18 Aug

Try this 6-minute guided meditation from Katherine Lo, founder of Eaton Workshop, to help you cultivate compassion and connect with your true self. On each inhalation, you’ll focus on what you wish to bring into your life, and on each exhalation, you’ll focus on letting go of what you wish to lessen.

Lo reconfigures hotels as agents and locations for social change. Her vision is to create spaces that are community hubs for local and visiting activists, artists, and entrepreneurs to gather, collaborate, and heal. The first Eaton Hotel opened last fall in downtown Washington D.C. and includes a wellness space with a yoga studio that’s open to both hotel guests and the general public.  

See also Feeling Scattered? This Meditation Practice Will Bring More Peace Into Your Life


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17 Aug

Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt recently caught up with Ashtanga Yoga instructor Kino MacGreggor at her Miami studio to talk about making this practice, famous for its difficult poses, more inclusive. Find out what one of the youngest certified Ashtanga Yoga teachers and co-founder of Miami Life Center had to say. 

Live Be Yoga ambassadors Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt are on a road trip across the country to sit down with master teachers, host free local classes, and so much more—all to illuminate the conversations pulsing through the yoga community today. Follow the tour and get the latest stories @livebeyoga on Instagram and Facebook.


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3 Variations on Plank Pose from Carrie Owerko
15 Aug

Think you’ve mastered Plank Pose? All you need is a prop to ratchet up the challenge. Carrie Owerko—who leads YJ’s upcoming series of video practices, Iyengar Yoga for Strength and Agility—takes you through three variations of this classic core-strengthening move. Grab a blanket and get started!

Want to get stronger and more resilient—and have a lot of fun while you’re at it? Join Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Carrie Owerko for Iyengar Yoga for Strength and Agility, a series of 11 dynamic video practices that help you move with better form, fluidity, and function. Learn more and sign up today!


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These 10 Yoga Bolsters Are Perfect for a Restorative Home Practice
15 Aug
These 10 Yoga Bolsters Are Perfect for a Restorative Home Practice – Yoga Journal


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14 Aug

The yoga community has no shortage of selfless souls dedicated to doing good work—after all, being of service is what yoga’s all about. And while we’re the first to throw appreciation toward the stellar work being done by the Giveback Yoga Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, and the Yoga Service Council, we’re here cheering on the underdogs, too. Here are six up-and-coming yoga-teacher founded organizations that are on our radar—and we think should be on yours, too.

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1. Desmond’s Friends

Yoga teacher Megan Vandyke created Desmond’s Friends after losing her son just two hours after giving birth. The fundraiser initially set out to raise enough money to donate another CuddleCot—a cooling system that allowed Desmond to remain with Vandyke and her husband in the hospital for three days rather than immediately being taken to a mortuary—to their local hospital in Murfreesboro Tennessee. “In the US, there are more than 23,000 infant deaths a year—about 6 out of every 1,000 live births, which does not even account for stillbirths,” Vandyke wrote on her GoFundMe page. “[The Cuddle Cot] is about giving parents choices and reassuring them that they can spend time with their baby.” Since reaching their goal for the first Cuddle Cot in July, the couple have set out to establish an official nonprofit to continue their work helping other parents facing heartbreaking loss.


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13 Aug

It can be empowering and freeing to create your own at-home-yoga practice. Follow along as Chelsey Korus gives you the tools to create your own strength-based yoga practice.

It can be empowering and freeing to create your own at-home-yoga practice. Follow along as Chelsey Korus gives you the tools to create your own strength-based yoga practice.

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13 Aug

90% of your happiness is determined by how your brain processes the world, with only 10% being impacted by environmental or external factors. You really do hold the power to change your perspective! Here are several simple daily practices and the supplement support you need to train your way to a happier brain!


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13 Aug

Spending too many hours hunched over a screen can really stiffen your shoulders and upper back. But the solution may be simpler than you think: Take a quick break to release the tension with this simple sequence from Carrie Owerko, who explores creative ways to enhance movement in YJ’s upcoming video practice series, Iyengar Yoga for Strength and Agility. Here, she shares an easy exercise you can do to mobilize your shoulders—and all you need is a wall. 

Want to get stronger and more resilient—and have a lot of fun while you’re at it? Join Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Carrie Owerko for Iyengar Yoga for Strength and Agility, a series of 11 dynamic video practices that help you move with better form, fluidity, and function. Learn more and sign up today!


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13 Aug

Knowing the planes helps us improve range of motion in our hips.

Many of us could use more hip opening. From sitting to standing to walking, our legs are constantly working to support our upper bodies. All this effort can make hip muscles chronically tight, especially when we’re sitting for long periods at desks or in cars. 

Understanding Hip-Opening

The phrase “hip-opening” often creates confusion, as many people assume that it’s similar to opening a door or book, and therefore limited to taking your legs apart. But opening your hips means creating mobility in all directions. 

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Hips are ball and socket joints, which are the most mobile joints in your body. The head of each thigh bone (femur bone) forms the “ball’, which sits in the socket (acetabulum) of your pelvis. 

Ball and socket joints also do circumduction, which means moving in all three planes, like when you swing your leg in a circle.

See also From Hypermobility to Stability: What You Need to Know About Open Hips

In order to stretch a particular muscle group, you must take your body in the opposite direction of that group’s movement. For example, if you’ve been sitting for long periods, which is hip flexion (taking thighs toward your chest), you’ll want to extend your hip (taking your thighs back) to release your hip flexors.


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