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Mysterious Nature Photography by Lars van de Goor

<b>Lars van de Goor</b> is a talented Dutch photographer who was in 1964 in The Netherlands, in a houseboat, next to a farm, located between lakes and …

Photography

Road Trip Genius Calculates the Shortest Route Through 47 National Parks

The “Optimal U.S. National Parks Centennial Road Trip” map is the creation of road trip mastermind Randy Olson. The trip includes stops at all 47 …

Why Sometimes Letting Go Is the Best Possible Option

There is a story of a rock climber. He was making his way down a massive rock face as night fell upon him. He descended to the best of his ability in the murky darkness until he could go no further. He shimmied down to the lowest point on his rope and hung there in fear and disbelief. The …

Want To Kick A Bad Habit? Try Yoga.

The practice provides what's needed for lasting change.<p>Whether it's smoking, drinking or eating unhealthy foods, we all have bad habits we struggle to work through. There are many ways to attempt to eliminate such tendencies, but most of them don't work. We can try to painstakingly hack away at the …

Yoga

The Ancient Tibetan Practice for Health and Vitality

Some years ago I attended a yoga class where my flamboyant artist friend and yoga teacher shared an interesting sequence called The Five Tibetans. I …

Yoga

The Power Of The Pause

Movement frames much of our experience on Earth. We are constantly resisting the pull of gravity and making our way around the world to accomplish …

Yoga

Meditation Is My Super Power

For years, I've struggled with learning and practicing meditation. My annual personal goals, business goals, and affirmations inevitably included... "I will meditate daily for 10-20 minutes." I have researched and read countless books on meditation only to find myself frustrated every time I …

Top Mindfulness Quotes to Change Your Life Forever

Mindfulness is a process of exploring ourselves. Mindfulness is a way to know yourself. It is a new way to look at your own thoughts. It is a way to …

Anatomy 101: Understand + Prevent Hamstring Injury

30<p>SHARES<p>Create hamstring strength to prevent strain with yoga poses that develop the muscles and tendons.<p>There’s nothing like a good stretch to ease …

Yoga

How Bernie Sanders Taught Me Yoga

I’m a yoga teacher. It's a weird time to be a yoga teacher. Since watching that Republican debate, I can’t tell my students to breathe without feeling

Middle-class

Eco-friendly "Hobbit Hole" Homes Can Be Built in 3 Days

Have you ever fantasized about living deep in the ground, in one of the cosy hobbit holes that J.R. R. Tolkien so richly describes in his novels? A company named Green Magic Homes is giving their customers the opportunity to do just that, with their easy to assemble pre-fabricated structures that …

The Hobbit

7 Blissful Hot Springs To Pamper Yourself In Colorado

Colorado is a haven for nature loving Ecophiles. Whether it’s winter skiing or the glorious green meadows of summer you seek – it’s the pampering …

3tags.org

12 Fictional Journeys Any World Traveler Will Envy

Visit Marfa, Mallorca, and Paris -- all without canceling your Seamless order.<p>A shift in perspective, or at least a quick, cool dip into the mind of another person, is the objective of travel, and also of reading great books.<p>So if you’re both knowledge-hungry and couch-bound, pick up a road trip …

Books

Exploring the Frontier With Justin Balog and Armando Martinez | The Traveling Image Makers

For this episode of The Traveling Image Makers podcast I invited two long time friends, Justin Balog and Armando Martinez.<p>Justin and Armando are …

Bow Lake Clouds

7 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude

Defiant kids are more likely to become entrepreneurs and innovators.<p>Wrestling with a tough choice? This simple strategy will give you clarity.<p>New …

16 Poses to Boost Your Immune System

105<p>SHARES<p>Power up your immune system and beat cold-and-flu season with purifying twists and balancing standing poses.<p>Inspired by ayurveda, this …

A Simple Yoga Sequence To Open Your Hips If You Sit Too Much

Our hip flexors can become really tight and shortened from sitting too much, which can lead to lower back issues.<p>So it's important for not just our …

Yoga

Wanna Touch Your Toes? These 7 Poses Will Make It Happen

Whether you haven't touched your toes since third-grade gymnastics class, or you can't remember ever being able to bend over that far, 2015 could be the year you effortlessly fold yourself in half. You can't force your hamstrings and lower back to open up instantly; you need to gradually increase …

Frozen in Time: 6 Great Dive Spots in the Pristine Marine Ecosystems of Cuba

It's often noted that one of Cuba's most seductive aspects is the time capsule-y feel of the place. The old cars. The lack of traffic -- and the horse-drawn wagons -- in Havana. Unrestored mid-century architecture. For visitors, it's enchanting. For residents, not so much so, especially when those …

The Daily Bandha

Shoulder Biomechanics Part IV: The Deltoid--Rotator Cuff Connection<p>Foundational knowledge gives you power that you can translate into applications …

Yoga

If You Only Do 10 Yoga Poses, Do These

Yoga poses and techniques have been used for centuries as a way to achieve optimal health and well-being. Below are 10 selected from The Ultimate …

Yoga

Metanoia, a Climbing Film About an Extraordinary Life

Shortly after the film <i>Metanoia</i> starts rolling, we learn the defining moment of Jeff Lowe’s life. Nine days into a solo first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland in 1991, Lowe was huddled in a grotto far from the summit, soaking wet, shivering, and hungry. As a storm rattled the …

The 5 Best Pieces of Gear for the Road

Going light is rule number one when it comes to packing, and that means taking only the essentials. Whether it’s strong but easy-to-carry luggage that’ll protect your valuables from the toils of travel or a camera that can put your shots over the top, the best travel gear can seriously upgrade your …

Travel Gear

Hike Iceland's Tallest Waterfall

<i>Photo by: Eric Bennett</i><p>By: <i>Eric Bennett</i>, an Explorer for <i>The Outbound Collective</i>.<p>The hike to scenic Glymur with a cascade of 196 meters is approximately<p>7.5km roundtrip with an elevation gain of 245m. Along the hike, there are tunnels<p>and caves to check out, so be sure to bring your camera. Once you …

The last places on Earth with no invasive species

Pockets of land and water that are free from ‘alien’ species are few and far between, finds Rachel Nuwer. Yet could we reverse the tide of these pests?<p>When Piero Genovesi received my email, his interest was piqued. Is there anywhere left, I asked, free from invasive species? Genovesi chairs the …

Zoology

The Best Energy-Boosting Yoga Poses

In a day and age when the most extreme and intense exercise styles are constantly touted as "the best," therapeutic workouts like yoga are often overlooked for their energy-boosting benefits.<p>Of course, depending on what type of class you take or practice you follow, yoga is often easy-going, …

10 Reasons to Do Sun Salutations

On September 23, 2012, yogis all over the world are going to unroll their mats and join in a worldwide experiment started by the amazing Shiva Rea: …

Yoga

15 Trends In Yoga & Meditation To Try In 2015

The new year is a fine time to try new things — even in the realm of yoga. If you want to enhance your usual practice or invite more spirituality …

Yoga