Whether you are doing a vinyasa flow or a more restorative sequence, yoga translates to meditation in motion. Listening to some calming music when you hit your mat can help you focus, maintain your ujjayi breath (in and out through your nose), and reap the benefits of yoga’s more meditative side. This playlist offers an
Shawn Johnson has never been one to back down from a challenge. Go to the Olympics at age 16 and win gold? Will do. Return to gymnastics three months postpartum? Sure, why not. If you ask us, her latest endeavor required just as much strength, determination, and honestly, courage: an AcroYoga partner challenge with her
When you’re stressed, worried, or anxious, your body and mind can feel tense and agitated. Taking a few minutes to breathe deeply and stretch your body can make a huge difference in helping to improve your mood, making you feel lighter, calmer, and more emotionally balanced. If you could use a little break from the
When’s the last time you cleaned your yoga mat? It’s OK if you can’t remember because neither can I. I really didn’t put much thought into wiping down my yoga mat after a virtual session or stretching since I’m the only person who uses it and I’m using it in the comfort of my home.
If you have arthritis, committing to a daily yoga practice could help ease some stiffness and pain brought on by inflammation in your joints. According to Dr. Loren Fishman, MD — the medical director at Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a certified yoga instructor — yoga produces potent calming proteins in cells, which can
Have you ever fallen asleep at the end of a yoga class while lying in Savasana? You feel like you’re floating above yourself, and when you finally come back to attention, you feel this incredibly overwhelming sense of calm? If you love that feeling, or have never experienced it and yearn for it, you’ll want
You don’t get to be one of the best athletes in the world without taking recovery seriously. Just ask Serena Williams, who’s been sharing sneak peeks into her stretching routine lately to encourage followers to stay moving, stay limber, and stay at home as much as possible. Today, the tennis superstar uploaded a full yoga
Every week for the next month I’ll be sharing an at home workout plan. This week we’re gonna ease into exercise with this 7-Day Yoga and Pilates workout plan that needs no equipment to calm your mind and strengthen your body. Hopefully, within a week you’ll feel stronger, more relaxed, more confident and happier overall.
Take a deep breath in, then slowly exhale it out. Feel better? Yoga has such a calming effect, doesn’t it? When you can’t get to your studio, you can still get the benefits of yoga at home by following along to these videos. Whether you have 10 minutes or 30, stretching and strengthening your muscles
When we want workout clothes that are not only cute and cozy, but also functional, we turn to Alo Yoga. Their leggings and sweatpants are both soft and stylish, and there’s really nothing not to love. These are the clothes that you can sweat in, but they’re also the clothes that you can lounge around