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I struggled with bouts of depression and anxiety in my teens and early 20s. It was in the middle one of those battles, during my junior year of college, that I discovered yoga. A friend saw a flier for an eight-week yoga session at the campus rec cen... Read more
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.
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Pain presents itself in myriad forms: the immediate, throbbing sensation of stubbing a toe; the nagging, stinging burn of a sore throat; the take-your-breath-away feeling when you move your "bad back" in the wrong way; the heaviness of lift... Read more
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
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
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
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
I am wondering if anyone knows about a message board here on Sparkpeople for teachers. I would love to make friends with fellow teachers regarding our schedules, lunch ideas, scheduling issues, etc. If there isn't one, would anyone like to st... Read more
So I'm sitting here at one of my largest weights in a while. I used to run. Loved it. Now, after Christmas I've found it hard to be on track. I mean, who has time for 3 hours at the gym like my DH loves to do? Today I was determined to get on tra... Read more
My Yoga teacher made a brief statement regarding 'non-attachment'. Be in the moment, do the work, without getting caught up in the outcome. I immediately related this to weight loss. When I got home, I revised my Sparkpage and deleted all dates-to-be... Read more
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
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. 4 Reasons to Love the Body You Have Yoga JournalThis is a message we can't reiterate often enough: Love the body you have now!How Being Nice Can Boost Your Health ABC N... Read more
Life is all about balance. Yoga helps me balance my busy life. It tones and strengthens my body, and it also calms and quiets my mind. I practice and teach Ashtanga yoga, a rigorous and regimented branch of yoga with a long history and an emphasis on... Read more
This woman is absolutely one of my heroes. Maybe if I practice for the next 40 years, I can be like this at 95 too!
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