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Yoga Instruction Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Yoga Instruction.

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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

How to Breathe During Exercise

When people begin a fitness program, they understandably have lots of questions, from how to perform certain moves to which exercises are most effective. One question that everyone seems to ask is how to breathe properly when working out. I know...  Read more

25 Ways to Get Fit for Less Than $25

Everyone's holding their wallets and purse strings a little tighter these days. But that doesn't mean that you have to give up on getting fit just because times are tight. Exercise can be easy to fit into your day, just as it can be inexpensi...  Read more

9 Myths & Misconceptions about Pilates

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

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

Yoga and pilates question. I do my workouts at hom
Updated 10/28/2014 5:32:28 PM

Yoga and pilates question. I do my workouts at home, and spend all my money on bills and kids. So any suggestions on what I can use as a toga or pilates mat? I want to give new exercises a try, but lack equipment....  Read more

Has anyone tried yoga when they were heavier? What
Updated 10/17/2014 7:12:04 PM

Has anyone tried yoga when they were heavier? What did you think? Did you like it better than an average work out video?...  Read more

I love going to yoga but have a hard time with som
Updated 10/24/2014 10:00:18 AM

I love going to yoga but have a hard time with some positions because my big belly and big chest get in the way! Lol! Tell me I'm not the only one with this issue ;)...  Read more

Yoga with a wrist injury?
Updated 10/7/2014 9:20:51 PM

Before going away to college I did martial arts. I sustained a wrist injury that prevents me from bending it too far or putting to much pressure on it. I, however, have begun looking into yoga because I have so little space. My problem is many yoga m...  Read more

I just manually tracked a real brief yoga session
Updated 9/28/2014 4:09:53 PM

I just manually tracked a real brief yoga session as Yoga (general stretching) and in the activity it says 62 calories burned, but it's crossing over to my Nutrition Tracker as 55 calories burned. Why the difference?...  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

Freeze candles for longer burning time

Have a look here for instructions, not difficult!http://www.ehow.com/how_7709484_
make-candles-burn-longer.html...  Read more

Yoga Lovers

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

DVD Review: You Don't Have to be Stick Thin to do 'HeavyWeight Yoga'

I don't know what it's like to be obese. I've never been inside the body of a very overweight or obese person. Although I know a lot about fitness and do my best to lead workouts that are suitable for people of many levels of fitness and mobility, I...  Read more

4 Fun Fitness Apps for the iPhone

Some of you may not know, but I am a techno-nerd. I find this to be a positive though, as technology has really improved the way we do things and has introduced a lot of new and fun ways to do things, including fitness. Keeping up with my techno-nerd...  Read more