Yoga

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.

Bottoms up for beer and yoga

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

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Nude yoga: the naked truth

The Age: News: 30 December 2012: Yoga Instructor Masha Gorodilova who is taking a New Years Eve Yoga Class from 10pm to 12:30am at Power Living Yoga Centre in South Melbourne.
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Sarah Berry Look, any excuse to get our kit off in public, right?

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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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Only in moderation

Extreme fitness fad has run out of puff

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Victoria Lambert Victoria Lambert welcomes a trend that encourages us to exercise only in moderation.

Health and fitness

Six 'health' fads that are doing more harm than good

It's time to get fit for summer, but not all the health fads out there are beneficial.

Rachel Clun While there's nothing run with taking up a new exercise or diet regime, there are a few fads at the moment that it's best to avoid – for the good of your health.

The two-minute stretch every desk worker should do before bed

Rachel Clun Many of us spend the work day hunched over a computer while seated at a desk.

Burn calories at your computer

Active work: work out at work.

Sarah Berry Active workstations offer a way to be sedentary less and burn calories more.

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Earth, wind and fire: Ayurveda for 'perfect' health?

Ayurveda: finding your own unique balance.

Sarah Berry I've heard the word 'Ayurveda' bandied around for several years now.

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Candice Swanepoel

Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel shocks the world by ... eating

Candice Swanepoel: eats food!

Quelle horreur. Even an angel eats.

Cinderella Tissue: the most critically ignored part of the body?

Treating fascia: the answer to tension and tightness?

Sarah Berry We are literally surrounded by the stuff. Matrix-like, it wraps around all 600 muscles in the body connecting them to each other and to our bones.

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Sexercise

Sexercise: an exciting alternative to the gym

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Matty Silver Sex should be considered a significant exercise for burning calories – that’s the happy conclusion reached in a study.

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Dame Helen Mirren's 12 minute exercise plan

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Olivia Parker Helen Mirren swears by a 12-minute fitness plan, but will it work for everyone

High-intensity fitness

What is the appeal of 'extreme exercise'?

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Sarah Berry Overheating, vomiting, enduring electric shocks, dehydration, bruises, cuts, kidney-failure and cardiac damage are just some of the potential risks of such high-intensity forms of fitness.

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Jesinta Campbell's top 10 tips for Canberra Times fun run

Happy selfie: Enjoy it! It's called a fun run for a reason.

Jesinta Campbell reveals her training tips for The Canberra Times Fun Run on September 7.