I’m not sure when it was that I first heard about hot yoga, but I just assumed that it was one of those passing exercise fads. Only…I kept hearing about it. My friends were raving about it. Then my sister became a convert and told me tha... Read more
There's little I love more than a good run or high-energy kickboxing class where you leave completely covered and dripping with sweat. There's something about being drenched that signals—to me—that I've had a really good worko... Read more
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
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.
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A new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington has found that regular yoga practice may help normal-weight people prevent middle-age spread and may promote weight loss among those who are overweight.
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You say start with yoga, but yoga can be incredibly difficult and intense, it just depends on what level you are comfortable at and want to take it to. Never underestimate yoga, it's awesome at all levels. Good luck :)... Read more
There are many kinds of yoga, and many are very athletic and challenging. Some forms of yoga focus on deep stretching. Some types of yoga focus on meditation and relaxation. Below are some descriptions of this type of yoga.What is Yoga? The word... Read more
Would you ever believe that Jenny McCarthy weighed 200 pounds? She did, after the birth of her son. She used portion control and exercise to lose the weight, but last year she decided she needed to get rid of a little jiggle. She started practicing B... Read more
One of SparkPeople's most dedicated and popular members is featured in this month's Redbook, on newsstands now! Magda, aka SMURFETTE0725, shares her inspirational story. Magda, the the Director of Apparel Merchandising for PUMA, lost the "married 15"... Read more
I began taking hot yoga classes about 3 years ago when a co-worker and instructor of the class told me that it was good for losing weight and to remedy body aches. I wanted to shed about 25 pounds and I love stretching and holding poses. I was uncom... Read more
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