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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

Happy to be back again even though I'm fatter : )
Updated 7/25/2014 10:38:21 AM

Oh, god--just checked in after a 7-year hiatus. Gained back all my weight +13 pounds extra. Yowza--I am GREAT at the art of weight gain! 104 Well, I'm keeping my chin up. Just set some more goals and this time entered a specific food tracker p...  Read more

Did you Stretch After your Work out...
Updated 7/27/2014 8:01:16 PM

This is a Post for others to reply if you stretched after your muscles in your body is warmed up and it's better to stretch when your body has been moving around and won't strain... I thought that this was a good idea for others to keep in mind to st...  Read more

Cutting back on sodium
Updated 7/25/2014 9:21:40 PM

One thing while looking at my food tracker is I'm ALWAYS going over the sodium content for the day, which I think is detering weight loss efforts. We eat a lot of processed foods (like boxed meals, frozen pizzas, etc) Can anyone make recommendations...  Read more

Getting Back Into the Fitness "Game"
Updated 7/22/2014 6:27:50 PM

I've recently gotten back into exercising more regularly. Of course, my "I'm going to exercise 6 times a week" ends up with a reality of twice per week. I actually enjoy it a little while I am there & feel so good afterwards. It's the getting ther...  Read more

Climbing Back into the Saddle Once More
Updated 7/23/2014 10:05:44 AM

Hello everyone. My name is Yvonne. I am a 46 year old wife, mother and full-time employee. I am the epitome of yo-yo dieting. All of my growing up years, I was thin - so thin in fact that I was accused of being anorexic. Which was funny because...  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