Meditation 101: 6 Ways to Get Started

In the classical yoga tradition, hatha yoga is practiced as preparation for seated meditation. So over time, you might naturally find yourself drawn inward toward more contemplative practices. To give meditation a try, sit comfortably, set a timer for 10 minutes, and explore one of the following strategies. And consider yourself forewarned: Meditation is a delightfully simple […]

Benefits of Shavasana, the yoga meditation for relaxation

What is that resting pose at the end of yoga called? Many people who are new to yoga mistakenly assume that the final meditation pose called Shavasana or savasana — lying on your back, eyes closed, breathing deeply — is easy. It’s just like taking a nap, right? Not exactly. More experienced yoga students know […]

Here’s How Much Yoga It Takes to Truly See Results

Scrolling through Instagram, it seems like everyone you know is nailing single-arm balances and handstands (in front of a mountain or on a picturesque beach, no less). But for those of us who aren’t hardcore about the practice, simply holding downward dog can be challenging. The good news: You don’t have to be the most flexible person in the room […]

Reasons Why Yoga Is Good for Your Health

Yoga, a mind and body discipline that combines breathing exercises, simple meditation and physical postures, dates back over 5,000 years and counts nearly 10% of the country as adherents, according to the 2015 National Health Interview Survey. Start practicing your downward dog, and you can reap the potential health rewards too. It clears your airways. Practicing yoga helps […]

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Start Doing Yoga

all have a vague idea that yoga is good for your body and mind. You get out of class feeling all loosey-goosey and centered. But not many of us understand exactly how yoga benefits us physiologically and mentally—and it’s hard to know how many sun salutations we have to do in order for those benefits to manifest. If you’re […]