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11 Beginner Yoga Poses Everyone Pretends To Know

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living

Remember when you resolved to do more yoga? And then you sat at the back of a yoga class as the teacher said ridiculous things like "juice your spine"...

Off the Grid Into the Heart

Sister Jenna | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Sister Jenna

As technology accelerates our lives, many of us feel an urgent need to get off the grid, slow down, feel safe, and loved.

My Yoga Body: Finding My Way Back Into Life After Sexual Assault

V.K. Harber | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
V.K. Harber

Pregnant and preparing for another birth, I found myself once again feeling out of control as my body did what it needed to. Now, seven months postpartum, I am still getting to know my now twice-changed body, struggling to breathe my way into acceptance and embodiment.


Amy Elias, MS | Posted 01.29.2015 | Women
Amy Elias, MS

Of all the words there could ever be titles and fashions of the lady I love, Mother shines way above the beauty of all tragedy. Of all the...

Don't Meditate to Cure Exhaustion: Why Women Are Really So Tired

Karen Brody | Posted 01.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

He's in 10th grade now, and my mind thinks: What about life after high school? That's why yoga nidra meditation Is as essential as my toothbrush. It helps clean up emotional debris. And with yoga nidra all I have to do is lie down, do nothing, and surrender.

Yoga Teacher Kristen Schneider's Practice on Cultivating Sattva

Yoga Journal | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

Yogis have a good reputation for being light-hearted, graceful, and joyous, but teacher Kristen Schneider takes it to another level.

Guatemala. Who Knew?

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 01.26.2015 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

In images, majestic volcanoes rise from the edge of inky waters; the lake appears mysterious, haunting. The deepest lake in Central America, Atitlan had been described by friends as a vortex, a portal, the bellybutton of Mayan civilization.

Gender Sovereignty: A Spiritual Declaration of Independence from the Gender Wars

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 01.26.2015 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

If the unconditional love one would think a parent would have for a child instinctively is not enough, and the unconditional love evangelical Christians claim to believe God has for all people is not enough, then let us declare a spiritual revolution and claim our sovereignty as trans people.

Here's Why You Shouldn't Keep Your Eyes Closed In Yoga Class

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.26.2015 | Comedy

Open your eyes, people! Yoga classes can be an excellent way to get your mind and body in shape, but when you're feeling that relaxed and your eyes...

What Happened When My Down Dog Was Barking

Kelli Finley | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelli Finley

I started to think about what we say in the therapy world about meeting clients where they are at. I think that is important for us to do for ourselves too. On that random Thursday I met myself where I was at.

Will Yoga Ruin Your Career?

Paula Vital | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Vital

I recently saw a video of Asthanga teacher Richard Freeman on how yoga ruins your life. The phrase that stood out for me was that it will ruin your ca...

10 Relaxing Resorts Where You Can Warm Up This Winter

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.22.2015 | Travel

Feeling a bit worn out by winter? Then the time is right for a peaceful getaway, where snow shovels and polar vortexes are but a distant dream.

A Workout to Wrestle Away Anxiety and Make You Smile

Jenine Durland | Posted 01.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenine Durland

We spend much of our daily lives checked out: on deadline, on task, too busy to let our emotions "get in the way". Feeling, after all, can be pretty uncomfortable and counter-productive in the Western sense of just needing to get things done.

Everything I Needed To Know About Motherhood I Learned From Yoga

Abby King | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Abby King

Don't worry about what anyone else is doing. The guy on your right can bend his legs into lotus while in a handstand. The woman on your left can't touch her toes. We all have our own work to do, and what we each have to work with is unique.

Claiming Our Worth

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women
Rebecca Lammersen

I recognize no one will honor me, not a man or a yoga student, if I don't value myself first. I must claim my worth in every aspect of my life, because in the end, in the beginning, in all of it, it comes down to one thing, loving myself.

3 Things I Never Expected to Learn From Yoga

Amy Alabaster | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Alabaster

The way I looked at things began to change, and without knowing it, my practice itself started to change. When I stopped competing with other people in the room and started listening to myself, I received three gifts from yoga that I wasn't expecting at all.

The Yoga Move That Instantly Boosts Your Confidence

OWN | Posted 01.21.2015 | OWN

The long-term effects of doing yoga are no secret -- it can relieve allergies, treat some medical conditions and help you find peace, to name a few --...

Video Shows Why You Should Never Do Yoga Angry

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.21.2015 | Fifty

From deep breaths to life's little frustrations, yoga class is a great place to just let it all out. But sometimes "letting it all go" isn't as ea...

These Photos Prove It's Never 'Too Cold' To Get Moving

The Huffington Post | Damon Dahlen & Sarah Klein | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living

You're probably quite comfortable practicing yoga in the warmth of your regular studio. But considering outdoor workouts have unique benefits to sw...

Top 5 Myths of Yoga -- Busted!

Sadhguru | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living

There is a lot of "yoga" happening in the world today that has very little to do with what yoga really is. Several myths about this ancient practice have long been masquerading as facts. It is time we demystify yoga.

Entrepreneur Series: Growing Up and Doing Business With... Kimberly Caccavo and Kate Nowlan of GRACEDBYGRIT

Marina Chetner | Posted 01.20.2015 | Small Business
Marina Chetner

In the legging-filled coast of California, it's actually tough to find a pair that fits well. Enter Graced by Grit. Makers of what I call "the spanks of tights," their Everyday Leggings lift and shape the body, and are versatile enough to squeeze in a round of sun salutations before running off to do the errands.

Thaw Your Body, Mind and Soul With a Winterized Yoga Practice

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar yoga teacher "In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes...

What a Month of Yoga Did for a Regular Person

Grete DeAngelo | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Grete DeAngelo

I told myself that I would commit to just 15 minutes a day, nothing crazy. In the process, I started to feel better physically (less tension in my neck and shoulders, no more back twinges) and I learned some new things about what I could accomplish.

Kino MacGregor's Yoga Practice to Build Inner Strength

Yoga Journal | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

Yoga is not an escape but a radical acceptance of all that is. Build the strength this year to love yourself more every day.

High School Dropout Teaches High School? Say What?

Carol Egan | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Carol Egan

Equally important to consider, what are the benefits you gain from not challenging yourself in the ways that you know will serve you well? Are those benefits just immediate gratification?