| Sep 8, 2008
Practicing yoga can help restore your physical vitality and emotional balance. The various postures are powerful tools to strengthen and stretch your entire body at any age and fitness level. Here is a simple way to do downward facing dog if your back and...
| Sep 15, 2008
This exercise takes a classic yoga pose to a new level. If you're already familiar with downward facing dog and flexible enough to do it correctly, then challenge your body with this variation.
-- Karen Voight
Step 1 Beginning on your hands and knees,...
| Apr 7, 2008
The product: All sorts of painkillers can offer comfort to people with arthritis, but none of them can give new life to worn-out joints. If you've squandered your personal supply of cartilage in your knees or hips, a truckload of Aleve won't bring it...
| Apr 14, 2008
Many yoga poses help improve posture if practiced on a regular basis. This move stretches the muscles in the front of the body, which usually are tighter than the muscles in the back of the body. An imbalance in muscular flexibility may contribute to...
| May 19, 2008
Most of us know that a good way to protect our knees is to strengthen the muscle above the knees with simple quad exercises. But, for added support, it's also important to keep your hips and hamstrings flexible. Here's a side-lying stretch that targets...
| Jun 23, 2008
This classic yoga pose, downward facing dog, increases the blood supply to the brain and stretches the muscles in the legs, torso and arms. If the backs of your legs are tight, bend your knees so you can lift your hips and lengthen your spine.
| Jan 27, 2008
Fitness buffs who travel often have one of two options: make reservations at a hotel with a well-equipped gym or take exercise equipment along. But baggage weight limits and heightened security restrictions can make the latter difficult. Try lugging a set...
| Nov 30, 2009
Develop your lower body as well as core strength with these challenging rear-leg balancing poses. You'll immediately feel the work in your legs, buttocks, back and abdominals. Begin with your hands resting on the seat of the chair for added stability....
| Mar 2, 2009
If you don't move around nearly enough during the workday, you might need to compensate with these flexibility-enhancing moves. Some require minimal equipment such as dumbbells; others can be done at one's desk or against an unoccupied bit of wall space....