Stretching & Yoga

How to Have a Home Yoga Practice That Sticks

When it comes to yoga teachers, Cyndi Lee is the top of the top—the world-renowned founder of Om Yoga, she is also the author of five books (with a sixth in the works) and, through her teacher-trainings, is a force behind many of the greatest instructors on the planet. She is also about as real as they come. Real Simple deputy editor Danielle Claro asked Cyndi about that ever-elusive entity: the steady home practice.

How Yoga Helps to Keep Your Brain Healthy

Those sun salutations are good for more than a strong core and flexibility. They may give you a sunny disposition, too.

6 Ways to Improve Your Balance

It’s a tricky walk on the high wire, trying to find just the right balance in your life: of work and personal, of family and friends, of diet and exercise, in beauty routines, and even of social media usage. Here’s how to find your balance.

5 Conditions That Can Cause Balance Problems


Because balance relies on so many systems in the body, a wide variety of ailments can make you wobble. Here are some of the most common culprits.

5 Expert Balance Exercises

Having a well-developed sense of balance is critical to your overall physical fitness. These five exercises strengthen muscles as they build balance.

6 Ways to Improve Your Balance

Balance doesn’t just look impressive; it’s crucial to physical fitness. Here’s why you should work on yours with small daily challenges.

5 Exercises That Work Your Inner Ballerina

Maybe you’ll never be a ballerina, but you can tone your body as dancers do, following this ballet barre–inspired workout.

5 Common Health Goals: Diet vs. Exercise

You’ve set a health goal—to lose weight, increase your energy, boost your libido. So what approach will work better, diet or exercise?

8 Highly Effective Super-Exercises

Work out smarter, not harder: These superpower moves—which target multiple muscle groups at once—help you get better results in less time.

6 Types of Yoga Defined


Don’t get in a twist over which type to choose. This guide will help you find a practice—whether you’re looking for muscle tone or peace of mind.


6 Exercises That Stretch You Out

No flexibility in your schedule? Rest assured, this stretching routine is quick—and its benefits are many.

4 Ways to Relieve Sore Feet

Four quick and easy routines to soothe your soles.