Unlike many other physical activities that can be hard on your body, Yoga is a great choice that can make a positive difference in your physical and mental health, plus your spiritual and social well-being.

Yoga can help improve flexibility and ease some of the stress from your daily life. Yoga also been associated with increased longevity, lower anxiety, improved memory and improved athletic performance.

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- This is Your Quick Training Tip , a chance to learn how to work smarter in just a few moments so you can get right to your workout. SPEND ENOUGH TIME in a gym (or reading this publication) and you're sure to encounter all sorts of training principles, including planes of motion and how it's important to lift in all three (sagittal, frontal, transverse). They're right. Whether you're trying to increase athleticism, boost functional strength, or simply enhance performance in and out of the gym, ... [Read More]

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- Editor's Note: Dana Santas, known as the "Mobility Maker," is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and mind-body coach in professional sports, and is the author of "Practical Solutions for Back Pain Relief." CNN — For many people, back pain can make it difficult to function in everyday life. It affects how you move, feel and think, leaving you with no choice but to take some kind of action to alleviate the pain . But what if, instead of being reactive, you took small daily ... [Read More]


Neck Shoulders Muscles Spencer Kelsey Decker East River
- D o you ever feel like you resemble one of those rubber band balls? Like you're all twisted inward and your neck and shoulders are interwoven in a tight, ropey mess? Looking at screens and staying in one position for a long time without breaks make this achy sensation all too common. "When we are tight from lack of movement, your muscles can feel tight or stiff and you can experience poor posture," Kelsey Decker, NSCA-CPT, the education coordinator for  StretchLab ,  previously told ... [Read More]

Carolyn Steber Jen Hains O'neill Leg Feet Low Impact Legs
- Keep things easy on the joints. by Carolyn Steber Low-impact leg exercises are all about keeping your feet on the ground. That doesn't, however, mean you won't get a good workout. Trainer Jen Hains O'Neill says these moves will still work your muscles — just without all the extra wear and tear on your joints . O'Neill says this move works your legs, glutes, and adductors . It's also a great hip stretch . - Stand tall, feet shoulder-width apart. - Lift right leg up to chest. - Hold and hug ... [Read More]


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- Become a Member Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more. Join Outside+ Already have an account? s Become a Member Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more. Join Outside+ Already have an account? Search Home Share this Join Yoga Journal Create a personalized feed and bookmark your favorites. Join Yoga Journal Create a personalized feed and bookmark your favorites. Already have an account? ... [Read More]

Dr Brookshier Shoe Test Feet Foot Support
- L ooking for the best walking shoe for your feet ? Before you default to a particular brand or style that looks cool, Trent Brookshier, DPM , podiatric surgeon in San Diego, California, has a three-step test to make sure your footwear is supportive and healthy. "I created a simple, three-part check to ensure your shoes keep your feet and posture healthy and pain-free," says Dr. Brookshier. "It's called the Bend-Twist-Squeeze , and it can help you avoid common injuries." First, try on the shoe ... [Read More]

Mantra Om Dhiyo Yo Nah Pracodayat Saha Life Ancient Mantras
- Dec 5, 2022 9 ancient mantras that will transform your life This is a Ho'oponopono, ancient Hawaiian mantra. This mantra is an homage to the Buddha of boundless light. This mantra has its place in the Hebrew Bible. This most famous line in the Torah was God's answer to Moses, when asked what His name was. This short mantra originates from the ancient Kriya Yoga that involves a simple, but potent breathing technique. Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu. Om saha naavavatu saha nau bhunaktu saha ... [Read More]

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- Daily exercise is important, but many of us spend most of our days sitting in our office chairs, working on computers. If you're one of the millions of people who spend too much time at their desks, you can offset that sedentary lifestyle. In fact, scientists have now figured out exactly how much exercise you need to do each day to offset an entire day of sitting around. According to new research on daily exercise, researchers say you will need to do at least 30-40 minutes of sweat-building ... [Read More]


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- Heavy-weight training and HIIT workouts are often the hallmark exercises of building strength. However, don't underestimate the power of low-impact workouts, like yoga. Yoga has from improving flexibility to boosting mental clarity — but it's also a great way to develop physical strength. "The highly repetitive dynamic movements in yoga are the key to getting stronger," says , a certified yoga teacher and owner of .  Moreover, because of yoga's low-impact, it's great for building and ... [Read More]


Pregnancy Kelsey Wells Seconds Strength Rest Hips
- Benefits for mom and baby abound. Everyone's pregnancy journey is unique. As a new mom myself, I came to expect the unexpected throughout the 40 weeks. For me, maintaining most of my regular fitness routine with pregnancy workouts was key to feeling physically and mentally strong. Science backs up the many benefits I felt. For example, exercising during pregnancy helps relieve back aches, boosts mood, improves sleep, and promotes muscle strength, according to the Mayo Clinic. Plus, there are ... [Read More]

Superman Spine Muscles Posture Neck Movement
- SIT UP. Yeah, you reading this—we see you craning your neck over that screen. Pull back those shoulders and straighten that spine. Stop that hunching. Fix your posture. Sound like your mother? Sorry, not sorry. But most people are spending too much time slouching at your desks, behind the wheel, on the couch, wherever, hunching over while looking down at their phones. The older you get, the more sloppy posture affects your spine and, eventually, your quality of life—thanks to the ... [Read More]

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- 6 Yoga Poses For Better Digestion : Yoga is a form of exercise that can help you lose weight, strengthen your body, and build endurance. There are different yoga poses that target specific areas of the body. All of these poses will help improve your digestion because they strengthen the digestive system by opening up the body's passages. The below yoga poses target the abdominal region of the body which helps in digestion. Along with yoga poses, taking digestive supplements will ... [Read More]