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
After my man came back fr a 1 month out of town job he's been back a week and I've gained like 7lbs! Pregnant so not trying to diet or anything but Geez! Haha we ate out 2 times already and have been cooking big meals. Must stop preggo or not! Lol... Read more
I kept mine in the back of my closet for a long time. I actually forgot they existed until recently. It is nice to be able to wear some of them again but I can see how it may be difficult to have them around.... Read more
I was a member of Sparks a few years ago and I haven't been active for a while. I really need to get back on again, doing my trails and watching my food intake. I don't know my weight right now, but I will eventually get on tomorrow morning. My goal... Read more
Hello everyone. My name is Jackie and I was on your site once before. I look forward to talking to everyone. I have gained a lot of weight and need to start eating right. My health hasn't been good since I gained the weight. I am hoping with the... 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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