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10 Ways to Use Blocks to Advance Your Yoga Practice

Before I became a yoga teacher, I didn’t use props; I didn’t “need” them to achieve the pose. It’s poetic justice that many of my students share my …

Yoga

6 Exercises To Strengthen The Pelvic Floor

<b>Feeling like you’re going to leak urine during a run (or actually leaking)?</b><p>Are you experiencing pelvic pain or a sensation of heaviness down there? …

11 People on Holistic Seasonal-Allergy Cures That Actually Work

As we’re certain you’ve realized by now, allergy season is upon us. But swapping out Zyrtec for Claritin for Allegra, trying to find the perfect …

Sinusitis

Say This, Not That: 9 Tips for Being a Supportive Friend

Saying how you are feeling is a lot harder than telling somebody what to do. But it’s a far more vulnerable and trustworthy place to begin. When you …

10 Psychological Tricks That Can Make Your Life Much Easier

Communicating and dealing with people can be hard for everyone at one point or another. Whether it’s work related or if it’s pleasure, it’s important …

Self-help

Six fixes for anterior pelvic tilt

Anterior pelvic tilt is a change in posture that happens when the front of the pelvis rotates forward, and the back of the pelvis rises.<p>Some research …

Pain

Our Master Teacher on the Yoga Benefit We'd Never Heard Of | Goop

Eddie Stern—director and co-founder of Brooklyn Yoga Club—has an astute understanding of the science of yoga, as well as an appreciation of how we …

Blackout Blinds

The Coffin Texts

The <i>Coffin Texts</i> (c. 2134-2040 BCE) are 1,185 spells, incantations, and other forms of religious writing inscribed on coffins to help the deceased …

Discovery of a Huge, Mysterious Jade Pendant Could Rewrite Maya History

It tells a fascinating story.<p>Researchers have just published a paper on one of the most fascinating and mysterious Maya discoveries in recent years - …

Do It Better: Improve Your Upward-Facing Dog in Yoga

Upward-Facing Dog is one of four moves in a traditional vinyasa, which is called for countless times in any given flow-based yoga class, so having proper form is incredibly important.<p>And yet I see so many people doing it wrong. For one thing, only the tops of your feet and your hands should be …

All the Siri commands you’ll ever need

We’re guessing that, like most people, you used your Siri twice (to ask it ‘what’s the meaning of life’ and ‘who’s your daddy’) and then never …

21 Life Hacks You Didn’t Realise You Could Do With Google

Take your googling to the next level.

One of The Biggest Myths About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Has Been Debunked

Chronic fatigue still is a real disease.<p>Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is one of the most perplexing conditions out …

Pain

A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …

Meditation

Want to up your yoga game? This advanced flow will get you there

Yoga is a practice that can be continually improved upon. It can be a lifelong pursuit and still challenge you.<p>Whether you’re an intermediate …

Try This Home Workout Routine From SoulCycle's Stacey Griffith

Don’t you hate when the weather gets really gross out, and you can’t really imagine having to gather your gear, gas up the car and drive in slippery …

Forgetting These 7 Little Things Makes Every Day More Stressful

It never ceases to amaze me when I’m faced with the reality of how easily I lose sight of the truth – I catch myself stressing out over something …

Yoga Anatomy: Use Yoga to Ease Neck Tension from Slouching

Take a moment to sit in Dandasana (Staff Pose): Come to a seated position on the floor with your legs extended in front of you; or sit in a chair, …

Yoga

Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Yes, you can get your Zen on while getting miles in. Here are nine tips for making your next run extra-serene.<p>I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the …

5 Poses to Try With a Dharma Yoga Wheel

The Dharma Yoga creator shows off his latest invention—a wheel-shaped prop to assist you in backbends and inversions that he developed with his son, …

This Video Tutorial Teaches You to Balance on Your Hands

The basic crow pose is an advanced-beginner yoga pose that’s a great stepping stone for teaching you to balance on your hands. And it’s like the …

#YJ40: 10 Poses That Stand the Test of Time

As YJ turned 40, we asked Kathryn Budig to give it to us straight: 10 poses we should all be practicing on the regular—regardless of level and …

These Yoga Poses Help Relieve Foot Pain

Wearing high heels or spending all day on your feet got your dogs barking? These eight yoga poses will help them feel better anytime, no equipment …

Everything you need to know about ashwagandha—the stress-fighting adaptogen of the moment

When it comes to adaptogens—the herbs that health experts like Frank Lipman, MD, tout as nature’s miracle stress fighters—ashwagandha is arguably the …

3 Ayurvedic Supplements That Boost Energy

Feeling sleepy or sluggish? Stress and poor digestion are probably to blame, according to integrative neurologist Kulreet Chaudhary, author of <i>The</i> …