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    • E-RYT Created: Sunday, April 03, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Have you ever seen the letters E-RYT behind a yoga teacher's name and wondered what it means? This definition will help you out.
    • Yoga Poses for the Hips Created: Friday, March 07, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Some hip openers are always a good addition to your yoga routine." itemprop="description"> Friday, January 09, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      These yoga poses can help counteract your tendency to hunch as well as increase body awareness, improving your posture.
    • Om Created: Thursday, March 30, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A definition of om, a common mantra in yoga.
    • Savasana Props Created: Friday, January 14, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Savasana is usually the last pose you do in a yoga class and it offers a chance to lie down and let your body absorb the effects of your practice. Here's how to get the most out of your final relax...
    • Amanda Smear Baudier | About Me Video Created: Friday, April 18, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Learn about all about Amanda Smear Baudier, host of About.com's "Beginner Yoga" videos!
    • How to Do the Shoulder Stand Pose Video Created: Friday, April 18, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Shoulder stand, or salamba sarvangasana, is a fairly difficult inversion that works on your flexibility and helps to soothe the nervous system.
    • How to Do a Half Pigeon Pose Video Created: Friday, April 18, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      One-legged pigeon pose, or Eka Pada Rajakapotasana, is a deep hip opener which can be a very relaxing and cooling pose. We'll show you!
    • Yoga Poses That Help You Sleep Video Created: Friday, April 18, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      If you need help sleeping, yoga is a great solution. Use these relaxing and stress reducing poses to help you drift off at the end of the day.
    • 6 Yoga Brands You Can Trust Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Six yoga gear and clothing companies with staying power and a commitment to sustainability.
    • How to Do a Seated Spinal Twist Video Created: Thursday, April 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      The seated spinal twist, or Ardha Matsyendrasana, will help massage and ring out your internal organs while creating space in your spine.
    • How to Do a Seated Meditation Video Created: Thursday, April 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Seated meditation is a wonderful way to relax your body and your mind. It also helps reduce anxiety and stress. We'll show you!
    • How to Do a Wheel Pose Video Created: Thursday, April 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      The wheel pose, or Urdhva Dhanurasana, is an intense backbend that will help improve flexibility across the back side of the body.
    • Sivananda Yoga Created: Sunday, July 05, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Sivananda Yoga was one of the first yoga styles to become popular in the west. Learn its methodology here." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Standing yoga poses are used to build strength, flexibility and balance. This is a great selection to begin practicing yoga with. We'll show you!
    • How to Do the Lion Pose Video Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The lion pose is one of the few yoga poses that utilizes the muscles of your face while it helps to cool your body. Watch this video to see how to do it!
    • How to Prepare to Do the Monkey Pose Video Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The monkey pose, otherwise known as full split, is a very intense pose that can be prepared for with some basic steps. We'll show you!
    • How to Do the Fish Pose Video Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Fish pose, or matsyasana, is usually done after a shoulder stand and should be done after your body has been warmed up. We'll show you!
    • How to Do a Side Plank Pose Video Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The side plank pose, or Vasisthasana, builds strength in your arms and core while helping you to learn to balance. We'll show you how to do it!
    • How to Do a Seated Forward Bend Video Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The seated forward bend, or Paschimottanasana, is a gentle calming pose that stretches along the back of the body. We'll show you!
    • How to Do an Eagle Pose (Garudasana) Video Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The eagle pose, or garudasana, is a standing pose that works on balance and opening up the back and shoulders.
    • How to Do a Bow Pose (Dhanurasana) Video Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Bow Pose, or dhanurasana, is a moderate backbend that helps you to prepare to do a full wheel pose. We'll show you how to do it!
    • When (and What) Should I Eat Before Yoga? Created: Monday, February 04, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Find out when (and what) to safely eat before your yoga class.
    • Yogi Tea - Chai Created: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      How to make yogi chai tea, based on the recipe of Kundalini master Yogi Bhajan.
    • Half Moon Pose - Ardha Chandrasana Created: Saturday, October 09, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Half Moon Pose - Ardha Chandrasana is a particularly challenging balance pose. These step-by-step instructions include modifications to make this pose accessible to both beginners and more advanced...
    • How to Prepare for Yoga Class Video Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      We'll show you how to best prepare for a yoga class to ensure that it's a positive experience!
    • How to Do a Revolved Lunge Video Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The revolved lunge is a great detoxifying pose that works on strength and flexibility at the same time. We'll show you!
    • How to Do a Low Lunge Video Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The low lunge works on your flexibility and strength. We'll show you in this video.
    • How to Do a High Lunge Video Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The high lunge, or anjaneyasana, is a standing posture that will build strength and flexibility in your legs while improving balance. We'll show you!
    • How to Do Chair Pose Video Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The chair pose, or utkatasana, is a great way to build strength and balance in your legs and core. We'll show you!
    • How to Do Extended Angle Pose Video Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Extended side angle pose, or utthita parsvakonasana, is a very intense standing posture that will help open up the entire side of your body.
    • How to Do a Chatarunga Video Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Chaturanga Dandasana, also called high-plank to low-plank, is a challenging but very important posture for your yoga practice. We'll show you!

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