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
I am so very proud of myself. I just finished doing 10 yoga ball squats, 10 yoga ball push ups, 10 regular squats, 10 3 lb weight arm circles, 10 2 lb weight arm circles, 10 toe touches and I also walked 3012 steps. I lost 42 calories from my steps.... Read more
day and do yoga or zumba or something more fun. I think I'm burning between 200 and 400 a day those 5 big days and another 100 or so on my bonus day. so total at least a thousand a week but up two 2000.... Read more
Most people roll up their yoga mats after class, but that transfers germs from the underside (floor) to the top side that you stand and lie on--ew! Use this trick to properly fold your yoga mat and keep the top side away from the germy underside.... 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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