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Fat Burning Yoga Workouts

Pump up your heart rate with power yoga

The Best Yoga for Women

Practice these poses three times a week for optimal overall health<p>Child's Pose<p>Stretches hips, quads, back <b>1.</b> Kneel on the floor with big toes touching and knees about hip-width apart. Sit on your heels. <b>2.</b> Lay your torso between the thighs and bring your forehead to the mat. Extend arms straight in …

Yoga for Pain Relief

Relieve all your aches and pains with these soothing yoga poses<p>Pain Killers<p>Most people start hitting the mat because they want the famous yoga body: toned arms, tight abs, gravity-defying glutes. And it doesn't take long to discover how great yoga can make you feel on the inside—energetic, happy, …

Lose Weight: Fat Burning Yoga Workout

Lose belly fat with these fat burning yoga exercises<p>You contort into all kinds of wacky positions wriggling into those skinny jeans. Bend and twist on a regular basis and that might not be necessary. An active sequence of yoga flows — a form called vinyasa—burns more than 450 calories an hour, …

6 Ways to Improve Your Yoga Practice

Feeling more like a distracted dog than a downward-facing dog? These tips from yoga instructor Drisana Carey will help keep you in the moment next time you hit the mat<p>For many people, it’s hard to imagine finding peace in your local yoga studio—much less in the middle of a bustling metropolis. But …

Get Rid of Cellulite

Learn how yoga exercises can help you get rid of cellulite and burn fat<p>Besides whipping your leg muscles into sexy shape, yoga can help smooth spongy thighs too. "Cellulite is a symptom of reduced lymph circulation," says Atma JoAnn Levitt, head of the integrative weight-loss program at the Kripalu …

Strong Body, Powerful Mind

Calorie torching, muscle sculpting, and stress reducing—with the right yoga moves, you really can have it all.<p>No one disputes that yoga will make you loose and limber. But there's one misconception we'd like to wrestle to the mat: that bending and stretching and twisting can't work you as hard or …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

7 Research-Backed Breakfast Tips for Faster Weight Loss

Want to fend off breakfast boredom and lose some pounds? We've rounded up a week's worth of ideas for your a.m. meals.

5 Health Benefits of Being an Early Riser

Set your alarm, then start reaping the rewards.<p>You know that saying about the early bird catching the worm? Well, there's science to back it up: A growing body of research demonstrates that early risers have advantages when it comes to their energy levels, moods, and workout habits. We lay out the …