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How Yoga Transforms Your Body

<b>Infographic –</b> The proliferation of yoga and meditation in the Western world has been quite rapid, with organic growth driven by the beneficial …

Yoga Poses to Help You Focus

These poses provide an instant productivity boost!<p>In the worlds of yoga and Ayurveda (the sister science of yoga), fall is Vata season. This means …

Yoga Poses that Boost Metabolism

Burn more calories, strengthen your core, and speed up your metabolism with this slimming series of yoga poses.

Yoga

How to Do the Perfect Plank

Planking (no, not that bizarre craze) is a simple but effective bodyweight exercise. Holding the body (light as a feather) stiff as a board develops …

Workouts

10 Yoga Poses for Runners

Caitlin Casella<p>Downward-Facing Dog<p>Instructions: Start on hands and knees. Place your palms a handprint's distance in front of your shoulders. Tuck …

5 Yoga Practices That Beat Stress

So there you are in Frog Pose: Belly is facing down, back is arched, elbows and forearms are holding you up. Your knees are splayed out to either side of you, creating a right angle with your thighs and shins. The boniest bits of your knees and ankles dig into the hard surface beneath you as your …

Yoga

10 Yoga Poses for a Strong Back

With New Year's Eve parties and winter vacations to warm destinations right around the corner, who doesn’t want a stronger, more sculpted back to …

Yoga

7 Yoga Poses to Help You Catch More Zzzs

As anyone who's had a long, stressful day can attest to, it's hard to wind down at night sometimes. Luckily yoga happens to be fabulous at quieting …

Yoga

Your Body on Yoga

At the same time, happy brain chemicals like GABA may rise, making yoga a natural treatment for your gloomy moods.<p><b>Nervous System</b><br>The triple threat of breathing, focus, and movement ignites the parasympathetic, or "rest and digest," nervous system, the antidote to the fight-or-flight stress …

3 Anxiety-Provoking Situations — & How To Deal

Photographed by Gunnar Larson; Jens Ingvarsson.<p><i>Beyond her regular stand-up gigs at Upright Citizens Brigade & various smelly bars, Emmy Blotnick is a</i> …

Why Mindfulness Is The Antidote To Multitasking

Research shows that people who multitask all the time can’t sustain their attention, even when they shut off all their devices. Training yourself in mindfulness might be the answer.<p>“People who multitask all the time can’t filter out irrelevancy,” Stanford researcher Clifford Nass told NPR, noting …

Mindfulness