Yoga 101

Big Toe Pose: Step by Step

Big Toe Pose: Step by Step

This pose gently lengthens and strengthens even stubbornly tight hamstrings. Big Toe Pose: Padangusthasana Step-by-Step Instructions Step 1 Stand upright with your inner feet parallel…

Eight-Angle Pose: Step By Step

Eight-Angle Pose: Step By Step

Fire up your abs for this difficult asymmetrical arm balance, Eight-Angle Pose (Astavakrasana). (ahsh-tah-vah-krahs-anna) asta = eightvakra = bent, curved Eight-Angle Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions…

Water therapy: Soak it Up!

Water therapy: Soak it Up!

Yogis have taken to adding modern “extras”—from aerial silks to free weights—to the ancient practice. Yet, practicing yoga and meditation in water brings us…

Fish Pose: Step by Step

Fish Pose: Step by Step

Matsyasana: Fish Pose (mat-see-AHS-anna) matsya = fish Traditionally Fish Pose is performed with the legs in Padmasana, the lotus pose. Here, we’ll work either with the…

Bharadvaja’s Twist: Step by Step

Bharadvaja’s Twist: Step by Step

This gentle twist is a tonic for the spine and the abdominal organs. IAN SPANIER (bah-ROD-va-JAHS-anna) Bharadvaja = one of seven legendary seers, credited with…

Is Yoga a Religion?

Is Yoga a Religion?

As the courts debate yoga in schools, and doubts continue in some countries about religious links, Deepak Chopra, Cyndi Lee, and more weigh in…