Revolved Side Angle Pose

by Natalie Kiser

The universe moves in many ways: straight lines, curves, circles, ellipses, and apparently chaotic patterns. But a pattern you probably encounter frequently and ubiquitously in yoga is the spiral. The word spiral comes from the Latin spira, meaning to coil, and coils are everywhere, says Washingto...

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The 5 Best Healthy Cookbooks You Need to Own

by Lillian Whitaker

Raise your hand if the healthy cookbook section is your favorite at the bookstore? While we all have blogs and foodie Instagram accounts aplenty, nothing quite replaces losing yourself in a good old fashioned cookbook brimming with mouthwatering new recipes and photos. If you’re finding that scree...

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The 18 Best Yoga Pants for Women 2021

by Natalie Kiser

The days where yoga pants were confined to your at-home or studio practice are long behind us. Yes, athleisure has gone mainstream—a trend that has only accelerated with our new remote-work routines. Nowadays, your yoga clothes are pulling double (or even triple) duty, taking you from a class to w...

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12 Tips to Get Ripped Abs

by Carla Henderson

By Bob LeFavi, Ph.D. CSCS, USAW The way your abs look is 80 percent a function of your diet and 20 percent a function of your training! I can vividly remember the frustration I felt when being questioned by people about my abs. First, understand this: I never caused judges to faint at the shee...

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What Exactly is Laughter Yoga?

by Natalie Kiser

Alexa Fong Drubay is a Laughter Yoga Master Trainer from the Philadelphia area, who trained in India with the founder of Laughter Yoga, Dr. Madan Kataria—and has lived and worked in NYC, Switzerland, France, and China. Alexa is the Executive Director of Laughter Yoga USA, and has conducte...

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ANIMAL CUTS®

by Carla Henderson

Animal Cuts is a versatile, fat-torching matrix delivering a complete, comprehensive, and effective metabolic powerhouse. Weight management and shedding excess body fat can seem like insurmountable obstacles, even when your training, cardio and nutrition are on point. That’s a tough problem...

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15 Encouraging Quotes to Pick You Up When You’re Feeling Down

by Lillian Whitaker

Life isn’t always going to be on an upward trajectory. So pair it with one – or all – of the encouraging quotes we’ll be sharing in this article to raise your spirit high when you are feeling low. You always have a choice; you can keep yourself stuck in a tizzy, or you can keep on keeping on! If y...

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6 Ways to Make Your Chicken Tastier

by Carla Henderson

Chicken is perhaps the most popular source of protein when it comes to eating a healthy high protein diet—and for good reason. Chicken breast provides about 30 g of protein in a 100 g serving and is fairly low in fat, compared to other meat proteins. If you are tired of eating plain, dull chicken...

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The Simple Art of Mindful Walking

by Natalie Kiser

“Walking is the best medicine.” —Hippocrates Everyone knows that walking is beneficial to our physical fitness and mental well-being. But often when we are walking, we rush, feel distracted by our to do list, or get overstimulated by our surroundings, especially in an urban setting. Yet no ma...

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Firefly Pose

by Natalie Kiser

In Tittibhasana (Firefly Pose) your legs extend forward like a firefly’s antennae. But that’s not the posture’s only connection to it’s namesake. Fireflies glow from within, and this pose invites you to do just that. So harness your inner energy, and get ready to shine. This a demanding posture. L...

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5 Calming Yoga Poses You Can Do in 5 Minutes

by Natalie Kiser

There are days when you want your typical hour-long yoga practice. And then there are days when you need—desperately—whatever measure of yoga you can sneak into your schedule so you can come back to yourself. There is a simple fix for that second kind of day — calming yoga poses that you can do in...

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5 Simple Fat Loss Nutrition Tips

by Carla Henderson

There are plenty of diets out there—with plenty of rules to follow. Rules can make dieting even more difficult. The simplest solution is not to diet at all. Instead of dieting, look at it as simple healthy lifestyle choices that you can use for life. Here are five simple ways to change your diet th...

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10 Yin Yoga Poses to Help You Overcome Fear

by Natalie Kiser

Have you ever been consumed by the limiting grip of fear? Fear is woven into the fabric of the human experience. It is natural for each of us to experience fear, and in some cases, it can protect our life. One day when my son Bodhi was nearly three years old, I took him to the beach. As soon as I...

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Flat Abs and Shapely, Sexy Legs

by Carla Henderson

Flat abs and sexy legs are desirable traits, of course, but actually achieving those results is easier said than done. But there’s a secret to success that’s used by people who are trying to achieve a goal— visualization. For example, athletes often visualize themselves scoring a goal, and busines...

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