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This week in wellness news, want a tighter core, solid arms and sculpted legs? Not only can yoga make you more flexible and reduce stress, it can also make your body strong. By starting with poses like dolphin push-ups and half handstand, you can build and tone muscles throughout the body, and your mind will get a workout too. Now roll out your yoga mat and get ready to sweat! You’ll be amazed by what you can do.

Read that and other great yoga, health & wellness stories from around the web.

  • Yoga to Make You Strong: “You don’t always think about balance when you think about strength, but in yoga, building strength comes with the ability to control your body, no matter its position.”
  • Mediation Might Help You Live Twice As Long: “You might object that this is exactly the annoyingly metaphorical talk mentioned above. You’re not really living longer. Or are you? When we say we want to live longer, we surely don’t care about the numbers on our birthday cards. We mean precisely this subjective sense of a long, full life, of expanses of time spent with those we love, or on work we enjoy. In the only sense that actually matters, then, a life to which you paid twice the attention would indeed be twice as long.”
  • 9 Surprising Ways Mediation Changes Your Brain: “By giving our bustling mind a dedicated break from its day-to-day worries, these studies suggest, we actually empower it to run more efficiently when we’re using it. This can come in handy when we’re trying to solve a tough problem, focus intently on a task, or search for creative inspiration for a project.”
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Overheard in Class

Seat of Power

In this week's Overheard in Yoga Class, Rod Stryker explains that building prana at our navel using asana, pranayama and mantra will help us unlock our infinite potential. …

Prime of Life Yoga
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Prime of Life Yoga® with Larry Payne

In this course you will find step-by-step yoga sequences, pose modifications and engaging lectures to support your practice. We give you everything you need to establish a fundamental yoga practice with the freedom to set your own pace.…

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Ask a Yogi

Ask a Yogi: Best Detox for Your Mind & Body

You've practiced with them on YogaGlo. You've followed them on Facebook. You might even take their classes in person once in awhile if they travel to or live in your city. But how well do you know our YogaGlo…

Pose of the Week

Pose of the Week: Dolphin Pose

In this week's Pose of the Week, Jo Tastula demonstrates Dolphin Pose or Ardha Pincha Mayurasana. Find some peace of mind and strength in your shoulders with this prepatory inversion pose.…

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Wrap It Up & Let It Go

In this week’s Pose of the Week, Richard Freeman explains that of utmost importance in all asana practices, especially more rigorous forms is a balanced and grounded finishing sequence. Discover the importance of finishing postures and the linking movements…