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ANATOMY OF YOGA: HERO'S POSE WITH GARUNDASANA ARM VARIATION

Hero’s Pose, also called Virasana, is great for seated meditation or simply for easing leg pain after a long day. It stretches the thighs, knees, and ankles, while improving digestion. It can also be hugely therapeutic for individuals with asthma or high blood pressure. Today, we’ll be coupling Hero’s Pose with Garundasana Arms, which will help to stretch the back and shoulders for an overall restorative pose. 

ANATOMY OF YOGA: JANU SIRASANA

Janu Sirasana is a pose that helps calm the brain and could help relieve mild depression, while stretching the spine, shoulders, hamstrings and groins. It could also be beneficial for those with insomnia and high blood pressure, and it can help relieve anxiety, fatigue, and menstrual discomfort. 

30 THOUGHTS FROM 30FIFTEEN: DECIDING TO GO TO THE GYM

Making the decision to go to the gym can be a long, drawn out process. Seriously, curling up in a nest of blankets with a big cup of tea and our good friend Netflix sounds way more comfortable, but alas, fitness is an essential part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Here’s what goes through our heads when we’re trying to motivate ourselves to leave our warm, comfortable blanket nest and go to the gym:

WHY FITNESS FRIEND DATES ARE THE ABSOLUTE BEST

Tomorrow is Friday, which means you’re probably currently working out your weekend plans (if you haven’t already). Since today’s #activeApril tip is encouraging you to set up a regular fitness date with a friend, we’re thinking this weekend might be the perfect time to start. Below are some of the many reasons why fitness friend dates are the absolute best: