How to use your yoga practice to boost your stamina while standing still

February 09, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC Typically, when people want to build their stamina, they start incorporating high-intensity interval training and gradually decrease their recovery time between sets. But stamina isn’t only built in the weight or cardio room: Yoga can help get the job done, too. As a refresher, “stamina” is your ability … Continue reading How to use your yoga practice to boost your stamina while standing still

These chest-opening yoga moves ‘flush out’ your lungs for more open breathing

January 31, 2020 at 11:00PM by CWC Whether you’ve been to a single yoga class or practice on the reg, there’s a good chance you’ve been instructed to flow through poses that “flush out your lungs.” If the phrase has ever had you raising an eyebrow in confusion, allow me to demystify:  Certain yoga moves … Continue reading These chest-opening yoga moves ‘flush out’ your lungs for more open breathing

This yoga flow boosts flexibility so you’ll be touching your toes in no time

January 30, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC You may feel drawn to yoga for its stress-relieving reputation or its cool, contortionist shapes. But according to The Yoga Alliance (which is basically the Supreme Court of Vinyasa), the majority of folks seek out yoga to become more flexible human beings. Every yoga pose requires at least … Continue reading This yoga flow boosts flexibility so you’ll be touching your toes in no time

I’m a yoga therapist and MD, and these are the 5 middle back stretches I recommend every day for a healthy spine

January 28, 2020 at 10:00PM by CWC The human body is home to 33 vertebrae that support your muscles, protect your spinal cord, and aid in other ways that help you, you know, have a spine. The thoracic spine, or middle back, sits just between your cervical and lumbar sections, and Loren Fishman, MD, medical … Continue reading I’m a yoga therapist and MD, and these are the 5 middle back stretches I recommend every day for a healthy spine

How to do wheel pose the right way, straight from a yoga pro

January 24, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC Form is everything in yoga (technically, form is everything in any workout, but that goes double for the centuries-old postures). Misplacing a limb (even slightly) on your yoga mat, especially with repetition, can really work against you over time. And that’s exactly why we tapped yogi Andrea Russell … Continue reading How to do wheel pose the right way, straight from a yoga pro

I do hundreds of yoga classes a year, but none has lit up my arms like this 10-minute flow

January 23, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC Anyone who’s tried to execute crow pose (a Cirque du Soleil-worthy arm balance) knows that yoga demands a lot—I repeat, a lot—of arm strength. Even Vinyasa staples like downward-facing dog can light up your body from your fingertips to your armpits. So whether you find yourself longing to get … Continue reading I do hundreds of yoga classes a year, but none has lit up my arms like this 10-minute flow

One of the most common yoga poses is also one of the easiest to mess up

January 17, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC In yoga, it’s often the simplest-seeming poses that are the easiest to mess up. If your alignment is off, it screws with the entire functionality of the move. And what’s worse, it puts you at the risk of getting hurt. One such offender? Triangle pose, which might look … Continue reading One of the most common yoga poses is also one of the easiest to mess up

This 12-minute butt-sculpting yoga flow will put squats and lunges to shame

January 16, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC People tend to forget that yoga is actually a sneaky butt-sculpting workout. Flowing into various poses helps to mobilize and strengthen your entire body, plus it’s benefitting your mind through mindful breathing, but so many of the moves require a huge amount of glute strength. In our newest episode … Continue reading This 12-minute butt-sculpting yoga flow will put squats and lunges to shame

10 yoga tips that have us better stretched and more mobile than ever before

December 29, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC Yoga has been around for eons, but that doesn’t mean it never changes. Within the past decade, we’ve seen the rise of hip hop yoga, shorter yoga flows that you can stream on your phone, and, well, even horseback yoga. Needless to say, although it’s an ancient practice, … Continue reading 10 yoga tips that have us better stretched and more mobile than ever before

An underwater yoga class in Dubai helped me find inner peace after a breakup

December 26, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC I’m an active, exercise-loving person—but my favorite workouts are sweaty, high-intensity sessions, à la Rumble and SoulCycle. I prefer to be so busy that I’m more focused on the struggle to catch my breath than on mindfulness about my breath’s very existence. I generally use my workouts as … Continue reading An underwater yoga class in Dubai helped me find inner peace after a breakup

There are 38 million power yoga videos—these are the 9 best you can do in 10 minutes or less

December 25, 2019 at 10:00PM by CWC When you want a feel-good, low-impact workout that also makes you work up a sweat in minimal time, there’s one answer: power yoga. Unlike your traditional calming flow, it’s basically a high-intensity form of yoga that focuses on cardio and strength-building. Hello, full-body burn. Maybe a 45-minute class … Continue reading There are 38 million power yoga videos—these are the 9 best you can do in 10 minutes or less

This natural mascara can withstand a Bikram yoga class

December 24, 2019 at 07:30PM by CWC I’m (perhaps clinically) addicted to hot yoga. It’s more than just my workout: It’s my refuge, my therapy, my calm before, during, and after the storm of my busy days. Because I tend to be rushing to and from the yoga studio, I don’t always have time to … Continue reading This natural mascara can withstand a Bikram yoga class

If you’ve heard of goat yoga, it’s time to level up and try horseback yoga

December 12, 2019 at 11:00PM by CWC Yoga’s cool and all, but imagine doing it on top of a horse. If you’re thinking, ‘Huh?’ rest assured that horseback yoga is indeed a thing (as it goat yoga and puppy yoga, ICYMI). Think of it as a mix between the two wellness modalities of yoga and … Continue reading If you’ve heard of goat yoga, it’s time to level up and try horseback yoga

It’s been 5,000 years, but yoga just can’t be stopped

December 03, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC Every yoga class shares a guiding principle: Listen to your body. And clearly, there’s something to this golden rule that resonates with yogis, because it’s been 5,000 years since the practice’s inception, and it has a larger following than ever before. The number of American yogis rose by … Continue reading It’s been 5,000 years, but yoga just can’t be stopped

While traveling, yoga helps me find community—anywhere in the world

December 01, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC I embarked on a yearlong travel adventure with my husband back in May. While our mutual dominant feeling about this was that of excitement, we certainly harbored bits of nervousness that weren’t of the happiness variety. For example, we were worried about the lack of routine and distance … Continue reading While traveling, yoga helps me find community—anywhere in the world

I’m a yoga teacher, and these are the best back stretches for your spine

November 25, 2019 at 09:27PM by CWC If there’s one part of your body that you’re kind of a bully to without even realizing it, it’s your spine. All that slouching eventually causes pain and increases your risk for injury. Perhaps more so than other parts of your body, taking the time to stretch your … Continue reading I’m a yoga teacher, and these are the best back stretches for your spine

How this entrepreneur is making yoga more inclusive—one practice at a time

November 21, 2019 at 02:30PM by CWC https://content.jwplatform.com/players/RncmeiuV-AjgxWzQ7.js Meet Wellness Collective, our immersive curriculum with Athleta that hooks you up with actionable advice from the smartest experts and brand founders in wellness right now. Get the goods at our monthly event series in New York City, plus our online one-month wellness plans.  When you enter a yoga or meditation session, … Continue reading How this entrepreneur is making yoga more inclusive—one practice at a time

5 powerful ways the mental benefits of yoga challenge the physical, according to science

November 18, 2019 at 09:29PM by CWC Yoga boasts an impressive 5,000-year track record. As the most popular workout in the world, the benefits of yoga include fast tracking digestion, tapping into big emotions, and making you strong from head to heart to toes. In the 21st century, scientific research is confirming long-held beliefs about … Continue reading 5 powerful ways the mental benefits of yoga challenge the physical, according to science

“Cardio yoga” will hands down give you the best full-body sweat you can ask for

November 12, 2019 at 05:00PM by CWC When I hear someone complain that they “hate yoga” because it’s “boring” and “not a good enough workout,” I can’t help but get annoyed. Because clearly, they aren’t going to the right yoga classes. Not only can yoga double as a serious strength training workout (especially for your … Continue reading “Cardio yoga” will hands down give you the best full-body sweat you can ask for