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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

Tried yoga for the first time today, wow I don't b
Updated 6/30/2016 10:13:58 PM

Tried yoga for the first time today, wow I don't bend that way lol. Did fine but can't get my heels on the ground during downward dog. I like Zumba better but I run out of steam too fast. I'm going to keep up with both to improve....  Read more

Did the biggest loser yoga workout today!!! :) fel
Updated 6/30/2016 8:28:35 PM

Did the biggest loser yoga workout today!!! :) felt great. #biggestloser...  Read more

Looking for gentle stretches/yoga for someone with
Updated 6/30/2016 5:10:51 PM

Looking for gentle stretches/yoga for someone with #fibromyalgia. I need to stretch out these achy muscles in a way that won't over do it and wear me out but will help me loosen up a bit....  Read more

Was able to make it to yoga but had to leave 20 mi
Updated 6/30/2016 9:58:39 AM

Was able to make it to yoga but had to leave 20 minutes early for the bus but some is better then none got over my 30 minutes...  Read more

Anyone do yoga at home? Any tips on how to get sta
Updated 6/29/2016 12:46:32 AM

Anyone do yoga at home? Any tips on how to get started? Thanks! #yoga...  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