Fitness Archive

Gym Yoga vs. Studio Yoga: What’s the Difference?

So, you’ve decided to give it a try: you’re finally going to sign up for a yoga class. Maybe you’ve heard all about the amazing wellness benefits or you’d like to give your mental health a boost with this meditation part of yoga. Maybe you’re just stressed AF and need an hour’s escape every once […]
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Why You Shouldn’t Skip Out on Savasana

Be honest: have you ever skipped out on the savasana part of your yoga class? We totally understand if you have – it’s hard enough to make time in the day to get your yoga class in the first place and, hey, you’ve gotten your workout. Why lay down in the dark for five to […]
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Yoga for Tight Hamstrings

What’s one of the most popular excuses you’ve heard (or given) for not trying yoga? There are quite a few, but the one we’re going to focus on today is “Oh, I can’t do yoga! I can’t even touch my toes!” Now, as anyone who’s gone on to attempt yoga after saying this can attest, […]
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Low-Impact Exercises for Those with Knee Injuries

  Chances are, you know someone with one (or two) chronic achy knees. Whether from a previous injury or from high-impact exercises like running, knee injuries “are catching up and maybe even exceeding lower back problems,” according to the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Knee-strengthening exercises are one of the best ways […]
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Yin Yoga Poses to Aid in Digestion

The digestive system isn’t exactly the sexiest of bodily systems, but when it comes to feeling well and your long-term health, it’s incredibly important. The human body is designed to take in food, draw out the worthwhile nutrients, and get rid of everything else, including toxins and bad bacteria. Without your digestive system, it couldn’t […]
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Yoga for Weight Loss

Yoga in the Western world has flourished as a part of the fitness industry. While aspects of a yoga-for-fitness-only ideology can contradict yoga’s spiritual origins, it makes sense that classes have become commonplace in our gyms and workout routines. Regular yoga practice as an aerobic exercise has been shown to lower cardiovascular and respiratory risk […]
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How to Find the Best Yoga Studio for You

Finding the right yoga studio for you can be difficult. Yoga has become a multi-billion dollar industry in the US, and that means new yoga studios and certified teachers are popping up everywhere. With so many options, how do you find a yoga studio you’ll love without getting bogged down with choice overload? Here are […]
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Top 5 Yoga Poses for Stress Relief

One of the most appealing benefits of yoga is how it seems to melt away your stress. When you take the time to focus on the breath as it relates to the body’s movement, like you do practicing yoga, you’re creating a moving meditation, which gives your mind a break from everyday stresses. Then, when […]
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