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5 Exercises to Strengthen Your Wrists and Prevent Getting Injured

Our wrists are key joints, particularly when it comes to some of our favorite fitness moves: burpees, push-ups, planks, mountain climbers, pull-ups, Downward-Facing Dogs, and many more. Where we concentrate on the muscle groups they support, such as the arms and shoulders, we often neglect the …

Workouts

Why you should learn how to breathe

There's a very good chance you're doing it wrong.<p>Breathing is essential for life. It's at the heart of most bodily functions — and key to maintaining …

Mindfulness

Which Is a Better Exercise for Men, Qigong or Yoga?

—“Which is a better exercise for men, Qigong or Yoga?”There is an information overload on the internet about everything related to men’s health— …

Yoga

6 Yoga Poses That Make You Stronger, Because Weightlifting Isn't Your Only Option

For some people, weightlifting is a way of life, but for others, the mere thought of picking things up and putting them down just doesn't sound …

Yoga

What Having Tight Psoas Muscles Actually Mean

The psoas muscle lies deep in the core of the body. For those of us in Pilates and other exercise sciences, where attention to the core is paramount, …

5 Very Real Reasons To Tone Your Vagus Nerve Today

If you were to take your hand right now and rub the back of your neck, you would be touching the area where your brain stem is located. This area …

1968: The year America unraveled

1968 was the year the center did not hold. It was the year many Americans saw their country spinning out of control. It was a shocking time, a moment of danger, destruction and division — yet also a time of passion and possibility.<p>The polarization that plagues the nation half a century later was …

Vietnam War

The One Thing You Should Do As Soon As You Wake Up To Boost Your Energy

If you wake up in the morning feeling groggy and sluggish, you’re not alone. Most people wake up from a full night’s sleep feeling even more tired …

Yoga Poses That Can Strengthen Your Core Muscles

<i>Contributor: Certified yoga instructor Patti Kopasakis, PT, DPT, SCS, RYT-200</i>Your abdominal muscles are just one component of your core. The gluteal …

Yoga

A Simple Anywhere Anytime HIIT Workout

When it comes to well, anything these days, people are always looking to get the biggest and quickest “bang for their buck.” Workout-shopping is no …

8 Ankle Stretches to Try at Home

Feeling sore? A good stretch may be just what the doctor ordered. If you deal with ankle stiffness or pain, there are many stretches that can help. …

Practice Willpower with These 6 Yoga Poses

If practiced in lieu of giving into an old habit, each of these six yoga poses has the potential to reset your body and mind. You’ve got …

Fat-melting yoga moves you can do at home

Fat-melting yoga moves you can do at home<p>A hot new workout class combines the toning benefits of yoga with the fat-burning power of cardio. CrossFlowX, offered at The Movement in New York City, pairs strengthening poses with heart-pumping moves for a routine that sculpts muscle from head to toe. …

Workouts

I'm a Yoga Teacher, and These Are the 15 Poses I Recommend For Weight Loss

Yoga may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you consider shedding fat, getting strong, and losing weight. Even though yoga shouldn't be your <i>only</i> workout if you're trying to change your body and get healthy, it's certainly a great supplemental workout to help you along the way. I've been …

Reducing blood pressure? Treating addiction? The surprising health benefits of mindfulness

Mindfulness, we learned recently, could help stave off dementia. Researchers from University College London found an association between moderate to severe anxiety and future dementia, but said in their report that therapies such as mindfulness and meditation might reduce the risk of dementia by …

This At-Home Vinyasa Yoga Flow Boosts Strength, Flexibility, and Mindfulness

If you're like us, you hear the term "vinyasa yoga," and you immediately picture a long and lean yogi (possibly someone with an intimidating vibe …

The Best Yoga Mats, According To Top Yoga Instructors

‘Om all over these.<p>Best Overall<p>Lucent Hue Yoga Iriah Mat, $120, lucenthueyoga.com<p>Best Budget Pick<p>Manduka eKO SuperLite Travel Yoga and Pilates Mat, $35, amazon.com<p>Best Splurge<p>Liforme Yoga Mat, $150, amazon.com<p>Best For Hot Yoga<p>Yoga Zeal Yoga Mat, $78, amazon.com<p>Cutest<p>La Vie Boheme Dream Catcher Yoga …

Effective Yoga Stretches for Sciatica

If you have sciatica, then you know that it's a real pain in the butt, both literally and figuratively. In fact, the affected areas can include your …

Yoga for Flabby Arms

The word "flabby" can mean different things to different people, but it's probably safe to describe the existential state of flabbiness as some …

The Most Basic Yoga Poses Are Also The Most Important & Here’s How You Really Do Them

If you're new to yoga, that feeling of anticipation to roll out your mat each day is truly magical, to say the least. You fantasize about flowing at …

Yoga

5 Variations of Uttanasana (It’s More Than a Hamstring Stretch)

What goes up must come down, and the hardworking forward fold is the pose that generally links mountain, chair, and downward facing dog in sun …

Yoga

How to modify your yoga practice to alleviate common wrist, back, and joint pain

Yoga is supposed to feel good, right? As in blissed-out-all-day good. So when you’re nursing a nagging ache (see: sore wrists, overworked lower …

Yoga

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

9 excellent yoga moves for runners

Whether it's injury prevention, ironing out those kinks or simply unlocking your body's potential for movement, these yoga stretches can make a real …

Stretching Your Lungs

Benefits to stretching your lungs include increasing lung capacity, controlling breathing and focusing your exercise regimen. Whether you are an …

Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercises and Your Vagus Nerve

This <i>Psychology Today</i> blog post is phase one of a nine-part series called "<i>The Vagus Nerve Survival Guide."</i> The nine vagal maneuvers featured in each …

There's just something about Adriene: How Yoga with Adriene dominates YouTube

Adriene Mishler exudes plenty of mushy-gushy spiritual thinking, but the yoga evangelist embraces something else, too: self-deprecating humor.<p>That's …

Natural? Organic? Free-Range? Here's What Meat and Chicken Labels Really Mean

Confused by all the terms and claims on packages of meat and chicken? Here's a quick explainer so you can make the right choices for your family.<p>The supermarket meat department can be a very confusing place, thanks to all the terms and claims on labels. What's worse, prices can vary a lot depending …

Deep-breathing exercises for a clear mind

Fill your lungs and empty your mind - deep-breathing techniques will help you keep a clear head<p>Breathing seems like something we do unconsciously, …

How yoga, meditation benefit the mind and body

Yoga and meditation have both become increasingly popular in the Western world, and practitioners praise their psychological and physical benefits. …