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6 Ways Meditation Makes You Happier at Work

Yoga Journal | Posted 11.18.2016 | Healthy Living
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By Yoga Journal Work stress. We all feel it, whether we're struggling to find 15 minutes for lunch or responding to emails at 10 p.m. But a regular m...

Yoga Studios Are Turning Into Work Shares

Yoga Journal | Posted 10.21.2016 | Healthy Living
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By Yoga Journal Yoga studios are often viewed as sacred spaces that help us escape and cope with the pressures of our professional lives. Yet a new t...

Cat Yoga: Meowga is Trending

Yoga Journal | Posted 08.09.2016 | Healthy Living
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By Yoga Journal The latest yoga trend? Combine the cuteness of cats crawling on your mat with the feel-good factor of your favorite yoga class, and yo...

Keep Your Yoga Practice Strong While Traveling

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
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By Yoga Journal Krissy Jones, co-owner of Sky Ting Yoga, shares tips for the best revitalizing postures to practice while traveling. Yoga can help all...

How Living in a Tiny Home Might Make You More Present

Yoga Journal | Posted 02.22.2016 | Healthy Living
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John Cole is a 25-year-old yoga teacher, who just moved into his own 200-square-foot dream home -- complete with a dedicated yoga area. "The tiny-home movement is very yogic," says Cole.

A Response to Stewart Lawrence, From a 'Conservative' Yogi

Amy K. Mitchell | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy K. Mitchell

Yoga is not conservative or liberal. It crosses partisan lines. Who does not want to feel better about themselves, both mentally and physically? For if you don't care for yourself, do you have any right to assume the power to care for another?

Research Says: Can't Sleep? Try Yoga

Yoga Journal | Posted 12.14.2016 | Healthy Living
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By Yoga Journal If you're feeling too tired to practice, keep in mind that yoga may be the very thing to bring you sound slumber. According to a stud...

DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece: Build a Gratitude Tree

Yoga Journal | Posted 11.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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By Yoga Journal This Thanksgiving, try passing the potatoes with an extra helping of gratitude at your dinner table. Practicing gratitude four times ...

Study Finds You CAN Buy Happiness

Yoga Journal | Posted 10.27.2016 | Healthy Living
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By Yoga Journal Putting your energy and cash toward gratifying experiences rather than material things can lead to greater happiness and well-being, a...

Find "Om" in the Vineyard

Yoga Journal | Posted 10.08.2016 | Healthy Living
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By Yoga Journal Many wineries are touting wine and yoga as a perfect pairing. See why you should try this trend out. The theory: Moving through yoga p...

How to Master Dolphin Pose

Yoga Journal | Posted 08.22.2016 | Healthy Living
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By Yoga Journal Benefit Opens and strengthens the shoulders; opens the hamstrings; prepares the body and mind to go upside down. Instruction From Adho...

Calf and Forearm Openers for AcroYoga, Climbing + More

Yoga Journal | Posted 07.10.2016 | Healthy Living
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By Yoga Journal NASA rocket scientist/yoga teacher Scott Lewicki balances a highly technical day job with creativity on the mat. Use this innovative s...

Meditation Made Easier: Try Guided Yoga Nidra

Yoga Journal | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
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By Yoga Journal If you've struggled with meditation but buy into its benefits, it's time to try yoga nidra. Healing for everything from PTSD to the e...

Why Yoga + Martial Arts = Perfect Match

Yoga Journal | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
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By Yoga Journal Kathryn Budig wants to introduce you to her new love: karate. Here, two kicks to get you started, paired with the perfect yoga poses ...

Samata, the First Yoga Therapy Center in Los Angeles, Celebrating 35 Years!

Ira Israel | Posted 08.20.2016 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

The founder of Samata Yoga, Larry Payne, has partnered with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D. of the Himalayan Institute to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Samata International with a gift that keeps on giving.

4 Steps to Master Pasasana

Yoga Journal | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
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Find energetic and physical balance as you deepen your twist and move step by step into Pasasana.

Master Revolved Chair Pose

Yoga Journal | Posted 07.09.2016 | Healthy Living
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Strengthens and grounds your legs and hips, brings length and lightness to your spine, expands your chest.

7 Yoga Poses to Firm and Tone Glutes

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
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Yoga teacher Leslie Howard recommends this seen-pose sequence for a strong, balanced backside.

10-Minute Yoga Sequence for Meditation

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
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For a 10-minute practice, do 4 rounds of the following sequence (a round is the sequence practiced on both the right and left sides). In round 1, hold each pose for 30 seconds, or 5-6 breaths. In rounds 2 and 3, hold each pose for 10-12 seconds, or 2 breaths. And in round 4, hold each pose for 5-6 seconds, or 1 breath.

Feel Better with 3 Modifcations for Downward-Facing Dog

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
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Ahh, Downward-Facing Dog--so peaceful, so restorative, so blissful. And such a long journey to get to that point. Even though it may be a "resting" pose for me now, for a long time, it required just as much work and effort as any other strength-building posture.

7 Steps to Mastering Bound Angle Pose

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
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By Yoga Journal Benefit Opens the hips and encourages a sense of grounding while you work on lengthening the spine. Instruction Sit with your feet ...

Fix a Hangover With These Restorative Poses

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
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If you tipped back too many drinks last night, the last thing you feel like doing is rolling out your yoga mat. But you should. A little yoga can go a long way to minimize suffering and speed the recovery process. Promise.

5 Hamstring Openers for Compass Pose

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living
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Compass Pose can demand a lot of your shoulders, hips, and hamstrings. Learn how to warm up safely for this complicated seated pose with Miami Vinyasa and Vedanta teacher Rina Jakubowicz.

5 Steps For Getting Into Dragonfly Pose

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living
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This intricate arm balance relies on arm, core, and leg strength, balance, and spinal and hip flexibility. Miami Vinyasa and Vedanta teacher Rina Jakubowicz shows you how to warm up and take flight.

Crown Chakra Tune Up: Yoga Sequence From Stephanie Snyder

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
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Integrate your entire being from head to toe to experience a vast connection between your innermost self and all things.