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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My day so far.

I drank a quart of water when I got up, then went to a very challenging yoga class at the YMCA. Now I'm going to make myself a nice green smoothie! Today is my day off, so I plan on taking the dog to the beach (which is always good for my soul...she is just the picture of joy when she is running around out there!), and maybe doing some thrift store shopping. Later this afternoon, back to the Y for Zumba! If you have a Zumba class in your area and you haven't tried it, you're missing out on a lot of fun!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Optimum health and stress reduction through yoga.

On the physical level, yoga and its cleansing properties have proven to be very effective for various disorders. Listed below are just some of the benefits of yoga:

  1. Yoga increases flexibility and has postures that trigger different joints in the body. Including joints that are not normally used with regular exercise routines.
  2. Yoga increases the lubrication of joints, ligaments and tendons, and exercises the different tendons and ligaments of the body. The body starting out rigid, may experience remarkable flexibility after starting yoga.
  3. Yoga is perhaps the only exercise that can work on internal organs, including those that don't get stimulated through external methods.
  4. Yoga acts on the various body parts, stimulating and massaging the organs and benefits us by keeping away disease. It also provides forewarning of the first onset of disease or disorder. One of the benefits of yoga is the increased sense of awareness that it develops in the practitioner of impending health disorders or infection. This enables the person to take proactive corrective action.
  5. Yoga offers detoxification of the body by gently stretching the muscles and joints. This helps by flushing toxins from the body and providing nourishment. The benefits of such are delayed aging and increased energy.
  6. Yoga is also an excellent way to tone and strengthen muscles which are weak and stimulates the burning of excess fats.
Yoga harmonizes the mind with the body and has enabled people to achieve extraordinary physical feats, proving the mind and body connection. Yoga and meditation, both working together to achieve unity of mind, body and spirit. This they say can lead to an experience of eternal bliss that one can only feel through yoga.

The meditative practices of yoga help to achieve an emotional balance which leads to calmness and a positive outlook, which benefits the physical health of the body through stress reduction.

Larry has a website that educates people on Premium Yoga Mats. He has been studying Yoga and Martial Arts for the past 20+ years. You can visit his site at: http://www.premiumyogamats.org.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Quote of the day.

"You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of." - Jim Rohn