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[Pose Of the Week] Recline & Stretch In Supine Pigeon Pose (Beginner)

Supine Pigeon Pose is a great beginner pose that provides a gentle stretch for the hips. Here's how to do it… Supine Pigeon Pose (Supta Kapotasana) – also known as Dead Pigeon or Eye of the Needle, is a reclined version of the popular ...

[Weekly Workout] 30-Minute Yoga Practice for Dealing With Diabetes

A healing 30-minute yoga practice to help relieve stress and manage diabetes symptoms… As we discussed on Monday, yoga can be a wonderful addition to a diabetes treatment plan. Most types of yoga can help relieve stress and may have a positive i...

Can Yoga Help With Diabetes?

A quick look at the research on the use of yoga for treating diabetes… Diabetes in various forms affects up to 5 percent of the world's population, with 12 million diabetics in Western Europe alone. Of the different ways in which diabetes pr...

[Pose Of the Week] Twist Into Revolved Downward-Facing Dog Pose (Beginner-to-Intermediate)

Improve digestion and detoxification & challenge your flexibility and balance with Revolved Downward-Facing Dog Pose! While Downward-Facing Dog is arguably the most popular yoga pose in the West, the revolved version is less common. Sometimes ...

[Weekly Workout] 10-Minute Full Body Yoga Stretch Class

Feeling stiff and tense but don't have much time to relax? Stretch and release your entire body with this quick beginner-friendly yoga stretch class… Yoga is wonderful just about anytime, but there is never a better time to do yoga than when you...

5 Simple Yoga Poses to Do Daily

Want to reap the benefits of yoga, but don't have much time? Do these 5 powerfully simple yoga poses every day for just 10 minutes! It seems we are all so busy these days… Between work, running the kids around, date night, household chores, and ...

[Pose Of the Week] Stretch & Stabilize With Pyramid Pose (Intermediate)

Feel strong, stable, and calm in Pyramid Pose – find out how below… Pyramid Pose (Pārśvottānāsana) (also known as Side-Stretching Pose) is a wonderful strengthening and stabilizing intermediate forward-bend pose that also provides ...

[Weekly Workout] Yoga for Stress & Depression

This uplifting and heart-opening yoga class may help to relieve stress and combat depression and anxiety… There has been a lot talk lately in yoga news circles about therapeutic uses for yoga – especially when it comes to mental conditions suc...

Studies Find Yoga Helpful for Treating Anxiety & Depression

According to a number of recent studies, yoga is not only great for your body, but may also help to alleviate mental conditions such as anxiety and depression… While various forms of yoga have been practiced for thousands of years, modern me...

[Pose Of the Week] Find Your Inner Power In Goddess Pose (Beginner)

Celebrate your inner strength and build your outer strength with Goddess Pose! Here's how to do it… Goddess Pose (Utkata Konasana) – also known as Goddess Squat or Fiery Angle Pose – is a strong and grounded pose that tones your ...

[Weekly Workout] 20-Minute Ashtanga-Inspired Primary Flow

Release, relax, and build full-body strength with this 30-minute Ashtanga-inspired yoga flow session… This invigorating 20-minute Ashtanga-inspired yoga set will help to strengthen your entire body and build stamina. In this set, you will flow t...

5 Fun & Practical Yoga Gift Ideas

Looking for a great yoga gift for the holidays? Treat your favorite yogi – or yourself – with these fun and useful yoga accessories! It's time for holiday shopping, and if you have a few yoga lovers in your life (or someone who might want to b...

[Pose Of the Week] Peacock Feather Pose (Advanced)

This advanced inversion pose has benefits for both the body and brain. Here are a few things to know about Peacock Feather Pose… Peacock Feather Pose (Pincha Mayurasana) is a challenging inversion pose that is often used as an alternative to...

What Is Yoga Therapy?

Most yoga can have therapeutic benefits, but what distinguishes yoga therapy from regular yoga? Here are a few differences… As yoga has become more and more popular in the West over the past few decades, more and more medical practitioners have ...

[Weekly Workout] Therapeutic Yoga Practice for Hips & Sacrum

Relieve hip and back pain naturally with this therapeutic yoga practice… As we discussed on Monday, yoga is becoming recognized as a legitimate therapeutic treatment for a wide range of diseases and disorders. Yoga can be beneficial for everythi...

[Pose Of the Week] Eight-Limbed Or Caterpillar Pose (Beginner)

Build upper body strength and stretch the spine and neck with this version of Caterpillar Pose – also known as Eight-Limbed Pose. Caterpillar Pose (Ashtangasana) – also known as Eight-Limbed Pose, Knees-Chest-Chin Pose, or Ashtanga Nam...

[Weekly Workout] Full Body & Heart 25-Minute Yoga Flow

Shake off stress and feel incredible with this short but powerful head-to-toe 25-minute yoga flow! This can be a stressful time of year – and living through a pandemic doesn’t help! This 25-minute yoga flow class is great for calming y...

[Pose Of the Week] Twisted Root Headstand Pose

Shake up your Headstand with this advanced Twisted Root Headstand pose variation! If you’ve got regular old Headstand down pat, give it a twist with this unique variation! Twisted Root Headstand Pose (Salamba Sirsasana Pada Garudasana) &#821...

6 Awesome Benefits of Restorative Yoga

Slow down and restore your body and mind this winter with the many benefits of restorative yoga… While there are numerous types of yoga, one favorite – especially during the busy holiday season and quiet winter months – is restor...

[Weekly Workout] 12-Minute Restorative Yoga Stretch for Beginners

This quick restorative yoga stretch class will help you to relax, refresh, and enjoy the holidays with less stress! Shake off holiday stress this year with this quick full-body restorative yoga stretch sequence! This beginner-friendly routine will...

[Pose Of the Week] Elevated Prone Twist Pose (Beginner)

Rest, digest, and relax with Elevated Prone Twist Pose – the perfect restorative yoga pose for the holiday season! This time of year, we could all use a little stress relief! That’s why restorative yoga is so helpful around the holiday...

10 Common Yoga Myths – Busted

Have you heard any of these common yoga myths? It’s time to set the record straight… Yoga has definitely made its mark on American culture in recent years; in fact, in 2020, about 16% of all Americans practiced yoga on a regular basis ...

[Weekly Workout] 15-Minute Detox Yoga Twist Flow

This short detox yoga twist flow will help to release holiday stress and encourage healthy digestion… The holidays can be stressful, but they’re also a time of festivities and celebration – which can sometimes go overboard. Overe...

[Pose Of the Week] Revolved Seated Angle Pose (Intermediate)

Stretch your sides, back, arms, legs, and more with Revolved Seated Angle Pose – a strong seated yoga twist pose… Revolved Seated Angle Pose (Parivrtta Upavistha Konasana) – also known as Revolved Seated Side Angle Pose, Revolved...

How To Maintain Your Hot Yoga Mat

Learn more about this unique form of yoga, how to choose the best hot yoga mat, and how to properly care for it for long-term use… Taking into consideration the popularity of yoga throughout the years, it is not surprising that more and more...

[Weekly Workout] 10-Minute Full-Body Yoga Tune Up

Energize, power up, and reconnect with your body from head to toe with this quick full-body yoga tune up! Too busy for a long workout this week? This quick and effective class is a great way to keep up your fitness during the busy holiday season. ...

[Pose Of the Week] Stretch It Out with Revolving Beam Pose (Intermediate)

Enjoy a full-body stretch, improve lung function, strengthen your upper body, & more with Revolving Beam Pose… Revolving Beam Pose (Parivrtta Parighasana) – also known as Revolved Beam Pose or Revolving Gate Pose – is an inte...

9 Reasons to Practice Kundalini Meditation This Year

Improve all aspects of your life this year with Kundalini meditation! Here are a few awesome reasons to give it a try… It’s a new year, which means it’s time for…New Year’s Resolutions! This year, why not make a resol...

[Weekly Workout] Beginner Kundalini Yoga for Weight Loss & Energy – Day 1

Kick off the New Year by joining mind, body, and spirit in this uplifting beginner Kundalini yoga class! Welcome to the New Year! To kick off the year right, we are sharing a 6-week beginner Kundalini yoga series designed to nourish and uplift bot...

[Weekly Workout] Beginner Kundalini Yoga for Weight Loss & Energy – Week 1

Kick off the New Year by joining mind, body, and spirit in this uplifting beginner Kundalini yoga class! Welcome to the New Year! To kick off the year right, we are sharing a 6-week beginner Kundalini yoga series designed to nourish and uplift bot...

[Pose Of the Week] Challenge Yourself with Bound Standing Split Pose (Advanced)

Balance, stretch, and strengthen with Bound Standing Split Pose – an advanced inverted balance pose… Bound Standing Split Pose (Baddha Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana) – the bound version of Standing Splits Pose – is a challe...

6 Unique Benefits of a Morning Yoga Practice

When should you do yoga? It’s ultimately up to you, but here are 6 unique benefits of a morning yoga practice… What is the best time of day to do yoga? Obviously, the choice is up to you and your own preferences and schedule, and no ma...

[Weekly Workout] Beginner Kundalini Yoga for Energy & Weight Loss – Week 2

Boost your energy and release fat from your cells with this beginner Kundalini yoga class… In week 2 of this beginner Kundalini yoga series, we will be focusing on moves that help with weight loss and also provide a great energy boost. This ...

[Pose Of the Week] Contract & Open with Reclined Eagle Pose (Beginner)

Strengthen your core, stretch your hips, back, shoulders, & more in Reclined Eagle Pose… Reclined Eagle Pose (Supta Garudasana) is a beginner-to-intermediate level yoga pose that strengthens the core, stretches the arms, shoulders, hips,...

Yoga Equipment Options: Basic to Advanced

While you don’t have to buy any special yoga equipment to practice yoga, these items may be helpful as you grow in your practice… One of the great things about yoga is that it’s so accessible. Contrary to some popular yoga myths,...

[Weekly Workout] Beginner Kundalini Yoga for Head, Neck, & Shoulders – Week 3

Relieve head, neck, and shoulder pain with this energizing beginner Kundalini yoga sequence… This week in our beginner Kundalini yoga series, we’re focusing on the head, neck, and shoulders. These areas may not always get a ton of atte...

[Pose Of the Week] Stretch & Reach In Half Camel Pose (Intermediate)

Half Camel Pose stretches and strengthens both the back and front of the body while challenging balance and stability… Camel Pose is one of the more popular foundational yoga poses. But Half Camel Pose (Ardha Ustrasana) is not as well-known,...

Which Meditation Style Works for You?

Can’t seem to stick to your meditation goals? Maybe you should try a different meditation style. Here are 5 methods to consider… So many of us have good intentions when it comes to meditating. You mean to do it, you tell yourself you&#...

[Weekly Workout] Beginner Kundalini Yoga for Weight Loss, Energy, & Flexibility – Week 4

Boost your flexibility, improve your energy, and stimulate weight loss with this quick beginner Kundalini yoga class… Welcome back to the beginner Kundalini yoga basics series! This week’s focus is on energy, flexibility, and weight lo...

[Pose Of the Week] Lift & Twist In Revolved Boat Pose (Intermediate)

Build a strong core, back, legs, and more as you balance and twist in Revolved Boat Pose. Revolved Boat Pose (Parivrtta Navasana) – also known as Twisted Boat Pose – is an intermediate-level core-strengthening yoga pose that improves b...

Meet Super Brain Yoga: Yoga for Your Mind

Stimulate your brain, improve wellness & mental function, relieve stress, and more with the simple practice of Super Brain Yoga! There are numerous benefits to a regular yoga practice – both physical and mental. Increased strength and fl...

[Weekly Workout] Beginner Kundalini Yoga for Abs & Core Strength – Week 5

Build a strong core and tight, toned abs with this 20-minute beginner Kundalini yoga workout… Yoga is a wonderful way to strengthen your core muscles and tone your abs and waistline – without any boring old sit ups or crunches! In fact...

[Pose Of the Week] Challenge Yourself with Visvamitra’s Pose (Advanced)

Test your balance, strength, and flexibility with Visvamitra’s Pose – an advanced yoga challenge for the whole body! Visvamitra’s Pose (Visvamitrasana) is a fun and inspiring advanced yoga pose that requires complete body awarene...

10 Best Yoga Poses for Stress Relief

Take a few minutes to shake off life’s stresses and relax with these 10 awesome yoga poses for stress relief… Practicing yoga daily is a great way to reduce your stress and calm your mind. However, some yoga poses are better for stress...

[Weekly Workout] Beginner Kundalini Yoga for Anxiety & Stress Relief – Week 6

Relieve anxiety, stress, and fatigue with this energizing and mood-boosting beginner Kundalini yoga class… In the final week of this beginner Kundalini yoga series, we’re addressing anxiety and stress relief! Yoga can be a wonderful wa...

[Pose Of the Week] Sit Tall In Upright Seated Angle Pose (Intermediate)

Stretch, balance, and strengthen in Upright Seated Angle Pose – a challenging seated balance pose that stretches the hamstrings, strengthens the core, and more… Upright Seated Angle Pose (Urdhva Upavistha Konasana) – also known a...

5 Healthy Tips for Yogic Eating

Support your yoga practice and your health with these simple healthy yogic eating tips… What does eating have to do with doing yoga? While it’s certainly not essential that you follow a certain diet to benefit from yoga, many yogis cho...

[Weekly Workout] 20-Minute Power Yoga for Weight Loss & Toning

Inspire yourself to keep your fitness resolutions with this uplifting and energizing power yoga class! This 20-minute power yoga class will strengthen and tone your entire body from head to toe, build lean muscle, and boost your fat-burning potent...

[Pose Of the Week] One-Legged Bridge Pose (Beginner)

Tone your booty and abs and sculpt your thighs with One-Legged Bridge Pose. One-Legged Bridge Pose (Eka Pada Setu Bandhasana) – also known as Single Leg Bridge Pose, or Unilateral Bridge Pose – is a beginner-to-intermediate-level yoga ...

How to Practice Mula Bandha (Root Lock)

Learn how to use the technique of Mula Bandha to increase both the physical and mental benefits of your yoga practice… Have you ever been in a yoga class (or watching one online) and heard the instructor say something that sounded like &#822...

[Weekly Workout] Peaceful Warrior Yoga Flow

Find strength and acceptance in this powerful and gentle flow! Embrace your inner warrior with this powerful 27-minute practice! This flow will help you find your inner strength while embracing gentleness and kindness. Pay attention to your attitu...

[Pose Of the Week] Lying Down Westward Pose (Intermediate)

Enjoy a deep spine and hamstring stretch in Lying Down Westward Pose… Lying Down Westward Pose (Supta Paschimottanasana or Urdhva Mukha Supta Paschimottanasana) – also known as Reclining Stretch of the West, Supine Forward Bend, or Rec...

8 Yang Yoga Poses to Do In the Morning

Wake up and energize your body and mind by starting your day with these 8 Yang yoga poses… Ancient Eastern modalities classify energy as being either Yin or Yang. Yin energy is related to passivity, coolness, and grounding/Earth centered foc...

[Weekly Workout] 20-Minute Yin-Yang Yoga Flow

A great 20-minute Yin-Yang yoga flow class to help start or end your day with balance… This 20-minute flow combines dynamic flowing poses with some long, deep stretches – the perfect combination if you’re looking to balance your ...

[Pose Of the Week] Aspire to Foot-Behind-the-Head Pose (Advanced)

Ready for a peak pose challenge? Try Foot-Behind-the-Head Pose! Foot-Behind-the-Head Pose (Eka Pada Sirsasana) is one of those quintessential advanced yoga poses that everyone thinks of when they think of yoga! This pose can certainly seem intimid...

5 Yin Yoga Poses to Do At Night

Do this sequence of Yin yoga poses before bed to release stress & tension & ready yourself for rest… You probably already know that stress weakens the immune system – and a fully functioning immune system is more important now ...

[Weekly Workout] 25-Minute Yin-Yang Yoga Vinyasa

Get ready to breathe, move, stretch, and relax with this awesome quick Yin-Yang yoga practice! This 25-minute Yin-Yang Vinyasa flow is a great way to get a full-body workout, release stress, and relax from head-to-toe! This fusion of slow Yin yoga...

[Pose Of the Week] Side-Reclining Leg Lift Pose (Beginner)

Stretch your hamstrings & hips, tone & stabilize your core, improve balance, & more with Side-Reclining Leg Lift Pose… Side-Reclining Leg Lift Pose (Anantasana) – also known as Sleeping Vishnu’s Pose, Vishnu’s Couch Pos...

12 Unique Healing Benefits of Yoga

Support and improve your health with the many healing benefits of yoga! Here are 7 ways that yoga helps you heal… People practice yoga for many reasons – stress relief, physical exercise, a feeling of connection, and more, but one of t...

[Weekly Workout] 30-Minute Gentle Healing Yoga Flow

This healing yoga flow will soothe and heal your body and mind and leave you feeling strong and centered. Enjoy this gentle healing yoga flow to up your positivity and help you feel calm, happy, and confident all day long! Heal your body and mind ...

An Introduction to Buti Yoga – The New Yoga Fitness Craze

Looking for something new and different to get you out of your usual yoga routine? Buti yoga may fit the bill… There are many types of yoga, and it seems more are cropping up almost weekly. From traditional forms of yoga such as Ashtanga or ...

[Pose Of the Week] Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose (Beginner)

Stretch your hamstrings & hips, strengthen your core, and more with Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose… Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose (Supta Padangusthasana) – also known as Reclined Big Toe Pose – is a beginner-level yoga pose ...

[Weekly Workout] Yoga for a Fresh Start

Clear out the old and usher in new strength, balance, and joy with this cleansing yoga flow! Start off your day (or your week) right with this awesome full-length yoga flow! This 45-minute class is designed to help you ground and center yourself, ...

What Is Samadhi?

What is samadhi and how does one attain it? Here’s a quick introduction… Unless you’re familiar with Patanjali’s 8 limbs of yoga, you may never have heard of samadhi, but it is an important concept for many yogis, Buddhists...

[Pose Of the Week] Lift & Twist In Revolved Cobra Pose (Intermediate)

Stretch & strengthen your spine, relieve back pain, stimulate digestion & more with Revolved Cobra Pose… Revolved Cobra Pose (Parivrtta Bhujangasana) – also known as Cobra Twist or Twisted Cobra Pose – is an intermediate-...

[Weekly Workout] 25-Minute Morning Wake-Up Flow

Enjoy this quick morning wake-up flow to calm and energize the body and mind! Wake up and feel great with this quick morning wake-up flow! This 25-minute class is the perfect way to get your body moving and start your day off right. This short pra...

4 Plants to Enhance Your Yoga Practice Space

Enhance your indoor yoga practice space with these 4 beneficial plants… Creating a calm and relaxing space for your yoga practice is important for getting the most out of your yoga experience. There are many different ways to create a relaxi...

[Pose Of the Week] Lift Off with Flying Crow Pose (Advanced)

Get ready to strengthen the core and upper body as you lift and balance in Flying Crow Pose! Flying Crow Pose (Eka Pada Galavasana or Eka Pada Bakasana) – also known as Flying Pigeon, One-Legged Crow, or One-Legged Balance Pose – is an...

[Weekly Workout] Strong Flow for Healthy Boundaries

This yoga flow will help you find your inner power and strength, and set healthy boundaries in your life! Are you good at setting healthy boundaries? This is important for both good mental and physical health, and this yoga flow may help! This hip...

What’s the Difference Between Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga?

Wondering what the difference is between Hatha yoga and Vinyasa yoga? Here’s a quick comparison… Hatha yoga and Vinyasa yoga have a lot of similarities – but there are also some subtle differences. These are both great yoga style...

[Weekly Workout] Divine Goddess Flow

Celebrate your inner feminine with this 30-minute divine goddess flow! Spring is the perfect time to celebrate the juicy feminine power that lives within you! This yoga sequence will help you explore your inner goddess nature and open your 7th cha...

[Pose Of the Week] Be Fierce In Tiger Pose (Beginner)

Stretch and strengthen from head to toe with this simple cat-like dynamic pose. Here’s how to do Tiger Pose… Tiger Pose (Vyaghrasana) is a beginner-level yoga pose that helps to stretch and strengthen the back, core, and more. This is ...

Finding Sukha In Your Yoga Practice

Sukha means learning to be here, now, in your yoga practice & your life. Here’s how to achieve it… If you haven’t noticed, yoga is a lot like life. There are challenges to deal with – injuries, traumas, and hangups that...

[Weekly Workout] Thrive & Feel Alive Yoga Flow

Give your body a refreshing and energizing boost with this 20-minute yoga flow – designed to leave you feeling great from head to toe! Rejuvenate, energize, and refresh your entire body from head to toe with this short 20-minute flow! This q...

[Pose Of the Week] Three-Limbed Forward Bend Pose

Relax, release, and stretch your back, legs, and more with Three-Limbed Forward Bend Pose… Three-Limbed Forward Bend Pose (Triang Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana) – Also known as One Leg Folded Forward Bend or Three Parts Forward Bend &...

4 Simple Morning Mindfulness Practices for a Better Day

Start your day off on the right foot with these 4 simple morning mindfulness practices! Setting an intention for your day can help to clarify your goals and get your day off to a great start. But there are a number of other things you can do in th...

[Weekly Workout] Full Body Renewal Flow

Refresh your mind & boost your energy with this full-body renewing flow! This full-length yoga class will help to clear and stimulate your energy, improve circulation, and reset your entire system. It’s like giving your body an energetic...

[Pose Of the Week] Stretch Forever in Infinity Pose (Advanced)

Enjoy a unique advanced-level stretch for the hips, hamstrings and more with Infinity Pose! Infinity Pose (Baddha Anantasana) is an intermediate-to-advanced yoga pose that may look a bit complicated, but it offers a fun and unique stretch! This po...

Understanding & Using Mantras In Your Yoga Practice

The use of mantras is a simple yet powerful technique to enhance the many benefits of your yoga practice… While you may be familiar with yogic breathing or Pranayama techniques, and certainly with yoga poses or asanas, one yoga practice that...

[Weekly Workout] 15-Minute Energizing Total-Body Flow with Twists

Refresh your energy, release tension, and give your body a boost with this quick 15-minute class! This all-levels flow contains lots of twists and deep stretches to increase flexibility in the spine, shoulders, hips, and legs. You’ll warm up...