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Nicole Scherzinger Is A Bikini Clad Yogi In Hawaii!

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nicole scherzinger does some yoga on the beach in a bikini in hawaii

We know Bikram yoga is supposed to be done in a hotter environment, and we're guessing Nicole Scherzinger's bod was enough to bump up the temperature a few degrees!

The X Factor judge recently made her way back home to Hawaii for some quality family time, and used the opportunity to soak in some sun on the beach!

Nicole proved that 35 is the new 25 as she slipped into a bikini on showed off her amazingly banging body. But she wasn't just there to show off her insanely seksi figure as she made sure to

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Yoga Is Good For Runners

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Runners tend to be an energetic group, who love to constantly be on the go.

So nothing would seem more counterintuitive than recommend they sit around for long periods of time, not moving.

But yoga is great for runners! And it gets more important as they age.

The older you get, the more injury prone you become, so having stronger, looser muscles is definitely a benefit.

You may find that doing yoga for your health and flexibility will lead to a meditative benefit as well.

Sometimes it's just good to get away from your computer and just do nothing.

There are so many different types of yoga, there's got to be one that suits you.

Give it a try!

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Stay balanced (even if you don't do yoga.) Build flexibility while building strength. Too much of anything is harmful. You don't want to be as flexible as Gumby, but not be strong enough to get out of a yoga pose. Nor do you want to be strong enough to lift a small elephant, but not be able to bend down and tie your shoes. Be balanced and be strong.

- Celebrity yoga instructor and founder of Sol Power Yoga, Jessica James

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How Jennifer Aniston's Yoga Teacher Keeps Her In Movie Star Shape

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Jennifer Aniston Yoga Instructor

A recent survey has revealed that 65% of the women in America wish they had Jennifer Aniston's abs.

Well ladies, that toned tummy didn't appear over night. In fact, it's the result of working out for 22 long years with El Lay yoga instructor Mandy Ingber!

The successful teacher created and coined her "yogalosophy" by combining traditional yoga poses with calisthenics to increase body strength and flexibility.

In the interview below, Mandy not only discusses what it's like working with Jen, but what it takes to get a body like hers — motivation, dedication, and hydration!

What pose is hardest for Jen?

“It may be plank. I hear her grunt with that one sometimes. Or bringing the knee to the forehead from downward-facing dog—the moves that really engage the core.”

What poses does Jen like the most?

“She likes sun salutations. Those are good for her arms. And she loves balancing poses. She’s very focused and graceful. She could stay in tree pose longer than I could! She’s learned how to stay focused amid a bunch of other stuff happening.”

How are celebs like Jen different when they practice yoga?

“They’re not. There’s no secret. Everyone has to heat up and sweat through it. I’m not here to feed spirituality. I’m no guru, and I don’t see myself as that. Spirituality is highly personal. But what I do with celebs is motivate to keep their workouts going. People need motivation on a daily basis.”

What’s different about your approach to yoga?

“It’s light-hearted and open-minded. I don’t take it too seriously. Life is hard enough—exercise is hard enough! Yoga is detached in a way. It shows you that you shouldn’t let things bother you too much.”

How should you prepare for a hot yoga class?

“Hydration is key. Coconut water or Emergen-C, the vitamin drink mix, are full of electrolytes to fuel the body and have nutritional value but won’t give you that full-stomach feeling, which can make it hard to practice yoga.”

I’ve seen people suddenly explode into tears or laugh like hyenas in classes. What’s that about?

“Yoga can trigger a hit and release sensation. We hold a lot in our bodies. When we get physical and start moving, old stuff comes up to be released. That’s part of the purification process. That’s part of the transformation. We all feel so much better after. The real teacher is your body.”

[Image via WENN.]

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How To Maximize The Benefits Of Stretching

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Because who doesn't want to be more flexible?

We thought stretching was the best way to achieve that goal, but Scott from Dynamics of Motion is hear to let us know that stretching ALONE isn't enough!

What's the secret to the best stretch of your life? We'll give you a hint. It's in his hand!

Check out the video above to find out how to maximize the benefits of stretching!

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