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Yoga Poses

The Yoga Move That Instantly Boosts Your Confidence

OWN | Posted 01.21.2015 | 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 01.12.2015 | 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 01.16.2015 | 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 01.09.2015 | 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 01.04.2015 | 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.

5 Yoga Poses That Train You For Winter Sports

Yoga Journal | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

Use this practice as a warm-up or cross-training sequence to lengthen and strengthen your body for skiing and snowshoeing.

Here's How Bendy Your Body Actually Gets During Yoga Class

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living

It's no secret that yoga does a body good, but have you ever wondered what your bones look like as you're moving through your sun salutations? Hyb...

India Is Officially Reclaiming Yoga, And It's Complicated

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.12.2014 | Religion

With the United Nations poised to declare June 21 World Yoga Day, India's newly appointed Minister of Yoga has proclaimed the practice uniquely Indian...

Judging Yoga Teachers on Social Media

Jenny Ravikumar | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Ravikumar

Everyone is walking their own path just as you walk yours. Maybe it's time that you left them a fun comment on Instagram or introduce yourself to get to know them better or learn about their journey.

How I Release What Doesn't Serve Me

Ryon Harms | Posted 12.01.2014 | 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 to Make These Fear-Inducing 5 Yoga Poses a Little Less Scary This Halloween!

Vyda Bielkus | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Vyda Bielkus

In a pose, right at the edge of going too far and falling out of the pose is exactly where you will keep growing and transforming the body and mind. So give up the ego and give yourself permission to fall. And if you do fall out, smile. It will ease the bruise to the ego.

5 Stretches Every Runner Should Be Doing

Jamie Walker | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

Since running does put a lot of stress on the body, its good to have a few stretches in your arsenal that target the muscles you use most. Whether your new to stretching (or new to running), these stretches will help you increase mobility, flexibility and recover faster run after run.

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 ...

The Most Beautiful Places To Do Yoga Around The World

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan and Damon Dahlen | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living

Sure, you can do yoga in a studio, on a nice lawn or even in the comfort of your own home. Or, you can get your yoga on at the top of a mountain, at t...

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.

Enough Is Enough (And a Mindfulness Approach With 5 Self-Mantras)

Sarina Tomel | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Focusing on what's not happening or what's wrong is a sure way to keep manifesting the same. And indeed it will only bring you more of what you don't ...

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...

Forgiving Myself

Sarina Tomel | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Forgiving yourself is another way of giving yourself permission to get out of your own way. To see the truth for what it is, rather than hide behind it. If we take self-forgiveness moments, it changes our perspective, and therefore our approach to life. Our mood lifts, and we return to feeling happy and having that inner calm again.

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.

Yoga for Abs: The Best Poses for a Slimmer, Stronger Core

The Active Times | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Core strength: whether you're an elite athlete or an occasional exerciser, it's an essential part of maintaining your overall fitness (and good postur...

The Future of Yoga Is in... Spanish

Yoga Journal | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal People of Hispanic origin comprise the second largest ethnic group in the United States, making up 17.1 percent of the total popula...

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.

Flashy Yoga Poses

Yaoshiang Ho | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Yaoshiang Ho

I hope that people won't view the poses as the purpose of yoga. I think yoga is fundamentally about maintaining a steady breath and alignment of the body in all poses (or asanas) in the pursuit of mindfulness.

How To Take Your Yoga Practice To Another Level

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Is your downward dog feeling a little dull? No one ever said you had to keep your yoga practice on your mat. Push the boundaries and get creative to b...

5 Yoga Poses To Put You In A Good Mood

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living

Feeling sad? Try doing a moon salutation -- seriously. Anecdotally, we all know yoga enthusiasts who swear that the meditative practice elevates th...