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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

When is the Best Time to do Yoga?
Updated 9/24/2014 10:00:16 PM

I haven't done yoga, ever, and I want to start. I have stressful days and I'm not in the best of shape, so I think that would be a good place to start. I have dvds, I've done the typical thing, bought them and never used them. I'm finding that good...  Read more

ddp yoga
Updated 9/21/2014 4:56:26 PM

anyone tried this? Diamond Dallas Page yoga?...  Read more

Anyone out there do DDP (YRG) Yoga? It's not like
Updated 9/17/2014 7:32:39 AM

Anyone out there do DDP (YRG) Yoga? It's not like regular yoga. I do it every morning but not to sure how to track it. I sweat my butt off & 30 mins of power yoga on here is only 169 calories... I think I burn more... Any suggestions......  Read more

Yoga vs. playing an instrument. I've done both reg
Updated 9/12/2014 7:54:26 AM

Yoga vs. playing an instrument. I've done both regularly and there is no way playing an instrument for a half hour burns more calories than ashtanga yoga does. How are calorie calculations made for the fitness part?...  Read more

spinning nad yoga combo
Updated 9/10/2014 8:48:26 PM

Hey I am planning to do 2 hot power yoga and 2 45 mins spin classes a week. im looking to loose a lb a week where poss and was hoping this would send me on my way i have done boot camps that worked but injurys stop me now. running can be an iss...  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