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This yoga marathon is just the beginning

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"Close your eyes. Feeling the body. Consciously taking this seat, the seat in this moment ... Please bring hands together at the heart." Oregon State University instructor Sujita Sklenar opened a five-hour yogathon with an invitation and soothing words. "It's an incredibly wonderful time to listen to your own heartbeat, to feel your own breath, to go inside." Diffuse light from skylights and high-arched windows filled the room in the Women's Building Saturday morning.

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Yoga, Meditation Helped Gisele During Pregnancy

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Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen kept herself in a good shape during pregnancy with yoga and meditation.To prepare, gorgeous Bundchen admitted that she did yoga and meditation, which resulted in her "very tranquil birth." "I kept myself in good shape during the whole pregnancy, eating healthily, meditating, and doing exercises," said Bundchen. Bundchen has been practicing yoga in the morning for an hour.

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Yoga Tips During Pregnancy

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If you're pregnant and want to exercise, yoga could be for you. Besides helping a mother-to-be learn to relax and breathe better, yoga can also help women adjust to the physical demands of pregnancy, labor, birth and motherhood in general.f you're pregnant and want to exercise, yoga could be for you. Besides helping a mother-to-be learn to relax and breathe better, yoga can also help women adjust to the physical demands of pregnancy, labor, birth and motherhood in general.

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Meet Julie Henderson, 4 times a ‘Sports Illustrated’ swimsuit model

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Julie travels to photo shoots all over the world. When she comes home to her apartment in New York’s financial district, “I like just keeping house and spending time with my family and friends.” “I’m always open to new adventure,” she said. “I’m starting a skincare line based on the Henderson grapefruit. My grandfather was a grapefruit farmer in South Texas. He discovered a new type of ruby-red grapefruit — it’s now called the Henderson grapefruit. It’s actually more of a pink color that deep red.” Her line doesn’t have a name or launch date yet.

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COMFORTABLE IN THEIR SKIN: Yoga Goes Au Naturel

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David Oliphant teaches a naked yoga class for men at The Arts Factory. The nude yoga movement is catching on nationally and Oliphant plans to eventually offer more classes. Over the past couple of years, yoga instructor David Oliphant learned two valuable lessons: 1. Taking his clothes off could provide a sense of empowerment and freedom, in the right situations, of course.2. Innocent activities and facts can be tainted when you add the word "naked" to them, especially in Las Vegas.

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Finding a fad that keeps me healthy and boosts my well-being

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Over the past few years, yoga has become something of a New York phenomenon, simultaneously synonymous with Alphabet City hippies, college students and rich housewives on the Upper East Side. Yoga, a traditional physical and mental meditative discipline that originates in India and has its roots in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, often gets dismissed as a sort of dainty pastime. But it is actually one physical discipline where a skinny girl can do more challenging moves than a big, buff guy.

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Slow Breathing May Soothe Pain

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The simple practice of slow breathing may help people deal with the physical and emotional reactions to moderate pain, a small study suggests. Researchers say the findings, published in the journal Pain, offer support for the idea that yoga-style breathing exercises and meditation can help ease chronic pain. The study gauged pain responses among 27 women with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia and 25 healthy women the same age.

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Heidi Montag Practices Kundalini Yoga

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American television personality and recording artist, Heidi Montag has started intensive yoga to get back in shape after multiple dramatic plastic surgeries. Her husband Spencer Pratt had also wrote about it his Twitter wall.

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Shadow yoga offers a fresh twist

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The yogis surrounded their teacher for a closer look at a pose that defied gravity and common sense."Should I leave now?" one woman had asked at the beginning of the sold-out class in shadow yoga, after she learned how difficult it would be. "It's up to you," instructor Scott Blossom said. "It's not going to be dangerous, though. I won't bend your spine or anything."

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Rolling Out the Yoga Mat

http://travel.nytimes.com

LIKE Wi-Fi, on-demand movies and fitness centers, yoga is becoming an amenity many hotels and resorts just can’t do without.Long popular at spas and retreat centers, yoga classes have been spreading to mainstream hotels, resorts and tour operators over the last several years. As the ancient stretching and meditation practice gained popularity, the travel industry began seeing dollar signs in sun salutations. Soon, yoga classes were showing up on the on-demand channels in Hyatts and Marriotts, and at the Kimpton hotel chain mats and straps were available to guests who asked.

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