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Astanga Yoga Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Astanga Yoga.

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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

Started practicing Yoga yesterday & sooo sore! Har
Updated 4/19/2015 12:02:04 PM

Started practicing Yoga yesterday & sooo sore! Hard work but fun. And I ordered my Spark Activity Tracker this morning. Time to get up off my butt and do some honest work on myself!...  Read more

Going to start a yoga class (beginner) and wondere
Updated 4/11/2015 10:59:31 AM

Going to start a yoga class (beginner) and wondered if it makes sense to get in a little cardio (walk) too. But should I do it before or after? Before to then stretch in class, or after when I'll be nice and loose? Opinions please?...  Read more

Logging yoga?
Updated 3/30/2015 6:11:46 AM

Logging yoga?...  Read more

I'm feeling sore today too. Going to do some yoga
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I'm feeling sore today too. Going to do some yoga and maybe a little lighter-than-avg lifting....  Read more

Benefits of panting dog breath of fire in yoga?
Updated 3/24/2015 1:47:03 AM

I'm not quite sure what this breathing technique is about if you have any information please share :)...  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

Break the Strings and Move Freely in the World

For three generations, women in my family have had low back problems that required surgery. My great-grandmother and grandmother each suffered a herniated disc; my mom has degenerative disc disease, which has led to four surgeries and years of debili...  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