Yoga

30 Essential Yoga Poses That You Really Need to Know

To help everyone from yoga newbies to experienced practitioners, we went to Chrissy Carter, a YogaWorks-certified yoga instructor, to help put …

This yoga sequence will help you find self-compassion and kindness

If you’ve been practicing the primary ashtanga yoga series for a while now, you know that it’s taxing to say the least. Some part of your body always …

5 Easy Yoga poses that can seriously relieve anxiety

According to the The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) about 40 million U.S. adults suffer from anxiety. It’s the leading mental …

Depression

How to Get Fit by Working Out Less

<i>Is it better to work out more or less? Our friends at Shape have the solution.</i><p>Fitness is in my blood. Growing up, my father worked as a surf lifeguard on the Australian coast, and I was expected to start junior surf lifeguard training when I was just 10. At that point, I did it mainly because he …

Fitness

Boat Pose

<p><i>Each month, yoga coach Gwen Lawrence chooses a sport and shows us the top five poses designed to keep athletes in the game. This month, the …

5 Simple Ways To Lose Weight Without Dieting Or Setting Foot In A Gym

I used to pound the treadmill every morning and feel absolutely miserable. Not only was I slaving away the hamster way, but I still couldn’t get rid …

Fitness

Yoga was the missing link in my fitness routine

I’ve always admired the self-proclaimed “yogis” of the world. The people you see hauling their yoga mats around, eagerly awaiting what contorting …

Fitness

Leggings and yoga pants: When tight trousers get controversial

<b>A social media storm erupted on Sunday when two girls were stopped from boarding a United Airlines flights because they were wearing leggings.</b><p>The girls were flying as guests of employees, and thus were subject to the company's dress code.<p>But it is not the first time leggings, also known as yoga …

Clothing

Healthy choices: Cooking classes, dining fundraiser, tai chi and yoga classes among top picks of week

Learn to cook healthy food, dine out for a good cause, and move with yoga or fitness classes with some of the WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week …

T'ai Chi

Girl with 85-degree curve in her spine grows two inches overnight after life-changing surgery

A young girl with an 85-degree curve in her spine grew a couple of inches taller overnight after having a major operation to make her stand straight .<p>…

Doing this simple stretch when you wake up can give you more energy

Tim Sitt, author of "Move Or Die: How the Sedentary Life is Killing Us and How Movement, Not Exercise, Can Save Us," explains a simple morning stretch that can give you more energy throughout the day. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>Spread your feet about 3 feet apart and you’re going to</i> …

Biomechanics

How to Become More Flexible

Taking steps to become more flexible may not be your—or your doctor's—top health concern. But you'll benefit in several important ways by adding some …

Consumer Reports

10 Amazing Benefits of Yoga and Meditation for Stress

The word “Yoga “is derived from the Sanskrit word “yuj”, which means to unite or integrate the spirit and physical body. From the history of yoga, we …

Meditation

Yoga and Mindfulness: Breaking Down Walls

« Healthy Leadership Requires Healthy Leaders | Main<p>| No comments<p><b>We welcome guest blogger Colin Lieu who works in the youth yoga and mindfulness</b> …

Mindfulness

Yoga keeps Hendricks centered on mound

LAS VEGAS -- In the third inning of Game 7 of the World Series, Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks knew he was in a tough spot. The Indians had runners at …

The Mesmerizing Yoga Move You'll Never See In Class

Um, are humans supposed to move like this?!<p>Instagramers are only just discovering a niche yoga move that's rarely taught in class simply because it's too damn difficult: The move, "nauli," is an abdominal exercise that involves isolating muscle contractions in your core in a circular, rolling …

Pregnancy

The Real-Life Diet of a Yoga Bro

Professional athletes don’t get to the top by accident. It takes superhuman levels of time, dedication, and focus—and that includes paying attention to what they put in their bellies. In this series, <b>GQ</b> takes a look at what athletes in different sports eat on a daily basis to perform at their best. …

Diets

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Weight Loss

Models take nude art classes to 'whole new level' with extreme poses that will make your eyes water

Posing in the nude while being sketched by a bunch of strangers for life drawing classes wasn't extreme for model Andrew Crayford.<p>He decided he …

There Is Actually No Easier Post-Surf Cool Down Than This

<b>Corpse pose or savasana usually comes at the end of a yoga class but it’s also incredibly effective right after you come out of the water.</b> It’s the …

Back Pain

A 15-Minute Vinyasa Flow That Eases Neck Pain and Tension

A bad night's sleep, a killer upper-body workout, a long day hunched over your desk—whatever causes your neck pain and tension, you need relief fast. This 15-minute vinyasa flow will help soothe the sore muscles in your neck and around your upper spine.<p>You'll flow through a sequence of seated …

Try these simple 1-minute meditations to calm your mind

Meditation can be scary at first: You're supposed to sit alone, in silence with <i>all</i> of your thoughts, yet not let them distract you. It sounds nearly impossible right? Well, studies have found countless health benefits to meditation, so there's definitely something to it.<p>Though it might be best to …

Mindfulness

Is Yoga The New Prozac?

How Fifteen Months On The Mat Helped Me Overcome Sadness<p>There’s this moment of bliss. And it really is only a few seconds. It’s that beautiful, fleeting semi-consciousness before fully awaking and remembering what happened, before it all sinks in.<p>To know this bliss, you must also know deep, …

Mind

How Yoga Can Improve Your Sex Life

Here's how you can take the soothing meditation technique into the bedroom and win.<p>Can yoga turn up your sex life? Yes, girl!<p>Much more than just a …

Spirituality

7 Easy Tips For Therapeutic Relief For a Bloated Belly

<i>The following post was originally published on Clean Living Guide.</i><p>When we're feeling gassy or bloated, it can seem like we're the only ones with this embarrassing problem. But the reality is that many people regularly experience gastro-intestinal discomfort. In fact, surveys suggest that close to …

Wellness

A Face Massage is Like Pilates for Your Cheeks

THIS IS THE BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD<p>Do you know that one Snapchat filter that inexplicably turns your face into a giant, water-barfing tomato? Well, …

Skin Care

Deepak Chopra’s 7 Spiritual Laws of Yoga Challenge: Day 4

As part of Yoga Journal’s upcoming online course, Finding Connection Through Yoga: A Workshop on Our Universal Oneness, legendary …

Selfies

Watch: 5 Reasons Why Yoga Is the Worst

Can’t touch your toes? Don’t worry, neither can we.<p>Everyone says that yoga is the cure for everything. Aches, pains, mental stress—apparently yoga is the special sauce. And that’s wonderful, but runners know better than anyone how bad yoga can be. On this week’s episode, Hannah and Ali complain …

Watch KLG and Regis learn yoga moves to help them sleep better

Poor Regis Philbin has had trouble sleeping lately. Fortunately, Dr. Tiffany Sizemore joins him and Kathie Lee Gifford on TODAY with tips for better sleeping, like turning down the lights at night and doing restful yoga poses. “Look at Regis!” Reege exclaims as he tries the “corpse” pose.

Kathie Lee Gifford

No kidding around, goat yoga is now a thing in Amsterdam

Forget ice yoga, scrap your plans for Harry Potter-themed bending and breathing , even cancel your reservations at Italy’s first wine and yoga retreat, because the latest craze in this Unesco-listed spiritual pursuit is goat yoga – and it’s finally arrived in Europe, thanks to one farm in Amsterdam.<p>…