Yoga Poses for a Bulging Disc

Photo by Chermiti Mohamed on Unsplash. Many people suffer from bulging discs, but aren’t quite sure how to deal with them. While they often cause irritation, sometimes it’s not enough to need surgery or medications. One of the best ways to help deal with and even fix...

What Is the Difference Between a CYT-Certified Yoga Teacher and RYT-Registered Yoga Teacher?

While there are no set regulations on what level of training is necessary to teach yoga, choosing to pursue teacher certification, demonstrates a commitment to yoga and deepening one's understanding of this ancient practice. CYT certification reveals that a yoga...

8 Awesome Benefits of Yoga

Yoga can be beneficial for men, women and children of all ages. Although it’s been practiced since the sixth century B.C., yoga has recently been gaining an increasing amount of attention across all lifestyles due to its many health benefits. Although some practice yoga for spiritual purposes, many modern participants are most interested in the […]

Yoga Mats: What are they, and do you need one?

There are literally thousands of yoga mats on the market, and all of these choices can be difficult for a beginner yogi to wrap their head around. You may see all these dozens of yoga mats and feel paralysed by all the choices, and then you find yourself wondering,...

How to do Trikonasana (Extended Triangle Pose)

Triangle is a core standing pose that you will encounter in many styles of yoga, including Sūvata. There are a few key benefits to triangle pose, that make it this worth incorporating in your practice. Increases balanceElongates & opens the spine and side...

How to keep a yoga journal

Last Updated: 29 April 2020 I’ve been doing yoga for years, and one of the best decisions I made in the early days of my practice was to start keeping a yoga journal. No, I don’t mean ordering and hoarding the magazine. I mean keeping a physical journal of my practice. This came in handy […]

Yoga Flow for Sitting Too Much

Thanks to the COVID-19 global pandemic, more and more people are stuck at home. Millions of people are spending their days at home, on the couch, or parked in a chair in front of a laptop. Unfortunately, this can be bad for the hips. When you sit too much, your hips...

10 expert tips to prevent wrist injuries in yoga

Most yoga injuries aren’t severe and are easy to ignore. Maybe you stretched just a little too much and your hamstring is sore the next day. Wrist injuries, on the other hand, are a bitch, and you can damage your wrists easily if you don’t take care. That’s certainly not something you want. When your […]

5 Popular Forms of Yoga

Despite popular belief, yoga is more than just stretching. Yoga is a mental, physical and spiritual practice that originated in India. Yoga can help increase your flexibility, align your spine, clear your mind, and assist in healthy sleeping patterns. In addition to...

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How Yoga Helps Women Manage Stress

How Yoga Helps Women Manage Stress

by Om Singh We live in a fast-paced world with fast food, fast technology, fast internet, and there is an even deeper need to slow down. Constant hustling can be detrimental to our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health. This is where yoga comes in. Yoga is...

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10 Ways Yoga Will Improve Your Life

10 Ways Yoga Will Improve Your Life

by Ysmay It’s a poorly kept secret that I have some health problems. I was born with a condition called dysautonomia, which means my autonomic nervous system doesn’t quite work right. This impacts my heart, my brain, my digestion, my energy levels, and my sleep patterns. For years I was a miserable wreck unable to […]

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Why You’re Afraid of Inversions

Why You’re Afraid of Inversions

Inversions can be a scary thing to any new yogi. Terrifying, in fact. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve fallen during handstands, which only makes them scarier! But I don’t believe inversions have to be scary. I believe we can overcome the fear, and begin to conquer inversions with grace. The […]

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Hot Yoga: 10 Pros and Cons you May Not Know

Hot Yoga: 10 Pros and Cons you May Not Know

I took my first hot yoga class about 2 years ago because I had a Groupon. Once a week for four weeks in a row I went into a hot room with 60% humidity and bent, stretched, and moved with 15 other sweaty strangers (and thankfully incense!) for 90 minutes. Hot yoga really wasn’t for […]

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10 Daily Yoga Poses for Everyday Problems

10 Daily Yoga Poses for Everyday Problems

Yes, you know that yoga is a great way to workout, lose weight, calm your mind, and get super flexible, but there’s a lot more to it. Yoga offers such a wide range of health benefits that it is no longer just in the realms of alternative medicine. Even conventional...

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The Best Ways to Remove Negative Thoughts From Your Life

The Best Ways to Remove Negative Thoughts From Your Life

We all have them. The nasty little voices that whisper in our ear and come up with anything they can think of to tear us down. You'll hear it when you're exercising, when you're at work or when you're trying a new hobby. I call mine Bitchy Jen, because she's still a...

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