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Just Breathe (How I Became a Yogi)

Gay Browne | Posted 06.30.2016 | Green
Gay Browne

I didn't go to The Ashram with the intention of becoming a yogi. I went to shed the remaining eight pounds I had gained after giving birth to my secon...

3 Weird Things Yoga Teachers Say -- And What They Really Mean

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 06.06.2016 | OWN

Some yoga instructions -- like "keep a neutral spine" or "soften your shoulders" -- are easy to understand. Others are not. Diana Zotos Florio is a ce...

7 Things I Wish I Had Known About Hot Yoga

SELF | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living

I'm not a yogi by any means (my flexibility, or lack thereof, is laughable), but I've flowed through enough Vinyasa classes to know my way around Warriors and Chaturanga. Still, when I walked into a Bikram studio for the first time last fall, I felt out of my element.

6 Things You Should Know About Yoga Chanting

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

If your yoga background hasn't ventured into the group singing realm, you likely have questions. Whether you want to learn more about how to fit it into your practice or why to bother with Sanskrit at all, Janet Stone has answers.

Yoga Tips for Newbies

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Lita Smith-Mines

Don't hide in the back of the room when you're new. Yoga is nothing like that algebra class of your nightmares. You won't be called on if you plant yourself in the front, and it's the best spot to see the teacher.

The Emperor's New (Yoga Clothes)

Rudy Mettia | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Rudy Mettia

There's nothing more "anti-yoga" than fighting about what other people are wearing. Live and let live people, and that goes for both camps.

YogaQuirks: The 4 Rules of Yogi Etiquette

Christie Carmelle Lopez | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Christie Carmelle Lopez

I love yoga and I've been doing it for about 10 years, but it's the practitioners, not the practice itself, I find most challenging.

Are You Intimidated by Yoga? Get Over It and Get Into the Practice

Julie Buckner | Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Buckner

Whether your journey is physical, philosophical or spiritual, once you're practicing regularly, you'll find like-minded folks, who share similar values and interests. You'll find community, a sense of belonging and being together.

Why Men Should Practice Yoga | Posted 10.22.2013 | Healthy Living

Nowadays, an average drop-in yoga class will run you about $20, plus incidentals, which is a far cry from dinner, movie, drinks, etc. Plus, you won't have to talk during the class, and you get to see your potential partner in skimpy workout gear!

5 Rules for Proper Yoga Class Etiquette

Holly Sidell | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Holly Sidell

When it's getting close to the end of class and it is time to stretch, please do not decide that in lieu of stretching you'd like to do arm balances that cause you to flop all over and fall on your neighbors who are in pigeon pose.

I Am a Jealous Yogi

Anne Sobel | Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Anne Sobel

Every yoga teacher I've ever had would balk at my confession -- adding a little friendly competition to my yoga has made me more invested in my practice. I will savasana better than you! I will ujjayi breath better than you! I will fall out of headstand better than you!

'No Time' For Yoga? Here's A Solution

Posted 07.25.2013 | Healthy Living

The commute to and from your yoga studio alone may discourage you from finding time to fit the de-stressing practice into your already-hectic schedule...

Sunglasses, Advil and a Bridesmaid Dress: Hangover Yoga Post-Bachelorette Party

Elizabeth Rowan | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Rowan

A round or two of these poses and you'll be back to trying on pastel bridesmaids dresses and folding 300 wedding programs in no time.

7 Tips for Nervous New Yoga Teachers

James Brown | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

People are coming to yoga class to get to a better place somehow, and they've chosen your class because they think you might help do that. They want you to succeed. They aren't coming to class to critique you.

Yoga for People Who Hate Yoga

Kiri Westby | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Kiri Westby

Doing yoga with Francisco Kaiut is doing yoga from the inside out. In fact, to say the word "doing" is already too active, too aggressive, as it's more of an un-doing.

A Yoga Practice To Reduce Stress

Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living

Welcome to Day 3 of HuffPost Healthy Living's 14-Day Stress-Less Challenge! In honor of National Stress Awareness Month, our goal is to use the next t...

Sleeping With Ease After Plank Pose

Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weingus

Because holding plank was so difficult, I had no choice but to make it as easy on myself as possible. As with most things in life, breathing deeply and staying positive made it more attainable.

Yoga Poses For A Winter Glow

Kristin McGee | Posted 01.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristin McGee

Winter months can wreak havoc on our skin. The cold temperatures, dry indoor heat and stress of the holidays all can add to inflammation and skin problems. Yoga to the rescue! Yoga gives us a youthful glow and can help restore our skin during this time of year.

Tias Little: Deepen Your Yoga Practice -- Finding the Still Point

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 01.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

For many people, yoga is about stretching and strengthening the body, exploring challenging postures, or managing the stress of daily life. Or it may be "just" about the great sense of well-being one feels after a yoga practice.


Heidi Templeton | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Templeton

You made it! For the last hour you've been down-dogging, planking and twisting your body in ways that you didn't think were possible. Now the moment has arrived.... It's time for savasana, or corpse pose.

Fall Into Autumn: Yoga Moves To Prepare For The Change Of Seasons

Kristin McGee | Posted 10.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Kristin McGee

Fall is the perfect time to rely upon your yoga practice to help you prepare for the change of seasons.

How Yoga Taught Me to Survive... and Thrive

Intent | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living

"My intent in practicing yoga is to help people live either truth so they can love their lives -- whatever phase they are in."

5 Steps To Break Out Of A Yoga Rut

David Magone | Posted 08.28.2012 | Healthy Living
David Magone

We've all been there. You're on the mat, you've been practicing the same yoga poses again and again and you just feel stuck... maybe uninspired, maybe in a rut, or feeling as though your hamstrings will never open despite the fact that you've been stretching them for years.

Flexibility, Inside And Out

Carre Otis | Posted 06.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Carre Otis

I would assert that despite the wide variety of yoga options and individual preferences, there is one universal element: the union of consciousness and movement, breath and awareness.

3 Qualifications of a Yoga Teacher

Alanna Kaivalya | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home
Alanna Kaivalya

When we have known great teachers and heeded their instructions, we are able to impart that wisdom to others.