If you've ever stretched or exercised on a hardwood floor, you know just how uncomfortable it can be when sitting, kneeling, or trying yoga and Pilates exercises. For these activities, an exercise mat will offer support and traction, but not all... Read more
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
About This Workout
Take the basic skills you learned in Part 1 and put them to work in this second 10-minute segment from Kristin McGee's DVD, "Pilates for Beginners." A regular Pilates practice will help you sculpt a mor... Read more
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About This Workout
Learn how to work your core with proper form in this short, easy-to-follow excerpt from Kristin McGee's DVD, "Pilates for Beginners." A r... Read more
When I tell people that I'm a master Pilates trainer, I get a lot of interesting reactions. People who practice and love Pilates are quick to ask their burning questions or express their envy at my "dream" job. But many people who are l... Read more
Who else has an acupressure mat?
This is a small but great - and portable - health aid. Find them on the Internet.
Right now, the soles of my feet are getting a spiky massage on my mat. This is soothing and pleasant, and stimulates circul... Read more
I am getting the exercise ball but I see in Nicole's video that you have to able to kneel at times which I cannot do on my tile floors. Does anyone else use a mat with the ball? If so, how thick is your mat?... Read more
I've just taken up yoga, and I've been using a fleecy blanket doubled over for a makeshift yoga mat. Having used this for around 3 weeks now, I feel it is time I treated myself to a proper yoga mat. I just do hatha yoga at home using books, magazines... Read more
I just started a variation of the 30 day squat challenge! Yesterday (Wednesday), I did 50 squats, 20 situps, and 20 pushups. Today, I'll do 55 squats, 25 situps, 25 pushups; tomorrow I'll do 60 squats, 30 situps, 30 pushups. The day after that, I'll... Read more
This week's dailySpark Holiday Giveaway is perfect for the yoga lovers out there--like me! As a gift to myself for completing yoga teacher training, I purchased a new mat. It was just any mat. It was, as my teacher calls it, the Cadillac of mats: a M... Read more
The winner is: HITEKFRED! You might have tried massage, but have you tried acupressure? Acupressure delivers therapeutic pressure as a way to stimulate discrete points on the body or relieve pain or tension.
I recently started seeing acupres... Read more
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