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How to Get Up the Nerve to Go to Your First Yoga Class How to Get Up the Nerve to Go to Your First Yoga Class

If you’ve never done yoga, it looks intimidating. People are flexible, fit, trendily dressed—wait, I might be thinking of Lululemon ads rather than actual yoga classes. It turns out you can have a great experience at a yoga class even when you’re brand new, and we asked yoga instructors how.

The Best Yoga Poses for Beginners and Inflexible People The Best Yoga Poses for Beginners and Inflexible People

You don’t have to be flexible to do yoga, although it certainly helps for some poses. But there are plenty of moves you can do even if you have the world’s tightest hamstrings. We love this list from Health that spotlights great beginner poses that don’t require much flexibility to get started. Here are a few to try:

Try These Stretches Even if You're Not a Flexible Person

If you’re inflexible, you might feel like there’s no point in trying to stretch. But without stretching, how will you ever get more flexible? A session like the one in today’s video can help.

These Yoga Moves Will Actually Relieve Back Pain These Yoga Moves Will Actually Relieve Back Pain

If you’ve got back pain, yoga may be the last thing you feel like doing. But after 12 weeks of a gentle, beginner-level yoga program, people in a recent study had as much pain relief as those who did physical therapy sessions. And either type of exercise worked better than doing nothing at all.

If You're Going to Look At Your Phone All Day, At Least Take Care of Your Neck If You're Going to Look At Your Phone All Day, At Least Take Care of Your Neck

Neck pain and poor posture come from a myriad of problems, and looking down at your phone constantly may be one trigger. In her video, Doctor Jo, DPT and a licensed physical therapist, suggests a couple of neck stretches to help counter the effects of all that texting and reading Lifehacker on your phone.

Six Stretches to Help Your Stiff Back Feel and Move Better Six Stretches to Help Your Stiff Back Feel and Move Better

The reasons for feeling discomfort along your back are pretty complex, but too much sitting or staying in one position for too long can be among the modern-day culprits. If your back feels stiff and lacks flexibility (especially in your upper back), try out these stretches from the bendy folks at GMB Fitness.

Do This Five-Minute Stretching Workout at Your Desk For a Workday Energy Boost  Do This Five-Minute Stretching Workout at Your Desk For a Workday Energy Boost 

If you feel sluggish when you sit down at your desk every morning, this quick mini-workout will get your blood flowing and your brain powered up. You don’t even have to get out of your chair.

Stretch Any Body Part With This Chart Stretch Any Body Part With This Chart

If you have trouble figuring out the best way to stretch a particular muscle, try this chart that has a huge range of stretches for each body part. The stretches are arranged into easy, medium, and hard categories, so if the stretches you know don’t quite hit the spot, you should be able to find a good alternative.

Top 10 Ways to Avoid Joint and Wrist Pain at the Office Top 10 Ways to Avoid Joint and Wrist Pain at the Office

Working long hours at a desk, whether you use a computer all day or some other tool to get your work done, can wreak havoc on your wrists, knees, and other joints. Here are ten ways you can keep them in good health, and reduce the pain and discomfort your day-to-day may be putting you through.

How to Work Out When You’re Still Sore From the Last Workout How to Work Out When You’re Still Sore From the Last Workout

The hardest part of sticking to a workout routine may be starting, but the second-hardest part is showing up to the next workout when everything feels like fire. You’re not off the hook, though! Staying home actually isn’t your best plan of action. Here’s what to do instead.

This Simple Exercise Tests Your Ankle Mobility This Simple Exercise Tests Your Ankle Mobility

Ankle mobility is an oft-overlooked weak link, because your ankles and feet help form a stable foundation for stronger, pain-free movement. But how can you tell if your ankle mobility isn’t up to par? Try this quick assessment.

These Three Simple Exercises Improve Your Posture, Keep You from Slouching at the Computer These Three Simple Exercises Improve Your Posture, Keep You from Slouching at the Computer

If you work at a computer, good posture is important, but difficult to remember throughout the day. These three quick exercises help undo some of the effects of slouching at a computer for hours.

Improve Your Posture In Any Position With These 'Quick Fixes' Improve Your Posture In Any Position With These 'Quick Fixes'

You can do the most amazing warm-up, flexibility, and mobility routines, but you still spend a ton more time not doing those things, which could literally be a pain in the neck. Whether you’re sitting, standing, or lying on your side, Adam Bornstein of Born Fitness shares some tips to quickly right your posture.

This Video Shows You How to Properly Stretch Your Calves for Better Balance This Video Shows You How to Properly Stretch Your Calves for Better Balance

Your calves and ankles are under-appreciated muscles that work hard to keep your body steady and balanced while you’re standing, walking, or running. You might already be stretching your calves, but GMB shows you how to do them properly.

A Three-Minute Yoga Exercise Routine You Can Do While Sitting At Work A Three-Minute Yoga Exercise Routine You Can Do While Sitting At Work

Breaking up long hours of sitting at your work desk with stretching or walking breaks sounds very nice in theory, but regularly putting it into practice is easier said than done. Well, here’s a yoga routine that takes you only three minutes to complete. Plus, you don’t even have to leave your desk.

Eight Hip Stretches That Counter the Effects of Sitting All Day Eight Hip Stretches That Counter the Effects of Sitting All Day

You and I probably spend too much time sitting. Excessive sitting makes our hips very tight, which in turn, can affect our posture and make it harder to perform our best or move freely in general. If you have to sit for work, try a few of these hip stretches daily to keep that important joint healthy.

Don't Underestimate Joint Mobility When Building Strength Don't Underestimate Joint Mobility When Building Strength

When it comes to desired traits in fitness, raw strength and speed often overshadow mobility, or how well your joints move. Maybe you just don’t think you’re that “bend-y.” Fortunately, it’s a process that contributes to strength, and everyone can work on it.

This Guide Shows Which Muscles You Work When You’re Stretching This Guide Shows Which Muscles You Work When You’re Stretching

Ever wonder what’s going on in your body when you stretch? This series of images gives more than a skin-deep view of which muscles are targeted by common stretches and yoga poses.

Fix Your Posture with These Three Simple Exercises Fix Your Posture with These Three Simple Exercises

Three minutes and three simple exercises are all it takes to improve your posture, and this video shows you all of them. Considering how many of us sit in front of screens or at keyboards all day, just a quick time out for a few stretches can do a world of good. All you need to do them is a wall.

The Truth About Stretching: When It Helps and When It Doesn't The Truth About Stretching: When It Helps and When It Doesn't

We stretch for lots of reasons: Because it feels good, because it’s part of our pre-workout routine, because a muscle is stiff and we think stretching will fix it. But most of what we know about stretching—and thus the ways we use it—are based on wishful thinking and outdated science. We’re stretching for all the…

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