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Looking for a new routine to blast calories, or just a way to unwind and loosen up while strengthening your body? Try adding yoga or Pilates to your fitness routine. Read our yoga/Pilates expert blogs to learn how to correctly perform yoga positions or Pilates exercises, or learn how to stretch your body to prevent injury with any of our stretching blogs.

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Recent Yoga, Pilates, and Stretching Blogs
Letting Spring Rejuvenate Your Yoga Practice
Posted @ 7:00am ET on April 20, 2015
Blog: Peace, Love, Yoga
By Kate Lindberg
Springtime serves as a powerful catalyst for refreshing my workout routine. The winter blahs can make it difficult to motivate, and I find that in cold temperatures I am far more likely to practice yoga at home than to venture out to a studio. While a home ...
Yoga & Life: A Balancing Act!
Posted @ 6:00am ET on April 20, 2015
Blog: Yoga For Weight Loss
By Katherine Roberts
Yoga is a metaphor for life, and what we learn on the yoga mat about ourselves translates into our lives off the yoga mat. In one of my past Diet.com articles I wrote about the importance of our inner dialogue. When we are faced with challenging ...
Go With the Flow: The Vinyasa Yoga Routine
Posted @ 6:00am ET on March 30, 2015
Blog: Yoga For Weight Loss
By Katherine Roberts
In the past, I shared with you the fundamental sequence of yoga postures called Sun Salutations. This sequence of yoga postures can be practiced five times, holding each position for five breaths. This sequence warms up the muscles and allows you time to ...
Yoga Class Dos and Don'ts
Posted @ 6:00am ET on March 2, 2015
Blog: The Dancing Yogini
By Erica Bornstein
DO arrive early. If you can, try to get to class a couple minutes early. I realize sometimes life gets in the way and traffic and/or public transportation is slow. However, it is nice to get on your mat with a few minutes to spare so that you can mentally ...
Keeping Up with Your Yoga During the Holidays
Posted @ 12:00pm ET on December 18, 2014
Blog: The Dancing Yogini
By Erica Bornstein
Here's a fairly common scenario: You are finally getting into a regular yoga practice. Your chaturanga is getting stronger, your downward dog is actually comfortable and you don't want cry every time you come into plank pose. And then, here it is, the busy ...
Practicing Yoga Throughout the Holidays
Posted @ 6:00am ET on November 24, 2014
Blog: Peace, Love, Yoga
By Kate Lindberg
The holiday season is beginning, and you know what that means: time spent with loved ones, delicious home-cooked meals, and, yes, fewer hours devoted to keeping fit. Your yoga practice is at its finest when you practice consistently, but busy days and fewer ...
Top Tips for Stretching Your Whole Body
Posted @ 6:00am ET on November 17, 2014
Blog: The Skinny on Exercise
By ExerciseWrite
An easy and gentle stretching program can release tension, increase range of motion, decrease muscle soreness and stiffness, prevent injury, and maintain flexibility. It just feels GOOD, too! What a difference it makes! Here are some of our top tips and ...
Using Yoga to Make Healthy Food Choices
Posted @ 6:00am ET on November 17, 2014
Blog: Peace, Love, Yoga
By Kate Lindberg
As a yoga practitioner I am occasionally asked if yoga alone is enough to help you lose weight. With so many fitness trends and fad diets, trying to find an appropriate weight loss solution can make your head spin, but the answer is more complex than ...
Yoga Poses For Better Posture
Posted @ 6:00am ET on November 3, 2014
Blog: Yoga For Weight Loss
By Katherine Roberts
Yoga thought for the week "Mindfulness is really paying attention, on purpose, to the present moment." Yoga poses for better posture We have all had the experience of seeing someone walk into a room and they naturally seem to command attention. ...
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