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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

Yoga
Updated 12/15/2014 4:07:03 PM

I hear Hatha Yoga is good for senior citizens. What is it and what are some good instructional video's?...  Read more

Looking for Fitness/health/Yoga buddy in Tokyo. I
Updated 12/11/2014 3:32:41 AM

Looking for Fitness/health/Yoga buddy in Tokyo. I want to be consistent in this journey of being fit, im having a lot of ups and down with my fitness and sometimes it just make me feel down...  Read more

Please Add Me! Vegan/Yoga/Lots to lose!
Updated 12/6/2014 6:27:49 PM

Hello. I'm a 29 year old Florida girl. My best weight was 145 at 5'9, and that's my goal now. I need to lose about 75 to get there. I want to incorporate yoga as part of my daily lifestyle, as well as learn more about weight training. I was a vegan f...  Read more

Yoga- need to find a good beginners series for yog
Updated 12/4/2014 11:18:17 PM

Yoga- need to find a good beginners series for yoga. I want to take 30 days of before and after poses. I miss being flexible!...  Read more

Does anyone do yoga???? I am use to face paced tae
Updated 12/2/2014 9:01:15 PM

Does anyone do yoga???? I am use to face paced taebo but am afraid of plateauing....  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