A new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington has found that regular yoga practice may help normal-weight people prevent middle-age spread and may promote weight loss among those who are overweight.
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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 was pregnant with my daughter I asked a friend of mine, a mother of three, “Don’t you get bored staying home with the kids all day?” Looking amused she replied, “Oh, I find stuff to do.” Now that my... 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
Friendships seem to be front and center throughout childhood and early adulthood, but once careers get into full swing and families start to grow, female friendships often take a back seat to other priorities. Nurturing good friendships is hugely imp... Read more
I went to my first Zumba. Class last night. I was extremely nervous as a fat women I always worry about weather I will be able to do it. Or am I too big to do the excersiE. And should I stick to the aquasize till I am smaller. Well you can do it... Read more
a brisk walk or a short yoga sequence if i'm not feeling any energy. If i have a little pep i do the scientific 7 minute workout, it's a short and sharp all body workout that gets you going. i think there are a lot of short videos on here to follow... Read more
I am not really a fitness class person and I have some great fitness equipment and videos at home but recently I attended a zumba class and a yoga class free at my local gym. I asked and they were quite happy to let me try three free classes before... Read more
So I don't want to call it a wish list but I guess it is sort of.Once you get motiviated to move you will try new things so make a list of sports or excercises that you have never done.Like hiking (a specific place) try a yoga class, pilates class, s... Read more
Namaste! Today is Yoga Day USA--a great time to try out a yoga class. I started practicing yoga in college, when a friend and I signed up for a weekly 90-minute hatha yoga class at our university rec center. With plenty of stretching, basic poses and... Read more
September is National Yoga Month, so there's no better time to summon the courage to give it a try. You've heard all about how yoga can help increase flexibility, decrease stress and even relieve minor back pain. You've dispelled the myth... Read more
Two weeks ago, the only Yoga class that was available conveniently was the light Yoga class. I liked it, but didn't feel it was challenging enough.
Yesterday I attended my first "real" Yoga class at another location and it was wonderful. For s... Read more
My daughter invited me to attend a beginners' yoga class with her this morning. The instructor is one of her clients (my daughter is a massage therapist). So off we went. We spread our mats out on the back row, and began our first ever yoga class... Read more
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