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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 05.22.2015 | 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...

The Good Drug: Happier, Sexier, Richer And Nomo Fomo, With Zero Side Effects

Elizabeth Lazar | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact
Elizabeth Lazar

It's high time we got practical and selfish about volunteering the way we have about every other aspect of our selfie-obsessed existence.

Why It's So Important To Think Of Age As A Gift

Phyllis Sues | Posted 05.14.2015 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

It only takes one step to change your sedentary life and that step is do it because you want to, not because you have to. I'm told I inspire, if that's true what's the next step? Do you listen to your body and take action? There has to be the desire, the energy, the love for what you are doing.

Want To Get More Out Of Your Yoga Practice? Grab A Friend

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living

From increased flexibility to anxiety and stress relief, it's no secret that yoga is really, really good for you. But while elongating those hamstring...

Maderas Village Life

Kyriaki Chonacas | Posted 05.13.2015 | Travel
Kyriaki Chonacas

After traveling all around the world, I must say there's something really special going on in Nicaragua. I suggest to the pioneers, tastemakers, creatives, highly intelligent, conscious beings, this is the place for you.

If You Have Tight Hips, You've Got To Try This Simple Stretch

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Runners, bikers and those stuck to their swivel chairs all day can all suffer from tight hips. Stretching the hip section is often overlooked, but it'...

This Moment Of Gratitude Changed My Life

Virginia Bunting | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Virginia Bunting

After class, I drive to a greenway nearby and find a bench. I take a few deep breaths, then call my ex. Our conversation isn't necessarily any different than it has been in the past. And yet, everything seems different. I am grounded, calm, empowered, non-reactive. I am able to separate my "stuff" from his. This is new. This is HUGE!

Why You Should Try Aerial Yoga

Kayla Matthews | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Kayla Matthews

Aerial yoga might seem like an intimidating exercise at first but it can be incredibly rewarding and exciting. Many fitness clubs offer aerial classes for people of all fitness and skill levels. Check into the aerial options in your area, and you just might discover your favorite form of exercise yet.

Bringing Yoga To Underserved Communities in San Diego

Rob Schware | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Laura Plumb, who began her career in London, working with The Discovery Channel Europe. At Discovery she was quickly drawn to programming on indigenous cultures, complementary medicine, and healing traditions.