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
If it's true that "pain is weakness leaving the body," a lot of us must be pretty darn strong by now. For many, some degree of discomfort is an unfortunate fact of life. According to data from the 2012 National Health Interview... Read more
I’m not sure when it was that I first heard about hot yoga, but I just assumed that it was one of those passing exercise fads. Only…I kept hearing about it. My friends were raving about it. Then my sister became a convert and told me tha... Read more
Is stress wearing you down? Are your muscles tense and your posture less than perfect? Bringing yoga, a touch of Eastern culture, into your Western lifestyle may be the perfect answer to help you unwind both your body and mind.
People of all age... Read more
Ridiculous impulse buy--electronic yoga pants that take your measurements and locate the perfect pair of jeans for you. I can't believe I bought them, but I'm pretty stoked I don't have to fumble around with measuring tape. Jeans part an added bonus... Read more
I am 50 years old and work with special ed children in our local school system. I need help on handling a situation at my home. I have two adult daughters that both still live at home, one moved back after graduating college (which my husband and I... Read more
Took my first yoga class earlier this week and loved it. Couldn't believe how sore I was yesterday. Actually looking forward to tonight's class. Don't u love when u challenge urself to try something new and u realize u can actually do it!... Read more
CautionsWhile yoga is right for just about anyone, there are some medical conditions that may limit what you can do. "Yoga practice often includes back bends and forward bends, so if you currently have an acute back injury, some positions might aggr... Read more
There are many kinds of yoga, and many are very athletic and challenging. Some forms of yoga focus on deep stretching. Some types of yoga focus on meditation and relaxation. Below are some descriptions of this type of yoga.What is Yoga? The word... Read more
For years celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston have attributed their lean physiques and flexibility to yoga, an activity that has been practiced for thousands of years. Even SparkPeople's own dailySpark.com editor, Stepfanie... 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
I have a Beginners Yoga DVD that I do when I feel the need to relax and unwind. It works, for the most part, except that there were a couple of poses that I could never do correctly, like the child's pose, which is probably the easiest for most peop... Read more
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