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Naval Chakra Tune Up: Yoga Sequence From Stephanie Snyder

Yoga Journal | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal Heat is a powerful transformer. Use core work, twists, and pranayama to target this fiery chakra and transform obstacles into assets...

Top 5 Myths of Yoga -- Busted!

Sadhguru | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

There is a lot of "yoga" happening in the world today that has very little to do with what yoga really is. Several myths about this ancient practice have long been masquerading as facts. It is time we demystify yoga.

What a Month of Yoga Did for a Regular Person

Grete DeAngelo | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Grete DeAngelo

I told myself that I would commit to just 15 minutes a day, nothing crazy. In the process, I started to feel better physically (less tension in my neck and shoulders, no more back twinges) and I learned some new things about what I could accomplish.

Kino MacGregor's Yoga Practice to Build Inner Strength

Yoga Journal | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

Yoga is not an escape but a radical acceptance of all that is. Build the strength this year to love yourself more every day.

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.

What Yoga Has Taught Me for 2015

Rudy Mettia | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rudy Mettia

By being grateful for all that life has afforded you, the good or the perceived bad, you will embrace the grind and give thanks to whatever happens because it just may be what you most needed at that moment.

Yoga for Insomnia

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar yoga teacher On the day after Thanksgiving, I left for India to study with Geeta Iyengar at her 70th birt...

3 Yoga Breathing Techniques to Keep You Warm This Winter

Yoga Journal | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

The cold and dry air that accompanies winter weather can aggravate your sinuses, adding extra irritation on top of seasonal colds. While in the summer we can use sitali, the cooling breath, to reduce body heat, winter weather calls for the opposite approach.

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 Naked Yoga Can Lead To A Better Sex Life

High50 | Posted 01.23.2015 | Fifty
High50

Approaching the venue in south London, I berated myself. Why on earth had I volunteered to strip off my clothes in front of people I'd never met before? In broad, pitiless daylight? With faltering steps, I persuaded myself to continue, although doubts continued to raise their ugly heads.

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.

How I Went From Veterinarian to Yoga Teacher and Launched My Own Desk Yoga App

Fiona Patterson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Fiona Patterson

Guilt was a factor that stopped me changing my career. New people I met would often say, "You're so lucky, I always wanted to be a vet!" Those to whom I vocalized my discontent would remark "Really? But you studied for so long!"

Easy Mantra Practice to Help Achieve Your Goals

Lauren Coles | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Coles

There are thousands of mantras out there. What do you want in your life right now? A new job? Love? Motivation? Choose a mantra and put those desires out in the universe. You'll be pleasantly surprised with the results!

Yoga and Breast Cancer: How My Yoga Practice Saved My Life

Peggy Nolan | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Peggy Nolan

My yoga practice carried me through three major life altering events in less than three years: divorce, breast cancer and losing a job. I can count on my practice to be there, unfailing and supportive of the parts that are all of me.

The Clever Way This Man Is Getting Bros Into Yoga

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living

Walk into any yoga studio and chances are the majority of students will be female. But it doesn't have to be this way! After all, the numerous benefit...

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 ...

Letting It Go

Wendy Reese | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

Yoga is a practice, one that helps us live more balanced, flexible, and strong off the mat. Some days are easier than others, for sure. The trick is to keep showing up, softening, and practicing the art of yoga.

I Love Yoga (Pants): Confessions of a Recovering Yoga Impostor

Michelle Martin | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Martin

I could have walked out of that yoga class and never gone back. I could have continued on my path of embracing all things yoga except the actual practice of yoga, but instead I am sitting with my discomfort (and intermittent embarrassment), and letting my Chakras evolve at their own pace.

Living Yoga Off the Mat

Wendy Reese | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

I have taught the asanas of yoga for 13 years. Yoga and I have had a tumultuous relationship. At one point, I even thought we'd have to break up. But somehow we managed to not quit one another and now our connection is deeper than I could have ever imagined. I learn from it every time I step on the mat and every time I apply it off the mat.

How Yoga Is Like Apples

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck Kostura, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher photos by T. Maxová, shot on the lush grounds of a private retreat located on the...

18 Convincing Reasons To Give Yoga Another Try

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living

“The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.“ --Rodney Yee While pounding on a treadmill, lifti...

Want To Be Invited Into You? A Pre-Labor Day Meditation

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

Mostly, this time of the year is a liminal space between here and there, then and now and you and me. Want to rewire, recalibrate and reinvent the next unfolding moment of the Truth of You and your own breath, your way? This is your invitation to entrain to new weather, time, space and commitments.

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.