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Mudra-s and Bandha-s: Working With Fire

Rowan Lommel | Posted 09.01.2015 | 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 o...

5 Simple Yoga Poses to Help You Feel Less Bloated

Spoon University | Posted 08.20.2015 | 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 08.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul

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 08.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul

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 08.04.2015 | 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 08.03.2015 | 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 07.29.2015 | 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 07.10.2015 | 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 05.25.2015 | 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 05.21.2015 | 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...

Help Ease Back Pain With a 10-Minute Yoga Sequence

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.03.2015 | 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 ri...

'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.

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

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

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...