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YOGA POSE ARTICLES

Stay up to date on the latest yoga news, inspiration and insider tips from the Yoga Pose editors

YOGA POSE ARTICLES

Stay up to date on the latest yoga news, inspiration and insider tips from the Yoga Pose editors

Boost Brain Power With Super Brain Yoga

Boost Brain Power With Super Brain Yoga

Super Brain Yoga was coined by Master Chao Kok Sui. It is defined as the...

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Surviving the Holidays with Yoga for Stress Relief

Surviving The Holidays With Yoga For Stress Relief

Standing Forward Bend helps calm your mind and relieve stress. If you have...

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7 Yoga Poses to Help Kick the Winter Blues

7 Yoga Poses To Help Kick The Winter Blues

If you are suffering from any of the symptoms related to the winter blues...

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7 Yoga Poses to Help with Sinusitis

7 Yoga Poses To Help With Sinusitis

Sinuses are small pockets behind your nose, cheekbones, forehead, and middle...

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Yoga for Hair Growth

Yoga For Hair Growth

As it happens with many ailments, there is more than one cause affecting...

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10 Mantras to Practice to Express Gratitude

10 Mantras To Practice To Express Gratitude

Channel gratitude by thinking about the things you are grateful for, but...

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5 Yoga Poses to Practice for Inner Peace & Reflection

5 Yoga Poses To Practice For Inner Peace & Reflection

Easy Pose, or Sukhasana in Sanskrit, is a powerful yoga pose that induces...

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Tools for Dealing with Uncertainty During Elections

Tools For Dealing With Uncertainty During Elections

Meditation helps with feelings of uncertainty, stress and depression by...

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Tips for Managing Mental Health on Election Day

Tips For Managing Mental Health On Election Day

Research shows that yoga modulates stress response systems and reduces...

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Meditation

5 Things You Didn't Know About Meditation

Meditation hones in on your focusing abilities and allows you to internally...

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Yoga for Arthritis: The Way Out of Pain

Yoga For Arthritis: The Way Out Of Pain

Arthritis is a term used to describe the inflammation of the joints. There...

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What Causes Snoring & How Can Yoga Help?

What Causes Snoring & How Can Yoga Help?

According to the Mayo Clinic, snoring is the hoarse or harsh sound that...

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Yoga For Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Copd

Yoga For Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Copd

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD) is a set of diseases that...

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How Can Yoga Support Your Child's Development?

How Can Yoga Support Your Child's Development?

There are many ways parents of children aged 5 to 12 can support their...

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5 Yoga Poses You Can Do With Your Baby

5 Yoga Poses You Can Do With Your Baby

Having a new baby leads to many big changes, some expected, some not. While...

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6 Yoga Poses for Breast Cancer Patients

6 Yoga Poses For Breast Cancer Patients

As we continue to learn more about breast cancer, we are discovering methods...

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One Simple Word Could Help You Focus During Meditation

One Simple Word Could Help You Focus During Meditation

We’ve all been there, a yoga class with chanting, hymns and singing bowls....

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New Study Finds Yoga & Meditation Can Help Chronic Pain & Depression

New Study Finds Yoga & Meditation Can Help Chronic Pain & Depression

The small-scale study conducted in 2020 in rural Oregon, had 28 participants,...

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9 Signs You Are Exhausted & Yoga Poses That Can Help

9 Signs You Are Exhausted & Yoga Poses That Can Help

Exhaustion is not to be confused with typical tiredness. It is not the...

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How Yoga Can Help Relieve Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)

How Yoga Can Help Relieve Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)

Legs Up The Wall Pose, or Viparita Karani,  is a great pose...

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Promote a Healthy Gut with Yoga for Digestion

Promote A Healthy Gut With Yoga For Digestion

Garland Pose, or Malasana, is a great pose to help with digestion....

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How Can Yoga Prevent Heart Disease?

How Can Yoga Prevent Heart Disease?

The ancient practice of yoga involves breathing exercises, gentle movement, meditation...

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5 Poses To Help You Master Crow Pose Finally

5 Poses To Help You Master Crow Pose Finally

Crow pose requires a strong and flexible spine. Work up to this advanced...

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What is Laughter Yoga & How Can It Help You?

What Is Laughter Yoga & How Can It Help You?

Like any other exercise routine, a laughter yoga class begins with warm-up...

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The Science Behind Self-Care: 5 Tips for Feeling Better

The Science Behind Self-Care: 5 Tips For Feeling Better

The UK Department of Health defines self-care as “a part of daily living....

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Using Yoga for Rehabilitation: Yoga Poses for Recovery

Using Yoga For Rehabilitation: Yoga Poses For Recovery

Our bodies, by default, heal itself. Blood flows to the afflicted parts...

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How Can Yoga Help Addicts Recover with Daily Practice?

How Can Yoga Help Addicts Recover With Daily Practice?

Unfortunately, addiction is still a taboo subject, and that’s why many...

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5 Yoga Poses for Child Birth & Postpartum Recovery

5 Yoga Poses For Child Birth & Postpartum Recovery

We still don’t know as much as researchers would like about the changes...

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30 Inspirational Yoga Quotes for Your Next Yoga Class

30 Inspirational Yoga Quotes For Your Next Yoga Class

"May we exist like the lotus at ease in muddy water."Yoga Quote #2...

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What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & How Can Yoga Help?

What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & How Can Yoga Help?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition of the hand and wrist that can cause...

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7 Yoga Poses to Help Correct Bad Posture

7 Yoga Poses To Help Correct Bad Posture

Throughout the centuries, both Western medicine and Ayurveda have investigated...

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How to Manage Stress & Anxiety with Ayurveda

How To Manage Stress & Anxiety With Ayurveda

The biggest pillar of Ayurveda is dinacharya, or daily routine. A scattered...

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Gentle Yoga Poses To Lower High Blood Pressure

Gentle Yoga Poses To Lower High Blood Pressure

Hypertension is a condition that occurs when your blood pressure rises...

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What Is Pranayama And How Can It Help You Sleep Better?

What Is Pranayama And How Can It Help You Sleep Better?

Among the proven effects of this ancient practice, we find heightened concentration,...

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Where Stress Manifests in the Body & How Yoga Can Help

Where Stress Manifests In The Body & How Yoga Can Help

Stress can build up in the body over time, and often in small subconscious ways...

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Meet the Woman Behind 7,500 New Black Yoga Teachers

Meet The Woman Behind 7,500 New Black Yoga Teachers

Michelle has a history of breaking stereotypes in her industry though....

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How Yoga Can Help You Sleep Better During COVID

How Yoga Can Help You Sleep Better During COVID

The National Sleep Foundation outlined the major challenges that are holding...

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9 Yoga Poses to Help Increase Sex Drive

9 Yoga Poses To Help Increase Sex Drive

Yoga has science-backed evidence supporting its efficacy for increasing...

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5 Simple Ways to Incorporate Ayurveda in Your Day

5 Simple Ways To Incorporate Ayurveda In Your Day

Ayurveda talks about the importance of synchronizing the body with nature....

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How Yoga is Helping People Defeat the Coronavirus

How Yoga Is Helping People Defeat The Coronavirus

The Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy...

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How Yoga Can Help Relieve Insomnia & Sleeplessness

How Yoga Can Help Relieve Insomnia & Sleeplessness

The medical definition of insomnia is a sleep disorder in which an individual...

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3 Marma Points to Alleviate Joint Pain

3 Marma Points To Alleviate Joint Pain

This Marma is located on the wrist joint on both hands. Massaging this...

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What is Sciatica & How Can Yoga Help?

What Is Sciatica & How Can Yoga Help?

Sciatica is a pain that courses through one’s leg when there’s a compression...

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Everything You Need for Your At-Home Yoga Starter Kit

Everything You Need For Your At-Home Yoga Starter Kit

First off, you'll need a mat. Choose a mat that can grow with you and your...

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Increase Hip Flexibility With Hip Opening Yoga Poses

Increase Hip Flexibility With Hip Opening Yoga Poses

Malasana is a deep hip-opener that stretches the groin, ankles and spine....

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Yoga to Calm the Mind & Body During Election Season

Yoga To Calm The Mind & Body During Election Season

Start off your morning by finding a comfortable and quiet environment....

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Yoga Clothes We Can't Live Without

Yoga Clothes We Can't Live Without

When it comes to yoga pants, it's important that fit is both comfortable...

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Off the Mat with Jennifer Ellis

Off The Mat With Jennifer Ellis

Jennifer Ellis started her company Life Enlightenment in January 2001...

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10 Yoga Poses for Weight Loss

10 Yoga Poses For Weight Loss

Boat Pose is a belly burner that focuses on balance and core strength!...

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7 Intermediate Yoga Poses for Small Spaces

7 Intermediate Yoga Poses For Small Spaces

Standing Forward Bend offers a delightful stretch throughout the hamstrings,...

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Why Your Hips Are Tight & How Yoga Can Help

Why Your Hips Are Tight & How Yoga Can Help

First, let’s look at the anatomy of your pelvic area. Bring your hands...

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Restorative Yoga & How It Can Help Relieve Stress

Restorative Yoga & How It Can Help Relieve Stress

Deriving from the word “restore," you can easily guess that this type...

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8 Yoga Poses That Can Help Alleviate Asthma

8 Yoga Poses That Can Help Alleviate Asthma

To clear things up, yoga is not a cure-all treatment for asthma. There...

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5 Easy Yoga Poses For Two People

5 Easy Yoga Poses For Two People

Doing Tree Pose with a partner has all the benefits of solo Tree, like...

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Off the Mat with Gianna Purcell

Off The Mat With Gianna Purcell

Gianna Purcell has healed her body through yoga. As a former gymnast and...

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5 Best Books on Mindfulness & Meditation to Read Now

5 Best Books On Mindfulness & Meditation To Read Now

Pulled from letters written in 1968 while the author, Buddist monk Thich...

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Try These 10 Yoga Poses for Lower Back Pain

Try These 10 Yoga Poses For Lower Back Pain

If you can imagine the Sphinx in Giza, Egypt, you won’t have a problem...

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7 Yoga Poses to Help Symptoms of Osteoporosis

7 Yoga Poses To Help Symptoms Of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when your bones cannot...

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How to Protect Your Hips During Hip-Opening Yoga Poses

How To Protect Your Hips During Hip-Opening Yoga Poses

Yes, you read that correctly. It is common knowledge in the wellness community...

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The Root Chakra & Its Role In Helping Us Stay Grounded

The Root Chakra & Its Role In Helping Us Stay Grounded

When this chakra is in balance, we can feel at home with ourselves. No...

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How to Move Through Trauma with Hip-Opening Yoga Poses

How To Move Through Trauma With Hip-Opening Yoga Poses

While eastern healing and the yoga community have supported the idea that...

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5 Yoga Poses to Prepare You for Peacock Pose

5 Yoga Poses To Prepare You For Peacock Pose

Have you seen someone gracefully balance themselves on the palms of their...

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Stretch Your Mind with the Yoga Pose Book Club: July

Stretch Your Mind With The Yoga Pose Book Club: July

When Benjamin Lorr first started yoga, he was out of shape and curious...

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Off the Mat with Ben Dornbush

Off The Mat With Ben Dornbush

Yoga is a powerful source of grounding energy and it is Ben’s mission...

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How Yoga Helped Me Crush Cancer & Crisis

How Yoga Helped Me Crush Cancer & Crisis

In 2016, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 rectal cancer a few months short...

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The Importance Of Yoga & Mindfulness For Kids

The Importance Of Yoga & Mindfulness For Kids

Over the past few months we’ve all experienced upheaval in our lives...

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The Differences Between Yoga & Yoga Therapy

The Differences Between Yoga & Yoga Therapy

We’ve all at one point or another come across yoga. Whether it be years...

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Beyond the Asanas: Making Service Part of Your Practice

Beyond The Asanas: Making Service Part Of Your Practice

The first time I ever entered an ashram was in 2009. I’d been invited...

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Try This Meditation the Next Time You Do Dishes

Try This Meditation The Next Time You Do Dishes

We challenge you to ask your friends and loved ones what first comes to...

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Brighten Their Day with Our Favorite Yoga Gifts

Brighten Their Day With Our Favorite Yoga Gifts

In these scary times when many cities and states are still experiencing...

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Creating a Feel-Good Yoga Playlist Fit For You

Creating A Feel-Good Yoga Playlist Fit For You

So next time you have downtime, pop open your media player and cultivate...

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32 Yoga Poses for Anxiety

32 Yoga Poses For Anxiety

This pose is known to ease menstrual pain and builds inner thigh and groin...

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How to Start Meditating in Less Than 5 Minutes a Day

How To Start Meditating In Less Than 5 Minutes A Day

Tightness in your chest, a dull headache, inability to concentrate—no...

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How to Deal with Negative News & Media Right Now

How To Deal With Negative News & Media Right Now

When typing out “dealing with... “ in Google’s search bar, the dropdown...

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One Simple Yoga Pose to Relieve Stress on the Go!

One Simple Yoga Pose To Relieve Stress On The Go!

Everyone could use a dose of peace and calm throughout their day. But when...

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Off the Mat with Tameeka Pigford

Off The Mat With Tameeka Pigford

Tameeka Pigford also known as Meeks was a New York City Public school teacher...

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7 Yoga Poses to Try When You're Pregnant

7 Yoga Poses To Try When You're Pregnant

Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life, but it’s...

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The Yoga Bliss Effect: Releasing Your Happy Hormones

The Yoga Bliss Effect: Releasing Your Happy Hormones

Some of us may wish we could take a magical pill full of fruitful productivity,...

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Donate to These Organizations for Black Lives Matter

Donate To These Organizations For Black Lives Matter

The recent protests against police brutality and the horrific unlawful...

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Off the Mat with Alan Burgess

Off The Mat With Alan Burgess

Alan Burgess is a teacher in California who utilized the practice of yoga...

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Yoga As A Therapy To Alleviate Depression

Yoga As A Therapy To Alleviate Depression

Depression: We all have either experienced it personally, or watched our...

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5 Wellness Resources for Teaching Kids About Diversity

5 Wellness Resources For Teaching Kids About Diversity

In an increasingly diverse world, it is imperative for our kids to...

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How Ayurveda Can Help You Live A Healthy, Balanced Life

How Ayurveda Can Help You Live A Healthy, Balanced Life

The Benefits of Practicing Ayurveda Ayurveda is based on three guiding...

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Off the Mat with Natasha Ellis: What Is Laughter Yoga?

Off The Mat With Natasha Ellis: What Is Laughter Yoga?

What is Laughter Yoga?Laughter yoga is a unique exercise and wellness routine...

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15 Black Owned Yoga Studios You Should Support Today

15 Black Owned Yoga Studios You Should Support Today

Yoga is a proven way to reduce stress and lower anxiety, two mental health...

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Voices from the Black Wellness Community: Daryl Satcher

Voices From The Black Wellness Community: Daryl Satcher

Melanated men feel disenfranchised in our neighborhoods, cities, states,...

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7 Self-Care Tips for Dealing with Intense Emotions

7 Self-Care Tips For Dealing With Intense Emotions

Right now is perhaps one of the most stressful, traumatic and saddening...

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Off the Mat with Althea Lawton-Thompson

Off The Mat With Althea Lawton-Thompson

Meet Althea Lawton-Thompson A serial entrepreneur, Althea Lawton-Thompson...

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At-Home Wellness Hacks for the Homebody Yogi

At-Home Wellness Hacks For The Homebody Yogi

Now more than ever, we should be looking after our wellbeing and focus...

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9 Reusable Water Bottles For Your Next Yoga Class

9 Reusable Water Bottles For Your Next Yoga Class

Water. We love it! We can’t get enough of it. We’re practically made...

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How Hip Opening Yoga Poses Can Improve Your Day

How Hip Opening Yoga Poses Can Improve Your Day

The hips hold everything. Along with being the core of our physical body,...

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4 Yoga Poses for Neck Pain

4 Yoga Poses For Neck Pain

Driving, hunching over a computer, poor posture, texting and carrying a...

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5 Arm Balance Poses to Try

5 Arm Balance Poses To Try

Have you ever taken a yoga class where students seem to effortlessly fly...

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Practice Yoga on the Water

Practice Yoga On The Water

Feeling on-edge or up-tight? Need some soothing? Try getting grounded on...

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Yoga During Your Period

Yoga During Your Period

I get extremely bad periods, to the point where it severely impacts...

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12 Poses to Lower Stress

12 Poses To Lower Stress

Anxiety disorders plague more than 18 percent of American adults every...

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5 Yoga Poses for Your Core

5 Yoga Poses For Your Core

Say goodbye to crunches for good! Yoga’s wide variety of poses ensure...

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7 Yoga Poses for Breathing

7 Yoga Poses For Breathing

One of the most intimidating parts of yoga for beginners is practicing...

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13 Yoga Poses for Anxiety

13 Yoga Poses For Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common mental illnesses in the US, with more...

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4 Poses for Better Sleep

4 Poses For Better Sleep

Forward bend yoga poses are good for anyone looking for spinal mobility,...

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How to Clean A Yoga Mat

How To Clean A Yoga Mat

Your yoga mat is like your own portable yoga studio. You can take it anywhere...

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Yoga for Lower Back Pain

Yoga For Lower Back Pain

If you can’t get through your day without taking an OTC pain medication...

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Thinking About Nude Yoga?

Thinking About Nude Yoga?

Nude yoga. Before you run for the hills at first mention of this liberating...

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Yoga For Mental Health

Yoga For Mental Health

One in four people will be affected by mental health disorders in their...

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Become A Yoga Teacher

Become A Yoga Teacher

It’s hard to go somewhere in the US (let alone the whole world) where...

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The 8 Limbs of Yoga

The 8 Limbs Of Yoga

What if there was a comprehensive set of guidelines for living a mindful...

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5 Reasons To Do AM Yoga

5 Reasons To Do AM Yoga

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could start your day feeling refreshed and...

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Yoga Quotes for Depression

Yoga Quotes For Depression

For centuries, yoga has helped relieve the symptoms of depression and anxiety....

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7 Mistakes New Yogis Make

7 Mistakes New Yogis Make

Yoga is one of the most amazing tools for both mental and physical wellness,...

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Yoga for Couples

Yoga For Couples

If you’ve heard anything about yoga, it’s likely you’re familiar...

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Coronavirus & Yoga

Coronavirus & Yoga

It’s now more important than ever to take care of our mental and physical...

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Happy Hips Sequence

Happy Hips Sequence

You may not realize it, but you rely on your hips for most activities in...

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7 Dreamy Yoga Retreats

7 Dreamy Yoga Retreats

Stuck in lockdown with nowhere to go? Now is the perfect time to start...

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What is Yoga Nidra?

What Is Yoga Nidra?

 Also known as dynamic sleep or yogic sleep, Yoga Nidra is a type...

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A Beginner's Guide to Yoga

A Beginner's Guide To Yoga

Yoga is an ancient practice renowned for its healing of symptoms and fitness...

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Practice During COVID-19

Practice During COVID-19

COVID-19 has the world scrambling to adapt to the new normal. It’s paramount...

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Depressed? Try Yoga!

Depressed? Try Yoga!

According to the World Health Organization, clinical depression and Major...

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Try Body Scan Meditation

Try Body Scan Meditation

If you’re reading this, you probably know how yoga makes you feel. It...

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Yoga for Mental Health

Yoga For Mental Health

MentalHealth.gov defines mental health as, “Mental health includes our...

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Weird Yoga Trends We Love

Weird Yoga Trends We Love

When it comes to the benefits of yoga, most people think of flexibility...

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What is Power Yoga?

What Is Power Yoga?

Power Yoga is an energetic type of yoga that is flow based. Stemming from...

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Why Savasana (corpse Pose) Is The Best Yoga Pose Of All

Why Savasana (corpse Pose) Is The Best Yoga Pose Of All

“Most difficult for students,” says Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, “not waking,...

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Yoga 101: Vinyasa Yoga

Yoga 101: Vinyasa Yoga

If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, it’s likely you’ve heard a teacher...

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Yoga For Kids!

Yoga For Kids!

Yoga for kids is a growing trend and form of exercise that teaches healthy...

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Yoga & Flexibility

Yoga & Flexibility

"I can't do yoga, I'm not flexible." It’s one of the most common phrases...

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