May 2013

Coconut Soba Noodles

Recipes by Jenne Claiborne

Dreaming of an exotic vacation? How about a trip to Thailand? Vegan chef Jenné Claiborneshares a Coconut Soba Noodle recipe that just might be the next best thing to experiencing Thailand firsthand. Want easy and practical tips for eating healthier everyday? Don’t miss Jenné’s free chat on June 4 at 6pm ET on how to make healthy eating a no-brainer. 

5 yoga poses for low back pain

General by Jessica Bellofatto

Lower back pain is a common complaint among so many people that come to my yoga studio, KamaDeva Yoga, in East Hampton. Often it is the beginner students seeking relief from their pain and hoping that yoga can help (it can). A simple yoga practice can not only alleviate lower back pain when it is taking place, but can also be used as a preventative measure as well. 

Try the following sequence on a daily basis, even on days when you don't experience low back pain. 

Bryant Park yoga returns June 4

Local Events - NYC

It wouldn’t be summer in the city without yoga in the park, so we’re happy to announce that Bryant Park Yoga returns June 4 (that's this Tuesday). Presented by Athleta and produced by alignyo, the free yoga classes are led by YogaWorks instructors and take place every Tuesday at 10AM and Thursday at 6PM. Get ready for sunshine, fresh air and fun yoga all summer long.

Gabby Bernstein: Miracles in LA

Local Events - LA

On Saturday, June 1st at Golden Bridge Yoga from 2-4pm, New York Times bestselling author, Gabrielle Bernstein is in Los Angeles for her workshop, Miracles in LA. “Through guided meditation, Kundalini yoga, and practical tools and exercises, Gabrielle will guide you to break down the barriers you’ve built against a life of flow and miracles.” Get details and purchase tix here – buy two get one FREE.

 

Russell Brand opens up about his journey with yoga

What’s Hot

From Demi Moore to Vanessa Hudgens, celebs doing yoga isn't something new. But we at alignyo have been especially moved by Russell Brand's journey with yoga. Brand has used yoga to overcome addiction, channeling his devotion to yoga instead of destructive behavior. He explains how yoga now fills the emptiness he once tried to use drugs to fill. 

Heather Graham shows off her yoga-sculpted body

Local Events - LA

Heather Graham shows off her yoga-toned body at the premiere of "The Hangover Part III" in Westwood, Calif., on May 20, which co-stars Bradley Cooper and opens in U.S. theaters May 23.

Mandy Ingber tries to do yoga on Chelsea Lately

What’s Hot

Chelsea Handler and Jennifer Aniston are homegirls, so it’s no surprise that Chelsea does yoga with Jen’s yoga teacher, Mandy Ingber. Mandy, who’s been hitting the promo trail for her new book Yogalosophy, stopped by Chelsea Lately to put Chelsea and her hilarious crew through one of her signature workouts.

Yoga at Westfield Topanga Mall

Local Events - LA

We were at the Westfield mall in Topanga the other day, and saw yoga, yoga everywhere. They now offer complimentary Yoga at Topanga classes on Thursdays at 8:30am, sponsored by Lorna Jane. Visit Lorna Jane in the Nordstrom corridor to register in advance to stretch it out before you give our economy a boost. Also, I saw a mannequin in the window of the athletic apparel store SA Elite doing Lord of the Dance Pose (Natarajasana). How super cool is that?!

How to create a calming space in your home

Yoga Lifestyle by Charlynn Avery

Our homes should be the places we retreat from the rest of the world. They provide us with shelter and sanctuary and can be our recovery space when we need it. Why create a space for calm?  Because we all need a respite from time to time – choosing to relax and focus is a powerful way to reclaim some balance in your day.

Benefits of rose water for your skin

Yoga Lifestyle

Want soft, glowing and hydrated skin? Try all-natural rosewater. A writer from Blisstree decided to try it when she switched over to natural beauty products and now she can’t get enough. Read on for the benefits of rose water for your skin.

6 reasons to up your probiotic intake now

General

By now, we all know that taking probiotics helps to fight bloat, ease digestion and improve stress-related stomach issues, right? Well, Dr. Natasha Turner of The Hormone Diet shares six reasons why you want to increase your probiotic intake with Blisstree.

Yoga and art lovers - Bent on Learning's Spring Fling benefit

General

Hey NYC yogis! Want to support yoga and help local kids get healthier at the same time? Attend Bent On Learning's Spring Fling Benefit hosted by author and fellow yogi Latham Thomas. The event will take place on May 29 at Indochine at 6:30 PM. 

Vegan mango lassi

Recipes

Looking for a cool, healthy treat to enjoy this weekend? Make this vegan mango lassi from Talya Lutzker’s cookbook, The Ayurvedic Vegan Kitchen. The book features a variety of healing meat-free and dairy-free recipe to help you balance your dosha. 

Coconut milk replaces creamy yogurt, and low-glycemic coconut sugar lends a nutritious source of sweetness to this traditional, tremendously healing Indian beverage.

Vegan Mango Lassi

Ingredients

4 fun and healthy ways to hang out after yoga

Yoga Lifestyle

After frequenting the same yoga studio for awhile, you start to get to know the usual crowd and even make friends with the other yogis. Since there isn't talking during yoga class, after class gets out you're probably itching to socialize with your like-minded pals. But gobbling down caffeine and sugar at a nearby cafe or hitting happy hour may seem less than appealing after class. The last thing you want to do is "undo" all the good you just did for your body in order to hang out with friends. 

NYC Memorial Day weekend yoga guide

Local Events - NYC

Looking to get your zen on over Memorial Day weekend? Make sure you check class schedules and call studios ahead of time, because your favorite long-standing Saturday morning teacher might have headed to the beach. If you ARE in the city, and want some seriously great yoga, a few masters are staying in town to make sure we’re well taken care of. Check out our picks for the best Memorial weekend yoga classes.

Friday, May 24

The facts about flax

Yoga Lifestyle

It seems as if chia seeds came along and completely stole the spotlight from flax, but don't abandon this tiny superfood for the next big thing in healthy eating. Find out more about the healthy benefits of flaxseed below.

You've heard of flaxseed and how great it is. But why exactly is it so good for you?  

7 savory oatmeal recipes

Recipes

When we need a break from our beloved green smoothies, we whip up a batch of oatmeal for breakfast. Here, Blisstree shares seven savory oatmeal recipes for those who want to enjoy the healthy benefits of oats anytime of the day.

New studio: Equinox Encino

Local Events - LA

If you’re looking for a new gym to join in the valley, Equinox Encino recently opened on Ventura Boulevard. As expected, it offers variety of yoga and Pilates classes on its schedule with top notch teachers. There is a yoga studio snuggled in a corner, away from the hustle and bustle of the gym, which allow for a deep, meditative practice – not what you’d expect from a gym.

Equinox
16830 Ventura Blvd., Encino CA
(818) 922-0799
Equinox.com

5 things to know before signing up for yoga teacher training

Teacher Training

alignyo contributor Blair Atkins recently completed her yoga teacher certification through CorePower yoga. Here, she shares five things to consider before becoming a yoga teacher.

Teaching yoga can be a rewarding and inspiring profession, but like most occupations, it isn't without its difficulties. If you truly intend to teach yoga as your profession, it is important to consider these 5 things before diving in.  

Vanessa Hudgens caught doing yoga in Los Angeles

What’s Hot

Vanessa Hudgens was recently spotted leaving a yoga class in Los Angeles – it looks like she was taking a class at Yoga Shelter in Studio City. We wonder if it was Yoga Rocks class with Eric Paskel. As you can see, the 24-year-old Spring Breakers actress uses her mat to unsuccessfully hide her face. The yoga spell seems to have been broken by the paparazzi.

22 cheap and healthy soup and salad recipes

Recipes by Greatist.com

We love a good soup and salad for lunch or a simple dinner. This list of 22 cheap and healthy soup and salad recipes from Greatist has some mouthwatering delicious and easy dishes we can’t wait to try.

Get the full list of 22 cheap and healthy soup and salad recipes here.

The NY Post tries hot yoga

Local Events - NYC

The NY Post is finally catching up to what we’ve known for quite sometime – hot yoga is hot in New York.

The Post visits four of the “hottest” studios in New York (Yoga to the People, Pure East, Bikram Yoga Herald Square and new kid to the city Moksha Yoga) to see what the hype is all about.

Silence in the yoga studio - is it a lost policy?

Yoga Lifestyle

We at alignyo visit our fair share of studios from coast to coast, and we've noticed that talking in the yoga studio before class has become more and more commonplace. Does your studio still follow a "silent in the studio" policy, or has unrolling your mat and waiting for your teacher to enter the studio for class become the new social hour? 

Demi Moore: The next Los Angeles yoga teacher?

What’s Hot

Demi Moore has been all over the Los Angeles yoga news as of late, due to her foray into the yoga scene here. In fact, the word on the street is that she recently attended a three-day class to get certified as a Kundalini Yoga teacher in Los Angeles.

How creating a mission statement can elevate your yoga practice

Yoga Lifestyle

A mission statement captures the goals and beliefs of the party whom it represents in a few concise sentences. Many people believe that mission statements are reserved solely for companies or organizations, but a personal mission statement can be a powerful compass to guide you towards achieving what you want from your practice, your yoga teaching career, or your life off of the mat. 

5 tips on how to bike to work

Yoga Lifestyle

Forget the bus, subway or even your car. Now that spring is here, biking to work is an easy and affordable way to stay healthy. Not only will you squeeze in an extra workout a day, you’ll also save money on gas or transit fare and burn calories. Check out these 5 tips for how to bike commute to work from Blisstree.

More brands plan to offer plus-size yoga apparel

Yoga Lifestyle

Last year, we spent $10.3 billion on yoga classes, clothing and other yoga-related items. That’s a lot of money and surely all of that did not come from super flexible size 0 yoginis. There is a large percentage of overweight people who are turning to yoga to help them get healthy and finally, retailers are stepping up to the plate to offer yoga clothing for them.

4 yogis to follow on Instagram

Yoga Lifestyle

Thanks to Instagram, you can now witness the sunset on your parents' island vacation from your office in the city or get up close and personal to your friend's vegan birthday cake even though you live half way across the country. But browsing Instagram is also an easy way to get inspired for your yoga practice! Tons of yogis are using Instagram as a platform to display everything from breath-taking inversions to cool yoga pants. 

Want to get Insta-ntly motivated to try out a brand new posture? Follow these yogis on Instagram:

Studio spotlight: Upper West Side Yoga and Wellness

Local Events - NYC

It’s always such a joy to find a true neighborhood studio. Street level, bright and clean; where the owner greets you, laughs with fellow students and then enters the studio to teach your class with such enthusiasm and knowledge, that you feel like you’re part of a very tight sangha. Upper West Side Yoga and Wellness, a new(ish) studio is just that inviting of a place.

Art & Soul Yoga opens in Downtown LA

Local Events - LA

Art & Soul Yoga has recently sprung up at Art Share L.A., a nonprofit community arts center in Downtown LA. This new yoga studio offers four flow classes a week held on Thursday through Sunday with a recommended donation of just $5 per person. Laura Maly, Art Share board member, said: “I want to bring in anyone who wants to practice in a fun, creative atmosphere; anybody who wants to be a part of a yoga community and doesn’t have the means to do it.” 

Art & Soul Yoga

801 E. 4th Place

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Yoga with cats is a yoga trend we can get behind

What’s Hot

Like most people, we can’t resist cute internet cats and dogs, so we’re completely on board for internet trends like Caturday and now this, yoga with cats.

MSN says it's “paws down the cutest way to exercise” and we couldn't agree more. Well, maybe the second cutest way to exercise--we still love a good doga session. Watch the video below.

Chrissy Carter: 5 tips to update your home for spring and summer

Yoga Lifestyle by Chrissy Carter

New York yoga teacher Chrissy Carter has spring fever and she’s sharing simple ways you can make your home feel just as bright, airy and cheery as sunny day.

It's finally feeling like spring! I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that the beautiful weather makes my spirits just a little bit brighter. But while I'm prancing around outside in the gorgeous spring sunshine, my home is still in dreary hibernation. Heavy fabrics, dark colors, that musty "can't put my finger on it" odor, and not a sign of nature in sight . . . it's time to bring spring indoors! 

lululemon launches aquatic yoga at Los Angeles hotel

Local Events - LA

The Hotel Wilshire in Los Angeles gives us a new reason to do a staycation in our city this summer. Instead of offering hot yoga (the yoga du jour), this boutique hotel is teaming up with lululemon to offer coolaqua yoga classes in its rooftop pool starting this month.

3 tips for becoming a morning yoga person

Yoga Lifestyle

Next time your alarm goes off for an early class, consider this before pressing snooze: practicing yoga in the morning can benefit weight loss. Yoga revs your metabolism so that you burn more calories throughout the day. Deep breathing can also have coffee-like effects and could be just what you need to find the energy to get going. Studies also show that more than 75% of people who consistently exercise do so in the morning. 

Yoga resources for cancer survivors and patients

General

The entire alignyo team was really moved by Angelina Jolie’s Op-Ed piece in the New York Times on her decision to have a double mastectomy as a preventative measure for breast cancer. 

6 surprisingly healthy benefits of cherries

General

We love cherries, especially in green smoothies (and okay, in ice cream, too), but had no idea they were this healthy for us. Check out these 6 healthy benefits of cherries from Blisstree

Britney Spears gets in shape by doing yoga in Los Angeles

What’s Hot

Pop princess, Britney Spears, is doing yoga to help get her back into shape for a planned Las Vegas residency starting this fall. The 31-year-old singer rocks a bikini for the June issue of Shape magazine (on newsstands May 20) where she displays her favorite yoga postures. The mother-of-two confesses that her body is not what it once was, so decided to take up yoga: "I'm doing 90 minutes of yoga twice a week in addition to a lot of cardio – hour-long  sessions three times a week with my trainer ..." Spears told Shape magazine.

Freshen up after yoga with a homemade essential oil spray

Yoga Lifestyle by Charlynn Avery

Feeling a little self-conscious about how you smell after that sweaty yoga class? Aromatherapist Charlynn Avery explains how to make an all-natural essential oil body spray you can use to freshen up after yoga.

A homemade mist is an easy way to get the most out of your essential oils. You can use the same mist to clean your mat and freshen your body. And if you are in a rush and can’t shower before or after class, a simple mist is the perfect solution.

Fight cancer with the power of yoga

Local Events - LA

Hey LA yogis, go on a weekend getaway for a good cause. Check out details about the Yoga for Hope event in San Diego.

Yogis from all over San Diego are coming together for the 3rd annual Yoga for Hope event taking place on May 18, 2013 at Petco Park to benefit City of Hope.

4 yoga tips for people who are overweight from Colleen Saidman

General by Colleen Saidman Yee

If you’re overweight or obese, yoga can be a great way to get in touch with your body and help you lose weight. Colleen Saidman, star of Gaiam’s new Yoga for Weight Loss DVD shares easy tips and suggestions for overweight people who want to start practicing yoga.

Free yoga classes from My Yoga Online

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From May 12-31, My Yoga Online is unlocking its entire library of yoga classes for free.

My Yoga Online founder Jason Jacobsen released this statement about the Mother’s Day gift to yogis all over the world. “My Yoga Online is throwing open the doors to our site for 20 days this May to help people everywhere re-balance and de-stress with our 1,000 online yoga, Pilates and wellness classes from more than 100 of the world's best instructors.” 

Bikram Choudhury accused of rape

What’s Hot

Months after student Sarah Baughn filed a suit against Bikram Choudhury for sexual harassment, two female former students are accusing the Bikram yoga founder of rape in separate lawsuits.

Courthouse News Service has details of both cases.

5 yoga poses for tight hips

General by Jessica Bellofatto

If you enjoy running or biking, be sure to incorporate these five yoga poses for tight hips from Jessica Bellofatto into your yoga practice to keep your body flexible and injury-free.

NYC Mother's Day Yoga Ideas

Local Events - NYC

Skip the brunch and forget the flowers - invite your Mom to a yoga class or workshop, and give her an experience she will truly remember. Check out Mary Aranas's Restorative Love workshop and treat Mom to relaxing yoga, chakra realignment and aromatherapy. If you're in the West Village, bring Mom to class at Integral Yoga for free... a cost-effective way to say 'thinking of you'.

25 days for $25 at Yoga West

Local Events - LA

Yoga West is offering an exclusive deal for alignyo readers: New students get their first class free (first time fee is typically $11) and get 25 days of unlimited yoga for $25 (Monthly Unlimited is usually $170). To take advantage of the deal, mention “alignyo” to the front desk person or put “alignyo” in the referral field of the new student paperwork. Deal expires June 10, 2013. 

Mango Carrot Muffins

Recipes by Jenne Claiborne

Looking for an affordable way to show mom you care this Mother’s Day? We suggest bonding at a yoga class OR checking out MyYogaOnline who from May 12-31, unlocks 1000 video yoga classes that will be available to stream ... then whip up a batch of these Mango Carrot Muffins from Jenné Claiborne of Sweet Potato Soul. Mom is sure to love these sweet (but not too sweet) muffins, which can easily be made vegan. 

Mango Carrot Muffins 

Ingredients

Recovery 2.0: The 12 steps and the path of yoga by Tommy Rosen

Yoga Lifestyle

Los Angeles yoga teacher Tommy Rosen opens up about his addiction recovery and the role yoga played on his journey. He recently hosted an amazing conference series, Recovery 2.0, with some of the leaders in conscious thought and healing. Find out more about it here. 

Why fermented foods are healthy for you

Yoga Lifestyle

If you like eating healthy, you’ve probably heard that fermented foods like kimchi, sauerkraut and kefir are great for you, but why? This article from Blisstree explains why fermented foods so healthy and shares tips on how to incorporate more fermented foods into your diet.

alignyo's Mother of a yoga giveaway

General

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so if you haven’t found the perfect gift for that special mom in your life, stop what you’re doing and enter alignyo’s Mother of all Giveaways now. One lucky mom will win a $450 healthy prize pack featuring items from Hyde Yoga, Sequence and Juil Footwear to help her stay stylish and inspired to hit the mat.

Free Yogalosophy class and book signing with Jennifer Aniston's yoga teacher

Local Events - LA

Last week at Soho House in West Hollywood, Jennifer Aniston co-hosted a party for her yoga teacher and friend Mandy Ingber for her new book Yogalosophy: 28 Days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover. Mandy has trained other yoga-loving celebs, such as Kate Beckinsale, who showed off her sculpted bod at the book launch as well.

Why some people can eat a lot and stay skinny

General by Greatist.com

Why is it that some people seem to eat what they want, never exercise and never gain weight? According to this article from Greatist, a new study says it’s all about the skinny gene.

Almost everyone has a friend with a hollow leg. You know, that guy or girl who eats tons, never exercises, and somehow (infuriatingly) stays thinner than a clean eater, a vegan, or a paleo fiend? A new study on mice says it’s all about the (skinny) genes.

What’s the deal?

3 ways to get a good night's sleep

Yoga Lifestyle

May is Better Sleep Month, so we’ve rounded up three easy ways yoga can help you get more sleep. Getting enough sleep is a huge part of staying healthy. Research shows that not getting enough sleep can cause hormone fluctuations and mood swings and has been linked to obesity and high blood pressure. So, what can you do to help ensure you get a full eight hours of sleep? Yoga to the rescue!

City Yoga Studio City & City Yoga LA to YogaWorks

Local Events - LA

There are always fast moving stories in the yoga world especially in LA.  

On Facebook, owner of City Yoga, Anthony Benenati confirmed that the rumors were true... he and his wife Rebecca, have sold their City Yoga Studio City & City Yoga LA to YogaWorks.

In a sudden move that leaves the LA yoga community a little confused... Anthony announced that he and Rebecca will continue to teach at both studios. A relief to many of City Yoga's students.

The Studio City location will be closed down for one-week for rennovations.

31 healthy snack recipes for fruit lovers

Recipes by Greatist.com

A ripe piece of fruit can feel so refreshing after an intense yoga class, so we were practically drooling over this list of 31 healthy snacks for fruit lovers from Greatist. Check out a few of our favorites below.

11 classes for $11 at Black Dog Yoga

Local Events - LA

It is Black Dog Yoga’s 11th anniversary this month, and their gift to their students is: 11 classes for only $11 – on sale now until May 11th. Fine print: Classes activate on date of purchase, and expire 22 days after purchase. We already bought ours, of course, since some of our favorite teachers such as Jenny Brill are on this Sherman Oaks yoga studio’s schedule. 

3 mudras to incorporate into your yoga practice

Yoga Lifestyle by Blair Atkins

Mudras are hand gestures that help us to cultivate a specific state of mind. They can be a powerful tool when used to find deeper meaning in your practice. While there are dozens of mudras, there are a few that you are more likely to come across in today's yoga classes. Here are three popular mudras and how they can benefit your yoga practice.

Yoga. Mama. Love.

Hot off the mat

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we thought it was only fitting to kick off the week celebrating moms. From Demi Moore reconnecting with her daughter at a yoga class in LA to our picks for Mother’s Day gifts yoga moms will love, check out this week’s hottest yoga news below.

Feel the yoga mama love:

Rumor has it Demi Moore and her daughter reunite in Los Angeles yoga class

What’s Hot

After months of estrangement, Demi Moore and her daughter Rumer Willis reunited on a yoga mat at Golden Bridge Yoga in Los Angeles at the end of last month. Apparently, her relationships with her daughters have been strained since her split from Ashton Kutcher in November 2011 and subsequent rehab stint in February 2012.

12 motivating mantras for May

What’s Hot

What are your goals for summer? Whether you’re saving up for a road trip with your best friend, determined to do more yoga, trying to eat healthier or look better in your bathing suit, a little inspiration can go a long way to keep you motivated. Check out these 12 joyful mantras for May from Blisstree to help you stay inspired.

How to choose the best essential oils for your home

General by Charlynn Avery

Essential oils are an obvious choice for scenting the natural home. They have a positive influence on our mood and can help set the tone you want for a living space.

Choosing the right essential oil to scent your home can be a bit challenging when there are many wonderful options to choose from. Where should you begin? First, start with the aromas you enjoy the most. Here are some ideas:

Brightening citrus oils

Sweet orange, bergamot, and lime – are uplifting when we smell them. These invigorating aromas are an especially good way to start the day off. 

Watch this funny yoga commercial from Kimpton Hotels

What’s Hot

First it was goldfish and now Kimpton Hotels are enticing guests to stay with them by offering a yoga mat in every room. 

“We know your individual routine keeps you grounded. So, among other perks, we provide a yoga mat and free on-demand fitness TV programs in every room to help you maintain your in-room peace.”

What a great idea, right? Just be sure to bring the mat cleaner.

3 great yoga styles for relaxation and stress relief

General

We believe any yoga is better than no yoga at all, but if you’re stressed out, have tight muscles or are just looking for a way to relax, that sweaty power hour vinyasa class with pumping music probably isn’t going to help. It might be time to step away from intense yoga classes and try one of these therapeutic yoga styles to calm your mind, relieve stress and allow your body time to recover.

Try one of these styles of yoga for stress relief and relaxation:

Experience a private yoga session with Corey Loftus for a fraction of the price

Local Events - NYC

Think you don't have the time or the budget for a private yoga session? Think again. Corey Loftus is offering alignyo New York readers an amazing deal: first-time clients get a one-hour private yoga session for just $40 (regularly $85). Simply email Corey here with 'Alignyo Private Deal" in the subject line. 

Asparagus & Carrot Ribbon Salad

General by Jenne Claiborne

This Asparagus & Carrot Salad from vegan chef Jenné Claiborne might just become your go-to salad for the spring and summer.

50% off at Core Club LA for alignyo readers

Local Events - LA

Core Club LA has created an exclusive deal for alignyo readers – one month unlimited classes for $70 (50% off of their regular price). Click on this link and create a gift card for yourself that you can print once the transaction is complete. Enter "alignyo" as the promotion code at checkout, and watch the price magically drop in half. Discount expires on June 3, 2013, and is available for new students only.

Is it healthier to cook at home?

General

Michael Pollan, the man we like to think of as the voice of conscious eating, is back in the headlines and this time he’s asking us all to get back into the kitchen and cook. He claims it will ensure that we eat healthier, real food. Blisstree’s writer disagrees. Read on for both sides of the argument.

Don't miss the grand opening of Sattva Yoga Los Angeles

Local Events - LA

Sattva Yoga LA is hosting a few community events this weekend in celebration of its Grand Opening. On Saturday, May 4th from 1-4pm, yoga teacher and addiction recovery expert, Tommy Rosen, will lead a workshop called Recovery 2.0: Getting High Through Yoga, Meditation, and the Infinite Pharmacy Within.

Yogalosophy: Mandy Ingber's 28-day mind-body makeover

Yoga Lifestyle

You might think that a book written by Mandy Ingber, the yoga teacher to the stars (her clients include Jennifer Aniston, Kate Beckinsale and Brooke Shields) would focus on the moves her celebrity clients love.

Eric Paskel: Sravana - Studying the truth

General by Eric Paskel

Yoga Shelter’s Eric Paskel is back with another provocative blog. This time, he’s asking us to take a good look at our philosophies and beliefs – do we truly live what we say or just say it?

Where do you come up with the shit you say? A good toilet read? An article in Yoga Journal? A teacher training? Someone famous? None of these are bad or good, but we must do more than just spout off quotes in order to live it and for it to work. 

6 ways to ease muscle soreness

General

If your back is sore from doing yoga, try these 6 ways to ease muscle soreness from Blisstree.

The day after a long run or an intense conditioning class you might have a tough time just getting out a bed, let alone heading back to the gym for another workout. Check out these tips to reduce muscle soreness and you’ll be recovered and back at the gym before you know it.