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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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
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’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
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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My current routine for leg day is:
Squats (warm-up sets) 3 sets x 5 reps @ 65% - 75% - 85%
Squats (working sets) 3 sets x 8 reps of 100%
Dual Leg Extensions 3 sets x 10 reps @ 50% of working squats
Dual Leg Curls 3 sets x 10 reps @ 25% of wor... Read more
I'm tracking all of my food, liquid & exercise every day. I'm getting at least 30 minutes of exercise every day, with most days being 60. Tracking my food forces me to make conscious decisions about what and how much I eat. Result? 55 lbs down/4 mos.... Read more
I have never taken yoga classes regularly because my gym doesn't offer them and the yoga studio near my house is too expensive to do as often as I'd like. But in the past when I've tried it, I've found it very stressful. I feel like there's so much t... Read more
I am curious, when it comes to bikes, ellipticals, etc. what is the best one for the lower body? especially quads and glutes?
the world of exercise machines leaves my mind completely boggled.
and I have no idea how or where to find unbiase... Read more
You sweat out a lot of salt when you exercise.Getting too low on salt can cause you to cramp up during exercise. Your body doesn't care which element is in the salt (could be sodium, potassium, etc), just that it has the requisite amount.... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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