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What most Americans don’t know about yoga

Is the discipline a form of cultural appropriation? And is it even beholden to a tradition? Two experts weigh in<p>Andrea Jain • Michelle Goldberg<p>March 27, 2016 7:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Religion Dispatches.<p>Last month, a yoga class at the University of Ottawa that was cancelled …

Yoga

Beginner’s Body Scan Meditation

Before I taught scores of body scan meditations like the one above, I too had to learn it for the first time. And my first reaction was: no, thank …

Why Science Is Ultimately Spiritual, and Vice Versa

Despite attempts to reconcile science with the long history of spirituality, a gulf still exists between them--a totally unnecessary one. There is only one reality, and science differs from spirituality only in its style of describing what is real. If this is true, then it's not simply an option to …

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13 Writing Lessons From Stephen King’s On Writing

Stephen King is an American author of horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy, who has sold more than 350 million books. King has received many …

Creative Writing

7 Kettlebell Workouts That’ll Tone Your Whole Bod

A good HIIT workout is definitely efficient and cardio activities are our jam, but when the routine starts to get a little stale sometimes you gotta mix it up. Insert kettlebells: cast-iron weights complete with a handle made for swing and release movements. This hot piece of equipment is sure to …

A 30-Minute Yoga Workout to Get Your Heart Racing

When your days are packed with work deadlines, dinners, and, let's be honest, Netflix and chilling, squeezing in a full-on yoga session sounds …

The Real Truth about the Chakras

Over the past hundred plus years, the concept of the chakras, or subtle energy centers within the body, has seized the Western imagination more than …

Spirituality

Tone up fast! 5 sculpting moves to get ready for Valentine's Day

The day of love is almost upon us! Regardless of what your plans are this Valentine’s Day, feeling like a bombshell is a must, and loving yourself is non-negotiable.<p>That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, we want you to love every inch of your gorgeous body. And what better way to remind yourself of …

Workouts

Science and Mysticism

<i>"We are in trouble just now because we do not have a good story. We are between stories."</i> -- <b>Father Thomas Berry</b><p>Our species -- <i>Homo sapiens</i> -- is endangered.<p>Never has humankind faced simultaneous crises on so many fronts: over-population; a rapidly deteriorating biosphere; competition for oil, water, …

Pope Francis

The 8 Best Exercises for Lower Abs

Moves to tackle that lower-belly fat and build a strong core.<p>The term "lower abs" is actually a misnomer—your rectus abdominis muscle, or abdominal …

A 4-minute workout is blowing up on Pinterest and Instagram — and you can do it anywhere

Since 2015, Pinterest searches for "Tabata workouts" have more than doubled in the past year, and there are over 200,00 Instagram posts tagged #Tabata— and counting.<p>But what is it?<p><b>Tabata is a highly efficient, interval-based workout that is 20 seconds of intense exercise followed by 10 seconds of</b> …

Exercise

Are You Picking the Right Exercise Tempos to Burn Fat and Build Muscle?

Here’s how to mix up your speed to speed up results<p>Most gym goers have one exercise speed: FAST!<p>While performing explosive reps has benefits, doing every exercise as fast as possible may lead to decreasing stability in your muscle and joints, and deteriorating form and technique.<p>As a result, your …

Fitter, Faster, More Explosive: The Shrednado Workout

This workout utilizes the magic plyometric protocol for maximum power gains. Do it today to boost your athleticism<p>If you do plyometrics for more than 10 seconds at a time, you’re doing them wrong.<p>Plyos—which are explosive exercises that increase muscular power, but are tough on your joints—should …

You Asked: Is Yoga Good Exercise?

From CrossFit to Insanity workouts, exercise has lately trended toward the extreme. But physical activity doesn’t always have to be vigorous to be …

High carb or high fat? The running diet debate

For years it’s been accepted that high carbs are needed to sustain performance. But is it really true, or should we be turning to fats instead?<p>In the mid 1960s, a group of Swedish physiologists based in Stockholm conducted a landmark experiment that would come to dominate the way every athlete, …

Carbohydrates

Fitness: The Best Cardio Workout To Burn Fat Quick.

There are tons of activities that will burn calories and pay dividends in other ways. For that reason, there is nothing wrong with stepping outside …

The 10-Minute Low-Impact HIIT Workout

A lot of times, exercising sounds like a good idea—in theory. Then the reality of going to the gym (in freezing temps, no less!) sets in, and …

A neuroscientist says there’s a powerful benefit to exercise that is rarely discussed

When I was about to turn 40, I started working out regularly after years of inactivity. As I sweated my way through cardio, weights, and dance classes, I noticed that exercise wasn’t just changing my body. It was also profoundly transforming my brain—for the better.<p>The immediate effects of exercise …

Humanity

7 Things Mindful People Do Before 9 A.M.

"Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who make the morning and spread it over the fields." -- Mary Oliver<p>When you're tired and sleep deprived, like many Americans today, mornings can often pass by in a groggy blur. But rushing to work without checking in with yourself is a waste of a precious …

Meditation

Yogi Blues: The Bhagavad Gita & The Yoga of Despair

Popular wisdom, from doctors and moms alike, is that yoga and happiness go hand in hand. Photographs and renditions of enlightened yogis often wear beatific smiles. So ingrained is this image, of the peaceful, blissful yogi, that sometimes even dedicated practitioners are lured into a false …

9 Surprising Ways Just Being Yourself Can Make You Remarkably Successful

Today's customers love a unique personality. Here's how to let yours shine through.<p>What do Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, and Donald Trump have in common? Besides the fact that they were or are incredibly rich and successful? They all used their vibrant personalities to create incredibly successful …

How To Avoid Fat Gain And Gain Muscle Mass at the same time.

How to avoid fat gain when trying to gain muscle mass? We know it's perfectly normal gain some fat during bulking (muscle mass gain phase), but if …

4 Ways Your Workout Should Change After You Turn 40

There’s no getting around biology: with the passage of time, we all become a little stiffer, squishier, wobblier. But that said, the 40-something you …

The Best Free Yoga Classes Online

<i>The Cut’s guide to self-improvement without spending a million dollars.</i><p>As yoga has skyrocketed in popularity, teachers — typically paid a pittance …

Yoga

21 Metabolic Moves That Will Get You Absolutely Shredded

These exercises strip away fat and reveal hard muscle. Here’s how to program them into your weekly workouts<p>Are you stuck in a workout rut?<p>Your first reaction might be to say “no.” But think about your routine for a second.<p>Are you excited to train every day? Are you losing fat? Are your exercises …

10 People Who Lost 50+ Pounds Share Their Best Tips For Getting Started

The very first steps real people took to change their lives.<p><i>We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the very first steps they took in their effort to lose weight, and how those steps turned into a major lifestyle transformation. Here are some of the best tips from 10 people who made</i> …

The Ultimate Fat-Frying Tabata Workout

These high-intensity interval workouts are popular in gyms around the world. Here’s how you can use them at home to shrink your belly<p>Tabatas. The word strikes fear into the hearts of fitness enthusiasts around the world.<p>But the 4-minute, high-intensity interval workouts named after Japanese …