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Free Yoga Positions

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Free yoga positions will help your body gain the flexibility and durability of a ballet dancer and an athlete. The human body consists of a lot of joints and muscles that we use and over a period of time most of these are left unused and so turn stiff. The modern lifestyle that we have adopted is partly to blame for this. So how does one go about fixing these rigid joints and bring them back in play?

There are basic yoga poses that will help you achieve this and all you would require is a schedule that suits your individual lifestyle. Yoga is not just about one’s toe or bending your body at a particular angle. Yoga positions for beginners should be your ideal choice, until your body becomes supple and flexible enough to accommodate the difficult postures.

Yoga is the best form of exercise to tone your muscles, lubricate joints and gently massage the body. It is the most complete form of caring for your body and it ensures mental stability and health. As a beginner you must not try complex forms of the postures, as you might end up with injuries.

You can take expert guidance on what type of yoga postures that one might practice as a beginner. There are different yoga positions that can be done on different days of the week. There are a number of good websites that will help you plan your yoga exercise routine.

You can decide on the schedule that best suits your lifestyle. The simple and effective body movements of yoga go a long way in helping you live a very healthy and content life.

Loss Weight Yoga

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

If you are overweight and have tried all the diet plans and weight loss programs with little success, try loss weight yoga, which is considered the safest and most reliable method of losing weight. Most of us have tried and failed miserably in losing weight by following stupid diet plans and programs that only succeed in making the human body ill. Yoga, which is one of the most ancient forms of exercise, combines both physical and spiritual aspects and helps you achieve not just a healthy body but also spiritual contentment.

There are a number of postures in yoga that stretch your body and increase your flexibility and strength. All these stretches help burn a lot of fat over a period of time and you will start losing weight and gaining confidence. There are also hot yoga girl videos which will help you learn the various poses in a simple but effective manner.

There are a number of free yoga positions that can be practiced both by beginners and experienced yoga practitioners. There are a number of positions that can be done standing, sitting or lying down on the yoga mat. It is very important that you maintain the correct breathing technique while doing any yoga asana. Different yoga poses target different parts of the human body and if you practice them diligently, the results are bound to be great. It is one of the best ways of losing weight.

Ashtanga yoga and power yoga are considered the most effective forms of yoga which will help you achieve the dream of losing weight and regain your lost confidence. Yoga is a holistic way of shedding that excess weight that you hate, as it is not just a physical exercise but an all inclusive way of targeting your mind, body and soul.

Day 26 – Gas-ey

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

I really have no idea how to spell, “Gas-ey”, but eating Chili last night for dinner wasn’t the wisest choice I have made in a long time.  Thank god there were no loud explosions.  Actually, I don’t think that has ever happened to me in Yoga class and the only one I can really remember is one time at a restaurant in Albuquerque – it was like a bomb.  Bad news bears.

Bow Pose

Bow Pose

Today’s pose is Bow Pose or Dhanurasana.  I am not an expert at this pose.  Believe me you.  My knees and thighs should be off the ground and shoudl be closer together.  Today’s instructor, Lisa, decided that she would help me in this pose.  That entails her lifting up by holding onto my wrists.  Well, I wasn’t too confident about staying in the pose and consequently lost the grip of my left foot and kicked her right in the boob.  NIOOOCE!  Ways to feel like a jackass, first step.

Until tomorrow.  Namaste.

Day 19 – Cramping

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Ah, those of you that are innocent and thinking that my muscles were cramping because of yoga, would definitely be wrong. Nope. Got my period yesterday and ever since I went off of birth control (per recommendation of holistic practitioners that I went to for my Graves’ disease suggested I get off birth control to see if there was any improvement in my hormone levels. Sure enough, not more than a year later, my blood work was back to normal and I was taken off my medication), my cramps have returned.

I am happy to deal with the cramps because they feel better than the years of medication, crazy depression, crazy weight gain, crazy cravings will ever feel. If you are a female, then you know how cramps can be. They can make you have diarrhea, feel like you’re going to have it  or just want to fold over and not address the world. I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it through some of the Bikram yoga poses today with that whole thing going on.  It was weird though, class sort of flew by because I think I was really concentrating on my breathing (much like they suggest you do in labor) to avoid the pain going down in my lower gut.

Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose

Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose

Today’s photo is the standing separate leg head to knee pose. This pose, ironically, is great for our thyroid. The funny thing is, when I used to tell yoga people that I used to have a thyroid disease, they will ask me if this pose is good for me. It was not when I was being medicated. It is probably a great pose for people that are hypothyroid (aren’t producing enough thyroid hormone), but it wasn’t for me because I was producing too much). Not sure if that makes sense, but now I feel like this pose helps me to repair my thyroid that has been bruised and battered. In this pose, you are supposed to keep your forehead in constant contact with your knee. And in the final advancement of the pose, you are to keep your hands in prayer position in front of your front extended foot with both knees locked out. My legs aren’t steady enough for me to have my hands in prayer in front of my foot, so I am still working on getting there – but the second photo shows how I am almost there. Just to give you an idea.

Tomorrow is the last day before January is over for Yoga2010!  Cool beans.

Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose
Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose