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
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
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
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
Tonight Will Be My Time To Start Back My Diet......19 And Want To Loose At Least 30 By December Taking Phetermine And Doing Insanity And Only Eating Fruits And Vegetables..... saying I'm Starting Tonight Because That's When I Go To Work.Wish Me Luk !... Read more
Hi I'm starting back after being gone from Sparkpeople for a long time. I did Weight Watchers about 2 years ago and I lost about 30 lbs. After I went into maintanence, I started going back to my old habits and then I quit going. Now I've gained almos... Read more
Going back on track today after a cheat day yesterday. Not frustrated. I can't believe I ate all those buffalo wings! Lmao Oh well, no worries. *brushes off my shoulders* Let's do this!! We can all do this!! Holla back! Lol... Read more
Starting a new journey. Not looking back to the time I failed anymore. Just looking forward to the road ahead of me. Use to reward myself with food when I was doing well. NO MORE!! I realize now that it sabotages my end...no...my life goal.... Read more
Today is the first day back on my Take It Off program. Gained 15lbs over the summer. I am lazy when having to do this on my own. My husband is very supportive but he doesn't fully understand the negative feelings I have towards myself.... Read more
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
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
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
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