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Yoga Instruction Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Yoga Instruction.

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
Updated 3/28/2014 2:42:23 PM

Hello - I just started dieting. This is my 19th day. I have lost 4 lbs and have strictly stuck to my calorie intake. I just started doing Yoga (gentle flow) and am wondering if this will help with weight loss. I don't to much exercise outside of...  Read more

Going to my first yoga class tomorrow!
Updated 3/22/2014 10:10:45 PM

I have never done yoga before, though I have always been drawn to it. I never wanted to start with videos because I always felt that it would be best for me to have an instructor, especially in the beginning, to help me know how to do the poses prope...  Read more

Sore from yoga??
Updated 3/1/2014 6:40:00 PM

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

Marginalized Like Me at a Yoga Class
Updated 2/2/2014 5:49:48 PM

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

DDP Yoga
Updated 1/25/2014 7:13:54 AM

Does anyone have ay reviews on this program?...  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