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How to do Goddess Pose in Yoga (Utkata Konasana)…

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In Hindu mythology, the goddess Kali can often be found depicted in battle, basking victoriously in her trademark squatting posture. Kali’s fierceness symbolizes the power and strength of feminine energy, ever mindful of her call to protect all beings from negative forces. When you assume goddess pose — referred to in ...

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Sit-Ups Vs. Crunches: Which One Is Better for You?…

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For as long as six-packs have been a thing, there’s been debate about how best to sculpt them. And while we’ll likely never know precisely what exercises the Greeks and Romans did to forge the chiseled cores immortalized in their bronze and marble statues, chances are they did some variation of the two exercises ...

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Beachbody Programs Available in Spanish…

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Did you know that Beachbody On Demand features 20+ programs dubbed in Spanish*, including 80 Day Obsession, 2B Mindset, SHIFT SHOP, 21 Day Fix, and more? It’s simple: Click on your workout to open it, then click on the speech bubble icon in the lower right-hand corner of the screen ...

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40 Yoga Quotes to Inspire Your Practice…

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As both a yoga instructor and a writer, I love to share yoga quotes with my students. I find that inspirational yoga quotes can sometimes be just what you need to find a deeper connection to your practice, or provide a link between what’s happening on your mat to what’s going ...

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39 Yoga Terms You Keep Hearing in Class…

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As a teacher, I’m often asked about the meanings of different yoga terms, from the names of yoga poses to the different types of yoga and the philosophical concepts commonly woven into yoga classes. Here, with the help of several experienced teachers, we’ve compiled a list of the most common ...

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What is Ashtanga Yoga, and What Are Its Benefits?…

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According to a recent survey, more than 36 million Americans practice yoga. So it looks like this 5,000-year-old Indian discipline is here to stay. Among its more intense forms is ashtanga yoga, a rigidly-structured variation of vinyasa (or flow style) yoga designed to encourage consistent daily practice, promote independence from your instructor, and inspire ...

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What Is Cardio, and How Often Should You Do It?…

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You know you should do it. You know can be a boon to health. You know it involves sweating. But beyond that — what is cardio exercise exactly? How does it affect the body differently from other forms of exercise? What counts as cardio and what doesn’t? How often should ...

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