What are the best yoga postures to stretch your back and neck?

Due to continuous discomfort in the cervical, I am looking for the maximum possible variety of asanas or stretching exercises of the back and neck.

Asked by David Cánovas 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Does yoga do what it claims it can?

Hi people!  Does yoga really do what it claims to?  Here in my place, my parents and elders claim that yoga can prevent diseases(like cancer, or blood pressure variations, diabetes etc), and even help in curing of above mentioned diseases. Is it really true? If yes, what is the mechanism behind it? If no, then what does it really do?

Posted by charmquark 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

How can I make an exercise/yoga matt out of household objects?

I like to exercise but ohhhh does the scratchy carpet and hard floor hurt!!! And I really don't want to spend the crazy amount of money they charge for something so simple. Can anyone give my ideas of what i could use to put together an exercise mat with just some junk lying around the house? (it doesn't have to be pretty lol)

Posted by Doldrum 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

How to make a yoga hammock?

I'd like to do antigravity yoga. The class is centered around a soft fabric hammock, which supports you in basic yoga poses but also allows you to swing. The fabric hammock seems so easy to sew but I don't know where to begin. What's the fabric? How big is it? How do you place it? Any suggestions? www.halogenlife.com/shared_assets/images/0002/8911/antigravityyoga_crunch.jpg www.yogoer.com/classes/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/AntiGravity-Yoga1.jpg www.lussorian.com/uploads/images/anti-gravity-yoga-hammock.jpg

Asked by iovsjupiter 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Does anyone know about Suspension Yoga, How to make one cheap and safe? Answered

Suspension Yoga is made by OmGym and consists of a hammock, and four foot/hand holds, that tie to a tree. It is a really cool thing I would love to practice monkey skills on! Thanks!

Asked by KTH 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I would like to know how can I build a WHOLE BODY VIBRATION Board or platform. The unit is basically a small board where you stand and do exercise on it. The vibrator element looks like a compressor and has a variable vibration patterns for different therapies. normally are used by athletes to improve the effectiveness of their workout. They are also prescribed for elderly people that suffers osteoporosis (it has proven to improve the bone density just by standing on it).

Posted by jogarcej 10 years ago

Which glue to create massage roller? How to do the seam?

In order to create a firm massage roller, I'd like to glue a piece of (foam) yoga mat around a short pvc drainage pipe. Would love advice on - 1. Which glue to use between mat and pipe? and between the mat ends? 2. How to not have a bump where the mat ends meet? Thanks!

Posted by mirileh 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

sheet foam shock absorber

Im making a trailer for a longboard (skateboard) with a speaker setup on it weighing around 20kg, the speaker im using for it is a fairly durable plastic mobile DJ style speaker but even so i'll be pulling it around over potentially rough tarmac/asphalt surfaces on a trailer made from skateboard parts so could a couple of small sections of foam sheet sandwiched between skateboard truck baseplates and the deck offer adequate shock absorption? i have squishy 1.5cm thick yoga mat foam or firmer 1cm thick sound proofing foam to choose from...

Posted by ambientvoid 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

How often do you exercise? And what do you do? If not, what's holding you back?

I'm just curious. I guess I'm always curious about other peoples' health habits... you know, being in public health and all. So do you exercise? How long, how often? What do you consider exercise? And if you don't exercise, why not? Right now I'm doing yoga once a week for two hours, and cardio for at least 30 minutes every day, along with weights every now and then. I do them randomly. I probably should be more calculated about that. I guess you guys can considered this extracurricular activities on my part if it makes you feel better about all the questions. :P (Also - work it, Richard!)

Posted by jessyratfink 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Philosophy experiment

I came across an experiment in a text on the Philosophy of Science, and I would like to test the results, if I may. Consider this scenario:Linda is is 31 years old, single, outspoken and very bright. She majored in philosophy (it's an American text). As a student, she was deeply concerned with issues of discrimination and social justice, and also participated in anti-war demonstrations. Given this background, which of these statements do you consider to be the most probable? You do not have to justify your statement (though you may if you wish), simply post the letter of the most probable statement: a) Linda is a teacher in a primary school. b) Linda works in a bookshop, and takes Yoga classes. c) Linda is active in the feminist movement d) Linda is a psychiatric social worker. e) Linda is a member of the League of Women Voters f) Linda is a bank clerk g) Linda is an insurance salesperson h) Linda is a bank clerk, and active in the feminist movement. If you are feeling particularly helpful, you could rank the statements in order of probability (most likely to least likely). Thank you in advance. >K< Update: The answers: There isn't a "right" answer. The point is that (h) was consistently given a higher average probability than either (c) or (f).  There was no statistical difference between the results of a group of undergrads with no training in statistics, students who had taken basic courses in probability as part of their main subject (eg medicine) or even graduates of Stanford Business School who had taken courses in advanced probability and statistics.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Join me at the Craftcation Conference in Ventura, CA - March 21-24

  Have y'all heard of this? I heard about the Craftcation Conference last year and wanted to go so badly, but I had just moved to California and was still getting settled. But this year I'll be there, along with some other fancy Instructables ladies! (Scoochmaroo is presenting three different times over the weekend, and angelabchua will be there too!)  If you're near California and you love to craft or if you own a small business you should make the trip. :D It's going to be held in Ventura, CA at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Click here to check out ticket prices and find out more about all the awesome things your tickets will cover! Registration closes March 1st so you better get on it! Tickets are available for the whole weekend, and you can even get a daily ticket for just Friday or Saturday. You should check out the schedule - there are so many amazing workshops and speakers I can't handle it. I have no idea how I'll choose where to go each day! The 2013 schedule includes: SMALL BUSINESS: starting a creative business, social media & PR, wholesale, retail, craft fairs, ETSY, legal & financial, publishing and more! DIY CRAFT WORKSHOPS: sewing, knitting, soap from scratch, photography, letterpress, terrariums, bookbinding and more! DIY FOOD WORKSHOPS: pickling & fermentation, artisan ice cream, salted caramels, farm to fork meals, seasonal jams, rustic italian cooking and more! COMMUNITY EVENTS: happy hour networking, bbq opening celebration, pop-up shop, yoga, dance party and more! (link to www.craftcationconference.com) Still not sold? Check out this video from last year's Craftcation:   Craftcation 2012 from Letter Box Films on Vimeo.   You know you need to come. It's going to be so much fun! :D

Posted by jessyratfink 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago