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This Simple Yoga Sequence Will Help Anyone Build More Balance

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living

This one goes out to anyone who has experienced even the slightest instability during yoga class. Nothing wrecks a yoga flow -- or any exercise routin...

Free Outdoor Summer Yoga Classes Around NYC

PureWow | Posted 05.27.2015 | New York
PureWow

Hey, whatcha doing tomorrow after work? Up for some child's pose on a big-ass lawn? Cool. Here's your guide to free summer yoga around the city.

A Good Fall

Jana Llewellyn | Posted 05.26.2015 | Divorce
Jana Llewellyn

In yoga, arm balances are some of the coolest poses. Wrap your right leg over your right shoulder, wrap the left at the ankle, and stand on two hands, letting your legs straighten as you lean forward, up and off of the floor.

Lessons Learned From Loreto

Lissa Coffey | Posted 05.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lissa Coffey

The soul is stirred by travel. I have found this to be true with every trip I take. There's always some purpose that I find, some lessons that I take ...

What You Learn From 1,000 Days of Meditation

James Connor | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
James Connor

In 2009, I made the unusual decision to sell a company I had built for 14 years, donate nearly all the money and give away my possessions to undertake a three-year meditation retreat.

4 Ways My Life Changed in 4 Years of Sobriety

Carolyn Jean Roney | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Jean Roney

I painted this mug four years ago on May 25, 2011. I was hungover, shaking, and scared as I painted these lyrics from the song Fee by one of my most...

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.

Why Loving Yourself Is The Most Selfless Thing You Can Do

Christina Zipperlen | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Christina Zipperlen

There seems to be a very beautiful trend taking shape that I am completely devoted to: It is starting to be popular to "be loving."

What I Learned From Horses About Yoga and Life

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 05.22.2015 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

As we rested in Savasana one evening and the teacher called out, "Sigh and let it all go," Cherie, a Clydesdale Thoroughbred Cross, chimed in with a lovely whinny. Clearly, horses and yoga went hoof and hand here.

What Handstands Taught Me

Sara Lee Bentley | Posted 05.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sara Lee Bentley

Illustration by Sara Lee Bentley I've been practicing yoga for the past 14 years, way before the knowledge of what a downward dog was entered into m...

Don Draper and the Nones

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.22.2015 | Entertainment
Philip Goldberg

What do those two events -- a poll of religious identification and the climax of an iconic period drama -- have in common? In a very real sense, that last glimpse of Don prefigures the rise of the SBNRs.

How Yoga Helped Me Love My Bigger Body

Rachel O'h-Uiginn Estapa | Posted 05.23.2015 | Women
Rachel O'h-Uiginn Estapa

I was often the largest woman in the room, but off the mat, I was welcoming in my own revolution of body acceptance. I decided to feel more committed to my own well-being than to a number on a scale. As I went deeper into yoga, I went deeper into the connection with my body.

7 Things No One Tells You About Hot Yoga

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Hot yoga is an intimidating concept. With studio temperatures ranging from 90 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit, most people aren't sprinting to the nearest s...

32 Ways to Reclaim Your Sanity When a Move Goes Terribly Wrong

Mary Novaria | Posted 05.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Novaria

They say moving is one of life's greatest stressors -- right up there with death and divorce. I'd like to see the stats on moving as a cause of deat...

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...

"Sit Up Straight!" The Mental Health Benefits of Good Posture

Edith Ismene Nicolaou-Griffin | Posted 05.21.2015 | Science
Edith Ismene Nicolaou-Griffin

Remember when your mother told you to "sit up straight?" Apart from what your mother may have considered proper decorum, good posture appears to have many surprising mental health benefits.

Why This 62-Year-Old Woman Is Saying 'Namaste' To Teaching Yoga

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.21.2015 | Fifty

This is one story from Huff/Post50's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkable ...

Random Evolution, Intelligent Design or Both?

Shahram Shiva | Posted 05.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

Right wing vs. left wing, Republican vs. Democrat, Intelligent Design vs. evolutionary theories, these constant battles of ideology seem to point to...

Relieve Lower Back Pain With This Simple, Soothing Yoga Pose

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living

If you spend most of your day sitting, this stretch is for you. The reclining pose from LA-based yoga instructor Vytas Baskauskas can help to work out...

Meditation And Yoga May Ease Diseases That Cause Gut Pain

Washington Post | Esha Day | Posted 05.19.2015 | World

If you thought meditation was good only for your emotional well-being, think again: A new study suggests it may also alleviate the symptoms of two gut...

6 Things I Learned From My First Spartan

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

I gathered a group of tough, like-minded Spartan virgins and we began our training program. I created a workout for all of us to use, a sort of litmus test to prepare ourselves as well as gauge our progress during training. We trained as a team. We raced as team. And we finished as a team. Here are a few things I learned:

Does God Exist?

Shahram Shiva | Posted 05.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

The English term God is too vague, vastly overused and no longer represents a unified idea. If I ask a hundred people about God in Los Angeles, I mi...

Interview With Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Philip Goldberg

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is an internationally known spiritual teacher whose Art of Living programs and humanitarian efforts have affected millions of l...

The Gift of Memory

Danielle Diamond | Posted 05.15.2015 | Fifty
Danielle Diamond

What can seem unfortunate at first may turn out to be an unforeseen blessing. Losing everything I had in that house forced me to question how much I really need to be happy.

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...