mind Bendy: Your Brain on Yoga

Melissa Nordin | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

Our enthusiasm is infectious, our curiosity and trust is a treasure, and clearly our world is a brighter and more interesting place because we "do yoga." However, with all this attention on the HOW of yoga, we have managed to overlook the WHY of yoga.

10 Benefits Of Having A Yoga Dad

Nina Friend | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Nina Friend

You'll forever have leverage over him because it was only after a whole year that he finally agreed to come to yoga with you... and now he's so hooked that he goes without you.

How Yoga Saved This Woman's Marriage

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Some argue that the couple that sweats together stays together. So imagine the benefits that a communal transcending of physical boundaries could brin...

5 Things Yoga Taught Me About Succeeding in Business

Dina Vardouniotis | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business
Dina Vardouniotis

Someone wise once said, "what you resist most, is likely what you also need the most." Here's what I learned what I needed and to do more of at work in order to succeed.

It's Time to Retire This Nauseating Pickup Line

Alena Hall | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Alena Hall

Apparently my resulting facial expression doesn't fully expose how I really feel about these advances, so let me lay it out with words, boys: You're not being cute. You're not being funny or clever. In fact you're mildly nauseating.

Can These Yoga Poses Make You Smarter?

The Active Times | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

As a brain booster, yoga outperformed an intense bout of aerobic exercise, which has already been shown to have positive effects on the brain.

Yoga Therapy's Potential: An Interview With Dr. Kausthub Desikachar

Rowan Lommel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Rowan Lommel

I recently interviewed Dr. Kausthub Desikachar by email. He began studying yoga when he was 9 years old under the guidance of his teacher and father ...

The No. 1 Myth About Yoga (And How Learning the Truth Can Change Your Life)

Posted 05.15.2014 | Healthy Living

By Taylor Wells, the founder and owner of Prana Power Yoga™ (with five studios in Massachusetts and New York), author of Create the Best Life Ever a...

5 Great Yoga Poses for New Moms

Vyda Bielkus | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Vyda Bielkus

As we celebrate moms this Mother's Day, I wanted to inspire new moms to take a few moments each day to quiet the mind and ease the body through yoga.

The Newest Trend in Yoga Jewelry: Wear Your Mala

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.11.2014 | Style
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal We love to wear our yoga, from tees to tattoos to jewelry that expresses our devotion to the practice. Malas, strands of 108 beads pl...

13 Yoga Pet Peeves That Totally Wreck Your Zen

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Yoga is supposed to still the mind so that you can focus your attention inward and achieve that liberating "zen" you crave. But how are you suppose...