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
When I first started running, I felt sore and tight, despite stretching thoroughly afterwards. I started thinking that running wasn't meshing well with my yoga practice. Yoga helped me loosen my muscles, but running only seemed to tighten them. A... Read more
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
Although yoga has been around for thousands of years, it's become increasingly popular recently and has undergone quite the makeover. There are intense, sweaty styles of yoga that make the muscles of even the fittest people tremble; there are gen... Read more
We all know how important goal setting is to reaching our dreams. From walking four times a week to eating more fruits and veggies, declaring your healthy intentions is an awesome way to make positive changes in your life.
But if you’re lo... Read more
Tried chair yoga today. I found it so much easier on myself. I feel I am too large to do regular yoga; I tried and it was so painful. With chair yoga I still felt the stretch but without the sharp pain. Once the lbs melt away I'll try reg yoga again.... Read more
Anyone have suggestions for yoga? My belly and boobs get in the way for a lit of the forward folds, and my neck fat makes it hard to breathe with some of the positions too. I love the stretch I get, and relaxation though.... Read more
Well, I gave yoga a shot. I found it so hard to go slow and relax. I ended up doing my zumba workout as well because I didn't feel like I worked out enough with yoga. I think I do yoga on my rest day.... Read more
I have been watching videos on yoga for beginner's. I might give it a shot tomorrow for my workout.....Is anyone doing yoga? How do you find it? I'm a little nervous because I am heavy, will it hurt me if I'm too obese?... Read more
This past week I had lower back troubles with painradiating down both legs down onto my feet. Neverin my life did I ever feel pain like this. I did researchand I am not a big fan of medicine, so I turned my completeattention to Yoga and the differe... Read more
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
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
For many of us, exercise is the part of the day we look forward to. But for those who struggle with chronic pain, working out isn't enjoyable. It hurts. Knees are particularly vulnerable to pain during exercise (and afterwards). There... Read more
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