If you've ever stretched or exercised on a hardwood floor, you know just how uncomfortable it can be when sitting, kneeling, or trying yoga and Pilates exercises. For these activities, an exercise mat will offer support and traction, but not all... 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
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
Most people begin a new fitness program with great intentions and lots of motivation--only to find both waning within a few weeks. The realities of work, school, social and family demands overwhelm the desire to get fit, and exercise gets puts on the... Read more
Getting fit can be a pricey endeavor. From having the proper footwear to the right sweat-wicking apparel to the gadgets, gizmos and equipment that promise to help get you to your fittest and healthiest, you can spend a small fortune on working out. B... Read more
Well. I'm not going to get my yoga in after all. I did 24 haircuts at work today and now my plan is to ice my back for the evening. Oh well, so it goes. Got pretty close to my step goal so I'm happy... Read more
I'm coming back to sparkpeople for another try after a long break. It seems like I remember in the past that the website would create a strength training program with specific exercises for me. Now, I can't seem to figure that part out have no idea... Read more
I'm very much a beginner at yoga and still about 60lbs overweight. I used to do some Kundalini yoga videos years ago before I gained weight, but wondered if there was a good video or technique you could recommend to a complete beginner... 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
This week's dailySpark Holiday Giveaway is perfect for the yoga lovers out there--like me! As a gift to myself for completing yoga teacher training, I purchased a new mat. It was just any mat. It was, as my teacher calls it, the Cadillac of mats: a M... Read more
Normally I wouldn't even be functioning at this time of morning... haven't even finished my first cup of coffee! However, I found THIS
over at Woot and wanted to share it with folks! It's a... Read more
About a year ago, I began yoga. About a month ago, my first ma wore out from use. However, it was still in one piece so I decided to make use of it. So far, here is what I do with my spare yoga mats:
1.) Seat Protector ~ I have a puppy who has... Read more
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