The Roundup! Cold Yoga and Holiday Advice for Grinches

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Now that Thanksgiving has passed, we’ve entered the awkward time between holidays when no one knows what to do with themselves. Sound like you? There might be a few new ideas for you in this month’s roundup! You’ll find helpful ways to make a comeback after Thanksgiving excess, tips on combatting your inner Grinch so you can enjoy the rest of the holiday season more fully, and even a new kind of yoga class you probably haven’t tried yet: cold yoga.

How to Undo the Turkey Day Damage—Did you overdo it on Thanksgiving last week? There’s no need to repent by forcing yourself to follow a restrictive diet. This article offers some reasonable alternatives to crash dieting—like upping your water intake and getting back into your normal eating schedule—that will help you get yourself back on track in no time.

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Man Shoots 6 at Florida Yoga Studio, Killing 2 and Then Himself—We’re sure you’ve heard by now about the tragic shooting that occurred early this month at a Tallahassee, Florida yoga studio. We encourage you not to let the sad news in our community keep you from doing what you love. Instead, keep showing up on your mat and consider setting your intention, or Sankalpa, to honor the shooting victims.

Here’s How Popular Yoga and Meditation Really Are—Year by year, yoga continues to grow in popularity. Last year, around 14% of adults reported that they practice yoga, up from about 9.5% in 2012, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. As you might guess, more women reported practicing yoga than men, and more white adults reported practicing yoga than any other ethnicity. We still have work to do!

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“Cold Yoga” Is Having a Moment. Here’s What We Thought When We Tried It—Hot yoga is nothing new, but have you heard of cold yoga? Cryotherapy has long been used as a recovery method for extreme sports, and now yoga studios are teaching classes in cooler temps to take advantage of the benefits. Would you try it?

Advice for Grinches: How to Avoid the Holiday Funk—Do the holidays bum you out? Use these eight techniques to lift your spirits and help you get through the season with minimal grumpiness.

Stone Cold Steve Austin Has Stopped Drinking And Is Doing Yoga Instead—Two things you probably never expected to hear in the same sentence: Stone Cold Steve Austin and yoga! As part of a new health and wellness regimen, Austin, 53, has officially given up drinking and taken up yoga. He says he’s experiencing healthy weight loss as well as increased strength and flexibility. Congrats Steve!

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