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Yoga Ashtanga Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Yoga Ashtanga.

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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

Low-Impact Exercises That Burn Major Calories

If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&...  Read more

How to Breathe During Exercise

When people begin a fitness program, they understandably have lots of questions, from how to perform certain moves to which exercises are most effective. One question that everyone seems to ask is how to breathe properly when working out. I know...  Read more

Exercise Matchmaking: Find the Right Fitness Relationship for You

A few years ago, a friend convinced me to try Zumba classes with her. I bought a package of five sessions, excited to see what all the hype was about—until I realized, about thirty seconds into the first class, that the other students had...  Read more

Over 110 Cardio Workout Ideas

You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func...  Read more

I've started doing #yoga I have a weight-loss vide
Updated 8/21/2016 12:38:45 AM

I've started doing #yoga I have a weight-loss video at home I've been doing but I want to expand. Does anyone recommend a certain type over another. A friend said hot yoga is her favorite. I'm trying to get ideas. Thanks...  Read more

Can anyone recommend a good yoga DVD?
Updated 8/17/2016 12:48:45 PM

Can anyone recommend a good yoga DVD?...  Read more

3 hours deep housecleaning yesterday, yoga today.
Updated 8/16/2016 11:35:30 PM

3 hours deep housecleaning yesterday, yoga today. I crashed. Slept all afternoon. Is this normal?...  Read more

Started my new goal of yoga in the morning before
Updated 8/15/2016 7:17:33 AM

Started my new goal of yoga in the morning before work and walking in the evening. I am trying to keep things consistent and simple. #firstpost...  Read more

yoga for big gals
Updated 8/17/2016 2:44:48 PM

hey everyone I wanted to share what i found on youtube while trying to find exercise videos I could do being 373 lbs [started at 389) and haveing hard time with alot of exercise. I found yoga for big gals its wonderful the ladies in the videos are bi...  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

Exercise is th key

Yoga & dancing are my favorite because I have fun while I'm doing them both & it makes me happy!30...  Read more

Yoga Lovers

If you love yoga, join us here....  Read more

Which Type of Yoga is Right for You?

These days, yoga classes are more popular than ever. The practice is popping up in gyms, schools, and even some stores, not to mention actual yoga studios! With so many varieties offered, how do you know which practice is right for you? Even for a ve...  Read more

DVD Review: Yin Yoga with Jennifer Kries

Life is all about balance. Yoga helps me balance my busy life. It tones and strengthens my body, and it also calms and quiets my mind. I practice and teach Ashtanga yoga, a rigorous and regimented branch of yoga with a long history and an emphasis on...  Read more