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About Yoga Resources

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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

Yoga is Fun!
Updated 7/3/2014 6:08:11 PM

I have decided to do 20 minutes of yoga everyday. It make me feel so energetic and alive. Anyone up for it???...  Read more

Calories burnt during yoga?
Updated 6/26/2014 1:01:03 AM

Hi there, first time posting here! I started my journey to get healthy. I have found I love love love yoga but am having problems finding an "accurate" number for calories burnt. I have a 90 minutes beginner yoga class today, and while MyFitnes...  Read more

Yoga DVD recommendations? YouTube?
Updated 6/19/2014 7:09:03 PM

I use to like occasionally doing yoga at the gym, but me and my hubby never went consistently enough to justify the cost, so we dropped the membership. I try to get outside and do some cardio a few days a week, but did always enjoy yoga and would lik...  Read more

Anybody practicing yoga?
Updated 6/16/2014 4:49:36 PM

I just bought some DVDs by Peggy Cappy (you might know her from PBS fundraiser weeks). I hope to crack the first one open this evening. My goal is to build a daily meditation and yoga practice. I need to increase my flexibility and decrease my str...  Read more

Yoga
Updated 6/12/2014 1:29:45 PM

My husband and I have started doing yoga, and we are enjoying ourselves so much. I started it because I got the video cheap and he agreed to do it with me to humor me, but we were both pleasantly surprised how great it makes us feel. I normally dis...  Read more

Do your yoga!

Working nights and getting home late, I sometimes find it hard to sleep. I've taken to putting my yoga mat out next to my bed before I go to work. When I get home, instead of sitting on the couch watching TV until I'm tired enough to sleep, I get in...  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

7 Yoga Essentials for Beginners

At its very core, yoga is about connecting the mind and body. You can "do" yoga without any equipment at all. Even sitting and breathing mindfully as you quiet the mind is a form of yoga. That said, when you do a yoga DVD or take a class,...  Read more

I'm Changing the Image of Yoga, One Pose and One Student at a Time

Editor's Note: We reviewed and subsequently recommended Abby Lentz's yoga DVDs. Her teaching style and devotion to making yoga accessible to everybody and every body is inspiring, and we were thrilled when she agreed to write a guest blog pos...  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