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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

Just wanted to share, I have started doing a yoga
Updated 11/23/2014 5:13:39 PM

Just wanted to share, I have started doing a yoga video for weight loss at home. I love it! My fear was that it would be too boring hard but I am happy with it. The brand is Gaiam, I got it at a thrift store for $2....  Read more

Yoga and pilates question. I do my workouts at hom
Updated 10/28/2014 5:32:28 PM

Yoga and pilates question. I do my workouts at home, and spend all my money on bills and kids. So any suggestions on what I can use as a toga or pilates mat? I want to give new exercises a try, but lack equipment....  Read more

Has anyone tried yoga when they were heavier? What
Updated 10/17/2014 7:12:04 PM

Has anyone tried yoga when they were heavier? What did you think? Did you like it better than an average work out video?...  Read more

I love going to yoga but have a hard time with som
Updated 10/24/2014 10:00:18 AM

I love going to yoga but have a hard time with some positions because my big belly and big chest get in the way! Lol! Tell me I'm not the only one with this issue ;)...  Read more

Yoga with a wrist injury?
Updated 10/7/2014 9:20:51 PM

Before going away to college I did martial arts. I sustained a wrist injury that prevents me from bending it too far or putting to much pressure on it. I, however, have begun looking into yoga because I have so little space. My problem is many yoga m...  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

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