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
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
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
It’s a common problem for many who exercise. It makes everyday activity difficult, and scares a lot of people away from any physical activity. It’s lower back pain. For those of you who suffer from it, there is hope. While there... Read more
A fitness trend is sweeping the nation that involves balancing oneself on an oversized ball while performing functional resistance movements. The ball is referred to as a "physio" or "Swiss" ball and has grabbed the attention of n... Read more
My first day using Spark People.
My sister's been trying to get me to do this for years.
I'm not confident in my ability to remain consistent.
I did a lot of things today that I wouldn't have gotten done if I wasn't working on setting... Read more
I recently discovered Tai Chi and really like it. I am older, out of shape, and the first day I started I felt so invigorated, and truly, I believe I felt my circulation kick into gear. A friend also gave me a book called a morning cup of Yoga. Ni... Read more
I am looking for a great yoga DVD for beginners. I am completely new to yoga and I would like one that has great explanation so I do the moves correctly. I want to improve my flexibility and have heard yoga is the best way to accomplish that. Does... Read more
k I am overweight and carry ALL my fat and weight in my upper and lower belly and my hips ( sides lower back)
and my behind.
I desperately wnat my tummy to go down.
I tend to drink a lot of pop I love sugar am addicted to junk food and pop but... 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
New to yoga? Try these basic yoga poses to get stronger and more flexible. Mountain Pose Stand tall with feet together, shoulders relaxed, weight evenly distributed through your soles, arms at sides. Take a deep breath and raise your hands o... 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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