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What’s Up With Down Dog? April Yoga News

Posted By Gaiam Staff On April 1, 2014 @ 2:43 pm In Fitness, Healthy Aging, Yoga | 3 Comments

woman doing yoga at work [1]

With more than 20 million yoga practitioners in the United States alone, yoga [2] is becoming part of mainstream culture — and making its own news headlines! Here’s what you should know when you hit the mat:

Naked Yoga Class Offered in New York City

No yoga pants? No problem! Yoga studio Bold & Naked [3] in New York City is offering classes where students can practice completely naked.

The studio offers all-male and all-female classes, as well as co-ed classes a couple times a week. Would you practice nude yoga? Comment below and read on [4].

(So you won’t need yoga clothes, but you’ll still want a mat! Get one at Gaiam.com [5].)

Yoga Can Make You Better at Your Job

We all know that practicing yoga increases strength, flexibility and overall mindfulness — but did you know that it could also improve your work performance?

Practicing yoga has been proven to increase self-awareness, provide unique perspectives and help make handling transitions easier. It also helps practitioners follow their intentions and become more open to new possibilities.

Learn how yoga can improve your work performance. Read on [6].

Russell Simmons Releases “Success Through Stillness

Russell Simmons may be a hip-hop mogul and master entrepreneur, but he credits his tremendous success to his practice of stillness — through yoga and meditation.

Simmons’ new book guides readers on how to use stillness as a tool to reach their potential. Read on. [7]

Yoga and Meditation Can Change your Brain

It’s been proven that practicing asana, pranayama and meditation can help increase mental stability and clarity, and now experts say that yoga and meditation could literally change your brain!

Making yoga and meditation part of your life can help connect the left and right side of your brain and can eliminate anxiety. Read on [8].

Learn more benefits of yoga [9] and meditation [10].

Waitress and Eat Breathe Thrive Founder Receives Life-Changing Tip

Chelsea Roff, a yoga teacher, waitress and Eat Breathe Thrive [11] founder, got pranked with kindness during her best shift ever.

Roff received her dream job (teaching yoga to those suffering from eating disorders), cash, a trip to Hawaii and a new car. Make sure to watch the video because #PrankitFWD donates $1 to dosomething.org [12] for every 1,000 views it receives. Watch it [13].

Stay tuned for more yoga, fitness, and health and wellness news from Gaiam!

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[1] Image: http://blog.gaiam.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/yoga-at-work.jpg

[2] yoga: http://www.gaiam.com/yoga/?extcmp=life_prod

[3] Bold & Naked: http://www.boldnaked.com/

[4] read on: http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/naked-yoga-class-clothes-allowed/story?id=23069275

[5] Gaiam.com: http://www.gaiam.com/yoga-mats/?extcmp=life_prod

[6] Read on: http://www.businessinsider.com/8-ways-yoga-can-make-you-better-at-your-job-2014-3#!B9caV

[7] Read on.: http://blogs.yogajournal.com/yogabuzz/2014/03/5-questions-for-russell-simmons.html

[8] Read on: http://yogainternational.com/article/view/this-is-your-brain-on-yoga

[9] yoga: http://life.gaiam.com/article/benefits-yoga

[10] meditation: http://life.gaiam.com/article/why-meditate-science-finds-clues

[11] Eat Breathe Thrive: http://eatbreathethrive.com/

[12] dosomething.org: http://dosomething.org

[13] Watch it: http://yoganonymous.com/watch-best-shit-ever-waitress-chelsea-roff-receives-life-changing-tip/

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