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
The hottest restaurants, the best museums, the latest trends: City living puts the good life at your fingertips. But with those perks often come long commutes, even longer work hours, cramped living quarters, and hectic schedules, all of which can ma... 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
Judi (TIME4JUDI) is long-time SparkPeople member with multiple sclerosis (MS). By walking indoors with the help of walking DVDs, she lost 60 pounds in seven months! Now she shares her advice and tips with others who want to walk off the weight withou... Read more
A cool wind whipped around me as I crested the final hill along my running route. "Ah, relief!" I thought, pulling my dripping T-shirt away from my skin. This will cool me off. But instead of making me feel refreshed, the wind chilled me to... Read more
I've had hot flashes since my late teens. My period has always been regular. One thing I've heard is that it could be from a panic attack, but I don't have any other symptoms with it. Does anyone have any ideas or insights? I've been getting them mor... Read more
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
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
I plan on making some homemade pizza dough and using it to make some homemade hot pockets for quick meals.
I'm just looking for some ideas for fillings. I've thought of chicken, sharp cheddar, and broccoli. There's also tuna and barbecue sauce... Read more
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
Hot Yoga gets your heart rate up, while increasing your flexibility, and peace of mind. It's great for burning calories. I'm always floating afterward. Many studios have a karma class for a reduced fee that goes to charity, and many studios also let... Read more
Last month I subbed a couple of hot yoga classes. Confession: I am not a fan of hot yoga, as a teacher or a student. In addition to being hard on the environment (think of how much energy we use to artificially heat a room--thanks to one of my favor... 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
Went to the 415 class yesterday, I had heard on Saturday that the teacher is tough. The power went out so they lit candles. That also means we didn't have the extra heat, but I was still sweating..lol. This teacher KILLED my core..lol! It was the tou... Read more
Going to hot yoga this evening. This will be my second visit this week. It has been months since I last went. My goal the first re-visit was to stay in the room no matter what and I made it! Tonight's goal is to attempt all the postures. Being so hea... Read more
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