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The Week in Yoga #5

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It's been a pretty awesome week on DOYOU! We brought you inspiring stories about a 105-year-old yogi and the healing power of yoga, as well as ideas for beautiful yoga retreats, pre-yoga snacks, rad tattoos, poses for weight loss, and even yoga-inspired jewelry!

So in case you missed all that and more, here's a quick rundown for you:

Top 5 Pre-Yoga Meal Ideas From A NutritionistTop 5 Pre-Yoga Meal Ideas From A Nutritionist

What do you eat before you practice? Fueling your yoga practice properly can mean the difference between a blissed out experience, or feeling like you have a brick in your gut weighing you down during your asana.  To help you avoid and reverse peristalsis action, here are my top 5 pre-yoga snacks/meals. Read more…

How To Do Half-Dog On The WallHow To Do Half-Dog On The Wall

This posture is awesome at releasing any low back pain. (Recommended for pregnant ladies!) It stretches out the arms and back of the legs, and alleviates any tension in the neck and shoulders. It’s a great alternative to Downward Facing Dog for those of you with wrist or hand problems. Read more…

10 Rad Yoga-Inspired Tattoos10 Rad Yoga-Inspired Tattoos

Are you inked? For some yogis, the body is a sacred vessel that mustn’t be tainted by earthly body art. For others, anything goes – the skin becomes a canvas where they could show images, thoughts and symbols that inspire their practice and their life. Yoga tattoos become a way of celebrating love, devotion and commitment to all things yoga.Read more…

Doctors Helped Me Walk, But Yoga Healed MeDoctors Helped Me Walk, But Yoga Healed Me

I am healed.

I am strong.

These are two powerful mantras that I have repeated with each inhalation and exhalation on my mat. Emotional trauma can affect our lives more deeply, and heal more slowly, than physical injuries that leave scars or break bones. Read more…

10 Yoga Postures for Weight Loss10 Yoga Postures For Weight Loss

Yoga may be intended as a way to calm the mind, but it also is a great way to get in shape and drop some weight. Here are a few postures that can help lower your anxiety and the number on the scale. Hold each posture as long as you can, that may be 15-20 seconds at first, and make your way up to a minute if you can. Read more…

The 105-Year Old YogiThe 105-Year-Old Yogi (VIDEO)

Even though his age alone is astounding, Swami Yogananda Maharaj Ji isn’t your average 105-year-old. Born in Madhya Pradesh, a central region of India, on September 14, 1908, the centenarian is one of the most honored yoga teachers in India, and quite possibly one of the most flexible human beings ever. Read more…

10 awesome looking yoga retreats in the asia pacific region10 Awesome-Looking Yoga Retreats In The Asia Pacific Region

Yoga retreats are vacations for the mind, body, and spirit. These awesome looking retreats, which each offer a unique array of wellness-centered services, go the extra step of being easy on the eyes, too. Read more…

Which of these did you enjoy the most? Drop us a comment and let us know what you want to see more of on DYY!

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