How to deal when you experience less-than-chill feelings in yoga class

October 17, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC Several years into her practice, Seane Corn was taking a Power Yoga class and found herself in a mood—silently judging those around her and feeling intense irritation as they moaned and groaned through an intense series of poses. But as the session wound down and she settled into … Continue reading How to deal when you experience less-than-chill feelings in yoga class

Yoga is the most popular workout in the world—here’s proof it works for everyone

October 16, 2019 at 10:30PM by CWC Yoga may be a 5,000 year old practice, but it has seemingly never been more popular. According to a report from the Global Wellness Institute titled “The Global Economy of Physical Activity,” the participation in “mindful movement” is growing around the world, and yoga is the leader of … Continue reading Yoga is the most popular workout in the world—here’s proof it works for everyone

How to marry strength training and yoga so you can be stretchy-strong

October 16, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC Stretching and strength training are like the sister-and-law and grandpa you don’t want sitting together at family gatherings. That is, you love them… but separately. Not every school of fitness thought thinks the two modalities should be separated, however. Anabolic stretching, a fairly new way to train your … Continue reading How to marry strength training and yoga so you can be stretchy-strong

Cat stretch is yoga’s easiest backbend, but it can open you up like nobody’s business

October 12, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC Hearing the term “yoga back bend” likely has you conjuring images of intense wheel poses (with one leg off of the ground, perhaps?)  or at the very least thinking about one of those juicy bridges that teachers seem love so much. But while backbends are certainly an important … Continue reading Cat stretch is yoga’s easiest backbend, but it can open you up like nobody’s business

On the fence about taking up yoga? These 3 mental health benefits might change your mind

October 10, 2019 at 10:02PM by CWC If you’re a yoga skeptic, you’ve likely entertained the belief that yoga is “just for flexible people” or “not a real workout.” And we get it—when you see videos of people twisting themselves into pretzel-like shapes and making it look easy, it’s pretty clear where those misconceptions come … Continue reading On the fence about taking up yoga? These 3 mental health benefits might change your mind

We need naked yoga (and its confidence-boosting magic) now more than ever

October 09, 2019 at 05:33PM by CWC Yoga has approximately four bajillion variations within its fitness umbrella. There’s vinyasa, yoga nidra, kundalini yoga, mandala yoga, ashtanga, bikram, goat yoga, and the list goes on and on (and on). Rounding out how flexible the options for practicing out there are (see what I did there?) is, … Continue reading We need naked yoga (and its confidence-boosting magic) now more than ever

‘Perfect yoga’ is overrated—here’s why to focus on a relaxed, feel-good flow instead

October 06, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Whether you’re scrolling through your favorite yogi’s Instagram feed or are mid-downward dog in class, one thing’s the same: You’re constantly being surrounded by picture-perfect yoga poses. And with that—whether you realize it or not—comes the feeling of having to work on your own practice until you meet … Continue reading ‘Perfect yoga’ is overrated—here’s why to focus on a relaxed, feel-good flow instead

5 yoga poses that banish bloat faster than you can say ‘namaste’

September 30, 2019 at 04:17PM by CWC Yoga class has reputation for relaxing you from head-to-toe. Not to be graphic, but your bowels are totally included in that. Amanda Sauceda, MS, RDN, a registered dietitian shared a post on Instagram of a five-pose, bloat-relieving flow that will “help you get pooping.” Beth Cooke, a New … Continue reading 5 yoga poses that banish bloat faster than you can say ‘namaste’

I’m a yoga instructor and I have to get ready without a shower—these are my secrets

September 30, 2019 at 12:05AM by CWC https://www.youtube.com/embed/ii9mlNKygsY” frameborder=“0″ allow=“accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen> Pulling off the transition from “sweaty mess at the gym” to “fresh-faced glowing angel” is a skill that, alas, eludes me. But who better than to teach us all how to rush from a workout to dinner plans than someone … Continue reading I’m a yoga instructor and I have to get ready without a shower—these are my secrets

The yoga foot stretches that will have the other muscles in your legs writing thank you notes

September 29, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC Stretching doesn’t always feel like a necessity. You already just pounded out a workout, and the last thing you want to do is take even more time out of your busy schedule to stretch out your muscles, too. But making it a commitment can do your body good. … Continue reading The yoga foot stretches that will have the other muscles in your legs writing thank you notes

Master the “big five” yoga poses to set the foundation for your entire practice

September 27, 2019 at 03:43PM by CWC Looking around a yoga class can often feel like you’re at a circus, watching people contort themselves into literal pretzels or lift themselves into the air with nothing more than a few fingertips. If you’re a beginner, it can feel intimidating and frustrating, but remember: Every handstand-holding yogi … Continue reading Master the “big five” yoga poses to set the foundation for your entire practice

‘Mandala’ yoga deletes all your negative thoughts—these are the 5 best flows on YouTube

September 17, 2019 at 10:37PM by CWC Yoga is near and dear to my heart. It’s the one hour of my day when I can tell my brain to be quiet and actually get it to listen to me. When you’re flowing on your mat, tuning the teacher out for even a second can land you … Continue reading ‘Mandala’ yoga deletes all your negative thoughts—these are the 5 best flows on YouTube

This sequence of yoga breaths will help you chill the eff out

September 13, 2019 at 09:30PM by CWC De-stress in minutes with this yoga breathing exercise—watch the video here. If you’ve taken any yoga class ever, you know that breathing is an essential part of the experience—yes, even that one dude in the back of the class who groans loudly on every exhale. “You’re likely practicing … Continue reading This sequence of yoga breaths will help you chill the eff out

If you can’t touch your toes, try these yoga stretches for flexibility

September 06, 2019 at 09:31PM by CWC Raise your hand if you felt personally victimized by the Presidential Fitness Test when you were in grade school. Sorry to bring back terrible memories for most of us, but please recall the shuttle (aka bean bag) run (side note: What? Why? So many unanswered questions.), the pull-ups, … Continue reading If you can’t touch your toes, try these yoga stretches for flexibility

The strength-training move you need to balance your body after yoga

September 05, 2019 at 07:31PM by CWC As a newbie rock climber, I’m quickly learning that the physical strength required to scale a cliff is no joke. Give me a yoga mat and I’ll handstand and chaturanga to my heart (and muscle’s) content. Which is why it was an exercise in humility when I found myself … Continue reading The strength-training move you need to balance your body after yoga

The booty-strengthening yoga flow that perks your peach in 6 swift moves

August 26, 2019 at 07:15PM by CWC Welcome to Trainer of the Month Club, our brand-new fitness series, where we tap the coolest, most in-the-know fitness leaders to create a month-long fitness challenge. On Mondays, we have our “sweat drops” where you’ll get access to the week’s workout that you can follow along at home. … Continue reading The booty-strengthening yoga flow that perks your peach in 6 swift moves

This 7-minute heart-opening yoga flow will relieve tension from hunching over a computer all day

August 19, 2019 at 05:28AM by CWC Welcome to Trainer of the Month Club, our brand-new fitness series, where we tap the coolest, most in-the-know fitness leaders to create a month-long fitness challenge. On Mondays, we have our “sweat drops” where you’ll get access to the week’s workout that you can follow along at home. … Continue reading This 7-minute heart-opening yoga flow will relieve tension from hunching over a computer all day

Approximately 1,000 yoga teachers have told me this is the most relaxing pose

August 15, 2019 at 11:38AM by CWC Whenever I take a yin yoga class (which is all about deep, long stretching), I can almost feel my thoughts melting into beautiful pink goo. Pigeon pose is my main squeeze. I’d sell my first born child before letting forward fold slip through my fingertips. But there’s one … Continue reading Approximately 1,000 yoga teachers have told me this is the most relaxing pose

This 8-minute morning stretch routine will wake you up when you don’t have time for yoga

August 14, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC In theory, getting up early for a pre-work yoga class is never a bad idea—it can help to undo the tech neck, tight hips, and lower-back aches brought on by the daily grind and intensified by long stretches of time in bed. But let’s be real: In an … Continue reading This 8-minute morning stretch routine will wake you up when you don’t have time for yoga