Realistic, Low Lift Ways to Glow-Up Your Wellness Routine & Feel A Little Better in 2022

It’s fair to say that we’ve had a rough couple of years. 2022 is finally here, and while it doesn’t automatically mean life will change around us (ugh!), we can do small things to change within in order. After all, we could all use a little glow up in order to feel a bit better in this new year. Related story These Next Generation Self-Help Books Will Make You Feel Seen If you’ve been thinking of adding low-key and realistic ways to up your self-care game, here are s

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6 Vegan Shampoos to Bring Your Hair Back to Its Roots (Literally)

For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. More people are going vegan—with their shampoo, that is. You may be surprised to discover that many shampoos on the market contain animal products (or byproducts), such as keratin, lanolin, and squalane. If this revelation leaves you scratching your head, your best bet is to seek out a shampoo that’s vegan—meaning they’re made without animal byproducts and aren’

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10 Powerful Books That Center Black Women's Health

January 17, 2022 at 5:15pm PM EST Bookshop/Amazon. If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s work and legacy, vote with your wallet and cultivate a more informed, anti-racist and relevant understanding of how health intersects with race in our culture (or, better yet, all all three!), filling out your bookshelf and your to-read pile with books by Black authors who are experts on the subject is the logical first step.

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Yoga Meets Functional Movement

I grew up around yoga. My mom helped open a couple of the early studios in Los Angeles in the ’90s and early 2000s. I played sports the entire time and genuinely thought yoga was just stretching. Then, after graduating college, I tried it. I was drawn to the physical challenge. I was a guy with stiff muscles and a lot of injuries, yet I found that I could do yoga. As soon as I completed my initial yoga teacher training, I was doing trainings and workshops. Every year I’d do a 200- or a 300

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What Parents Can & Should Do If They Test Positive for COVID-19 During the Omicron Surge

As the highly transmissible COVID-19 variant Omicron brings a record number of cases, vaccinated and even boosted individuals are testing positive. School systems are moving classes back online, airlines are cancelling thousands of flights as pilots and flight attendants test positive and testing sites are overwhelmed with large crowds as we all re-think and revise our masking and social distancing comfort zones. Related story How Did Reliable At-Home COVID-19 Tests Become So Ha

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A 15 Minute Workout For People Who Haven’t Exercised In A Hot Minute

It looks like things might be resembling some sort of normal existence this summer. Hallelujah! But wait. That means potentially meeting people and doing “normal” things, like exercising at the gym or going to a fitness class you loved in your former life. If you’ve been shunning your fitness routine for Netflix this year (and, let’s be honest, who hasn’t?) the idea of working out again might feel daunting. While your progress might have regressed since the last time you r

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The Next Generation of Self-Help Books Will Make You Feel Seen

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, SheKnows may receive an affiliate commission. It wasn’t very long ago that self-help books were stigmatized. No one wanted to be caught browsing in that section of the bookstore, and reading them made people feel sorry for you. But that has totally changed. Related story Nick Jr.'s New Noggin Platform Has Books, Games, More — You Can Sign Up For Free First, the internet has comp

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What is Mercury Retrograde, Anyway?

For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. What does the infamous Mercury retrograde actually mean for us? I like to reframe that question and instead ask, what is Mercury retrograde trying to help us understand? Each time the planet of communication appears to reverse its course, we can feel opposed and knocked down in every conceivable way. Or we can surrender to being in relationship with this inevitable event

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The Best Sex Toys Designed for Clitoral Stimulation

January 13, 2022 at 12:52pm PM EST Ashley Britton/SheKnows If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, SheKnows may receive an affiliate commission. For people with vulvas, there’s a whole host of ways to have a really good orgasm. One of the most beloved of the big O’s are ones coming from clitoral stimulation. This is for lots of reasons: the clitoris is a super sensitive area totally charged with ero

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Collect for Your Community Like a Pro

Get your drive on. 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 Photo: Crispin La Valiente/Getty Images 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: Mem

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7 Sex Positions to Try on Your Favorite Chair (Because Beds Can Get Boring)

Many of us think about sex destinations in pretty binary terms: We’re either doing it somewhere really risque, or we’re getting it on in a bedroom. There’s a lot of space between those two extremes, but we don’t tend to venture into it. And that’s a shame, because that middle-ground is practically begging to be explored. One particularly easy place to start? With a very sturdy chair somewhere in your house. That’s right, chair sex positions abound—and they don’t ask that much of

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Free Class With Jivana Heyman + Book Giveaway!

For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. Yoga Journal and Jivana Heyman, founder of Accessible Yoga and cover star of the latest issue of Yoga Journal, are hosting a free, 30-minute class on January 20, 2022 at 12 p.m. EST/9 a.m. PST—and we’d love for you to join us! Hosted live on YJ’s Facebook page, Yoga for Courage Compassion will explore guided meditation, asana, and pranayama to help you find cour

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Balance Exercises Are The Crucial Kind of Workouts You Might Be Skipping

Spinning. Check. Barre. Check. Yoga. Check. If you’re a fitness lover, chances are you’re getting in your cardio and strength training. But one type of workout that is actually totally useful in your day-to-day life but you’re likely overlooking is balance. And moves that specifically target balance aren’t just for seniors. Related story Some Simple Dos and Dont's for Ab Training for Every Skill Level “Balance is key to functional movement as it is necessary to per

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How to Create Your Perfect Yoga Teaching Schedule

As a newer yoga teacher, you accepted any teaching opportunity that crossed your path, no matter how small the studio, how far you had to drive, or the time of day you were scheduled to teach. Then more and more opportunities arose, and you continued to add—and add and add—classes to your schedule until one day you realized that teaching and sleeping were all you were doing. Does that sound familiar? Ideally, teaching yoga is a career that allows you to do what you love—teaching—w

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The Experts’ Guide to Gua Sha

For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. If you’ve spent any time on TikTok, Instagram, or the Internet in general over the past few months, you may have noticed a new skincare ritual popping up—gua sha. However, this ritual is anything but new. Rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), this practice involves using a special tool to release tension and improve circulation throughout your body. While usin

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How To Safely Workout Outside In The Cold Weather

Winter is here. It’s really easy to trade in sweating for couch surfing when the days become shorter and colder. But the dropping temperatures shouldn’t deter you from squeezing in a run or doing some Snowga. In fact cold weather workouts can burn more calories compared to those done in warmer climates. Related story Gabrielle Union Kaavia James Share Adorable Video 'Working Out To Work Through The Funk' Just like exercising in hot weather, getting your workout in the co

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Quick — Snag Some Discounted Exercise Equipment To Fulfill Your 2022 Fitness Goals

January 7, 2022 at 5:45pm PM EST Courtesy of All in Motion All in Motion. If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, SheKnows may receive an affiliate commission. New year, new exercise regimen. 2022 is finally here, and we’re not too bummed about waving goodbye to 2021 and starting fresh. Whether you believe in the concept of New Year’s Resolutions or not, self-care and improvement can happen at any tim

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Feeling Stuck? Turn Up the Purifying Power of Heat

When I sat down to draft this article, I found myself with a case of writer’s block. I was stuck between conflicting ideas, encroaching deadlines, style decisions, rabbit holes of research, and my own inner critic. The core of the piece was buried somewhere in the mix. I tried clearing my schedule to focus. I sat at my desk. Nothing. Feeling frustrated, I noticed that a heat-building asana class was being offered by one of my teachers online. Though the clock was ticking on this project, I d

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What We Talk About When We Talk About 'Gut Health'

By now, you’ve probably heard the health buzz phrase “gut health” — especially as a health trend for 2022 —  and how it can impact everything from our digestive system to our mental health to everything in between. But what does that actually mean? Turns out, it means a little more than how our tummies feel. We checked in with some experts to get the lowdown on gut health and what it really means. Related story Tips for Handling the Most Toxic People in Your Life (Who Y

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72 Ways to Say “Relax” in Yin Yoga

Looking to help yourself (or your students) slow down and shift perspective? Try this comprehensive list of ways to say rest, melt, observe, allow, surrender... you get the idea. 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 For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join

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5 Common Myths About IUDs, Debunked

An intrauterine system (IUS), also known as an intrauterine device (IUD), is a small, T-shaped piece of plastic inserted into the uterus to help prevent pregnancy. Many people are confused about how IUDs work, which has caused some myths to persist. Although not exactly known, IUDs are thought to work by stopping sperm from fertilizing an egg and preventing fertilized eggs from implanting in the uterus. However, despite the efficacy of IUDs, there is still a lot of misinformation circulating a

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The Best Time to Wake Up Is Probably Earlier Than You’d Like

Sorry, snoozers. 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 For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. Ah, the magic of sleeping in. Rolling over, hitting the snooze button and sneaking in a few extra minutes (or more) of sleep—it’s a true luxu

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Attendance Policies Give Our Kids Dangerous Health Priorities In the Age of COVID

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, SheKnows may receive an affiliate commission. I don’t think anyone was more excited about the reopening of schools in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic than parents. Whether the schools opened in fall 2020 or spring 2021, I imagine parents everywhere exhaled a collective sigh of relief when they received notice. Whether you work(ed) from home, had to physically report to work, or stayed at home, but

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7 Easy and Healthy Lunches for Busy People

We all know how important a healthy lunch can be for combatting that midday slump. But for many of us, enjoying nutritious foods at lunchtime can be easier said than done. Between juggling work and appointments, sticking to an exercise routine, and the many other demands of our days, sitting down for a balanced meal in the middle of the day can be challenging to pull off.  Thankfully, preparing a healthy lunch doesn’t have to be a whole ordeal. Sure, enjoying a freshly grilled piece of

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What to Do When Students Behave “Badly” in Yoga Class

You’re getting ready to teach. Everyone in the room is settling down, closing their eyes, slowing their breath, and tuning into themselves. Then a minute before class starts, two students stroll in late while loudly conversing with each other. Just as everyone is settling back down again and you go to the front of the room to begin class, you hear a loud “crack” as another late-comer quickly slaps their mat on the floor. What do you do? As yoga teachers, it is our responsibility to keep

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How to Make Lifestyle Changes for Your Family Without Cultivating Negative Attitudes About Food or Our Bodies

The holiday season will be gone before we know it, which means we’ll tuck away the cookie tins and gravy boats and prepare ourselves for the season of self-restraint and suppression. In other words, New Year’s Resolutions centered around diet and exercise. And it’s no secret that diet companies and gyms are eager to reinforce shame about our bodies or habits. After all, it’s estimated that 45 million Americans go on a diet each year, and spend $33 billion each year on weight loss produ

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Sex Toy Jewelry Sure to Upgrade Your Sex Life — & Your Wardrobe

January 5, 2022 at 4:03pm PM EST Ashley Britton/SheKnows In March 2017, Jane Fonda did us all a serious favor: She brought sex toy jewelry into the mainstream. In a televised interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Fonda revealed that one of her favorite pieces of jewelry is actually a nipple vibrator disguised as a necklace. (Fonda explained that she’d sported the sensational piece on several occasions—usually out to dinner, depending on the restaurant and t

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Outside+ Members Share What They’re Excited for in 2022

For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. New year, new goals! As we enter 2022, we asked our Outside+ members to tell us what they were working toward in their practice—whether it’s a physical asana, a new routine, or finally going for that YTT they’ve always dreamed of. Want to join the fun? Become a member today to enjoy all our offerings, including courses from world-renowned teachers, on-demand classes

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The Rise of Sober Curiosity: Is Life Better Without Alcohol?

Whether it’s splitting a bottle of wine with girlfriends while watching The Bachelor or nursing a glass of pinot after a long day with the kids, consuming alcohol tends to be central to many people’s social lives and how they unwind. The promotion of wine culture for women in their 30s and 40s is everywhere: from TV to movies to housewares promoting the “rosé all day” ethos, it’s no wonder women are obsessed with their nightly glass of vino. “Nothing says motherhood mor

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16 Important Lessons We’re Carrying Into 2022

For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. Since the publication of my book  The Practice of Groundedness —which in many ways is a coda to what I’ve been writing about here for the past five years—I’ve spoken with all kinds of people, from elite athletes to creatives to traditional workplace professionals, on what it means to practice groundedness. What follows are 16 common lessons that have come out of

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I’m an Eating Psychology Expert. Here’s Why Diets Don’t Work

For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. It’s resolution time again, and if you’re like most people, eating “better” may be one of your goals for the new year. According to a survey on 2021 resolutions, the most common commitments people made were to exercise more (46 percent), improve their diet (45 percent), or lose weight (44 percent). In fact, as many as 45 million Americans begin a diet each year. B

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The At-Home Self-Care Practice Real Women Swear By

After nearly a year of living through a pandemic, where we’re all encouraged to stay home and stay safe and our health is at the forefront of our minds, it only makes sense that safe, accessible, at-home forms of self-care have become more of a priority. Our brains, bodies and spirits are bone tired at best and wracked with anxiety at worst — so any little bit of TLC we can offer ourselves is vital. Related story ‘Mom Therapy’ Instagrams Filled the Void While I Was Between

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Holistic Ways to Care for Your Mental & Physical Health in 2022

Welcome to Better Sex With Dr. Lexx, a monthly column where sex therapist, educator and consultant Dr. Lexx Brown-James shares expertise, advice and wisdom about sex, relationships and more. Approaching education about sex as a life-long endeavor — “from womb to tomb” — Dr. Lexx (AKA The #CouplesClinician) is your guide to the shame-free, medically accurate, inclusive and comprehensive conversations for you, your partner and your whole family.  Related story Peri

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2022 Astrological Forecast: What the Planets Have Aligned For You

No matter what your zodiac sign or your unique horoscope for the year, being aware of the general astrological aspects that will affect us all in 2022 allows you to bring perspective and a deeper sense of presence to anything that happens. And overall, 2022 promises more hopeful moments than we’ve experienced in the last two years. It’s important to remember that we are still coming off the heels of the transition into the Age of Aquarius, which began on the winter solstice in 2020. We are

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7 Happiness Hacks That Will Instantly Improve Your Mood (Really)

For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. If your day is bringing your mood down or you’re stuck in a funk, you don’t have to write it off altogether. You can boost your happiness and brighten your outlook instantaneously—seriously! We’ve got simple tips and tricks that’ll improve your mood in no time at all, and they’re so easy you can try them anywhere, anytime you’re feeling sad, frustrated, or

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6 Surprising Benefits of Massage Therapy

Sure, it can help you relax — but massage therapy can do much more than that. 1. It can counteract all that sitting you do “Most individuals are dealing with some kind of postural stress,” says Aaron Tanason, registered massage therapist, kinesiologist and owner at Paleolife Massage Therapy in Toronto. “More often than not [that stress] tends to manifest in the shoulders and neck.” But desk workers, beware. More advanced forms of postural stress show up as pain or weakness in the lo

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69 Sex Positions You Need to Put on Your Bucket List Immediately

by December 30, 2021 at 2:06pm PM EST Ashley Britton/SheKnows In the wonderful world of sex and sex positions, there’s getting down and then there’s getting down. For connoisseurs of a good sensual romp — we’re talking about our true believers, scholars and geeks when it comes to sex and sexuality — there’s always a sexy new position, a new sensation or experience to try out with your partners for any occasion (some new sex toys can mix things

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5 Not-So-Intense Variations For Side Plank

Side Plank, or Vasisthasana in Sanskrit, is a pose that is revered by some, feared by others. It’s one of those poses that can find you off balance even when you are—or thought you were—feeling stable and aligned. Although the challenge increases when you’re working through physical issues of any sort (including exhaustion), you don’t necessarily need to rule this pose out from your practice. By making the necessary modifications and taking variations, you can radically shift both yo

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How to Take a Guilt-Free Mental Health Day & Make the Most of It

It seems that we all can agree that if you’re not feeling well, you should stay home from work. If your nose is running, you have a fever or severe cough, calling in sick for work is a no-brainer. But why do we only allow ourselves time off for those types of “sick” and not others? (Especially now that so many of us are working full-time from home!) Related story Tips for Handling the Most Toxic People in Your Life (Who You Can't Just Cut Out) Mental health is just as

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These 5 Recipes Will Soothe Your Anxiety (And They’re Delicious, Too)

If you think you’ve heard the word “anxiety” more than usual lately, it’s likely not a coincidence. Generalized Anxiety Disorder affects roughly 6.8 million American adults today. And between 2020 and 2021, with the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, this number has risen. According to the CDC , roughly 36.4% of US adults were experiencing recent symptoms around August 2020. By February 2021, that number rose to 41.5%. You don’t have to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder to exper

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The Relationship Advice Real Women Swear By

Communication, commitment, intimacy, respect, trust  – these are all widely accepted tenets of a good relationship. But when you ask gooey sweethearts and grizzled married couples alike, they’ll tell you love is more dynamic than that and the way we interact and express closeness in relationships is a fine-tuned operation.  Related story Reasons Not to Make New Years Resolutions — Because Who Needs That Kind of Pressure? For some, lots of time away from their part

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Emotionally Exhausted After Teaching Yoga? Here’s Why—and How to Change It

I feel drained when I teach in-person yoga classes. This might be a surprise if you’ve ever taken class with me. I am 150 percent “on” while teaching. I even chat with everyone before and after class. But if you could see me five minutes after I leave the studio, I look and feel as though I could fall asleep. It took years for me to understand why, and knowing this has made all the difference. I come from a family of addicts and alcoholics. Moods were often quite volatile. As a little gi

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How To Support Friends & Loved Ones in Eating Disorder Recovery During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time for friends, family and communities to gather together and celebrate. Most often, these celebrations are gathered around the table (and more often than not super focused on the food on it) and that can be a complicated and stressful for anyone.  But when you’re already living with an eating disorder or in recovery, it can be especially difficult to navigate the high-pressured, food-centric season without a triggering or emotionally trying experience. 

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Dive Deeper Into Siddhasana (Adept’s Pose) With This Breakdown

Siddhasana (Adept’s Pose) is a seated posture often serves as the base for your meditation practice. In this comprehensive breakdown, you’ll learn more about the Sanskrit origins of the pose—and its yogic meaning. With this deeper understanding, you’ll grow to appreciate the pose that many may see as just a simple seat, and connect with your practice in a whole new way. See also: Here’s Everything You Need to Know About The Kleshas 0 seconds of 1 minute, 48 seconds Volume 90%

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Start Off Your New Year’s Goals Right With These Stylish Athleisure Pieces From Athleta

December 26, 2021 at 5:24pm PM EST Courtesy of Athleta. Courtesy of Athleta. If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, SheKnows may receive an affiliate commission. When a new year comes, so do a lot of new goals. Whether you’re starting to work out again, try new things outside of your comfort zone, or even treating yourself kinder, there are a few things you can do now to prepare. And another good thing

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This 45-Minute Yin Yoga Practice Will Bring Tranquility to Your Day

This soothing practice promises to bring ease and stillness in mind, body, and spirit. 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 Photo: Mr. Mike Photography For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. Taoist philosophy teaches that still

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Start 2022 on the Right Foot with These Affordable Gratitude Journals & Kick Off a New Habit

December 24, 2021 at 9:30am AM EST Courtesy of PAPIER. PAPIER. If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, SheKnows may receive an affiliate commission. The 2020s have been an insane time. There have been steep highs and extremely low lows. It’s been tough to live in this time of uncertainty, and being grateful for anything can seem like a stretch while living a life that might look so different from your 2

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14 Modifications For Common Yoga Poses That You’ve Probably Never Seen Before

For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. Like most yoga teachers, I like to be ready with a comprehensive tool belt of pose variations to offer during class. I have always been interested in making my classes accessible to anyone, and I had always thought that was what I was doing. But when I was living and teaching in New York City, I had an experience that stumped me. In any given studio class, there are usual

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What is Biohacking? Understanding the Silicon Valley Wellness Trend You’ll Hear About in 2022

In the ultimate quest for longevity and optimal health, many are turning to the latest trend, biohacking. The self-guided, experimental hack-your-way-to-better-health phenomenon has gained in popularity over the years and is making its way to the masses. You may have heard Twitter Co-founder Jake Dorsey endorsing the practice when he told his followers he benefited from intermittent fasting and drinking salt juice each morning. Or maybe you’ve heard of biohacker influencer Josiah Zayner who

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Eagle Pose Made Easy

Is it just us or can you, too, hear a collective sigh each time a teacher cues Garudasana (Eagle Pose)? The intense balancing pose requires you to be strong yet flexible, tests your balance, endurance, and focus, and stretches your shoulders as it strengthens your legs and glutes. It’s one of those yoga poses that you either love or love to hate. Why is Eagle Pose so hard? In Garudasana, you are asked to bend your knees, cross one thigh over the other, hook the top of your foot behind your c

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The Dos & Don’ts of Giving Fitness Gifts

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, SheKnows may receive an affiliate commission. Okay, it’s time to be real: Gift-giving is almost always a challenge. Matching a person you love with something they’ll love is hard — especially when you put in the complicated math of trying not to add more clutter to someone’s life, trying not to buy something someone already has or just doesn’t want. While the truth is that there’s no product

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This Therapy Promises To Speed Smell’s Return After Covid

For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. Chances are you’ve got a favorite smell. Maybe it’s the floral scent that reminds you of your wedding bouquet, the cinnamony aroma of your mom’s fresh baked snickerdoodles, or perfume of freshly cut grass. Yet  being able to smell is the most under-rated of the human senses: one study found that young people would rather give up their sense of smell than give

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Hurry — These Celebrity-Loved Sustainable Leggings Are the Cheapest We’ve Ever Seen Them

December 21, 2021 at 5:15pm PM EST Courtesy of Girlfriend Collective. Courtesy of Girlfriend Collective. If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, SheKnows may receive an affiliate commission. Just in time for a last-minute holiday gift to treat yourself with: Celebrity-loved brand Girlfriend Collective athleisure. For a limited time, the Girlfriend Collective’s wares are on rare sale through the site Ver

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Our Most Popular Yoga Practices of 2021

For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. As we often do each December, we’re reflecting on the past year and how we—and our yoga practices—have grown and changed over these 12 months. As the COVID-19 pandemic entered its second year, and yogis around the world continued their pursuit of an epic home practice, our readers sought out sequences and poses that promised to improve their fitness, flexibility, an

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Researchers Say You’re Probably Practicing Mindfulness Wrong. Here’s How to Do It Right

Are you making this mistake? 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 For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. Mindfulness is, well, everywhere these days. From mindful eating to mindful meditations to mindful cleaning (yes, mindful cleaning), t

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TK Skin Care Ingredients You Can't Use During Pregnancy — and Their Alternatives

Anyone who’s pregnant, has been pregnant, or has seen any comedy with a pregnancy plot line is well aware that having a bun in the oven requires a lot of lifestyle changes, including diet, exercise, and even skin care. Believe it or not, it’s just as important to make sure the ingredients you’re putting on your skin are safe to use during pregnancy and lactation. Related story Hilary Duff's Husband Matthew Koma Jokes About Pregnancy Speculation Over New Photo: 'Baby Crazi

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Celebrate the Winter Solstice With This Grounding Yoga Flow

For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. December 21 marks the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s the official start to winter, and the initiation of light returning to the sky as the days lengthen, bringing the promise of spring. Astrologically, the winter solstice also marks the day the sun moves from Sagittarius and into Capricorn. The solstice is a big deal in bo

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Powerful Quotes to Inspire Healthy Attitudes About Food & Body Image

December 17, 2021 at 3:40pm PM EST Good Studio/AdobeStock Ashley Britton/SheKnows Food is a complicated thing in our culture: it brings families together, it carries tradition, defines identities and fuels our bodies. But since we live in a world so totally warped by negative body image, diet culture and toxic views on foods that are “good” and “bad,” it’s hard to always frame our thinking about food in the most positive way. And, I don’t know

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These Are the Most Popular U.S. Cities for Yoga

For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. When it’s nearly impossible to snag a spot at your favorite 6 p.m. yoga class, it might feel like everyone in your city does yoga. But now, thanks to data from ClassPass and Mindbody, we have a better idea of which cities truly are the most popular for yoga—and some on the list may surprise you. ClassPass—a platform that connects members to fitness classes, salon a

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69 Sex Positions You Need to Put on Your Bucket List Immediately

December 15, 2021 at 2:44pm PM EST Ashley Britton/SheKnows In the wonderful world of sex and sex positions, there’s getting down and then there’s getting down. For connoisseurs of a good sensual romp — we’re talking about our true believers, scholars and geeks when it comes to sex and sexuality — there’s always a sexy new position, a new sensation or experience to try out with your partners for any occasion (some new sex toys can mix things up

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Snag Can't-Miss Athleisure Deals During Lululemon's Big Sale — Just in Time for The Holidays

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, SheKnows may receive an affiliate commission. After living in sweatpants and sweatshirts for months, it might be time to refresh your wardrobe. Good quality athletic and athleisure clothing doesn’t come cheap, though. Thankfully, Lululemon is currently having a rare sale — the company’s We Made Too Much sale. Whether you’re a fan of Lulu or just desperately need to swap out some 8-year-old legg

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Jivana Heyman Has a Revolutionary Idea: Make Yoga Accessible to Everyone

For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. In the soft 7:30 a.m. Santa Barbara sun, Jivana Heyman walks down the green wooden steps into his backyard garden. He admires the herb bed where lavender, oregano, and thyme flourish. Scratching his short auburn beard and adjusting his glasses, he moves on to what he calls his “three favorite W’s”: watering, weeding, and wandering. Many living things in his personal

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What Parents Need to Know About COVID-19 Omicron Cases in Kids

The newly-discovered coronavirus variant, Omicron, has left scientists racing to understand what this means for the pandemic and for those who are still too young to be vaccinated. The World Health Organization (WHO) designated it a variant of concern, more than 15 states have confirmed cases and due to its novelty, information is still limited.  Related story Have Unused FSA or HSA Dollars? Here's Where You Can Spend It Online So It Doesn't Go to Waste The variant w

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Everything You Need to Know About Disinfecting Your Kitchen

For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. It’s no secret that your kitchen requires a lot of regular cleaning. It’s where you’re working with raw meat, dirty veggies, messy and splatter-prone recipes, and plenty of crumbs and debris. While you’re likely already wiping down countertops and cleaning your stove regularly, there’s likely still some pretty gross stuff lurking in your kitchen. That’s why c

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Kombucha is one of those things that you either love or hate. Personally, I love it — it’s like drinking delicious vinegary beer iced tea. And, I’m told, this is exactly what some people detest about the flavor. Either way, there’s been a lot of hype surrounding this beverage, with promises of all sorts of health benefits (we’ll get into those in a minute). Related story Kid's Probiotic Formulas to Support a Happier Stomach But in addition to potentially healthy

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by December 13, 2021 at 12:31pm PM EST dark_blade/Adobe Stock When it comes to working out your whole body, abdominals are an area that a lot of people want to tackle. Though tons of magazines promise easy tricks to “flat” or “toned” abs (which prompts me to remind you: your body is not a problem to fix and shrinking it isn’t the fix-all you might believe it is), there’s a science to targeting different areas of your body, including your core

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Love Working Out With a Partner? This Partner Ab Workout Is For You

For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. Abdominal training tends to be a lonely endeavor. We’ll do bench presses, seated presses, squats and even curls with someone in tow who can give a spot and motivate us past sticking points — but then we take our mat and tuck off to a corner by ourselves to pump out sets of crunches, leg lifts and planks. Our response to that is, Why not have a training partner for abs

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Aimee Gibbs, played by Aimee Lou Wood, in Sex Education Season 3. Image: Sam Taylor, Netflix A website featuring beautiful vulva images, by Dutch illustrator Hilde Atalanta, is tackling longstanding stigma and honestly, it’s about time. Growing up, I thought the vulva was called a “panocha”— a type of Spanish pan bread that has a slit in it and apparently reminds people of female private parts. Hence the slang that developed in many Latin American countries including Mexico, wh

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Some people prefer being in groups to being alone—the social souls who become enlivened in the company of others, or the yoga student who comes to the studio early just to hang out in the lobby and socialize. These people are fueled by the presence of others. And I am not one of them. The end-of-year gatherings haven’t even begun and I already feel like my social tank is on empty. I’m sure you’ve heard of introverts versus extroverts, which are fairly consistent personality traits. Ex

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These 10-Minute Yoga Arm Workouts Will Fire Up Your Biceps, Triceps and Shoulders

For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. Whether you love it or not, arm strength is a major component of your yoga practice—from holding up your entire body in challenging arm balances to increasing your stability in the ever-present Plank Pose. It’s no wonder then that a continuous yoga practice naturally builds arm strength over time. But if you’re looking to ramp it up and really work those biceps, tri

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The 3-Minute Stretching Routine You Should Be Doing Every Single Morning

Cardio: check. Strength training: check. Stretching… uncheck. If you tend to skip the flexibility portion of your workout, you’re not alone. In an attempt to squeeze exercise into an already busy schedule, many people forego this critical component of an overall fitness program. Related story 15 Free Online Yoga Videos to Elevate Your Practice At Home The good news is you can still benefit from a short stretching routine, even if it’s just a few minutes each morning.

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Let’s Talk About Yoga & Faith

I was rolling up my mat after class—I had just taught yoga at the small, Methodist–affiliated women’s college where I also taught journalism—when one of the students hesitantly approached me. She was a Christian, she explained; her mother was a minister. She was concerned about how yoga aligned with her faith. “Will this make Jesus mad?” she asked. “Oh my goodness, no!” I said. I explained to her what I had been taught myself: that yoga was a series of exercises developed by Hin

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Doctors Trained in Abortion Care Say They Are More Comfortable Treating Patients Experiencing Miscarriages

December 7, 2021 at 3:34pm PM EST In a study looking at self-assessed competence in caring for people experiencing pregnancy loss, doctors who have been trained in abortion care felt more competent. bernardbodo/Adobe Stock As we approach a deeply uncertain time for reproductive rights and justice in the United States, the larger conversations around what robust and accessible abortion access and care means for our healthcare system continues. And new resea

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For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. Seems like it should be easy — being able to move your body around in space — but anyone who has ever tried to do a dead-hang pull-up can attest to the fact that bodyweight exercises are among the hardest around. They are also some of the most adaptable, and you can create a kick-ass workout with only your personal collection of 37 trillion cells and some gumption. Mo

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More Than 30 Different Brands of Deodorant Were Flagged for Having Cancer-Causing Chemicals

December 3, 2021 at 4:32pm PM EST An independently filed petition found traces of a cancer-causing chemical in numerous spray deodorant products. georgerudy/Adobe Stock If you’re someone who loves a spray deodorant, you might want to take a minute to check out your medicine cabinet and double-check your go-to brand. A citizen’s petition filed with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday reported that a number of batches of spray antipersp

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The 6 Best Travel Yoga Mats to Practice Anytime, Anywhere

For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. Taking your practice on the go doesn’t have to be complicated. Whether you’re flying to the other side of the world or just heading to your neighborhood park, don’t let a bulky yoga mat weigh you down. These days, you can find travel yoga mats that are light, easy to carry, and functional. You may even find that you prefer them to your regular mat. Practicing anywhe

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What Parents Should Know About the Omicron Variant Heading Into the Holidays

A new and likely more transmissible coronavirus variant has emerged, prompting travel restrictions, extended mandates and concern about what this means for the pandemic.  Related story For New Coronavirus Variants, Experts Say Double-Masking Is 'Common Sense' The variant, Omicron, was first identified in Botswana and South Africa and was designated in late November as a variant of concern by the World Health Organization (WHO). While there is little information on

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Get Your Relationship Back on Track: 4 Rules to Follow

For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. All romantic relationships have one thing in common: They don’t really begin until one or both parties want it to end. Hear me out. When a couple first gets together—when everything is running smoothly, the new love tingles are still present, and both people are on their best behavior—that’s a courtship, not a relationship. Similarly, when there is confrontation,

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November 30, 2021 at 1:45pm PM EST Hydro Flask. Hydro Flask. If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, SheKnows may receive an affiliate commission. An act of self-care is to treat yourself to your favorite drink. Whether it be tea or the newest frappuccino, it’s always nice to have a drink on hand. However, when you get your favorite drink, there are always risks. Either spillage or having your hot coffe

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For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. Exercise strengthens the heart, builds muscle, protects bones and makes you all-over healthy. What you may not know: working out banishes PMS, builds new brain cells, seriously improves your sex life and more. Here are five surprising science-backed exercise benefits you never knew about (but should). It makes your periods easier Breaking a sweat can minimize moodiness,

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A Sex Toy Gift Guide for You & Your Partner

December 1, 2021 at 6:05pm PM EST Ashley Britton/SheKnows If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, SheKnows may receive an affiliate commission. ‘Tis the season to reward the nicest lovers with something naughty. Even though the holiday season is overwhelmingly SFW — with family-friendly gifts for everyone on your list abound — there are some folks in your life who may want a gift that’s a bit mo

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by December 2, 2021 at 5:10pm PM EST Ashley Britton/SheKnows If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, SheKnows may receive an affiliate commission. As the holiday season ramps up, now would be a good time to consider all your nearest and dearest’s niche interests, passions, and obsessions to nail down the perfect gifts. And we’ve all got that friend (or, if you think you don’t, you are that friend)

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When I was first practicing yoga in my early 20s, almost every pose came naturally to me. I could express almost any shape with little effort. The more I practiced, the better I felt… until I didn’t. A few years after I completed my initial yoga teacher training, I was transitioning into the role of full-time yoga teacher and began to experience aches in my body. Sometimes the discomfort ran down into my forearms, hands, and wrists. Other times it centered more in my jaw, neck, upper back,

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For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. I am married with a toddler and another one on the way. An hour-long yoga flow is, frankly, a luxury. I’m not alone. Most of us have only 20 or maybe 30 minutes to come to the mat on any given day. Because so many of us assume it takes a full hour to do a “complete” flow, we don’t even bother on those busy days when we need yoga the most. Yet when I come to my mat

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What It Means If You Have Heel Pain When Walking

Find out the three most common causes of heel pain, plus how to treat it. Do you feel a nagging pain in your heels while walking? You’re not alone. Though the exact prevalence of foot pain is hard to pinpoint due to the wide range of pain types and intensity, experts agree it affects more than one in 10 people worldwide. A research review published in 2019 in Arthritis Care Research suggests anywhere from 13 percent to 36 percent of the population experiences foot pain at some point in life

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by November 29, 2021 at 3:46pm PM EST car: paul/AdobeStock glitter: sirirak/AdobeStock Stolen moments of intimacy can be increasingly hard to come by when you’re shuffling kids around, trying to get some work done and maybe even practice a little bit of self-care. While date night is definitely a complicated thing to execute in the bustling, busy fall and holiday seasons, it doesn’t mean you can’t come up with some out-of-the-box ways to have some k

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Here's how to own up to your humanness when you make a mistake before the lesson is repeated. 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+ be

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5 Poses to Cultivate Gratitude for Your Practice—No Matter What It Looks Like

For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. A lot of us tend to be grateful for the external things in our lives. Our partner. Our friends. Our home. Maybe our work. But how often do we pause in gratitude for ourselves? Specifically, how often do we appreciate where we are in our physical yoga practice at the moment? I spent most of the early days of my yoga practice trying to achieve things. I wanted to nail certa

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When I opened the pretty pink box with the word “Womanizer” on the side, I was like, “Aw, what a cute vibrator!” I mean, it was pink and had roses on it and even a big Swarovski crystal. It was about the size of a computer mouse, and it seemed so lovely, innocent even. Related story 10 Things Your Vibrator Can Help With That You Wouldn't Expect I did a quick skim of the directions: nothing complicated. Just put the little end thing on your clitoris and play with the

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For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. Did you know that certain scents can help you balance your chakras? The chakras are energy centers in your body spanning from the base of your spine to the top of your head, and scents can stimulate those energy centers, improving the flow of prana (life force) through your nadis (energy channels). Much like essential oils, soy wax candles can fill the room with vibrant

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The holidays (from Thanksgiving all the way through Super Bowl Sunday) are the best, right? Friends, family, warmth, happiness — and, of course, food. That last part, though, can be a bit of a problem, especially when you overdo your meals and wind up feeling sluggish and decidedly not great because you’ve overeaten. Related story Body Dysmorphia Is So Much More Than Just 'Low Self-Esteem' While we all know moderation is the key to happiness and comfort (as far as our tu

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There are always times when we find ourselves busier than usual, traveling, or simply out of our normal routine. The holidays tend to fall across all of these categories. I have found that it is essential to have a yoga practice that can be done when we don’t have access to our usual props or are away from our usual teacher. A practice designed to be so simple we can easily recall it in our body’s memory and access it anywhere. When we practice in this introspective way, we begin to learn

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If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, SheKnows may receive an affiliate commission. There are quite a few Black Friday sales we’re currently shopping — take sex toys, for example — but few can compete with the one and only Lululemon Black Friday event. Unlike most other retailers (like Target, Ulta Beauty, and Walmart), Lululemon kept its event under wraps longer than others. But thankfully, Black Friday is nearly here, and the athlei

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For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. For me, yoga is not about how far I can stretch, or how I can contort myself into a particular shape, or how I look in yoga pants. It’s a practice of mindful, functional movement—and a time to cultivate gratitude. I’m always grateful to be able to move well. My practice is also an opportunity to tap into my strength and will for compassionate action, on and off the

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November 22, 2021 at 4:31pm PM EST If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, SheKnows may receive an affiliate commission. As smart shoppers and sale enthusiasts around the U.S. prep to take on the biggest holiday shopping week of the year (with all the still-ongoing-pandemic safety precautions in mind, please!), gym rats and workout junkies (and those of us who love them) can’t be left out of Black Frida

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For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. You may have noticed that researchers have been zeroing in on our guts as a measure of our overall health. Over the last few years, the link between the gut microbiome, the population of microorganisms in our digestive tract, and well-being have been highlighted in numerous scientific papers – for example, having the right types of bacteria in our digestive systems has

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The holiday countdown is officially on, and if you didn’t get your shopping done yet, don’t stress (you don’t need more of that). If you’re stumped on what to get that special person who has literally everything, I just discovered the foolproof Christmas gift that everyone you love needs and wants — a Theragun handheld percussive massager. Luckily, QVC has a super bundle deal on this ultra-popular device just in time for Black Friday, and the price is so affordable there’s no way yo

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November 22, 2021 at 2:02pm PM EST All the fun of solo play — but do it together. Ashley Britton/SheKnows By far, one of the hottest things in the world can be watching a partner feel sexual pleasure (all the better if you’re a part of making that pleasure happen). Whether that means warm and fuzzy, sensual feelings or a full-blown orgasm, getting off is one of the great pleasures of life. Related story I Masturbate Every Day — Here's Wh

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For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. The full moon that will light the sky early in the morning of November 19 is particularly exceptional, as it will align with a partial lunar eclipse—the longest in nearly 600 years. This lunar event will not only paint the moon a vibrant reddish hue, but also offer a glimpse at what we can expect in the upcoming year-and-a-half-long eclipse season of Taurus and Scorpio.

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By now we all know that diet culture is such a pervasive phenomenon that even during a completely unprecedented time in many of our lifetimes (like a global pandemic), people are still obsessed with weight gain. There are two sides to this coin: those who make jokey remarks about how “fat” they’re going to get during isolation without considering the consequences of their words, and those with a history of serial dieting or disordered eating who are genuinely distressed by the thought of

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I haven’t even met you, but I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that your clitoris is an amazing and fascinating piece of biological machinery — because all clitorises (clitorii, as I like to call them) are amazing. It’s that mysterious body part that some sex partners just can’t seem to figure out, but when they finally do it’s well worth a little bit of homework. Related story These Sex Facts Will Blow Your Mind They're Actually Pretty Useful Too SheKnows spoke

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November 16, 2021 at 6:51pm PM EST Just because you're heading back to the office doesn't mean you have to give up comfort. Ashley Britton/SheKnows The last few years of work-from-home and hybrid work has done a number on our social lives, our ability to have casual watercooler chit chat and, of course, our professional wardrobes. Related story Best Buy's Black Friday Deals Might Be The Best Ones Yet — Including Everything From Dyson To Fi

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For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. Whether your digestive system is inflamed or it’s that time of the month, a bloated stomach is never a pleasant experience, even if it’s inevitable. The severity of bloating can vary from person-to-person and day-to-day. You may experience a slightly swollen abdomen one day and pain the next. And yes, both of these symptoms could be the result of bloating. While it’

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As sexuality educators, it is near impossible not to get excited when shows about your profession take a prominent spot in pop culture. Enter Sex Education : The bingeworthy and often cringeworthy Netflix series. Students at Mooredale High are so desperate for information and advice about sex that they’re willing to pay Otis, a classmate whose main qualification is being the child of a sex therapist. As moms of teenagers, we actually have a lot of faith in Otis—we’re pretty sure our chil

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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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Sometime last summer, I was startled to see the onset of lines in my forehead. And I screamed, nearly smashing my magnifying mirror. I was 28! I wore sunscreen! I treated my skin like a fifth favorite pet! What had I done wrong to develop wrinkles so soon?!  Descending into epidermal doom, I grabbed my phone to Google “preventative botox in twenties.” Related story We Can Now Bank Fat Stem Cells — but Should We? In hindsight, I was surely suffering from what I now

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For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. The practice of observing the full Moon and discerning its meaning dates back to ancient times, before traditions were passed down in the written form. Lately, the rhythms and cycles of the Moon have seen a resurgence in interest—and sometimes even reverence—within mainstream culture. When it comes to understanding the relevance of the full Moon in our lives and why i

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Section divider Dandasana (Staff Pose) is a foundational seated posture that focuses on the hamstrings, calves, as well as opening the back and shoulders and keeping the spine upright. In this pose, you can find lift and expansion by strengthening your back, hip flexors, and quadriceps. Dandasana is also a welcome opportunity for mental reflection and breathwork. This asana requires focus and small, intentional alignments in order to bring the body into integrity in the posture. This same int

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If you’ve already given a few of our 7-minute workouts a try — and maybe those 7-minutes of you time working out have become a bona fide habit — remember that you can always extend it. If time becomes more available, you can tack a 7-minute arm workout onto that 7-minute leg workout, and you’ll still be coming in at 14 minutes. (If you’re feeling really ambitious, you can knock out all three of our targeted 7-minute workouts (get your core-work on!) at once—and spend a whopping 21

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Section divider Names, as well as looks, can be deceiving. Janu Sirsasana is typically translated as Head-to-Knee Pose, which might lead you to believe the pose is all about touching your head to your knee. In truth, it is more about stretching your body and quieting your mind. As you bend forward and bring your head towards your knee, turn inward and find stillness. Rather than round your spine in an attempt to bring your chest to your thigh or grasp your toes, turn your focus instead on len

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Perfect Gifts for the Fitness Fanatic in Your Life

by November 12, 2021 at 3:38pm PM EST Ashley Britton/SheKnows As the holiday season ramps up, now would be a good time to consider all your nearest and dearest’s niche interests, passions, and obsessions to nail down the perfect gifts. And we’ve all got that friend (or, if you think you don’t, you are that friend) obsessed with their workout and fitness routines. Our beloved gym junkies — whether they are runners, cyclers, lifters, or barre fanati

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November 12, 2021 at 3:31pm PM EST Demi's new toy collab with Bellesa has the coolest built-in charging case. Bellesa/SheKnows We love our vibrators over here, as you probably know. (Big fans, huge!) And we’ve got a special place in our heart for cool celebs who open up about how healthy, normal and deeply good masturbation is — so when we saw that Demi Lovato was dropping a collaboration sex toy with Bellesa we were pretty stoked about it.

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For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. Four-Limbed Staff Pose (Chaturanga Dandasana) is so pivotal to many yoga flow practices but it’s often misunderstood. This foundational pose requires thoughtful alignment—it’s not merely a push-up. To create proper alignment in Chaturanga, you need to activate muscles from the front to the back of your body, and tighten your elbows close to your ribs, rather than le

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These 7 Yoga Poses Will Help You Relax (Even If You’re Really, Really Stressed)

For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. Everyone—yes, including you!—deserves time to unwind. Whether you’ve been stressed at work or dealing with family drama or are just feeling tense after nearly two years of pandemic life, we can use a little more relaxation in our lives. Yet,  relaxing is way easier said than done. The stressors of modern day life, including your seemingly never-ending to-do list,

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Regular screening with colonoscopy exams can prevent colon cancer or catch it before it spreads. Knowing exactly what to expect before, during, and after your procedure can demystify the process. Colonoscopies save lives. There is no disputing this fact, yet many people avoid this gold-standard screening test for colon cancer—a leading cause of cancer death for both men and women—because of its invasive nature and the less-than-pleasant prep process. Again, regular screening with colonosc

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Can an Algorithm Help You Achieve Your Wellness Goals? We Put One to the Test

Achieving your wellness goals — whether it’s hoping to feel less stressed or go for a morning walk — comes with its set of challenges (trust me, I’ve been there). Especially now, when it feels like it gets dark at 4:30pm, I personally find myself being more tired and less motivated than usual to do simple things such as cook or get some fresh air. This, in turn, puts me three steps back from my wellness goals, which can make it easier to get discouraged and even harder to commit to a he

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For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana) is one of the first back-bending yoga postures that many new students learn. And yet, much like the rest of an asana practice, it is also a posture from which you can continue learning for your entire lifetime. “One of my favorite postures for awakening the senses is Setu Bandha Sarvangasana,” says Yoga Journal contributor Claudi

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Breathing is one of the few things in life most of us can do without thinking about it. If you’re reading this, you’re probably getting enough oxygen in to keep yourself alive, but you can most likely improve your breathing technique. Yes: There is a right and a wrong way to do it. SheKnows spoke with several health and wellness experts to find out what we’re doing wrong, how we can fix it and what it can do for our health. Related story 4 Signs Symptoms of Stressed Out Sk

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November 8, 2021 at 11:47am AM EST Jacob Lund/AdobeStock Ashley Britton/SheKnows Once you’ve committed to regular 7-minute workouts, you have to decide how you want to spend that time. Short cardio and HIIT workout videos abound online, and you could throw together a playlist that’ll keep you going for weeks on end. But you could just as easily craft a custom routine that targets a body part you want to give some extra love to. Once you’ve master

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For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. In your recent TikTok scrolls (or visits to friends’ houses), you may have noticed the presence of some green leaves against the white shower tiles. Is that, um, a plant in the shower? Yes, it’s eucalyptus—and it seems to be popping up in bathrooms everywhere. Beyond its aesthetic appeal—and it certainly does look lovely!—putting eucalyptus in the shower has bee

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Even the most zen among us still gets the occasional pimple or dry patches from stress. Maybe it’s because of a perpetually too-long to-do list, never-ending bills, familial pressures, or just general existential dread amidst being in a global pandemic, but *shouting into the sky* why do stress and skin have to be so inextricably linked?  Related story You Might Be Breathing Wrong — Here's How to Fix It Turns out, this has to do with the way human bodies are hot-wir

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For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today. Everyone loves a beautiful grazing board, displaying perfectly arranged snacks. Usually these boards are compiled with an assortment of cured meats and cheeses – but who says it can’t be whatever the heck you want on it? Boards are not only pretty to look at, they’re also really satisfying to make. They may seem a little intimidating at first. But trust me, If you g

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November 8, 2021 at 3:25pm PM EST Scott Foley  was just 11 years old when his parents came home from a doctor’s appointment with news that his mother had received an ovarian cancer diagnosis. In the years that followed, he stepped into a caregiving role as she went through treatments before she died four years later. That experience, decades later, inspired him to step into yet another role — as an advocate — joining up with Not on My Watch, a cam

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For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today and save 20%!. Everyone loves a beautiful grazing board, displaying perfectly arranged snacks. Usually these boards are compiled with an assortment of cured meats and cheeses – but who says it can’t be whatever the heck you want on it? Boards are not only pretty to look at, they’re also really satisfying to make. They may seem a little intimidating at first. But trus

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We’ve all done one of those full-out, powerful workouts that leave us decidedly hungry (maybe hangry if you didn’t have the right pre-workout nutrition going for you). But what exactly does your body need and want after you’ve worked it hard and good in your HIIT or LISS or whatever-in-between workout of choice? Related story 11 Yoga Moves That Can Be Part of a Great Cardio Workout For our Tone It Up Nutrition Plan, Karena and I are always creating fun, new protein-pac

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For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today and save 20%!. Are your baked goods getting way too brown (or burned and black) each time you pop them into the oven? Have you noticed your meatloaf and loaves of bread coming out of the oven a bit too moist without a nice crusty exterior? Your baking pan might be to blame. We’ve all got a supply of metal baking pans and glass dishes. But too many ruined recipes mea

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When the world shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health professionals did not. They continued to show up, work, pivot to offering their services online and run their businesses during unprecedented times. With many taking care of their households and families through months of racial unrest, a charged Presidential election and a global pandemic that raged on. “I have experienced the most extreme amounts of burnout during my time as a therapist in the midst of the p

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Experts say sleep masks can be an effective tool to improve sleep quality, leading to better, more restorative rest. Here's what to look for in a sleep mask, plus six of our top picks. What you wear and don’t wear to bed could affect how well you rest. And it’s important to catch your Zzz’s: Health Canada’s official recommendation is that everybody aims to get at least seven to nine hours of shut-eye each night. While individual needs vary, the world’s largest sleep study supports t

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When you think of advent calendars, you tend to think of the cute little cardboard ones you buy for a school fundraiser that deliver some semi-okay chocolate or tiny plastic toys that will hurt to step on for 25 days leading up to Christmas. We love those for what they are but as grown-ass adult people, we deserve a grown-ass adult answer to the countdown calendar. Related story 69 Sex Positions You Need to Put on Your Bucket List Immediately Luckily, sex toy advent calendar

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For exclusive access to all our stories, including sequences, teacher tips, video classes, and more, join Outside+ today and save 20%!. If you’ve ever experienced wrist pain, chances are you’re familiar with the frustration of trying to practice yoga in a studio setting. Group yoga classes are typically geared toward the greatest common denominator, which leaves little room to address people’s individual needs. You can probably relate to how awkward or cumbersome it feels when everyone

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Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+. You probably know by now that strength training isn’t just for athletes. In fact, everybody can benefit from strength training, no matter their age or fitness goals. Not only will strength training decrease risk of injury and improve bone density and joint health, but it also can increase functional strength for better performance in daily activities as well as muscle mass and metabolic efficiency. “The more muscle tiss

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As we enter the colder months, with the days getting shorter and nights coming quicker, some of us find that we’re more tired than usual, are generally grumpy and feel out of it and spacey. Maybe you’re feeling less excited about or interested in things that you normally love. We often chalk it up to that melancholy of another summer ending and another year coming to a close, but it’s a little more complicated than that. While the pandemic and its toll on our collective and in

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Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+. You’ve heard of selective amnesia—but did you know that could apply to your legs? Thanks to a culture of sitting, which causes tight hip flexors, it’s common for us to overuse our quad muscles and underuse our posterior chain when moving about. Physical therapists and trainers refer to this as “gluteal amnesia” (or, more charmingly, “dead butt”), because what’s happening is our brain forgets to tell our glut

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Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+. If you’re a large-chested yogi, finding a well-fitted, supportive, and cute sports bra or yoga top can be difficult. Some well-known activewear brands only offer sizing up to large or extra large, leaving yogis outside that range on a quest to find their perfect fit elsewhere. This goes beyond comfort (although that’s important, too!)—wearing an ill-fitting sports bra when practicing yoga or another form of exercise c

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YJ contributors share how they move through changes in their own lives. 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: Me

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Along with routine screenings, frequent at-home examinations are the key to knowing your norm and catching any concerning changes. In Canada, breast cancer is the most common cancer and the second-most common cause of death from cancer among women. On average, 75 Canadian women are diagnosed with breast cancer every day. Despite how common breast cancer is, the early signs and symptoms can be hard to spot. While every province has a breast cancer screening program, they don’t always catch

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Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+. How many times have you been in a yoga class and heard a teacher say, “Just let go”? Let go of what, though? It’s not as if you can instantly be rid of the frustration of a bad day, the pain of an injured knee, the sadness of a soured relationship, or the tension you feel in the heart as the past suddenly gets stirred up in the present. You cannot make these situations disappear, which makes the instruction to “let

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Trying to ride the wave of functional adulthood is a struggle. Between working, mom-ing, and trying to stay sane, it’s easy to lose yourself and get caught up in a seemingly never-ending grind of just white-knuckling it through each day. As a person who’s suffered from anxiety and depression, I’ve searched for many different ways of trying to find peace, yet remained ultimately unsuccessful until I delved deep into witchcraft. Related story How TikTok's Obsession with ADHD M

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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