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Yoga Back Stretch Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Yoga Back Stretch.

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

13 Yoga Poses for Runners

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

8 Seated Yoga Poses You Can Do from a Chair

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

Do You Have the Right Mat for the Job?

If you've ever stretched or exercised on a hardwood floor, you know just how uncomfortable it can be when sitting, kneeling, or trying yoga and Pilates exercises. For these activities, an exercise mat will offer support and traction, but not all...  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

How to get back on track during grieving
Updated 7/9/2014 7:48:31 PM

My dad died a month ago and in the weeks leading up to his death and after, all the momentum and energy I've had into my weight loss has gone out the window. Fortunately I've only gained 6 lbs back, but having a hard time re-engaging in the rigors of...  Read more

Back at Spark
Updated 7/7/2014 10:16:16 AM

Committing to this is everything. I stopped for no good reason. Left Hip flexor injury and right sprained ankle made me miserable. Got back into the water for therapy and now back to this....  Read more

I am back..have been for a couple of weeks...
Updated 7/7/2014 1:13:10 PM

I am very excited about this time...this is the longest I have ever tracked my calories. And I have to say I am under 170 pounds!!! it's been a long time since I have been under 170...My husband is doing this with me and it has helped him doing it wi...  Read more

Back at it...again
Updated 7/7/2014 8:23:30 AM

Hey everyone! I'm Jess, once upon a time I was fit and healthy. I got married, had a baby, blinked and I was 100 lbs over weight. *sigh* I've spent the last 5 years in this whirlwind of gaining weight, trying to lose weight, gaining it back and fee...  Read more

question about tracker when it comes back on line
Updated 7/5/2014 11:50:03 AM

when this thing finally comes back online it is going to dump/log our activity on the right days?? will it gives us our miles done/calories burned, steps taken, etc on the days we actually did them?? or will it just be lumped all together as one act...  Read more

Morning exercise

Try 30 mins of GENTLE exercise before breakfast. It helps to build an appetite if you don't like eating in the morning and leaves you feeling energised all day....  Read more

Back Pain and Stretching

It is sometimes really hard to workout when you have back pain. But I find that doing some light stretches be it Yoga or Regular is good to do too. Stretching helps keep you flexible and my even help with the pain....  Read more

Yoga Lovers

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

The 13 Best Yoga Poses for Runners

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

5 Minutes to Less Stress

Are you feeling tense? Do you suffer from back pain or stiffness? Whether you're an experienced yogi or a fitness newbie, whether you can touch your toes or are very inflexible, this 5-minute yoga-inspired stretching routine can help you unwind a...  Read more