Yoga

Nude yoga: the naked truth

Sarah Berry Look, any excuse to get our kit off in public, right?

Bottoms up for beer and yoga

Drinking beer

Sarah Berry I do yoga "so I'm not an arsehole", says yoga trainer to the stars Cameron Shayne.

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Fitness road test

Hip-hop yoga is booming in Australia

Georgina Safe The concept is somewhat contradictory: combining the stretching and breathing of yoga with booming and sometimes brash hip-hop.

Pulse

Yoga: why men don't get it

Yoga Man.

Despite its benefits, the poses and the chanting can be too much of a stretch for some males.

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From Om to OMG, yoga goes X Factor

PHOTO DIGITAL COMPOSITE by Tim Young shows Sarah Wells, current Australian champion in Asana Yoga. She came 5th in the world at a comp in LA in July 2012. for SUNDAY AGE Pub date 10th February 2013

Tim Young It may be one of the more peculiar national sporting championships, but competitive yoga has arrived.

Teacher training

Online yoga may stretch safety

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Sarah Whyte Budding yoga teachers who earn their credentials through increasingly popular online courses are putting students at risk, leading yoga practitioners say.

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Flexible resistance

Troga, the latest form of yoga

Ben Lucas and Kate Kendall

Shelly Horton As if regular yoga and resistance work weren't hard enough. We were the first in the world to try a combination of the two, called Troga.

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Yoga: the power of the pose

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Charmaine Yabsley It's said that yoga can relieve a range of conditions from depression to low libido.

Stress relief

Toilet yoga anyone?

Toilet yoga

Sarah Berry Stiff and sore throughout the day? Try toilet yoga!

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Big bodies can also bend it

Sarah Harry Curvy Yoga Teacher.

Thea O'Connor 'When I tell people I'm a yoga instructor, they usually look at me in a funny way, like I'm joking,'' says Sarah Harry, of Ashwood, Melbourne.

Workout for free

The best free fitness workouts on YouTube

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Emily Marquart Fitness gurus are taking to YouTube and posting their workouts, which means it's easier than ever to squeeze in exercise when you're crunched for time.

The cold-pressed truth: juice cleanses to combat cocaine

Wheat Grass Juice

Sarah Berry We power through our yoga, party at an equally accelerated pace and then furiously go on a fast. We want to have our activated almond nut mylk liquid cake and chew it at least 20 times.

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Why professional athletes recover before you do

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Laura Hambleton It's a mystery: When we twist our ankle playing tennis, it can take weeks to heal, but when a pro athlete does it, he often misses barely a beat.

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In trouble again

Lululemon: not for larger ladies

Chip Wilson

Luke Malone The workout attire of choice for women of a certain means, the revered yoga pant from Lululemon Athletica is also only for individuals of a certain size, according to the company's founder.

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One month to massive: does crossfit make women bulky?

Young woman exercising with metal bar

Sarah Berry Something strange happened towards the end of the second week. After each session, the trainer would ask whether I'd enjoyed it. "Enjoyed?" I'd ask, confused.

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Fitness trends 2014: Zumba not the HIIT the trendspotters thought

Dance Fitness

Sarah Berry This year it's all been about the twerk. At least it has been according to the most searched exercise terms on Google.

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Lifting the bar

Nick Galvin in Body Pump

Nick Galvin When I was young, I owned a much-loved pair of Noddy shoes that had marked on the toe ''Right'' and ''Left''.

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Make your body really, really work

Man doing pushups.

Converts to HIIT, the fitness craze for 2014, argue that just two 35-minute sessions a week bring extraordinary benefits. Jim White is put through his paces.

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Meditation

Is meditation the perfect antidote to our tech-filled lives?

Nisha Lilia Diu As a major study finds meditation can be as effective as antidepressants in relieving anxiety, Nisha Lilia Diu takes part in a mindfulness class.

New year, new you

The inner body workout

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Michaela Fox Almost everyone starts a new year with plans to exercise more - getting fit is a perennial resolution. But it's not just squats and sweat that deliver results.