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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

Types of Yoga - DDP yoga, Rodney Yee?
Updated 8/29/2014 4:46:12 PM

I like Rodney Yee's style of yoga but have not been able to find any similar instructors/videos. I know it's my lack of knowledge of yoga styles (though I've tried to educate myself, but I'm not dropping $$ on possibilities until I know what I'm get...  Read more

Instructions for setting up a Spark Page
Updated 8/23/2014 2:50:03 PM

I thought there used to be a link from one of the drop down menus that gives instructions on setting up a Spark Page. I can't seem to locate that now. I'd like to send it to a new member. What am I missing...or did I dream that? Thanks in advance....  Read more

Is Yoga Cardio or strength training?
Updated 8/25/2014 8:10:13 AM

I've been doing some yoga and, for me, it's a serious workout. As in I experience muscle soreness for 2-4 days after doing it so I'm wondering would it be considered cardio or strength training??...  Read more

Yoga Chica's new plan for success
Updated 7/31/2014 12:43:28 AM

Time to get seriously serious! My eating plan: Breakfast will be a fruit and greens smoothie or scrambled egg with veggies Lunch will be a large salad with beans or small amount of meat Dinner will be a combo of protein, coo...  Read more

what are the exact benefits of yoga?
Updated 7/30/2014 2:58:58 PM

hello, quite a lot has been written on yoga, however, besides being a healthy exercise what exactly are the proven benefits from yoga? ...  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