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Ann Pizer

Updated Articles and Resources

By Ann Pizer

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • How to Start Doing Yoga Created: Sunday, April 02, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Practical advice on how to start doing yoga for beginners. You will need to pick a type of yoga, find a class, and get the appropriate clothing and equipment, among other steps that will prepare you to have the best initial yoga experience.
    • Can Men Do Yoga? Created: Thursday, May 18, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Though yoga classes today may seem full of women, yoga has a more masculine history.
    • Practical Yoga Advice From the Far Side of 40 Created: Thursday, March 27, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      How to let your yoga practice age gracefully, plus tips for starting yoga after 40.
    • Best Yoga Mat Bags Created: Friday, September 04, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Whether you are looking for the traditional tubular yoga mat bag or something a little more unusual, this is the place to see the cutest yoga bags.
    • Yoga Poses for Shoulders Library Created: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Yoga poses that stretch and loosen tight shoulders, which can help release stress.
    • 5 Best Ways to Save Money on Yoga Created: Monday, December 31, 2007 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Taking yoga classes from an experienced instructor is the best way to begin and sustain a yoga practice. But quality classes don't come cheap. If you have found that yoga classes put a strain on yo...
    • 8 Yoga Poses for Relaxation Created: Sunday, September 15, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Eight poses for when you just want to relax or need to cool down at the end of a yoga session.
    • Check in to a Yoga-Friendly Hotel the Next Time You Travel Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Used to be if you wanted to do yoga in your hotel, you were on your own. But now some hotels are offering yoga amenities like mats, videos and classes.
    • Airplane Yoga Created: Thursday, November 19, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Airplane yoga adapts yoga poses into stretches you can do in a confining airplane seat or while waiting in the airport. These stretches can help relieve stress and cramped muscles.
    • Chair Yoga Poses Created: Sunday, August 14, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Chair yoga adapts traditional yoga poses so that they can be done with a chair, making yoga more accessible for people who cannot stand for long periods.
    • How to Take Your Yoga With You When You Travel Created: Monday, May 14, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Just because you are traveling doesn't mean you have to stop your regular yoga practice. How to plan to visit local yoga studios or do a home practice when you are away.
    • DDP Yoga: The Method Behind Arthur Boorman's Transformation Created: Thursday, July 12, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      DDP (Diamond Dallas Page) is a former professional wrestler whose yoga-based fitness system has received a lot of attention in the wake of the 2012 viral video featuring Arthur Boorman's amazing transformation. So what kind of yoga is on offer here?
    • Yoga Festivals 2014 Created: Wednesday, January 08, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      A look at the major yoga festivals scheduled for 2014, including Wanderlust, Yoga Nation, and Bhakti Fest.
    • 10 Alternatives to Lululemon Created: Thursday, November 14, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Fed up with Lululemon? There's a big world of yoga pants out there beyond the Luon. Here are some yoga brands with great cuts, fabrics, and diverse sizes.
    • Airport Yoga Rooms Created: Friday, December 13, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Several U.S. Airports have recently added yoga rooms to their amenities for travelers. Check our list to see if you'll be able to down dog in transit.
    • Gurus: Eco-Conscious Flip-Flops With an Indian Pedigree Created: Friday, July 11, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Gurus offer a new take on the flip-flop for the yoga set. Their credentials are impeccable: crowd-funded, biodegradable, Indian-sourced. So how do they feel?
    • Restorative Yoga Created: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Restorative yoga is a yoga method using props and long hold times to open the body in a more passive way.
    • Lululemon - The Mat -The Review Created: Thursday, November 10, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Having recently tried a number of premium yoga mats, I wasn't expecting anything special from Lululemon's "The Mat." Boy, was I surprised!
    • Yoga Nidra Created: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Yoga nidra is a set of deep relaxation techniques that can lead you to a meditative state, which encourages a sense of well-being. IRest is a yoga nidra technique developed by Richard Miller.
    • Ask Aunt Yoga Advice Column: How to Get Comfortable Cross Legged Created: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Yoga teachers often tell us to take a comfortable, cross-legged seat. What are the options?
    • Legs Up the Wall - Viparita Karani Created: Sunday, September 10, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Legs up the wall accurately described this restorative yoga pose that is intended to relax and open the body in a supported way.
    • Yoga Props Illustrated Created: Sunday, October 08, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Photos and guides to using basic yoga props, including mats, blocks, blankets, and straps.
    • Why Alignment Matters Created: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      In yoga, alignment is the ideal position for each pose. Although students are always told to listen to their own bodies first, find out why alignment still matters.
    • Types of Yoga Created: Friday, July 16, 2004 Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014
      The differences between the most popular styles of yoga explained in plain language. Find your style, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Bikram.
    • 9 Tips for an Amazing Yoga Staycation Created: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014
      You don't have to travel to have a great yoga vacation. Here's how to plan a yoga-inspired staycation in the place you already live.
    • The Yoga Sak - Yoga Backpack Review Created: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Finally, a great looking and effective yoga backpack. Check out my review of the Yoga Sak.
    • Standing Straddle Forward Bend - Prasarita Padottanasana Created: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Standing straddle forward bend is a yoga pose that opens the hips and stretches the hamstrings. These step-by-step instructions will improve your alignment." itemprop="desczTP='t3'" --> itemprop="d...
    • Yoga Trends Created: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      What's new in yoga? Check out the newest trends in the field, including stand-up paddle yoga, AcroYoga, and AntiGravity.
    • Designing a Yoga Room on a Budget Created: Sunday, May 19, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      If you plan to do yoga at home, it helps a lot to have a designated space for your practice. Here's how to plan a yoga room without breaking the bank.
    • Surya Namaskara B Created: Monday, December 10, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Surya namaskara B is the name of a series of postures that are an important part of the Ashtanga primary series.
    • Should I Avoid Yoga Inversions During My Period? Created: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      There are many different schools of thought on whether yoga inversions should be avoided by women during their period. Here's what you should do.
    • Viniyoga Created: Monday, February 28, 2011 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Learn about the history and methods of viniyoga, which emphasizes adapting yoga poses to each individual student.

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