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
When I first started running, I felt sore and tight, despite stretching thoroughly afterwards. I started thinking that running wasn't meshing well with my yoga practice. Yoga helped me loosen my muscles, but running only seemed to tighten them. A... Read more
For two years I was a sex-ed teacher. One of my favorite subjects to teach was puberty, which required me to ever-so-gingerly reveal the story of the birds and the bees to a room full of red-faced fourth graders. Over the course of three days, I&rsqu... Read more
What is it about traveling that makes us forget the word "exercise" exists and believe calories magically don't count? No matter if it's a work trip, a beach getaway or an international adventure, the minute you pull into that hotel... Read more
You're sitting at work, and you feel yourself drifting off. Your head is bobbing, and you're minutes away from zonking out completely. Sure, you plan to hit the hay early tonight to make up for it, but you need help NOW. (Snoring or drooling... Read more
Anyone have suggestions for yoga? My belly and boobs get in the way for a lit of the forward folds, and my neck fat makes it hard to breathe with some of the positions too. I love the stretch I get, and relaxation though.... Read more
Well, I gave yoga a shot. I found it so hard to go slow and relax. I ended up doing my zumba workout as well because I didn't feel like I worked out enough with yoga. I think I do yoga on my rest day.... Read more
I have been watching videos on yoga for beginner's. I might give it a shot tomorrow for my workout.....Is anyone doing yoga? How do you find it? I'm a little nervous because I am heavy, will it hurt me if I'm too obese?... Read more
Okay, so I did some yoga today for the first time and I totally love it!!! Definitely going to keep l doing it....but next time I think I will wait till my oldest is at school and the baby is nappingm..lol... Read more
Bought a new pair of yoga pants XL put them on this morning and they are falling off at the waist.Good thing they are leggings(which I never dreamed I'd wear but kinda like) or they'd be down around my ankles.But darn final sales.Little things 😊... Read more
Determined to stay off the couch in the evening after a long day and exercise, I found if I sit on the floor I end up doing all my Calisthenics, yoga poses and stretching, while hanging with hubby and enjoying our tv show.... Read more
For years celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston have attributed their lean physiques and flexibility to yoga, an activity that has been practiced for thousands of years. Even SparkPeople's own dailySpark.com editor, Stepfanie... Read more
New to yoga? Try these basic yoga poses to get stronger and more flexible. Mountain Pose Stand tall with feet together, shoulders relaxed, weight evenly distributed through your soles, arms at sides. Take a deep breath and raise your hands o... Read more
SparkPeople Yoga Poses
Airplane Pose: Strengthens the lower back and stretches the hamstrings.
Camel Stretch (Cow Pose): Stretches abs and chest.
Cat Stretch: Stretches back and neck.
Child's Pose: Stretches the hips, thighs, and ankles.
Dolphin Pose... Read more
I love this! It's easy and effective.
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