Most of us give little thought to our stomachs, or any of our internal organs for that matter. We focus primarily on the muscles and bones, rarely paying attention to our organs until they cause pain or discomfort. People suffering from heartburn (GE... Read more
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
I just started a beginning yoga class and absolutely love it. But, I am very surprised with my level of soreness! At first I thought my sore muscles were from a tough tennis match, as my yoga class is very mild. We go through a series of poses, the... Read more
I have tried different combinations of these words but I can't find any thing in exercise tracker that will work. The class is a 45 min water aquatics-Arthritis class. There is about 10 min of high cardio but rest of movements are low impact exercise... Read more
Recently I started teaching boxercise class, usually I have two groups of people: one group is doing punches (jabs, hooks, upper cuts) and another group is doing exercises (burpees, push ups, sit ups, squat jumps etc.) and then they're... Read more
I have recently started doing TRX, and was surprised to not find it on Sparkpeople's fitness tracker. I thought this was a fairly popular fitness craze... So, I how do I figure my calories burned???... Read more
I was following the entire controversy for the past 5 days ... and I checked elsewhere on SparkPeople for this topic, and came up: crickets ...
A yogini who calls herself TheZenG, writes:
"I am always the only Black woman in my yoga c... 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
I have wanted to take a real yoga class for a long time. I have kind of played around with moves that I have found in magazine articles, but I know it is not the same thing. Age, Crossfit, and sitting a lot for work have played havoc with making my... Read more
My local YMCA has several yoga classes. 414 Most of them have an additional fee but I found one that is free. I can afford free. 244 I am able to take it in-between spinning classes. 332 It isn't at the most ideal time for me since I would rath... Read more
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