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What They Don't Tell You About Yoga

Selina Rose | Posted 08.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Selina Rose

It was inevitable that yoga would become trendy and commercialized. Where there is greatness, somebody's going to capitalize on it. I can't even hate (that would go against yogic philosophy). Yet, amidst the fancy-pants and complicated arm balance poses, there is a lot that happens on the mat that goes unmentioned.

Meet Two Women Who Met at a Yoga Class and Decided to Start a Yoga Clothing Line

Lauren Kearney | Posted 05.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lauren Kearney

If you want to transform yourself and be inspired every day, do yoga. That's what best friends and business partners, Tanya Boulton and Anna Chung say...

An Open Letter From Your Highly-Sensitive Yoga Student

Dr Lauren Tober | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr Lauren Tober

Unfortunately, even though we're flocking in large numbers to your studio, yoga classes aren't always the best places for us Highly-Sensitive People.

A Yoga Sequence to Build Strength for Arm Balances

Sonima.com | Posted 04.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonima.com

Learn the basic principles of arm balancing through this simple sequence that leads up to crow pose.

Yoga From Coast to Coast

Heather Reinhardt | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Heather Reinhardt

In conclusion, as I often hear from many teachers, it doesn't matter what gets you to the mat, rather just get to the mat. Regardless of the city, community or culture, just do the yoga.

CES 2016 Las Vegas: Sin City Meets Yoga Girl

Christine Martitz | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Christine Martitz

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV (photo courtesy Christine Martitz) With a touch of a button, a swipe of the finger, we crave instant gratification. Eve...

We're All Becoming Yogis, But Who's Making the Money?

Christine Chen | Posted 01.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Christine Chen

Though the survey might not reflect it, yogis know that a yoga practice is also about community and giving. If you want to do your part to keep the yoga boom going and help independent studios stay healthy, too, recruit someone new to yoga and head to a beginner, level one, or a basics class -- a move that can support someone in their own new endeavor, too.

5 Ways to Help Avoid Injury in Your Yoga Practice

Brittany Policastro | Posted 10.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Brittany Policastro

I for one refuse to give up a practice that has literally transformed my life from the inside out. So instead I'm giving you five simple ways to approach your yoga practice that will help keep you safe and injury-free.

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...

Outdoor Yoga, Where to Go for the Flow

Riva Gdanski | Posted 07.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Riva Gdanski

Summer is in full swing, and that means everything from workouts to weddings have been moved outdoors. So why not do the same with your yoga practice...

Pedicures And 9 Other Ways Yoga Stresses Me Out

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 07.25.2016 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

The world of yoga is not perfect, and, paradoxically, the very practice that lowers my stress level can cause it to soar. Nevertheless, I do love yoga and for me, the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. When I encounter negative feelings and situations, I just breathe my way through.

How to Decolonize Your Yoga Practice

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

The practices millions of Westerners now turn to for alternative health and wellness therapies were intentionally eradicated from parts of India to the point that lineages were broken and thousand-year-old traditions lost.

What Your Yoga Teacher Really Means: 'Root to Rise'

Yoga Journal | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

Alexandria Crow explains why a pose's foundation is so key and what your teacher wants you to do with this key alignment cue.

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...

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.

4 Ways Cancer Patients Can Benefit From Yoga

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorna Borenstein

Prioritizing daily yoga can be life affirming, whether you are a cancer patient, survivor or supporting someone who is fighting the battle of his or her life.

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.

Please Leave Your Type A-Ness Off My Yoga Mat (And I'll Do The Same)

Karen S. Exkorn | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen S. Exkorn

Type A-ness (which does sound quite naughty when you say it out loud) has gone beyond the corporate world and into the yoga world, one that I had assumed was supposed to be Zen.

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.

Leigh Weingus

11 Easy Ways To Break Into The Yoga World Once You've Been Certified

HuffingtonPost.com | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living

With every year that goes by, yoga becomes more and more popular. In December 2012, a Yoga In America study found that 20.4 million Americans were pra...

Yoga Teacher Talk: Inspiration or Mind-Numbing Nonsense?

Kimberly Dark | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Kimberly Dark

No one plans for exclusions. And yet they happen. Only certain people feel comfortable; only some have access. These exclusionary circumstances are changeable, though not solely through personal decision-making.

The Butterfly Effect on Yoga and Your Practice

Rudy Mettia | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Rudy Mettia

Can a small act today have a huge impact tomorrow? When it comes to yoga, the answer is absolutely yes.

Co-Ed Naked Yoga Is a Real Thing

Stacey Gill | Posted 05.29.2014 | Style
Stacey Gill

I just don't know how you'd be able to take this class and look anyone in the eye afterward. Or, how you'd handle that gut-wrenching moment when you have to walk into a crowded room of people completely naked.

Teaching Corporate Yoga: It's NOT Your Typical Yoga Class

Tevis Trower | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Tevis Trower

I strongly believe that there is a natural place for yoga to be taught in work environments. Put simply, the parameters described above are not limiting factors, simply factors for teachers to learn, understand and respect.

Yoga Tips for Newbies

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Lita Smith-Mines

Don't hide in the back of the room when you're new. Yoga is nothing like that algebra class of your nightmares. You won't be called on if you plant yourself in the front, and it's the best spot to see the teacher.