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3 Ways to Avoid Common Yoga Injuries

Safety first, namaste later<p>Just because it's not touch football doesn't mean you can't get hurt during your yoga practice. Here, how to avoid injuries. <b>Test the Teacher</b> If you have a previous or current injury, you shouldn't take a class with a teacher who doesn't have at least 500 hours of …


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 …


Fat Burning Yoga Workouts

Pump up your heart rate with power yoga


The Best Yoga for Women

Practice these poses three times a week for optimal overall health<p>Child's Pose<p>Stretches hips, quads, back <b>1.</b> Kneel on the floor with big toes touching and knees about hip-width apart. Sit on your heels. <b>2.</b> Lay your torso between the thighs and bring your forehead to the mat. Extend arms straight in …


Yoga for Pain Relief

Relieve all your aches and pains with these soothing yoga poses<p>Pain Killers<p>Most people start hitting the mat because they want the famous yoga body: toned arms, tight abs, gravity-defying glutes. And it doesn't take long to discover how great yoga can make you feel on the inside—energetic, happy, …


Yoga for Great Abs

Eight yoga moves to tighten your torso


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, …


4 Delicious Ways to Detox

No juicing required<p>The anything-goes extravaganza known as the holiday season can leave you feeling run-down, sluggish, and bloated come January. And no wonder, since your poor liver's been working overtime for the past few months, flushing excess toxins out of your body.<p>Luckily, the cure is as …


The Lower-Body Toning Circuit

Get a leg up with this no-aerobics step routine<p>If you still associate aerobic steps with leotards and leg warmers, these tough lower-body toning moves will give you a new perspective, FAST. To do this six-exercise circuit, you'll want a stack of steps (or, in a pinch, a stable bench) that's about …