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Yoga Poses

Enough Is Enough (And a Mindfulness Approach With 5 Self-Mantras)

Sarina Tomel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Focusing on what's not happening or what's wrong is a sure way to keep manifesting the same. And indeed it will only bring you more of what you don't ...

Expert Yogis Share Their Favorite Stress-Releasing Poses

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Yoga is about more than flexibility and working up a good sweat -- it benefits the mind, just as much as it does the body. We chatted with some of ou...

Forgiving Myself

Sarina Tomel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Forgiving yourself is another way of giving yourself permission to get out of your own way. To see the truth for what it is, rather than hide behind it. If we take self-forgiveness moments, it changes our perspective, and therefore our approach to life. Our mood lifts, and we return to feeling happy and having that inner calm again.

Yoga-tta Be Mind Bendy: Your Brain on Yoga

Melissa Nordin | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

Our enthusiasm is infectious, our curiosity and trust is a treasure, and clearly our world is a brighter and more interesting place because we "do yoga." However, with all this attention on the HOW of yoga, we have managed to overlook the WHY of yoga.

Yoga for Abs: The Best Poses for a Slimmer, Stronger Core

The Active Times | Posted 07.10.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Core strength: whether you're an elite athlete or an occasional exerciser, it's an essential part of maintaining your overall fitness (and good postur...

The Future of Yoga Is in... Spanish

Yoga Journal | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal People of Hispanic origin comprise the second largest ethnic group in the United States, making up 17.1 percent of the total popula...

Can These Yoga Poses Make You Smarter?

The Active Times | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

As a brain booster, yoga outperformed an intense bout of aerobic exercise, which has already been shown to have positive effects on the brain.

Flashy Yoga Poses

Yaoshiang Ho | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Yaoshiang Ho

I hope that people won't view the poses as the purpose of yoga. I think yoga is fundamentally about maintaining a steady breath and alignment of the body in all poses (or asanas) in the pursuit of mindfulness.

How To Take Your Yoga Practice To Another Level

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Is your downward dog feeling a little dull? No one ever said you had to keep your yoga practice on your mat. Push the boundaries and get creative to b...

5 Yoga Poses To Put You In A Good Mood

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living

Feeling sad? Try doing a moon salutation -- seriously. Anecdotally, we all know yoga enthusiasts who swear that the meditative practice elevates th...

5 Yoga Poses To Get You Through Your Midday Slump At Work

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living

We know we're not the first ones to tell you this, but: Your desk job might be hurting your health. Shocking, no? Well, not really. Over the past f...

5 Yoga Poses To Help You Fall Asleep

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living

According to the National Sleep Foundation, 41 percent of parents and 34 percent of children reported difficulty sleeping in 2014. Part of the problem...

These Yoga Poses Will Take You Through The Perfect Day

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living

The evidence in support of yoga is mounting: Studies have suggested that it might suppress the body's stress response, improve mood and maybe even boo...

The Only Yoga Poses You Can Do As A Mom

Sara Goldstein | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Sara Goldstein

Like the mat version that came before, don't forget to give yourself a few minutes of recovery after practice. Feel free to lay down, face up on the floor. But I don't recommend closing your eyes. It helps to be able to see the diapered butt that's guaranteed to plop down squarely onto your face.

Learn to Fix the No. 1 Mistake You Are Making in Yoga Practice

Vyda Bielkus | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Vyda Bielkus

In vinyasa or flow style yoga, we open up the practice with the ubiquitous Sun Salutations: High-push Up, Low-push Up, Upward Dog, Downward Dog. It'...

How to Conquer Disappointment and Show It Who's Boss!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

You can turn disappointment into a positive, life-changing experience with the potential to catapult you into a place in life you never even imagined.

Move of the Day: Triangle

Nora Tobin | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Nora Tobin

Incorporate this "move of the day" into your regular exercise regimen or just take a few minutes to give it a try. Each day will be a different move, so you can do each one back to back or individually.

5 Yoga Poses Every Pregnant Woman Should Know

Posted 03.28.2014 | Parents

When you're pregnant, parts of your body hurt that you didn't even know existed. Weird aches and pains pop up out of nowhere and your growing belly ca...

Hilaria Baldwin's Yoga Travel Tips

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.21.2014 | Travel
Yoga Journal

We asked her how she balances motherhood, her career and yoga on the road. Here, she gives us the intel.

3 Simple Tips to Live Out Your Yoga Practice

Yoga Journal | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

Santa Monica yoga instructor Amy Lombardo may be one of the most in-demand teachers to the stars, but her practice is deeply rooted in the spirit of service.

13 Yoga Pet Peeves That Totally Wreck Your Zen

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Yoga is supposed to still the mind so that you can focus your attention inward and achieve that liberating "zen" you crave. But how are you suppose...

How to Master Butterfly Pose

Lilly Barels | Posted 05.11.2014 | Hawaii
Lilly Barels

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the rest of the world calls butterfly. -- Richard Bach A friend gave my son two caterpillars in a...

Got 10 Minutes? Try This Stress-Relieving Yoga Routine

Nora Tobin | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Nora Tobin

Consider a 10-minute yoga break instead of a 10-minute coffee break. These four simple and effective yoga postures and deep breathing will help you feel calm, relaxed, and rejuvenated.

Yoga Tips for Newbies

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Lita Smith-Mines

Don't hide in the back of the room when you're new. Yoga is nothing like that algebra class of your nightmares. You won't be called on if you plant yourself in the front, and it's the best spot to see the teacher.

How to Get out of Yoga

Stephanie Lessing | Posted 03.29.2014 | Comedy
Stephanie Lessing

In previous yoga classes, I've been known to resort exclusively to child's pose early on, quietly remaining there until someone taps me lightly on the shoulder -- usually it's the cleaning lady.