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Kathryn Budig Challenge Pose: Tripod Headstand to Crane

0<p>SHARES<p>Kathryn Budig demonstrates one of her favorite transitions: Headstand to Crane Pose.<p>Just as our most challenging poses evolve on the mat, so …

11 Places To Buy Yoga Gear That Aren't Lululemon

Love it or hate it, yoga is one exercise trend that is here to stay. But while many people are fanatical about the low-impact workout, fewer are happy about the price tag that comes with it. Classes alone can cost a small fortune, and when you factor in all the requisite gear, you had better start …

Can Meditation And Yoga Really Slow The Progression Of Dementia?

Taking some time out of your hectic week to put your stresses behind you and meditate may actually help preserve your mind, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers have long known that meditation changes the brains of those who practice it, but now a study conducted at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical …

Women's Health

"How did you get those arms? Do you lift weights?" Yogis hear these questions all the time and smile knowingly as they respond, "Nope. Just yoga." Yoga requires nothing but ourselves—no weights, no machines, just the ability to lift and hold our own body weight. If the gym feels like a prison, then …

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Yoga for Great Abs

Eight yoga moves to tighten your torso

Workouts

Easy Slimming Yoga Moves

Exercise 1 Down-Dog Split with Knee Drives<p>Begin in downward facing dog, then raise your left leg to move into down-dog split <b>(a).</b> Bend your left knee and pull it toward your forehead <b>(b).</b> Straighten the leg back, then bring the knee outside your left elbow. Straighten the leg again, then bring the …

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AcroYoga: Everything You Need to Know About this Trendy New Type of Yoga

AcroYoga can strengthen the base’s legs and release tension in the flyer’s body, particularly in the back. Certain poses can also build muscle, says Jason Nemer, cofounder of AcroYoga. But the practice doesn’t just benefit your body. Working with a partner to lift one of you into the air helps you …

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Yoga May Boost Arousal

“High blood pressure and high blood sugar, both symptoms of metabolic syndrome, can interfere with circulation, which means that blood flow is compromised to <i>all</i> organs, including pelvic organs,” says Ray Sahelian, M.D., author of <i>Natural Sex</i> Boosters, who was not involved with the study. “A yoga …

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Yoga Workout: Pump Up Your Yoga Practice

Exercise 1 Chair Squat<p>Stand with your feet together and hold a pair of dumbbells at your sides. Keeping your chest lifted, shoulders back, and core tight, sit your hips back and bend your knees (as if you were sitting back into a chair) while raising your arms overhead in line with your ears. Hold …

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Benefits of Yoga: It Boosts Your Career!

Previous research has shown that regular aerobic exercise—even walking—can boost your brain’s performance. But unlike the benefits of aerobic exercise, which take a while to kick in, yoga has a pretty immediate effect on your mind—so you’ll feel it just 30 minutes after you say “Namaste,” says …

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How To Do a Lunge,

Back in the day, my thighs used to endure mini earthquakes during deep, long lunges, so I get it. Don't worry about getting your thigh completely parallel to the floor; instead, lower to your "healthy edge," where you feel challenged but not in pain, and try to hold it there. Focus on each breath …

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Build Core Strength, Learn Control

2<p>SHARES<p>Rolling Like a Ball is a move borrowed from Pilates that helps us transition from reclining to sitting. Beyond this practical application, the …

5 Reasons to Practice Pranayama

65<p>SHARES<p>We all know that breathing is an important part of any yoga practice, and most styles of yoga incorporate the breath in one way or another. …

The Health Nut’s Guide To Working Out In S.F.

As irresistible as a craft-cocktail happy hour is, we often find ourselves lamenting that "one extra" in the morning. And, though gym memberships and …

It's Not A Workout Unless You Hate It

Photographed by Amelia Alpaugh.<p>I hate running more than anything — global warming, murder, whatever. Every evil pales in comparison to the dread and …

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