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
There’s no doubt about it: trying to lose weight can be a stressful thing! There’s nothing like trying to stick to a “simple” weight loss plan for bringing you face-to-face with the frustrating complexities of human natur... Read more
While talking with my client, Dana, as she walked on the treadmill in my home studio, I couldn't help feeling sad. Her usually upbeat and vibrant demeanor was missing—and had been for several weeks. "I'm so depressed," s... Read more
There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also... Read more
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 60 million Americans suffer from insomnia each year. Many of these people rely on medication to fall asleep, but research shows that relaxation and meditation exercises can... 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 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 have recently begun taking some yoga classes and am finding that I like the more challenging ones best (like Power Flow or Ashtanga). I often feel quite sore (especially in the arms and core, but it varies by which poses we do) after t... Read more
I've just came through some health issues and need to do mild physical therapy. I need more flexibility and something easy on the body right now. I will eventually be able to do regular exercises again but want something in the interim. So I was thin... Read more
I have combined two stress reduction techniques - meditation and spirituality. Every night before I go to bed I listen to the day's installment of the Daily Audio Bible. (I set a goal of listening to the entire Bible in one year. So far, the streak i... Read more
I recently read that more doctors are prescribing yoga, meditation and other mind-body therapies to their patients. As a yoga teacher and student, this thrills me. Though I came to yoga on my own (actually at the urging of a friend), I think it's gre... Read more
Everywhere we turn, we’re faced with get-healthy guidelines. Exercise an hour daily! Eat tons of vegetables! Meditate! But who has the time (or money or energy) to do all this? Fortunately, it turns out that perfection is overrated and there is... Read more
Lately if I am not certain whether I am sincerely hungry, I do a little yoga or running, since those are activities that quickly put me in touch with my body because they feel good to do on an empty stomach-- very little else feels good. I have 20-m... Read more
Tonight at yoga we took it a level deeper on the side of controlled breathing and meditation and I realize that this will be a long journey to be able to control my 'monkey brain' which needs to be calmed in order to truly relax.
This is such a... Read more
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