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Don't Meditate

Zita Harkaran Vasilisinova | Posted 07.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Zita Harkaran Vasilisinova

Do you sometimes feel that meditation is just an old Asian torture method, designed for those who live in caves with wild tigers, snakes and have 30 h...

21 Killer Yoga Photos That'll Have You Dusting Off the Mat

DL Cade | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
DL Cade

June 21st, 2015 wasn't just Father's day or the Summer Solstice (if you're in the appropriate hemisphere), there was another event celebrated officially for the very first time on June 21st of this year: The International Day of Yoga.

How To Get The Most Out Of Cat And Cow Poses

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living

If you've ever taken a yoga class, you've probably been instructed to stretch your spine by alternating between cat and cow poses. The moves are great...

Why Doing Less Is the Only Way to Lose Weight

Katerina Pozzi Baratta | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Katerina Pozzi Baratta

Most people think that in order to lose weight you have to count calories and go to the gym five days a week. While it's true that eating more ve...

Conquering the Mountains of the Mind

Vyda Bielkus | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Vyda Bielkus

When you make yourself present to the moment you are in, the challenge, although might still be there, is suddenly much less daunting. Fear slips away in that very instant and you can absolutely conquer the mountain. One foot in front of the other, one precious present moment at a time, you will quickly find yourself at the top.

Spicy Lessons From Veggies: Yoga Lessons From the Farm

Wendy Reese | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

I have the honor of teaching yoga in a very beautiful barn at a local farm. When the yoga season started this summer at Amee Farm in Pittsfield, Vermo...

Yoga and Career: When to Stick It Out, When to Jump Ship

Paula Vital | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Vital

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" -- Mary Oliver In my quest for living the present moment to the best of...

Stay Fit While Traveling: California Edition

College Tourist | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Some cities and rural areas can be more challenging because of the lack of workout studios, food stores, and healthy restaurants. However, California is one state where there are plenty of possibilities for people to stay in shape.

Expats Write About Love and Life in Asia

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 06.30.2015 | Books
Ann Tashi Slater

This month brings memoirs from three wonderful Asia-based American authors to put on your summer reading list!

5 Steps for Strong Alignment in Upward Salute

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal Benefit Teaches extension from the ground up, lengthens the side waist, strengthens arms and shoulders. Instruction From standi...

The Power of Perceptual Change

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Perceptual change is powerful. Knowing our roots and honoring our ancestors is a transformative way to rearrange the social fabric of our society. ...

5 Reasons Why All Guys Should Date a Girl Who Does Yoga

Unwritten | Posted 06.26.2015 | Women
Unwritten

I think that yogis are also relationship gurus. I guess I should let my boyfriend actually attest to that, but regardless, I think that if you practice yoga, you automatically become better at relationships. Don't believe me? Take a deep cleansing breath and read on.

Why More Men Should Practice Yoga

Rachael Yahne | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

As more celebrities step into the spotlight as yogis, I'm happily seeing more and more men give it a shot. Thanks to yoga, they are now enjoying better flexibility, improved performance in other sports, and less injury.

Ego Is Good

Shahram Shiva | Posted 06.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

There are a few common ways to control large groups of people, they include nationalism, promise of economic prosperity, spirituality and religion. ...

The Yogi's Power Squat Might Become Your Favorite Booty Workout

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living

If you've taken a yoga class before, the instructor probably had you move into Utkatasana -- the chair pose. Chair pose certainly burns -- it wor...

Health Benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong

Dr. Denise Nagel | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Denise Nagel

Can I say for sure that it has worked for me? Not with a double blind study, but I do believe that my investigations have led me to a plan which has helped me and maybe could help you, too.

Astoria Characters: The Newborn Doula

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.23.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The call came at 10 at night. Annie LeVasseur had been eagerly expecting it, but, still, it made her nervous.

Yoga Might Achieve What Communism Didn't: A Response to a Communist Critic of Yoga

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

Even if it seems commercialized and narcissistic at times, the yoga culture one sees today has not only an individual health and beauty element but a far more promising social-spiritual one.

Here's What International Day Of Yoga Looked Like Around The World

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living

On Sunday, June 21, people all over the world gathered to celebrate the United Nations' first ever International Day of Yoga. Indian prime ministe...

3 Lessons I Learned From Taking Arianna Huffington's Thrive Course

swami varadan | Posted 06.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
swami varadan

During the last six weeks I have been taking a course taught by Arianna Huffington based on her book Thrive. I have to be very honest; I hate school. ...

AcroYoga, Why You Should Give it a Whirl

Riva Gdanski | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Gdanski

Although a 'high flying whale' may sound like something right out of the supernatural, when performed in AcroYoga, it's a rather elegant looking pose....

Yoga and the Brain: A Vision of Possibilities

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Yoga is a new way of looking at life that translates into a way of interacting with life. The twisting and balancing poses that appear difficult from the outside foster composure and self-awareness--they draw the person back into the inner world.

All The Yoga GIFs You'll Ever Need

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Sometimes, life just gets too busy for yoga class. Or maybe you're in the mood for a little at-home or park practice. Whatever the case, when it comes...

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Transcending The Controversy On International Day Of Yoga

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion

The Indian ambassador to the United Nations joined a room full of journalists this week to talk up the first International Day of Yoga taking place on...

9 Simple Yoga Poses To Help With Back Pain

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Aching back got you down? You're not alone. According to the American Chiropractic Association, half of Americans report back back pain symptoms each ...