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Yoga for Men, Part II: Closed Twists

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher Dear Male Yogis, Last month, in Yoga for Men, Part I: Forward Bends, we learn...

Calf and Forearm Openers for AcroYoga, Climbing + More

Yoga Journal | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
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By Yoga Journal NASA rocket scientist/yoga teacher Scott Lewicki balances a highly technical day job with creativity on the mat. Use this innovati...

10-Minute Sequence for Fulfillment

Yoga Journal | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
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By Yoga Journal Prep work Start seated in Sukhasana (Easy Pose), placing both palms over your heart, connecting with awareness and compassion....

Yoga for Men, Part I: Forward Extensions

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher Dear Male Yogis, I am a female yoga practitioner and teacher, and I con...

More Core! Balance Out Your Bakasana

Yoga Journal | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
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In this step-by-step method, you will begin by summoning the core strength you need to lift the body and then integrate the work of the shoulders to create a solid foundation for your body weight. Never rush the journey toward strength. Instead take the time to build it up slowly and enjoy the process.

Yoga for Surfers: 5 Poses for Mind-Body Balance

Yoga Journal | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
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Surfers are always, like, totally mellow, right? Not always! While surfing is stereotypically associated with a relaxed lifestyle, the intense demands the sport puts on the body can leave muscles feeling anything but.

5 Steps for Strong Alignment in Upward Salute

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
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By Yoga Journal Benefit Teaches extension from the ground up, lengthens the side waist, strengthens arms and shoulders. Instruction From standi...

3 Ways to Conquer the 'Scary' Yoga Poses

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
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If you tell your students that a pose is hard and scary, it immediately becomes just that. If you break down the pose into accessible bits, then the student may accidentally find themselves in a pose they never thought possible!

Yoga for That (Nagging, Aching) Pain in Your Butt

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

"The science of Yoga is the eradication of sorrows." -- Prashant Iyengar, yoga teacher, author, and son of Guru B.K.S. Iyengar There are some thing...

4 Yoga Poses for Spinning and Outdoor Cycling

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
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By Yoga Journal Spinning and outdoor cycling are high-octane cardio workouts that require powerful legs and knees, flexible hips, and a strong back...

Goddess Yoga: 5 Heart-Opening Practices

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
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By Yoga Journal Use these practices invoking Lakshmi to ignite your inner spark, find your radiant power of grace, and feel the ocean of abundance...

The 10-Minute Recharging Yoga Sequence

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
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Seated meditative poses support you as you drink in and recharge, and Warrior Poses, inversions, and backbends help you find strength as you pour out offerings to the world.

Yoga Poses for People With Multiple Sclerosis

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
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A recent Rutgers University study found that women with moderate symptoms of multiple sclerosis experienced improvements in balance, walking, coordination, and quality of life after eight weeks of practicing yoga.

Is That a Rope or a Snake? A Yoga Practice for Clarity and Stability

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
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by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher I'm currently in between homes and staying at a friend's cabin buried deep wit...

Warm Up for One-Legged King Pigeon Pose

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
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Mastering this deep hip opener and backbend can help stretch these areas and release tension. Use the following five poses from teacher Chelsea Jackson to warm up safely for One-Legged King Pigeon.

Yoga Challenge Pose: Handstand

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
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Find your edge and shift your weight into your hands as you move step by step into Adho Mukha Vrksasana.

3 Ways to Make Fire Log Pose Feel Comfortable

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
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Ever try a yoga pose and feel like your body just doesn't make that shape? Erin Motz (aka the Bad Yogi) has three ideas to help you rock Fire Log Pose (Agnistambhasana).

Prep Poses to Fire Up Your Core for Side Plank

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
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Warm up and engage your core and hips safely for Side Plank Pose (Vasisthasana). Try these asanas from Chelsea Jackson to prep for, and achieve, a solid Side Plank.

Fly With Yoga: 7 Must-Try AcroYoga Poses

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
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This hybrid style combining acrobatics and healing arts like Thai massage with yoga can help you take the next step in your practice by connecting you with others while boosting strength, body awareness, and playfulness.

Help Ease Back Pain With a 10-Minute Yoga Sequence

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
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By Yoga Journal Half Knees-to-Chest Pose Ardha Apanasana 5 rounds, 2 breaths each, 1 minute total Lie on your back. On an exhalation, draw your ri...

7 Yoga Poses to Firm and Tone Glutes

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
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Yoga teacher Leslie Howard recommends this seen-pose sequence for a strong, balanced backside.

10-Minute Yoga Sequence for Meditation

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
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For a 10-minute practice, do 4 rounds of the following sequence (a round is the sequence practiced on both the right and left sides). In round 1, hold each pose for 30 seconds, or 5-6 breaths. In rounds 2 and 3, hold each pose for 10-12 seconds, or 2 breaths. And in round 4, hold each pose for 5-6 seconds, or 1 breath.

5 Hamstring Openers for Compass Pose

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living
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Compass Pose can demand a lot of your shoulders, hips, and hamstrings. Learn how to warm up safely for this complicated seated pose with Miami Vinyasa and Vedanta teacher Rina Jakubowicz.

Third Eye Chakra Tune Up: Yoga Sequence From Stephanie Snyder

Yoga Journal | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
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Use this practice to open and build awareness in your ajna chakra to begin to see everything in your life more clearly.

Twist Into Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose

Yoga Journal | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
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Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana is an invigorating spinal twist and chest opener that releases diaphragmatic tension and intercostal muscles, enhancing breathing.