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 struggled with bouts of depression and anxiety in my teens and early 20s. It was in the middle one of those battles, during my junior year of college, that I discovered yoga. A friend saw a flier for an eight-week yoga session at the campus rec cen... 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
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
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
As much as that sounds like the tagline for a sitcom, it is actually my life. They are all in their late 20's (I am 26). I live with my honey, his cousin, and his best friend. I love it- it's like our own little family.
I'll pose my question fir... Read more
Okay so I was poking around my healthy me fitness board on pinterest and I cam across something that I pinned. I decided to click on it and I am glad I did. It has tons of free full length yoga classes. Y'all may know about it already but just in... Read more
I have some kitchen gadgets that I find really useful in helping keep my diet in check.
Whirley Pop - I use this with coconut oil for making popcorn. I feel it is much safer and more healthy than the microwave stuff....tastes better too and th... Read more
I have been debating for a while about whether to take up yoga as a part of my life and being more active. I have plenty of things, activities, and hobbies I enjoy but none really bring a sense of calm, connectivity, and still have energy and activit... 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
Call me biased, but I think the world would be a much better (calmer, happier and nicer) place if everyone did yoga. It can help so many of our day-to-day troubles.Had a rough day? Do yoga. Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Try yoga. Feeling blue? Yoga a... Read more
In yoga, as in life, some things come easier than others. An affinity for sweat-free exercise, natural flexibility, and a desire to find peace led me to the practice, and the strength, calm, and support I found in Ashtanga yoga kept me there.
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