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Class Cancelled? 5 Ways to Get Your Yoga High

Yoga Journal | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal Bryant Park Yoga is back in New York City for its 12th season, featuring instructors curated by Yoga Journal. This week's feature...

AcroYoga, Why You Should Give it a Whirl

Riva Gdanski | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Gdanski

Although a 'high flying whale' may sound like something right out of the supernatural, when performed in AcroYoga, it's a rather elegant looking pose....

All The Yoga GIFs You'll Ever Need

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Sometimes, life just gets too busy for yoga class. Or maybe you're in the mood for a little at-home or park practice. Whatever the case, when it comes...

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 ...

9 Ways to Heal: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Healing happens in so many ways. From arts programs, to yoga, to support groups, many of our grantees this week are providing opportunities for communities to heal the challenging circumstances of their lives.

Agents of Change: 5 Forward Thinkers You Need to Know

Greg Archer | Posted 05.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

They walk among us -- those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are. Take note of five luminous entities that strive to make the world a better place.

John Smrtic: Yogi, Vegan and Awesome

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 05.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Taraleigh Weathers

John Smrtic is one of my most amazing friends, and I have a lot of amazing friends. He took his passion for yoga and live music and made it into a suc...

This 84-Year-Old Can Do Yoga Like Nobody's Business

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.19.2015 | Fifty

While you're struggling to do downward-facing dog and spending most of your time in the child's pose, this senior is able to cross his feet behind his...

7 Things You Never Knew About Christopher Isherwood

Chris Freeman | Posted 05.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Chris Freeman

Christopher Isherwood (1904-86) was an Anglo-American writer whose novels, memoirs, plays, and diaries span the 20th century, from his modernist beginnings in the late 1920s to his pathbreaking memoirs of the 1970s.

5 Tips to Improve Your Arm Balances

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal Looking for serious arm balance inspiration? Look no further than Dylan Werner of Equinox, who performs a sequence of stunning arm ...

'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.

5 Reasons to Take Your Yoga Practice Outdoors

Riva Gdanski | Posted 06.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Gdanski

As the weather gets warmer and the sun shines brighter, the thought of practicing in a dimly-lit or crowded yoga room can feel uninspiring. So how do...

Master Camel Pose in 7 Steps

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal Benefit Strengthens the back; opens the shoulders, chest, and quadriceps; can help boost mood and energy. Instruction Come to you...

My Breakup Letter to My Health Club: I Don't Need You Anymore -- I've Met Yoga

Michelle Martin | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Martin

Yes, after a 10-year codependent relationship where I over-invested and over-gave, while receiving very little in return, I am finally dumping you. And here is why.

I Did Yoga #EveryDamnDay For A Year

Stephanie Baroni-Cook | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Baroni-Cook

Yoga led me to other fitness activities, it led me to new friends, it inspired me to work on my longtime love of writing, it taught me to lean in to myself, and I'm pretty sure I am a better mother because of it. Oh, and one more thing: I'm 25 pounds lighter.

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.

Why I Keep Falling in Love with Yoga... Again and Again

MeiMei Fox | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

I am overwhelmed with gratitude because as I begin this journey into motherhood, into becoming a goddess of giving and devotion to others, my yoga practice nurtures me.

7 Yoga Poses to Firm and Tone Glutes

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

Yoga teacher Leslie Howard recommends this seen-pose sequence for a strong, balanced backside.

Yoga Bodies: Rejecting Society's Idealized Images

V.K. Harber | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
V.K. Harber

The more I taught and practiced, the more I realized that society's perception of the average yogi is not at all accurate. There are thousands of dedicated practitioners with bum knees and c-section scars and flabby arms and imperfect skin.

The Secret to Being More Outgoing and Living Fully

Rachael Yahne | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

How can we practice being brave without simply resting on the cliches of 'doing something that scares you'? After all, that phrase in itself is a bit scary. How can break down the bravery-muscle-building process into measurable steps?

Feel Better with 3 Modifcations for Downward-Facing Dog

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

Ahh, Downward-Facing Dog--so peaceful, so restorative, so blissful. And such a long journey to get to that point. Even though it may be a "resting" pose for me now, for a long time, it required just as much work and effort as any other strength-building posture.

Get Inspired: How Yoga Boosts Creativity

Riva Gdanski | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Gdanski

Yoga teaches us how to connect to our mind, body, and soul through meditation, poses, and breathing. While we often associate yoga with growth in str...

7 Steps to Mastering Bound Angle Pose

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal Benefit Opens the hips and encourages a sense of grounding while you work on lengthening the spine. Instruction Sit with your fe...

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...

Fix a Hangover With These Restorative Poses

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

If you tipped back too many drinks last night, the last thing you feel like doing is rolling out your yoga mat. But you should. A little yoga can go a long way to minimize suffering and speed the recovery process. Promise.