The yoga world has become very commercial. That's not a bad thing, but it might make it a little more intimidating for you to participate when you have a plus-sized body.
This because all you ever see when you look for anything to do with yoga is skinny women who can wrap their bodies into strange twists with no problem.
Not only can you not see yourself doing the same anytime soon, you're under the false impression that doing yoga is the perfect way to lose weight and become one of those skinny women.
Yes, yoga IS great for your body! But the idea behind it isn't to lose weight, it's to find the connection between your body and mind.
As you push yourself and take up the challenge of yoga, your body will change naturally.
Here's what you need to know when you're starting out yoga with a plus-sized body.... ››› more
It's not clear why some people develop a ringing or noise in their ears without. It's a frustrating condition that can prevent you from living life as you should.
Sometimes there's no real medical concern when you suffer from this condition, known as tinnitus, but there are a number of instances where it's better to make an appointment with your doctor to see what's causing it.
You'll find these reasons below…... ››› more
While juggling her career and two young children, model/actress Gisele Bunchen can hardly find time for herself. But recently, she took part in a three day yoga retreat where she posted a photo of herself doing a perfect headstand on a secluded beach.
She took the three days to be silent, meditate and do yoga and there's no reason you shouldn't be do the same to reap the same benefits.
You may not be able to take three days to meditate and “find yourself” but you should at least take the time to do some yoga when you have free time.
Even if you just have a few minutes a day, you can do a little yoga to improve your overall health and mental health too.
Here are some easy poses to get you started...... ››› more
Some people go home and pop themselves onto the couch as a way to unwind. They find that doing as little as possible is the best way to ease tension and relax after a long day at work.
And while some people think it's the best way for them to unwind, it actually leaves you feeling more worried and depressed about life, says a study poses in the Journal of Communication. The study goes on to show that doing yoga or meditation is the best way to destress after a day at work.
Here are three yoga poses you can do in a short space of time in the comfort of your own home to get the stress relief you need.... ››› more
Have you ever sat down and thought what it means when you say “you're on a diet”?
It means you can't eat this, you should avoid that and there's no way you can eat THAT!
But it's not only the food you cut out that makes it a true diet. You also have to eat tons of rice crackers, loads of vegetables and everything you buy in a tin or tub must say “fat-free”. It's the only way you'll lose weight, right?
So why does it never work?
Well, essentially you're changing your entire eating routine from something you enjoyed to something you see as a form of torture, even if it's just subconsciously. You punish yourself every time you slip up, but you feel so deprived, it's hard not to!
How about changing your view on your diet instead?
Here's how…... ››› more
When you feel your heart racing, your breathe quicken and the beads of sweat start to develop on your brow just before you have to present to your colleagues, you're suffering from anxiety.
It's totally normal and it's not a life threatening medical condition, but it sure can make your life difficult!
Not only do you stumble over your words, forget where you are in your speech and constantly look down at your shaking hands, it's a vicious cycle that can completely consume you if you don't take charge.
Right now it might seem like it's something you simply need to get over, but there are simple tricks that can help you through any situation that causes anxiety!
Read on to find out what they are…... ››› more
You probably feel so great after a yoga session and you should!
Yoga is one of the best exercises there is.
But feeling good about your flexibility and fitness levels doesn't mean you can put your body through all sorts of stressful exercise. Especially not ones that force your body into unnatural positions.
Keep reading to find out which two poses have the potential to hurt you instead of make you stronger if you do them without the proper techniques.... ››› more
Some of the foods you eat may cause you to suffer from serious digestive issues. But why hasn't the constant bloating, gas and painful stomach cramps made you stop eating the foods that cause them?
Is it because you don't know which foods are causing your digestive issues? Or do you not know which foods to replace them with and you're scared you'll have nothing to eat if you start eliminating all your favourite foods?
Well, there's a solution. And it's not to just grin, bear it and live with the constant digestive issues.
Use the advice below to ensure you're choosing your food wisely so you can finally improve your digestive health…... ››› more
Even if you don't suffer from serious digestive issues like irritable bowel disease (IBS) or Crohn's disease, you probably have some sort of irritation in your gut because of what you eat.
Just a couple of epiosodes of gas, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation can signal that your digestion isn't as healthy as it should be.
Then just take a look at your skin. Do you suffer from acne, dry, flaky skin or rashes and bumps in strange places? It could mean your body is fighting hard to control what's going on in your gut.
And as much as you think your diet is healthy, if you have a look at these two tips, you'll notice there's always room for improvement.... ››› more
When you suffer from bad breath - or halitosis - there's little you can do about it to stop people from realising it's your breath that smells.
It's an embarrassing condition, but often it's not because your mouth is dirty. When you eat foods - especially those containing sulphur, like proteins, garlic and onions - the millions of bacteria that live in your mouth begin to break down the food particles in your mouth. When they do this, they release gas and that's where the smell comes from.
Now you can brush your teeth every time you have a bite to eat, chew gum until your jaw hurts or you can just eat these foods - they clean your mouth whole when you eat them!... ››› more
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