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The World's Most Beautiful Places to Do Yoga

The Active Times | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Yoga is about drawing your focus inward, but that doesn't mean a stunning landscape can't enhance your practice.

How to Get Your Ski Legs Back -- Minus the Meltdown

Kari Haugeto | Posted 03.29.2015 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Taking your time is important, and not just for your mental health. There's so much scenery to enjoy up here, you can almost forget you're strapped to two plastic boards with sharp edges and all waxed up so they go real fast. Oh, wait. I just felt my heart skip a beat as I wrote that sentence. Deep breaths, Kari.

Enter The 'Multi-Sensory' Yoga Stations Of The Cross

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.28.2015 | Religion

Anne Kelley, a Seattle-based attorney, was looking for a way to engage with the stations of the cross on a deeper level when she stumbled upon the ide...

Why Meditation Is My Personal Hell

Katie Tandy | Posted 03.27.2015 | Comedy
Katie Tandy

I try to be deeply thankful to not be disfigured, lost, or forlorn. To be sitting on a hill in California eating organic chocolate and laughing with friends. But mostly I just feel guilty for being such a spoiled neurotic shithead that a day of contemplation is a kind of torture.

Get Inspired: How Yoga Boosts Creativity

Riva Gdanski | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Gdanski

Yoga teaches us how to connect to our mind, body, and soul through meditation, poses, and breathing. While we often associate yoga with growth in str...

The Winter of Our Disconnect: A Love Story

Laura Rose Montorio | Posted 03.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Rose Montorio

A yoga instructor recently encouraged our class to practice our most difficult poses with the understanding that all things come to an end. It's a bittersweet truth, and one easily lost under 108 inches of snow. But she's right. All things -- even this terrible, now officially historic winter -- do come to an end.

Introduction to Kundalini: The Yoga of Awareness

James McCrae | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
James McCrae

Today's polished yoga centers and Bikram studios are only the latest incarnation of a tradition that has adapted to fit changing cultures for thousands of years. Nations have risen and fallen. Religions have come and gone. The apple of ideas has passed from Eve to Newton to Jobs. But yoga, in some form or another, has remained.

Yoga-Schooled: Questions for Knowing Ourselves and Dancing Our Happy Dance

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Tonight, I got schooled. It was just a regular night in teacher training, delving into the depths of the niyamas, the ethical codes of yoga. Just ...

Yoga: How We Serve Incarcerated Women and Those in Transition

Rob Schware | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Sara K. Schneider, who wrote about law enforcement in her book, "Art of Darkness: Ingenious Performances by Undercover Operatives, Con Men, and Others."

Curvy Supermodels Reveal True Beauty Secrets

Erin Joy Henry | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women
Erin Joy Henry

It's not easy trying to set up a conference call with five supermodels. On any given day, one is working on her fashion label between castings, another modeling the latest collections in Grand Canaria or Paris and one may be at the Lower East Side Girls Club boosting the self-confidence of young women by promoting a healthy body image.

5 Ways to Modify Your Yoga Practice as You Age

Joan Moran | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

I cherish more deeply my longevity in yoga and meditation and honor my body with greater awareness of my limitations. I no longer hold on to the perfect. I am simply grateful that I have so much mobility at 70. Like life, a yoga practice is constantly and perfectly in transition.

7 Tips When Choosing a Spiritual Teacher

Margaret Nichols | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Nichols

Here are seven things you should look for when choosing a spiritual teacher. Check out these quick tips to make sure you're properly supported.

6 Empowering Mantras Everyone Should Try

Rachael Yahne | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Keep the positivity going: Pin them, tack them up around your bathroom mirror or desk, or make them your iPhone background so when you check the time, you see these as a sweet little love letter to yourself.

8 Simple Yoga Poses You Should Do Every Day

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living

It's not always easy to get to yoga class. Whether it's a late night at work or something else, we get it; sometimes that hour of downward dogging jus...

Honoring a Wounded Yoga Body

Wendy Reese | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

The cough had been present for a little over two weeks. It had begun to improve, then took a turn for the worse. I was awoken in the middle of the nig...

The New Now: Pause, Love, Smile

Annie Buckley | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Annie Buckley

It may not be as obvious, but we all live in a now embellished with a question mark. Rather than seek certainty, I try to use the question mark as a reminder that every day is a day to feel the sunshine, wonder at the universe, marvel at trees and laughter and a million magic moments, connect with friends, make mistakes, and laugh.

Nails, Nails, Nails (Gel, Shellac, Silk Wraps)

Christine Martitz | Posted 03.20.2015 | Style
Christine Martitz

After having had each one of them done -- some even at a variety of different salons, I started to investigate more deeply into the differences between them and which would be best for me.

10 Simple Ayurvedic Tools for Wellness

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Following even some of these simple, healthy Ayurvedic wellness suggestions for a healthy lifestyle can bring lightness and joy to the mind, strengthen the body and create good health, strength and stamina.

The Best Yoga Poses For Added Energy

The Active Times | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Feeling like you need to replenish your energy and uplift your mood? Try a few or all of the following energy-boosting yoga poses recommended by expert instructors.

Bent on Yoga Magic!

Janine Francolini | Posted 03.18.2015 | New York
Janine Francolini

Gopi Kallayil, the Chief Evangelist at Google, inspired a room filled with close to 300 guests in formal attire to stand up and practice yoga with him at he Bent on Learning Inspire Gala. We were there to celebrate the incredible work of an organization that brings weekly yoga classes to thousands of students in the New York City Public Schools.

Do You Make These Seven Mistakes in Yoga?

Annalicia Lynn | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Annalicia Lynn

Just because you did something one day, doesn't mean it's right for you body the next day. Just because you could do it, doesn't mean you should. Give yourself permission to experiment with what works best for you, day-to-day.

These U.S. States Have The Most Yoga Studios

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living

More and more Americans are practicing their downward dogs. A whopping 20.4 million people reportedly practice yoga in the U.S., a significant increas...

Hillary Yoga

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

Recently retrieved yoga positions from Hillary Clinton's personal phone.

Destressing 101

Betty Revah | Posted 03.13.2015 | College
Betty Revah

Watching really bad TV shows/movies: I have a confession to make. Of this, I am an expert. Think something bad, something so, so bad, it's actually good. The Bachelor is a great example of this, and the finale this Monday (which I totally didn't see), an even better one.

Self Care Happens On The Fringes

Tricia Mirchandani | Posted 03.13.2015 | Parents
Tricia Mirchandani

We've created a vision that is impossible to attain amidst a life where small people rely on us. A life where we want to be with those small people just as much as we need a break from them most of the time. Inevitably, the grand self care gestures fall apart under their own weight.