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Yoga Poses

Top 10 Yoga Postures For Strength

Kino MacGregor | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Kino MacGregor

Yoga is more than just stretching and relaxation. Daily yoga practice includes a comprehensive system that builds strength in the body and mind. There are some key postures that helped me access the deep reservoir of inner fortitude that every person contains within.

My Downward Dog Is So Much Better Than Yours

Toni Nagy | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Toni Nagy

I made an assumption that being competitive with other people drove me to be better, but in actuality it distracted me from focusing on my own process. When I compared myself to others I wasn't honoring my own path.

Yoga: Liberation From the Body

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

If we remain attached to a certain style of yoga postures, we remain attached to the material aspect of our existence. When we're no longer attached to this aspect, we're able to use yoga for its intended purpose and live in a state of supreme joy as a result.

7 Tips for Nervous New Yoga Teachers

James Brown | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

People are coming to yoga class to get to a better place somehow, and they've chosen your class because they think you might help do that. They want you to succeed. They aren't coming to class to critique you.

3 Of The Best Yoga Poses For Anger

Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living

By JC Peter for Spirituality & Health Magazine Anger: We all know it, many of us well. But at a yoga party, it would be gauche to bring up the ragi...

Stretch It Out! 5 Yoga Poses For Runners

David Magone | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
David Magone

It's important to stretch after you run in order to reduce muscular tension and maintain a healthy degree of overall mobility. The next time you head out for a jog, take five minutes to integrate these four yoga stretches into your post-run cool down routine to keep your body functioning right!

5 Cool Yoga Food Groups for Summer

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

According to Ayurveda (yoga's sister science), summer is the season of the fiery pitta dosha. Pitta is one of three basic Ayurvedic mind-body types, which also includes vata and kapha. This summer, beat the heat with deliciously-cooling yoga foods.

Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Hot Yoga

Kelly MacLean | Posted 09.19.2013 | Comedy
Kelly MacLean

My teacher introduces herself as Yoga Bandana, or at least thats what it sounds like to me. We begin class by setting an intention, she suggests 'Gratitude' but i've done hot yoga before so my intention is 'To Not Die.'

A Yoga Sequence for Gardeners

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher In my almost 15 years of teaching yoga, I have watched seasonal patterns emer...

Overcoming Trauma With Yoga

Kripalu | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living

It just so happened that the theme for the lesson was interconnectedness. We would spend the time exploring partner poses, designed to build community and interdependence within the class. I told the students that this would be a chance to lighten the load that we'd all been carrying the past few days.

'How Backbends Taught Me To Say Yes'

Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weingus

A psychologist probably would have had no problem putting two and two together, but it took me a little longer to come to a conclusion on my own. A back bend is the physical manifestation of opening up, otherwise known as my least favorite activity.

8 Yoga Poses To Support Bone Health (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.24.2013 | Fifty

In addition to providing stress reduction and a mild workout, yoga can also be an effective treatment for osteoporosis, either on its own or supplemen...

Sleeping With Ease After Plank Pose

Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weingus

Because holding plank was so difficult, I had no choice but to make it as easy on myself as possible. As with most things in life, breathing deeply and staying positive made it more attainable.

Arm Balancing My Way To Patience

Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weingus

I have never been a patient person. When I stand in line at Duane Reade for longer than five minutes I feel angry at the happy magazine covers at the checkout counter, and although they say a watched pot never boils I've always thrown my pasta in at the first sign of a bubble.

8 Yoga Poses For Beginners

Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living

By Beth W. Orenstein There are many great reasons to add yoga to your exercise routine. Yoga improves muscle tone, flexibility and balance, and i...

Stressed? Here's A 5-Minute Fix (And All You Need Is A Wall)

Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living

By JC Peters for Spirituality & Health Magazine Increasingly over the past couple of years, I’ve been having outbreaks of hives and itchy skin. I...

10 Things Yoga Teachers Wish They Could Tell You

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul The last thing a yogi wants to do is create stress -- or talk about it. But when we asked four top yoga teachers to tell us what th...

5 Gentle Yoga Poses for Every Body

Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Soft and slow in pace, yoga can help relieve stress and still give you a challenging enough routine to burn calories, tone your abs, and improve flexi...

Can Yogi Chai Tea Help Weight Loss?

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

Drinking tea is one of the easiest and most natural ways to lose body fat. Current research reports that green tea catechins can increase fat burning and boost abdominal fat loss.

4 Yoga Moves to Jumpstart the New Year

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Kathryn Budig, international yoga teacher and writer It's a new year and with that the promise of a new you. Intention-setting runs...

Opening the Hips in Yoga: The Frog, Fire Log and Swan

Tara Fass | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Fass

Soreness in the hips is another occupational hazard, a byproduct of sitting for many hours at a time and living in a city with significant traffic-laced drive times.

Opening the Heart in Yoga: The Camel, Melting Heart and Wheel

Tara Fass | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Fass

I gravitate to these postures to counteract the negative effects of sitting many hours at a time in my profession that is added to the time I spend sitting while driving. Darlene tells me to breathe in space around the heart and connect the arms and shoulders to my heart.

Degas Dancer: An Easy and Effective Open-Hearted Pose

Tara Fass | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Fass

This one I like to do in the office in between patients to clear my head and heart. Hardly a day goes by when I don't look for and do this posture at some point to lift my spirits and switch up my proverbial energy.


Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

Rather than try to make someone sound wrong, the purpose of this article is to explore the potential yoga postures have to open the body so that we may sit for longer periods of time as was always intended.

Yoga For Runners

Jessica Bellofatto | Posted 01.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Jessica Bellofatto

Anybody can run, and anybody can practice yoga. I think that is why these two activities hold so much appeal to me, and to so many people. They don't require expensive gear, they can be done anywhere, and they can be with us throughout our lives.