Yoga

This Easy Yoga Warm-Up Is The Ideal Morning Stretch

Tue, Jun 20th 2017

Z Living Staff

Cats do it, dogs do it, but this is your own gentle reminder, people: A good, deep stretch first thing in the morning is one of the healthiest actions you can do to raise your energy levels, increase your blood flow, and sharpen your concentration.  Try this warm-up sequence of deep yoga stretches from our show Namaste Yoga after you wake up for a refreshing start to the day. Check out the video above to learn some easy morning stretches, while relaxing your mind at the same time. Or, add these muscle-stretching moves to any yoga routine you currently follow. Want a full, commercial-free at-home yoga workout? We've got TWO for you. Check out two different full-length routines from Namaste Yoga ...

This Easy Yoga Warm-Up Is The Ideal Morning Stretch

Mon, Jun 19th 2017

Z Living Staff

Cats do it, dogs do it, but this is your own gentle reminder, people: A good, deep stretch first thing in the morning is one of the healthiest actions you can do to raise your energy levels, increase your blood flow, and sharpen your concentration.  Try this warm-up sequence of deep yoga stretches from our show Namaste Yoga after you wake up for a refreshing start to the day. Check out the video above to learn some easy morning stretches, while relaxing your mind at the same time. Or, add these muscle-stretching moves to any yoga routine you currently follow. Want a full, commercial-free at-home yoga workout? We've got TWO for you. Check out two different full-length routines from Namaste Yoga ...

VIDEO: This Yoga Twist Will Change Your Whole Yoga Practice

Mon, Jun 19th 2017

Z Living Staff

Strengthen and detoxify — with a little twist — by trying this this powerful yoga twist sequence from Namaste Yoga sure to deepen your practice and strengthen your body. Check out the video above to learn how to twist your body in all the right places, while relaxing your mind at the same time. These poses help to build your core stretch, each with a slight “twist." Add these body-twisting yoga moves to any routine you currently follow — it's a calming exercise that can done from the comfort of your own ...

Say Om?! This Yoga Company Might Eliminate Yoga Mats

Wed, Jun 7th 2017

Z Living Staff

We love our cushy yoga mat, but even with a clever strap attached, it's still one more thing to lug around. But what if you could do yoga as comfortably as on your mat...without the mat?Designers Laura Koven and Melinda Agron set out to solve this problem, raising a cool $41,820 on Kickstarter (the campaign ended Friday) for their new company, AVA Yoga Bodywear. And their clever innovation that may make the yoga mat obsolete? Fingerless gloves and toeless foot braces made from a grippy neoprene material that gives you similar support as a mat, yet tuck neatly into your gym bag. ...

VIDEO: Learn Nadi Shodhana, Or “Alternative Nostril Breathing” From ‘Rock Your Yoga’

Tue, Apr 25th 2017

Z Living Staff

Learn a brand new way to easily relieve anxiety with this simple yet powerful breathing technique from our popular yoga series Rock Your Yoga. Check out the video above as yoga teacher and lifestyle expert Sadie Nardini teaches you an alternate nostril breathing exercise called nadi shodhana. It's a simple breathing technique aimed at settling your mind, body. and emotions that can be done anywhere, anytime, especially from the comfort of your own ...

VIDEO: Strengthen Your Core With This Asana Exercise From ‘Rock Your Yoga’

Tue, Apr 25th 2017

Z Living Staff

Strengthen your core and tighten your body with this Asana exercise from our popular yoga series Rock Your Yoga. Check out the video above as yoga teacher and lifestyle expert, Sadie Nardini, teaches you an Asana practice to relieve any stress on your neck and shoulders by building your core muscles and adding all-over tightness to your body. Use her breathing techniques (inhale and exhale through the belly!) to get rid of any anxiety from your day. This yoga workout is perfect to try at home, or even at ...

Here’s 6 Of The Weirdest, Wildest Yoga Classes Ever

Wed, Apr 5th 2017

Z Living Staff

If you think yoga is all about wholesome health nuts doing bendy stretches and ohms, think again. Yoga's gone into the mainstream, yes, but it's also gone way, way beyond it. And variations on the ancient practice have greatly diversified into new iterations and cultures. Consider: Practioners today are doing yoga with cute animals, while nude, and with marijuana offered up right in class ... plus a whole lot more. No matter choice of practice, we're for anything that gets people out on the mat. That’s what our popular show and at-home yoga class Namaste Yoga is all about. Try routines guided by accomplished yogis, shot in gorgeous natural settings throughout the Pacific Northwest. Learn more about the show and watch clips here, plus find out where you can tune in. If you’re also curious about new, unique experiences, here are six of the weirdest yoga ...

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