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
I struggled with bouts of depression and anxiety in my teens and early 20s. It was in the middle one of those battles, during my junior year of college, that I discovered yoga. A friend saw a flier for an eight-week yoga session at the campus rec cen... Read more
When I first started running, I felt sore and tight, despite stretching thoroughly afterwards. I started thinking that running wasn't meshing well with my yoga practice. Yoga helped me loosen my muscles, but running only seemed to tighten them. A... Read more
Most of us give little thought to our stomachs, or any of our internal organs for that matter. We focus primarily on the muscles and bones, rarely paying attention to our organs until they cause pain or discomfort. People suffering from heartburn (GE... 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.
People of all age... 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
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
I am 53, trying to get back in shape. I don't have a problem walking up to 5 miles a day, but other exercises I just struggle with all the time.
I can't seem to get past doing a few here, a few there, they never get eaiser
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I have ten pesky pounds of baby weight to lose, but I really think I am just less diligent about what I eat (even though I think I am, I might not be). I am pretty good while at work because I'm a teacher and there's only so much eating you can do d... Read more
This past week I had lower back troubles with painradiating down both legs down onto my feet. Neverin my life did I ever feel pain like this. I did researchand I am not a big fan of medicine, so I turned my completeattention to Yoga and the differe... Read more
Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown = awesomeness. An hour of intense yoga using your body as weight. She uses a number of poses, transitions, and reps for a really challenging total body work out. I promise your mind and body will feel accomplished in th... Read more
Call me biased, but I think the world would be a much better (calmer, happier and nicer) place if everyone did yoga. It can help so many of our day-to-day troubles.Had a rough day? Do yoga. Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Try yoga. Feeling blue? Yoga a... Read more
In yoga, as in life, some things come easier than others. An affinity for sweat-free exercise, natural flexibility, and a desire to find peace led me to the practice, and the strength, calm, and support I found in Ashtanga yoga kept me there.
Cert... Read more
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