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Yoga Poses Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Yoga Poses.

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A Beginner's Guide to Yoga

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

13 Yoga Poses for Runners

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

Exercise and Your Period

For two years I was a sex-ed teacher. One of my favorite subjects to teach was puberty, which required me to ever-so-gingerly reveal the story of the birds and the bees to a room full of red-faced fourth graders. Over the course of three days, I&rsqu...  Read more

8 Healthy Energy Boosters

You're sitting at work, and you feel yourself drifting off. Your head is bobbing, and you're minutes away from zonking out completely. Sure, you plan to hit the hay early tonight to make up for it, but you need help NOW. (Snoring or drooling...  Read more

Relax Your Mind and Body with Yoga

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

Types of Yoga - DDP yoga, Rodney Yee?
Updated 8/29/2014 4:46:12 PM

I like Rodney Yee's style of yoga but have not been able to find any similar instructors/videos. I know it's my lack of knowledge of yoga styles (though I've tried to educate myself, but I'm not dropping $$ on possibilities until I know what I'm get...  Read more

Is Yoga Cardio or strength training?
Updated 8/25/2014 8:10:13 AM

I've been doing some yoga and, for me, it's a serious workout. As in I experience muscle soreness for 2-4 days after doing it so I'm wondering would it be considered cardio or strength training??...  Read more

Yoga Chica's new plan for success
Updated 7/31/2014 12:43:28 AM

Time to get seriously serious! My eating plan: Breakfast will be a fruit and greens smoothie or scrambled egg with veggies Lunch will be a large salad with beans or small amount of meat Dinner will be a combo of protein, coo...  Read more

what are the exact benefits of yoga?
Updated 7/30/2014 2:58:58 PM

hello, quite a lot has been written on yoga, however, besides being a healthy exercise what exactly are the proven benefits from yoga? ...  Read more

Yoga is Fun!
Updated 7/23/2014 4:21:17 PM

I have decided to do 20 minutes of yoga everyday. It make me feel so energetic and alive. Anyone up for it???...  Read more

Off the couch, on the floor..

Determined to stay off the couch in the evening after a long day and exercise, I found if I sit on the floor I end up doing all my Calisthenics, yoga poses and stretching, while hanging with hubby and enjoying our tv show....  Read more

Yoga in Bed

Have trouble getting down on the floor to do yoga poses (or sit ups, or push ups, etc.)? Or maybe you're like me and struggle to get up when you're done? No problem! You can do a lot of those exercises IN BED until you're strong enough to do them on...  Read more

Yoga Lovers

If you love yoga, join us here....  Read more

8 Beginner Yoga Poses

For years celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston have attributed their lean physiques and flexibility to yoga, an activity that has been practiced for thousands of years. Even SparkPeople's own dailySpark.com editor, Stepfanie...  Read more

Yoga 101: Poses for Beginners

New to yoga? Try these basic yoga poses to get stronger and more flexible. Mountain Pose Stand tall with feet together, shoulders relaxed, weight evenly distributed through your soles, arms at sides. Take a deep breath and raise your hands o...  Read more

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YOGA POSES for my friend, DETERMINEDJANET

My Sparkfriend Janet has been having problems with her knees. She was inspired by my blog about how yoga saved my knees. I've decided to post some pics of the yoga poses which have helped my knees with their flexibility and strength. Although I...  Read more