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
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
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
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” 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
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?
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?
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?
Yoga comes with many health benefits, from strengthening muscles to improving sleep to reducing stress. Can it help with weight loss, too? There are a few different ways yoga can help with weight loss, and it’s not just a matter of the calories you burn on your yoga mat, says Judi Bar, the yoga program… Continue reading Can Yoga Help You Lose Weight?
Although it can be intimidating when you first walk into a yoga studio, it’s important to remember that everyone was a beginner at some point. Being brave enough to try it gives you a chance to practice a key tenet of yoga: self-compassion. “There are a lot of misconceptions about yoga that can make people nervous… Continue reading Yoga for Beginners: What to Know Before You Go