Yoga

Try This Yoga Trick to Realign Your SI Joint & Relieve Lower Back Pain

Ever felt a niggling pain to one side of your lower back? The asymmetrical poses we do in yoga can put stress on the sacroiliac (SI) joint, which …

Pain

12 Stretches to Help Relieve Tight Shoulders

12 stretches<p>It’s important that you stretch your shoulders regularly to loosen and strengthen the muscles. Releasing tension in your body can improve …

How to Fall Asleep Fast Using Only Your Breath

Even if you've wound down with a hot bath, shut off all your electronic devices at a reasonable hour and doused your pillow in lavender essence, …

Wellness

This At-Home Workout Combines HIIT and Yoga for the Ultimate Burn

If you’re trying to break free from a workout rut, this quick at-home routine is just what you need. The 23-minute sweat session combines elements of …

Fitness

This $80 Gadget Helped Correct My ‘Tech Neck’ and Bad Posture

The Upright Go is a necessary piece of technology in today's hunched-over, sedentary era.<p>By<p>Jan 19 2018, 4:46 PM<p>I used to think that being tall and …

Shopping

Is hot yoga full of hot air? Study suggests little benefit to heat

Is hot yoga–the practice of holding poses under hot and humid conditions–better for you than normal, non-sweat inducing yoga?<p>A new study published in <i>Experimental Physiology</i> suggests the increased temperature (also known as Bikram) might be wholly unecessary.<p>“The addition of the heated environment …

Bikram Yoga

How to Get the Most Out of Savasana In Your Next Yoga Class

<i>Photo: fizkes / Shutterstock</i><p>It's easy to have a love-hate relationship with Savasana. On the one hand, it's a much-needed time to relax (or even …

Fitness

Yoga for Spine Flexibility

There's a saying in the yoga world, that one's age is directly related to the flexibility of the spine rather than the year you were born. Let's get …

Now You Can Do Yoga With Penguins

It’s winter, it’s snowy, it’s cold. Maybe even <i>too</i> cold for goat yoga. <i>So what animal are you going to do yoga with then?!</i> Never fear, the penguins are …

Self-improvement

Build Endurance With This Power Yoga Sequence

Stretching

Is Bikram Yoga Good For You? It Might Not Make As Much Of A Difference As We Thought, According To A New Study

If you've been doing yoga at hotter-than-preferable temperatures because you've been told it's better for you than regular yoga, you might need to …

Bikram Yoga

Buzzy happenings on the L.A. fitness and lifestyle scene

<i>Get ready for an obstacle course; embrace your inner feminine power; try some not-so-hot yoga and shake up your workout in 27 minutes. Here’s what’s happening on the L.A. wellness scene:</i><p>If you’ve ever considered entering one of those obstacle-course races — rolling tires up hills, lugging sandbags …

Fitness

How do you wash your hands properly to help prevent getting flu?

<b>Flu is always a concern at this time of the year, but due to particularly aggressive strains of the disease circulating it is even more of a worry</b> <b>in</b> …

Public Health

Rise in demand for Yoga accessories from abroad: Expert

The Maharashra government had last year appointed a committee headed by Surve to prepare a roadmap for Yoga treatment system. (File photo)<p>The demand …

India

Would you survive an aerial circus class? 1 man gives it a try

As a kid, watching the gravity-defying feats at the circus had me dreaming about my future career as an aerial performer, but unfortunately my lack of upper body strength and parental disapproval got in the way. Sadly, there would be no tightrope or trapeze for me.<p>Or so I thought... When I heard …

Cirque du Soleil

These Stretches Are Going to Give You the Most Flexible Hamstrings in the Room

Your tight hamstrings don't just make it impossible to bend over to tie your shoes. They can also cause lower back pain and hip pain and make you feel less agile when running or doing other workouts. But your tight hamstrings are not forever!<p>Here are the best hamstring stretches you can do. Choose …

Fitness

Hip flexor strain: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

• Symptoms<br>• Causes<br>• Exercises<br>• Stretches<br>• Treatment<br>• Prevention<br>• Takeaway<p>Hip flexor strain can occur when the hip flexor muscles are pulled, strained, torn or …

Pain

When It Comes to Losing Body Fat, Experts Say Hot Yoga Has a Small Advantage

If you've ever survived a hot yoga class, you'll know it's no easy feat. There's a lot of heavy breathing, intense poses, Chaturanagas, and so much sweat. While the yoga practice has long been a favorite of people seeking to add an extra level of difficulty to their practice, there's new evidence …

Fitness

Finally! Learn to Grab Your Toes with Big Toe Pose

Adho Mukha Svanasana is a gentle inversion that also stretches the hamstrings, calves, and shoulders. Find stability here to warm up the body for …

6 Full-Body Stretching Exercises

1 of 7<p>The Routine<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 7<p>Move 1: The Runner’s Stretch<p>3 of 7<p>Move 2: The Standing Side Stretch<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 7<p>Move 3: The Forward …

Fitness

Meditation alters stress genes: study

Meditation alters the activity of genes linked to stress and depression, a study has shown.<p>Researchers examined evidence for mind-body interventions …

Meditation

A Yoga Instructor Shares Her 5 Ways to Instantly Stop Stress

It's easy to get overwhelmed by the stresses of everyday life when you can't seem to find the time for a yoga practice or some calming meditation.<p>Luckily, there are simple ways you can hack away at stress, that can fit easily into your hectic schedule. Founder of Fat Buddha Yoga Jessica Skye …

Fitness

Yoga Queefs And Other Embarrassing Things Our Bodies Do

It happens somewhere between warrior pose and downward dog.<p>I launch my hips forward, press into the palms of my hands, and hear and feel it all at …

Pregnancy

Does Yoga Help You Focus? This Is The Flow You Need To Help You Get Sh*t Done

Everyone has those days when it feels virtually impossible to get literally <i>anything</i> done. No matter what you do, staying focused seems like the …

5 Empowering Prenatal Yoga Poses

If you’re expecting a baby, attending prenatal yoga classes can be very beneficial. The body changes significantly during pregnancy, and …

Prenatal Development

The 7 Best Yoga Retreats For When You Need A Little Extra Zen in Your Life

Time to get your om on.<p>The whole purpose of practicing yoga is to train your mind and body to become more self-aware, allowing you to achieve a higher consciousness and a deeper spiritual connection with yourself. But it can be tough to find your center when you’re in a studio at your local gym, …

Puerto Vallarta

WATCH: Graceful Warrior Sequence for Your Third Chakra with YJ Influencer Sofiah Thom

Give yourself permission to express yourself from your power center as the unique graceful warrior that you are. In this guided Graceful Warrior …

Costa Rica

Flow State: Hacking Your Productivity

In a TED Talk called <i>Flow — The Secret to Happiness</i>, Dr. Csikszentmihalyi explains that when you’re fully involved in the process of creating …

TED Talks

Assess and Correct Leg Dominance

<b>Do you ever give much thought to whether you use your legs the same way</b>? Or whether they feel the same way against the floor?<p>Chances are high you …

Fitness

Latino Celebs Who Practice Yoga and Meditation

Watch longtime yoga and meditation devotees — Ricky Martin, Maluma, Michelle Rodriguez and more — work these ancient practices with enviable …

Ricky Martin