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My Life As an Ashtanga Student in Mysore: Healing Back Pain with Yoga

It would have been easy to blame bendy asanas for causing the pain in the first place. But instead, this writer leaned into her practice to find a solution that doctors couldn't.

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A Closer Look at How Acupuncture Works

No one likes needles—until they've tried acupuncture. Here's what you need to know about the
ancient Chinese practice and why it's giving new meaning to these sharp objects.

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The Powerful Ways Yoga Can Help with Posture

If practiced with attention and care, yoga can have significant positive effects on posture and alignment.

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A Pilates Sequence to Sculpt Your Abs from All Angles

Try this core-activating Pilates workout at home or after your typical exercise routine to tighten the abs and increase muscle stamina.

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6 Yoga-Inspired Moves to Help You Run Injury-Free

Try this simple top-to-bottom yoga-inspired sequence to stabilize and strengthen your body so you can run better—and for longer—starting today.

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How Does Rolfing Work to Relieve Pain?

Learn more about this complex bodywork modality and how it works to realign the body and relieve pain.

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The Muscle You’ve Never Heard of But Need to Know

Abs may get all the attention, but there's another major player that is just as crucial to strengthening your core and, interestingly enough, your spirit.

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4 Ways to Use a Foam Roller for Full-Body Relief

You know that feeling you get after a massage? Your body is better aligned, your muscles are looser, your mind is clearer? You can get that same feeling on your own with a foam roller.

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Your Back Isn’t “Bad”

The way you think about pain and injury and reinforce those ideas through words may have a greater impact on healing than you realize.

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