Stretch it out- Practical Yoga

Written By Mary Kornegay, Relate Contributing Writer

We all know that exercising is one of the most important factors of good health. Personally, it’s my least favorite. But Relate is always looking for new, interesting forms of exercise that will keep your body looking fine and your heart pumping strong! It’s all about mental feelings toward your personal body image; and trust us, this will help!


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PracticalYoga is a website that gives you hundreds of tips about healthy living through yoga. If you’re looking for workouts, healthy recipes or different ways to relax and de-stress, Practical Yoga is where to look.

Practical Yoga encourages us to “reconnect with your mind, body and spirit in ways [that] nourish you and also have less impact on our planet,” says the editors of With different sections for weight loss, relaxation, spiritualizing and energizing yoga, there are many different options for you to try.

Everyone is stressed to the max right now. Whether it is the economy, your exam schedule or finding Christmas gifts for your loved ones, everyone deserves to take a second and relax. Practical Yoga provides readers with different meditations, including a 40-day group meditation. Yoga generally takes 40 days to change a habitual thought process or way of life. This meditation will “help you connect to a sense of expansion and possibility for 2009 – remembering that anything good is possible,” according to Download the free meditation CD and use it every day for 40 days.

Practical Yoga also provides audio clips to listen to while doing yoga. These clips are both inspirational and motivating, especially when it’s used as background sound during exercising. Check this out for a great audio to help you get through your tough times!

If you’re anything like me, you don’t know anything about yoga. No worries. Practical Yoga provides demonstration clips, detailed featured poses and tutorials! Whether or not you’re an expert, you can get something out of Practical Yoga.

As the holiday season approaches, take a breather and check out this website. The lessons you learn there will carry over into your everyday life.

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