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
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
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
Yoga vs. playing an instrument. I've done both regularly and there is no way playing an instrument for a half hour burns more calories than ashtanga yoga does. How are calorie calculations made for the fitness part?... Read more
Hey I am planning to do 2 hot power yoga and 2 45 mins spin classes a week.
im looking to loose a lb a week where poss and was hoping this would send me on my way i have done boot camps that worked but injurys stop me now. running can be an iss... Read more
So the last few days I've added yoga, some strength training, and general stretching into my work out. I have found the swimming has helped my endurance but I'm not as strong as I thought. I already knew I needed to work on my flexibility but didn't... Read more
I am finding it hard to stay ontop of things with my work schedual, two girls 10 and 12 and find time to exercise and sleep... I think that sleep is the worst, sleeping never more then 5 hours...sometimes in the day, sometimes in the night... I have... Read more
It's Saturday morning and there is an outdoor yoga class I have been meaning to go to on saturday mornings for months. I finally have a day off on saturdays but now i'm not sure if i am up for going or not. i'm getting over a cold and I really want... Read more
This past week I had lower back troubles with painradiating down both legs down onto my feet. Neverin my life did I ever feel pain like this. I did researchand I am not a big fan of medicine, so I turned my completeattention to Yoga and the differe... Read more
Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown = awesomeness. An hour of intense yoga using your body as weight. She uses a number of poses, transitions, and reps for a really challenging total body work out. I promise your mind and body will feel accomplished in th... 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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