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
Every bride-to-be wants to look her very best on her wedding day. Once you've found that perfect dress, you're probably working extra hard at sticking to a healthy diet and exercise plan. Our wedding dress workouts will help you focus on and... Read more
If you’ve never tried a stationary bike, you’re missing out on a fantastic cardio exercise that strengthens your legs and lungs at the same time. A stationary bike is a low-impact option that's easy on your joints.
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Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re... Read more
My left leg is weaker and less stretchy than my right. I have broken a bone in that foot twice which is probably where the issues come from. It doesn't affect my everyday life until I am running, and I am training for a marathon. During my long runs... Read more
HELP!!!!!! I have degenerative disc disease in my lower back and bursitis in both hips. Since my mobility is limited by both my weight and years of sedentary lifestyle, I want to start moving again. Any ideas for exercising and stretching that won... Read more
Hi all. I was on Sparkpeople on and off a few years ago. I just came back from finals (grad school, mostly writing papers) and vacation (Belize! very beautiful) to find myself ten pounds heavier than I've ever been and my stomach with a purple mark I... Read more
I've been using this strap for stretching my muscles for months now. It really lets me get a much better stretch. I use it for all the muscles in my legs. Really helps after a good run.http://www.optp.com/Stretch-Out-Strap_ _440-2.aspx... Read more
I have recently incorporated stretching into my daily routine. How beneficial! Flexibility helps me more easily perform routine chores & reduces injury. The stretches for my lower back, including piriforms and hamstring, reduce lower back pain, w... Read more
In addition to the physical benefits of yoga, it has plenty of mental benefits as well. Certain poses can help energize you and others can help relax you. While I wouldn't recommend a full yoga practice just before bed, doing a few of these gentle,... Read more
When I first started running, I thought for sure it would be a bad combination with yoga. Running is repetitive, it can be hard on the body, and it's fast.After my first few runs, I felt sore and tight, despite my thorough stretching session afte... Read more
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