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Yoga Exercises Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Yoga Exercises.

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Relax Your Mind and Body with Yoga

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

8 Seated Yoga Poses You Can Do from a Chair

Although yoga has been around for thousands of years, it's become increasingly popular recently and has undergone quite the makeover. There are intense, sweaty styles of yoga that make the muscles of even the fittest people tremble; there are gen...  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

''I Tried Hot Yoga''

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

Yoga Helps Prevent Middle-Age Spread

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. ...  Read more

Pathetic puppy- my excuse for not exercising today
Updated 8/16/2014 3:03:02 PM

Just FYI - I usually work out an hour a day to the point of being a sweaty, drippy mess 6 or 7 days a week. But: We have a litter of 9 puppies that we are fostering. They are old enough to start getting spayed/neutered. Katy Ka Boom and Buster ha...  Read more

tracking calories and exercising .. gaining weight
Updated 8/12/2014 9:24:53 PM

I started on a 1400 cal/day diet 4 weeks ago. I have been exercising 3-4/week (min calorie burn 400 per session) Gained 4lbs! Anyone have any ideas what is happening?...  Read more

Exercise DVD
Updated 8/9/2014 1:38:34 PM

I would like to find a good and easy beginner exercise/workout DVD. I have pain in my knees so that is a concern. Any Ideas?...  Read more

Why would my hands swell while I'm exercising?
Updated 8/10/2014 6:25:01 PM

I have noticed a slight swelling in my hands while I am power walking. The swelling is more pronounced in my right hand than my left. I felt it today while I was walking. I usually walk for 30 to 40 minutes early in the morning. The swelling usua...  Read more

Walking as I shop.. exercise?
Updated 8/11/2014 2:45:08 PM

Can I record however long I am shopping as walking execise? I didn't get around to doing any cardio today, and I have to go shopping when my husband gets off work.. I was just curious if this would actually be trackable?...  Read more

Change exercise patterns.

Change the ype of exercise...instead of walking or weight exercise, try swimiming or rollerblading or yoga...tricking the body...  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

Yoga Lovers

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

6 Tips for Finding Peace and Staying Balanced

Throughout much of my teens and 20s, I was restless. I felt off-center, anxious, askew. I took medication for anxiety, wasted countless hours worrying, and generally didn't enjoy my life nearly as much as I do now.Today, I am genuinely happy, wel...  Read more

Does Yoga Count as Cardio?

Yoga has seen a steady rise in popularity over the past few years.  According to a 2008 report released by Yoga Journal, 15.8 million American adults were practicing yoga.  In 2010, that number grew to 21.9 million.  The majority repor...  Read more

Yoga exercises & Cooking experiments

Tried out some yoga on Friday on my Wii and really quite enjoyed the exercises. I could feel my muscles working out without it being too strenous and at the same time relaxing me. So I shall try and incorporate more Yoga into my weekly workout. My in...  Read more

Adding in Strength & Yoga Exercises

So I finally got around to moving the Wii back into my daughter's room. She is away at college so her room isn't being used... or I guess I should say wasn't. I went in there tonight and got on the Wii fit for the first time in a very long time. I d...  Read more