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Ashtanga Yoga Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Ashtanga Yoga.

How to Breathe During Exercise

When people begin a fitness program, they understandably have lots of questions, from how to perform certain moves to which exercises are most effective. One question that everyone seems to ask is how to breathe properly when working out. I know...  Read more

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

Low-Impact Exercises That Burn Major Calories

If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&...  Read more

Over 110 Cardio Workout Ideas

You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func...  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

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

Exercise is th key

Yoga & dancing are my favorite because I have fun while I'm doing them both & it makes me happy!30...  Read more

Yoga Lovers

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

Which Type of Yoga is Right for You?

These days, yoga classes are more popular than ever. The practice is popping up in gyms, schools, and even some stores, not to mention actual yoga studios! With so many varieties offered, how do you know which practice is right for you? Even for a ve...  Read more

DVD Review: Yin Yoga with Jennifer Kries

Life is all about balance. Yoga helps me balance my busy life. It tones and strengthens my body, and it also calms and quiets my mind. I practice and teach Ashtanga yoga, a rigorous and regimented branch of yoga with a long history and an emphasis on...  Read more

Ashtanga yoga - 350 calories/hour

The spark estimates 150 for this power yoga but that is so wrong. It's hard! But it is user dependant. I'm thinking I'm going to take the exercises I struggle with in class and try do them every morning before work. I think yoga is really going...  Read more

Ashtanga Yoga

So I finally got back to the gym, lazy run. Not really. Not lazy by my old standards. But I could barely run 10 mins without walking. Oh well. It was on the boring treadmill looking out the same old window running in one spot. Still did about 20 mins...  Read more