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.
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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
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
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
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.
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270 lbs, 23 years old and recently unemployed. I have nothing but TIME on my hands and NO excuses left. NONE. And I realized that today.
Ive tried starting workout programs, purchasing DVDs, going to the gym like its my JOB, all that. I just ne... Read more
Why I need yoga in my life( lower blood pressure, mental calmness, reduced stress, increased strength, greater flexibility, pain relief and prevention, better breath control, less post workout pain and more confidence)... Read more
Sorted a box today, did some yoga, cleaned the living room, kitchen, master bed and bath. I feel like I accomplished a bit. I started feeling pain I haven't in awhile though. My left shoulder and neck are acting up :(... Read more
I have a question about the calories burned in Yoga. SP calls it general stretching, but I have a couple of Yoga DVDs that move at a rapid rate and really get my heart pumping. Wouldn't that be burning more than 85 calories in 30 minutes?
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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
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
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
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
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
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