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
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
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
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
Ok, so I've been out cleaning up my lawn again this morning. Now, I love dogs, but, I have to ask...
Why on earth do people take their dogs out for walks so that they can go to the bathroom? I see it constantly...people out "walking" their dog... Read more
Are you more of a cat person or a dog person?
Me, I am more of a dog person, but I love animals all the same
Do you believe that there is truth behind your personality by leaning more towards one animal over the other?
Like for example:
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Hello! I have been losing weight on my own for a while now and I've lost almost 40lbs. but every once in a while I hit a wall and plateau.I am currently going to the gym and trying to eat better. But I need a little bit of "Spark" back in my routine.... Read more
My first day using Spark People.
My sister's been trying to get me to do this for years.
I'm not confident in my ability to remain consistent.
I did a lot of things today that I wouldn't have gotten done if I wasn't working on setting... 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
New to yoga? Try these basic yoga poses to get stronger and more flexible. Mountain Pose Stand tall with feet together, shoulders relaxed, weight evenly distributed through your soles, arms at sides. Take a deep breath and raise your hands o... Read more
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