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Listen Now: November ‘17 Playlist for Your Yoga Practice

November. It's time to turn inward. To self-soothe and reflect. Cue up November's playlist and try these poses to balance the astrological energy of the month. Nourish yourself with soothing yin...

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Get to Know Bea Whitton

Originally from the Northeast, Bea Whitton grew up in Connecticut, went to college in Vermont and then spent a few years in New York City before taking a leap and moving West to Jackson, Wyoming...

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Ring in the New Year with Grace in Costa Rica

Join YogaToday's Grace for 8 Days of Yoga, Rest, Relaxation and Exploration Join YogaToday's Grace Dubery for a unique retreat featuring daily yoga classes held on an open air deck, with sights and...

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Listen Now: October ‘17 Playlist for Your Yoga Practice

At YogaToday, our fall focus has been on the scientific technology that is Kundalini yoga. Our very own instructor, Sarah Kline, has been guiding us deeper into this practice with grace, humor, and...

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This Simple Release Meditation Will Change Your Life

We love this simple release meditation presented by achievement expert Brendon Burchard. Whether you're a yogi or a high-powered entrepreneur, this technique will help you make the most out of your...

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Quick Tip: Practice this Kriya to Strengthen the Lower Back

This is just one kriya from a set of 5 designed to promote a healthy and strong back. This specific kriya is meant to be practiced for three whole minutes. Stay with your breath and then add your...

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Are you in the UK? Here’s a 1-Day Retreat You Won’t Want to Miss

At a certain age it finally dawns on us that, shockingly, no one really cares what we’re doing with our life. This is a most unsettling discovery to those of us who have lived someone else’s...

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A Mindful Approach to Abdominal Training

In this quick tip, Neesha demonstrates a short but effective method for accessing and strengthening your abdominal muscles. Watch (and follow along!) as she moves through this variation of Full Boat...

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Listen Now: September ‘17 Playlist for Your Yoga Practice

We gave our September playlist a little pop for some upbeat inspiration as we turn the corner into fall! Enjoy these tunes as you soak up the dog days of summer and prepare for the next chapter. Let...

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Listen Now: August ‘17 Playlist for Your Yoga Practice

Happy August! Here are our latest picks for your yoga practice. We hope you enjoy these smooth grooves and upbeat tunes! Follow us on Spotify to listen to all of our curated lists. If you are just...

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Listen Now: July ‘17 Playlist for Your Yoga Practice

We hope that you are enjoying summer's bounty – in all its forms! Whether this yoga playlist finds you on your meditation pillow, driving your car, or outside in nature, we hope that this music...

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Listen Now: June ‘17 Playlist for Your Yoga Practice

June has arrived! A month when we wake to dewy grass and wind down with fiery sunset shows. It's time to ditch the shoes and start to toughen up our summer feet. We hope that you enjoy this month's...

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Listen Now: May ‘17 Playlist for Your Yoga Practice

We hope that you are enjoying all of the gifts and possibilities that the Spring season brings. Whether these tunes find you on your mat, out-of-doors enjoying the nicer weather, or maybe taking...

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In Honor of Mother’s Day: Try This Meditation (for Free!) to Relax and De-Stress

Worries, be gone! Using a special Mantra, you will recenter and realign with this short, guided meditation. Primal and powerful, the "Ma" tone invoked will invite divine protection and compassion....

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In Honor of Mother’s Day: Try Partner Yoga (for Free!) with Your Mom, Daughter, or Loved One

In honor of Mother's Day, we wanted to gift you something special so we decided to make our newest class release available for free on our blog. This is the perfect class to do as a mother-daughter...

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Quick Tip: Use a Block for Safer, Stronger Backbends

Here is our pro tip for the day! To prevent crunching in your lower back, Grace Dubery recommends squeezing a block between your thighs during Camel Pose (Ustrasana). This activates the muscles in...

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Learn the Basics of Crow Pose

Learn the basics of Crow Pose (Kakasana or Bakasana depending on tradition) with Simon Park!Coco takes flight in Crow Pose – practice Crow with Coco and Simon in the full-length class, "Rock Your...

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Attain This Arm Balance: Eka Pada Koundinyasana II with a Block

Learn how to do this challenging arm balance – it will help you build strength in your core, shoulders, and legs, not to mention, in your confidence! Here are our step-by-step instructions...

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​Take Your Practice to New Heights with AcroYoga

AcroYoga combines acrobatics, yoga, and healing arts to create a dynamic partner practice. Life partners and yoga teachers, Catherine Zack and Sam Breschi, have been practicing yoga for more than 10...

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Moby Releases Four Free Hours of Yoga and Meditation Music

Photo Courtesy of Matt Fried"I'm not doing yoga because I want to live to 500 years old and be young and beautiful for the rest of my life. It's simply because, I enjoy it. It makes me feel good and...

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Dartmouth Student’s Yoga Program Helps Injured Brains Heal

Photo courtesy of LoveYourBrainFor almost 20 years after hitting her head on an overhanging shelf at work, Mary Nelsen struggled to remember little things, to read, to rise out of her chair, to just...

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On My Mat with Simon Park: a Q+A with “the Flying Nomad”

Simon Park is dedicated to the teachings of his first teacher Shiva Rea and focuses his practice on intelligent, fluid movement. He leads workshops and teacher trainings in Vinyasa (flow) yoga and...

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Quick Tip: Combine Tree Pose with Side Plank

Enjoy this quick tip with Mona Godfrey – great for strengthening the obliques and developing balance! Here is a breakdown of our yoga video tutorial:STEP 1 - Begin in plank pose. Without collapsing...

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Listen Now: February ‘17 Playlist for Your Yoga Practice

February is Pisces Season – a month to celebrate our fish friends even when they might be submerged in their own deep thoughts! Yes, February is for the dreamers. Pisces has a strong connection to...

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Quick Tip: Center + Rebalance with Breath

You will need a blanket and a bolster (or a firm pillow) for this breathing exercise. The goal is to open the chest but make sure it's comfortable for you! Become familiar with the breath and bring...

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Immerse Yourself in a Sound Bath: A Beautiful Shortcut to Meditation’s Many Benefits

Sound Meditation is the most accessible form of meditation that helps open one’s heart and release anxiety; and for most people, it is the deepest form of meditation they have experienced. Though...

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Quick Tip: Use a Strap to Stretch Your Hamstring and QL

Try this variation of Head-to-Knee Forward Bend (known as Janu Sirsana in Sanskrit) with Adi Amar. By using a strap (a belt or a towel will work just as well if you do not have a yoga strap), you can...

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Quick Tip: Use a Block to Support Your Forearm Plank

Adi takes us to the (uncomfortable) place where we shake in forearm plank to reveal our unconscious patterns. To try this quick tip, make sure that you have your block handy. Place the block...

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Invincible Living with Guru Jagat: Why Yogic Practice Is so Important Right NOW

If there was ever a household name in Kundalini Yoga, Guru Jagat might just be it. Her studio in Venice, California (she founded the RA MA Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology in...

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5 Ways to Cultivate Inner Courage

Our friends at CosmoMuse said it first! Courage is the theme of the month as we find ourselves on paths unknown, bringing excitement and also anxiety about the possibilities that lie ahead for the...

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Reset with This Twisted Easy Seat

Kick-start 2017 and your metabolism with instructor Adi Amar. Twisting postures improve digestive functioning and support detoxification, in addition to promoting a healthy spine. The opening action...

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Chakra Quick Tip: Grow into Your Headstand

The crown chakra connects us to the cosmos and to “all that is.” The Sahaswara chakra or the “thousand petal lotus” links us to our higher selves and others. To support this subtle energy...

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Chakra Quick Tip: Connect to Your Third Eye

The sixth and seventh chakras are associated with higher level thinking, inspiration, spirituality, and the divine. Use this quick tip to illuminate the third eye center and start to hone your...

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Chakra Quick Tip: Try Camel (and Speak Your Truth)

Camel Pose serves as a heart opener and it also targets the throat area. This is an intense posture so make sure that you are properly warm before you go straight into the pose. You might start with...

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YogaToday’s Holiday Gift Guide

When you buy an annual membership between now and December 25, YogaToday will donate $20 to Yoga Foster – the cost to provide one student yoga for a whole school year. One for one promise: With...

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Chakra Quick Tip: Open Your Heart

The Dalai Lama XIV said that "an open heart is an open mind." Use a strap or even a belt or towel to do this short exercise that will allow you to stretch the shoulders, broaden through the chest,...

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Vegan Golden Delight: Turmeric Smoothie (Latte!) Recipe

YogaToday recently caught up with Kjersti Buaas and Chanelle Sladics, professional snowboarders, yoginis, and co-founders of PRSNT, outdoor retreats designed to accelerate personal growth in fun...

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Chakra Quick Tip: Activate the Third Chakra

Recognized as the power center, the third chakra relates to fire, energy, ego, power, will, risk, digestion, motivation and action. The third chakra rules our autonomy as well as our metabolism. When...

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December Playlist for Your Practice

Happy... December?!? How did that happen so quickly?!? It seems like just yesterday we were making the transition from summer to fall and turning another page on the calendar. Well, here we are, on...

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Chakra Quick Tip: Awaken Svadhisthana in Goddess Pose

This playful pose focuses on the second energy center in your body, the Svadhisthana, which resides above the pubic bone and below the navel. The second Chakra relates to water, movement, creativity,...

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Why YogaToday Is Partaking in Giving Tuesday – and How You Can Help

YogaToday is proud to announce a partnership with Yoga Foster and we are especially excited to share their important work with you. Read on to learn about Yoga Foster's mission and how, together, we...

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Chakra Quick Tip: Low Squat for Your Root Chakra

Enjoy this quick tip that will help you to feel strong and solid in your foundation. Try Neesha Zollinger's class to balance the root chakra; you can take the complete class here or begin the...

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7 Ways to Balance Your Energy with YogaToday

YogaToday is excited to announce the launch our new Energy Balancing Series developed with lead instructor, Neesha Zollinger. This series comes at the perfect time (post-election and pre-holidays!)...

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Meet the Women Behind PRSNT PERFORMANCE and Simply Straws

YogaToday recently caught up with Kjersti Buaas and Chanelle Sladics, professional snowboarders, yoga enthusiasts (Chanelle is an instructor), and the co-founders of PRSNT. What is PRSNT you ask? In...

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Detoxify + Energize: A Short and Simple Seated Twist

Twists in our yoga practice help to realign the spine, create energy, and are said to be detoxifying too as they encourage our digestion systems to run more smoothly. Watch and learn this simple...

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Improve Your Practice: Playful Push Ups for Stronger Arm Balances

Awaken your arms to prepare for arm balancing poses and side plank. Together, core work and push ups will help you develop the strength to succeed in more advanced arm balances. RELATEDQuick Release:...

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Sun Salutations with Simon: Learn How to Do Surya Namaskar A

Many people move through multiple of rounds of Sun Salutations or Surya Namaskar before beginning the rest of their yoga practice. Here, Simon Park instructs the most basic variation, Surya Namasakar...

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Master Your Radiance: Meet the Experts Who Want to Help You Heal Your Thyroid

Did you know? More than 12 percent of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime and an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. Women are...

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Seasonal Skincare: Fall in Love With Taking Care of Yourself

Therapeutic Skin Coach Hayley Roy’s love affair with skin care and all things beautiful started at a very young age. Having struggled with acne and other maladies since age 10, she educated herself...

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3 Modifications for Low Plank Pose

Four-Limbed Staff Pose or Chaturanga Dandasana, is a common posture that requires strength and refined technique. If done incorrectly, over time the pose can put stress on the shoulder joint and lead...

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A Gentle Flowing Cat/Cow Sequence

True to Amanda Botur's background in Prana Flow, this feel-good, cat/cow flow is all about moving with your breath and opening up the physical body. Amanda invites you to engage all of your senses in...

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Heal Your Thyroid + Learn to Speak Your Truth: An Immersion Opportunity with Fern Olivia

Fern Olivia was inspired to create the Thyroid.Yoga™ program after she battled against her body and the discomfort of chronic congestion, puffiness, brain fog, constipation, food allergies, and...

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A Quick Stretch for Athletes

In this YogaToday quick stretch for athletes, instructor Mona Godfrey demonstrates a gentle supine twist. Treat this simple posture as a meditative moment and hold for at least 4 Ujjayi breaths. Mona...

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4 Lower Body Poses for Cyclists

Yes! Cycling and yoga do go together! And it seems to be more than a passing trend. New hybrid studios that combine cycling and yoga, such as Reve Cycling Studio in Portland, Maine, have opened in...

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A Quick Stretch for Cyclists

This short sequence is more strength-building than stretch but you will find length through the legs and have the option to end with a supported lunge. Since so much effort in cycling is concentrated...

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6 Simple Poses for Swimmers

This quick sequence, taken from our full-length class, is created specifically for swimmers. If Ryan Lochte and the Olympic Games have inspired you to step up your favorite summer pastime, than these...

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A Quick Stretch for Swimmers

In this YogaToday quick stretch for swimmers, instructor Mona Godfrey demonstrates a simple shoulder stretch. Treat this pose as a meditative moment and hold for at least 4, steady, Ujjayi breaths....

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10 Tips to Better Sleep for the Yoga Mom On-The-Go

Between errands, parenting, and trying to fit in your own yoga practice, we understand that rest can take a back seat. That being said, more and more researchers are telling us what mom always told...

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Poses for Relaxation

Need an instant chill session? Take a deep breath and try these restorative postures.1. Child's PoseFollow along with Mona as she demonstrates this restorative pose that calms the mind and central...

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