Indian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar dies at 95


NEW DELHI— Indian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar, who helped popularize yoga around the world and wrote 14 books on the subject, died Wednesday at age 95.

Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar’s death was reported on his website as well as by major Indian TV stations, which said he had been hospitalized with a kidney ailment over the past week in the western city of Pune.

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Jennifer Aniston's yoga secret

Hot off the mat

It’s no secret that Jennifer Aniston loves yoga, so we weren’t surprised to hear that she doubled her yoga sessions with Mandy Ingber when she got ready for her role as a stripper. We’ll never have a body like Jen’s—and that’s fine—but we’re all for doing more yoga to boost our health and self-confidence. If you’re looking to kick up your yoga practice to feel more comfortable at the beach, check out Jennifer Aniston’s yoga secrets below.

Follow Jen's yoga philosophy:

6 beach yoga poses

General by Jessica Bellofatto

Next time you’re at the beach and you’d like to take a little break from the water, try this beach yoga sequence from Jessica Bellofatto of KamaDeva Yoga.

I love the beach. It is easily my favorite place in the world. So for me, once the temperature heats up, it makes absolute perfect sense to take my yoga practice outside and onto the beach. Though sand is not the perfect surface for yoga, with a little flexibility (no pun intended), you can enjoy a full on yoga practice at the water’s edge. 

Teacher Training: In yoga or barre, we’ll take you far

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In yoga or barre, we’ll take you far!

4 tips for doing hot yoga safely in the summer


Recently, we posted a blog asking if you thought it was ever too hot for hot yoga (even though new research reveals that doing hot yoga is perfectly safe) and discovered that some of you stay away from heated classes during July and August. However, others of you still love hot classes as much during the summer as they do year-round.

10 yoga poses to beat stress

Yoga News

Look, it's true, we've been singing the praises of yoga for the past four years so if you're part of our beloved alignyo community - the word's out. We love yoga and simply -- it brings powerful and positive change to your life. Still, it's always nice to see mainstream media picking up the story.

CNN took a break from it's 'late breaking news' and provided its readers... and we're sharing with ours: 

10 yoga poses to beat stress


Vegan recipes for summer!


Celebrating summer should be about food, fun and fireworks, but the food doesn’t necessarily have to be grilled meats and cold beer. Check out these healthier vegan and gluten-free recipes that are perfect for summer get-togethers!

Coffee break: Iced almond milk latte recipe

Recipes by Sarah Miller

If you’re a coffee drinker, you know that a cold iced coffee on a hot summer’s day is an instant way to feel refreshed and energized. But paying $4 for an iced coffee at a local café everyday can become costly, and all of the unnatural sweeteners and additives that are often found in summer coffee drinks aren’t exactly good for you.

Making that yummy latte at home is much simpler than you may think. Bring out your inner barista and make our vegan hemp or almond milk latte recipe at home.

DIY Hemp/Almond Milk Latte

For the coffee concentrate:

4 healing benefits of aloe vera


As a kid your mom probably used aloe vera on you after getting badly sunburned. But when we dug a little deeper, we found out that aloe can basically help treat ANY skin problem imaginable! Aloe is a cactus plant that contains a healing clear gel inside it’s leaves. It acts as a protective layer that helps your skin lock in moisture, therefore helping it to heal quicker. Aloe leaves and 100% natural aloe gel are great to keep in your home, especially during summer to help soothe minor cuts, burns and bug bites.