The Best Yoga Poses for Beginners

The Best Yoga Poses for Beginners

You’ve heard all about the amazing benefits of yoga, and are finally ready to experience it for yourself. With this popular discipline balancing mind, body, and, soul it is no wonder that the interest in yoga has skyrocketed in the past few years. Once you…

The Yogi’s Choice – the Best Yoga DVD

The Yogi’s Choice – the Best Yoga DVD

Shiva Rea – Daily Energy – Vinyasa flow yoga  may have come out in 2009, but reviews and recommendations are showing that this could be the DVD of choice for a good, all round yoga workout that is suitable for all levels of yoga, with…

Bringing Zen from the Yoga Studio to the Fashion Studio

Bringing Zen from the Yoga Studio to the Fashion Studio

An Interview with Yogi – and Couture Designer, Coltrane Lord. Yoga Simple is all about sharing ideas about how to better live your practice outside the yoga studio. So when we hear of fellow yogis bringing their practice into their business as a way to…

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Spirit of the Dance – Empowerment with Vinyasa Yoga

Spirit of the Dance – Empowerment with Vinyasa Yoga

Yoga is known as an ancient way to gain enlightenment, and some may think that yoga is reserved for the new-age hippies or the Buddhists among us. Yet we know now that Yoga has fully translated into our modern world and is becoming widely acknowledged…

Spring Clean Compliments Part 2 – Adaptogenic Herbs

Spring Clean Compliments Part 2 – Adaptogenic Herbs

Now that we are well over halfway through Spring and on our way to Summer Vacation, let’s aim to boost our immune systems to their highest potential. June, July, and August should be spent on the beach or hiking through the mountains, so there’s no time to…

Find the Best Maternity Yoga Pants

Find the Best Maternity Yoga Pants

Yoga pants are fast becoming an essential piece in women’s casual clothing wardrobes. For some pregnant women, yoga pants are indispensable maternity wear. With a stretchy waistband that can expand with a growing stomach or be folded down under a baby bump, most yoga pants…

What to Wear with Yoga Pants

What to Wear with Yoga Pants

Yoga pants are no longer only worn in yoga studios and gym classes. Recently yoga pants have become the go-to option for casual women’s wear. Comfortable, slimming, and more stylish than other lounging options, yoga pants are now being worn by advanced yogis as well…

Hip Opening Yoga Poses

Hip Opening Yoga Poses

Yoga poses are created to target a variety of intentions. Your hips can become tight and stiff due to lower leg exercises, sitting at desks and generally, from overuse as well as underuse. For those with naturally tight hips, or for those who have developed…

Is Hot Yoga Good for You?

Is Hot Yoga Good for You?

In many places across the United States it can seem like hot yoga studios are taking control of the exercise market. Nearly all major cities have at least one hot yoga studio and many traditional hatha yoga studios are quickly converting at least one room…

Five Ways towards Becoming a Yoga Instructor

Five Ways towards Becoming a Yoga Instructor

There are as many choices in yoga instructor training programs as there are yoga poses. There are weekend programs, destination workshops, continuing education and specialty courses.  The most important consideration before committing time and money in a yoga instructor certification program is to think about…

Rejuvination: From Rebounding to the Five Rites

Rejuvination: From Rebounding to the Five Rites

Looking to spice up your Sun Salutations? AH HA! I’ve found the perfect solution that is conceptually similar to Surya Namaskara A, the first sun salutation performed in 9 movements at the beginning of every Ashtanga Yoga practice. Like Surya Namaskara A, this alternative incorporates…

Five Beginning Couples Yoga Poses

Five Beginning Couples Yoga Poses

Practicing yoga with a partner can be a fun, rewarding and bonding experience. Yoga translates to literally mean “union.” There is no better way to unite than sharing a yoga practice with a romantic partner, a best friend or  child.  Partner yoga poses help connect…

Eight Great Yoga Ball Exercises for Core Strength

Eight Great Yoga Ball Exercises for Core Strength

Regular exercise has a wide range of health benefits. If you like to do your workouts at home, you may feel tempted to purchase expensive equipment to aid your routine. Why not consider a yoga ball? Yoga balls are ideal for a range of exercises…

Finding the Right Yoga Shorts

Finding the Right Yoga Shorts

In  the 104-degree heat of a hot yoga class, the last thing you want is to be sweating in is long non-breathing yoga pants or capris, which serve the same function as a wetsuit – only in this case raising your body temperature another few…

Spring Cleaning Compliments Part 1 – Rebounding

Spring Cleaning Compliments Part 1 – Rebounding

I ́ll be the first to admit, I ́m a complete novice when it comes to technology. I literally just graduated from using a vintage Nokia flip phone to a hand-­me­-down iPhone. So reflecting upon this past week and realizing that a handful of bright…

7 Amazing Yoga Poses for Runners

7 Amazing Yoga Poses for Runners

Yoga has become one of the most popular activities in the United States with over 20 million practitioners. This is not surprising considering the many benefits yoga provides including, stress-relief, weight-loss, pain prevention, and muscle strengthening. Even though yoga may seem to be on the…

Yoga for Men – Interview with Kevin Mattison

Yoga for Men – Interview with Kevin Mattison

Most men have found that it’s easy to unleash built-up energy with high-impact sports. But many men are now starting to find that their girlfriends, wives — or even just friends who are women — are standing upright, strong and happy at the end of…

Contemplating Meditation? Consider a Retreat

Contemplating Meditation? Consider a Retreat

One Woman’s Journey to Discovering Meditation Despite practicing yoga for more than 15 years, I had never really thought much about the meditative component of my practice.  While my mind was much calmer in the yoga room, truth be told, I sometimes wonder how present…

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