Gretchen Gouard

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Learn How to Sequence Standing Poses Like a Pro

Teacher Natasha Rizopoulos talks about the importance of sequencing to evolve your practice.<p>Teacher Natasha Rizopoulos talks about the importance of …

Yoga

Celebrate The Solar Eclipse with This Moon Salutation

Mark your calendars now for August 21, the day the first total solar eclipse will grace North America in more than 25 years, and a powerful day for …

Yoga

10 Exercises Every Yogi Should Be Doing (but Probably Isn't)

Yoga is known to decrease stress and increase body awareness and flexibility. But despite its seeming superpowers, it falls a little short in one …

Yoga

35 Plank Variations That Will Strengthen and Tone Every Inch of Your Body

A plank is anything but basic. The move simultaneously works the upper body and core without needing a single piece of equipment to do so. Adding the move into your regular routine will help you become stronger and leaner and can help offset everyday aches and pains. But why stick to the same old, …

Workouts

A 2-Minute Meditation to De-Stress and Feel Happier

Incorporating meditation into a chaotic day can be challenging. Who has time to sit down and clear the mind when you have a million other things to …

Meditation

17 of the Most Impressive Yoga Poses on Instagram

Even if you can't bend yourself into a pretzel or defy gravity with masterful inversions (yet), admiring the craziest yoga poses on Instagram can be …

Yoga

Six Post-Workout Stretches to Prevent Injury

Words and photos by Rebecca Parsons<p><b></b>Whether you're racing, surfing, doing a downwinder or just out for a casual paddle, stretching should be an …

Pain

Should We Be Using Self-Hypnosis To Manage Stress?

"With self-hypnosis, you get to write, produce, cast, direct, and star in your inner movie."<p><i>WTF Is It And Should You Try It?</i> <i>is an original A Plus</i> …

Meditation

35 Stretches Your Body Is Begging For

Rest days, recovery, self-care . . . all things that are too often overlooked. We're here to tell you: don't skip the stretch! Stretching is essential for keeping your body healthy, preventing injury, and ensuring that you'll be in good shape for the next workout. After every workout, be sure to …

How To Meditate with Noise: A 3-Minute Practice for Anywhere

1. <b>Begin this meditation by noticing the posture that you’re in</b>. You may be standing or sitting or lying down.2. <b>Notice your body exactly as it is</b>. See …

5 Gentle Yoga Poses To Set Your Tight Shoulders Free

If you spend any time slouching at your desk or looking down at your phone, you’ll want to give yourself the gift of this little yoga sequence.<p>Rob …

An Open Letter From Your Highly-Sensitive Yoga Student

Dear Yoga Teacher,<p>Did you know that your yoga class is FULL of Highly-Sensitive People?<p>Yes, I know we're in the minority in the "real" world, but in your yoga class, you can bet we're in the majority.<p>You see, we need a way to calm our nervous systems down. Life is busy and hectic, and yoga is THE …

5 yoga poses guaranteed to engage your child in the practice

Parents, we hear you. Getting your child to sit still is never an easy task. But one yoga instructor is showing it's possible to do just that, and more.<p>Pilar Salazar has been doing yoga for the past 14 years, and teaching her own classes for half of those. The Costa Rican native honed her craft at …

Yoga

The Art of Teaching Yoga: 8 Ways to Weave Philosophy Into Your Classes

We are pleased to announce The Art of Teaching Yoga, a mentoring program for registered yoga teachers and our first-ever 3-day workshop. Register now …

15-Minute Yoga Routine to Unlock Tight Hips

Photo: Abi Carver.<p><b>Tight hips are incredibly common for surfers and getting loose is essential if you want to be the best surfer you can be, injury</b> …

Yoga

10 Motivational Yoga Poses That'll Keep You Fresh And Energized In The Mornings

We all know that people who practice yoga regularly stay fit and live a long life. This is because yoga has immense power and has a positive impact …