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
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
We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or... Read more
Most people begin a new fitness program with great intentions and lots of motivation--only to find both waning within a few weeks. The realities of work, school, social and family demands overwhelm the desire to get fit, and exercise gets puts on the... 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
Why are there points here on chat but not on friends feed. Being friends and adding that support is huge. Thanks to all that leave me comments there and on my profile. You are all my Heros!!... 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
There are many kinds of yoga, and many are very athletic and challenging. Some forms of yoga focus on deep stretching. Some types of yoga focus on meditation and relaxation. Below are some descriptions of this type of yoga.What is Yoga? The word... Read more
September is National Yoga Month! Time to unroll our mats, loosen up and chill out.If you've never tried yoga, this is a great time to check out a class. Throughout the month, studios across the country are offering even more free classes than us... Read more
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
I'm at day 10 of my 30-day yoga challenge. Today, I'd like to write down my reasons.
Why am I doing this?
1. My back often hurts and yoga helps me with that. I also stand more straightened.
2. I feel good afterwards. I'm satisfied that... Read more
Yoga is not an easy exercise 'program', but it is an overall excellent health plan. While it develops strength and flexibility, it also promotes better balance, better digestion and elimination, relaxation, and mental accuity! Really!! And so do... Read more
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