Category Archives: Yoga

Is Yoga Bad For You?

A snip from William Broad’s article on yoga that everyone seems to be talking about these days – According to [Glenn] Black [a yoga teacher of nearly four decades], a number of factors have converged to heighten the risk of … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 7

I did a 20-minute Yoga DVD tonight after dinner.  First time in 12 weeks since I last did any yoga. 12 weeks?  That’s too long. I nearly died trying to vasisthasana. And, boy, were my hamstrings tight. I have to … Continue reading

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Metabolism 101

Great stuff on this from Dr. Mark Cheng at BeachBody – The human metabolic process is broken down into two parts: catabolism and anabolism. Catabolism is the “burning” or digesting of food or fuel sources to provide cells with energy. … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 7

Per the plan, today was a yoga day.  So, I got up early this morning to make sure I got it in before having to leave for work. I borrowed one of my wife’s DVDs – Sara Ivanhoe’s 20 Minute … Continue reading

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Yoga For GABA

Via RealAge.com – If life’s got you feeling frazzled or blue, adjust your mood for the better by striking a few yoga poses. According to a small study, this popular joint-loosening, muscle-toning exercise cranks up brain levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid … Continue reading

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Eating With Buddhi

Below is some great information on mindful eating that I found in an Active.com feature entitled “8 Yoga Poses to Help You Stay Slim” – Mindfulness is a powerful thing, especially when it comes to weight. In studies on what … Continue reading

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