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03/11/2014

Post festive season detox yoga

Post festive season detox yoga
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Now that you've enjoyed the decadence of the festive season, diet debauchery and abandoned fitness regime, it's time to get back to being fit.

"The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in," said yoga guru BKS Iyengar. Detoxification is, by far the most effective way to cleanse your body of toxins, however, little do we know that it is not just by diet, but through yoga as well that you can detoxify your body. These bandhas, kriyas and asanas will help detoxification Sunaina Rekhi a well-known yoga teacher and practitioner, says, "Yoga helps to get rid of stagnation in the body and promote deep healing. Yoga is essential if you want to change the functioning of your entire system, lose weight, build a healthy muscle tone and live a healthy lifestyle where gaining weight becomes practically impossible."

Ring yourself out with a yoga cleanse that will leave you feeling deeply refreshed and release toxins in all forms through a flow of twists, thigh-rooting poses and core work to aid in digestion.

Bandhas (Neuromuscular locks)

- Performing bandhas pressurises the endocrinal glands and activates them. This enhances the secretion of hormones, changing the hormonal level in the blood stream, which helps in reducing weight.

- Practise jalandhar bandha, mool bandha and udyaan bandha daily.

KriyasAgnisarKriya -

- Improves the peristaltic movement of the stomach and helps digestion

- Helps to control constipation by removing stored stool in the stomach

- Strengthens the abdominal muscles and removes fat from the abdominal area

Kapalbhati Kriya

- Increases the Basic Metabolic Rate, making it a cardiovascular exercise, thus helping weight loss

- Helps in removing excessive fat from the body by activating the peristaltic movement in the stomach

- Because of the rhythmical active exhalations, the stomach moves in and out, affecting the entire alimentary canal. All sorts of toxins and unwanted stool in that area get removed.

Asanas Surya Namaskaras (Sun Salutations)

- It improves cardio-respiratory endurance which is an important part of a physical fitness routine

- Opens the physical blockages of the body and makes the body look young, vibrant and lustrous.

Ardhakapotasana (Half- pigeon pose)

- Stretches the outer portion of the thighs, bringing them into shape

- Removes double chin

- Stretches the abdomen thereby removing fat from the abdominal area

- Stretches the back muscles

Parivrrta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose)

- Facilitates weight loss by relieving acidity and improving digestion

- Tones your buttocks, upper and inner thighs

Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)

- Relieves gastritis, indigestion, acidity and flatulence

- The added stretch on the sides of your tummy, help burn off those unsightly love handles and strengthen your core.

Ardha Chandrasana (Half moon Pose)

- Stretches your back, strengthens your thighs, buttock and tummy

- Helps in making you more focused and opens up your chest so you can breathe better

- Excellent pose to melt away the fat from your midsection.

Janusirasana (Head-to Knee Forward Bend Pose)

- Helps remove stiffness from the spine

- Stretches calves, hips, thighs, ankles, removing the unwanted flab from all these areas

- Presses the abdomen, thereby improving digestion

Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose)

- This is the only asana which can be performed soon after having a meal as it hastens digestion

- Helps in improving posture

Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

- Helps remove stiffness from the front part of the body including the chest, shoulders and neck

- Stretches the abdominal muscles and helps removea flab from this area

- Removes lower back pain by strengthening the muscles of the back.

- Giving a profound stretch to the whole body, it has a deep effect in detoxifying your internal organs.

These series of workouts are often referred to as Vinyasa Flow Yoga.

"A Vinyasa Flow Yoga class consists of dynamic movements that energise and cleanse the body. It is designed to help you eliminate toxins, improve circulation and give you aerobic benefits," addedRekhi.

While, Nikumbh Shringarpure, another Yoga practitioner says, "The practice provides a well- rounded experience with the intention of detoxifying our mind/ and body. Don't forget to eat right, drink plenty of water and get the right amount of sleep."

Things to remember

1. Perform yoga in serenity, choose a calm and clean place for the same

2. Find a focus point in each pose

3. Start your session with an empty stomach

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30/10/2014

Why you should avoid having too much milk

Popular belief has been that a diet that has a high intake of milk and dairy products is good to thwart the risk of osteoporotic fractures. But a new study, published in BMJ says that having too much milk could actually increase a person’s risk of fractures. Not only that, a high intake of dairy products can even cause a higher death rate in adult men and women.

Milk is known to be rich in nutrients and has always been recommended for child nutrition. According to earlier United States Department of Agriculture recommendations, 3 cups of dairy everyday are good for health and to improve bone mass. 3-4 glasses of milk everyday were also pronounced good in order to reduce about20% of healthcare expenses associated with osteoporosis.

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This observational research, conducted by Prof Karl Michaelsson at the department of surgical sciences at the Uppsala University in Sweden disputes some of the benefits linked with milk. The researchers suggest that high milk intake could increase oxidative stress, leading to bone fracture and mortality risk.

The hypothesis was based on the point that milk is the main dietary source of D-galactose and there is evidence that shows that chronic exposure to D-galactose is a source of aging and reduced lifespan. Milk also has high levels of lactose. D-galactose and lactose are both sugars that increase inflammation in the body, which is the root of many chronic and fatal diseases.

Leaders of this study say that further research is needed to validate the findings of this observational study before any dietary changes are recommended. This research looked at the diet and lifestyle of two large groups of adult men and women for a number of years. In women, no reduction in the risk of fractures was noted.Read more here:red prom dresses uk

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28/10/2014

7 Skin Care Tips To Remember This Winter

Winter is already here and you must be worried about the harsh weather taking a toll over your health and skin. After the last few months of hot and sticky weather, winter truly comes as a blessing. But this season, there are certain winter preparedness tips that you must follow for good health and beauty.

A healthy diet with right exercise is a solution for protecting yourself against any kind of weather, especially the cold winter. You can wear thick cottons and cover yourself with shawls. Try to avoid woolen clothes. You definitely would not want to wear an animal's skin.

Here are a few winter health care tips that you must follow for a healthy body and glowing skin.

1. Drink Lots of Water and fluids- Water has the ability to cleanse your internal organs. You eat a lot of unhealthy food every day, knowingly or unknowingly. Intake of water will help you to clean your body against those hazardous chemicals that are taken in. During winter, people often neglect water because you just do not feel thirsty. You must drink at least 4 litres of water every day for a healthy body, especially during winter. Try green tea this winter. It is a good substitute for your coffee or tea. It is healthier and makes you feel fresh. If you are on a diet, then green tea is your answer to weight loss in a healthy manner.

7 Skin Care Tips For This Winter
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2. Get Good Sleep- If you plan to stay awake for a late night movie or chit chat with friends, make sure that you compensate it with good sleep later. During winter season, good sleep is an important health and beauty tip. If you do not sleep well, if affects your body. Apart from dark circles that starts becoming evident under your eyes, lack of good sleep causes various other health hazards that you definitely do not want this winter. Good sleep is important for the immune system of your body as well.

7 Skin Care Tips For This Winter
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3. Eat Healthy, Go Vegan- It is winter and you would love to indulge yourself in spicy and hot food. It is a good idea. But remember that these hot and spicy foods can have an adverse effect on your health. Eat lots of cold salads. Vegetables and fruits are always your answer to a healthy and fit body. If you eat right, then nothing like it during this winter season.

7 Skin Care Tips For This Winter

4. Take a Brief Shower- Who does not like a hot water shower during winter reason. But studies say that it is a bad idea to take shower for more than 10 minutes during winter. Make your showers short and simple. Spending a lot of time under shower affects the moisture content of your skin. Your skin becomes more dry. Hence, you will have to keep applying moisturisers always. Also, be careful of the soaps that you use when you take shower during winter. Make sure that your soaps are rich in moisture content.

7 Skin Care Tips For This Winter

5. Good Exercise- Move and shake your body as part of staying healthy this winter season. This is one of the crucial tips that you must remember as part of preparedness for winter. Hit the gym or do yoga. It is hard for you to 'sweat out' this winter season, but make sure that you do exercise at least for an hour every day.

7 Skin Care Tips For This Winter

6. Protect Yourself from the Harsh Weather- Wear thick cottons that are readily available in the market. Wrap up yourself with some good quality thick shawls. Say no to wool because you would not want an animal to be ripped off its skin for your comfort. Make sure that your ears are completely covered when you go out during nights.

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