Yoga doesn’t just stretch your hamstrings. It’s like duct tape—apply it to the parts of your body that are falling apart or sagging at the seams. Use these quick lessons to learn how to treat lots of common, real-world ailments, from anxiety to sore knees to PMS, with easy yoga moves. Then get ready to feel better.
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Face it. You will never, ever give up your favorite stilettos. No
matter how much torment they put you through, you still get a thrill
pulling them out of the closet and slipping them on for a night out.
You would, however, like to give up the aching you feel after running
around the office or chasing after the kids. Karin Wiedemann, director
of Urban Yoga in Washington D.C., offered us her relief system for an
unbreakable addiction. Read
Now that the kids are home for the summer, your life has gotten ten
times more hectic. Between watching their softball games and keeping
things calm at the office, it’s hard to stay focused. J. Michael Taylor
of Yoga Among Friends in Downer’s Grove, Illinois, tells us his poses
for keeping craziness at bay. Read
Typing is a source of both pleasure and pain. While gushy e-mails are
obviously not the same as dry letters to corporate, both can lead to
achy fingers and unhappy wrists. Until our computers start using
mind-reading technology (scary thought), try these fix-its from Karin
Wiedemann of Urban Yoga in Washington D.C., creating breaks in your
keystroke-centric day. Use these to prevent and to relieve. Read
Sometimes we don’t even notice how long we’ve been staring at our
computer screens. It’s like watching a reality dating show—you just
can’t pull your eyes away from the action. But your eyes are just like
your shoulders or neck, and they’ll tire just as easily. “Doing
exercises for your eyes is like doing hip openers after sitting all
day,” says Karin Wiedemann of Urban Yoga in Washington, D.C. When we do
look around we tend to move our entire heads instead of just moving our
eyes. Use these techniques to pump up your orbs (figuratively speaking,
of course), whether you’re already feeling some strain or to fight off