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Margaret Burns Vap


One Week of One-Pose Wonders

Fall has arrived. It often feels more like a new beginning than New Year’s: that lovely chill in the air, back-to-school time, settling down from summer. It also usually means a big shift in daily schedules, which always takes some getting used to. As…

September 20, 2011
Before Bed Yoga
DIY Workouts Yoga

Before Bed Yoga

How many times has this happened to you: you’re laying in bed hoping to get to sleep, but the more you fret about the sleep you need, the more elusive it becomes. Many times when we get our bodies into bed, they somehow miss…

August 3, 2011
Travel Yoga

Travel Yoga Practice

Travel yoga has been on my mind lately. Late last year, my family and I temporarily relocated from Montana to London, UK. After getting ourselves settled, my yoga practice also settled into a spectacular daily routine as I took advantage of what the London…

May 12, 2011

Gift Picks: Yoga Books & Music

Do you have a yogini on your holiday shopping list? Chances are, she doesn’t need another yoga mat, and you probably already got her an Athleta gift card. Help her deepen her practice with everyone’s favorite fallback gift — books and music. But wait!…

November 26, 2010
DIY Workouts Yoga

Mini Yoga Practice: Hip Opening

One of my first yoga teachers called the hips “the attic of the body.” Like the attic with its forgotten clutter, we frequently forget about the tension in our hips. It’s easier to recognize when tension shows up in our necks and shoulders, and…

September 20, 2010
DIY Workouts Yoga

Chandra Krama: Summer Yoga

Summer’s in full swing, and while that means lots of good things, it can also feel a little too hot sometimes. Most of us love the chance to get outdoors more often to enjoy warmer temps and longer days, but too much heat and…

June 23, 2010
DIY Workouts Yoga

Cowgirl Yoga: Poses for Riders II

It’s a bit amusing what some people imagine Cowgirl Yoga to be when they first hear of it: visions of handstands in the saddle, hanging upside down off the horse, or wild arm balances at the gallop all seem to dance through their heads.…

May 4, 2010
DIY Workouts Yoga

The 5 Warrior Warm-Up

I know some of you out there aren’t yoginis. You’d rather lace up your running shoes, hop on your bike, or do whatever other activity calls your name. I know your type well, and I must admit to having a part in bringing many…

March 29, 2010
DIY Workouts Snow Sports Yoga Yoga for Athletes

Après-Ski Asana

The return of ski season means sore muscles that are trying to remember all the right moves (you want me to do what?!). Many other activities emphasize the importance of what you do to warm-up, and while I’m not negating that for skiing (in…

January 26, 2010

OM for the Holidays: How to Detox Now

Every year around this time I am reminded of the difference perspective can make. I have a vivid childhood memory of waiting for Christmas — it always seemed like the season leading up to this much-anticipated day lasted an eternity. These days, I’m desperately…

December 11, 2009