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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

Does anyone know of some good yoga videos that he
Updated 8/23/2015 11:22:20 PM

Does anyone know of some good yoga videos that help with stretching and relaxation?...  Read more

Why I need yoga in my life( lower blood pressure,
Updated 8/23/2015 6:04:01 PM

Why I need yoga in my life( lower blood pressure, mental calmness, reduced stress, increased strength, greater flexibility, pain relief and prevention, better breath control, less post workout pain and more confidence)...  Read more

Sorted a box today, did some yoga, cleaned the liv
Updated 8/22/2015 8:04:51 PM

Sorted a box today, did some yoga, cleaned the living room, kitchen, master bed and bath. I feel like I accomplished a bit. I started feeling pain I haven't in awhile though. My left shoulder and neck are acting up :(...  Read more

Yoga and calories burned question
Updated 8/25/2015 11:05:16 AM

I have a question about the calories burned in Yoga. SP calls it general stretching, but I have a couple of Yoga DVDs that move at a rapid rate and really get my heart pumping. Wouldn't that be burning more than 85 calories in 30 minutes? Is the...  Read more

feeling great this morning. yoga later. gym this a
Updated 8/16/2015 9:36:50 AM

feeling great this morning. yoga later. gym this aftrenoon...  Read more

My Secret

I like to stretch and do some yoga poses while I'm watching tv or cooking dinner. It helps me get any kinks out of my body from working and, and it helps me center myself....  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 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

Yoga Poses Without a Mat

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Yoga Poses to Improve Sleep

I love to sleep! I mean who doesnít love to sleep?!?! You brush your teeth, set your alarm for the next morning, and crawl into bed. Dream World USA, Here I come! ZZZzzz, wait, what time is that meeting in the morning?! Donít forget t...  Read more