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Here's Proof That Yoga Can Be A Kick-Ass Work Out

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Some write yoga off as a non-workout, claiming it's too slow and calming to really get the blood pumping. The plank sequence in the video above is ...

Jesse Rifkin

How These Mayors Rise Above The Stress Of Their Demanding Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jesse Rifkin | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living

Politicians occasionally feel compelled to tell us how hard they're working (and how little they're sleeping), but is that a lifestyle that really pos...

The Met May Have Banned Selfies, But Celebs Will Always Have Their Workout 'Grams

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living

If you've been spending the past few weeks eagerly anticipating the selfies that will blowing up your Instagram account on the night of the Met Gala, ...

Unusual App Trains Your Emotional Well Being

Aimee Heckel | Posted 05.04.2015 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

I'm on day 10 of DeepSee, and I've had an epiphany. I've decided to break my habit of starting new habits and then breaking them. Oh, it tickles!

7 Things You Should Know Before Buying A Yoga Mat

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living

So you've decided to join the 21 million adults in the U.S. who practice yoga. Or maybe you've had it with your mat, and you're looking for a new ...

Bringing Yoga and Meditation to a Canadian Prison

Rob Schware | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Perri van Rossem, who began teaching yoga as a volunteer in 2005 at Collins Bay Medium Security Institution in Kingston, Ontario; she has been teaching there ever since. In addition, she coordinates yoga programs being offered in three other institutions.

Top 3 Ways to Bust 'Test Stress' With Yoga

Lauren Coles | Posted 04.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Coles

Yoga teaches us that moments are temporary, whether they are happy or stressful. The key is to be fully aware in every moment, so that you can take control of your thoughts. These simple yogic habits can help you push through negative thoughts and feelings, and bring your mind to a better place.

Top 10 Reasons Why Everyone Is Doing Yoga

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 04.30.2015 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

Although we're encouraged to let thoughts go, we're also, perhaps paradoxically, encouraged to tune into our inner voice and intuition in yoga class.

5 Reasons Why Planning an Incredible Getaway Helps the Imaginative Mind Get Rapidly Creative and Productive

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Sky Mandala Marcano

A simple change in thinking has given me the tools to work harder on my ideas, clearing space for more of the good stuff. Giving myself permission to just "be" who I am and create what I need to create has changed my daily business life, drastically.

Breathe Away Stress With This Simple Yoga Sequence

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Yoga isn't just about strengthening your body -- it's also about calming your mind. In the video above, produced by the yoga experts at Udaya, inst...

You CAN Teach an Old Dog a New Trick

Mathy Wasserman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Fifty
Mathy Wasserman

When my son was young, he thought the idiom was "You CAN teach an old dog new tricks!" How optimistic, sweet and naive... especially as his "old dog" mom was heading towards 50. Turns out he may have been right.

The Gita and Me

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.04.2015 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

I first became aware of the Bhagavad Gita in the mid-1960s. I was a college student taking my first tentative steps onto my spiritual path, reading all I could about the Eastern traditions.

Two Actions to Take Now to Generate More Compassion Toward Others

Carolyn Jean Roney | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Jean Roney

Recently, I feel as though I have been cracked wide open. This is the first time that I have dived deep into some powerful work with a therapist. It i...

These Things Are Making Your Yoga Instructors Lose Their Zen

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Live | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Yoga instructors Dionne Monsanto, Quentin Vennie and Susanna Harwood Rubin join HuffPost Live to talk about the things that students do to make them l...

'Warrior' Pose for Wounded Warriors

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 04.28.2015 | DC
Rep. Charles Rangel

The newly founded Congressional Yogi Association will host its first-ever Yoga on the Hill event on May 1 to advocate for better physical and mental health for veterans, which has also been a prioritized issue for First Lady Michelle Obama. As a Korean War veteran and a staunch advocate for veterans' issues, I have committed to attending the event to show my support.

Yoga: Helping Map the Path Home for Veterans

Rob Schware | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Ena Burrud, E-RYT500, a certified yoga therapist working with veterans in Colorado and Wyoming. Herself diagnosed with PTS...

Why I'm Grateful For My Commute To Work

Angie Sarhan | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Angie Sarhan

I've always liked driving. When I first got my license I'd often go for a ride just for fun. Back then, driving was relaxing, enjoyable and freeing.

Mystic Dreams

Shahram Shiva | Posted 04.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

Those of us who dream regularly and remember our dreams assume that the rest of the world also remembers theirs. However, only a percentage of the p...

5 Reasons to Take Your Yoga Practice Outdoors

Riva Gdanski | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Gdanski

As the weather gets warmer and the sun shines brighter, the thought of practicing in a dimly-lit or crowded yoga room can feel uninspiring. So how do...

21 Subtle Shifts to Live Life in the Now

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

By regularly adopting some of these practices that resonate with you (or all of them, if you're an overachiever), you will find yourself becoming more in tune with your true self. You might just learn to more easily go with the flow, let go of the past, and quit worrying about the future.

Tap Dancing to Patience: A Shift in Perspective

Megan Staggs | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan Staggs

In the dark of the morning I wake suddenly wondering if I have missed the alarm. I reach for my phone; it is not yet 2 a.m. Rolling over, I return to...

Here's What Your Yoga Instructor Wishes You Would Stop Doing

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living

The benefits of yoga are endless. With a little downward dogging, you can lower your stress levels, decrease your risk of heart disease, maintain a he...

How To Tell Your Kids You Have Cancer

Heather Chauvin | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents
Heather Chauvin

It doesn't end with one conversation. It's an ongoing learning opportunity for all of you. Children are smart, intuitive and very empathic. Their connection to you runs deep.

How AOL Kids Learned To Thrive

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents

Thursday, April 23 is Take Your Child To Work Day, and the kids at the AOL/HuffPost offices in New York got to do lots of fun activities -- including ...

Finding Stillness in the Movement of Yoga

Alexandra Allam | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Allam

I allowed the time off and the consequential stillness of my present to no longer hinder my progress, but transform into the very thing that could guide me to a life that would serve me. What I had done in the past had not worked. Yoga gave me an alternative.