More and more athletes, both amateur and professional, are recognizing the benefits of yoga for recovery, performance, and general well-being. Read on to learn why yoga is beneficial, how to get started, and ways to make your current yoga practice even better.
I remember the 1st time I took yoga, after hearing about the benefits of releasing tension. I felt my body come to life. You can take your 1st yoga lesson right now, right where you are.
Yoga Instructor Tiffany Cruikshank: East Meets West (Becca Borawski)
Tiffany Cruikshank is one of the best-known names in yoga, and for good reason – she’s been doing it since she was 14 years old and it’s been her life’s passion, along with Chinese Medicine.
5 Essentials to Start Your Yoga Practice (Mindith Rahmat)
Starting a new yoga practice can be a daunting experience. These 5 yoga essentials will have you ready and on your way to a new flexible, balanced, de-stressed, and more peaceful you!
Ashley Turner: Yoga Psychologist (Becca Borawski)
People always ask Ashley, “What IS yoga psychology?” For her it’s an obvious answer: yoga IS psychology. Read about this priestess/yogi/psychotherapist and her journey from aerobics to enlightenment.
Dear Willow: Too Self Conscious to Start Yoga – Help! (Willow Ryan)
Willow uses a fear of being new in yoga class as a stepping-stone for overcoming fear in our lives. Fear of being judged by others should never stop us from pursuing our goals and passions.
The Road Less Traveled: An Interview With Heather Tiddens, Part 1 (Traver H. Boehm)
The journey to self-discovery can be pitted with choices and regrets. For pro-surfer turned yoga instructor Heather Tiddens, the myriad of questions are the most valuable part of life’s adventure.
Use Yoga to Elevate Your Mood (Mindith Rahmat)
Practitioners of yoga commonly describe feeling happier, less stressed, and more relaxed after a yoga class. Yoga teaches meditation and deep breathing techniques to focus the mind on the breath.
Find Your Warrior’s Path Through Turbo Dog (Willow Ryan)
At first attempt, Turbo Dog may seem like nothing more than a good triceps and latissimus dorsi challenge. Hold longer and it will serenade ego and spirit to meet. Meet Turbo Dog!
Friday Flicks: Briohny Smyth – Yoga Arm Balances (Becca Borawski)
I guarantee you have never watched a yoga sequence like this before. Briohny Smyth takes us through a beautiful series of gravity and flexibility defying arm balances.
Product Review: Manduka Pro Yoga Mat (Mindith Rahmat)
The Manduka Black Mat Pro is simply the best yoga mat we have tested. The Manduka mat is designed to endure hours of yoga practice.