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Category Archives: Yoga

How to Strengthen Your Core with Yoga

Posted on September 22nd, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger I’ve been a closet yogi for years. From instructional DVDs to exercise games on Nintendo Wii, I like to pose with the best at-home yoga masters. But then I hit a plateau in my progression and realized the best way to learn how to strengthen your core is to […]

Benefits of Yoga for Athletes in Four Sports

Posted on September 17th, 2014

Posted by Steve Green, guest blogger The benefits of yoga are well known. The ancient practice aims to revitalize the mind, body, and soul and features many disciplines, from Raja to Hatha. Physically, it appeals to athletes because it can be used to promote everything from flexibility to stress relief. Yoga for Running One of the […]

Bedtime Yoga: Poses from a Professional to Include in Your Nightly Routine

Posted on September 10th, 2014

Posted by Danyelle C. Overbom, guest blogger Taking a few extra minutes before bed to practice some basic yoga poses will ease your mind and body into a more restful state. I recently spoke with Iyengar-certified yoga instructor Deborah Baker of Park Hill Yoga in Denver, CO, who shared the following advice for soothing bedtime yoga […]

Three Paddleboard Yoga Poses for Beginners

Posted on August 28th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger “Paddleboard yoga” is just what you think: practicing yoga while floating on a paddleboard. The concept has recently become the latest sensation in the yoga world, and it is apparent in its numerous benefits. Yoga on the water offers a completely different experience than in a studio. It’s calm, soothing, […]

Five Types of Yoga and the Benefits of Each

Posted on August 6th, 2014

Posted by Steve Auger, guest blogger Year after year, people flock to yoga as part of their regular routine. Yoga offers a plethora of benefits, from improved moods and relieving stress to sharpening focus and relieving pain from rheumatoid arthritis. As with traditional exercise, it can be practiced through a variety of methods. Here’s a look […]

Get Out! Benefits of Outdoor Yoga and How to Zen-it-Yourself

Posted on July 16th, 2014

Posted by  Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Most of us want the benefits of a yoga routine, but the same old space you practice in can sap your motivation. That’s why you should revive your workout outside. Outdoor yoga combines the health advantages of exercise with the freshness of nature. Studies reported by The New York Times […]

Incorporating Yoga for Stress Relief

Posted on July 7th, 2014

Posted by Steve Auger, guest blogger We all wish life was worry-free. Unfortunately, stress inevitably rears its ugly head. Even the most positive people can get stressed out, but there are ways to combat it to ensure it doesn’t overwhelm you. Exercises such as jogging, bike riding, weightlifting, and group classes are just a few […]