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Lose the Love Handles! Yoga Routine
This sequence won't burn away the fat, but once you do some cardio to trim down your tummy, these moves will leave you with awesome abs and a flat belly. 1. Down Dog Come onto the hands and knees with your wrists underneath your shoulders and your knees underneath your hips. Inhale as you tuck your toes under your heels. Then exhale to lift your hips, coming into the classic upside-down-V shape called Downward Facing Dog. Spread your fingers wide, and create a straight line between your middle fingers and elbows. Work on straightening your legs and lowering your heels toward the ground. Relax your head between your arms, and direct your gaze through your legs or up toward your belly button. Breathe deeply for five breaths. 2. Warrior 1 From Down Dog, inhale to step your right foot forward between your hands. Turn your left heel in, press into your feet, and lift your torso up. Raise your arms up, and press your palms together. Draw your shoulder blades down toward your hips, and gaze up toward your hands in Warrior 1. Stay here for five breaths. 3. Warrior 2 From Warrior 1, inhale to open your hips, arms, and chest to the left. Gaze past your right fingertips, keeping your front thigh parallel with the floor. Stay like this in Warrior 2 for five complete breaths. 4. Extended Side Angle From Warrior 2, exhale as you plant your right hand on the floor beside your right foot, and raise your left arm over your ear. Hold Extended Side Angle for five breaths. 5. Sage From Extended Side Angle, release your left palm to the mat in Down Dog position. Grab onto your right big toe with the first two fingers and thumb of your right hand. Inhale to come up onto the ball of the back foot, and roll open to the left, raising your right leg into the air and planting your left heel on the mat. Straighten the leg if you can or keep the knee bent, gazing at your right hand while holding Sage for five deep breaths. 6. Sage Tree From Sage, release your right toes, bend your right knee, and use your right hand to pull your right heel as high up on your inner thigh as possible, so it's in Tree position. Once you're stable, reach your right arm up above you, and if you can, gaze up at your palm. Stay here in Sage Tree for five deep breaths, trying to keep your core strong and the pose steady. 7. Balancing Star From Sage Tree, straighten the right leg into the air. Gaze at your lifted hand, and hold Balancing Star for five breaths. Keeping your core engaged will help you stay balanced. 8. One-Legged Four-Limbed Staff From Balancing Star, keep the right leg lifted, and as you exhale, release your right hand to the mat and bend your elbows behind you, slowly lowering into Four-Limbed Staff. Keep your abs engaged and your body in one straight line with the right leg lifted. If this is too difficult, rest the right knee on the floor. Hold here for five complete breaths. 9. Upward Facing Dog From One-Legged Four-Limbed Staff, release the right foot to the floor and inhale as you scoop the chest forward, coming into Upward Facing Dog. Continue to press equally into the tops of the feet and palms, breathing for five breaths. 10. Clasped Locust From Up Dog, release your belly to the floor. Bring the arms behind your lower back, and clasp your fingers together, pressing the heels of the palms together in a double fist. As you inhale, pull the hands away from you to lift the chest as high as you can, simultaneously raising the feet. Lengthen through the spine by drawing the head away from the toes, holding Clasped Locust for five breaths. 11. Press back into Child's Pose to release the lower back.
Running Tips for People Who Hate Running
I always wanted to be the girl in the cute leggings that you see running near the beach while you're in your car driving to get super fattening burritos. But I just couldn't do it. Running was something that I really hated even in elementary school. Once I got serious about fitness though, I realised I had to change! So here are my tips (from a girl that hates running!) on how to become a runner! - Take it slow. Find your own pace. Starting on a treadmill first helps and and will get you working towards a faster speed. - Run in intervals. You aren't going to run 5 miles straight the first time. Plus, interval training is great for your metabolism! Try alternating between walking for a minute and then running for a minute. Find your comfort zone. - Always wear running shoes: Not all sneakers are created equally. Check out your local shoe store and make sure your current pair is a good running shoe. You don't want to injure yourself! - Watch your breathing: Side cramps are no pleasant and simple breathing helps you avoid it! Periodically, take a deep breath in through your nose and a big exhale out of your mouth. This will help get your breathing under control. - Listen to your favorite music: Running playlists are SO important! They motivate you to keep going and help you find the right pace. - Know when to stop: Don't push yourself too hard. Know your limits and don't push them too far. You want to challenge yourself, but not hurt yourself.. - Run with friends: Most activities are more fun with others, and running is no exception. Your friends can encourage you to keep going and to run just a little bit further. Just don't go out for ice cream afterwards!
My Advice For Beginning Runners
Running is one of the best exercises out there. It works your entire body, from your legs to your core. It even works your mind! You’ll need both physical and mental discipline to become a great runner, but even so, it’s easier than you think – and a lot of fun. Painful yet rewarding fun. ;) As someone who ran competitively for several years in high school, and subsequently took up running as a hobby, I wanted to share my tips for beginning runners. It’s one of those things that’s a little tricky at the beginning, but once you make it a habit, it becomes easier and easier. Starting a running program can be a little intimidating, especially if it’s your first time. You might not know where to start. Here’s what I recommend. Getting Started 1.) Make sure you have a very supportive pair of shoes. Most people invest pretty significantly in their running sneakers. If you don’t want to drop $100 on shoes you’re not sure you’ll use, maybe start running first, and then buy the shoes once you’re certain to continue. 2.) Start by running 3 times a week for 20 minutes. If you can make it all the way to end of 20 minutes without stopping, great! But if that sounds a little intimidating, then I recommend starting with a walk-run. I wrote a whole card on the amazing wonders of the walk-run, which you can read here! 3.) Don’t get discouraged if it’s hard. It’s going to be hard for the first three weeks or so. It’ll probably feel like death, actually. And it’s normal to be really sore or have weird, unexpected aches and pains. Running works a lot of small muscles you didn’t even know you had. Just stick with it. Next Steps Once you get used to running three times a week (this might take anywhere from one to three weeks), bump it up to four or five times a week. This is when you’ll really start to reap the benefits – running every to every other day feels sooo good! You’ll start to find you have more energy, and feel happier and more in touch with your body. That’s one of my favorite benefits of running – I feel so much more comfortable in my own skin, and proud of what my body can do. It feels good to realize you’re so much stronger than you thought. You can gradually increase the time you’re running when you’re ready, too. I like to increase by 5 minutes a week. And then you should start researching weekly running plans, interval workouts, and sprint workouts – whatever interests you, really! There are a lot of ways to introduce variety into your workouts to keep things interesting. ;) A typical week might look like this: Monday: 25 min. interval workout Tuesday: 45 min. long slow run Wednesday: 30 min. run Thursday: Rest day Friday: 25 min. interval workout Saturday: 1 hour long slow run Sunday: Rest day Sticking With It Don’t let any excuse deter you from your goal. Even though it hurts, the rewards are so much greater than whatever relaxation or comfort you’ll derive from spending half an hour on the couch. And when the urge to stop strikes right in the middle of your workout – because it definitely will – just keep pushing through. Check out my tips for pushing through your workout here. Feel free to leave any questions I haven’t answered in the comments below! I’d be happy to help in whatever way I can. Running has really improved my life, so if I can spread that positive energy to others, then all the better. :)
Yoga Secrets for Beginners
Hey you! You yoga beginner! I heard you making big statements about how 2015 was going to finally be the year you devote yourself to this practice. So let's get right to it shall we? Before we even think about touching our toes or focusing on breathing, let's make sure we really understand what yoga is: 1. Yoga is not a religion. It is a way of life, a type of exercise, a practice. Yoga is all about moving your body and understanding yourself. It is about bringing the world around and within you into focus. 2. Yoga is not a “push until you drop” practice. There are poses that can be mistaken as sleeping on the floor, the Child's pose is made for complete relaxation. This is not always a practice that will have you out of breath and begging for mercy! 3. This isn't a quick weight loss plan. You first build muscle and are working on your strength so that a few months after you begin you will find your body burning fat like it never has before. Get into yoga for more than just the weight loss benefits. Think of the mental health benefits too! 4. Get a good mat. I started yoga using a beach towel. No good. It completely changes your practice to have a mat that is thick and comfortable but most of all grips well. 5. No one is watching you. Seriously, I used to be so paranoid about how I looked in class, but once you really get involved in yoga you realize it is just you and your mat. Say hi to your neighbors when you get there, and then forget about them until the practice is over. 6. When you wake up “too sore” to go to yoga, go anyway. One of the best things you can do for your soreness is stretch it out. 7. Practice on an empty stomach. A light snack may be good before cardio, but not yoga. You are using the core so much, you want to come to class with an empty stomach and an open mind. 8. Take pictures. I know a lot of you will never post any, and that is totally fine. I have found that when I am down on my practice or get discouraged, I look at old pictures and compare with current ones. It will shock you how far you’ve come so quickly. 9. That moment when you are stretching, it is painful, and you want to give up and get out of the pose, give it one more full breath, breathing into where the pain is. It is a mind over matter game! 10. Have fun. This is your journey. It is never over!
Take The Help Of Fildena Tablets To Treat Male Sexual Impotence!!
Take the help of Fildena tablets to treat male sexual impotence!! If you are suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED), then you know very well what a nightmare it can be and as such, you would definitely be interested in knowing a treatment for this. And the good news is that now, wherever you are on this planet, you can get world class treatment for sexual dysfunction symptoms, right here – in the form of the drug known as Fildena. When Is A Man Said To Be Impotent? A man is said to be impotent when he finds it tough to get a hardon and even if he does get one, he finds it impossible to keep it hard long enough, so that he can have sex. Impotence is also called ED and when a man suffers from ED, he is unable to have sex. ED is one of the most common of all the sexual problems in the world and there are around 200 million men all across the globe, who suffer from this problem. Though ED on its own is not harmful, neglecting it can be a very big problem. Why You Should Never Neglect ED ED can be a warning sign to you that you are suffering from some kind of health problem. What is worse, is the fact that this health problem, could even be one that could take your life. Yes, ED can be an indicator that you could be suffering from any of the following health issues such as Parkinson's disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, Metabolic syndrome, Peyronie's disease, anxiety, depression, high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, obesity, sleep disorders, Multiple sclerosis, stress and diabetes. 4 Common Causes of Male Impotency There are 4 very common causes of male impotency and these are as follows: · Heart Related: A man can become impotent when the heart and its ability to properly pump blood arises. This is because if there no proper flow of blood taking place to your penis, you are unable to get a hardon. Hypertension and high levels of cholesterol, increase the risk of a man getting impotent. Impotence can also be caused by atherosclerosis, in which clogging of the blood vessels takes place. · Nerve and Neurologic Conditions: These include the likes of Parkinson’s disease, temporal lobe epilepsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and brain or spinal tumors. · Choice of Lifestyle: Being obese, drinking too much alcohol, smoking, lack of regular exercise, not eating the right foods and abuse of drugs, can also be the cause of male impotency. · Certain Medicines: There are some kinds of drugs that can also cause male impotency and these are: CNS stimulants, beta-blockers, diuretics, drugs used in cancer chemotherapy, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and central nervous system (CNS) depressants. What Tests Are Done To Check For ED? There are a number of tests that are done, which can determine whether or not you are impotent and these are: · Ultrasound · Blood tests · Psychological examination · Urine testing · Physical examination Can Male Impotency Be Prevented? There are a number of reasons due to which you could become impotent. But here are some ways, in which it might be possible for you to prevent this from happening: · Get sufficient sleep. · Exercise regularly. · Do not smoke. · Reduce depression, anxiety and stress. · Stay on a healthy diet. · Stay far from drugs and alcohol. How to Treat Male Impotency There are a number of treatments that are available to deal with ED and some of the most commonly used of these are: · Penis Pumps: These are considered to be very effective, if you are suffering from moderate ED. · Regular Exercise: Studies have shown that ED can be improved, by doing aerobic exercises. · Natural Remedies: There are a number of natural remedies that are used for male sexual dysfunction treatment and some of these are Korean red ginseng, berries, yohimbe, acupuncture, pomegranate juice, cherries, avocados, etc. · Counseling: If your ED is the result of stress, anxiety or depression, you would do well to opt for psychological counseling. · Changes in Lifestyle: Lifestyle changes play a big role in helping you treat ED. 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Just place your order right here from us – TrustedMedsWorld and get ready to enjoy the most fabulous sexual experiences of your life, when you order from us, Fildena. Frequently Asked Question: Q. How long can the average man stay Erection? The average man stays erections long depends on your Age, Health, Sexual Activity, and what kind of erection you get. According to a 2005 Journal of Sexual Medications research of 500 couples across Europe and the United States, the common erecting while sex lasts 5.4 minutes. But “Normal” erections can last anywhere from a few minutes to hours or even longer. Q. What are the types of erections? There are three very different types of Erection like, psychogenic, reflexogenic and nocturnal. Now, the most common Erection is your reflexogenic erection, caused by Physical contact. The second is your psychogenic erection, caused by audiovisual arousal or imagination. The third and final is your nocturnal erection that comes when you are in the deep REM stage of sleep – and which has very little done to with sexual stimulation. Q. What are the signs of impotence in a man? Erectile Dysfunction is also called as Impotence and it is a most common problems in men’s. The main three symptoms of (Erectile Dysfunction) like, · Inability to get a strong erection: · Failure to keeping an erection · Reduced Sexual Desire Symptoms that may also occur along with ED include: · Loss of libido (low sex drive) · Premature ejaculation · Other problems ejaculating
Power Yoga Poses for Weight Loss
Here are 5 awesome moves to pump up your metabolism and reach your weight loss goals! 1. Wind-Releasing Pose Lie down on the floor on your back. Lift your right leg in upward direction at an angle of 90 degree. Fold your right leg from your knee and place it on your stomach. Press your leg firmly against your stomach. Hold it with your hands and press it. Release. Repeat the same with left leg too. One can even practice this pose with both the legs at the same time. 2. Cobra Pose Lie down on the floor on your belly, palms placed on the floor besides your chest. Lift your upper body up, chest off the floor. Bend backwards as much as you can. Look upwards. Remain steady for some time and release. 3. Bow Pose A great yoga activity for toning and losing extra fat from your arms and legs. For this, lie down on the floor on your stomach. Bend your legs from your knees and lift up your legs from behind. Arch your back and try to hold your legs with your hands. Remain steady for some time and then release. Relax. 4. Side Stretch Pose This asana increases your heart rate, burns calories and helps in reducing fat from your sides. For this, stand on the floor in straight pose, hands besides the body, palms down. Lift your hands in the upward direction and stretch them upwards. Bend towards your right side, thus stretching the right hand towards the right side from over your head. Repeat the same on the left side too. Relax. 5. Warrior Pose This increases your lungs capacity as well. For this, stand on the floor in a straight position. Spread your legs far apart. Turn your right leg in the right direction and consequently turn your left leg in the same direction. Raise your hands in the upward direction and stretch them. Join your palms together in prayer position. Look upwards. Relax.
12 Yoga Exercises for Hips and Thighs
These 12 moves will help you tone, stretch, and strengthen your hips and thighs while bringing your mind to a peaceful state. I have attached a video that will walk you through this routine, but I suggest reading the steps first so that you can determine whether a pose needs a special adjustment for you. Remember that yoga is not meant to be uncomfortable, so make sure each move is bringing your close to a state of calm rather than a state of pain. 1. Chair pose: - Start by standing with your feet together. While inhaling, raise your hands over your head. - Bend your knees slightly and dip into a squat while exhalation. - Remain in this position for 30-60 seconds and come back to the standing position. 2. Dance of the legs: - Lie on your back with closed eyes and raise your left leg straight up as much as you can. Without any straining, your right leg should be still on the floor. - Tighten your abdomen as you exhale, fold your left leg at the knees and press it close to the chest. - Now raise your head to meet the knees of your left leg while remaining in that position for 5-10 seconds. - While putting your head back on the ground, inhale deeply, release the left leg, and repeat the same with right leg. 3. Deep squats: - Stand with both your feet about 12 inches apart and bring the arms in front of you with palms facing the ground. - Now squat down, while you bend down ensure your knees are forming a 90 degrees angle allowing you to dip down in the position. - Get back immediately to standing position while exhaling and repeat again. 4. AnandaBalasana (Happy child pose): - Lie on your back and bring your knees to your chest - Lock your thumbs between your big toe on each foot and pull your legs closer to your chest. 5. Warrior pose I (Virabhadrasana I): - Stand straight with your feet apart. Shift your left foot to the side such that there is a three to four feet distance between both the legs. - Keeping your left foot straight; rotate it to your left side entirely where your right foot rotates slightly. - Now spin your torso to your left side making sure your legs are in the same position. - Bend the knee of your left leg; carry your torso forward to the left side where you raise both your hands above your head in a Namaste. 6. Warrior pose II (Virabhadrasana II): - Follow the same steps as warrior pose I. The only variation here is that instead of lifting your hands above your head to form a Namaste, raise it on both sides parallel to the ground. 7. Bridge Pose (SetuBandhasana): - Lie down with your back on the ground with stretched legs and bend your legs at the knees with your feet grounded. - Place your hands by your side with palms facing the ground. - Now lift up your hips off the ground towards the ceiling, letting your hands and feet to be on the ground. - Hold this position by lifting your hands over your head. 8. Three-legged Dog Pose: - Start with the downward dog pose. - Lift your right leg high up in the air supporting yourself on two hands and your left leg. - Hold for five breaths, put your leg down and repeat with the other leg too. 9. BaddhaKonasana (Cobbler’s pose): - Sit on the floor with your knees bent so that both the soles of your feet are facing each other. - Keep your spine elongated ensuring that your posture is straight. - Press the soles of your feet together and hold this pose for a minute. 10. Locust Pose: - Lie down with your belly on the ground and place hands by your side with palms facing the ceiling. - As you inhale, lift up your legs and your upper torso and support yourself on the abdomen. 11. Reverse Warrior or Crescent Moon Pose: - Start off by standing in Warrior II position. - Now gently arch your torso backwards and place your left hand over the back of your left leg. - Raise the right hand over your head and hold for five breaths while repeating with the other side. 12. Standing Hand to Toe: - Stand with your spine straight, feet together and hands on your waist. - Lift your right leg straight up with your left leg’s support. - Hold for a few breaths and repeat with the other leg.