Focused Vinyasa: A Feel-Good Wrist & Shoulder Warm-Up for Flows, Inversions—and Tech Use


Stop overlooking these hardworking joints.

You warm up all of your major muscle groups in your flow. But we’re guessing (if you’re anything like us) that you sometimes forget to prep your joints—namely, your wrists and shoulders—before you pop up into an inversion. Those two joints are some of the hardest workers in your body, whether you’re in a Handstand or clacking away at a keyboard. Here, take a cue from Irene Pappas and give them the attention they need to stay strong and flexible enough to do everything you ask of them. 

Want to up-level your flow? In Focused Vinyasa: 11 Fresh Sequences and Drills to Advance Your Practice, Irene Pappas, cofounder of Bodhi Yoga Boulder, hits pause at key teaching moments in your vinyasa to break challenging poses down into moves you can practice and master. Learn more and sign up today!

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Focused Vinyasa: A Glute and Hamstring Strength Drill Yogis Really Need


Psst: Yoga mostly just *stretches* the glutes.

As yogis, we spend a lot of time stretching our hamstrings and glutes. But consider this: How much time do we spend strengthening them? Not enough, says Irene Pappas. Here, she borrows a couple of strengthening moves from Pilates to target the glutes and hamstrings.

Want to up-level your flow? In Focused Vinyasa: 11 Fresh Sequences and Drills to Advance Your Practice, Irene Pappas, cofounder of Bodhi Yoga Boulder, hits pause at key teaching moments in your vinyasa to break challenging poses down into moves you can practice and master. Learn more and sign up today!

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Focused Vinyasa: A Couple of Yoga Block Drills for Strong Shoulders


Warning: The block gets heavy—fast!

Yoga asks a lot of our joints, and building more stability around them is one of the best ways to prevent or remedy pain and injury. Here, Irene Pappas walks you through two drills to strengthen the muscles on the front, back, and underside of your shoulder. You’ll need a cork block, heavy book, 3-pound dumbbell, or can of soup. (Warning: The weight of that block will sneak up on you!) 

Want to up-level your flow? In Focused Vinyasa: 11 Fresh Sequences and Drills to Advance Your Practice, Irene Pappas, cofounder of Bodhi Yoga Boulder, hits pause at key teaching moments in your vinyasa to break challenging poses down into moves you can practice and master. Learn more and sign up today!

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A Guided Meditation to Connect with Your Core Self


Try this simple practice to reset your day and truly listen to yourself and those around you.

Try this 6-minute guided meditation from Katherine Lo, founder of Eaton Workshop, to help you cultivate compassion and connect with your true self. On each inhalation, you’ll focus on what you wish to bring into your life, and on each exhalation, you’ll focus on letting go of what you wish to lessen.

Lo reconfigures hotels as agents and locations for social change. Her vision is to create spaces that are community hubs for local and visiting activists, artists, and entrepreneurs to gather, collaborate, and heal. The first Eaton Hotel opened last fall in downtown Washington D.C. and includes a wellness space with a yoga studio that’s open to both hotel guests and the general public.  

See also Feeling Scattered? This Meditation Practice Will Bring More Peace Into Your Life

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10 Trendy Bike Shorts We're Obsessed With

We are 100 percent into the bike short trend spreading throughout yoga studios. These shorts will keep you comfortable and offer great coverage.

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Making Ashtanga Yoga Accessible


Kino MacGregor, Ashtanga Yoga teacher and co-founder of Miami Life Center discusses how to make this notoriously difficult practice more approachable.

Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt recently caught up with Ashtanga Yoga instructor Kino MacGreggor at her Miami studio to talk about making this practice, famous for its difficult poses, more inclusive. Find out what one of the youngest certified Ashtanga Yoga teachers and co-founder of Miami Life Center had to say. 

Live Be Yoga ambassadors Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt are on a road trip across the country to sit down with master teachers, host free local classes, and so much more—all to illuminate the conversations pulsing through the yoga community today. Follow the tour and get the latest stories @livebeyoga on Instagram and Facebook.

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These 10 Yoga Bolsters Are Perfect for a Restorative Home Practice

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