What is Yoga

YOGA 101 A set of specific exercises, called poses, combined with specific breathing techniques and meditation principles are the building blocks of a yoga class. If a pose causes pain or proves too difficult, there are variations and modifications that can be made to help students. Props like blocks, blankets and straps — even chairs…

10 Yoga Poses You Should know

  The building blocks of yoga are poses. These are good ones to learn as you build a regular yoga practice. These 10 poses are a complete a yoga workout. Move slowly through each pose, remembering to breathe as you move. Pause after any pose you find challenging, especially if you are short of breath,…

Yoga Poses to Energize

Top 10 Yoga Poses to Energize 1. Downward Facing Dog Downward Facing Dog is actually an inversion since your head is below your heart. Inversions work wonders to increase your body’s circulation and boost energy. Your heart will have to work just a little bit harder in this yoga pose and that will in turn…

Top 20 Superfoods for Mind and Body

  20 Best Superfoods for Mind and Body 1. Açai All hail the Acai berry! Amazon natives have been using these berries for their various health benefits for many years, but they really exploded on the health scene when none other than Oprah Winfrey named these yummies as a superfood on her show. And of course, if…

Yoga for Toning and Detox

Toning Yoga Pose #1  – Bridge Pose   Bridge Pose – Lie flat on your back and bend your knees so that your feet are hip-distance apart and about 10 inches from your pelvis. Keep your arms and bent legs in a straight line, palms facing down. Using your abs and legs, slowly lift your back…

Marylin Monroe Diet and Workouts

Marilyn Monroe became world-famous for her curvy figure, but it may be surprising to know that keeping that alluring hourglass involved a lot of work. Just before she hit it big in ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’, Philippe Halsman photographed her for LIFE magazine, taking a few candid shots of her daily workout routine. One picture of…

Workouts Used Last 100 Years Photos

IT’S the beginning of 2017 which means New Year’s Resolutions are on the cards, with many bound to be promising to get fit. Marylin Monroe Working out   Rosemary Andree, a classical dancer and body culture expert demonstrating exercises using a treadmill in 1934 REX FEATURES 41 Around this time it seems working out in…