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6 Mental Hacks To Maximize Your Workout

<i>This article originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of SELF.</i><p>Mindfulness workouts are becoming an increasingly popular way to maximize your …

This 40-Minute Workout Will Whip You in Shape for the New Year

Courtesy of Avital Zeisler, founder of the Soteria Method.<p><b>Your Best Year Ever continues into November! This month, Avital Zeisler, founder of the Soteria Method, a self-defense and fitness practice, sets our focus on women's safety, health, and empowerment.</b><p><b>Here, Zeisler proves that y</b><b>ou don't have</b> …

7 Core-Strengthening Push Up Progressions for Female Athletes

<b>Many women participate in sport, but not all have had an active childhood that has given them the fundamental strength and stability necessary to</b> …

The Best Workout (Ever) in a Series of Gifs

<i>This piece was originally published on October 15, 2015.</i><p>If you’ve ever tried “the class,” you know it’s a challenge. A very loud challenge. There is …

Yoga

How yoga taught me to finally love my body

The first time I went to the gym, I was 13. I signed up for a membership after going shopping with my best friend. We decided to buy the same shirt — …

Middle School

Ending Lower Back Pain

Anyone who has suffered from back pain will tell you: It’s the f$cking worst. To learn how to treat it effectively—not to mention prevent it in the …

Why Some People Like Exercise and Others Don't: Because Happiness | Inc.com

You don't need to read about yet another study proving how fantastic exercise is for your mental health and well-being. Scientists already understand there's a strong link between happiness and physical activity.<p>What wasn't known, however, is how the two are linked. Does exercising make people …

Mental Health

How This Woman Sculpted Her Saggy Work Butt Into an Ass of Steel

With insane abs, to boot!<p>Nessa, a 39-year-old from Luxembourg, grew up playing basketball and eating whatever she wanted without gaining any weight. (🙌 )<p>Four years ago, Nessa started a new demanding job in finance, and she started gaining weight. "I was focused on my job and not on my body. I was …

Fitness

Other Sports: My Lightbulb Moment: The realization that it takes more than running to make us strong and healthy | SportsDay

For years I took pride in the fact that I was a runner. I liked the fact that I didn't need a vehicle to transport me from point A to point B. I was …

This Video Tutorial Teaches You to Balance on Your Hands

The basic crow pose is an advanced-beginner yoga pose that’s a great stepping stone for teaching you to balance on your hands. And it’s like the …

Yoga

5 Simple 15-Minute Workouts That Deliver Major Results

Sweat With Kayla is the perfect moniker for 25-year-old fitness queen Kayla Itsines’s smartphone app. Launched last year as a follow-up to her famous …

Morning Yoga Poses That Will Wake You Up

If you want to establish a consistent yoga practice, one of the first steps is to find the time of day that works best for you and make sure to be on …

Yoga

4 Yoga Poses That Seriously Reduce Inflammation

As a personal trainer, kickboxing instructor, and fitness model, I spend an awful lot of time moving my body in all planes of motion. On any given …

Yoga

The HIIT Yoga Workout Will Satisfy All Your Calorie-Blasting and De-Stressing Needs

Rev those endorphins when you’re stressed AF.<p>Alexis Novak<p>The struggle is real: You crave the calorie-crushing results you get from high-intensity interval workouts, but you also love getting down with downward-facing dog. Enter Insta-famous trainer Alexis Novak, of Los Angeles, who created a …

The Cardio Dance Workout Celebs Love

It's time to work out, so put on your dancing shoes. This cardio dance routine lead by Simone De La Rue, the creator of Hollywood's hottest workout, Body by Simone, will get your heart rate up to burn serious calories. But trust us, you will have fun doing this workout and maybe even learn some new …

Library of 30 Beginners' Yoga Poses

As a beginning yoga student, you might feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of poses. Don't. Your yoga practice is a lifelong pursuit, giving you …

Yoga

This Could Revolutionize Your Yoga

<i>Mound your glutes Breathe wide into your side or lateral ribs Bring the weight into the front of your paw hover your heels above the earth Draw the energy up the back of your legs Bend your knees Make a soft gentle fist Open your mouth Keep your eyes horizon</i><p>Not your yoga teacher's classical …

Can't Nail Your Handstand? Do This Every Day

<i>Caley Alyssa is an LA-based yoga instructor and the founder of Caley Yoga. Her new class, Yoga Inversions 101: An Introduction to Getting Upside</i> …

Yoga

15 Minutes. 12 Yoga Poses. 1 Killer Core Workout.

It's hard to deny the physical benefits of yoga. Studies show that it improves flexibility, posture, and balance; strengthens bones; and increases …

5 Most Powerful Ways to Develop Mental Strength

How to Develop Mental Strength?<p>The mental strength is the ability of the mind to become flexible according to all life circumstances by remaining …

Self-improvement

A 10-Minute Workout For Your Abs That Doesn’t Involve A Single Crunch Or Plank

If you're looking for a workout for abs that'll actually make a difference, your form plays a big role. See, crunches and planks—the standard abs …

30-Minute Power Yoga Flow For Tight Abs and a Toned Butt

A good yoga flow, when the poses are connected into a flowing sequence directed by your breath, makes for a great two-in-one workout providing flexibility training and strength training all at once. This 30-minute yoga session, led by Jess Taras and inspired by NYC- and LA-based Y7 Studio, is a …

A Gentle Morning Yoga Workout For Your Abs

A morning yoga workout is a great way to set a healthy tone for your day. Because let's face it: Waking up and HIIT-ing hard with an intense training …

How the 4-7-8 breathing technique could help you fall asleep

From bedtime aromatherapy to pre-sleep yoga, our Sleep Sanctuary series shares some top tips to help you get a good night’s sleep.<p>In this video, we show you how to utilise the 4-7-8 breathing technique. Pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil, the technique works by calming the mind and …

Meditation

3 Simple Ways To Feel Like A Yogi (Even If You're A Beginner)

<i>Caley Alyssa is an international yoga teacher whose practice helped her transform her life and realize her dreams. Check out her class, 28 Days to</i> …

Yoga

If You Lift Weights, This Yoga Sequence Is a Must

Whether you work out at a CrossFit box or you lift heavy at the gym, your tight muscles could use some extra love to not only prevent injury but to ease sore muscle pain as well. This 17-pose sequence will target all the major muscle groups, so your body feels more flexible and open.

Fall Asleep In Minutes With This Bedtime Yoga Sequence

<i>Ellen Vora, M.D., is a holistic psychiatrist practicing with Frank Lipman, M.D., at the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in NYC. This week, we're</i> …

Yoga