Article Archive for Yoga & Pilates

Ashtanga's sequential and progressive approach to building a strong and lasting practice
One of the most high-profile yoga practices today, Ashtanga has been practiced faithfully by the likes of Madonna, Sting and...
An introduction to the Pilates history and workout
The Man Behind the Method Joseph Pilates grew up in Germany between the two world wars. A sickly, skinny child and very self-...
Real ways to advance your yoga practice
Gaiam: One benefit of the challenging poses, such as the arm balances featured in your Advanced Yoga DVD, is that it allows the...
15 minute yoga sessions in the comfort of your own bed
Can a workout get any better than yoga in bed? And I mean a real yoga session with your PJs on -- for those of you whose thoughts...
Exercise tips to shed post-pregnancy pounds
Having a baby and raising your family changes your life and certainly your body. But does that mean forever? Most women gain...
Ashtanga yogi, R. Sharath and his views on western yoga
While its roots stretch back in time to an ancient sage named Vamana Rishi, nearly 80 years ago the Ashtanga yoga system was...
Communal Yoga Mats Causing Yoga Rashes
A word of warning for the occasional-yogi: Don't touch that communal mat! And if you do, disinfect yourself immediately. Studio...
A fun variation for your traditional yoga practice
Sometimes it seems that yoga's the vanilla ice cream of the body/mind/spirit crowd — people can't help themselves from sprinkling...
How practicing yoga builds hope for healing
Treatment for cancer can be energy-draining, to say the least, and challenging in physical, spiritual and emotional ways. While...
Opportunities for Pilates and fitness in daily activities
My grandmother always told me to pull in my abs throughout the day. At my desk, waiting for a bus: she was a believer in...