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A "Hot" Yoga Practice: Making the Hips and Groins Groan!

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, BSN and certified Iyengar Yoga teacher It has been exceedingly hot and humid in my part of the world lately, an...

Active Alignment Sequences for Before and After Yoga Practice

Sonima.com | Posted 07.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonima.com

By: Sonia Jones Become more comfortable on and off your yoga mat by including these exercises into your daily yoga routine. When we practice yoga, w...

Looking For A High-Intensity Workout? Try This Yoga Routine

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living

Who says yoga can't make you work up a sweat? In the Udaya video above, yoga instructor Rudy Mettia takes you through a high-intensity sequence design...

Antiaging Yoga

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, BSN and certified Iyengar Yoga teacher To quote Webster's: "Aging (adj): (of a thing) reaching the end of usef...

A Yoga Sequence to Build Strength for Arm Balances

Sonima.com | Posted 04.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonima.com

Learn the basic principles of arm balancing through this simple sequence that leads up to crow pose.

Purifying Your Body and Mind: An Organic Yoga Detox

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.15.2017 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

When we don't take time to maintain our vehicle (the body) and its engine (the mind), they fall into disrepair. For example, when your tires are not maintained at their recommended pressure, they wear prematurely and have to be replaced before their recommended tread life

How to Practice Yoga, Part I

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher "Alignment is enlightenment." --B.K.S. Iyengar For more than 10 years now, I ha...

Yoga for 'Falling Back'

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher This is the time of year I call "bummer"--it's not quite fall and not quite summ...

Yoga for Men, Part II: Closed Twists

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher Dear Male Yogis, Last month, in Yoga for Men, Part I: Forward Bends, we learned...

Calf and Forearm Openers for AcroYoga, Climbing + More

Yoga Journal | Posted 07.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal NASA rocket scientist/yoga teacher Scott Lewicki balances a highly technical day job with creativity on the mat. Use this innovative s...

10-Minute Sequence for Fulfillment

Yoga Journal | Posted 07.22.2016 | 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. Find ...

Yoga for Men, Part I: Forward Extensions

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher Dear Male Yogis, I am a female yoga practitioner and teacher, and I confess...

More Core! Balance Out Your Bakasana

Yoga Journal | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

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 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

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 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal Benefit Teaches extension from the ground up, lengthens the side waist, strengthens arms and shoulders. Instruction From standing, bri...

3 Ways to Conquer the 'Scary' Yoga Poses

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

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 06.19.2016 | 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 things ...

4 Yoga Poses for Spinning and Outdoor Cycling

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

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

Goddess Yoga: 5 Heart-Opening Practices

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

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 wi...

The 10-Minute Recharging Yoga Sequence

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

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 06.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

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 05.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

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 withi...

Warm Up for One-Legged King Pigeon Pose

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

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 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

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 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

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).