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Yoga and Meditation Can Positively Affect DNA

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

Yoga and meditation are well-documented to have psychological, emotional and physical benefits for people at all stages of health, including cancer pa...

5 Yoga Moves For Better Sex

SELF | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living

As if the perks to all your yoga poses aren't good enough, we've got a sexy revelation for you: Many poses can help you have better sex and feel more confident in the bedroom.

Women in Business Q&A: Tapasya Bali, Co-Founder and COO, YOGASMOGA

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.30.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Tapasya Bali is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of YOGASMOGA. YOGASMOGA is a designer, manufacturer and retailer of Yoga inspired athletic ...

How Cockroaches Became My New Self-Help Gurus

Michael C. Bryan | Posted 08.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michael C. Bryan

Oh, I'm totally enlightened. But I'm having a panic attack right now, so do you mind if we talk after I don't feel like running screaming naked dow...

The Muscle You've Never Heard of But Need to Know | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living

When it comes to a tight core, most people picture six-pack abs. But a truly toned core is much more than what you see on the surface. Deep within your loins, the psoas (pronounced SO-az) muscle group partners with other muscles to stabilize and girdle the lower spine, promoting proper body alignment.

Before You Go Upside Down In Yoga, Practice This One Move

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living

Experienced yogis love inversions: Being able to support yourself upside down is badass, to say the least. While a headstand practice&n...

Yoga for First Responders

Rob Schware | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Dr. Robert Scott, a licensed psychologist as well as a nationally recognized teacher, trainer, and consultant in the field o...

What Are You: A Bhogi or a Yogi?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

A yogi is one who discovers that the greatest joy and peace of mind is within themselves, they see the exquisiteness of inner silence and their actions are for the good of others, whereas a bhogi is more concerned with their outer appearance, putting themselves first by enjoying and even over-indulging the mind and the senses.

The Body Is a Celebration

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

With these and other tools I've learned to trust that yoga, dance and other movement are so much more than a physical practice. We heal our minds and spirits along with our bodies as we celebrate ourselves through movement.

7 Things I Wish I Had Known About Hot Yoga

SELF | Posted 08.24.2015 | 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.

Move Your Pelvis Like Elvis!

Yanoula Athanassakis | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Yanoula Athanassakis

Too often in exercise and yoga classes students are most concerned with keeping the legs straight and locked while trying to get the hands on the floor in a forward fold. Accomplishing this move does not matter for general function and can be injurious if done incorrectly.

5 Ways Yoga and Mindfulness Can Help Fight Addictions

James E. Groves, MD | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
James E. Groves, MD

Moderate to high intensity physical exercise, including mind-body practices, have been shown to improve attainment of sobriety as well as to reduce anxiety and depression -- symptoms that often trigger relapse.

You Can Meditate While Moving -- And It Totally Counts

Aleksandra Corwin | Posted 08.24.2015 | Hawaii
Aleksandra Corwin

Some people, usually people who have trained long and hard, can meditate while sitting still. But for a lot of us, moving is the best gateway.

5 Steps to Self Mastery for Success and Happiness

Jennie Lee | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennie Lee

We can infer then that happiness is enabled by an ability to create at will what we need, mentally, emotionally and materially. Although this sounds like a hybrid of the Law of Attraction and great portfolio management, to measure success in this way is really determined by our levels of willpower and self-control, which when combined lead us to self-mastery.

Sex And Yoga -- A Controversial Connection That Continues Today

Well+GOOD | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living

Yoga is all over American life, and for the most part, it's G-rated. But this is new. For much of the 100-plus years yoga's been present in the U.S., it's hovered on the cultural fringe, raising suspicion due to its exoticism. Seriously.

5 Simple Yoga Poses to Help You Feel Less Bloated

Spoon University | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Spoon University

Instead of focusing on our leg and arm muscles, we can start to get in touch with the muscles inside our body, like our esophagus, stomach, and intestines.

How to Clear Obstacles Using a Powerful Meditation Object

James Connor | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
James Connor

Letting go brings further peace and clarity to our lives. Experience will show you that purifying your mind of obstacles and growing in goodness are the two keys for reaching meditative stillness.

This Body-Burning Yoga Sequence Is Like A Boot Camp Class

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 08.19.2015 | Healthy Living

Crunches will tone your abs and squats will strengthen your quads, but the windmill will work your shoulders, abs and legs.  Never hear...

Lumeria Maui: An Unforgettable Portal in the Pacific

Greg Archer | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
Greg Archer

Maui. Sunshine. Adventure. What's not to like? After all, the beaches and sites on the Hawaiian Islands' next-to-youngest entity (The Big Island) are a plenty that many writers have been spotlighting them in books and magazines for quite some time.

Are Thoughts More Important?

Amber Voiles | Posted 08.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amber Voiles

Could the thoughts you are having be more important than the food you are eating? I'm quite serious. Because we rely so heavily on our eyes and our ...

Tadasana -- The Transformative Power Pose in Jail

Nancy Deville | Posted 08.19.2015 | Women
Nancy Deville

Teaching yoga in jail isn't just about giving the women exercise, it's about giving them tools to cope. That's why I always start with the hope that Tadasana brings.

5 Unique Ways To Keep Your Brain Young

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.18.2015 | Fifty

While our brains do lose volume over time, the good news is that your brain is a machine -- capable of regrowth and the ability to learn new thin...

Kissing Frogs and Ex-Frogs

Judy Warren | Posted 08.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Judy Warren

Should you remain friends with your ex-frog? It's a hot topic, and I should be clear also that I'm not talking about a few dates; I mean a full blown...

Diving Into Your Fear

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

The spiritual journey has taught us both to see through the limitations of the ego mind, or me-centered self, to the clarity and compassion necessary to not only skydive but to live sanely in our somewhat screwed up world.

How to Be You -- Funky and True -- and Attract Your Tribe

Carolyn Jean Roney | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Jean Roney

I subscribe to a lot of daily notes and newsletters from spiritual teachers, healers, gurus, and the like. They share powerful messages of choosing lo...