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Outdoor Yoga, Where to Go for the Flow

Riva Gdanski | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Gdanski

Summer is in full swing, and that means everything from workouts to weddings have been moved outdoors. So why not do the same with your yoga practice...

What Every Beginner Yogi Should Know

Yoga Journal | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal Yoga Journal is turning 40 this year. If you're just getting started with the practice and missed our first four decades of yoga ...

10-Minute Sequence for Fulfillment

Yoga Journal | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal Prep work Start seated in Sukhasana (Easy Pose), placing both palms over your heart, connecting with awareness and compassion....

5-Minute Yoga Practice for Peace

Sadhguru | Posted 07.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sadhguru

These 5-minute processes are easy-to-practice, yet potent tools to enhance health, joy, peace, love, success and inner exploration, helping one cope with the hectic pace of modern life and realize their full potential.

5-Minute Yoga Practice for Peace

Sadhguru | Posted 07.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sadhguru

"The only way to experience true wellbeing is to turn inward. This is what yoga means - not up, not out, but in. The only way out is in." These 5-...

Why Do People Do Yoga?

Marlynn Wei, MD, JD | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Marlynn Wei, MD, JD

The truth is that the practice of yoga is not about changing the brain, body, headstands, or even about gaining greater happiness and joy. If it were, it'd be just like taking a spinning class or doing a set of lunges at the gym. Yoga aims toward transcendence of all those things.

Master Revolved Chair Pose

Yoga Journal | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

Strengthens and grounds your legs and hips, brings length and lightness to your spine, expands your chest.

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.