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Whether you want to strengthen leg muscles, boost metabolism, or lose some weight, ankle weights are a great piece of equipment that can help you reach your workout goals. Designed to be worn around the ankles (or wrists), using ankle weights is an effective way to increase strength in your major mu…
Sports Yoga
3 hours ago · From Yoga Journal
Injury is an inconvenient and painful part of being an active individual. Even yogis are no stranger to injuries. Along with strains and sprains, common injuries happen in the knees because they absorb stress from tight hips. The meniscus and ACL in the knee are at risk during some yoga poses. Even …
Sports Yoga
7 hours ago · From Yoga Journal
Soothe anxiety and strengthen your body with this centering yoga sequence.During uncertain times, a grounding practice is one of the most generous practices you can offer yourself and your loved ones. This sequence by Brooklyn, NY-based teacher Sarah Girard focuses on standing poses to help you…
Sports Yoga
Yesterday · From Yoga Journal
New research on the practice's ability to improve brain health and stave off dementia has us running to our mats.Michael Trainers father, John, was diagnosed with dementia in 2012, shortly after hed finished chemotherapy for prostate cancer. Cancer was treatable, but dementia felt like a devastating…
Sports Yoga
3 days ago · From Yoga Journal
Kirtan Kriya, a Kundalini Yoga meditation, can reverse cognitive decline when practiced daily.Find a comfortable seat and bring your internal gaze to your third eye, between your eyebrows. Start in Gyan Mudra, with your arms straight, the backs of your hands resting on your knees, and the tips of yo…
Sports Yoga
3 days ago · From Yoga Journal
Kirtan Kriya, a Kundalini Yoga meditation, can reverse cognitive decline when practiced daily.Find a comfortable seat and bring your internal gaze to your third eye, between your eyebrows. Start in Gyan Mudra, with your arms straight, the backs of your hands resting on your knees, and the tips of yo…
Sports Yoga
3 days ago · From Yoga Journal
Grab a new mat with these deals on THE essential yoga prop and get inspired to start a new yoga routine.Home yoga practices are having a moment. Whether youre new to yoga or an experienced practitioner, a much-loved mat can help motivate you to log in to your favorite teacher's new Facebook Live off…
Sports Yoga
3 days ago · From Yoga Journal
Whether youre recovering from an injury or surgery, hoping to improve your posture, or simply need some relief after a long day on your feet, a leg elevation pillow may be the answer. Designed to naturally raise your legs while seated or reclined, elevation pillows work to align your spine, reduce p…
Sports Yoga
3 days ago · From Yoga Journal
Building your muscles and working on flexibility can help reduce aches, pains, and can aid in deepening your yoga practice. But how do you get the support you need? Many turn to training with a balance pad. Balance pads are designed to give your body extra support while you hold yoga poses or while …
Sports Yoga
3 days ago · From Yoga Journal
Plus, why passive stretching isn't always the answer."I have tight hips. Should I practice more hip openers?" is one of the most common questions yoga and movement educator Laurel Beversdorf fields in her classrooms and trainings. It isn't surprising, given how much sitting we do in our daily lives.…
Sports Yoga
4 days ago · From Yoga Journal