Archive for the ‘Yoga’ Category

Can You Lose Weight Practicing Yoga?

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Can You Lose Weight Practicing Yoga?

By Karen Kwan

Those toned, lean and lanky bodies we see coming out of yoga studios, surely they haven’t acheived their leanness from yoga alone–or have they? Yoga isn’t vigorous enough to burn excess fat, is it? To get to the bottom of the issue of whether practicing yoga alone can help you lose weight, we chatted with Yumee Chung, yoga instructor and co-founder of Passport to Prana and here’s what we learned. (more…)

Where’s The Challenge in Corpse Pose?

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Corpse Pose in Yoga

By Karen Kwan

You’ve stretched and twisted your body into numerous positions all yoga class long and finally, it’s time for corpse pose or savasana. And yet this pose (where you’re lying on your mat) is actually considered one of the practice’s most challenging poses – how’s that? (more…)

Find The Right Yoga Practice For You

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Find The Right Yoga Practice For You

By Karen Kwan

For the uninitiated, choosing what type of yoga class to try could be a bit overwhelming. Classes can range from very quiet, meditative-type sessions to much faster-paced, athletic practices. With such a wide range, though, you can surely find one that is right for you. Here’s a primer to give you a sense of what to expect from each type of class to help you in your search. (more…)

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