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Yoga Postures Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Yoga Postures.

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''I Tried Hot Yoga''

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

Getting Fit with GERD

The relationship between exercise and gastro esophageal reflux disorder (GERD) is a tricky one. For some people, moderate exercise can help reduce GERD symptoms and benefit the body in countless other ways too. In a 2004 study in the gastroenterology...  Read more

Relax Your Mind and Body with Yoga

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. People of all age...  Read more

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

5 Mind-Body Exercises for a Healthier Heart

There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also...  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

running posture abs and breathing from the belly
Updated 10/14/2014 8:28:42 AM

"Proper form can help you conserve energy and avoid injury. Your posture should be upright—shoulders back, abs pulled in, and no slouching or leaning forward." Hi _ I was reading an article about running on SP. it said that the abs should be pul...  Read more

I love going to yoga but have a hard time with som
Updated 10/12/2014 10:46:51 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

Use giood posture

Good posture helps how you feel and how you look...  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

Yoga Lovers

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

Win 'Yoga for Small Spaces' Cards

Today's giveaway is great for anyone who travels often, has limited mobility or spends a good deal of time sitting. (That's pretty much everyone, right?) We're giving away two sets of Yoga for Small Spaces cards (a $19.99 value)! We say: Yoga is g...  Read more

What's the Difference Between Yoga and Pilates?

I have always thought of the combination of Pilates and yoga as the perfect marriage. Both are transformational, focused methods of movement that facilitate positive change in the body, mind and spirit. In my opinion, their differences complement one...  Read more

good stuff: my favorite yoga postures (concentrating on upper body)

Bakasana (Crane Pose) Camatkarasana (Wild Thing) Purvottanasana (Upward Plank Pose) Utthita Hasta Padangustasana (Extended Hand-To-Big-Toe Pose) Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward-Facing Dog) Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge...  Read more