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Yoga Poses

A Yoga Competition: My Rabbit Pose Is Better Than Your Downward-Facing Dog

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 04.29.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — The judges will be watching – were the competitor's knees locked? Were the wrists straight? Did the forehead and the knee conne...

The Yoga Pose You Never Thought You Could Do

Posted 02.27.2012 | Healthy Living

In honor of World Yoga Day, we asked friends and fellow HuffPost editors to submit photos of themselves or their loved ones in poses they once believe...

How Yoga Taught Me The True Meaning Of Growing Up

Christina Vuleta | Posted 04.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Christina Vuleta

I realized that it's only now that I can enjoy yoga every now and then without feeling pressure to do it "right." It got me thinking that yoga is truly a metaphor for getting older. As you age, you stop caring what other people think.

5 Ways Yoga Promotes Heart Health

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

In honor of American Heart Month, here are five ways that yoga promotes a healthier heart.

The Future of Yoga in America

Ira Israel | Posted 03.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Of course it's wonderful that anyone comes for exercise and leaves with a little spiritual stuff. The problem is that 90 percent of what's being called yoga in America has nothing to do with the original purpose of yoga.

3 Ways Yoga Can Improve Your Sex Life

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 03.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

If you prefer a natural alternative to enhance your sexuality and spice things up, try yoga. Research reports that yoga can boost sexual satisfaction while benefiting overall health and well-being.

Turning Upside Down

Nina Vir | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home
Nina Vir

Yoga has taught me to trust my instincts and overcome fear. The poses I learned as a kid have taught me to be free to try new things, with no fear of failure or judgment.

Om My God: Who's Wrecking Yoga?

Sandip Roy | Posted 03.18.2012 | Home
Sandip Roy

Should yoga come with a statutory warning? Practicing yoga can be injurious to health.

Is Yoga Dangerous? Absolutely Not!

Paul LaRosa | Posted 03.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul LaRosa

As someone who practices yoga (when healthy) four times a week, I find the photos in the recent New York Times article on yoga insulting, and the article misguided. Yes, you can get injured doing yoga just like you can get injured in any form of exercise.

Jumpstart Your Weight Loss Resolutions With Yoga

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 03.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

Yoga offers a positive change in lifestyle, where permanent weight loss and maintenance is a natural result of enjoyable yoga exercise and diet. By balancing food intake and yoga exercise, you can naturally achieve your ideal weight.

PHOTOS: Artist Captures Stages Of Yoga Pose With Stunning Sculpture

Posted 01.02.2012 | Arts

Katie Grinnan's "Mirage" from her recent show at Brennan & Griffin is a painstaking testament to the movements of the human body. While Grinnan's othe...

Your Burning Fitness Questions Answered

Posted 11.01.2011 | Healthy Living

By Miss Fit For Welcome to Miss Fit -- a weekly advice column from someone who is a bit of a non-conformist when it comes to health a...

4 Benefits To Striking A Yoga Pose

Posted 10.20.2011 | Healthy Living

By Su Reid-St. John and Rozalynn S. Frazier for Health magazine Fewer migraines Research shows that doing simple neck-, shoulder-, and back-st...

A DIY Fix For Pain, Heart Health And Weight Gain?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Research into the health benefits of yoga is still in its infancy. But recent pilot studies point in promising directions.

DIY Yoga Moves To Strengthen Your Core

Sadie Nardini | Posted 08.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Sadie Nardini

One topic that seems to come up again and again is how frustrated new moms (or those currently pregnant ... or anyone, really) are about re-finding their "core."

5 Yoga Poses to Relieve College Stress

Her Campus | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Her Campus

Stress is a huge part of college life. Every day we have to time manage school work, jobs, internships, extracurricular activities, and of course, social lives. Regardless of your scenario, there's a way to prevent becoming overwhelmed.

I Am Kind

Alanna Zabel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alanna Zabel

Yogis associate this posture with a tree. A tree epitomizes a non-judgmental, resource-providing, season-changing, patient symbol of our Earth. Embody these attributes today.

'Go Deeper': Another Yoga Cliché

Erica Heinz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erica Heinz

In yoga class, you'll often be told to "go deeper" while you're holding a pose. It's a yoga cliché, a lesson that's lost its power. It can be taken literally but that's not always the best idea. So what exactly does it mean?

Yoga and the Inspiration of Poetry by Andrew Harvey and Karuna Erickson

Andrew Harvey and Karuna Erickson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrew Harvey and Karuna Erickson

Much of the world's great mystical poetry celebrates the union of body and mind which we experience through yoga. This poetry can be directly received on a cellular level to transform and expand the experience of yoga practice.

Horse Yoga: Connect Your Mind With Your Equine (VIDEO)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

We've all heard about yoga on the beach, yoga with your toddlers -- even yoga with your dog. But what about horse yoga? In this video, a horse-lover a...

Yoga Mats as Status Symbols: What Does Yours Say About You?

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

Anyone who has been to a yoga studio knows that your yoga mat says a lot about who you are and how you live your life. What does yours say about you?

Radiant Body: How I Found Myself Through Yoga

Kia Miller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kia Miller

My first yoga classes allowed me to feel what it was like to live in my body and to breathe deeply and consciously for the first time. It was the beginning of a long love affair.

Music in Yoga Class: Harmful or Beneficial?

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

I'm convinced that playing loud pop music during a yoga class is potentially harmful. In this letter to all my past and future teachers, I'll enumerate the reasons why.

Unplug and Recharge with Hot Yoga

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

Doing hot yoga can be very intimidating, depending on the exact form you are undertaking. So here are a few helpful hints to get you past the initial few classes so that you can reap the benefits.

The Discovery of Egolessness

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

the fundamental mistake we make (which causes all kinds of trouble and suffering) is the assumption that we exist as a permanent, unified, independent being.