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When people begin a fitness program, they understandably have lots of questions, from how to perform certain moves to which exercises are most effective. One question that everyone seems to ask is how to breathe properly when working out.
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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
You probably know people who always seem happy. They greet the day with a smile on their face. They see the bright side of any situation. They believe that people are inherently good.
I consider myself to be one of those people.
I haven'... Read more
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
Hi there, first time posting here! I started my journey to get healthy. I have found I love love love yoga but am having problems finding an "accurate" number for calories burnt.
I have a 90 minutes beginner yoga class today, and while MyFitnes... Read more
I use to like occasionally doing yoga at the gym, but me and my hubby never went consistently enough to justify the cost, so we dropped the membership. I try to get outside and do some cardio a few days a week, but did always enjoy yoga and would lik... Read more
I just bought some DVDs by Peggy Cappy (you might know her from PBS fundraiser weeks). I hope to crack the first one open this evening. My goal is to build a daily meditation and yoga practice. I need to increase my flexibility and decrease my str... Read more
My husband and I have started doing yoga, and we are enjoying ourselves so much. I started it because I got the video cheap and he agreed to do it with me to humor me, but we were both pleasantly surprised how great it makes us feel. I normally dis... Read more
My Yoga teacher made a brief statement regarding 'non-attachment'. Be in the moment, do the work, without getting caught up in the outcome. I immediately related this to weight loss. When I got home, I revised my Sparkpage and deleted all dates-to-be... 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
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. 4 Reasons to Love the Body You Have Yoga JournalThis is a message we can't reiterate often enough: Love the body you have now!How Being Nice Can Boost Your Health ABC N... Read more
Life is all about balance. Yoga helps me balance my busy life. It tones and strengthens my body, and it also calms and quiets my mind. I practice and teach Ashtanga yoga, a rigorous and regimented branch of yoga with a long history and an emphasis on... Read more
This woman is absolutely one of my heroes. Maybe if I practice for the next 40 years, I can be like this at 95 too!
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