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Disconnect From the Internet in the Sri Lankan Jungle: The Ulpotha Yoga Retreat

"They come from all over to disconnect. Bankers, CEOs, marketing managers, dancers," enthused my lively masseuse Marion, as she pulled my naked thigh to a new angle and pressed down. "I think there is a need for a place like this. For people to reconnect to themselves."<p>Reconnect to themselves while …

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Burn Down the Old to Make Way for the New: Practice Yoga to Live Your Authentic Life

When I rediscovered yoga in my adult life, I began to come home to a complex self I hadn't realized it was okay for me to be. Yoga knit together my creativity, my love of movement, my expressiveness, my bookishness, and my spiritual life. Yoga brought these diverse aspects of who I was into …

How to do yoga at home

How do Miranda Kerr and Gisele Bündchen fit yoga in around motherhood and a career? They do it at home, says The Ishy founder Jane Kersel. With these top tips, you can do it too<p>BY <b>Rachael Dove</b> | 06 February 2014<p><i>Why do yoga at home?</i><br>Practising a yoga routine at home needs demystifying: so many of my …

Some like it hot, but does it matter in yoga?

NEW YORK - Hot yoga devotee Karla Walsh feels exhilarated after an hour of twisting her soggy limbs into pretzel shapes, but the Iowa-based writer wonders if all that swelter really ramps up her workout.<p>Bikram and other types of hot yoga, where temperatures can soar to 105 Fahrenheit (40.5 Celsius) …

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Why Yoga Pants Are The Only Pants Worth Wearing

Hear us out. We know they sometimes ride up in the most uncomfortable places. We know that on occasion, they can become unfortunately sheer. But yoga pants are really the most superior of the pants family -- more comfortable than jeans, more versatile than jeggings and more acceptable to wear in …

Mysore-style yoga: one-to-one practice in a group setting

Mysore self-practice is the traditional way of practising ashtanga yoga, and offers a highly personalised approach without the cost of a private lesson<p>Are you disappointed by the lack of personal attention in yoga classes, or intimidated by the fast pace? There is another way to experience the …

Pioneering Stand-Up Paddleboarding Yoga in Costa Rica

There’s something undeniably special about being a pioneer—especially when the backdrop is a pristine, deserted bay in the northwestern Costa Rican jungle. I can’t tell you exactly where because then I’d have to kill you. But suffice to say that it’s the perfect canvas for combining the soothing …

A Yoga-Tabata Mashup Workout

Some people steer clear of yoga thinking they don't have time for it. Traditional yoga classes can be upwards of 90 minutes, but now you can get a …

Scorpion: How To Finally Nail The Hardest Yoga Pose

Photo: Courtesy of Rina Yoga.<p><i>Rina Jakubowicz of Rina Yoga in Miami, Florida gives R29 a breakdown of the three yoga drills you need to help nail your</i> …

Instagram's latest breakout star? A yoga-loving mom of two

Are your selfies compelling enough to garner hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers?<p>One yoga-loving New Jersey mom of two didn’t really think hers would have any kind of major sticking power when she began posting photos of herself in various poses. Laura Kasperzak, 36, fired up an account in …

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Inside the Lucrative World of Yoga Instagrammers

A picture might be worth a thousand words, but in the world of yogis on Instagram, a photo could mean a whole new career. Over the last two years, yoga enthusiasts have flocked to Instagram to document their perfected planks, lunges and handstands. As the movement grows at an exponential rate, so …

Temperatures of Hot Yoga Studios

If you sign up for a hot yoga class, just how hot will it be? The answer depends a lot on the specific type of yoga that you are trying. You'll …

Adorable Mother and Daughter Show Off Impressive Yoga Moves

We have officially found the cutest pair of yoga partners ever. Yoga instructor Laura Kasperzak (@laurasykora on Instagram) frequently shares pictures of herself pulling off impressive yoga moves with her very young daughter. Often wearing matching outfits, the cute mother-daughter duo are seen …

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Eight ways yoga can improve your sex life

Illustrations by Trish McAlaster/The Globe and Mail<p><b>2. Yoga can improve sexual function.</b> Using and engaging Mula Bandha can actually help you have better orgasms. The perineum is the muscular body between the anus and genitals. In yoga, it is believed that by slightly contracting the pubococcygeal …

Satan, Inventor Of Hot Yoga

I swore up and down for years that I would never do hot yoga.<p>We’ll get into the obvious whys a little later when I explain my very sound reasoning …

Yoga in Schools: Phys Ed for the 21st Century

By Jennifer Mattson<p>From Encinitas, California, to Baltimore, Maryland, educators, legislators, and activists are doing their part to bring yoga into the schools. We've seen this movement growing, and Kripalu is working with school educators and wellness experts to help share the calming effects of …

How to Make Your Own Colorful Custom Yoga Bag

It’s time to unearth some of those old New Year’s resolutions about getting healthy! You’ve been meaning to make it to yoga one of these evenings, but still haven’t made it happen. Well, we can’t promise this bag will actually get you to your class, but we can guarantee it’ll make you the most …

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Hatha Yoga History and Contemporary Classes

Hatha is a very broad term that encompasses any of the physical practices of yoga. It can be used to describe every kind of yoga asana practice from …

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Introduction to Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Vinyasa, also called flow because of the smooth way that the poses run together, is one of the most popular contemporary styles of yoga. It's a broad …

California tweening: The making of a 12-year-old yoga teacher

Jaysea Devoe is a yoga instructor who has the challenging job of teaching fidgety preschoolers the ancient practice, but once her charges get going, she says, "they really start to focus and listen."<p>Devoe knows a thing or two about childhood and focus, for she is only 12 years old and just recently …

Essential Yoga Cues to Get More from Your Mat Time

Do you ever hear your yoga instructor give you a cue in class but have <i>no</i> idea what it means? Here is a little cheat sheet for the most transformative …

Yoga at 35,000 feet: Why you should stretch while you fly

One of the conundrums of airplane travel is our ability to be moved at great speeds across time zones while confined (in a seat) for much of the journey.<p>Whether you are in a spacious first-class seat or fold yourself into an economy perch, you are still likely to experience stiffness, compression …

The Newest Trend in Yoga Jewelry: Wear Your Mala

By Yoga Journal<p>We love to wear our yoga, from tees to tattoos to jewelry that expresses our devotion to the practice. Malas, strands of 108 beads plus a "guru" bead traditionally used for meditation and prayer, are the newest trend in wearable yoga, with designers making mala necklaces that combine …

Finding My History Through Yoga In India

Since in Rishikesh, India has felt like a new gust of wind propelling the sails on my ship of life. I came to India to complete my yoga teacher …