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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
As a teacher, summer has always been my take care of me time. Exercise and 1,500 calories a day gave me a steady 2 pound a week loss. Not happening this time. I'm 54 and wondering if age has anything to do with it. Anyone else have this problem?... Read more
I just completed my first session of the "beginner beginner" series -- figured it would be a good way to get my feet wet with the whole DDP program which I'd bought awhile ago, but hadn't actually opened until yesterday. I used to really enjoy yoga... 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
Yoga is not just for stretching. It can also be meditative.I love the mind body connection with yoga.There are a lot of different types of yoga. I happen to love the following types of yoga:1. Kundalini - where you do a lot of fire breathing.2. H... 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 guy is awesome! Highly recommend spending a few minutes watching this amazing paraplegic yoga instructor. This video is listed under the Yoga & Pilates videos I'm going through, and I nearly didn't watch it because it looked like just info, no... Read more
May 31 I completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training course at Drishti Center in San Antonio. It was intense to say the least! But I loved it.
Today, June 2, I am starting Debbi's 21-Day Diet, combined with the Primal Blueprint Transition Program... Read more
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