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Mudra-s and Bandha-s: Working With Fire

Rowan Lommel | Posted 09.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rowan Lommel

Yoga philosophy sees human anatomy as not only physical, but as energetic. Mudrā-s and bandha-s are some of the most potent tools that can work o...

How To Get Into Crow Pose (Yes, You CAN Do It)

Yoga Journal | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal Ever try a yoga pose and feel like your body just doesn't make that shape? Erin Motz (a.k.a. the Bad Yogi) has 3 ideas to help you r...

How to Master Dolphin Pose

Yoga Journal | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal Benefit Opens and strengthens the shoulders; opens the hamstrings; prepares the body and mind to go upside down. Instruction F...

Flow Safely: Protect Yourself Through Yoga Transitions

Yoga Journal | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal When it comes to injury prevention, what you do between poses may be as important as the poses themselves. Here's how to flow safe...

5-Minute Yoga Practice for Joy

Sadhguru | Posted 08.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sadhguru

These five-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.

Secrets For Better Yoga Arm Balances

Yoga Journal | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal Struggling with arm balances? From Crane (Crow) Pose to an all-out Handstand, the form in the hands and forearms remains the same...

5-Minute Yoga Practice for Joy

Sadhguru | Posted 08.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sadhguru

Joy is not about what you do and what you do not do. Joy is about how you are within yourself. These five-minute processes are easy-to-practice, yet ...

Must Have Accessories for a Yoga Getaway

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 08.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sucheta Rawal

Over 16 million Americans have practiced yoga or pilates in the last 12 months (source). Yoga studios are popping up in every neighborhood, and more t...

Is Yoga the Next New 'Antioxidant'?

Marlynn Wei, MD, JD | Posted 08.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Marlynn Wei, MD, JD

Have you ever wondered why people who do yoga often look a lot younger than their age? A new study on yoga might have some answers.

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.