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25 Things Everyone Can Do to Live a Happy Life

Photo: Symphony of Love (Flickr)<p>When I was suffering from depression and bipolar disorder, I became, so to speak, a student of happiness. I talked to …

The 20-Minute Morning Routine Guaranteed to Make Your Day Better

Medications, meditations, or chugging coffee not required.<p>Today sucked. You felt tense, stressed, and sulky.<p>Want tomorrow to be different? Want to be in a better mood the whole day? It's easy: Work out early, for about 20 minutes, before you start your day.<p>You probably already know that exercise is …

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Hovering Tree Illusion by Daniel Siering and Mario Shu in Potsdam, Germany | Colossal

<p>I’m really enjoying this rural intervention (?) created earlier this week by Daniel Siering and Mario Shu in Potsdam, Germany. The duo wrapped a …

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 …

6 Ways to Improve Your Yoga Practice

Feeling more like a distracted dog than a downward-facing dog? These tips from yoga instructor Drisana Carey will help keep you in the moment next time you hit the mat<p>For many people, it’s hard to imagine finding peace in your local yoga studio—much less in the middle of a bustling metropolis. But …

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Giada De Laurentiis' Yoga Routine

Modified Down-Dog Split

Start in a pushup position, lift your hips, and move into downwardfacing dog. Take five breaths. Raise your right heel toward the ceiling as high as you can, then slowly lower your left forearm to the floor. Keep both palms flat on the floor.​<p>​

Action Hero Hot-Body Yoga

Build a slim, trim body like screen siren Kate Beckinsale with these muscle-sculpting mat moves<p>Strange as it sounds, Kate Beckinsale prepares for the physically demanding job of playing futuristic fighters and werewolf hunters with a yoga-based routine.<p>She also practices qigong, a discipline …

Lose Weight: Fat Burning Yoga Workout

Lose belly fat with these fat burning yoga exercises<p>You contort into all kinds of wacky positions wriggling into those skinny jeans. Bend and twist on a regular basis and that might not be necessary. An active sequence of yoga flows — a form called vinyasa—burns more than 450 calories an hour, …

Yes-You-Can Yoga Poses

Master intimidating (and awe-inducing) advanced yoga poses with this step-by-step guide<p>Certain fitness feats—like finishing a 10-K in less than an hour or busting out 20 real-deal pushups—earn you instant respect. In yoga, holding a handstand (without the help of a wall) or bending your body in …

10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Buffer's Social Media blog.</i><p>Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. It's also no surprise that it's the Nr.1 value for Buffer"s culture, if you see our slidedeck about it. So naturally we are obsessed …

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7 Powerful Truths That Can Improve Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.”<br>– Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort<p>How you live is determined by your …

MyYogaPro - Change The Way You Do Yoga

Are you usually punctual or late? Do you finish things within the time you stipulate? Do you hand in your reports/work on time? Are you able to …

If Yoga is on Your List of 2014 Resolutions...

With the New Year just around the corner, and resolutions on your mind, yoga may top the list.<p>According to Donna Jackson, owner of <b>Saraswati's Yoga</b> …

What Is the Difference Between Bikram and Hot Yoga?

Hot yoga can refer to any yoga class done in a heated room. Though there are a few styles of hot yoga classes, Bikram yoga is the original hot yoga …

Funny animals of 2013 - in pictures

A selection of amusing images from the animal kingdom captured by photographers over the past 12 months

5 Yoga Poses For Gratitude

<i>By Kristen Domonell for Life By DailyBurn</i><p>'Tis the season to give thanks. We're used to expressing gratitude around a holiday meal, but many of us have probably never considered that fitness could help bring more gratitude into our lives. Research shows that acknowledging what you're thankful for …

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …