July 12, 2018 A species of mosquito that has infected people with the Zika virus in at least two states has also been detected in California, according to a recently published study. According to the study, published in June 2018 in the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, researchers at the University of California in Davis… Continue reading Mosquito Species in California Could Transmit Zika Virus, Study Finds
What Is Zika Virus? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Zika is a virus that is mainly spread by the bite of an infected mosquito, though other routes of infection are possible. The virus was named in 1947 when scientists surveilling Uganda's Zika forest for yellow fever (a different viral illness) isolated the virus in samples taken from a rhesus monkey. The following year, the virus was… Continue reading What Is Zika Virus? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Is Vinyasa Yoga Good for Beginners? What to Know
If you’re looking for a yoga class that’s likely going to make you sweat, stretch your muscles, and build strength, vinyasa yoga might be for you. A vinyasa yoga class can often be rigorous and athletic, and participants work up a sweat, explains Jen Fleming, a yoga instructor and teacher trainer in Atlanta, who is certified by… Continue reading Is Vinyasa Yoga Good for Beginners? What to Know
The Basics on Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Yoga Nidra
If you’re looking to expand your yoga practice or still searching for the style that’s right for you, chances are you haven’t yet exhausted your options when it comes to styles to try. Here are a few popular types of yoga you might find offered near you, ranging from flow-style yoga to structured yoga classes to… Continue reading The Basics on Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Yoga Nidra
Myths That Shouldn’t Stop You From Doing Yoga
The popularity of yoga is surging. According to the 2016 Yoga in America Study (published by the Yoga Alliance), the number of people doing yoga increased from 20.4 million in 2012 to 36 million in 2016. The benefits of a regular practice can be wide-ranging, including relief from pain, increased strength and flexibility, stress relief,… Continue reading Myths That Shouldn’t Stop You From Doing Yoga
5-Minute Beginner Yoga Flow
No matter if you’re battling stiff and sore muscles or are simply in need of a solid stretch, this yoga flow from Phyllicia Bonanno, an instructor with the Sweat app, has got you covered. Bonanno practices vinyasa yoga, a style of yoga that involves a dynamic flow of poses and movements that are linked together… Continue reading 5-Minute Beginner Yoga Flow
Hot Yoga: Risks and Benefits
“Hot yoga” is a term that can be used to describe just about any style of yoga practice performed in a warm or humid room. When a class is called “hot yoga” you could be holding poses for a minute or moving quickly from pose to pose, but two things are nearly always constant: heat… Continue reading Hot Yoga: Risks and Benefits
Does Yoga Count as Exercise?
Most of us know that yoga is a good way to reduce stress and stretch your muscles, but is it strenuous enough to be considered moderate physical activity? If you’re trying to squeeze in enough exercise to achieve your personal health and wellness objectives or meet the guideline of 150 minutes of moderate physical activity… Continue reading Does Yoga Count as Exercise?
Can Practicing Yoga Help You Not Get Sick?
Could a few sun salutations, a hot yoga class, or some calming yogic breathing keep you from catching a cold, flu, or even the coronavirus? Claims like this one abound across social media and other digital spheres. But they do have some merit, according to published research and to healthcare professionals who practice, teach, and… Continue reading Can Practicing Yoga Help You Not Get Sick?
Frog Pose — Can It Really Help With Pain, Digestion, and Better Sex?
If you’ve never heard of Frog pose, TikTokers think you should learn the classic yoga pose. Videos claiming it’s a cure all for everything from pain to digestion to mental health to better sex are going viral. TikToker Olga Urbanovich (426.3K followers) posted a video in September 22, 2021, claiming that practicing a daily, one-minute… Continue reading Frog Pose — Can It Really Help With Pain, Digestion, and Better Sex?