You know when you’re in this wobbly, difficult pose in your yoga class, feeling you’re going to lose balance in a few seconds? But then you focus your vision on one tiny point in front of you to calm your mind and – switch! - you’ve entered a whole new mental state of stillness and mindfulness that channels your focus inwards. It is in this state of mind that it is possible for your body to achieve more than it did when you had all the thoughts roaming in your head. Think about it – all this new-found concentration came from focusing on that little still point in front of you.
Those who have never practiced yoga before have an image of yogis as mellow, extra-flexible hippies. While you don’t need to be flexible to practice yoga, most people benefit from a more “mellow” state of mind after practicing yoga.
In my opinion, this is the best benefit of practicing yoga - the positive effect on your mind. Everyone can learn to cultivate a more peaceful mind and stop sweating the small stuff.
You’re doing everything you can to make your body look heavenly, but it’s just not working. Why is that when you’ve been pushing yourself to the maximum, you were constantly paying attention to what you eat and you’ve researched which exercises you should be doing? It’s probably because you’re doing something wrong. And don’t be embarrassed – there are many people out there who simply don’t know about the fitness mistakes they’ve been making. This is where we step in to open your eyes and help you define those muscles as soon as possible.
Do you know that feeling when you do a heck of a good workout and you go back home thinking everything's perfect, but you know that the next day is going to be hell? Yes, it is inevitable, your muscles will ache. And then that day comes where no matter which way you move, you hurt. You feel pain and you are annoyed. Muscle soreness is normal and there is no way to eliminate it completely. And it is good, you've been working on your glutes and now they hurt? Hooray! Good job. When your muscles hurt, you know that you've done a good workout. However, wouldn't you like to speed up the recovery process a bit after the exercise? If so, take a look at these five great tips for speedy muscle recovery!
We all know that staying physically active is important in order to lead a healthy lifestyle. For those who aren’t into any specific sport, this usually means working out every day. As beneficial as exercising is, sometimes, we would rather do anything but that. However, skipping one day will only make skipping another that much easier. So, here are a couple of tips for motivating yourself to work out regularly.
Ladies and gentlemen, do you want to have tons of fun this summer? Do you also want to trim your body while at it? It’s possible! Kate Hudson and Cameron Diaz are living proofs that surfing is not only super exciting but it also serves as an efficient cardio workout! But, before you start looking for surfboards and beaches, you need to know a few things. Let’s begin!
Magnesium should be a part of every athlete’s recovery process. It’s an essential mineral that promotes good muscle volume and flexibility, but sadly it seems that it’s the most depleted electrolyte in people who exercise often. It also has some anti-inflammatory properties, so it can help prevent joint aches and even arthritis, and it makes it possible to exercise for longer and avoid muscle soreness. To find out more what magnesium can do for you and how you can make sure you are getting enough of it on a daily basis, read on for some tips and tricks.
We usually associate riding a bike with our childhood when we used to enjoy the thrill of a fast ride around our neighbourhood. However, why should this enjoyment stop once we grow up? Instead of completely switching our bikes for cars, we should keep them in use as well. Not only will we decrease the amount of air pollution by riding a bike, but we’ll get many other benefits as well. Let’s take a look at the top 7 reasons why we should get a bike immediately.
Author bio: Hii! I’m Nancy Wile, a yoga teacher and the founder of Yoga Education Institute. I do my best to help all my students find a sense of ease and mindfulness in each posture that they can then incorporate into other aspects of their lives. I want you to come as you are and have some fun, and know that everything you need is right there inside of you.
Often the problem with heart disease is that it’s a silent killer. It accounts for 1 in 3 deaths and the problem with heart attacks and cardiac arrests is that they often happen with very little warning.
This infographic from Study Medicine Europe takes you through the intricate workings of the heart and explains how we can help to protect it.