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Ashtanga Yoga Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Ashtanga Yoga.

How to Breathe During Exercise

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. I know...  Read more

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

How Yoga Helps Relieve Pain

My mom used to love aerobics. Back in the '80s, she had an electric blue workout outfit that I liked to wear when I played dress up. She did Jane Fonda's toning tapes in front of the TV, walked (with her Walkman) in the mornings with a fr...  Read more

Low-Impact Exercises That Burn Major Calories

If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&...  Read more

Over 110 Cardio Workout Ideas

You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func...  Read more

Yoga
Updated 3/28/2014 2:42:23 PM

Hello - I just started dieting. This is my 19th day. I have lost 4 lbs and have strictly stuck to my calorie intake. I just started doing Yoga (gentle flow) and am wondering if this will help with weight loss. I don't to much exercise outside of...  Read more

Going to my first yoga class tomorrow!
Updated 3/22/2014 10:10:45 PM

I have never done yoga before, though I have always been drawn to it. I never wanted to start with videos because I always felt that it would be best for me to have an instructor, especially in the beginning, to help me know how to do the poses prope...  Read more

Sore from yoga??
Updated 3/1/2014 6:40:00 PM

I just started a beginning yoga class and absolutely love it. But, I am very surprised with my level of soreness! At first I thought my sore muscles were from a tough tennis match, as my yoga class is very mild. We go through a series of poses, the...  Read more

Marginalized Like Me at a Yoga Class
Updated 2/2/2014 5:49:48 PM

I was following the entire controversy for the past 5 days ... and I checked elsewhere on SparkPeople for this topic, and came up: crickets ... A yogini who calls herself TheZenG, writes: "I am always the only Black woman in my yoga c...  Read more

DDP Yoga
Updated 1/25/2014 7:13:54 AM

Does anyone have ay reviews on this program?...  Read more

Do your yoga!

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

Exercise is th key

Yoga & dancing are my favorite because I have fun while I'm doing them both & it makes me happy!30...  Read more

Yoga Lovers

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

Which Type of Yoga is Right for You?

These days, yoga classes are more popular than ever. The practice is popping up in gyms, schools, and even some stores, not to mention actual yoga studios! With so many varieties offered, how do you know which practice is right for you? Even for a ve...  Read more

DVD Review: Yin Yoga with Jennifer Kries

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

Ashtanga yoga - 350 calories/hour

The spark estimates 150 for this power yoga but that is so wrong. It's hard! But it is user dependant. I'm thinking I'm going to take the exercises I struggle with in class and try do them every morning before work. I think yoga is really going...  Read more

Ashtanga Yoga

So I finally got back to the gym, lazy run. Not really. Not lazy by my old standards. But I could barely run 10 mins without walking. Oh well. It was on the boring treadmill looking out the same old window running in one spot. Still did about 20 mins...  Read more