Yoga Pants that give you a good feel

Yoga pants are the perfect attire for any occasion. They're so versatile! From a night out on the town, to an intense workout in your home gym - yoga pants can help you look and feel great no matter where you go or what time of day it is. And because they stretch with every movement, there's not even much risk that they'll tear during rigorous activity (unless your name is Michael). So if you've been searching endlessly for just one item of clothing that goes from work weekdays to weekend fun d

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Yoga Pants

Yoga pants are a staple for many workouts in the gym. The fit, stretchy material helps people stay cool and comfortable during an intense workout. Some yogis even wear them to class!   In the market today, there are a lot of companies that produce bottoms fitting for the execution of the primordial religious practice from India. There are the likes of Fit Couture, Dancewear Solutions, Paiva, Lucy, Rawganique, Shakti Activewear and Greener Paths.   Fit Couture has been establis

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Great Advice For A Successful Workout Routine

The fitness world is full of conflicting advice, but there's one thing that the majority agrees on: to get fit and stay healthy it’s important to exercise. Here are some quick tips for getting a great workout routine going in no time!   1) Make sure you're prepared physically as well as mentally - don't start an intense plan without stretching or warming up first; if you feel anxious about starting something new, talk it over with your trainer beforehand so they can help give reassu

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Basic Yoga Props

The word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word "Yuj" meaning to yoke or unite. In order to reach this goal, a yogi needs basic yoga props such as blocks and straps in addition to other items for more advanced poses. A block is often used under your hands when doing seated postures like Virasana (Hero Pose) so that it's easier on the lower back; while a strap may be wrapped around each foot during Pincha Mayurasana (Feathered Peacock), which would allow you keep hold of the pose by pressing against b

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What to Consider When Choosing an Exercise Video

If you're trying to figure out what exercise video is the right one for you, then read this.  Your fitness level may dictate which exercises are best suited for your body and health goals. Different types of videos have different benefits that can help with weight loss or muscle gain depending on what type of person you want to become! Some people prefer watching an instructor while performing a set workout routine in their own home; others like more interactive workouts where they work off

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Yoga Wear

Yoga is a great form of exercise that can make you feel more relaxed and liberated. Yoga wear has become an important part to living your yoga lifestyle as it supports the body in its workout routine without being restrictive, like many other types of clothing are for athletes.   In today’s culture, the ancient spiritual routine of Yoga has already been brought to an even higher level. You can see this in its incorporation with Pilates Method which is a physical fitness system intro

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Yoga For The Beginner

Yoga is a form of exercise that has been practiced for centuries across the world. It's traditionally an Eastern practice, but in recent years it has grown to be more popular in Western cultures as well. Yoga offers many benefits including increased flexibility and strength along with reduced stress levels which can lead to mental clarity overall improved health outcomes and healing processes within your body. Classes are typically led by instructors who will teach you how to do different types

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Yoga Clothing - Shop and Buy the Best Ones

Yoga clothing is a necessity for anyone who participates in this physical activity. The clothes need to be comfortable, lightweight and breathable. While it may seem like yoga can take any old outfit; the truth of the matter is that there are certain styles which work better than others depending on what type of class you're taking or your body shape. Yoga pants come with different lengths so they offer coverage where needed without being too tight around thigh area- making them perfect for thos

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Yoga on the Net

Yoga on the Net is a free Internet yoga site that provides many different types of wellness and exercises for you to choose from. If your goal is weight loss, stress relief or muscle recovery then this website has something for you! Yoga can help with so much more than just physical health; it’s also an important part of maintaining mental well-being. You don't need any other equipment besides what's in most people's homes: a mat and some floor space - but even if all you have are these ma

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Yoga apparel becomes fashion

Yoga clothes are more than just functional. They're the latest fashion trend to sweep Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook. "It's about something bigger: feeling like my body is a vehicle for healing," says Rebekah Farrugia-Chaplin of Yoga Girl . "And I want others who may not fit into society’s mold of what they believe 'beautiful' should look like."   Yoga is a trend that many people are adopting. It can improve your physical and mental health as well as the connection between you a

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Dressing for Yoga Class:

It’s important to wear clothing which will allow full range movement during asana practice without any friction with fabric on skin; while there are many different opinions about what constitutes appropriate attire - all schools agree on thoughtful consideration when selecting clothes   It's important to know what you're wearing before heading in for a yoga class. Yoga is different from traditional calisthenics and may require more flexibility than some of your other workout routine

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Finding Your Perfect Weight

There are many ways to find the perfect weight for you. When I was trying to lose 10 pounds, I just made a list of all my favorite foods and then wrote down how much each food weighed in grams or ounces on an online calculator so that when it came time for me to eat something unhealthy (i.e., ice cream), I would know what else could be eaten instead because calories add up quickly!   If you've ever found yourself envying the "perfect" weight of those models in magazines, it's important to

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8 Ways to Boost Your Antioxidant Levels

With Fall just around the corner, show your body some TLC by boosting your antioxidant levels. Here are 8 Ways to Boost your Antioxidant levels in your everyday life. An antioxidant is a molecule that donates one of its electrons to a free radical, stabilizing the reactive free radical, inhibiting cellular damage and protecting against oxidative stress. Balanced antioxidant levels are vital for cellular health, immunity and overall wellness.* The most important antioxidant that your body r

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A 25-Minute Morning Self-Care Routine for Letting Go with Amina Naru

Amina Naru shares a 25-minute self-care routine for letting go. Join Yoga Journal Create a personalized feed and bookmark your favorites. Join Yoga Journal Create a personalized feed and bookmark your favorites. Join for free Become a member to unlock this story and receive other great perks. Already have an Outside Account? Sign in A $500 value with everything in the Print + Digital Plan plus 25+ benefits including: Member-only

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7 Gentle Backbends for Beginners (Or Anyone, Really)

I was hooked on Urdhva Dhanurasana from my very first yoga class. For years, I couldn’t quit doing the rather intense backbend pose commonly referred to as Upward Bow Pose or Wheel. No other backbend could compete with pressing my hands and feet into the mat, straightening my arms and legs, and opening my chest to the heavens. I had to do Urdhva Dhanurasana in order to feel complete. It didn’t matter if I completed any other backbends; nothing else was able to satisfy me. Later, when I sta

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A 9-Minute Mantra Meditation for Calling on Durga

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Female Weight Gain

The female population is disproportionately affected by obesity. The prevalence of obesity among women in the United States has increased from 20% to 30%, while for men, it's only risen from 27%. This weight gain can lead to a multitude of health issues such as diabetes and heart disease. So what are some factors that contribute? First off, there have been studies showing that woman may be more sensitive than males when eating high-calorie foods; these findings make sense considering females req

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These 15-Minute Yoga Stretches Are Just What Your Body Craves

And they feel damn good, too. Join Yoga Journal Create a personalized feed and bookmark your favorites. Join Yoga Journal Create a personalized feed and bookmark your favorites. Join for free Sometimes (or much of the time), your body just craves a deep yoga stretch. These 15-minute yoga stretches are perfect to do right when you wake up in the morning, as a midday work break, or as a wind-down practice before bed. They’ll revive your muscles

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These 15-Minute Yoga Stretches Are Just What Your Body Craves

And they feel damn good, too. Join Yoga Journal Create a personalized feed and bookmark your favorites. Join Yoga Journal Create a personalized feed and bookmark your favorites. Join for free Sometimes (or much of the time), your body just craves a deep yoga stretch. These 15-minute yoga stretches are perfect to do right when you wake up in the morning, as a midday work break, or as a wind-down practice before bed. They’ll revive your muscles

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10 Yin Yoga Poses to Help You Overcome Fear

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 set him down, he charged straight toward the water and was quickly knocked down by an incoming wave. Before the ocean tide could pull him away, I snatched him up and safely returned him to solid groun

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5 Calming Yoga Poses You Can Do in 5 Minutes

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 less than 5 minutes, and will bring about that coveted vibe-leveling effect. What makes some yoga poses so insanely calming? There exists a plethora of research related to the science of yoga.

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Firefly Pose

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. Lifting your pelvis while bringing your thighs parallel to the floor requires a strong core, hip flexors, and arms. It also calls for energy and concentration. That might be why yoga teacher Ka

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The Simple Art of Mindful Walking

“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 matter where you are, you can practice mindful walking. Whether in the middle of a crowd, grocery shopping, in your home, at work, or on a sidewalk—you can invite a sense of being present in eac

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What Exactly is Laughter Yoga?

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 conducted laughter programs for a broad spectrum of organizations including frontline healthcare workers, insurance companies, cancer groups, the U.S. Institute of Peace, National Institutes of Health, and De

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The 18 Best Yoga Pants for Women 2021

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 work to dinner and everything in between. So when it comes to finding the best yoga pants for women, you want something that lasts. Whether its leggings, joggers, or sweatpants, your yoga pants shoul

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Revolved Side Angle Pose

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 Washington, D.C. yoga teacher John Schumacher. In yoga, twists—including Parivrtta Parsvakonasana (Revolved Side Angle Pose)—embody the essence of the spiral, Schumacher says. Revolved Side Angle Pose is a

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Spa Bath Ritual at Home

Featured Class from Live Be Yoga presenting sponsor NOW®. Reiki and Emotional Wellness Coach Kelsey Patel is not only a sought after spiritual empowerment coach, movement teacher, reiki healer, and meditation instructor but also a multi-faceted entrepreneur and inspirational speaker. She is the creator of the Pure Joy app and founder of Magik Vibes, a soul-enhancing lifestyle brand that includes her very own wellness meets spirituality podcast, also Magik Vibes. She’s also the aut

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You Can Save Nearly $100 on Bijoux Indiscrets ‘12 Days of Sexy’ Advent Calendar at Ella Paradis

September 28, 2021 at 4:48pm PM EDT Ella Paradis Ashley Britton/SheKnows A sexy gift for yourself or your SO is something you’ll always want to keep an out for — whether you’re in the holiday season, the pre-game for the holiday season or just-because. If you’re seeking an opportunity to indulge in a multi-day sensual surprise, there’s a cool twist on the advent calendar with the Bijoux Indiscrets   12 Sexy Days Gift Set — on sale right now

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A Psychologist’s Guide to Preparing for Back to School 2021

Writer Hannah Sung and Dr. Janine Hubbard on navigating the unfamiliar territory of a post-pandemic back to school. This September, as we cautiously ease out of a one-and-a-half-year-long pandemic, we are heading into a back to school unlike any other. School has changed. We’ve changed too. Research from Public Health Ontario showed that during the first lockdown, half of caregivers surveyed reported moderate to high levels of concern for managing their children’s remote learning, screen

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The Highest Rated Workout Gear on Amazon

September 27, 2021 at 4:21pm PM EDT Ashley Britton/SheKnows. If you’re looking to liven up your workouts with some new gear this spring (and maybe replace some well-loved but KO’d gear that’s seen better days), the selection of fitness basics, pro-tools and fun tech accessories on Amazon can guarantee a one-stop shop for the things you need and the things you just really, really want. Related story At-Home Exercise Equipment Every Fitn

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A Gentle Practice to Prepare for Bedtime

Whether I need to burn off some excess energy or restore my center after an exhausting day, this before bed sequence helps me wind down from the daily deluge. It’s so relaxing, even my dog Pancit can’t resist getting in on the action. Get in the habit of following this yoga asana sequence every night as part of your sleep hygiene routine and it will help support the transition from your busy day to a good night’s sleep. Grab all of your props for a supportive child’s pose. Plac

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Exercise Equipment for Fitness-Lovers Missing The Gym

By now, we have all found some version of a new normal when it comes to working out at home. With a moratorium on those routine visits to a gym or workout classes over the last year, it’s been the only solution for fitness lovers who want to stay safe and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Related story How — If At All — Can Gyms Workout Classes Reopen Safely in a Pandemic? While there’s plenty of equipment-free options for keeping your body moving, a home gym ce

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A Gentle Practice to Prepare for Bedtime

Whether I need to burn off some excess energy or restore my center after an exhausting day, this before bed sequence helps me wind down from the daily deluge. It’s so relaxing, even my dog Pancit can’t resist getting in on the action. Get in the habit of following this yoga asana sequence every night as part of your sleep hygiene routine and it will help support the transition from your busy day to a good night’s sleep. Grab all of your props for a supportive child’s pose. Plac

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You Can Save Nearly $100 on Bijoux Indiscrets ‘12 Days of Sexy’ Advent Calendar at Ella Paradis

September 28, 2021 at 4:48pm PM EDT Ella Paradis Ashley Britton/SheKnows A sexy gift for yourself or your SO is something you’ll always want to keep an out for — whether you’re in the holiday season, the pre-game for the holiday season or just-because. If you’re seeking an opportunity to indulge in a multi-day sensual surprise, there’s a cool twist on the advent calendar with the Bijoux Indiscrets   12 Sexy Days Gift Set — on sale right now

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The Easiest Way to Happy, Hydrated Skin

Seasonal shifts can have a dramatic effect on your skin. Fall weather can be unpredictable—one day you’re huddled under and blanket and the next you’re turning the AC back on. But as we move toward winter, chillier temps (combined with the use of central heating) draws moisture from the air and you skin. So while you’re swapping our your summer wardrobe for sweaters and jackets, take this time to update your daily skin care routine. These products will keep your skin moisturized and su

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Exercise Equipment for Fitness-Lovers Missing The Gym

By now, we have all found some version of a new normal when it comes to working out at home. With a moratorium on those routine visits to a gym or workout classes over the last year, it’s been the only solution for fitness lovers who want to stay safe and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Related story How — If At All — Can Gyms Workout Classes Reopen Safely in a Pandemic? While there’s plenty of equipment-free options for keeping your body moving, a home gym ce

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What Cold-Water Swimming Taught Me About Mindfulness

It’s another gray Pacific Northwest winter morning. The kind where the water and sky blend together into one, imbued with a raw, wet cold that seeps into your bones. I could be sitting inside drinking coffee, but instead I am getting ready for a swim. At the edge of the bay, my wool tights come off, neoprene booties on. I pull off my bulky wool sweater and toss it on the barnacle-covered rocks, leaving me standing in only my red swimsuit and hand-knit wool hat. I shiver in the morning air, j

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The 10 Best Wand Vibrators for Beginners

October 3, 2021 at 3:00pm PM EDT Ashley Britton/SheKnows Wand vibrators are one of the most superior sex toys out there — especially if you’re looking for the best type of vibrator for external stimulation. They’re available at varying price points and have powerful, rumbly settings for folks seeking pleasure from something different than a penetrative dildo or bullet vibrator. Related story This $20 'Hocus Pocus' Tumbler Is Perfect fo

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Naturescapes with Live Be Yoga

Take a pause in your busy day and immerse yourself in nature—travel the forests and jungles, surround yourself with flowers, let your mind float into the clouds, or soothe your spirit with the power of water. See Also: 5-Minute Meditations with Anusha Wijeykumar See Also: Sound Baths with Heather Archer See Also: Flow Mixes with DJ Taz Rashid Wandering Yj Live Be Yoga Daily Bliss Naturescape Jungle 0 seconds of 1 minute, 31 seconds Volume 90% In the Garden Yj Live Be Yoga

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How to Talk To Relatives That Don’t ‘Get’ Your Mental Health Needs

We can all agree that mental health is important. One of the most positive and healthiest signs of our current culture is how much more open and accepting we are about discussing mental health needs, including seeking therapy, establishing boundaries, and what it’s like to experience anxiety and depression. This receptivity to mental health can be confusing to older folks, including the sandwich generation’s parents, who aren’t accustomed to addressing mental health needs let alone divulg

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Advil Cold and Sinus Recall: Here’s What You Need to Know

Health Canada warns that the labelling mixup could spell trouble for some consumers. Health Canada announced concerns that a labelling error could cause users of Advil Cold and Sinus to mix up the daytime and nighttime medications. The recall from manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare ULC (GSK) affects two different lots of the over-the-counter pills: one lot of the 18-caplet package and one lot of the 36-caplet package. In the affected packages, the labelling on the back of the bl

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I had a Mastectomy at Age 25 — Here’s Why I Documented It With Before & After Photos

Editor’s Note: This article contains nudity and graphic images that may be disturbing to some readers. Approximately one in eight women in the United States will develop some form of breast cancer during their lifetime; as a brand, we believe it is important to highlight the various effects of breast cancer — scars and all.  Related story The Ultrasound Technology That Changed How This Expert Approached Breast Cancer Screenings I knew I was in trouble the moment I h

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Want to Support Breast Cancer Survivors? It Goes Way Beyond Wearing Pink

Chances are you know someone or have someone in your life who has dealt with breast cancer in some way, shape or form. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, regardless of race or ethnicity. According to Breastcancer.org, about one in eight women in the U.S. (about 12.4 percent) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her life. Related story I Had a Mastectomy at Age 25 — Here’s Why I Documented

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Everything You Need to Know About Singing Bowls

Dana Smith learned about singing bowls early on in her yoga practice. Teachers would hit the bowl once to come out of Savasana (Corpe Pose)—a sound that never resonated very deeply with Smith. Then, during one class, a teacher spent a few minutes using singing bowls during a closing meditation. Something changed for Smith. She went deeper into the meditative space than she had ever before. “I was like ‘Wow, it’s got to be something with the bowls,” she says. Smi

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Khloe Kardashian's Motivational Water Bottle Might Help You Stay Hydrated

We all need reminders to practice some day-to-day self-care. Whether it’s making sure we eat what we need to feel alert and strong or reminders to take a moment for gratitude or meditation each day, sometimes a tiny bit of extra motivation can go a long way. And if you’re the type of person who struggles to reach that much sought-after “optimal” amount of water per day (it varies depending on the person!), a little bit of extra incentive to get the fluids you need is totally welcome.

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How to Best Address Your Students’ Needs When Teaching Online

Even after the last 18 months of teaching yoga online, many teachers—myself included—still find various aspects of cueing to a screen challenging. Yet the aspect of online classes that remains most disorienting is the lack of ability to offer hands-on assists or adjustments to help guide a body into a shape. How can you learn to help your students in a manner that progresses their practice? As with so many things in life, the answer is clear communication. See also: The Ultimate Guide to

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Sexy & Smart Erotic Podcasts You Need to Download Right Now

by October 4, 2021 at 12:46pm PM EDT Ashley Britton/SheKnows At first, it might seem like podcasting is an odd venue for exploring relationships and sexuality in its many beautiful forms. But the enduring medium is home to all kinds of riveting erotic programs. (In fact, erotic podcasts are some of the best erotic media around.) Sure, sex is a predominantly physical (and in some cases, visual) thing. But it’s also an auditory thing. And the podcasting w

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This Shoulder-Focused Flow Will Help You Build to Tricky Arm Balances

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How to Talk To Relatives That Don’t ‘Get’ Your Mental Health Needs

We can all agree that mental health is important. One of the most positive and healthiest signs of our current culture is how much more open and accepting we are about discussing mental health needs, including seeking therapy, establishing boundaries, and what it’s like to experience anxiety and depression. This receptivity to mental health can be confusing to older folks, including the sandwich generation’s parents, who aren’t accustomed to addressing mental health needs let alone divulg

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Everything You Need to Know About Singing Bowls

Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+. Dana Smith learned about singing bowls early on in her yoga practice. Teachers would hit the bowl once to come out of Savasana (Corpe Pose)—a sound that never resonated very deeply with Smith. Then, during one class, a teacher spent a few minutes using singing bowls during a closing meditation. Something changed for Smith. She went deeper into the meditative space than she had ever before. “I was like ‘Wow, it’s got

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The Best & Most Affordable Mental Health Apps

October 10, 2021 at 9:00am AM EDT iphone: suriyapong/AdobeStock mental health: lvnl/AdobeStock Everyone deserves access to the mental health care they want and need. But if you haven’t noticed, it can be extremely difficult to find affordable or in-network mental health resources that fit within our weekly schedule. Luckily enough, your first steps to mental wellness could be in the palm of your hands — literally Related story Want to S

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COVID-19 Vaccines Are Vital—And So Are These

If you’ve fallen behind on any vaccines, now is the time to catch up. When we think about vaccines, these days only one comes to mind: the COVID-19 shot. Getting your COVID-19 vaccine is essential to help prevent severe disease, hospitalization and death—especially as highly-contagious COVID-19 variants spread throughout Canada. The COVID-19 vaccine is a lifesaver, but it isn’t a one-stop shot to health. In addition to getting the COVID-19 vaccine, Canadians still need to keep up with o

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Fire Up Your Arm Muscles in Just 10 Minutes

Working on arm balances? This quick practice is for you. Join Yoga Journal Create a personalized feed and bookmark your favorites. Join Yoga Journal Create a personalized feed and bookmark your favorites. Join for free Become a member to unlock this story and receive other great perks. Already have an Outside Account? Sign in A $500 value with everything in the Print + Digital Plan plus 25+ benefits including: Member-only cont

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What to Do If You Want to Use Sex Toys With Your Partner & They Aren't Into It

Sex toys can enhance masturbation — there is no doubt about that. The first time I used a vibrator, I decided then and there I couldn’t live without it. Since that day, I have not masturbated sans sex toy. I am now the proud owner of a bunch of different shapes and sizes — a collector of sorts. Related story You Can Save Nearly $100 on Bijoux Indiscrets ‘12 Days of Sexy’ Advent Calendar at Ella Paradis But it’s one thing to enjoy a mind-blowing orgasm on your ow

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Bad Night of Sleep? Here’s How to Recover From It

Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+. 2Sleep is so elusive to some of us, yet so essential to a productive, healthy day. Experts recommend getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night — and for good reason! Sleep can strengthen your heart. Lack of Zzz’s can cause your body to release the stress hormone cortisol, which triggers your heart to work 10 times harder. Sleep can also boost your immune system because while your head is on that pillow, your immune cells and p

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Body Dysmorphia Is So Much More Than Just 'Low Self-Esteem'

Insecurities: We’ve all got ‘em. Perhaps when looking in the mirror, we wish our teeth were whiter, our skin smoother, our hair shinier. However, when we step away from the glass, these thoughts typically fade into the background and we continue our day — give or take the amplified nonsense from the diet culture industry pounding steadily in most media we consume. But what if these minor insecurities didn’t fade, but were rather amplified, compromising our ability to functio

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It’s Time to Take Your Yoga Teacher Off a Pedestal

Chances are at some point you have heard someone gush about their yoga teacher. It usually goes something like, “I was completely lost until I found that class!” or even “That yoga teacher literally saved my life!” Maybe you have felt that way about a teacher. These seem to be innocent—and flattering—comments. Yet when you elevate your yoga instructor to a sort of “holier than thou” position or place them on a pedestal, you unknowingly create an unhealthy disparity in the teach

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How TikTok’s Obsession with ADHD Made Me Seek Therapy

Let’s cut to the chase — I’m a pretty anxious person. From indecision around any topic (like which restaurants to eat at, what jobs to apply for, whether I should turn left or right across any given street) to the hyper-awareness of my surroundings (how I can know exactly which pants are in my giant clothing pile), my mind has never known peace. At first, I thought I was overthinking it. But, let me tell you, if you’re actively thinking about the fact that you’re thinking too much, c

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Think You Can’t Come Into Compass Pose? This 45-Minute Practice Will Get You There

I will never forget the first time I saw my teacher gracefully extend her leg behind her shoulder in Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana (Compass Pose). I thought she was an alien. I had never seen the pose except in yoga magazines. Once I experienced it in person, I finally understood why it was called Compass Pose. My teacher looked sorta like a compass mixed with a pretzel. Shortly after that, during my home practice, I started to explore how trying to come into the pose felt in my body. Compass Pos

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The Best Sex Positions for Women — Guaranteed to (Literally) Hit the Spot

October 13, 2021 at 12:15pm PM EDT dinkoobraz/adobe stock Ashley Britton/SheKnows There are all sorts of ways to have sex with all sorts of biological (and store-bought) equipment — and not all of them are about orgasms. That’s just a fact of life. But for many people vaginas (especially those who have sex with cis-men), having an orgasm when they do really want one can be a bit of a challenge. For some, it requires a little more finesse, a whole mess

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What Elizabeth Hurley Has Learned In Nearly Three Decades of Breast Cancer Activism

October 12, 2021 at 4:13pm PM EDT Elizabeth Hurley first aligned herself with the Estée Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Campaign in 1995, after she was approached by Evelyn Lauder to use her platform as a model to talk about something important: “She said ‘It’s for breast cancer. Women all over the world are dying and no one is talking about it. And I want to change that.'” Hurley, who lost her own grandmother to breast cancer just a few years bef

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That Time of the Month? Try These Practices to Support Your Menstrual Cycle

Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+. We’ll say it—periods suck. Whether it’s that time of the month for you (or that time is coming up), these yoga practices and meditations are designed specifically with women’s health and your menstrual cycle in mind. No longer menstruating? No problem—these practices provide support to your hormones and internal organs, making them helpful for women of all ages. Outside+ members get access to the full library o

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On Your Period? Try This 30-Minute Practice for Chi Flow

Open your hips and support your reproductive meridians with this 30-minute flow that helps your heart, liver, kidney, and spleen—organs associated with reproductive health. Full of heart-openers and restorative and standing poses, this practice from yoga teacher Maria Villella will revitalize your body. It can be practiced at any point during your menstrual cycle, including while on your period. Looking for more practices and meditations for women’s health? Find more options here. 0 s

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