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beginners

Can't Sit Still? 3 Styles Of Meditation To Help You Develop A Habit

It is said that the Buddha gave 84,000 different kinds of teachings to meet the needs of every kind of being. In the same spirit, an individually...

Pema Khandro
May 22 2015

5 Ways To Use A Yoga Block For A Deeper, Stronger Practice

Yoga blocks: love 'em? Or leave 'em? I remember when I first started practicing yoga, upon stepping into the studio I would proudly set up a yoga mat...

Sara Quiriconi
May 13 2015

5 Mistakes New Meditators Make + What To Do Instead

There’s a widespread belief within the health and wellness community that there is no correct way to meditate, or that meditation involves intense...

Light Watkins
April 2 2015

6 Quick Yoga Moves For Neck Pain & TMJ Relief

If you suffer from temporomandibular joint dysfunction, commonly known as TMJ , then you know as well as I do how painful and frustrating it can be....

Jennifer White
February 24 2015

5 Things I'd Say To Anyone Who's Hesitant To Try Yoga

If you could go back in time and meet your beginner yogi-self, what would you say? What words of wisdom or advice would you share about the practice?...

Richelle Morgan
February 23 2015

How To Do The Best Triangle Pose You've Ever Done (Video)

I believe that all yoga postures can be modified to accommodate every body's needs — so that we can get the greatest number of benefits from a given...

Gigi Yogini
February 15 2015

Embrace These 3 Limbs Of Yoga To Quiet Anxious Thoughts

Most of us have probably experienced feelings of being overwhelmed, stressed out, worried and fearful. Whether you experience these emotions...

Anna Schott
February 11 2015

How To Jump (Not Step) Forward From Downward Dog

I've never really liked the saying, "practice makes perfect." If we practice something — especially a posture in yoga — in the incorrect or...

Gigi Yogini
February 9 2015

2 Techniques To Get The Most Out Of Bridge Pose (Video)

Learning how to modify your physical practice of yoga a liberating feeling! And knowing how and when to use props like blocks can help you feel more...

Gigi Yogini
February 2 2015

How To Develop A Morning & Evening Meditation Habit (Even If You're Busy)

I don't really like the word lazy. In my practice as a therapist, I counsel people to eliminate the word from their vocabulary to discourage any...

Marlu Harris
January 25 2015

Even If You Don't Do Yoga, You Should Do These 4 Simple Poses

I have made it my mission this year to spread the word that EVERYONE can benefit from a yoga practice. So whether you're a yogi or not, there are some...

Lisa Cosmillo
January 23 2015

6 Basic Steps To Get Started Exercising

Exercise is an important part of any health plan and an excellent way of keeping your immune system in shape as well. While most people know that...

Michael T. Murray
October 20 2014

How To Get Fit Even When You Hate Exercise

I failed to achieve my six-pack abs AGAIN this summer. But maybe because I didn’t really think about about how my stomach looked until I was already...

Charlie Knoles
September 3 2014

5 Tips for Your First Yoga Class

Recently, I was asked by someone as to what to expect from her first yoga class. This person, oh, I'll call her..."Petunia", really wants to...

Jonathan Creamer
January 25 2012

What to Look For When Buying a Yoga Mat

When I first started doing yoga, I had no idea how important it was to buy a superb, high-quality yoga mat. I had never heard of brands like Gaiam,...

Lisa Kelly
January 9 2012

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your First Yoga Class

It's that time of year again; the time when we reflect on our previous year and set goals for the upcoming one. Many of us re-dedicate ourselves to...

Ryan McGinnis
January 4 2012

Beginning Yoga? Start Where You Are...

My wife Tara has people in their 60s in her classes, right next to people in their 20s; people who have just started yoga, right alongside very...

Michael Taylor
September 15 2010

Cow Face Pose: How-to, Tips, Benefits

Cow Face pose is an addition to my Yoga Poses for Beginners library here at MindBodyGreen. It's a great restorative pose that many find helpful in...

Michael Taylor
August 23 2010

Q & A with Sophie Uliano: On Being Gorgeously Green

Want to evolve your home into a greener sanctuary, but not quite sure where to start? Look no farther than New York Times bestselling author and Oprah...

Colleen Wachob
August 16 2010