Deirdre Irwin

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9 Ways To Meditate Anywhere And Anytime You Want

If you want to meditate anywhere, read this post and choose your favorite way to become mindful. Practice it regularly and feel better about yourself.

7 Big Myths About Body Fat

<i>SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue</i><p>By Linda Melone<p>After age 50, maintaining a healthy weight can be even more challenging than it was in earlier years. Changes in metabolism, hormonal fluctuations, lower activity levels and other issues can all contribute to an expanded waistline, which, aside from aesthetic …

Can Hot Yoga Hurt You?

Here's what a new study had to say about yoga-related injuries<p>How does Kate Hudson stay so fit even with a crazy schedule and two children? In the December issue of <i>Harper's Bazaar</i>, the 34-year-old actress revealed that hot yoga, SoulCycle, and dance are all part of her fitness routine.<p>Hot yoga—also …

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Is Hot Yoga Safe?

Read this before your next sweaty session<p>If your opinion of hot yoga involves hundreds of spandex-clad yogis pushing and twisting their bodies to the point of heat exhaustion and dehydration in some sort of mystical sweat lodge somewhere, you aren’t alone. Hot yoga, usually practiced in a room …

Foam Roller Video Series

Learn how to efficiently use your foam roller with this 8 part video series.

Which Yoga Class Should You Take?

There's a Yoga for You<p>1 of 11<p>Nobody would ever call into question the fact that yoga is great for relaxation and can help you work toward touching …

Yoga

The First Thing You Should Do When You Get To The Gym

This move makes your workout way more effective<p><b>The question:</b> "I keep hearing about foam rollers. Why are they so great?"<p><b>The expert:</b> Josh Feldman, a certified personal trainer and fitness manager at Crunch Fitness in New York City<p><b>The answer:</b> It's not so much the foam rollers <i>themselves</i> that are so …

The Truth about Your Metabolism

It's the fat- and fuel-burning furnace in your cells, and it determines whether you'll be nicely muscled or marshmallowy. Good news: You'll burn calories just learning about it<p>People talk about their metabolism a lot. You'd think they actually understand it.<p>But often that's not the case. Here are 4 …

The Antidote To A Sedentary Desk Job

1. Pigeon Pose<p>Position your body with your right leg bent at a 45-degree angle. Straighten your back leg with the toe facing the floor. Position your …

New Year, New Stress: Five Tips to Keep It Under Control

The new year is underway. We’re diving in and putting our noses to the grindstone with a renewed sense of focus. Unfortunately, sometimes, focus comes with excessive, unnecessary stress.<p>To help you keep stress under control, here are some basic meditation tips from teacher and master meditator William W. Blake. Blake is the author of the new meditation book, <b>A Creative Toolkit of Meditations</b>(Bal…

Here Are The New Nutrition Labels That Actually Tell You What You’re Eating

The FDA today revealed a plan to change the nutritional labels on our food, to give consumers more info about what they are eating and to make the healthiness of what you’re eating more understandable.<p>The changes are both substantive and design-based. The FDA is going to try to be more realistic …

Nutrition
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5 reasons to start meditating now

1) Reduce Stress<p>Think for a moment: What bugs you out? Chances are you have no trouble coming up with a long list of your day-to-day stressors. …

Meditation

Fat Is Fat, and Sometimes So Is Skinny

Being skinny doesn’t mean you’re fit—or even healthy. A recent study in the <i>Annals of Internal Medicine</i> found that men and women of normal weight but with high blood pressure and cholesterol levels are at risk for heart events just as dire as the obese.<p>The reason a thin waist is no saving grace, …

Diabetes

Huffington Magazine This Week: Yoga, Inc.

In this week's issue, Carolyn Gregoire follows yoga's progression in America from an obscure spiritual practice to a $27 billion industry.<p>Yoga, as Carolyn writes, was traditionally a way of "stilling the thoughts of the mind in order to experience one's true self, and ultimately, to achieve …

Yoga on Siesta Beach with Lynn Burgess

Lynn Burgess, owner of Yoga from the Heart, will be holding yoga classes on Siesta Key Public Beach beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, …

Making Babies happen & Yoga

Diana Malone has been practising Yoga for 34 years - talking Fertility Yoga with me on air this week ..... http://www.makingbabieshappen.com/

Fertility

Incidental Yoga

<b>The Top 5 Daily Moments to Practice Incidental Yoga</b><p>Sure, you've got your main yoga practice down pat, but what about your incidental yoga practice? Getting in a bit of incidental yoga on the side is NOT the same thing as your main yoga practice (and if it is, boy do we need to talk). However, …

Yoga Therapy: Why Doctors Are Prescribing The Ancient Practice

<i>This type of yoga can have surprising physical and mental health benefits.</i><p>By Laura Hilgers<p>In 2011, Jacquelyn Jackson had the most traumatizing year of her life. On a beautiful morning in Tucson, she was just 25 feet away when her former boss, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and 18 others were …

Why You Should Get 'Hip' to Yoga Injuries

A recent article in the <i>New York Times</i> addressed the significant number of hip injuries reported by yoga practitioners. Yoga is very popular and considered benign by millions of women and men, but this is not the truth. There are very real, underlying anatomical reasons accounting for many of these …

Yoga

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The History of Modern Yoga Asana

One of the more pervasive assumptions about yoga is that it is very old. When we begin to practice yoga asanas, we are often encouraged to believe …

Yoga

Yoga For Your Tightest Spots

February is the month of love, and this video is the perfect way to show yourself some love: a yoga routine to relieve the tightest spots in your …

Yoga for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

1<p>Avoid Wrist Strain<p>Yoga exercises can help reduce the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). A study published in the <i>Journal of the American Medical</i> …

Asian Art Museum's 'Yoga' exhibition poses a historical view

Yoga has a 2,500-year history that sprung up in India as a series of mental and physical practices to help escape the cycle of suffering that flesh is heir to. "Yoga: The Art of Transformation" at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco (Feb. 21 to May 25) offers a voyage through some of that history …

Art

Beyond Painkillers: Can Yoga Help Relieve Your Back Pain?

Musculoskeletal disorders, particularly low back pain and osteoarthritis, are the most common cause of chronic disability in the world today, according to recent statistics. In the U.S. alone, more than 65 million people suffer from back pain, and it is the second most common cause of doctor's …

Pain

This Video May Change Your Yoga Practice

My favorite universal phenomenon is when someone appears on your doorstep exactly when you need them to. This happened this week when I met, through the amazing Internet, Luke Cassady-Dorion. Luke is a filmmaker and yoga teacher living in Bangkok, Thailand. He found me through my writing and sent …

Poses for Your Yoga Cool Down Routine

At the end of a yoga session, take the time to cool down with some hip openers, reclined twists, and passive inversions. These poses can also stand …

Yoga

Health & Wellness: Nutrition, Fitness, Diet, Relationships & More

The vitamin pills you think will do your body good aren't actually doing very much to keep you...<p>The actor dishes on the secrets to his youthful …

Kate Winslet