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
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
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
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
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
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 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
39 I joined this week and read an article on yoga chair exercises. They worked really well for me at work. Now I haven't a clue where on this site they are located or what to look under to find them.... Read more
I am a new yoga teacher!! Loving it :)
Wondering if there are any Yogis out there?
I am a new teacher and also a fairly new yogi. 30
I'm working on practicing daily...
I have about 100 pounds to lose. (yes, i do yoga at 280 pounds. :p there... Read more
Working nights and getting home late, I sometimes find it hard to sleep. I've taken to putting my yoga mat out next to my bed before I go to work. When I get home, instead of sitting on the couch watching TV until I'm tired enough to sleep, I get in... Read more
At its very core, yoga is about connecting the mind and body. You can "do" yoga without any equipment at all. Even sitting and breathing mindfully as you quiet the mind is a form of yoga. That said, when you do a yoga DVD or take a class,... Read more
Editor's Note: We reviewed and subsequently recommended Abby Lentz's yoga DVDs. Her teaching style and devotion to making yoga accessible to everybody and every body is inspiring, and we were thrilled when she agreed to write a guest blog pos... Read more
Since I hurt my back I have been lying low on the exercise tip. I had my first full yoga class tonight and it kicked a*****. I love my instructor and my very best friend in the whole wide world takes the class with me. Her sister in law is also in t... Read more
Day 1 of the yoga challenge. Was nice. Nothing stressful. Just a 20 minute hip opening stretch session. Not much for calories but there are always many more benefits to reap from yoga (like the actual quiet that goes on in my head). I will enjoy this... Read more
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