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CorePower Yoga

15 Minute Workout: Get a Flat-Belly Yoga Body

Strengthen your core with these key poses.<p>A regular yoga practice can prep your tummy for bikini season faster than banging out a million crunches.<p>In general, yoga is full of core-strengthening moves, but these stomach toners take top honors. They challenge your balance and stability and force your …

One-Legged King Pigeon Pose

The full pose, which is suitable for intermediate students, will be described in the Full Pose section below. First we'll practice the leg position …

Yoga

The Best Music for Yoga

The perfect playlist for any yoga routine<p>When it comes to yoga, sound plays a huge role in influencing practice—and what you listen to depends on your personal preferences. You can meditate and chant to the sound of Tibetan bowls, or time your Ujjayi breath to the latest hits on the radio. The key …

The Exact Yoga Poses You Should Be Doing for Any Running Goal

The only thing standing between you and longer, stronger, faster runs is your yoga mat.<p>Yoga might not offer the heart-pounding high your routine run does, but it helps you improve your strength and flexibility in ways that a trail or a treadmill never could. Still not convinced you need to work it …

Yoga for Bedtime

Need a little extra help relaxing before going to sleep?<p>Short Meditation<p>Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Sit up and lean slightly back on your pillows or backboard. Close your eyes and rest your hands on …

Yoga for Great Abs

Eight yoga moves to tighten your torso

THIS Is The Perfect Yoga Routine For People Who Never Do Yoga

Runners, gym lovers, tennis players, we're looking at you.<p>Whether you're a new runner, total gym rat, or summer-only tennis fanatic, a yoga instructor can tell. That's because workouts that emphasize running, lifting, and swinging movements leave the telltale signs of tight hamstrings, quads, and …

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 …

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 …