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Yoga Poses

Yoga for Your Thyroid

Alan Christianson | Posted 12.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

Yoga postures can compress the thyroid and the surrounding lymphatic tissues to squeeze out the blood and intracellular lymphatic fluids making room for fresh replacements. Think of it like wringing out a washcloth under running water.

7 Easy Ways To Incorporate Yoga On The Go

Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living

While impossible yoga positions in exotic places look cool on Instagram, you don’t need to be a yoga expert (or be on foreign soil) to reap the bene...

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...

7 Yoga Poses to Help You Wake Up

Jamie Walker | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

Start with deep, slow breathing, staying mindful of how your body feels in each pose; don't push your body too hard to get deep in the poses right away. Give time for your body to wake up and stretch out. It's all great prep for the rigorous day ahead!

Bust Stress at Your Desk: Office Yoga

Lauren Coles | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Coles

You may think that your desk is an unlikely prop for inner peace, but a chair is a fantastic tool to help you find work-life balance while in the office. Try these simple stress-busting office yoga moves you can do at your desk!

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.

30 Stunning Images Of Yoga Poses From Around The World

HuffPost Italy | Elena Zola | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living

Every artist has his or her own muse or source of inspiration. Fernanda Olivier was Picasso’s, Clizia was Italian poet Eugenio Montale’s; the inte...

Pedicures And 9 Other Ways Yoga Stresses Me Out

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 07.25.2015 | 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.

6 Yoga Poses For Anyone Who Sits At A Desk All Day

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living

You may have heard the expression "sitting is the new smoking." That's because too much sitting is associated with higher heart attack, metabolic ...

3 Ways to Conquer the 'Scary' Yoga Poses

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

If you tell your students that a pose is hard and scary, it immediately becomes just that. If you break down the pose into accessible bits, then the student may accidentally find themselves in a pose they never thought possible!

9 Simple Yoga Poses To Help With Back Pain

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Aching back got you down? You're not alone. According to the American Chiropractic Association, half of Americans report back back pain symptoms each ...

5 Reasons Why Planning an Incredible Getaway Helps the Imaginative Mind Get Rapidly Creative and Productive

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Sky Mandala Marcano

A simple change in thinking has given me the tools to work harder on my ideas, clearing space for more of the good stuff. Giving myself permission to just "be" who I am and create what I need to create has changed my daily business life, drastically.

'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.

Learning Gratitude With Yoga

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Preetam Kaushik

So in a world that is getting quite complex, thankless and violent, yoga exercises can help to pull things back into shape. One of its interesting benefits is that it helps to boost your gratitude meter.

7 Simple Yoga Poses You Should Do Every Day

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living

It's not always easy to get to yoga class. Whether it's a late night at work or something else, we get it; sometimes that hour of downward dogging jus...

Try This Heart-Opening Partner Yoga Sequence From 2 Fit Moms

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

Lie down on your belly and bring your feet hip-width apart. Place your hands wide, off of your mat, and come onto your fingertips. On an inhalation, slowly push into your fingertips, lifting your heart high. Keep your elbows slightly bent and actively roll your shoulders back.

This Yogi's Instagram Account Will Make You Want To Do Handstands All Over The World

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living

Scroll through Kino MacGregor's Instagram account for a few seconds, and you'll probably feel a little intimidated: It seems like MacGregor is constan...

5 Steps For Getting Into Dragonfly Pose

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

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.

I Was a Party Girl, but Yoga Saved Me From Myself

Deepti Kapoor | Posted 04.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepti Kapoor

I lived in Delhi at the turn of the century with my recently widowed mother and my grandmother who was widowed at 25. Three women in that apartment, w...

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.

The Yoga Move That Instantly Boosts Your Confidence

OWN | Posted 01.21.2016 | OWN

The long-term effects of doing yoga are no secret -- it can relieve allergies, treat some medical conditions and help you find peace, to name a few --...

7 Poses to Help You Keep Your New Year's Intentions

Yoga Journal | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

Bartlett created this seven-pose sequence to help you say goodbye to the old and embrace the new in 2015. "I chose a sequence that leads up to Handstand," Bartlett says. "This pose allows you to turn your world sideways and upside down to see new perspectives."

What Your Yoga Teacher Really Means: 'Soften Your Front Ribs'

Yoga Journal | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

"Soften your front ribs" is one of those instructions I have never understood. For one thing, it isn't anatomically possible to "soften" your ribcage. Ribs are made of bone, and the front of your ribcage is cartilage. Solid stuff -- and I like them that way.

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...

Yoga Poses For Better Sleep

Yoga Journal | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

A long day can leave your legs sore, your back achy, your neck stiff, and your mind racing. What's the solution? Yoga, of course! The perfect p.m. practice not only helps melt the stress of the day but sets you up for a restful night's sleep.