by Kara Lydon, R.D., L.D.N., R.Y.T. in Fitness, Wellness, May 18, 2017
by Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D. in Healthy Tips, January 10, 2016
The practice of yoga is nothing new; in fact, it’s been around for over 5,000 years, but only recently has it gained popularity in the United States. A 2016 Yoga in America market research study, conducted by Yoga Alliance and Yoga Journal, found that the number of yoga practitioners in the U.S. had increased to 36 million, up from 20.4 million in 2012. The awareness of the practice has grown as well; today, 95% of Americans are aware of yoga, up from 75% in 2012. Why the explosion of an ancient practice in the past four years? There’s a rising interest in health and wellness and consumers are looking for alternative therapies. And let’s face it — stress levels are at an all-time high and yoga has been shown to calm the nervous system and reduce anxiety. But what if there were other reasons to hop on your yoga mat beyond improving flexibility and reducing stress? What if yoga could help heal your relationship with food? Preliminary research shows that this mind-body practice may support mindful eating and disordered eating treatment. Read more
by Alia Akkam in Cookbooks, January 12, 2015
You can downward dog and chaturanga like a champ. But is your eating yogic? We’re not talking about the Ayurvedic, vegetarian eating plan that’s often associated with yoga. Rather, we’re encouraging you to bring the “spirit of yoga” to the table. This is one of the ways you do yoga “off the mat.” As you revamp your health routine this new year, consider yoga-fying your diet with these five tips.
by Amy Reiter in Food & Nutrition Experts, December 26, 2014
In 1984, Sharon Gannon — along with David Life — founded Jivamukti Yoga. This soulful, pioneering method, which helped spawn yoga’s ascension in the Western world, encompasses more than vigorous Vinyasa movements: It also fosters compassion. In her new book, Simple Recipes for Joy: More Than 200 Delicious Vegan Recipes (Avery Books), Gannon delineates this ethos by putting the spotlight on organic dishes from her popular New York cafe, Jivamuktea. Additionally, she sheds light on the oft-deemed-mysterious components of veganism, and offers up menu ideas. Here, she discusses why meat-and-dairy-free living translates to easily discovered happiness.
by Amanda Marsteller in Uncategorized, January 20, 2014
In this week’s news: Flavonoids found to be fab for women’s health; yoga may be your excuse to skip aerobics; and could you undo your holiday weight gain just by breathing?
by Dana Angelo White in Fitness, November 24, 2012
Bobby Flay manages to stay fit and healthy even with a busy lifestyle as a chef, and he’s eager to share his healthy eating and fitness plan with fans in the return of his Web series, Bobby Flay Fit.
Just in time for resolution season, Bobby Flay is back with brand-new episodes of his popular Web series, Bobby Flay Fit. With four new videos added to the lineup, he offers even more tips for staying fit and practicing a healthy lifestyle throughout the year.
The focus of Episode 8 is to stretch yourself: It’s important to break out of your comfort zone and attempt new types of workouts to keep fitness fun. Yoga provides a full-body workout while improving balance and focus through concentrated breathing.
Diet and exercise go hand in hand for a healthy lifestyle. If getting bendy in yoga poses is your workout of choice, we’ve got tips on the best way to fuel and hydrate.
Nowadays, the ancient art of yoga takes many forms. The very foundation of this craft involves joining mind and body to achieve emotional and physical gratification. When done properly, yoga can help benefit joint and muscle health as well as the neurological and cardiovascular systems.
Some of the most popular types of yoga include Hatha, Vinyasa and Bikram. Hatha is a more basic and simple style while Vinyasa is typically more aggressive and athletic. Bikram classes are conducted in a hot and humid environment – resulting in some super-sweaty participants! There also various types of yoga for pregnant women and moms and babies but be sure to check with your doctor before you start something like this.
For a list of more yoga styles, visit the Lululemon website.