Yoga for Beginners

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 4:20pm filed under Cardio - Yoga/Pilates

Calories Burned:  170 calories per hour   (based on a body weight of 150 lbs.)
The word yoga means "union" in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India where yoga originated. We can think of the union occurring between the mind, body and spirit.

What is commonly referred to as "yoga" can be more accurately described by the Sanskrit word "asana", which refers to the practice of physical postures or poses.

Asana is only one of the eight "limbs" of yoga, the majority of which are more concerned with mental and spiritual well being than physical activity. In the West, however, the words asana and yoga are often used interchangeably.

Exercise Comments

I began doing yoga with the help of a basic DVD 16 days ago. I added 4 "muffin top" slimming moves 3 days ago. I am down 6 lbs as of today! I also began eating clean at the same time. Feels great!
August 29, 2013 at 3:18pm
did yoga in the past-not easy for a fat girl-but found I was able to lift myself from a squat after just a few weeks and I hadn't been able to do that for a long time. time to start again.
May 8, 2013 at 11:46pm
More of a workout than one would imagine!
August 2, 2012 at 10:37pm

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