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9 People You Get In Every Yoga Class

1. The super-flexible yoga show-off: Becky Barnicoat / BuzzFeed She skips the warm-up moves and bends straight into a pose that looks really fucking uncomfortable. When everybody else is groaning and struggling, she asks in a “polite” loud whisper if she can please move into full bhujangasana now? 2. The …

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If You Only Do 10 Yoga Poses, Do These

Yoga poses and techniques have been used for centuries as a way to achieve optimal health and well-being. Below are 10 selected from The Ultimate Yogi program, along with descriptions of their therapeutic benefits. Even when you don’t have a couple of hours to attend your favorite yoga class, just …

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7 Yoga Poses That Will Help You Fall Asleep And Stay Asleep

Yoga has well-documented benefits on both our physical and mental health. We live busy, hectic, sometimes stressful lives and yoga helps slow down before getting a restful night’s sleep. These are 7 poses I do before bed every night. I highly recommend you try them. 1. Nadi Shodhan Pranayama. This …

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5 Ways Yoga Benefits Your Mental Health

Ever notice how good you feel — mentally — when you’re practicing yoga regularly? Yoga teacher and licensed psychotherapist Ashley Turner, who is launching a groundbreaking new Yoga Psychology 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training next month, says yoga is the key to psychological and emotional healing as well as resolving issues with …

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How Yoga Helped Me Love My Bigger Body

I remember vividly the moment my ballet teacher said, “Rachel, you have no grace.” I was eight, embarrassed, but not surprised. When I looked at my ballet classmates, I knew the painful truth: my body didn’t look like theirs. So with my less-graceful body, I went down the athletic road, …

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6 Yoga Poses For Anyone Who Sits At A Desk All Day

DAMON DAHLEN You may have heard the expression “sitting is the new smoking.” That’s because too much sitting is associated with higher heart attack, metabolic syndrome, obesity and type 2 diabetes risk as well as earlier overall death. But for anyone with a desk job, sitting all day is hard …

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8 Things No One Tells You About Doing Yoga

I have always been a self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie. I was a competitive dancer through college, and once I got hooked on running and Spinning I was all cardio, all the time. But yoga? Never. Then one night, just a few years ago, I was running late and missed my Spin …

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5 Tips To Prepare You For Bikram Yoga Class

Heading into my first Bikram yoga class, I had no idea what to expect, nor how to prepare for it. So that you don’t have to face the same hassle of working it all out yourself, here are five tips that I wish that I had known before laying a …

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