Yoga Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

FitStar Yoga With Tara Stiles App Review
FitStar Yoga with Tara Stiles delivers fairly seamless personalized yoga routines to augment your home practice. See if this app is worth of your download.

Enlighten Up! Yoga Movie Review
Enlighten Up! is a 2008 documentary movie which follows new yogi Nick Rosen on a journey to discover how yoga might lead to enlightenment.

DDP Yoga and Arthur Boorman's Transformation
I got curious about DDP Yoga after seeing Arthur Boorman's 2012 viral video featuring the method. Here's what happened when a yoga expert took a closer look.

Complete Beginner's Guide DVD by Yoga Journal Review
The combination of a video pose encyclopedia and three flowing sequences make this an ideal DVD for yoga beginners. This is the DVD you've been waiting for if you've never done yoga before.

Alignment Yoga Mats: Comparison Review of 4 Top Mats
Yoga mats with alignment markings offer a way for yoga students to correct their own poses. Read what happened when I tried out four of these mats.




Your 30 Days of Yoga Starts Now
Have you always wanted to do yoga but didn't know how to start? Follow this 30-day plan to jump start your yoga practice. Each day is planned for you.

5 Things You Shouldn't Say to Someone Who Does Yoga
Yogis are totally above the fray, right? Wrong. We're still working toward enlightenment, so here's how to not tick us off in the meantime.

9 Tips for an Amazing Yoga Staycation
You don't have to travel to have a great yoga vacation. Here's how to plan a yoga-inspired staycation in the place you already live.

5 Ways to Do Yoga Every Damn Day
Have you seen the hashtag #yogaeverydamnday and wondered how to do it? Here's five ways, and only one of them is physical stretching.

5 Ways to Do Yoga Every Damn Day: Meditation
Starting a consistent meditation practice is a good way to make sure you're doing some yoga every day.

5 Ways to Do Yoga Every Damn Day: Pranayama
Doing yoga every day doesn't mean you have to go to yoga classes. Pranayama breathing exercises also count.

5 Ways to Do Yoga Every Damn Day: Practice Kindness and Patience Toward Others
Want to do yoga every day? Make sure your practice continues off the mat by being kind and patient whenever you can.

5 Ways to Do Yoga Every Damn Day: Take Care of Yourself
Self care in an important part of improving quality of life. Taking action to prioritize yourself so that you can care for others is yoga too.

What to Pack for Yoga Festivals
Everything you need to pack for an amazing adventure at a yoga festival this summer, including a few things you probably haven't thought of.

10 Bad Yoga Habits and How to Break Them
Your bad yoga habits are probably reflections of patterns that show up elsewhere in your life. Break them on the mat and the rest will follow.

Yoga Gift Guide: The Indie Edition
Our guide to the best indie yoga gifts help you give something uniquely wonderful to the yoga lover's in your life and support small businesses.

Pink Yoga Products for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Raise awareness and money with these pink yoga products. A portion of the proceeds from all these products is being donated to breast cancer causes.

SUP Yoga - Yoga on a Stand-Up Paddle Board
Stand-up paddleboarding​, or SUP, is a new water sport that is catching on like crazy. I decided to try a spin-off trend - yoga on a paddle board.

How to Find Yoga Classes Near You
How to find a local yoga class using the best online resources, including teacher directories and specialized sources for different types of yoga.

Interview with Power Yoga Innovator Beryl Bender Birch
Beryl Bender Birch on the origins of Power Yoga, studying with Pattabhi Jois, traveling to India in the 70s and how to do yoga safely in later years.

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Interview with Arcade Fire's Sarah Neufeld About Yoga
Sarah Neufeld plays the violin in Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre, and as a solo artist. She is also a yoga teacher and studio owner.

Why the Liforme Yoga Mat Is Worth the Price
The Liforme yoga mat is known for its cult following on Instagram and for its high price tag. Here's why I think it's worth the money.

Light on Life by B.K.S. Iyengar Book Review
Light on Life (2005) delivers the wealth of spiritual wisdom that yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar distilled over his lifetime of practicing and teaching.

Review - Boomer Yoga by Beryl Bender Birch
Power yoga innovator Beryl Bender Birch's 2009 book, Boomer Yoga, fills a gap in the yoga market: helping older yoga students accept their aging bodies.

Review - Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews is the best book of its kind. Its amazing drawings and explanations let you see inside the body.

Review - The Yoga Face by Annelise Hagen
In The Yoga Face, author Annelise Hagen offers yoga and facial exercises that give the effects of face-lift without going under the knife. Here's our take.

How Yoga Can Improve Your Sex Life
Developing a yoga practice can have many benefits, both mental and physical. Learn how those benefits can mean a better sex life.

Prenatal Yoga with Shiva Rea DVD Review
Want to do prenatal yoga at home? Check out this review to see if Shiva Rea's Prenatal Yoga DVD is right for you.

Kimberly Fowler's Yoga for Athletes DVD
A review of Kimberly Fowler's Yoga for Athletes DVD, which promises to deliver yoga without chanting and Sanskrit.

YogaGlo Online Yoga Videos Review
A review of the online yoga video site YogaGlo, which offers a wide variety of classes filmed live with renowned teachers for a monthly fee.

Review of Yoga on the Nintendo Wii Fit
An in-depth review of the yoga offered by the Nintendo Wii Fit system by our yoga expert.

Taming the Monkey Mind with Yoga
The monkey mind is when your thoughts are constantly chattering and jumping from branch to branch. Learn how yoga can help tame those monkeys.

Learn How to Do Marichyasana A
Marichyasana is a bound forward bend from the Ashtanga primary series. Our step by step instructions and tips for beginners help you get there safely.

Trudie Styler's Warrior Yoga DVD Review
This yoga DVD features Trudie Styler (best known as Sting's wife) and her trainer James D'Silva. See if this celebrity yoga DVD delivers the goods.

Yoga Socks - ToeSox Review
If you need to wear socks while doing yoga, pilates or barre practices, check out this review of ToeSox, which have nubbly soles for better traction.

Lululemon Profile: The Pants, the Price Tag, the PR Missteps
Lululemon Athletica is a very successful purveyor of yoga clothing. Learn what makes their yoga pants special and relive some of their PR gaffes.

The No Om Zone by Kimberly Fowler Book Review
In The No Om Zone, Kimberly Fowler presents her

Review of Slim Calm Sexy Yoga Book by Tara Stiles
Yoga teacher Tara Stiles' 2010 book promises to make you slim, calm, and sexy with just 15 minutes of yoga a day. But does it deliver?

Three Minute Egg Yoga Prop
The Three Minute Egg is an ergonomically designed yoga block. Unlike a traditional yoga block, the Egg has rounded edges to better conform to your body.

The Third Eye - Ajna Chakra in Yoga
The third eye in yoga refers to the ajna chakra, which is associated with perception. Stimulate the third eye with the following poses and meditations.

Manduka Black Mat PRO Review
The Manduka PRO premium yoga mat is favored by many for its longevity and quality, but those attributes don't come cheap. See if it's worth its pricetag.

Kulae tpECOmat Review: Pros and Cons of a TPE Yoga Mat
Kulae yoga mats are made from TPE, a man-made material that is PVC-free​. Read my review of the Kulae tpECOmat, a lightweight mat.

AcroYoga is Yoga Plus Acrobatics With a Partner
If you've been to a yoga festival or conference, you've probably seen AcroYoga at play. Learn about this partner-based, community spirited form of yoga.

How to Do Sugarcane Pose - Ardha Chandra Chapasana
Sugarcane pose is a variation of half moon pose that takes things up a notch by challenging your balance and flexibility by adding a bind and a backbend.

How to Start Meditating for Beginners
Have you been feeling like you want to try meditation but you're not sure how? This guide for beginners explains a basic method you can do at home.

Yoga Poses for Shoulders Library
Yoga poses that stretch and loosen tight shoulders, which can help release stress.

Yoga Backbends Library: Best Poses for Each Level of Practice
Moving and strengthening your back is important for spinal health, including preventing back pain. Poses for beginners, intermediate, and advanced.

The Ultimate Yogi DVD Review
The Ultimate Yogi has a lot to offer people who want to do power yoga at home. But beware the corny branding that surrounds the yoga.

iYoga Premium App for iPad and iPhone Review
iYoga Premium is an app for the iPad and iPhone that includes yoga poses and sequences with an emphasis on anatomy. Its customizability is its strength.

How to Best Clean Your Yoga Mat
Read our advice before you wash your yoga mat since some cleaners can damage your mat. Rubber, PVC, Polyurethane mats should be cleaned differently.

Your Guide to Yoga After Pregnancy
Doing yoga after your pregnancy is a great way to start to reconnect with your body. Learn when it is safe to start yoga again and what to expect.

Jivamukti Yoga Overview: Origins and What to Expect
Jivamukti Yoga, founded in New York in the 1980s, has become an extremely popular vinyasa style of yoga. Find out what to expect from a Jivamukti class.

What to Do When Yoga Makes You Sore
Yoga can make you sore since you are using muscles that are often neglected. Here are some ways to treat soreness and reduce its likelihood of recurring.

How to Do Boat Pose - Navasana
Boat pose is yoga's original core work. This oldie but goodie is still a great way to work on your abdominal strength for arm balances and inversions.

How to Do Monkey Pose - Hanumanasana
Named for the monkey deity Hanuman, this pose looks a lot like a full split. Take it one step at a time to safely open the hamstrings.

Headstand Yoga Pose - Salamba Sirsasana
Headstands are a classic yoga pose but you want to make sure that you are doing them safely since they put the neck in a vulnerable position. These instructions take you through it.

Library of Intermediate Yoga Postures
Are you ready for some more challenging poses in your yoga routine? When you get beyond the beginner stage, it's time to start working on these intermediate poses.

When (And What) Should You Eat Before Yoga?
Everyone knows you shouldn't eat before yoga right? Well, it depends a little on how much before and what you're eating. Here's our expert advice.

Just Add Water: Yoga in the Pool Has Unexpected Benefits
Water yoga offers a unique way for people who are not able to go a conventional yoga class to improve mobility and strength​. And it's a lot of fun too.

Hiking Yoga Review
Hiking Yoga is a fun way to enjoy nature, get a little cardio, and do yoga outside. Read more about my recent yoga hike.


Yoga Arm Balances Photo Gallery
Arm balances are some of yoga's most awe-inspiring poses. Admire their strength and grace with these photos.



















Yoga Standing Poses Photo Gallery
Looking for that one yoga pose you did in class but you can't quite remember the name? See if this gallery of 28 standing poses can jog your memory.







































Yoga Standing Poses Photo Gallery
Looking for that one yoga pose you did in class but you can't quite remember the name? See if this gallery of 28 standing poses can jog your memory.










7 Inspiring Yoga Quotes
Classic yoga quotes from gurus like Pattabhi Jois and Iyengar, traditional texts, and really smart people. Inspiration for life on and off the mat!

A Collection of Inspiring Yoga Quotes
Classic yoga quotes from gurus like Pattabhi Jois and Iyengar, traditional texts, and really smart people. Inspiration for life on and off the mat!

20 Heart Opening Yoga Poses
Heart opening yoga poses for every level. Expanding your chest helps you feel more open and confident while countering the desk worker's slouch.

20 Heart Opening Yoga Poses
Heart opening yoga poses for every level. Expanding your chest helps you feel more open and confident while countering the desk worker's slouch.

How to Use a Yoga Blanket
A blanket to enhance your yoga practice by giving you padding and elevation. Here's 5 poses where a blanket comes in handy.

Padding Your Knees With a Blanket

Padding Your Hips With a Blanket

Using a Blanket in Shoulderstand

Using a Blanket for Warmth

Hack a Yoga Blanket
Yoga blankets have a lot of different uses and are one of the easiest props to hack.

Hack a Wall for Yoga
How to practice yoga inversions like headstand when you don't have a wall handy.

Hack a Yoga Block
Don't have a yoga block? Don't worry, you probably have something around your house that will work just as well.

Hack a Yoga Strap
A yoga strap is a useful prop for yoga is you have one, but if you don't I bet you can find something around the house that works just as well.

Hack a Yoga Mat
What should you use as a substitute for a yoga mat if you don't have one? The answer may surprise you.

5 Pose Stress Management Yoga Routine for Beginners
A yoga routine doesn't have to be long and complicated to relieve stress. Consistency is the most important part of this sequence for beginners.

Stress Relieving Yoga for Beginners -Your Warm Up
Begin to relieve stress with this spinal warm-up.

Stress Relieving Yoga for Beginners - Your Backbend
Doing a backbend that is appropriate for beginners will help reduce stress when done as part of a consistent yoga routine.

Stress Relieving Yoga for Beginners - Your Twist
Include a twist in your stress management yoga routine to further stretch your back.

Stress Relieving Yoga for Beginners - Your Inversion and Final Relaxation
Keep your yoga routine for stress short and simple by getting the benefits of an inversion in your final relaxation.

Stress Relieving Yoga for Beginners -Your Forward Bend
Stress reducing yoga routine - options for your forward bend.

Yoga Prop Hacks: How to Use Everyday Items as Props
Using props can really help beginning yoga students, but most don't own

Best Sports Bras for Yoga
The mission: try the best supportive sports bras for yoga so you don't have do. Here are the results.

Best Bras for Yoga - KiraGrace Flirt Bra
The KiraGrace Flirt is a great sports bra for yoga.

Best Bras for Yoga - 15Love Sport Bra
The 15love Sport Bra has adjustable straps and just enough support for yoga.

Best Bras for Yoga - Lucy Perfect Core Bra
The Perfect Core Bra from Lucy is great for gym workouts.

Best Bras for Yoga - Lolë Alpine
The Lole Alpine Sports Bra is a good all-around choice for women with smaller chests.

Best Bras for Yoga - Cozy Orange
Cozy Orange Venus Sport Bra is a good fit for women who are small on top.

Bras for Yoga - Lululemon Energy Bra
Lululemon's Energy Bra is one of the most supportive sports bras for yoga.

Yoga Mat Straps, Slings, and Handles
Mat straps and slings are great when you don't need a big bag but still want a little help getting your mat to and from class. Here are the best ones.

Review of Eight Desk Yoga Apps
There are some great apps that help you do yoga at your office, but there are also some real clunkers. See which apps are worth your time and money.

8 Yoga Poses That Stretch Your Quads
Do you have tight quads? These yoga poses offers great ways to stretch them out. Prefect for runners.

Standing Big Toe Pose - Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana
Standing Big Toe Pose - Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana

Crow Pose - Bakasana
Crow Pose - Bakasana. Yoga.

Half Lotus Tree Pose
Half Lotus Tree Pose. Yoga.

Yoga for Carpal Tunnel - Backbending
Gentle backbends are good for people with CTS.

How to Make Yogi Tea - Chai Recipe
How to make yogi tea, based on the recipe of Kundalini master Yogi Bhajan. Chai is a traditional Indian drink with lots of health benefits.

Best Sites for Online Yoga Videos - Free and Subscription
This guide points you to the best sites for online yoga videos. There are a few places on the web to find free yoga videos, but, if you can afford it, subscription sites will offer a greater variety of video options.

Top 7 Yoga Retreats in the USA
If you want to deepen your practice or attend a teacher training, take a look at the options provided by these top U.S. yoga retreat centers.

14 Yoga Poses for Swimmers for Strength and Flexibility
This 14-pose yoga flow is designed just for swimmers to improve strength and flexibility in the shoulders, hamstrings, hips, back, and feet.

14 Yoga Poses for Swimmers for Strength and Flexibility
This 14-pose yoga flow is designed just for swimmers to improve strength and flexibility in the shoulders, hamstrings, hips, back, and feet.

8 Classic Standing Yoga Poses Flow
These 8 classic standing yoga poses are the obvious answer to the question of what to practice at home. Here's how to make them flow.

Step back to a lunge. Yoga.

Warrior I - Virabhadrasana I
Warrior I - Virabhadrasana I as part of a series of standing yoga poses.

Warrior II - Virabhadrasana II
Open up to Warrior II - Virabhadrasana II.

Reverse Warrior
Extend back into reverse warrior.

Extended Side Angle Pose - Utthita Parsvakonasana
Next, reach forward into extended side angle.

Triangle Pose - Utthita Trikonasana
Straighten the front leg into triangle.

Half Moon Pose - Ardha Chandrasana
Transition to balance in Half Moon Pose.

Downward Facing Dog - Adho Mukha Svanasana
Downward Facing Dog ends the sequence.

Why Do Yoga? 10 Reasons to Start Today
Is everyone you know doing yoga? Are you wondering why? Here are ten reasons why you should do yoga too.

Transform Yourself with Jivamukti Yoga DVD Review
A review of Transform Yourself with Jivamukti Yoga with David Life and Sharon Gannon, the first widely available yoga video from the founders of this popular yoga style.

Workout like Jennifer Aniston with Mandy Ingber's Yogalosophy
Mandy Ingber gained fame as Jennifer Aniston's yoga teacher. Now you can get the same workout with Ingber's Yogalosophy DVD .

Anusara Yoga: Origins, Methodology, and Scandal
At Anusara's peak popularity in the early 2000s, it was on top of the yoga world. The departure of founder John Friend in the wake of scandal changed that.

Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga and Founder Pattabhi Jois
Ashtanga yoga is an intense, flowing style in which the same poses are always done in the same order. Ashtanga's history and method are explained.

How to Choose a Yoga Style
A lot of people who want to try yoga get hung up at the point where they have to choose their first class. Our advice will get you over that hump.

7 Yoga Wraps for Fall: From Cozy to Waterproof
When fall begins, reach for one of these wrap cover-ups to add to your yoga wardrobe. Seven stylish favorites of the season, from cozy to technical.

What Are the Five Koshas?
The five koshas are described as layers within the human body. Don't expect to find them anatomically, however. When fully integrated, they lead to bliss.

The Meaning of Om
The meaning of om, a common mantra used in yoga and meditation.

The Definition of Namaste in Yoga
Ever wonder why your yoga teacher says namaste at the end of class? Learn the meaning and etiquette behind this gesture of respect.

Is Yoga a Religion?
Is the practice of yoga compatible with your religion? Learn about the difference between religion and spirituality and how yoga has evolved in modernity.

What Are the Eight Limbs of Yoga?
The eight limbs of yoga are often described as the moral and philosophical foundation for the physical practice. Learn what the eight limbs mean.

Introduction to Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Vinyasa yoga, also called flow, is one of the most popular styles of yoga for its fast-paced, fitness approach. Here's what to expect.

What Are The Chakras
Ever take a yoga class where the teacher talked a lot about the chakras? Ever wonder what they were on about? Here's your answer.

Learn Ashtanga Yoga Vocabulary: Shala, Mysore, and More
Ashtanga Yoga has a lot of specialized terms. Learn words like Mysore, moon day, shala, bandha and drishti to get ready for your first class.

Mudra Hand Gestures in Yoga
Explore the mudras commonly used in hatha yoga. These hand gestures are Hindu and Buddhist in origin and can be used in meditation or with asana.

How to Use Mula Bandha in Yoga
Mula bandha, or the root lock, is often mentioned in contemporary yoga classes but never explained very well. Here's why you should take a closer look.

Introduction to Sivananda Yoga
Sivananda Yoga was one of the first yoga styles to become popular in the west. It's based on 5 principles and 12 basic poses, as detailed here.

Gurus Natural Rubber Flip-Flops Review
Gurus are a new take on the flip-flop for the yoga set. Their green cred is impeccable: natural, biodegradable Indian rubber. So how do they feel?

Yoga Trends
What's new in yoga? Check out the newest trends in the field, including stand-up paddle yoga, AcroYoga, and AntiGravity.

6 Yoga Poses for Your Period to Help Relieve Cramps
If you feel like taking is easy during your period, this gentle, restorative yoga routine you can do at home can to help you relax and relieve cramps.

How to Stop Vaginal Farts (Queefs) During Yoga
Vaginal farts (varts) are embarrassing but not uncommon during yoga. Get advice on how to gain better control in this situation.

Library of Yoga Poses to Build Leg Strength and Tone
Standing yoga poses improve leg strength and muscle tone. Here are leg-centric poses at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.

An Introduction to Power Yoga
Introduction to power yoga, a very popular yoga style that originated in the United States in the 1990s, to what expect in a class today.

Advanced Yoga Pose Library
The more yoga you do, the more you realize that there's really no such thing as advanced yoga. So let's call these the most difficult poses.

National Yoga Month Is September
How to participate in two annual events that take place each September to promote yoga and community.






10 Yoga Poses for Back to School Stress
Fall is a time of transitions as kids go back to school and the season changes. Practice these 10 grounding yoga poses for a calming effect.






What Is Viniyoga?
Introduction to the history and methods of Viniyoga, which takes a therapeutic approach in which poses are adapted to be accessible to each student.

Introduction to Yoga Therapy: Yoga Meets Health Care
Yoga therapists work with students individually to improve their mental and physical health. Here's how to find a qualified therapist.

Bikram Yoga and Hot Yoga - What's the Difference?
Many people think that all hot yoga is Bikram, but this is actually not true. Learn what makes them different and about Bikram's legal controversies.

How to Do Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana Yoga Pose
Utthita hasta padangustasana is an intense hamstring stretch. And you're standing on one leg. Variations here for beginning and advanced students.

Bird of Paradise from Bound Extended Side Angle
Stepping from extended side angle to standing in bird of paradise while keeping the bind.

Extended Side Angle Pose Variations
Variations on Extended Side Angle Pose - Utthita Parsvakonasana for intermediate yoga students, including a photo of each variation.

Extended Side Angle Pose Variation II - Utthita Parsvakonasana Variation II
Extended Side Angle Pose Variation II - Utthita Parsvakonasana Variation II includes a more difficult arm position.

Bound Extended Side Angle Pose - Baddha Utthita Parsvakonasana
The bound version of Extended Side Angle Pose.

Downward Facing Dog - Adho Mukha Svanasana
Rest in Downward Facing Dog before doing the other side.

The Top 5 Best Yoga Pants for Men
Take a step up from your old sweats with these stylish and functional yoga pants for men.

Yoga Shorts for Women
Want to rock some yoga shorts this summer? We've rounded up the best styles for you in a range of lengths, from booty-skimming to Bermuda.

10 Yoga Books That Belong in Every Yogi's Library
If you love yoga, you're going to want to add these 10 books to your reading list. Includes must-read instructional, historical, and contemporary topics.

Best Gifts for Men Who Love Yoga
Find great gifts for men who love yoga. Perfect for Father's Day, birthdays, any old day!

Recommendations for Yoga Bags of All Shapes and Sizes
Whether you are looking for the traditional tubular yoga mat bag or something a little more unusual, this is the place to see the cutest yoga bags.

Best Yoga Pants for Women
A round-up of the best yoga pants for women for all shapes and sizes.

Lucy Posture Tank
Lucy's Posture tank gives you full coverage in the front and fun straps in the back.

KiraGrace Grace Caged Halter
For a bit of a switcheroo, KiraGrace puts the strappiness on the front of this tank top.

Lululemon Wild Tank
With its combination of a strappy bra and a drapey tank. the Wild Tank from Lululemon is likely to be the It Top of the summer.

Strappy Yoga Tops for Spring and Summer
From long and fitted to loose and drapey, all out favorite yoga tops for spring have something in common: straps! Tops from Prana, Onzie, KiraGrace and more.

5 Body Parts You Didn't Know You Had
Doing a lot of yoga and you'll become way, way more familiar with your own anatomy. Here's an intro to a few body parts you didn't know you had.

Yoga Poses for Abs Library
A listing of yoga poses that will improve core strength, including poses for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students.

20 Most Popular Types of Yoga Explained Concisely
Don't be intimidated by all the different types of yoga. Our cheat sheet breaks down the 20 most popular yoga styles so you can pick the right one for you.

How to Do Cobbler's Pose (Baddha Konasana)
Yoga's cobbler's pose is a great way to open your hips and groins, counteracting the ill effects of spending too much time sitting in chairs. Here's how.

How to Do Reverse Warrior Yoga Pose
Step by step instructions help you approach reverse warrior pose as a side bend for a rare chance to stretch the intercostal muscles between your ribs.

What to Know Before You Buy a Yoga Mat
Choosing a yoga mat may seem intimidating, but our buyer's guide gives you all the details you need to make the most informed choice.

Which Yoga Poses to Do and to Avoid During Pregnancy
If you are pregnant, you may have lots of questions about whether yoga is safe for you and your baby. Here are a few precautions and benefits about prenatal yoga.

Chaturanga Dos and Don'ts: How to Save Your Shoulders
Chaturanga is often introduced to yoga beginners without adequate instruction, leading to unnecessary shoulder injuries. Learn how to do a safer pose.

CorePower Yoga: Review of This Popular Yoga Franchise
CorePower Yoga is a chain of hot yoga studios that is rapidly expanding throughout the U.S. Find out what to expect when you go to a CPY class.

10 Quick Yoga Routines for Beginners
These 10 short yoga routines for beginners can either stand alone or be combined for a longer workout. Includes poses that improve strength and flexibility.

Evening Yoga Routine - Seated Spinal Twist
A seated spinal twist to help release tension in your back as part of an evening yoga routine.

10 Yoga Poses for a Relaxing Evening Practice
Relax your body with this evening yoga routine that will help you wind down and prepare for sleep with intuitive movements to stretch away stored tension.

End Your Evening Yoga Routine in Corpse Pose
Transition to sleep by relaxing in corpse pose at the end of your evening yoga routine.

Yoga Poses for Evening -Triangle Pose
Do triangle pose in the evening to stretch out your legs.

Evening Yoga Routine - Prasarita Padottanasana
A standing forward fold to help you relax in the evening.

Evening Yoga Routine - Garland Pose (Squat)
A squat like garland pose is a good way to stretch your hips in preparation for sleep.

Evening Yoga Routine - Pigeon Pose
Release the strain and tension of the day by doing pigeon pose in the evening.

Evening Yoga Routine - Sphinx Pose
A sphinx pose as part of your evening yoga routine works to neutralize the hunching you get from sitting at a desk all day.

Evening Yoga Routine - Happy Baby
Happy baby pose will help you wind down for sleep as part of an evening yoga routine.

Evening Yoga - Goddess Pose
Relax in goddess pose at the end of your evening yoga routine.

Do Airplane Yoga to Make Your Next Flight Better
Airplane yoga adapts yoga poses into stretches you can do in a confined space or while waiting in the airport to relieve stress and cramped muscles.

How to Do Pelvic Tilts Animation
This little animation shows you the movement you are going for when learning the pelvic tilt.

How to Do Pelvic Tilts Step-by-Step Guide
Pelvic tilts are so simple and yet feel so awesome. This step by step guide (with helpful animation!) will teach you how to do them.

How to Do Pelvic Tilts Step-by-Step Guide
Pelvic tilts are so simple and yet feel so awesome. This step by step guide (with helpful animation!) will teach you how to do them.

Hands and Knees - Yoga for Abs Workout
Our Yoga for Abs workout includes a hands and knees balance. Get the beginning and advanced versions here.

High Lunge - Yoga for Abs Workout
Not all abdominal work has to be crunches. Balancing in this high lunge also works the core.

Eagle Pose - Yoga for Abs
Eagle Pose is a standing pose where you balance on one leg, which builds core strength.

10 Yoga Poses to Improve Core Strength (And Tone Abs!)
Core strength is critical for yoga, as well as maintaining spinal health. These 10 poses work the core and tone the abdominal muscles without overdoing the crunches

Boat Pose - Yoga for Abs
Boat Pose is the classic yoga pose for abs. We have variations for beginners and the option to up the intensity with some Boat crunches.

Down Dog Splits - Yoga for Abs Workout
In this Yoga for Abs series, downward dog splits work the core by challenging your balance.

Plank Pose - Yoga for Abs Workout
Yoga for Abs series. Plank is great for toning the abdominal muscles and strengthening the core.

Side Plank - Vasisthasana - Yoga for Abs Workout
Side Plank is a basic arm balance, requiring a strong core to keep from tipping over. If you need more of a challenge, there are advanced variations too.

Half Moon Pose - Ardha Chandrasana - Yoga for Abs Workout
Balancing poses like Ardha Chandrasana improve core strength. Hey, it's a lot more fun than sit-ups.

Awkward Chair Pose - Yoga for Abs
Awkward Chair strengthens the legs and core. You will feel the burn!

Yoga Men: How to Take to Yoga Plunge When You're a Dude
If you're interested in yoga but worried that it's not for men, you're not alone. You have a lot to gain, though, so here are resources to get you started.

Moksha (Modo in The U.S.) is Hot Yoga from Canada
Moksha Yoga is a hot yoga style emphasizing fitness, health, green living and affordable classes. U.S. studios operate under the name Modo Yoga.

An Overview of Kirtan Chanting
Bring an open a mind and learn more about the group singing called kirtan, a practice based on Indian devotional music.

Ashtanga Jump-Through Tips from David Swenson
In Ashtanga yoga, the jump-through takes you from downward facing dog directly to a seated position. A few tips from David Swenson can help you get there.

5 Yoga Props You See in Every Class and How to Use Them
Let's demystify yoga, one prop at a time. Props are wonderful tools for beginners but it isn't always clear how to use them. Check out these 5 essentials.

What's a Yoga Blanket
How to use a yoga blanket.

What's a Yoga Block
How to use a yoga block.

Yoga Strap
How to use a yoga strap.

What's a Yoga Bolster
How to use a yoga bolster.

9 Best Yoga DVDs for Different Kinds of Yoga Students
Since every yoga student had different needs, we've broken down our best DVD recommendations into categories: beginners, power yoga, Ashtanga, and more.

Do These Yoga Panties Really Hide Panty Lines?
I took 6 pairs of yoga panties to mat for rigorous testing to find out if you can banish visible panty lines and avoid a wedgie at the same time.

What Is Kripalu Yoga?
Kripalu is gentle yoga that emphasizes moving at your own pace, self-acceptance​, and adaptability. It's ideal for people facing life's challenges.

How to Do Goddess Pose - Utkata Konasana
Goddess pose is a pretty intense one for the thighs and groin. Our step by step instructions (including advice for beginners) gets you there safely.

The Best Yoga Mat Reviews
A comparison of 5 top yoga mats (Manduka, Lululemon, Jade) on features like material, weight, traction, and price, make it easy to decide on the right mat.

What Does Asana Mean in Yoga?
Definition of asana, its history, and how it is commonly used today in yoga.

U.S. Yoga Conferences 2015 - 2016
Yoga conferences are popping up all over, but what should you expect? Find out here and see of schedule of this year's biggest conferences.

Yoga Farts and Other Answers to Embarrassing Questions
What should you do about farting in yoga class? What about B.O.? When should you go to the bathroom?

How to Do Revolved Triangle - Parivrtta Trikonasana
Do you struggle with revolved triangle? You are not alone! This pose is challenging for many people so we have a lot of tips to help you out.

Top Knot Hairstyle for Yoga
A top knot is a good option for yoga classes.

Two Braids Hairstyle for Yoga
Two braids is a great hairstyle for yoga.

Best Hairstyles for Yoga: No More Bad Hair Days for You
The best hairstyles for yoga keep your tresses off your mind (and face) so you can focus on your practice and transition easily into the rest of your day.

Low Ponytail Hairstyle for Yoga
A low ponytail with a headband is a good option for yoga classes.

Wild Thing Yoga Pose: How to Flip Your Dog
Some thoughts on the Anusara pose

How to Do Awkward Chair Pose Utkatasana
Ever try sitting in a chair with no chair? That's the idea behind Awkward Chair pose in yoga. As you can imagine, it really strengthens your thighs.

Hurdler Pose Eka Pada Koundinyasana II
A pose by many names, Eka Pada Koundinyasana II is called hurdler and albatross. Use our step by step instructions to try this challenging arm balance.

How to Do Compass Yoga Pose Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana
Compass pose is an intense yoga stretch for the hamstrings and shoulders. But don't worry, we have lots of tips to help beginners work up to it.

How Yoga Can Help You Lose Weight
Yoga's role in helping you lose weight is less about burning calories and more about establishing a healthy lifestyle and relationship with your body.

8 Effective Yoga Poses to Ease Your Sciatica Pain
If sciatica pain​ brings you down, yoga can help, especially if you have herniated discs or piriformis syndrome. Stretching your hamstrings is key.

When to Start Prenatal Yoga - The First Trimester
Here's how to approach your yoga practice during the first three months of your pregnancy.

James Armitage, Founder of Liforme Yoga Alignment Mat
An interview with James Armitage, creator of the Liforme Yoga Mat, which has a cult following for its alignment markings and great feel.

How Understanding Drishti Can Help Your Yoga Practice
The history and contemporary use of the Sanskrit word drishti (meaning gaze) in yoga.

Adaptations and Props for Yoga with Wrist Pain
Adaptations and props that allow you to do yoga with wrist pain.

How to Do Triangle Pose (Utthita Trikonasana)
Triangle pose (trikonasana) is a foundation yoga pose that you will undoubtedly encounter within your first few classes. It's a great hamstring stretch.

What to Wear for Hot Yoga
The best clothing and accessories for hot yoga and Bikram. You'll be sweating buckets, so the right clothes and mat are important to prevent slipping.

How Yoga Can Help Reduce Stress
Learn how yoga can give you tools to build better stress management skills and how it can foster relaxation.

Tone Triceps and Biceps With 10 Yoga Poses for Arms
A series of 10 yoga poses where your arms are weight-bearing will help tone your triceps and biceps. Plus a few chaturangas, of course.

Interview with Jivamukti Yoga Founders
Jivamukti founders David Life and Sharon Gannon on origins of their unique method of practice, yoga in NYC in the 80s, and what makes a good teacher.

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Research on the Safety of Bikram Yoga
A look at two recent studies on how Bikram Yoga elevates core temperatures and whether or not this is safe.

How to Do Yoga Just for the Exercise
If you want to do yoga for just for the exercise, you're not alone. Find out how to find a yoga class that fits your needs.

An Introduction to Kundalini Yoga
Have you seen yoga students dressed in white and carrying sheepskins? They are probably going to Kundalini class. Here's more about this style of yoga.

How Yoga Can Help Reduce The Stress of Infertility
Many infertility treatment programs are recommending patients do special yoga classes to help combat the stress of trying to conceive. Find out more.

How to Use a Yoga Strap to Enhance Your Practice
Using a yoga strap helps you maintain good form while getting the most out of each pose. Here are some ways to use a strap.

How to Get Into a Bind with a Yoga Strap
How to use a yoga strap to help you do bound yoga poses.

How to Use a Yoga Strap as a Spacer
You can improve your alignment in inverted poses with a strap around your upper arms.

Alternate Nostril Breathing - Benefits and Instructions
Alternate nostril breathing is a calming, relaxing pranayama exercise that can decrease blood pressure. Our step by step instructions makes​ it easy.

How to Do Sphinx Pose in Yoga
Sphinx is a great yoga pose for bringing the spinal into gentle extension, which can help prevent and even treat lower back pain. Learn it step by step.

Raised Arms Pose and Mountain Pose in the Moon Salutation.
End by reprising Raised Arms Pose -Urdhva Hastasana and Mountain Pose - Tadasana.

Standing Forward Bend - Uttanasana in Moon Salutation Sequence
Standing Forward Bend - Uttanasana with hands interlaced is part of the Moon Salutation.

Lunge Pose
Step back through a Lunge Pose to come to the front of the mat.

Moon Salutation Chandra Namaskara Guide
This variation on the classic yoga Sun Salutation is sometimes called a Moon Salutation. This version incorporates more back-bending and balancing poses so it is a little more challenging.

Lunge Pose in Moon Salutation Sequence
A high lunge pose as part of the Moon Salutation.

Downward Facing Dog - Adho Mukha Svanasana in Moon Salutation Series
Downward Facing Dog - Adho Mukha Svanasana as part of the Moon Salutation.

Plank Pose in Moon Salutation
Plank Pose is part of the vinyasa in the Moon Salutation.

Knees, Chest, Chin - Ashtanga Namaskara and Cobra - Bhujangasana in the Moon Salutation.
Choose between Knees, Chest, Chin and Cobra in the Moon Salutation.

Downward Facing Dog - Adho Mukha Svanasana
Downward Facing Dog - Adho Mukha Svanasana is a transitional pose in the Moon Salutation.

Repeat Standing Forward Bend - Uttanasana
Back into a Standing Forward Bend at the end of the Moon Salutation.

What Does "Go Through Your Vinyasa" Mean?
Yoga teachers often use the phrases

How to Prevent a Head Rush in Yoga Class
Have you ever gotten a head rush in yoga class? No one likes that lightheaded dizzy feeling, so here's how to prevent and treat it.

The 5 Riskiest Yoga Poses For Beginners
All yoga is supposed to be good for you, right? Wrong. You can injure yourself doing yoga. Here are the 5 riskiest poses for beginners.

How to Do Shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana) Safely
Shoulderstand is often taught to yoga beginners, but it's very important to set up the pose correctly to avoid injury. Here's how to do it the safest way.

How Hot Is Hot Yoga? The Temperature of 6 Types of Yoga
You've probably heard of hot yoga and wondered, exactly how hot? Here are room temperatures of six popular hot yoga styles, including Bikram.

How to Become a Yoga Instructor
Are you thinking about becoming a yoga instructor? Learn your options for teaching training programs before you put your money down on a certification.

6 Yoga Poses For Better Posture
Can yoga make you taller? It can definitely improve your posture. Increase body awareness and core strength, plus open your shoulders with these 6 poses.

How to Do Skandasana (Side Lunge) Yoga Pose
This version of Skandasana is a deep side lunge popularized by Shiva Rea. It's a hip opener that also builds core strength as you move in and out of it.

B.K.S. Iyengar and the Essentials of Iyengar Yoga
Iyengar Yoga has profoundly influenced the way yoga asana in taught today with its emphasis on alignment and by pioneering the use of props.

8 Yoga Poses for Breastfeeding Moms
Breastfeeding moms often have achy necks, shoulders, and backs from spending lots of time in a nursing position. Counter the hunch with these 8 yoga poses.

How to Cool Down with Sitali Pranayama
Sitali pranayama is a yoga breathing technique done with a rolled tongue that helps cool the body. It's like making your own air-conditioning!

8 Poses for Your Yoga Cool Down Routine
A cool down routine is an essential part of any yoga practice. At the end of a session, hip openers and twists help you relax and prepare for savasana.

Yoga Hip Openers for Home Practice
Hip openers refer to poses that stretch the muscles around the pelvis, thighs, glutes, and lower back. People who sit a lot need these to prevent pain.

How Yoga Can Help You Get in Shape
Yoga can help you get in shape by improving muscle tone, strength, and flexibility. Research also shows that people who do yoga become more mindful eaters.

How to Do Supta Baddha Konasana Reclined Goddess Pose
Supta baddha konasana is a restorative yoga pose that gently opens the hips. It can be done with various props for different effects, as shown here.

Reclined Goddess Pose With a Strap
Reclined Goddess Pose with a strap around the waist and legs.

Vasisthasana Side Plank Pose and Variations
Lots of different ways to change up your side plank, including more support for beginners and ways amp it up for the advanced yoga students.

Side Plank Pose and Variations - Vasisthasana
Lots of different ways to change up your side plank, including more support for beginners and ways amp it up for the advanced yoga students.

Side Plank Variations - Vasisthasana Variations
Variations on Side Plank - Vasisthasana for beginners and prenatal yoga.

Side Plank Yoga Variations - Vasisthasana Variations
Variations on Side Plank - Vasisthasana for beginners and prenatal yoga.

Side Plank Yoga Variations - Vasisthasana Variations
Variations on Side Plank - Vasisthasana for beginners and prenatal yoga.

Side Plank Yoga Variations - Vasisthasana Variations
Variations on Side Plank - Vasisthasana for beginners and prenatal yoga.

Full Side Plank - Full Vasisthasana
Advanced version of Side Plank - Vasisthasana

4 Yoga Poses to Prevent Back Pain By Improving Flexibility
This short series of yoga poses promotes basic spinal flexibility and strength. Do them regularly to help prevent back pain caused by poor mobility.

Downward Facing Dog - Adho Mukha Svanasana to Prevent Back Pain
Downward Facing Dog - Adho Mukha Svanasana can help prevent back pain.

Cat-Cow Stretch for Back Pain
Cat-Cow Stretch encourages movement of the spine to prevent back pain.

Cobra Pose - Bhujangasana for Back Pain
Cobra Pose - Bhujangasana is a gentle backbend than can improve the flexibility of the spine and prevent back pain.

Child's Pose - Balasana for Back Pain
Child's Pose - Balasana releases the spine and helps prevent back pain.

20 Ways to Stretch Your Hamstrings With Yoga
Tight hamstrings are the bane of athletes and desk workers alike. Incorporate hamstring stretches in your life through yoga to prevent back pain.

20 Ways to Stretch Your Hamstrings With Yoga
Tight hamstrings are the bane of athletes and desk workers alike. Incorporate hamstring stretches in your life through yoga to prevent back pain.

How to Do Fish Pose - Matsyasana
Fish yoga pose is often done as a counter pose to shoulderstand, but it has a lot of benefits of its own, especially for the throat and crown chakras.

How to Do Half Moon Yoga Pose (Ardha Chandrasana)
Half moon pose is a particularly challenging balance. Use our step-by-step instructions, which include modifications to make this pose accessible to beginners.

Top 10 Essential Yoga Poses for Beginners
You are guaranteed to see these ten poses in your first few yoga classes. Get ahead of the game by getting familiar with them now.

What Is Hatha Yoga?
In its most basic use, hatha means yoga. So what does it mean when you see a class described as hatha? A look at the history and modern use of the term

Top 10 Health Benefits of Yoga
Yoga not only feels great, it's great for your health. The physical benefits are well known, but the mental benefits are just as important.

Choose Cobra or Upward Facing Dog in Your Sun Salutation Vinyasa
You can do either cobra or upward facing dog as part of the sun salutation, depending on the your level. Here's how to make that choice.

Sun Salutation - Illustrated Step-by-Step Instructions
The Sun Salutation sequence is at the heart of any flow yoga practice. Our instructions and photos take you through it step by step.

How to Do the Uttanasana and Flat Back
As you move through the sun salutation, you next come into a forward bend, then a flat back (ardha uttanasana). Confused? Check out our photos of each pose. Page 2.

Lunge or Jump Back in a Sun Salutation
Lunge pose is part of a beginner's sun salutation sequence in yoga. More advanced students may elect to jump back instead. Here's how.

Step by Step Sun Salutation - Plank Pose
Plank pose helps cultivate arm strength and core strength when done as a part of the sun salutation series. Get alignment tips and see the full sequence here.

Chose Knees, Chest, and Chin or Chaturanga Dandasana in Your Sun Salutation
Pick Knees, Chest, and Chin or Chaturanga Dandasana for your vinyasa, depending on your arm strength and level of practice. Either is acceptable.

Downward Facing Dog in the Sun Salutation Sequence
Downward Facing Dog is a key part of the sun salutation and an important pose in any yoga asana practice. See where it fits in the sequence here.

Lunge or Jump Forward in a Sun Salutation
When doing a sun salutation, you can jump to the front of your mat or step through a lunge after doing downward facing dog.

How to Finish the Sun Salutation
Finish the sun salutation at the front of your mat by forward bending and then returning to the position in which your started: mountain pose - tadasana.

What Is Yin Yoga and How Is it Different From Restorative?
Yin yoga is becoming popular as a complement to more athletic styles of yoga. In yin, you spend a long time in each pose for a different kind of stretch. Here's a detailed explanation of the differences between yin and regular yoga.

5 Essential Yoga Poses for Lower Back Pain
Gently stretch tight muscles and strengthen weak ones to relieve lower back pain with these five yoga poses. Regular movement is the key to spinal health.

What Is Restorative Yoga and What to Expect in a Class
Restorative yoga is a relaxing style of yoga that is intended to be healing and nurturing for the body. Here's what to expect from this type of class.

How Old Is Yoga? The History of Modern Yoga Asana
You've probably heard that yoga is really old. Maybe as old as 5,000 years. But is this story about yoga's ancient roots based in truth? Let's take a look.

How to Do Yoga When You Have Arthritis
Studies show yoga is a good form of low-impact exercise for people with arthritis. Our advice gets you started on the path to better health and well-being.

Meet Your Yoga Block
A yoga block is a great help to beginners and more experienced yogis. Here's how to use one to enhance your practice.

How to Use a Block Under Your Hands in Balancing Poses
One of the most effective ways to use a yoga block is to place it under your hand in balancing poses.

How to Use a Block for Hamstring Stretches
How to use yoga blocks under your hands to increase the efficacy of hamstring stretches.

How to Use a Block to Raise the Floor
Use a block to raise the floor in any posture where you can't quite reach. Lizard pose is a great example.

Use aa Block for Support of the Spine or Seat
Block can be used as support for the seat or the spine for restorative yoga or for yoga beginners.

Use a Block as a Spacer
A yoga block can also be used as a spacer to foster good alignment in more advanced poses like wheel and forearm stand.


6 Classic Restorative Yoga Poses




6 Classic Restorative Yoga Poses for Home Practice
It's pretty easy (and so worth it) to do restorative yoga at home if you have the right props. Learn how to set up six classic poses to get started.

Try Supported Bridge Pose for Restorative Backbend
A supportive block under your sacrum in bridge turns this backbend into a restorative pose. It's appropriate for beginners and helps prevent back pain.

How to Do Arm Pressure Pose - Bhujapidasana
Bhujapidasana is a yoga arm balance that's part of the Ashtanga primary series, Here's how to get into it, step by step.

Ask Aunt Yoga - Is it Ever OK to Walk Out of a Yoga Class?
When (if ever) is it ok for you to leave a yoga class in progress? Our yoga etiquette expert weighs in.

Beginners' Yoga Pose Library
Use this quick list of beginners' yoga poses as a library to find standing, seated, balancing, and backbending poses that are appropriate for new yoga students. Each pose is linked to a full description and photo.

How to Do Cobra Pose - Bhujangasana
Cobra Pose - Bhujangasana is a backbend that is often included in a beginner's version of a sun salutation, but it's got a lot to offer on its own too.

The Key to Mastering Crow Pose - Bakasana
Crow is often the first arm balance that yoga students learn. It's a little tricky at first, but our detailed instructions will help you get there.

Downward Facing Dog - Adho Mukha Svanasana
Downward facing dog is a foundation pose for every kind of yoga. Learning this pose from the ground up is key to nailing down the correct alignment. We'll show you how.

How to Do Eight Angle Pose - Astavakrasana
Astavakrasana is an advanced arm balance that may look impossible at first. Once it's broken down step by step, it starts to make sense.

How to Do Locust Pose - Salabhasana
Locust Pose is a yoga backbend in the prone position (AKA lying on your stomach). Lots of variations and tips on offer to suit different levels of practice.

How to Sit Cross-Legged in Easy Pose - Sukhasana
Sukhasana is called easy pose, but that doesn't mean it's not difficult. You can make yourself more comfortable in this cross-legged position with props.

Advice on Stepping from Down Dog to Lunge
Stepping from downward facing dog to lunge in yoga sun salutation sequence.

Yoga Myths: You Have to be Flexible to Do Yoga
It's a myth that you have to be flexible to do yoga. Here's how that idea is perpetrated and why you should ignore it and get yourself to a yoga class.

Review - Be Present Agility Yoga Pants
If you're looking to break away from the same old yoga pants, you're going to want to check out be present.

Cool Yoga Tricks by Miriam Austin Shows How to Use Props
Cool Yoga Tricks isn't about showing off. Instead, it shows you how to use props effectively, so it's a great resource for students and teachers.

How to Do Supta Padangusthasana And Its Benefits
Reclined Big Toe Pose is a hamstring stretch you'll probably recognize. Here's how to safely get the most out of it, yoga-style.

Advice on Doing Yoga When You're Sick
Should you do yoga when you're sick? How about go to yoga class? Advice columnist Aunt Yoga sets you straight.

What is Christian Yoga
Can Christians do yoga? A style of practice geared especially towards Christians is becoming more and more popular, but what is it and how is it different?

How to Set an Intention in Yoga Class
Setting an intention is a way to add another layer to the physical practice of yoga. Teachers may offer an intention or invite you to set your own.

Why Yoga Is Done Barefoot
Ever wonder why yoga is usually done barefoot? Here's the answer.

How to Do Crescent Lunge Pose - Anjaneyasana
Crescent Lunge Pose (Anjaneyasana) is a deep stretch for the hip flexors and quadriceps. It can also be a little bit of a backbend if you want it to be.

How to Do Elephant's Trunk Pose - Eka Hasta Bhujasana
Eka hasta bhujasana is a powerful arm balance that really works your core and helps prepare you for more advanced poses. Learn how to do it step-by-step.

4 Tips I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Started Yoga
Tips for beginners on what to wear, what to bring, what to eat, and how to keep a light-hearted approach to your yoga practice.

Yoga Routine for Men - Cobbler's Pose
Gravity helps open the groin and hips in cobbler's pose. If that sounds uncomfortable, don't worry. There are props that can help.

Yoga Routine for Men - Plank
Plank is probably familiar to men who work out. It's a popular alternative to crunches for strengthening the abdominals.

Yoga Routine for Men - Cat and Cow
Cat - cow stretch helps to introduce spinal awareness and fluidity of movement in this yoga routine for men.

Yoga Routine for Men - Standing Forward Bend
Men often have tight hamstrings. A standing forward bend uses gravity to help stretch them.

Yoga Routine for Men - Corpse Pose
Relax in corpse pose -you've earned it. Final relaxation allows time for rest and clearing your mind.

Yoga Routine for Men - Crow
An arm balance for beginners? Men who have strong upper bodies and abs can often get into poses like crow early one. Plus, it's fun to try.

Yoga Routine for Men - Bridge Pose
Beginning backbends like bridge improve your flexibility and strengthen underutilized muscle groups.

Beginning Yoga Workout for Men
A yoga routine that men can do at home to increase flexibility in the hips, hamstrings, and shoulders and get comfortable doing yoga.

Yoga Routine for Men -Tree Pose

Yoga Routine for Men - Squat
Squatting (yoga or not) doesn't come naturally to a lot of men, which is why it's a good pose to start working on. Props can help you get comfortable.

Yoga Routine for Men - Downward Facing Dog
Downward facing dog is a part of almost any yoga class, so it's a good one for men to get comfortable with before taking their first class.

Yoga Routine for Men - Lunge Plus a Twist
A runner's lunge is probably a familiar position. Yoga gives it a twist to stretch shoulders and abdominals. Part or your yoga routine for men.

7 Yoga Poses That Help Stop Headaches Before They Start
Yoga poses that stretch the neck, shoulders, and back have been shown to help prevent headaches. Try doing these 7 poses regularly for best results.

Yoga Festivals 2014
A look at the major yoga festivals scheduled for 2014, including Wanderlust, Yoga Nation, and Bhakti Fest.

9 Yoga Poses That Build Strength for Beginners
To do yoga's more advanced postures, you need to build a solid foundation of strength. This is a challenging sequence designed to get you there.

Downdog on the Go in These 7 Airports With Yoga Rooms
Several U.S. Airports have recently added yoga rooms to their amenities for travelers. Check our list to see if you'll be able to down dog in transit.

Improve Your Flexibility With These Yoga Poses
10 poses to improve your flexibility by targeting the areas of the body where people typically are the tightest: hamstrings, hips, and shoulders.

Improve Your Flexibility With These Yoga Poses
10 poses to improve your flexibility by targeting the areas of the body where people typically are the tightest: hamstrings, hips, and shoulders.

Supine Spinal Twist - Supta Matsyendrasana for Back Pain
Supine Spinal Twist - Supta Matsyendrasana is a twist that can help prevent back pain.

How to Do Cat-Cow Yoga Stretch
The Cat-Cow stretch is a simple and effective way to get your spine moving and prevent back pain. We take you through it step by step.

Do These 10 Yoga Poses Every Day to Feel Great
Doing a little yoga each day makes a big difference. Spend 10-15 minutes daily on these ten poses to stretch your spine, hamstrings and hips.

Cat-Cow in a Chair
If you can't get on to all-fours or you just want a stretch you can easily do during the workday, check out how to do cat-cow in a chair.

Standing Forward Bend - Uttanasana for Back Pain
Standing Forward Bend - Uttanasana is a hamstring stretch than can help relieve back pain.

5 Seated Yoga Hip Openers
A series of 5 hip stretches to do when you are warmed up from standing poses. Cool down and transition to final relaxation with these seated poses.

10 Chair Yoga Poses for Home Practice
These ten chair yoga poses are adaptations of traditional poses to make yoga more accessible for people who cannot stand for long periods.