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If You Frequently Practice Hot Yoga, These Are The Best Mats To Use

ByMaria Cassano
Despite the single adjective that separates them, yoga and hot yoga are two entirely different practices. As a result, your average yoga equipment probably isn't going to cut it. The best yoga mats for hot yoga have earned said title because they're…

10 Silly Myths About Yoga Completely Debunked By A Yoga Instructor

ByGeorgina Berbari
Ten years ago, the thought of yoga may have caused your mind to conjure up images of tie-dye-wearing, granola-eating hippies seeking enlightenment while bending their bodies in completely inexplicable ways. Maybe you tried a class once with your…

I Let Myself Fall Asleep During Yoga & Namaste Sleeping From Now On

ByGeorgina Berbari
Picture this: You're at your favorite yoga class after an incredibly long and stressful day, and sweet, sweet savasana (aka everyone's favorite pose) finally comes around to close the session. Your body feels loose and incredible after an awesome…

This Yoga App Now Offers A Mental Health Series & It’s Such A Therapeutic Way To Work Out

ByGeorgina Berbari
Taking care of your mental health should always be a priority, regardless of who you are, but that doesn't always have to translate to traditional therapy, depending on your circumstances. A regular workout routine can be an incredible way to…

Yoga For The Pups Is The Best Way To Celebrate National Yoga Month & Your Dog Obsession

ByGeorgina Berbari
If I told my 6-year-old self that when she grows up, she'll be teaching yoga classes to more than 200 people surrounded by puppies, she probably would have passed out. But here I am, doing exactly that, and loving every single second of it. At the…

5 Science-Backed Ways Yoga Helps You Sleep Better, Faster & Longer

ByParinaz Samimi
The National Sleep Foundation estimates that adults, ages 18-64 require seven to nine hours of sleep. But sometimes finding the time to sleep is harder than it looks. Around 40 percent of the U.S. population gets less than the recommended seven…

I Tried Cannabis-Infused Yoga & I Felt The Yoga Practice With My Entire Body

ByRoya Backlund
As a resident of California, I'm no stranger to the mystical and calming benefits of cannabis. Time and time again, cannabis has saved me from opting for sleeping pills or anxiety medication, since its naturally healing properties are more than…

10 Creative Gift Ideas That Are Absolutely Perfect For The Yogi In Your Life

ByGeorgina Berbari
OK, real talk: The literal second that Halloween was officially over, I started blaring my holiday music like nobody's business — in the shower, in the car, even at the gym (you don't do deadlifts to the tune of "All I Want For Christmas Is You?").…

A Yoga Teacher Reveals How Long Your Practice Should Be When You're Flowing At Home

ByGeorgina Berbari
The beauty of being a yogi who practices at home is that some days, your practice is five minutes long, and others, it's nearly an hour — and that's totally cool. When you're not in an actual studio, and you're flowing freely without instruction,…

Forget Hot Yoga, This Naked Yoga Class Is The Ultimate Way To Get Your Namaste On

ByLaura Argintar
Finally, a yoga class that will really, er, turn you on to exercise! NYC's Bold & Naked Chelsea yoga studio offers special nude instruction for those who want to learn the practice totally unencumbered. "While many equate being naked with sex, this…

This Yoga Teacher Has The Best Advice For Using The Practice To Find Empowerment

ByGeorgina Berbari
If you've ever been to an intense vinyasa yoga class, you know it can be a physical and emotional rollercoaster that ultimately provides your mind and body with a sense of pure bliss by allowing you to release anything that doesn't serve you. Now…

Start Taking Up Yoga

ByAlly Batista
We all have our favorite means of exercise, and for millions of women everywhere, yoga has maintained its position at the top of the list of "favorite physical activities." It turns out this could be for a reason. A recent study has suggested that…

"Yoga Skin" Is The Brand New Makeup Trend Totally Taking Over Instagram

ByStephanie Montes
Any sort of "gym skin" I've ever known, on myself at least, was splotchy, sweaty, and red skin — you know, from being out of breathe and all. But apparently, the "yoga skin" trend, a slightly glow, lit-from-within look, is blowing up on Instagram.…

Yoga Could Better Your Sex Life

ByRobert Anthony
A yogi has landed himself next to Kobe Bryant, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Bill Clinton on the list of notorious sex scandals. Turns out, sun salutations and sex scandals may go hand-in-hand. William Broad, author of a new book, The Science of Yoga:…

Here's How Yoga Can Help You Have The Best Sex Of Your Life

ByCamille Theobald
Have you ever thought about why the infamous and ancient text about love and sex, "The Kama Sutra," has similarities to "The Yoga Sutra"? Of course, part of it is because they were written around same time in Sanskrit under Hindu law, but they also…

8 Yoga Retreats Throughout The World To Focus The Mind And Body This Summer

ByAlexandra Strickler
There's no better time than the summer to reset both your body and your mind. You're shedding your winter wardrobe, emerging lighter and freer than you've felt in months. You're spending more time outside, soaking up those lovely rays of sunshine…

5 Reasons Guys Who Do Yoga Turn Out To Be The Best Boyfriends

ByCamille Theobald
Since I started practicing yoga in 2008, I've noticed more and more men are Om-ing it up in class. More and more muscly studs have taken up sun salutations because they realize the physical and mental benefits of turning yoga in to a daily…

5 Ways Yoga Teaches You The Value Of Acceptance

ByGaby Maniscalco
Since its development thousands of years ago, the practice of yoga has definitely evolved into numerous forms. From Bikram hot yoga and a Vinyasa flow sequence to classes like Yogalates and Aerial Yoga, you're bound to find a type of yoga practice…

13 Times That Yoga Can, Literally, Save Your Life

ByCharlotte Phillips
For those of you who think yoga is only for hippies, freaks and anyone who has ever uttered the words “downward dog” with a straight face… think again. Time and time again, the physical and mental health benefits of yoga have been shown to go beyond…

How Yoga Can Improve Your Sex Life

ByAlly Batista
Fitness freaks and "yogis" have been getting a bad rap as of late. People like to joke about the health obsessed because it’s starting to become more of a culture than a hobby. Are the yoga lovers having the last laugh, though? I think so. There are…

The 6 Best Thick Yoga Mats

ByMaria Cassano
If you've ever felt the pain of a hardwood floor against your knees in Table Top Pose, you've probably realized the importance of a well-cushioned foundation. That being said, the best thick yoga mats aren't just about thickness. They combine all…

How Yoga Culture Sculpted Both My Mental And Physical Health

ByJulia Guerra
I'll never forget the anxiety attack that changed my life. I was sitting at my desk on a Thursday morning in November 2016, typing away in a Word document as per usual, when suddenly it felt like my lungs were caving in. Gasping for air, hand to…

How Yoga Can Help You Harness Gratitude In Life, According To 2 Instructors

ByJulia Guerra
From my experience, millennials seem to thrive on multitasking and hustling from one day to the next, and while I applaud our generation's unyielding determination and drive, I think what a lot of us lack is balance. Blame it on social media or a…

Yoga Is Starting To Look Thirsty AF With All These Weird New Classes

ByRosey Baker
According to Yoga Alliance, there are 76,000 registered yoga teachers and 5,000 yoga schools in the US. But, all it takes is a few swipes through someone's Tinder to see that yoga hasn't lost its popularity. Every other profile has a pic of someone…

Yoga: More Than Just A White Girl Trend

ByAlly Batista
Yoga has recently been lumped in with other “white girl trends.” You know, the same girls who eat gluten free, go out for sushi multiple times a week, and do blueprint cleanses are also the ones who go to yoga. It’s certainly a trendy fitness class,…

A Definitive Ranking Of The 6 Most Popular Yoga Pants And Leggings Brands

ByUnwritten
Whether you like to wear yoga pants for yoga, cardio, to run errands, or just because they look cute, they aren't always the cheapest. So I tried different brands' versions of yoga pants and weighed the good and the bad in all of them. 1.…

5 Reasons To Find Your Inner Peace With Yoga, The New Cardio

ByStefani Pappas
Yoga and cardio are two different things, right? Well, a recent review of research suggested that yoga could actually help protect your body from cardiovascular disease, just like aerobic exercise does. Additionally, the review found that yoga…

Why Yoga Could Be The Best Long-Term Treatment For Depression

ByCamille Theobald
Yoga is an amazing stress reliever, and many therapists prescribe it to their clients who suffer from anxiety. But what about for treating depression? Yep, it can help with that, too. Aerobic exercise in general helps anxiety and depression by…

Young, Old, Good And Awkward: Why Everyone Should Practice Yoga

ByLyndsay Palianto
The heat is blazing and the lights are gently dimmed. The curtains are drawn tightly shut as the room becomes more and more crowded. The clothing is minimal and the mats are close together, leaving room for the few stragglers who come strolling in…

This Chocolate Yoga Class Combines Your 2 Favorite Things In The World & YAS

ByGeorgina Berbari
No matter how many things humanity disagrees on, I strongly believe that we will always be able to come to a consensus on how amazing dessert foods are. Chocolate, ice cream, Nutella pancakes — seriously, don't get me started (I could go for days).…

Drew Barrymore Posted A Video Of Herself Sweating Her Ass Off In Yoga & Honestly, It Me

ByJordan Bissell
Drew Barrymore is the queen of keeping it real. Her Instagram is full of makeup-free selfies, realistic mom moments, and messy bathroom pics — and her latest post is no exception. Drew Barrymore’s yoga Instagram proves that the workout is seriously…

The Definitive Guide To Choosing Which Type Of Yoga Is Best For You

ByLeigh Weingus
Once upon a time, the only type of yoga out there was... yoga, plain and simple. Now, it seems like there are a million different types of yoga classes to choose from. Do you want to be doing your downward dogs in an 86-degree room? How about 100?…

8 Things To Remember The First Time You Do Hot Yoga

ByGeorgina Berbari
I used to pride myself on my ability to complete the most challenging of workouts without ever breaking a sweat — that is, until I tried hot yoga. Listen to me when I say this: There's absolutely no way any human being with a pulse can exit that…

How Yoga Can Help You Get Your Hustle Back

ByRoss Simmonds
What's the number one occupational hazard today's hustlers are facing? You guessed it: burnout. The burnout trap can rear its ugly head at any time, and no one is immune. The facts don't lie: High performers within companies (aka hustlers) make…

10 Reasons Why You Should Date A Girl Who Practices Yoga

ByLaura Argintar
I’ve never been into the cardio side of exercise. Treadmills are just a quantifiable measure of my inability to run a nine-minute mile, and with all the huffing and puffing and feeling like I’m about to die, it's just never been my thing. I was…

Viral Instagram Mom Uses Kids To Do Insane Yoga Poses And They DGAF

ByHope Schreiber
Charity LeBlanc is passionate about yoga. She also is a mother-of-two and anyone with kids can tell you a parent must improvise to get that "me time" in. In this case, LeBlanc incorporates her children into her workout. Her 5-year-old son Oakley…

Here Are The Actual Differences Between Yoga And Pilates (Video)

ByLeigh Weingus
So you've heard about yoga and Pilates. You've heard these classes supposedly change people's bodies, lower their stress levels and make them happier. You vaguely know both focus on stretching and strength. But what's the difference between the…

Gwyneth Paltrow Basically Tried To Take Credit For Making Yoga Popular, But Uh, No

ByJulia Guerra
Have you ever been standing in the checkout line at a grocery store, or waiting to order your morning coffee to-go, and the person in front of you mumbles something to the cashier that makes you, and everyone else who overheard the comment, think,…

If Yoga Is The Only Way You Work Out, You're Pretty Much 'Inactive'

ByKaylin Pound
If you've been dodging your Vinyasa  yoga classes harder than you try to avoid your ex, I have some good news for you. It turns out that hitting the mat may not count as the heart-pumping exercise you thought it was after all. That's right. A new…

5 Awesome Ways Yoga Can Change Your Brain When You Practice Every Single Day

ByGeorgina Berbari
If you've ever been to a killer yoga class, you know how absolutely amazing you can feel after a rejuvenating, hour-long flow. With typical forms of exercise, those good feels are often limited to just your body, but what makes yoga truly unique is…

People Who Do Yoga Have Stronger Minds, Better Bodies And Freer Spirits

ByChris Riotta
Before I understood the difference between bikram and vinyasa, I was overweight, suffering from what was likely a mild bout of depression, and couldn't kick the horrible state of mind I was constantly struggling with. After I was introduced to yoga,…

Badass Yoga Mom Breastfeeds Her Baby In The Most Insane Poses

ByKaylin Pound
Mastering the art of yoga can be a daunting task. Let's be real: Some of us just weren't made to bend in certain ways or twist our bodies into Instagram-worthy pretzels in the blink of an eye. Therefore, you can only imagine how hard it must be to…

7 Yoga Poses For Each Day Of Your Period To Make It Way More Bearable

ByAlexandra Strickler
Each day of your period seems to bring with it a hellish new set of symptoms that make you want nothing more than to curl up in bed with a heating pad and a pint of Häagen-Dazs. As easy as it is to transform into a lazy slob during your menstrual…

These Relaxing Yoga Poses Can Help You Battle Depression And Anxiety

ByGillian Fuller
It's no secret practicing yoga can help alleviate stress and depression. But scientists wanted to know why it helps and what techniques are best. Researchers compiled 15 of the most in-depth yoga research studies conducted over the past 20 years and…

He's Flexible: 8 Reasons Why You Should Date A Guy Who Does Yoga

ByPaul Hudson
I’ve always been a fan of yoga and meditation. It helps me better understand myself, what I’m thinking and feeling, as well as the world around me. Yoga has countless benefits to both our physical and mental health. One thing few people talk about…

15 Yoga Moms Who Take Their Little Munchkins With Them As They Practice

ByKaylin Pound
Practicing yoga isn't just for grownups anymore. Remember when we introduced you to that yoga instructor mom, Laura Kasperzak, and her precious pre-K posing partners? Well, she's not the only cool mom out there who likes to hit the mat with her…

Profound Relaxation: Here's What It's Like To Visit A Ganja Yoga Studio

ByCivilized
Seven people are lying in a circle in the center of a small room, lit only by candlelight from an altar. Wide sheaths of patterned silk are draped across the ceiling, casting a warm light on the room. A small woman moves softly from person to…

Weed Yoga: The Perfect Workout If You're A Chill Betch Who Hates Exercise

ByRosey Baker
Unfortunately, I'm not the best at working out. I'm also not the best at smoking weed. But, I admire people who are good at both, especially at the same time. I don't smoke anymore, but I used to on the daily. It was actually the one thing that…

This Dancer Bravely Performed Aerial Yoga While Dangling Above The Ocean

ByRobert Anthony
One common misconception about yoga is that you have to physically take part in it in order to feel the relaxation and total bliss overtake your mind, body and soul. False. Instead, you can sit back, relax and watch yoga instead. In a video uploaded…

The 5 Reasons Why Yoga Is The Best Kind Of Therapy For You

BySarah Cole
Yoga has become my favorite kind of therapy recently. I've been having a rough time emotionally over the last few months — I'm exhausted, lonely, craving human connection in the worst ways, and it's been tough to really find the root of these…