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Yoga spans the body and mind as a holistic fitness routine. Learn about the benefits, forms and types of this ancient practice.

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5 Yoga Moves for a Stronger Core

Build a strong core with these yoga poses that tone and tighten your abs and back. You'll build core strength while enjoying the calming benefits of yoga.


Yoga Makes People Super Emotional. But Why?

Emotions can get the best of you when you're in corpse pose. HowStuffWorks teases out possible reasons why in this article. See more »

Power Poses — Just a Placebo?

Power poses may not be all they’re cracked up to be. Find out about power pose science from HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

What’s the difference between yoga and Pilates?

What's the difference between yoga and Pilates? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Celebrities Who Do Yoga

Even celebs reap the benefits of yoga. See why Jennifer Aniston, Adam Levine and LeBron James, and other celebrities practice yoga. See more »

5 Yoga Tips for Beginners

To a beginner, yoga may seem intimidating. We got yoga experts to spill their best tips and tricks for starting and perfecting a yoga practice. See more »

Myth vs. Fact: A Look at 5 Popular Yoga Claims

Does yoga really give you a better sex life? Can yoga prevent injuries? We debunk the biggest myths about the benefits of yoga. See more »

5 Great Yoga Stretches You Can Do at Home

Stretching is part of any yoga practice, but certain poses focus on flexibility. Try these yoga stretches to elongate your back, shoulders and more. See more »

What are the 8 limbs of yoga?

The eight limbs of yoga are a yogi's spiritual guidelines. Learn about the eight limbs (from yama to samahdi) and how to add them to your practice See more »

Quick Tips: What is AntiGravity Yoga?

Yoga doesn't always involve a mat. AntiGravity yoga, also known as aerial or flying yoga, uses a hammock to help you stretch and strengthen your body. See more »

What is the importance of breathing in yoga?

In yoga, breathing is as important as the proper posture. Learn about important breathing exercises and how they better your yoga practice. See more »