Category Archives: Beauty & Yoga

Stop, Breath and Renew: Top Tips for Picking Your Perfect Yoga Retreat Experience

You know that watching what you eat is good for you.  And exercising is beneficial too.  Likewise, you know that yoga is great for the mind, body, and soul, and going on a yoga retreat would introduce plenty of benefit.  However, those statements, though true, are vague.  When and how much should you eat?  What exercise is best for you?  And, what type of yoga retreat would is optimal for you?  Stop, breath, and take a fresh […]

Read more

Rediscovering That Perfect Body

The image of the body beautiful is constantly with us, whether in the media, with new looks of the rich and famous or in adverts for new and miraculous supplements or exercise fads. What is a perfect body image? Well it tends to have toned hips and legs with a pert bottom, a strong stomach and an open chest. Only the genetically gifted or determined fitness freaks seem to embody this ideal, and yet this is in […]

Read more

Practicing Yoga At The Beach

Practicing yoga in natural environment has been found to be more relaxing and effective. The beach sights and sounds stimulates the meditative state. The wind and water provide a sense of  calmness and serenity. The sun and sand enable penetration of warmth and comfort. Being closer to mother Earth,  will unfold unique calmness within you. Moreover, practicing on an uneven surface like sand  will help build the secondary muscles in your feet, hips, knees, and shoulder joints. […]

Read more

Gyrotonic: Yoga For Dancers

Gyrotonic is a unique system of exercise that incorporates movement principles from yoga, dance, gymnastics, swimming and t’ai chi. Central to gyrotonic is the Gyrotonic Expansion System, or GXS, a specially designed wooden machine with rotational discs and weighted pulleys that allow the exerciser to strengthen their muscles using flowing, circular movements. The Gyrotonic Expansion System is composed of the Gyrokinesis and Gyrotonic exercise methods. The Gyrokinesis Method, originally called “Yoga for Dancers,” is practiced on a […]

Read more

Yoga For Long, Lean Legs

Leg fitness involves two important overlooked aspects,flexibility and balance. Tight muscles can contribute to back pain, bulky legs or difficulty performing simple tasks, such as putting objects into overhead cupboards. Poor balance is also known to increase the risk of falls in older persons. Three Legged Downward Facing Dog From standing, fold your upper body over your legs keeping the spine straight. When your head meets your legs, lightly hop back to push up position, then raise your […]

Read more

Yoga Asanas To Prevent Hair Loss

Stress and strain of daily routine, unhealthy diet,digestive problems, poor blood supply to scalp, hormonal imbalance and immune system disturbances are some of the well-known reasons for hair loss and infection.  Although, yoga does not directly deal with the hair problems, but yog-asanas and breathing techniques help to address the root reasons causing them. Regular yoga practice helps enhance circulation of blood in the scalp, improve digestion and reduces anxiety and stress which in turn reduces hair […]

Read more

Yoga Poses For Skiers

Skiing is primarily a lower-body intensive sport asking a lot from the body—cold muscles are called upon to perform a variety of functions. By observing the body’s imbalances, brought on by the particular movements of skiing, and employing a yoga program to bring the body into a state of equilibrium, you can avert injury and participate in the sport for years to come. To avoid knee injury a skier should strive to keep the musculature around the […]

Read more

Yoga For Glowing Skin

Not only does Yoga help in keeping your body healthy and energetic, but also aids the health of your skin thus providing you with a natural glow and radiance. Our ancestors did not use any cosmetic products, but still exhibited a glow and shine which was reflective of inner health.   Yoga is well known for its relaxation techniques and it really does help to reduce stress. Stress is a common factor in dull, tired skin, and […]

Read more

Facial Yoga: To Fight Wrinkles Naturally

Face yoga comprises of a series of toning and strengthening exercises for the muscles of your face. Exercises include rolling the tongue to make vibrating sounds and exaggerated yawns to release the jaw muscles. It also involves laughing a lot out loud and blowing kisses. Relaxing your face is an important part of yoga because the face is an indicator of tension in the rest of the body.   One of the important yoga exercises for face […]

Read more

Yoga Asanas To Manage Planter Fasciitis

Do you experience heel pain while taking first steps getting out of bed or sitting for a long time. If yes,  then there is quite a possibility you might be suffering from Planter Fasciitis. You may have less stiffness and pain after you take a few steps. But your foot may hurt more as the day goes on. It may hurt the most when you climb stairs or after you stand for a long time. The plantar […]

Read more

Yoga Asana For Flat Feet

The absence of arch in the feet causing the soles to touch the ground is called a flat feet. An old term for flat feet is fallen arches. Having flat feet does not always cause pain or lead to other foot disorders.  Flat feet can be rigid and inflexible and cause imbalance and problems in the ankles, legs, back, and bones and muscles as well. For some flat foot can be painful  and might result in imbalance. Shoes that do not fit or fail to support […]

Read more

Yoga For Travelers

If your job involves a lot of traveling, sitting in one place can affect your blood circulation. The altitude and recycled air of most plane trips take their toll on you by slightly dehydrating you inside and out. Here are a few postures that you can do on your long flight that will help release your stress in your muscles and prevent fatigue. Lift up your spine and straighten it vertebrae by vertebrae as you are sitting […]

Read more
1 2