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Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss Program: How I Lost Weight on personalized Type of Intermittent Fasting

Today I am going to tell you about a modified intermittent type of fasting. I have researched and consulted to my doctor before applying this tool on me to get better results. Now in this post, I am going to discuss a complete schedule and diet plane. You will not have any difficulties to adopt it.

Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss

The Idea behind Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss Program:

This plane or schedule of fasting is very simple. This technique has worked for me and I am pretty sure that this also will work for all of you.

I am doing a modified type of intermittent fasting called calorie restricted fasting. Now, what is calorie restricted fasting and how it is helping me?

I am doing this type of fasting for four weeks before my weight was 147 pounds. Yesterday I weighed myself and found my weight is 134 pounds right now. That means I have lost more than 10 pounds here in 4 weeks.

So, what I generally do is I am going to restrict my calories.  I am going to restrict my per day calories 200-500 to 600 calories. Normally according to my lifestyle and work, I need 2,000 to 2,400 calories. Here one thing is very important, my profession. I am a teacher in an engineering college. So, I need that much of calories.

You can calculate very easily the number of total calories you need in a day according to your work or profession. Now I am restricted to around 500 to 600 calories that mean I have restricted on the 2/3 of my daily calories.

How I am doing this fasting: Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss Program Step by Step

I am explaining this step by step, so be with me.

The previous day, I take my last dinner that will be 7:30 in the night. Then next to the morning I wake up at like 5:30 and I drink 3 full glass of water of each glass is 250 ml. That means I am going to drink around 750 ml of water. This water intake will give me an initial boost of hydration for that day. The Recommended amount of water that we need to drink per day is 2 litter. In that, I have already consumed 750 ml in the morning. so that is an initial boost for my hydration per day.

This water intake will also initiate a good bowel movement. It is most important to keep Healthy lifestyle. And after that what I do is I drink the herbal concoction This herbal mixture contains following spices. I drink this herbal drink of around 100 ml.

Morning Herbal Drink:

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Take all these following ingredients and boil like a tea for 10 to 20 minutes.

  1. Cinnamon
  2. Cardamom
  3. Star anise
  4. Fennel seeds
  5. Ginger
  6. Ajwain
  7. Cloves
  8. Turmeric

I don’t drink tea and coffee. I have stopped drinking tea and coffee for four weeks. This is also helping me in a positive way. Tea and coffee start gastric irritations in our stomach. If you lower your caffeine intake from the body, it also helps me to get a good quality of sleep in the night.

Detox Drink:

Now after that what I don’t eat in the morning. So, I’m going to drink the green smoothie. Basically, I drink this green smoothie of around 300 ml. What I added to this smoothie, usually like it contains spinach, kale, kiwi fruit, all kind of berries and also a large little bit of lime add lemon juice into that. This smoothie is containing around 50 calories only. Generally, I don’t add any fruit which contains a high amount of sugar. So, this is helping me to clean up my intestine.

I don’t take any calories containing beverages or food except for water from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lunch:

I drink a lot of water. Now at 1 p.m., I take an omelet, which is made with using 2 eggs. I include yolk egg. I don’t care about cholesterol because I am already consuming fewer carbs and fewer calories. So, I do need cholesterol for my membrane formation.

Green Salad at evening:

I go home at like 4:00 p.m. from my work. So, what I do is I take a green salad, it contains a leafy green vegetable, green vegetables like broccoli which is an important another nutrient-rich food, and also it contains sprouted lentils and nut seeds.

Basically, this is my food in the afternoon. If I put all together, total calories in this a green salad may contain around 200 calories or something.

Evening Work out:

So, after this, I go for a walk. Usually, I go for a walk for five kilometers.  It will be a brisk walk or maybe a slow jog. After that, I come home and take dinner at 7:30 in the night.

Usually, my dinner contains brown bread with the soup or it may be some vegetable curry. One suggestion I would like to mention here, you should use rock salt or Epsom salt in your soup or curry.

So basically, I don’t take food or anything that is dense in the energy. I focus on anything that contains more nutrients. This dinner will give me around 200 to 300 calories. So, in total my daily calories that will come around 500 to 600 calories. Which is basically a calorie deficit compared to 2,400 calories that I need per day.

The science behind the Modified Intermittent Fasting:

So, the idea here is I would like to keep my insulin-glucagon ratio low. When you keep insulin-glucagon ratio low that means your glucagon is more than the insulin.

Glucagon is a catabolic hormone whereas insulin is an anabolic hormone. So, you are basically keeping yourself in the catabolic state. So, the first thing is fasting will break your fatty acid adipose tissue (or simply body fat). Your glycogen is broken down into glucose. This is then provided to the brain and blood cells.  Whereas you are breaking your adipose tissue or body fat for all the other tissues. Fatty acids come from adipose tissue and oxidation of fatty acid is going on because you are keeping your glucagon more than the insulin.

So, if you keep insulin high that means you get into anabolic state. All that synthesis process like adipose tissue will go on. So it is always the important thing here is to keep your insulin low and glucagon high so that catabolic state is maintained. It will help in the breakdown of adipose tissue.

 

Now one question arises here, why do I take egg omelet in the afternoon? The answer is, because as I have said that I have taken my dinner at 7:30 p.m. Next day I will take my lunch at 1 P. M. in the form of an omelet.

I have not taken anything that is rich in calories since long hours it is around 16 hr. So, by 16 hours your gluconeogenesis process starts to steam up and going towards the peak by 24 to 48 hours. I really don’t want my gluconeogenesis on here to break my skeletal muscle because the source of gluconeogenesis predominant is skeletal muscle.

I don’t want my skeletal muscle to be broken that is why I am going to give my body the proteins in the form of an omelet. The omelet takes egg protein. Basically, protein is amino acids and amino acids will be supporting gluconeogenesis process.

Note: if you allergic to egg or you don’t eat this you may consume Soya protein like tofu, pulses as an alternative protein source. Although they are not as rich in protein as an egg. You may also use quinoa.

I take my green salad containing nuts and seeds and little calories there at 3’o clock in the afternoon.

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Workout during Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss Program:

In the morning I do 30 minutes of weights. I also do treadmill with the inclination around 10 and the speed of 3. so that my lower limbs will be felt muscle contraction. It will help in strengthening my muscle. Also, I do upper weights for my upper body. I do push-ups thereby I stimulate my skeletal muscles so just to keep the skeletal muscle mass quantity.

So on one side, I am trying to break an adipose tissue, on the other side, I am simulating my skeletal muscle growth.

So thereby it is helping in losing daily adipose tissues, not really losing skeletal muscles. This is what I am doing for 4 weeks.

It has given a fantastic result for me. I have lost more than 10 pounds of weight.

Also, it has improved my sleep quality.

Usually, I sleep by 9:30 or 10:00 I wake up at 5:30. I sleep for eight hours and the quality of sleep is fantastic since the time I am doing this kind of fasting. This is how it is helping me.

Benefits of  this Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss Program:

I don’t feel the lack of energy during the daytime. Actually, I am much more active than now before.

It proves that calorie restriction doesn’t really affect the activity level.

You don’t feel tired during the day just because you are not taking the much calories in the form of food. This is because you are going to get calories or energy from the breakdown of adipose tissue.

So overall it has brought rapid change in my life and I feel much lighter, much better right now.

So I hope this post has helped you in understanding the process the intermittent fasting weight loss program. Hopefully, this will bring up how did you change it. If you follow this kind of Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss Program, it may help you to lose weight and also feel yourself better. If you have any questions so kindly don’t hesitate to put that in the comment section below. I have explained the other intermittent fasting benefits.

Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss

Read about what CNN said about Intermittent Fasting? 

What Scientists said about Intermittent fasting weight loss Program: 

INTERMITTENT FASTING AND HUMAN METABOLIC HEALTH

Impact of intermittent fasting on health and disease processes

Intermittent fasting leads to significant weight loss, slows aging, UF research review finds.

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Knowing Some of the Best Bikram Yoga Weight Loss Program 

Unlike other workout routines, Bikram Yoga weight loss program has the unique ability to adapt to every need, taking whatever forms are necessary to provide each individual with experiences that will take them to their ultimate goal.

It is equipped to sway and twist like the branches of a tree, adapting to every unique wind, to each being that is attracted to it. Some people simply want a great workout and Bikram Yoga postures can provide that. Others might want a place to relax, the time to reflect and mature – Bikram Yoga offers that as well.

Bikram Yoga weight loss program contains a variety of other yoga poses but here very basic and effective yoga poses have been mentioned. Below mentioned are some poses belong to Bikram Yoga  weight loss program you should know about:

1. STANDING FORWARD BEND (Uttanasana): SOOTHE YOUR LEGS AND YOUR MIND

Such Bikram yoga poses to provide a wonderful stretch for your legs, especially your hamstrings. By bringing your head below your heart, it is also beneficial for lowering blood pressure and soothing the body.

How to do Standing Forward Bend:

Bikram Yoga Weight Loss1. Stand on the outside of your feet parallel to the sides of your mat, either touching or slightly apart.

2. Root through all four corners of your feet, pressing evenly into the mat. Shift your weight slightly forward into the balls of your feet as you fold forward.

3. Engage your thigh muscles (quadriceps) to lift the kneecaps. Place your hands on the floor, behind your calves, or on blocks. You can also grab opposite elbows and hang to allow further extension of the spine.

4. There should be no tension in the neck and all four sides should be equally lengthened.

Things to Remember: The most important part of such Bikram yoga pose is to keep a straight spine so that there is even extension in the front and back of the body. Do not sacrifice a flat spine in order to get your hands closer to the ground or your face closer to your legs.

Duration: To reduce belly fat especially do 20-30 times in one set, this will give you a better result.  

Other Benefits:
1. This yoga aasana is particularly the fatness and fat reduction posture.

2. This yoga poster makes spinal cord very flexible so it helps to increase the body hight.

3. This poster makes liver, Spleen, and pancreas strong and healthy.

4. Removes constipation and intensifies digestion. This posture increases appetite.

  

2. WARRIOR (VIRABHADRASANA): BECOME A GREAT WARRIOR – STRONG YET AGILE

Virabhadrasana is among powerful Bikram yoga poses. It stretches your hip flexors, strengthens your legs and back, relieves tension in the shoulders, gently twists the spine, opens the chest, and is great at relieving tightness in your shoulders and upper back.

How to do Warrior pose:

Bikram Yoga Weight Loss1. Start by standing at the front of your mat. Step one leg back, far enough that when you come into a lunge your front thigh is parallel to the floor and your knee is directly over your ankle.

2. The edges of your front foot are parallel to the sides of your mat. The toes of your back foot turn out slightly. Your heels should be on one line.
3. Bend your front knee so that your thigh is parallel to the floor and your knee tracks right above your foot. Press into the heel of the front foot and into the outer edge of the heel of your back foot.

4. Your back leg should be strong with the quadriceps engaged. Try to square your hips with the front of your mat by bringing the front hip back and rolling the back hip forward.

5. Reach your arms up above your head with the palms facing in. Center your gaze on your thumbs and feel the energy radiating from your shoulders through your fingertips.

6. If while bringing your arms up your shoulders tightened, focus on moving your shoulders down away from your ears and breathing into any areas of tightness.

Virabhadrasana is among some of the most beneficial Bikram yoga poses.

3. BOAT POSR (NAVASANA): POWERFUL ABS WILL KEEP YOUR BOAT AFLOAT

Although dreaded by many students when taught because of its difficulty, Navasana yoga poses is qualified among Bikram Yoga weight loss program that does an exceptional job in toning the abs and legs, as well as strengthening the hip flexors, which is crucial for more advanced standing and balancing postures.

How to do Boat Pose:

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1. Sit in the center of your mat with your legs out in front of you, knees slightly bent. Navasana is performed on your SIT bones, the bones under the flesh of your buttocks that you sit on. When you find your SIT bones, balancing in this posture becomes much easier, but it might take you a few times to locate exactly where they are.

2. Rock slightly back onto your SIT bones as you lift your legs off the floor. Straighten your legs, using your hipbones to lift the legs higher.

3. Your arms extend straight in front of you with palms facing each other. (Do not grab your legs – this is cheating!) Try to avoid any rounding in your spine by lifting your lower back towards your lower abdomen.

4. Lengthen out of your waist, elongating the spine and opening the chest. Look straight ahead, keeping the muscles of your face relaxed.

Things to Remember: 

Do not stop breathing while you are holding Navasana (lots of people do this and it just makes it harder).
Until your body has developed the strength necessary for full Boat pose, feel free to bend your knees as needed.

4. BOUND ANGLE POSE (BADDHA KONASANA): FLEXIBLE HIPS AND A STRONG BACK WILL IMPROVE YOUR LIFE

Depending on your flexibility and the natural rotation of your thighs, this pose may either be incredibly easy or extremely difficult. Either way, practicing such Bikram yoga poses will strengthen your back and abs and improve the flexibility of your hips and groins. For women, this pose can also relieve some of the discomforts of your menstrual cycle.Bikram Yoga Weight Loss

How to do Bound Angle pose:

1. Sit in the middle of your mat, bringing the soles of your feet together so they touch. The heels of your feet should be fairly close to your pubic bone.

2. Allow the knees to bend out to the sides, falling towards the floor. If the knees are unable to go lower than the waist, place blocks below them for support.

3. Lift up from the hipbones, lengthening all four sides of your waist. Create space across the collarbones as you move the shoulder blades in toward the chest.

4. Your hands should hold your feet; using them to open your feet while heels continue to touch will intensify the opening of your groins. Your chin should stay parallel to the floor as you gaze softly forward.

5. CORPSE POSE (SAVASANA): FIND YOUR BREATH, RESTORE YOUR BODY, COMPLETELY RELAX

The ultimate reward and final relaxation in yoga, Savasana soothes and calms the entire body, bringing awareness inward and focusing solely on the breath. This pose is also used to treat high blood pressure and migraine headaches.

How to do Corpse pose:

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Quietly, intentionally, lie down on your back, preparing for Savasana. Release your arms out to your sides a comfortable distance, no more than a few inches. Palms face up. Allow your legs to extend wide enough that you feel your low back release on the floor. Bend your knees if this is uncomfortable in your low back.

Release any exertion of the muscles, relaxing from the crown of your head to the tips of your toes. Close your eyes. Soften your eyes behind the eyelids. Relax the jaw. Release the hands from any gripping – let them accept the peace of this pose. Melt your shoulders away from the ears and into the floor.

Relax your diaphragm with each exhale. Allow your feet to fall to the sides as you relax the muscles in your ankles. Be present at this moment, feeling gratitude and peace with every breath.

Things to Remember: 

Notice the gentle rhythm of your inhale and exhale; the rise and the fall of your chest, the ebb and flow of energy. As you inhale, be mindful and in touch with this exact moment. As you exhale, rest completely on the floor. Stay in this pose for as long as you can, enjoying the full effect of all of its benefits. Savasana is among some of the best Bikram yoga poses.

The list of reasons why people are drawn to Bikram Yoga is as eclectic as the people themselves. From the power to heal to its trendiness in the celebrity world, the spiritual aspect and the ability to connect with the universe (or God, or deity, or whatever), Bikram Yoga weight loss program is what you want and need it to be.

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Yoga and Back Pain:

Yoga and back pain: Just about everybody experiences back pain at one time or another. It’s one of the most frequent reasons for visiting a primary care doctor’s office.

The most common diagnosis for low back pain is lumbar strain and spasm. Damage to back muscles and ligaments most frequently occurs by lifting and twisting at the same time, but the slightest sudden movement can result in crippling back pain.Yoga and back pain

Sometimes a disc between the back bones ‘slips’ and causes sciatica, a radiating pain into the leg. Arthritis can develop in the facet joints, tiny joints linking one back bone to the next. Postural problems, injuries, and conditions like scoliosis can all contribute to poor alignment of the back bones with resulting pain.

Even though back pain is so common, modern medicine does a pretty poor job of healing it. Too many people end up having surgeries that don’t help and worsening chronic pain that won’t resolve even with strong narcotic pain medication. With back pain, self-healing and prevention of future episodes are keys to a happy back.

The trick is to keep back muscles strengthened, stretched and relaxed through a program of Yoga therapy that also nourishes the discs between the vertebrae or back bones and strengthens abdominal and other core muscles.

Yoga and Back Pain

Yoga and back pain are a good fit. Research studies show that Yoga therapy reduces pain, improves the ability to function in daily tasks, and improves the ability to control pain levels which decrease feelings of helplessness and depression. In one study 88 percent of a Yoga therapy group either reduced the amount of medication they were taking or eliminated it completely compared to only 35 percent of controls.(1,2)

What to Do If You Have Back Pain

  • You may need to see a physician to rule out infection, neurological problems, fractures, and cancer. While they are rare causes of back pain, they shouldn’t be missed. Please realize though that a good workup by a primary care physician does NOT mean that Xrays, MRIs and CTs are necessary and their inappropriate use can even be harmful. A good history and physical done by an appropriately trained physician are usually all that is needed.
  • Science suggests that the fastest recoveries are made by those who begin physical therapy the day of an injury or the day after. It follows that the same is true for Yoga therapy. Bed rest is no longer recommended. Be gentle at first, move slowly, and don’t push for extreme postures.

Most cases of sudden acute back pain will resolve on their own in six to eight weeks no matter what intervention is chosen – even if you simply do nothing except go about daily activities as much as possible. Most ‘slipped’ discs also self-heal on their own through the power of nature without any surgery. Help the body to heal through Yoga rather than fight it with fear, anxiety and increased muscle tension.

Yoga poses for back pain:

  • Kalyanasana or Happy Posture
  • Parvatasana “The Mountain pose”
  • Bhujangasana “The Cobra Pose”
  • Dhanurasana “The Bow Pose”
  • Shashankasana “The Hare Pose”
  • Supta Vajrasan “Sleeping Thunderbolt Pose”
  • Ustrasana Ushtrasana, or “Camel Pose”
  • Dwikonasana is known as ‘the double angle pose’.
  • Gomukhasana or “Cow Face Pose”
  • Chakrasana “A Wheel Pose”
  • Trikonasana or “Triangle Pose”
  • Meru Vakrasana (Dynamic Spinal Twist)

References:

  1. Williams K et al. Therapeutic applications of Iyengar yoga for healing chronic low back pain. International Journal of Yoga Therapy. 2003; 13:55-67.
  2. Sherman KJ et al. Comparing Yoga, exercise, and a self-care book for chronic low back pain: a randomized, controlled trial. Ann Intern Med. 2005 Dec 20; 143:849-56.

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Core power yogaCore Power Yoga: Benefits That Matter:

 

Yoga is that very activity, which does not only help you relax and distract from everyday problems but also makes it possible for you to understand your secret needs through connecting to your individual inner power. There are different types of yoga you can choose from nowadays.

However, it often proves quite difficult to realize what exactly your body needs at a given period of time. To make the right choice you will be pleased with, it makes sense to find out more about this activity and the core power yoga is what we will start with.

Core Power Yoga: Essence and Benefits

 

This type of yoga originated from Ashtanga, which was once popular in India. The term itself as well as the program came from the west and became recognized by lots of practitioners due to its conception, philosophic ideas, and style.

Core power yoga is the one that ensures numerous health benefits. This involves everything from body stimulation, detoxification, and healing and up to mental relaxation. The activity itself may seem somewhat challenging since it combines spirituality, strength, and persistence.

The program involves three power levels, each of which is meant to improve your overall well-being and health condition. Thus, the first level is referred as physical. This is because it helps improve your current state of health, thus contributing to your physical strength.

The second level deals with mental aspects. Its essence implies the enhancement of concentration abilities and will power, which is achieved through consistent practice.

Finally, the third level is all about your spiritual strength, which is connected with mental and physical issues. With that said, it becomes obvious that all levels are interrelated, so it is impossible to master this kind of yoga without getting the essence of each of them.

A Core Power Stage of Power yoga:

 

Apart from the power levels mentioned above, the program comprises three stages that focus on diverse body areas. These stages are known as “core power stage”, “unlocking the athletic power and “soul of strength”. The first stage deals with such body areas as abdomen and back. Vinyasa power poses practiced here are especially worked out to stimulate muscles found in the abdominal body region.

The second part of the program is helpful and extremely effective when it comes to increasing the strength of the pelvic area and that of the hips through performing back and abdominal exercises. The third stage, in its turn, has an emphasis on the mid-body area and almost all poses it comprises are quite challenging, especially for beginners.

What Makes It Special?

 

The main thing that differs this kind of yoga from hot yoga and other programs is that each session is held in a well-heated room. This is because the practitioners believe that all the toxins, tension and excessive stress go away from their bodies with sweat. As a result, a person experiences the increase of stamina will power and improvement of concentration ability.

These effects are long-lasting and ensure superb health benefits you have dreamt about for a long time. So, if your intention is to enhance your body condition and spirit, then this kind of yoga is the one that is undoubtedly worth practicing!

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Hot Yoga Benefits

What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Hot Yoga Benefits and Danger-Our everyday life is full of stress, problems and frustrating situations that may seriously affect our well-being. Luckily, there are numerous ways to distract from these difficulties and yoga is one of them. Yoga activity is considered highly efficient when it comes to improving your energy, releasing stress and clearing up your mind. It also helps keep fit and enhance the strength of your body. If that is right what you currently lack, then you will be eager to learn more about hot yoga and its particular advantages.

What Is It All About?

With such a variety of yoga types, it is not easy to decide which one you would like to practice. Thus, there are over 100 yoga schools that differ in their philosophy, ideas, and styles. Thus, Hatha yoga that is popular in the US these days involves numerous breathing techniques and pose variations, while core power yoga is known for its conception that says that excessive stress and toxins leave the body in the process of sweating and that is why they hold each session in heated rooms only.

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What differs hot yoga from other alternative variants of this activity? To understand the efficacy of these sessions and maximize their advantages, it is important to learn the most significant aspects that belong here. These are breathing (otherwise known as Pranayama), poses (Asanas) as well as meditation. Advantages of this type of yoga should also be taken into consideration. Actually, there are many of them. For example, this particular activity helps improve the flexibility of your joints, ligaments, and tendons. It is also helpful when there is a need to detoxify your body, massage organs and stimulate muscles.

Apart from the positive issues mentioned above, there are other psychological, physiological and biochemical advantages that contribute to the popularity of hot yoga. People who practice it, admit that they observe improvement in mood, concentration, memory, and reduction of anxiety and stress. Physiological advantages comprise normalization of blood pressure and heartbeat, improvement of sleep and immune system etc. Biochemical effects include the decrease of sodium, glucose and cholesterol levels in the blood.

How to Get Ready For a Hot Yoga Session

There are a few aspects you need to take into account when getting ready for a class. The truth is that you have to feel comfortable and relaxed while practicing various exercises, so it makes sense to find out whether there are specific requirements here. Anyway, you should wear clothes that will not be too tight. It is desirable that they should be made in sweat-absorbing material since each session is quite tiresome and intense. The choice of the best clothing, however, depends on your individual health condition and preferences. Do not forget to take a towel, a special yoga mat and a bottle of water with you.

It is not recommended to eat a lot before the session. A light meal will be enough if you feel that it will be hard for you to wait for a dinner for a few hours. This is especially true if you visit sessions after your work. These simple tips will help you get the most out of your yoga classes.

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Top 5 Best scent for Yoga: Enhance Your Yoga Practice with Aromatherapy:

Millions of people all over do yoga despite the fact that it was discovered 5,000 years ago. It is more popular than ever and this is the testimony of the healing and rejuvenating powers of yoga.

Not only does it strengthen the body but it also calms the mind and heals the spirit. We live in the time where everything is frantic and hectic. Yoga allows us to create an oasis of peace that we can sit in amidst all the hustle and bustle.5 Best scent for Yoga

Aromatherapy has many health benefits too. It may not strengthen the body but the essential oils that are diffused are highly beneficial to one’s well being.

In this article, I am presenting “Best scent for Yoga

What happens when you combine the two?

Wonders. That’s what. You will take your yoga to a whole new level by using aromatherapy together with your poses. This is nothing to sniff at.

Aromatherapy can be done through diffusion, anointing or purifying. You should employ all three methods for the best effects.

For Diffusion, you should diffuse the essential oils around the area you will be doing your yoga in.

You may use certain oils to massage on specific parts of your body to help you with your visualization and meditation. This process is known as “Anointment”.

The last method is Purification which basically means that you will wipe down your yoga mat and other equipment with essential oils to create a soothing atmosphere.

So which oils should you use: Top 5 Best scent for Yoga5 Best scent for Yoga

It depends on your own preferences.

  • Lavender oil is extremely popular because of its peaceful and calming properties. It has been shown to reduce anxiety, headaches, encourages sleep and reduces nervousness.
  • Another oil that is excellent for calming your mind is frankincense oil. If your work is full of stress and constant deadlines, an over demanding boss, and an unrelenting workload, you might want to give frankincense a try.
  • Feeling down? Give lemongrass oils a try. Many people have reported feeling lighter and happier after a session with the lemon grass oils.
  • Other oils that are popular are myrrh, sweet orange, ylang ylang, chamomile, geranium, rosemary, eucalyptus, cedar wood, etc. You may experiment and see which oils suit you. This is a very personal thing. What may seem pleasant to one person may be overpowering to another. For example, sandalwood. Some people just can’t handle this scent.

You should diffuse the essential oils in a candle lamp with the correct amount of water. You may then start your yoga session. Make sure the lamp is at a distance from you so that you do not accidentally knock it down during your yoga session.

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During your yoga poses, breathe deeply and take in the full aroma of these oils. Relax and feel a sense of release. It’s all about calming you down.

It would be a good idea to keep a journal and see if any conditions you have shown any sign of improvement. If you have headaches and use lavender oil, do these headaches occur less frequently? Is the oil helping you?

How do you feel? Less stressed out? Happier?

Write it all down so that when you look back, you will be able to see a pattern or changes that you may miss if you hadn’t recorded your perceptions on paper. This is an expedition. And finally, aromatherapy and yoga should help you achieve the body, mind and spirit connection.

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We know that any form of exercise is beneficial to our health, and while some types of exercise are targeted to specific parts of our body, others help our mind relieve stress and get its balance back. This is the main benefit of yoga.Benefit of Yoga

The benefit of yoga exercise is vast as there are many types of yoga and depending on the one you choose to practice, you will reap the benefits. Yoga teachers recommend that one should practice yoga consistently without very large gaps in between exercises. It would be ideal to exercise every day for a short period rather than once a week for a longer time.

The Benefit of Yoga Exercises:

  • Rejuvenated body and mind Yoga is an exercise that helps tone your body and de-stress your mind.
  • Increased flexibility – Due to the nature of yoga exercise you will achieve great flexibility and overall grace. This is the benefit of yoga, we can not neglect especially as you age and your joints start getting stiffer and it is harder for you to walk or run.
  • Detoxification Yoga covers a wide spectrum of needs – from your mind and muscles to your digestive system and heart function. The benefit of yoga practice will bring harmony to the entire body.
  • Cleansing- Any exercise will make you sweat, which in turn will require you to drink more water and thus cleanse your body. This is just one simple way in how yoga works at the higher level in controlling your diet and digestion.
  • Toning Yet another great benefit of yoga is that without lifting any weights which if used incorrectly- can cause back problems; yoga tones every muscle of your body purely through exercise.

Tranquillity

Probably the reason why yoga is so widely practiced because through meditation it can help you to achieve a state of eternal bliss and tranquillity.Yoga teaches you how to work with the power of your mind to lift your spirits and improve your health.

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Our mind is the most powerful thing we possess. We all know that when someone puts their mind to something they can achieve the impossible. It works every time just like a miracle.

Practicing yoga can bring substantial benefits to one’s mind, body and soul. If you are not doing yoga yet, do not wait another moment. You should start working towards achieving a healthier body and mind. You, as well as those who are around you, will soon start noticing and appreciating the benefit of yoga exercise.

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Yoga and Back Pain:

Yoga and back pain: Just about everybody experiences back pain at one time or another. It’s one of the most frequent reasons for visiting a primary care doctor’s office.

The most common diagnosis for low back pain is lumbar strain and spasm. Damage to back muscles and ligaments most frequently occurs by lifting and twisting at the same time, but the slightest sudden movement can result in crippling back pain.Yoga and back pain

Sometimes a disc between the back bones ‘slips’ and causes sciatica, a radiating pain into the leg. Arthritis can develop in the facet joints, tiny joints linking one back bone to the next. Postural problems, injuries, and conditions like scoliosis can all contribute to poor alignment of the back bones with resulting pain.

Even though back pain is so common, modern medicine does a pretty poor job of healing it. Too many people end up having surgeries that don’t help and worsening chronic pain that won’t resolve even with strong narcotic pain medication. With back pain, self-healing and prevention of future episodes are keys to a happy back.

The trick is to keep back muscles strengthened, stretched and relaxed through a program of Yoga therapy that also nourishes the discs between the vertebrae or back bones and strengthens abdominal and other core muscles.

Yoga and Back Pain

Yoga and back pain are a good fit. Research studies show that Yoga therapy reduces pain, improves the ability to function in daily tasks, and improves the ability to control pain levels which decrease feelings of helplessness and depression. In one study 88 percent of a Yoga therapy group either reduced the amount of medication they were taking or eliminated it completely compared to only 35 percent of controls.(1,2)

What to Do If You Have Back Pain

  • You may need to see a physician to rule out infection, neurological problems, fractures, and cancer. While they are rare causes of back pain, they shouldn’t be missed. Please realize though that a good workup by a primary care physician does NOT mean that Xrays, MRIs and CTs are necessary and their inappropriate use can even be harmful. A good history and physical done by an appropriately trained physician are usually all that is needed.
  • Science suggests that the fastest recoveries are made by those who begin physical therapy the day of an injury or the day after. It follows that the same is true for Yoga therapy. Bed rest is no longer recommended. Be gentle at first, move slowly, and don’t push for extreme postures.

Most cases of sudden acute back pain will resolve on their own in six to eight weeks no matter what intervention is chosen – even if you simply do nothing except go about daily activities as much as possible. Most ‘slipped’ discs also self-heal on their own through the power of nature without any surgery. Help the body to heal through Yoga rather than fight it with fear, anxiety and increased muscle tension.

Yoga poses for back pain:

  • Kalyanasana or Happy Posture
  • Parvatasana “The Mountain pose”
  • Bhujangasana “The Cobra Pose”
  • Dhanurasana “The Bow Pose”
  • Shashankasana “The Hare Pose”
  • Supta Vajrasan “Sleeping Thunderbolt Pose”
  • Ustrasana Ushtrasana, or “Camel Pose”
  • Dwikonasana is known as ‘the double angle pose’.
  • Gomukhasana or “Cow Face Pose”
  • Chakrasana “A Wheel Pose”
  • Trikonasana or “Triangle Pose”
  • Meru Vakrasana (Dynamic Spinal Twist)

References:

  1. Williams K et al. Therapeutic applications of Iyengar yoga for healing chronic low back pain. International Journal of Yoga Therapy. 2003; 13:55-67.
  2. Sherman KJ et al. Comparing Yoga, exercise, and a self-care book for chronic low back pain: a randomized, controlled trial. Ann Intern Med. 2005 Dec 20; 143:849-56.

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Benefits of Using Yoga Mat: A Complete Guide

benefits of using yoga matThere are many benefits of using yoga mat. It is possible to practice yoga without a mat. However, it can be much more effective to practice with a mat. In many cases, it is also safer if you use a mat when you are doing yoga. There are fewer risks involved and in some cases, there is less risk of injury or accidents.

There is a wide variety of yoga mats that are available. You can find a mat for any type of yoga. You can also find mats that are designed a certain way or have certain features. The decision to purchase a yoga mat is a personal one. You should look at all of the different types and benefits of the mats. If you do not choose the best mat for your particular needs, you will not achieve the benefits of the mat and then there is no reason to have the mat or use it.

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The decision to purchase a yoga mat is a personal one. You should look at all of the different types and benefits of the mats. If you do not choose the best mat for your particular needs, you will not achieve the benefits of the mat and then there is no reason to have the mat or use it.

The main benefit of yoga mats is for improving balance and coordination. These are things that are most often lacking. There are some types of yoga that are mainly focused around posture. There are many health benefits to improved posture and balance.

In order to effectively get this posture and balance, you would want to use a mat. You could feel uncomfortable when you first start. However, over time your body will adjust to this new posture and body changes and you will become more comfortable and it will get easier. You will also start to see improvements in your overall health and well-being.

In order to effectively get this posture and balance, you would want to use a mat. You could feel uncomfortable when you first start. However, over time your body will adjust to this new posture and body changes and you will become more comfortable and it will get easier.

You will also start to see improvements in your overall health and well-being. Yoga mats can prevent possible injuries that can occur when practicing yoga on a surface that may be slippery. Most often, people are advised to practice yoga on a mat instead of on a bare floor.

A yoga mat will keep your body warm and will keep your energy that you are generating flowing through your body instead of it being passed.

 

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  • A yoga mat will keep your body warm and will keep your energy that you are generating flowing through your body instead of it being passed on the floor. Not only does this mat cushion your body, but it will also keep your energy focused where it needs to be. Not only does this mat cushion your body, but it will also keep your energy focused where it needs to be.
  • Using a yoga mat can also be very useful if you are practicing yoga in a group or class. There is a huge potential for bacteria and germs in a group setting. If you are not using a mat, you are exposing yourself to anything and everything that other people may have.
  • Normally the floors are not thoroughly cleaned between each class. This presents a great risk for disease and illness transmission.
  • There is a huge potential for bacteria and germs in a group setting. If you are not using a mat, you are exposing yourself to anything and everything that other people may have. Normally the floors are not thoroughly cleaned between each class. This presents a great risk for disease and illness transmission.
  • Purchasing and using your own yoga mat limits your exposure to these germs and bacteria. You are solely responsible for your mat. You can clean it and maintain it. There is no question about what is on your mat.
  • You are only exposed to your own germs. This can provide peace of mind and also help to ensure your safety and well-being.

How to Care Your Yoga Mat:

 

  • Be Gentle with your Yoga Mat:

Your yoga mat can without much of a stretch be cleaned with straightforward cleanser and water. Utilize a perfect material or sodden wipe to daintily scour the yoga mat, and afterward wipe clean with water. Let the yoga mat lie level to go before moving it step back. In light of the neoprene top layer, your yoga mat will dry significantly more rapidly than standard permeable mats – regularly in only a couple of minutes.

We suggest you not leave the yoga mat under the sun light for drying. Never put your yoga mat in a clothes washer or dryer.

  • Keep Yoga Mat in the Right Place and Right way:

While putting away your yoga mat between exercises, lay it out level as frequently as possible. On the off chance that you roll your yoga mat for expanded time frames interchange moving either the best neoprene side internal, or the base side of the tangle internal.

Last but not least if you are a serious follower of yoga and you don’t have the yoga mat you can choose a blanket instead of the yoga mat.

How to Choose A Yoga Mat:

A portion of the key components you ought to consider while picking a Yoga Mat is :benefits of using yoga mat

Thickness:

An obvious amongst the most crucial thought while picking a Yoga Mat is its thickness. This since the thickness of the tangle Yoga Mat the various variables. Ordinarily, yoga mats are between 3 mm to 6 mm thick. However, there are Yoga Mats, for example, Solid yoga Yoga Mat that is 15 mm thick.

Thickness is such an essential factor since you invest the majority of your energy remaining on the Yoga Mat or in the yoga pose. Thus you require padding gave by the Yoga Mat which is straightforwardly identified with the thickness. More than 4 mm of thickness should work best for a large portion of us. Be that as it may, in the event that you are searching for more relief and protection, at that point you should search for mats with higher thickness also.

Material

Yoga mats are produced using diverse materials like elastic based, synthetic based, Cotton floor covering based and so forth. Well for a few clients the materials utilized as a part of the fabricate of the Yoga mats does not make a difference given all other factor are dealt with, while for some other, these are an essential factor.

Elastic based mats are most normal; they are produced using the elastic or natural rubber created from the tree. When an issue with the elastic mats is that they have run of the mill elastic scent or smell in new Yoga Mats which as a rule blurs away with time. Elastic mats are great at dousing sweat and water, henceforth they give you great grasp. In any case, the drawback is that they require more up keeping and cleaning.

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride), TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer), and PER (Polymer Environmental Resin) are the normal concoction utilized as a part of the making of compound based mats. Cotton based mats are the regular mats utilized as a part of each family unit in Asia and Europe. These can be utilized in the event that you are doing yoga for a brief time frame as these don’t give much grasp and padding.

Another vital point you should check the material is climate you are hypersensitive to any of the parts utilized, for example, latex.

Footing:

The significance of this factor relies upon the sort of yoga poses you aim to do. On the off chance that the yoga poses required heaps of turning, curving and sliding, at that point, you have guaranteed that the Yoga Mat has great footing. A footing is yoga mat implies how great hold, hostile to slip highlights is given. This relies on both wet and dry conditions. In the event that you are one of those whose palms gets sweat-soaked soon after a couple of yoga schedules at that point give careful consideration to the viability of wet footing gave by the Yoga Mat. For general cases, you have to consider the dry footing too. Decent yoga poses ought to have a sticky surface that will solidly hold you to the ground amid your yoga schedules.

Steadiness and Comfort

Another vital factor to take a gander at when purchasing yoga poses is the dependability and solace it gives. These components really rely upon the blend of different elements like thickness, material, and footing which we have secured independently above. In any case, you ought to likewise check the relief level give by the Yoga Mat, well that is the entire motivation behind purchasing a Yoga Mat.

Strength

When you purchase a Yoga Mat, you intend to utilize it for a no less than a half year. So sturdiness of the tangle turns into an imperative piece of your chosen criteria. On the off chance that you are normal with your yoga classes, at that point the tangle will get utilized ordinary. Over some stretch of time, the mat tends to destroy. The surface winds up noticeably defective and the finish layer begins to peel off.

A few Mats even begins to split along the lines where we overlap or move them. Another regular issue you would confront as the yoga Mat gets more seasoned is that it begins to free footing and stickiness. To keep away from this issues ( or if nothing else defer them for a considerable lot of time) you should ensure that the yoga Mat you buy is tough. Additionally, need to mull over what sort of guarantee the maker gives and to what extent. Great maker will be certain of their item and give a more drawn out guarantee.

We have taken criticism from individuals utilizing the Yoga Mat for quite a while to comprehend its strength. This is the least demanding approach to approve the sturdiness claim of the producer. The positioning has been given to the mats as needs are founded on these feedbacks.

Trans-portability:

Trans-portability is the straightforwardness with which you can bear the Mat. This may not be an essential factor for the individuals who are doing yoga at home or in a consistent place. Be that as it may, the individual who set out around or go to various yoga bunches this turns into an imperative factor for picking the right yoga mat. The mat must be light, effortlessly overlap capable or more capable and consume up to less room.

Additionally, the Yoga Mat must remain in the moved position and ought not to move. Some producer likewise gives a sack to bear the tangle. This will be an additional favorable position for somebody who is progressing. While some other makers give straps to keep the moved Yoga Mat in position. The pack or strap can likewise be acquired independently as an adornment.

Wash-capacity:

As you keep on using the Yoga Mat, sweat, oil and other soil will begin to store on the layer and soon it turns out to be exceptionally messy. Consequently, it turns out to be vital that you keep the Yoga Mat clean by washing it routinely.

You ought to in a perfect world wipe it with water day by day and clean it all together at any rate once in two weeks. This is vital to keep your Mat scent free and microorganisms free.

Do take note of that the mats as a rule set aside loads of opportunity to dry. So it is the better time for your washing with an off day of your yoga schedule.

These are some of the many benefits of yoga mats. You can search the internet to find more benefits. If you are considering purchasing a mat, look at all of the different types that are available. Compare them and find the best one for your particular needs. This will prevent purchasing the wrong one and be having to purchase another one.

Last but not least if you are a serious follower of yoga and you don’t have the yoga mat you can choose a blanket instead of the yoga mat.

 

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Yoga and Ayurveda: Ayurveda Isn’t Yoga

Yoga and Ayurveda, both are different and both have a different role to solve our problem. Within the Yoga community, there are many practitioners and patients of Ayurvedic medicine. The two systems get tied together, sometimes so closely you can’t tell where one begins and the other ends. What concept is Ayurvedic and which is yogic? Which is neither but rather a common principle of both stemming from their common heritage?Yoga and Ayurveda

Yoga and Ayurveda: Everything Ayurvedic isn’t Yogic.

Sometimes following Ayurvedic theory (like specific Ayurvedic diet advice) can be contradictory to the teachings of Yoga as laid out in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Gheranda Samhita.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not knocking it. Ayurveda has a lot to offer. It’s a valuable system of healing that has its strengths and weakness, just like all forms of medicine.

What I’m saying is that many Yoga enthusiasts and even teachers confuse Ayurveda with Yoga. They aren’t synonymous. They’re more like sisters who get mixed up all the time by well-meaning family friends who can’t keep straight which one is older and which one plays the trombone.

Yoga and Ayurveda have the same parents. They’re both descendants of the ancient Indu-Sarasvati culture that birthed them. Both respect their ancestors and refer to common links in scripture. Because they’re from the same family, they have many of the same ideas and values.

Like Ayurveda, Hinduism has its roots in Vedic writings. Yet Hinduism isn’t Yoga. We don’t have to be Hindus to gain immense benefits from practice. We don’t have to believe in Hindu gods or practice Hindu rituals. Yoga can bring us closer to OUR God, whichever manifestation and religion we choose.

Similarly, Ayurveda isn’t Yoga. We don’t have to subscribe to Ayurvedic theories of doshas to successfully practice. There’s no need to eat specific foods for our body type or use special mixtures of herbs to balance energy. Pancha karma is not the same thing as cleansing kriyas.

So What is Ayurveda???

Why do I say that?

Because it’s in the texts – or rather, it’s not. Patanjali doesn’t refer to Ayurvedic therapy or doshas. The Hatha Yoga Pradipika recommends specific foods and discourages the consumption of others without regard to humors or body types. It doesn’t suggest that only pitta people, or those currently unbalanced towards pitta, shouldn’t eat spicy foods. Rather the Pradipka suggests spicy food isn’t beneficial for any of us. There’s no mention of the onion. Ditto for the Gheranda Samhita and the Siva Samhita. None of them include Ayurveda, although Ayurveda and Yoga share some similar techniques and ideas. They’re from the same family, remember.

Ayurveda is a complicated system of healing. While there are many facets that are fabulous such as its attention to the whole organism rather than simply the disease, it’s global perspective as opposed to a reductionist perspective, and its focus on prevention, there are other things that don’t jive well with what we’ve learned about human physiology over the past few centuries.

We can respect Ayurveda and appreciate its claims to some truths that are universal. That doesn’t mean we need to subscribe to Ayurvedic practices like frequent enemas, laxatives, or therapeutic vomiting. We don’t have to believe in ama, hypothetical toxins stuck forever in the gut. (Not that a therapeutic detox isn’t valuable for other reasons. It’s simply preferably based on how the body works.)

Apples are one of nature’s powerhouses of nutrition. There’s no need to avoid them because someone describes you as vata. It’s hard enough to get good, balanced nutrition without rejecting healthy foods based on Ayurvedic theory.

Traditional Yoga manuals come with their own advice on diet and energy balance. Their methods don’t take into consideration whether someone is vata, pitta, or kapha. Much of our current scientific evidence backs up recommendations provided in these esteemed texts that are the result of several hundred to thousands of years of creating and forming Yoga as a discreet system of practice, separate from Ayurveda and Hinduism.

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Ayurveda and evidence-based medicine are complementary methods of healing that can be integrated for optimal health. Neither is Yoga, which is a system unto itself – and which can be integrated with either form of medicine for maximal effects.

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