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A Beginner's Guide to Yoga

Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and...  Read more

Relax Your Mind and Body with Yoga

Is stress wearing you down? Are your muscles tense and your posture less than perfect? Bringing yoga, a touch of Eastern culture, into your Western lifestyle may be the perfect answer to help you unwind both your body and mind. People of all age...  Read more

''I Tried Hot Yoga''

I’m not sure when it was that I first heard about hot yoga, but I just assumed that it was one of those passing exercise fads. Only…I kept hearing about it. My friends were raving about it. Then my sister became a convert and told me tha...  Read more

Yoga Helps Prevent Middle-Age Spread

A new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington has found that regular yoga practice may help normal-weight people prevent middle-age spread and may promote weight loss among those who are overweight. ...  Read more

Do You Have the Right Mat for the Job?

If you've ever stretched or exercised on a hardwood floor, you know just how uncomfortable it can be when sitting, kneeling, or trying yoga and Pilates exercises. For these activities, an exercise mat will offer support and traction, but not all...  Read more

First time waking up a little early to try yoga be
Updated 8/31/2016 7:14:56 AM

First time waking up a little early to try yoga before breakfast. Just a quick 10 minutes, but that's more than yesterday.;)...  Read more

Got my yoga in before my first cup of coffee!
Updated 8/29/2016 9:50:59 AM

Got my yoga in before my first cup of coffee!...  Read more

I tried yoga today, man do I have 0 range of motio
Updated 8/27/2016 1:16:07 PM

I tried yoga today, man do I have 0 range of motion! Anyone have yoga experience and advice to help ease this? #yoga #rangeofmotion...  Read more

I'm going to try to find a good yoga video maybe o
Updated 8/26/2016 9:15:49 PM

I'm going to try to find a good yoga video maybe on Netflix any suggestions ?...  Read more

#yoga on #sparkpeople.tv check out videos by Shiva
Updated 8/25/2016 6:27:02 AM

#yoga on #sparkpeople.tv check out videos by Shiva Rea. She's amazing. She's also on YouTube @wanderlust...  Read more

Yoga to destress and relax

There are many kinds of yoga, and many are very athletic and challenging. Some forms of yoga focus on deep stretching. Some types of yoga focus on meditation and relaxation. Below are some descriptions of this type of yoga.What is Yoga? The word...  Read more

Lululemon Athletica Free Yoga

Lululemon Athletica stores have free yoga at their store go to their website to find a location and yoga schedule...  Read more

Yoga Lovers

If you love yoga, join us here....  Read more

Links Roundup: Low-Calorie Pasta Recipes

A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. Give It a Twirl: Low-Calorie Pasta RecipesPasta lovers, take note. All of these recipes--from Lemony Carrot Risotto to Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells--have 500 calories...  Read more

You Did Your Best--Now Do Better

I'm a bit of a perfectionist. While I've learned to love myself, flaws and all, I still struggle with the concept of making mistakes. Recently, I discovered that I was imparting pressure and expectations upon my yoga practice, inflicting guil...  Read more

Yoga Yoga Yoga Yoga Yoga

Since I hurt my back I have been lying low on the exercise tip. I had my first full yoga class tonight and it kicked a*****. I love my instructor and my very best friend in the whole wide world takes the class with me. Her sister in law is also in t...  Read more

Yoga, yoga, yoga, yoga

Day 1 of the yoga challenge. Was nice. Nothing stressful. Just a 20 minute hip opening stretch session. Not much for calories but there are always many more benefits to reap from yoga (like the actual quiet that goes on in my head). I will enjoy this...  Read more