Monday 3 September 2012

Benefits Of Meditation-Mindfulness Meditation-Assistant Professor

Is Meditation a Cure for Loneliness?

CNN reports that a new study led by J. David Creswell, assistant professor of psychology at Carnegie Mellon, confirms some of what science already knows?mindfulness meditation is therapeutic for relieving stress. But in addition to that, Creswell’s study, which focused on the benefits of meditation for seniors, confirmed new and previously unexplored advantages of the practice, such as decreasing loneliness and reducing the bodily inflammation associated with disease in adults. read more..

Friday 31 August 2012

The Splits-Yoga

fitnessloveaffair:Yoga for the SplitsPrint this out and...

fitnessloveaffair:Yoga for the SplitsPrint this out and practice these poses everyday to gain flexibility for the splits. Start by holding each pose for 30 seconds on each side. Work your way up to 1-3 minutes as your muscles start to open up. When you’re ready to try the splits use a block or pillow under your front leg for support until you feel ready to go without.Need more help? Check out my favorite stretching videos. read more..

Thursday 30 August 2012

Interval Training-Lifting Weights-Workouts-P90x-Tony

10 Reasons You Should Try P90X

1. No more plateaus. The core idea behind the P90X workout is what Tony calls “muscle confusion.” By doing a different type of workout every day you’ll keep your muscles guessing, which means you’ll keep them working hard.
2. Entertainment. Tony and his crew crack jokes and do all kinds of hilarious moves  to keep your mind off the pain. And the dude is funny.
3. Well-rounded workouts. Drawing from weight lifting, interval training, yoga, plyometrics, and martial arts, among other things, you’ll work your body from every angle thereby increasing your power, strength, balance, and athletic ability.
4. Less risk of injury. Injuries often happen when you repeat the same motion over and over again, as in running. P90X has you changing up your routine so often that it reduces your risk of repetitive use injuries. Also, by working your muscles in different ways, you increase their resilience.
5. No boredom. Hate interval training? No problem, the next day you’ll be doing yoga. And the day after that you’ll be lifting weights. And the day after that you’ll be boxing. With all this variety, you’ll find some things you love and some you don’t, but as Tony put it, “P90X is about forcing you to work on your weaknesses while still training your strengths.”
6. It’s a challenge. “If it’s easy, it’s not working,” is Tony’s motto. “Is this workout for everyone?” he adds. “No. A lot of people are afraid to work hard.” But if you’re willing to take the risk, he promises big results.
7. Mental toughness. Forcing yourself to try so many new things can be difficult, but once you find yourself doing something you never thought you could, you realize that you’re capable of a lot more than you thought.
8. Sound nutrition advice. P90X comes with a diet plan that focuses on eating whole, quality foods in reasonable amounts to fuel your workouts like an athlete. P90X 2 builds on this by offering a tailored approach to allow for different philosophies such as vegetarianism or paleo-style eating.
9. All day calorie burning. “Running may burn a lot of calories while you do it, but lifting weights and doing interval training will have you burning calories around the clock,” he explains.
10. Athlete-caliber workouts. Tony has trained many professional athletes and celebrities and uses the same techniques in his program as his does with his more famous clientele. read more..

Thursday 23 August 2012

Normal people: I can't wait to have my own place so I can stay out late, get drunk and be as loud and messy as I want.

Normal people: I can't wait to have my own place so I can stay out late, get drunk and be as loud and messy as I want.

Normal people: I can't wait to have my own place so I can stay out late, get drunk and be as loud and messy as I want.
Me: I can't wait to have my own place so I can buy my own food and organise my fridge and kitchen and cook awesome healthy meals in it and have a closet dedicated to workout gear and my own little yoga space and motivational/feel-good things everywhere omggg. read more..

Tuesday 7 August 2012

Yoga Basics-Open Legs

Back to yoga basics for our Move of the Day with Warrior 2. Open legs a bit wide...

Back to yoga basics for our Move of the Day with Warrior 2. Open legs a bit wider than hip-width. Stretching arms out to sides, turn left foot out 90 degrees, keeping left knee bent over ankle; at same time, turn right toes in 45 degrees and straighten right leg. read more..

Sunday 5 August 2012

Flexibility-The Yoga

Hi! I'm fairly new to the yoga scene, but I'm looking to make it a serious part of my life :). Although I know this isn't the point of yoga, I love the flexibility that comes with it. That GIF with the yellow pants is amazing; I'd love to be like that! But...I'm already 20 years old :( is it too late to be that flexible through yoga?

I love the flexibility aspect of it as well. I think it’s okay to like certain parts of it. You might start for one reason but begin to enjoy it for many more (: Ah, me too! She’s amazing. No way, it’s never too late! I think it’s a great time to start, really. (: Start practicing daily or every other day, stretch every morning and/or evening, you can definitely do it! read more..


best yoga poses to increase flexibility? and some challenging yoga poses for who want to get out of the 'beginner category'? pleaseee.

There’s a lot of poses that you can do to increase flexibility in so many different places of your body. I used to do poses from this video to gain flexibility in my hamstrings and calves. The laying pose with the scarf I did daily. Camel pose is my favorite for back flexibility. Here’s a video on opening your shoulders and gaining flexibility there. Here’s a list that I made for opening your hips.Beginner category… Hm. I’m not entirely sure where exactly you’re at or how to answer this since there are so many different ways I could go with this. Like you could be looking for poses with more flexibility or that are a lot more difficult, like inversions. Or you’re just looking for a more regular practice. I think maybe go on youtube and go through some Tara Stiles videos and find which one’s you enjoy most and what poses that you really like! Sorry I couldn’t help you more here (: read more..

Wednesday 1 August 2012

Yoga Class

Which is your yoga routine?

Right now I don’t have one and am trying to work on that. What I used to do is practice daily in the morning for 30 minutes to an hour on my own, no videos. I also took a Yoga class for a semester in college and that was two days a week. read more..

Good Practice

beautythroughhealth:this was a particularly good practice, so...

beautythroughhealth:this was a particularly good practice, so naturally i gif’d it.I’m loving all of your yoga photos. read more..

Monday 30 July 2012

Yoga For Beginners-Video Links

How do you get started with yoga? I'm completely lost x.x be descriptive please. Thank you xoxo

See right here, my friend! Yoga for Beginners! There are also some video links you can watch and go along with. If you don’t find that helpful, I will go into further detail for you. Please excuse the typos and such, I’m too lazy to fix it haha. (: read more..

Sunday 29 July 2012

Yoga For Beginners

how did you initialy lost all that weight? (i saw a 'before' picture/post) just eating right and doing yoga or.. what? :)

Mostly because it’s in my metabolism, to be honest. That photo was taken when I was in 10th grade so that’s a little under 4 years ago or so. I lost the 11 lbs total over a span of time before I was a healthy eater and I hardly did Yoga back then. I started eating healthy about a year ago, actually. Here’s the whole story on how I lost weight, all unintentionally.I lived with my dad on weekdays and mom on weekends and my dads’ house was, and still is, always stocked up on junk and that’s all I ate. I had frozen pizzas and hot pockets for midnight snacks, and drank tons of juice boxes, and literally all I ate on Sundays was fast food and junk from the gas station. After moving out of my dads’ house and fully into my moms’, I still ate the same but I ate less and I lost 5 pounds. Then over a year ago when I was dealing with my stomach problems from January-or -so to the beginning of July, I was eating a lot less junk and I brought my own food to school sometimes, and then in July I saw an urgent care doctor who told me to go gluten and dairy free and I had no idea what to do, and I was in my less-hungry phase (I hope you all understand what I’m talking about when I say that haha) and I pretty much only ate salad for a week and that was just really bad and I accidentally lost 6 pounds. I’m not sure when I’d lost it, if it was over the months or because I was told not to eat all the stuff I was used to, but that’s how I lost it all.But if you are aiming to lose weight, then yes, that’s how you want to do it. Eating right and exercise! (: I have a health for beginners page, and a yoga for beginners page (both that probably need updating but I’m too lazy to work on it) in the FAQ link if you need a bit of help (: read more..

Friday 27 July 2012

Stroke Survivors-Healthday News-Yoga

Yoga Might Help With Stroke Rehab

THURSDAY, July 26 (Healthday News) -- The ancient practice of yoga might boost stroke survivors' balance and help them become more active, a small new study suggests. read more..

Wednesday 25 July 2012

Are you one of those people who is pretty fit--but secretly a little AFRAID of y...

Are you one of those people who is pretty fit--but secretly a little AFRAID of y...

Are you one of those people who is pretty fit--but secretly a little AFRAID of yoga? Join the club...and join our buff blogger as she learns the joys of streeeettttchiiingg... read more..

Friday 20 July 2012


do you do yoga every day?

I used to but I’ve been very slow with my practice lately. Like I said with working out more often when I’m fully in my new house, I’ll do the same with Yoga. I can’t not do yoga daily when I have a lovely backyard and sun room (: read more..

Friday 13 July 2012

Acute Respiratory Infections-Healthday News-Meditation-Exercise

Exercise, Meditation Can Beat Back Cold, Flu, Study Finds

THURSDAY, July 12 (Healthday News) -- New research suggests that regular exercise or meditation may be among the best ways to reduce acute respiratory infections. read more..

Monday 9 July 2012

Sebastien Gendry-Laughter Yoga-Pilates Yoga-Aerial Yoga

Laughing yoga cultivates merry mindfulness
Members of the Laughter Yoga club practise laughing during morning exercise at a public park in Hanoi

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Can't touch your toes? Laugh it off. Laughter yoga, unlike Pilates yoga, water yoga, aerial yoga and other offshoots of the ancient eastern practice of uniting body and breath, doesn't aspire to sculpted arms and bendy backs. Laughter yoga just wants you to be happy. "You may not lose fat, but you will lose the idea that you're fat," said Sebastien Gendry, founder and executive director of the American School of Laughter Yoga. "People come because it's the exercise they can do and it makes them feel good," said Gendry, who founded the school in 2004. ... read more..

Sunday 8 July 2012

Body Types

You shouldn't wish society to accepts curvy over skinny or vice versa. That's NOT the answer. It should be about accepting all body types. Not that one is better than the other.

yoga-body:yoga-body: in my opinion, it should be accepting everyone, no matter their shape, size, color etc… read more..

Meditation Method-Healthday News

Meditation Method a Matter of Taste

FRIDAY, July 6 (Healthday News) -- People who want to learn to meditate should select a method that makes them feel comfortable, rather than choose a technique just because it's popular, a new study indicates. read more..

Posture Yoga

Our Move of the Day: Gate Posture yoga pose. It's perfect for erasing those hard...

Our Move of the Day: Gate Posture yoga pose. It's perfect for erasing those hard-to-target love handles, because let's be honest, no one actually "loves" a side-bulge. read more..

Friday 6 July 2012

Exciting News

So you guys I have exciting news. Actually, I think I already told you that I got my license but the...

So you guys I have exciting news. Actually, I think I already told you that I got my license but the exciting part is that I can go to the gym whenever I want (when the car is here) and don’t have to rely on my mom to pick me up. I like to work out at night and she goes to bed around 8-9pm so now I can go while she’s asleep. Weewwwww. I need to get used to the gym quick so I don’t look like such a fool trying to pick a machine, and trying to figure out how it works lql. And I don’t think I told you guys that I’m moving (again) to a nicer area close to where I lived a bit over a year ago before moving here. The neighborhood is quiet and nice and there is cats everywhere (weeeee I LOVE cats) and I’m going to start roller blading again and probably not skateboarding again because I was never that great and won’t want to do that alone. But I will be buying a bike and will ride it around a lot. Since it’s such a nice area and it’s summer I’m going to try to go to bed early and get up earlier so I can go do these things early before it’s too hot. And I’ll spend a lot of time gardening and tending to the plans and doing yoga outside (because I’ll actually have a nice and more private yard) and I can do all of my reading outside in between the trees. I’ll take photos when I move there if anyone wants to see but I am excited about that.The escrow stuff should be done within a few days and we’ll be moving in a few weeks so I’ve got to really start packing. I only have one box of movies and books packed but I bought 6 books recently so those need to go somewhere, too haha. But yeah I’ll have lotsa activities to doooo!I should go do something productive, like pack I guess. If anyone wants to chit chat feel free to message me! Or you can add me on facebook I suppose, I am friends with internet friends on there. Just let me know if you add me, my link is in my personal blog and the link to that… I think it shows my icon in front of my icon so yeah. read more..

Monday 25 June 2012

Belly Button

resistemptations:Morning Yoga!! I do this every morning and...

resistemptations:Morning Yoga!! I do this every morning and sometimes before or after a workout. It’s easy, but in the morning it’s a great pick me up and boosts your metabolism!!1: Mountain Pose - Stand straight with your feet turned in slightly, big toes nearly touching, and your inner thighs pressed together. to work the core, squeeze your belly button toward your spine. Roll your shoulders up and back. Then bring your hands together in front of your sternum. Slightly lower your chin.2. Warrior 3 - From a standing position, find a spot in front of you to focus on. As you bend forward at the waist, pressing your chest out, lift your right leg behind you. To balance, press down through the heel of your left leg. Work toward lifting your leg high enough to create a 90-degree angle.3. Half-Plank Pose - After putting your right leg on the ground, lower your body down slowly into a pushup position with your elbows bent. Make sure to align your shoulders directly over your hands and keep your feet hip width apart. To work the core (and get your body bikini ready!), focus on keeping your hips at the same level as your shoulders by pulling your belly button in toward your spine.4. Downward Facing Dog - From half plank, straighten your elbows and lift hips until your body forms a triangle. Keep a slight bend in elbows to avoid hyperextension. Lower your heels to stretch out the muscles in the back of your legs. ** My own tip: to get proper form make sure your ears are aligned with your biceps, your tail bone is reaching to the sky, and your pulling your chest towrds your toes. **5. Warrior 1 - While in downward dog, walk your feet toward your hands to return to standing. Step your left foot back so your toes point slightly forward. Bend your right knee, keeping it even with your ankle. Keep your hips and torso squared forward and raise your arms at a 45-degree angle in front of you.6. Warrior 2 - Transition from Warrior 1 by bringing both arms down without bending your elbows. Extend one directly in front of you and another directly behind you so your arms are about parallel to the floor. Rotate your hips to the left. To work your core, pull belly button in toward your spine, making a slight scoop with your pelvis. Do not bend knees more than 90-degrees or past your toes to prevent knee injury.7. Triangle - From Warrior 2, straighten your right leg while reaching your right arm as far toward the floor as you can, tilting your hips left. At the same time, bring your left arm directly above your head. Look up toward your raised arm. It should be almost as if your body could fit in between two panes of glass.8. Extended Side Angle - After triangle, straighten up into Warrior 2 by bending the knee of your right leg, keeping it in line with your ankle. Then, bend the elbow od your right arm and place on your thigh. Reach your left arm over your head, creating one long line with that side of your body.9. Revolved Extended Side Angle - Move from Extended Side Angle position into a forward lunge, placing your left knee on the floor. With your right leg forward, bring your left arm in front of your right leg - pushing your tricep back against the knee. Bend the elbow of your right arm and press hands together in front of you. As you twist your torso toward your right thigh, pull your belly button in and up to engage your core. Then look over your right shoulder. You should feel a stretch along your back. 10. Wide-Legged Forward Bend - Come into a standing position with your feet parallel, wider than hip-distance apart. Bring your hands behind you and interlace the fingers. Slowly bend forward at the waist. To achieve proper alignment, try to keep as little weight in the heels as possibleHold each move for 10 to 15 breaths (about 30 seconds) then repeat again on the other side. Good luck, and happy yoga :) read more..

Friday 15 June 2012

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre-Buddhism For Beginners-Barnes And Noble-Ashtanga Yoga

do you know any good books to learn more about yoga? and buddhism too? thank you

I don’t have any books on Buddhism and do most of my reading/studying online. But here’s a few things that might help. I once sat in Barnes and Noble for a while skimming through Yoga books to see which one’s I’d want to be at some point (when I had money) and a few of them are here.

  • Beth Shaw’s Yogafit (new YTT students have to have it. I have it and like it.)
  • Om Yoga: A guide to daily practice - by Cyndi Lee
  • Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual - by David Swenson
  • Yoga: 101 Essential Tips - by Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre
  • Buddhism for Beginners - by Thubten Chodron
read more..

Thursday 14 June 2012

Weight Loss

First of all, thank you, you're an inspiration and you're so beautiful :) Anyway, I started eating healthy lately but I don't really work out, just 1-2 times a week (sit ups, hoops and a bit of yoga). I lost some weight though and I noticed that my tummy seemed to jiggle more than usual and it's kinda like.. jelly? Is this good or bad? Or is it just a part of weight loss? I hope you have a great d

Aw thank you so much! I’m glad that you have started eating healthy and that is even a great start for exercise. You’re doing something, and that’s what counts! I assume that is part of your Weight Loss. It likely that it’s the extra skin on the outside that hasn’t shrunk along with the fat that has been lost beneath it. You’re doing great (: And thank you! I hope you do as well, wherever you are (: read more..

Wednesday 13 June 2012

Meditation Training-Gender Equality-Healthday News-Brain Changes-Global Poll

'Mindful' Meditation Tied to Healthy Brain Changes: Study

TUESDAY, June 12 (Healthday News) -- Just a few hours of meditation training may change your brain for the better, a small, new study suggests. read more..

Canada best G20 country to be a woman, India worst: poll

LONDON, June 13 (TrustLaw) - Policies that promote gender equality, safeguards against violence and exploitation and access to healthcare make Canada the best place to be a woman among the world's biggest economies, a global poll of experts showed on Wednesday. Infanticide, child marriage and slavery make India the worst, the same poll concluded. Germany, Britain, Australia and France rounded out the top five countries out of the Group of 20 in a perceptions poll of 370 gender specialists conducted by TrustLaw, a legal news service run by Thomson Reuters Foundation. ... read more..

Tuesday 12 June 2012

Yoga For Beginners-Restorative Yoga-Yoga Workout-Hatha Yoga-Yoga Class

healthiie:Neck "ShouldersHatha Yoga for Neck and...

healthiie:Neck & Shoulders

  • Hatha Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Health - 57 Min
  • Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Tension and Injuries - 14 Min
  • Feel Good Friday: Yoga for Neck & Shoulders - 14 Min
  • Back to School Shoulder Stretches - Yoga Sequence - 6 Min
  • Yoga for Your Shoulders 10 Minute Workout Routine - 10 Min
  • Beginners’ Yoga for Shoulder Strength with Melissa McLeod - 22 Min
  • Yoga Workout Beginners Home Chest & Shoulders Exercise Routine How To - 11 Min
  • Yoga for Heart Opening - 10 Min
  • Heart Opening 30 Min Yoga Class - 31 Min
  • Heart Chakra Yoga Sequence - 10 Min
  • Yoga for Firm and Shapely Arms and Shoulders - 9 Min
  • Arm Yoga Workout - 4 Min
  • Total Body Transformation Yoga: Hips and Arms - 11 Min
  • Yoga For Arm Strength: Part One (8Min) & Part Two (2 Min)
  • Yoga For Guitar Players — Arms, Wrists, and Fingers - 8 Min
  • Yoga for Back Strength - 7 Min
  • Yin Yoga for the Spine - 60 Min
  • Restorative Yoga For Back - Restoraflow - 40 Min
  • Yoga for Back Care - 15 Min
  • Yoga Workout | Low Back Pain Stretches Routine - 10 Min
  • Yoga for your back - 19 Min
  • Lower Back Relief - 17 Min
  • Yoga 4 Abs with Gillian B & Sebastian - 10 Min
  • Yoga for Abs and Core Strength - 8 Min
  • Yoga Abs Workout - 10 Min
  • Iron Yoga Abs & Closing Stretches - 15 Min (Note: Includes weights. If you dont have weights, use a can from the pantry or something similar.)
  • Yoga to Build Strong Abs - 7 Min
  • Hip Opening Yoga - 45 Min
  • Yoga Flow Hip Openers - 14 Min
  • Wall Yoga for Hips and Hamstrings - 12 Min
  • Yoga for Hip Pain and Stiffness - 17 Min
  • Butt, Hips & Thighs Warm up - 7 Min
  • Yoga Mania: Move those hips! - 12 Min
  • Office Yoga: Hip Release - 10 Min
  • Yoga for your Butt - 6 Min
  • Yoga Tone your Butt and Thighs - 4 Min
  • Denise Austin: Yoga Legs Workout - 10 Min
  • Gentle Yoga for Tight Legs and Hips - 20 Min
  • Yoga for Sexy Legs - 6 Min
  • Sleek Yoga Legs - 4 Min
Full Body/Full Classes:
  • Jillian Michaels: Yoga Meltdown Level 1 - 35 Min
  • Weight Loss & Fatburning Yoga Workout - 20 Min
  • Yoga for Weight Loss - 20 Min
  • Yoga for Runners - 26 Min
  • Foundations in Flow Yoga Class with Fiji McAlpine - 48 Min
  • Connections to Core Power Yoga Class with Fiji McAlpine - 57 Min
  • Energizing Sunrise Practice - 38 Min
  • Power Yoga with Bryan Jones - 31 Min
  • Yoga Class with Logynn Northrhip  - 60 Min
  • Yoga Basics to Improve Alignment - 62 Min
  • Yoga for Beginners Two with Dr. Melissa West - 60 Min
  • Intermediate/Beginner: Lunch Time Yoga Class - 45 Min
Enjoy :) read more..

Fitness Instructor-Cleveland Marathon-Indoor Cycling-Annie Lennox-Mindfulness

'Mindfulness' grows in popularity _ and profits

In what's become a daily ritual, Tim Ryan finds a quiet spot, closes his eyes, clears his mind and tries to tap into the eternal calm. In Ryan's world, it's a stretch for people to get this relaxed. He's a member of Congress. read more..

Fitness playlists flow to the beats per minutes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When fitness instructor Shirley Archer plays Annie Lennox's song "17 Again" for her indoor cycling class, she urges students to connect with the vitality of their inner 17-year-old legs. When she teaches yoga she rolls out the harp solos. Experts say exercising to the proper music can boost your mood, kick your workout up a notch and channel the energy of a younger you. "Fitness playlists are extremely important," said Archer, who is also a spokeswoman for the American Council on Exercise. ... read more..

Sunday 10 June 2012

Yoga For Beginners-Absolute Beginners-Beginners Yoga

What yoga poses and/or yoga videos would you recommend for absolute beginners? :)

Here’s a list of beginners Yoga videos on the bottom of my Yoga for Beginners page (: I think it all depends on each person and abilities but those are some basic videos. Sun Salutations are good as well! read more..

Saturday 9 June 2012

yogadinosaur: odolnost: Practiced some sweaty core based yoga...

yogadinosaur:odolnost:Practiced some sweaty core based yoga...

yogadinosaur:odolnost:Practiced some sweaty core based yoga this afternoon. I think my core might be my favorite part of my body to challenge and make stronger.I swear these are all of my favorite poses. P.S. your scrunchie is cute kayla :)Why are you so amazing? read more..

Tuesday 5 June 2012


Hello! I am 17 and trying to fit working out and yoga into my busy daily activities, I was just wondering if you could possibly post a workout/yoga routine that is efficient? I think that your blog is refreshing and inspiring- thank you!

Hello! I’m not too sure what you’re looking for but I’ll link you to a few videos on my blog. We all prefer different exercises and different amounts of reps so I’m not sure I can really post a specific Routine. Maybe sometime in the future I’ll get an easy at home routine set up and will post it. Right now my brain isn’t functioning as clearly as I’d like. 

  • Cardio Yoga
  • Sun Salutations
  • 15 Minute Morning Energizing Yoga Routine
  • World’s Fastest Workout
  • Spring Break workout, that of course can be applied daily still.
  • A few ab workouts in a chart
And if you ever want to go and find this stuff on my blog, here’s the pages. You can find everything in the Index page! (:
  • Page of videos
  • Workouts page
  • Videos page (some yoga, some workout, and other stuff)
Yoga page read more..

Monday 4 June 2012

Sunday Night Blues-Yoga Moves-Headaches-Insomnia

If you get the Sunday night blues, try these 3 yoga moves to ease insomnia, head...

If you get the Sunday night blues, try these 3 yoga moves to ease insomnia, headaches, and stress.,,20307153,00.html read more..

yoga-body:sexylittlethingsxx:Finally tried on a bikini! This...

yoga-body:sexylittlethingsxx:Finally tried on a bikini! This is what happens when you lift weights! Don’t be afraid ladies.Work in progress. Cant wait to see the changes in the months to come. Yeah, lifting weight def makes you bulky …. xD read more..

Dream Board-Motivation

losing-every-extra-pound:How to Stay Motivated“you cannot...

losing-every-extra-pound:How to Stay Motivated
“you cannot ‘find’ motivation, you must create it!” - yoga-body 50 Ways to Stay Motivated for Weight LossHow to Stay Motivated to Exercise
12 Ways to Get Motivated
Staying Motivated to Lose Weight
More Articles about MotivationTake it One Day at a Time
Don’t worry about tomorrow, focus on today. Focus on eating right for today, make it your goal for the day, and repeat it tomorrow, and the day after that and the day after that. Surround Yourself with Positivity 
“Change your thoughts, and you change your world”, it’s really true. Think you can, and you can do anything. Think positive, breathe positive, live positive, be positive as much as possible. Focus on the solution, rather than the problem. Surround yourself with good people, good food (food that’s good for you), and good thoughts.
Create a Dream Board 
Bring your dreams to life. Look at them every day. Never lose sight of what you want. Fill it with your favourite quotes and pictures to inspire you. How to Make a Dream Board
Digital Dream Board
Create a Dream Board Visualize Accomplishing your Goals
If your goal is to lose weight, create a mental picture of yourself having already achieved it. What will you look like, feel like, and move like when you have accomplished that goal? Living as if you are already there makes realizing your vision something you focus on daily.  Make Realistic Goals
Ask yourself what you want. What do you want from life? Who do you want to be? Where do you want to be? And make realistic goals. Now that doesn’t mean you can’t have your dream body, it just means realizing that it won’t happened overnight. Make S.M.A.R.T goals. Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, & Time-bound goals. SMART Criteria
Example of SMART goal Reward Yourself, Be Kind to Yourself & Recognize your Progress
When you know you have been good to your body, treat yourself! Find a reward that inspires you- a new pair of sneakers or workout outfit, a new music CD for your walk or pamper your feet with a pedicure for all of your efforts. Give yourself a hug once in awhile! Train hard, eat right, sleep well, but once a week, allow yourself an indulgence. Enjoy your favorite dessert, get a massage, or simply take some time for yourself to relax.
It’s Okay to Cheat!
Once in a while, cheating will keep you on track! Planning a cheat, whether it’s a snack, a meal, a weekend or a week vacation, can make all the difference in the world. Allowing yourself a little “controlled” wiggle room, you can avoid falling off the wagon. And once your “cheat” is done, go right back to your plan.
Forget about the Scale 
Focus on how you’re life is changing, on how you feel. Focus on how you’ve changed. Focus on the inches lost, the muscle gained. Focus on how much better you’re becoming and how much you’re gaining. Alternatively, weigh yourself once a week, or even once a month. Measure your entire body monthly as well. Take one picture of yourself daily in the same outfit for the duration of your journey. Don’t Compare Yourself to Others
Focus on yourself, on creating the best you possible. Remember that everyone is different, everyone has their own experiences, and their own unique imperfections. Different people are at different stages at different times. Comparing yourself to others can lead to bitterness, anger, jealousy, envy and even unhealthy competition.
How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Other People
Learning to Live: Don’t Compare Yourself to Others read more..

Thursday 24 May 2012

Health And Fitness-Mental Health-Btw

Hi I was hoping you could help me. I normally work out every day in some form (walking, yoga, etc) and eat pretty healthy. But these past 2 weeks I've done maybe one workout and been eating TERRIBLY (binge eating mainly). It's just taken a turn for the worse and I feel so hopeless and useless. I just can't get back into the swing of things with my health and fitness. Any advice or help please? I'm

Hello! Hmm.. I say just push yourself into it. When you are going to bed one night, get things ready for going to work out in the morning and go to bed with the mind set that you are going to work out when you wake up. That’s worked for me before. Then if you don’t feel like it, just do it anyway. That is just one workout, and that one could get you back into the groove. I think kicking yourself back into exercise will help you with your eating habits. Just buy all the good foods that you can. If you feel like a binge is coming on, do it on something good. Watermelon, grapes, strawberries, etc. That might help to eliminate the binge habit and get you back on track. Also, lots of fitness blogs! Just look at all of the photos of toned bodies doing workouts and tell yourself that is going to be you.I really hope this helped. I don’t think I’m all that great at answering these kinda of questions but I try! read more..

Sunday 20 May 2012

Flat Abs

Hey :) Do you think i can get flat abs and getting rid of love handles by doing only yoga ? If not , what should i add ? I hate banal strengh training , i prefer to do work out i'll really enjoy :)

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Friday 18 May 2012

Please, Please, Please-Vigorous Exercise-Bikram Yoga-Hot Yoga

bikram yoga is not what you may think it is...

bikram Yoga is not what you may think it is...: melindavee:for all of you who practice bikram yoga please, please, please read this article“The function of sweat is to cool your body down when it is overheated. This can happen during a vigorous exercise session (such as hot yoga) or by 9 a.m. on an August morning in the Bayou City. The cause of the sweat does not significantly affect its content, which is primarily water with traces of minerals, though not enough to merit the term detoxification.” read more..

Thursday 17 May 2012

Guinness World Records-Daily Inspiration-Ralitsa Vassileva-Downward Dog-Yoga Teacher

Daily inspiration: She's 93 and still doing downward dog (perfectly)

Daily inspiration: She's 93 and still doing downward dog (perfectly)
93-year-old named oldest yoga teacher - Video
CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports on the Guinness World Records naming the oldest yoga teacher in the world. read more..

Wednesday 16 May 2012

Upper Body-Shoulders-Muscle

Do you think yoga has helped you build some muscle? As in your upper body (arms, back, shoulders, etc.)?

Yeah, a bit but not as much as actually working out has…. which is still not very much. Right now I’m in a funk and not really doing any exercise (ugh :/), but when I did yoga regularly, I worked more on my flexibility than anything and would work out for the muscle. read more..

Friday 11 May 2012

Upper Body Strength-Flexibility-Pose

So i dont have a lot of upper body strength and im trying to change this, also i can do the wheel and was wondering what is a safe way to learn how to do it and also get back flexability to adventually also do the spcorpion i think its called, thanx love xx

My favorite pose for back flexibility is camel pose. If you can’t touch your heels without pain, just hold your hands on your back and hips and go as far as you can until you can go further, possibly during your next practice. When you come out of it, come out slow and do cat and cow pose after to stretch your back out a bit more. Cobra and upward facing dog are also two poses that will help gain a bit of back flexibility. A safe way to practice the wheel… once you get more flexibility, that pose will become easier. Just take it slowly. I think you can use yoga blocks as well for that pose!Push ups (girl push ups are fine, of course), tricep dips, and working with weights are some things that will help you gain upper body strength. Of course, you will also need core strength for inversions. Start off practicing forearm stands against the wall. That will help you gain a bit of strength as well, and will definitely help with balance. Once you have more back flexibility, you can try scorpion against the wall and continue to progress from there.I hope this helps! (: read more..

Thursday 10 May 2012

Different Styles-Essential Guide-Hot Yoga

Are you a yoga newbie? Try our essential guide to the different styles and get o...

Are you a Yoga newbie? Try our essential guide to the different styles and get ommming
Your Essential Guide to Yoga
Confused by all the yoga options from hot yoga to hybrid Vinyasa classes? We’ll help you find a great fit and stay safe in that Downward Dog. read more..

hi how are you ? i want ask if u know show birth or berth yoga show because someone told me this show is good but i can't find on internet

Hello! I am alright I suppose. I have never heard of that show before. You should ask them exactly what it is called and maybe who is the person in it and then it would be much easier to find. read more..

Progress Photos-Vegan Diet-Yoga

can you link your progress photos? :) also i have been on an organic vegan diet for a month or two and have been practicing yoga and working out 2-3 times a week, how long do you think it will take to start seeing results? im about 115 pounds.

I cannnnn if you message me non-anon for the link!I’m not sure what kind of results you would like to be seeing, muscle gain/get more tone or fat loss. Assuming you mean muscle, since you’re not at a high weight, it depends on how long and how hard you work out and what exactly you do when you are doing Yoga and working out. It’s all different for everyone, we all have different bodies and body types, so I couldn’t really tell you. I can say that you seem to be doing quite good! Just keep it up and be patient, you will see results. Take progress photos and compare, you will definitely see them more than you would be seeing yourself daily. (: read more..

Monday 7 May 2012

Beginners Yoga-Hip Openers-Youtube

I recently hurt/pulled the front of my hip while exercising and was wondering if you could suggest some yoga poses that could possibly help stretch it! :))

Certainly! How’s this? (: Hip Openers. Some of those hip stretches should stretch the front of them as well. If you need/want more, let me know! read more..

Hi! What yoga videos would you recommend to an unflexible beginner with little time on her hands (10-15 minutes 6 days a week) who wants to become flexible and improve her running? Thank you! :)

Sorry it took me a bit to get back to this one! How do these work? The first 3 are videos on youtube and the bottom one is a post from my blog (:

  • Yoga for Flexibility
  • Beginners yoga for flexibility
  • Yoga for runners
  • Yoga poses for runners
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Thursday 3 May 2012

Aerobic Exercise-Cardio Workout-Calorie Burner-Calorie Count

Exercise during your period

Even experts against a hardcore workout on your period have to agree that a walk gets you moving without injury or danger. So, put on some sneakers and sunblock, and hit the road. Walking by itself isn’t a huge calorie burner, but you will feel good about the fact that you exercised. Don’t stress the exact calorie count.
If you’re feeling up for a jog, go for it. The endorphins you release during an intesnse cardio workout can help you beat the period ickies that you may be feeling. Hydrate well before, after and during your run, if possible; some researchers say you dehydrate more easily on your period. Whether that’s true or not, err on the side of safety and keep drinking.Yoga
Yoga is very customizable; many poses have options to match your skill level. Inversions aren’t recommended during your period, although this has no definitive medical basis. Still, having the option to relax in the goddess position if you’re not up for a headstand is nice.Aerobics
Sometimes, when you’re on your period, you just want to go a little crazy. Aerobic exercise is the perfect way to let loose. Plus, aerobics classes are typically held in a low-pressure environment where the focus is on fun.Dancing
Shaking it up on the dance floor isn’t exercise in the traditional sense, but it will rev your heart rate and burn some calories. This is a great option because it doesn’t feel like exercise — and when you’re on your period, you might need a little motivation to get gussied up and feel great about who you are. Stepping out into an evening of dancing and fun will certainly give you that extra oomph and make you feel fabulous.Planking
When it’s that time of the month, all you want to do is stay home and watch Lifetime movies. Make the most of your TV time by holding a plank position during the commercials:
    Get down on the floor.
    Put your arms and elbows under your chest.
    Raise your body using just your forearms and toes, and hold.
This is an intense all-over workout. Start by holding your plank during every other commercial and work up to holding through an entire commercial break.Working out from home
Pop in an exercise DVD. You don’t need to dress in fancy workout gear, and quitting early won’t be embarrassing if you’re just doing it in your living room.
Don’t use your period as an excuse to forget your fitness routine - but do listen to your body if you need a break from it. read more..

Wednesday 2 May 2012


veriteblesse:It’s a little aggravating that if I search for yoga on Tumblr or Twitter roughly 70%...

veriteblesse:It’s a little aggravating that if I search for Yoga on Tumblr or Twitter roughly 70% of the results are people salivating over some girls ass in yoga pants. SERIOUSLY. It’s so annoying. read more..

Sunday 29 April 2012

Range Of Motion

yoganerdmd:realityofhealthy:“When you stretch your body...

yoganerdmd:realityofhealthy:“When you stretch your body properly, and strengthen opposing muscle groups in balance, you increase your range of motion, and can move more quickly through space. For example, the space between the start and finish lines.The yoga breath has been shown to increase endurance in marathoners by twice the distance in just one session!”SourcePhotocreditThe crazy thing is, I personally have found this to be true! Yoga FTW!This will be handy for me if I ever do decide to start running again. read more..

Thursday 26 April 2012


Favorite yoga ish related blogs? :)

I can’t just pick a few to post. Healthysoul is definitely one of my favorites. But these are some (or all, I don’t know which) of the blogs that I follow that post Yoga stuff and who are talented yogi’s.

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Middle School-Rollerblade-Fitness-Yoga

myfitspirations:yoga-body:now-do-it-fitspo:The KEY to...

myfitspirations:yoga-body:now-do-it-fitspo:The KEY to fitness :)You’ll never get off the couch to run if you don’t like running. Find something you like - that’s why I do yoga and rollerblade.I did this too. See, I thought I hated running, but figured I’d give it a try. Turns out I love it. I also love rollerblading, but I’m bad at it so that makes it less fun… especially when you keep coming home scraped up xDI used to roller blade a lot when I was younger. Went to the roller rink weekly during middle school and learned how to skate backwards and I was better at it than going frontwards. I’m going to have to invest in a new pair of blades. It was always fun, especially while falling. read more..

Tuesday 24 April 2012

Healthy Food

Promo! First 50 to 'like'

The first 50 to ‘like’ this will either be in the promo or considered to be promoted. I’m not too sure how I’m going to do this yet. Please be following me (I’m sure you already are if you see this) and healthy blogs only. Health, yoga, fitness, Healthy Food, recovery, etc. (:Edit: I will be leaving soon and I’m sure there will be enough likes by the time I get home tonight so I will either post it or start going through the blogs when I am home (: read more..

Monday 23 April 2012

Your blog is so stunning and so are you! I find your posts really informing and I have learnt so much. You have also inspired me to start yoga again and I've now realized how much I've missed it.

Your blog is so stunning and so are you! I find your posts really informing and I have learnt so much. You have also inspired me to start yoga again and I've now realized how much I've missed it.

Aw thank you! I am glad that the things on my blog are teaching others just as well as teaching myself. That is great! I love hearing things like this. Makes me happy (: read more..

Thursday 19 April 2012

Morning Workout

leanmeanworkoutmachine:Reasons to exercise aloneYou can work...

leanmeanworkoutmachine:Reasons to exercise alone

  • You can work out whenever you want and when it best fits your schedule. Plus you never have to deal with someone being late.
  • You can skip the chitchat and focus on your breath and inner thoughts. It’s a great time to make mental to-do lists, brainstorm for work, or daydream about weekend plans. Going solo means it’s really “me” time.
  • The type and intensity of the workout is up to you, whether you feel like going for a run in your neighborhood, hitting a Zumba class, or following a gentle yoga video.
  • You can stuff your ears with headphones and rock out to that new cardio mix you made.
  • It’s OK to wear the same outfit you wore yesterday, even if you didn’t wash it. There’s no one to make a comment or complain about a little stink.
  • Your workout will be completed in less time. You know when you exercise with someone else, a lot of time is wasted waiting for the person to show up, then chatting about what you want to do, and then after the workout, you can’t help but chat some more. You’ll easily save 10 to 20 minutes by exercising on your own.
  • You’re your own motivation. Sometimes when I have a fitness date with a buddy and they bail, I’m more likely to skip out, too. But if it’s just me planning on a morning workout, there’s no one to persuade me to ditch, so I’m more likely to stay committed. Plus when you’re used to exercising alone, you’ll get into the habit and won’t need to rely on someone else to get your workouts in.
  • It’s easier to stick to training schedules or goals since there’s no one else’s agenda to cater to but your own.
  • If you’re under the weather and don’t feel like getting your sweat on, no one will give you lip for it.
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Wednesday 18 April 2012

Bethenny Frankel-Beautiful Body-Yoga

Have you tried fast yoga? Comment...Bethenny wants to know what you think!

Have you tried fast Yoga? Comment...Bethenny wants to know what you think!
Bethenny's Beautiful Body Secret: Fast Yoga
We’ve got one more reason to love Bethenny Frankel: This supercharged yoga routine you can knock off in 15 minutes flat. read more..

Monday 16 April 2012

Stand Up Paddle Boarding-Group Fitness Classes-Calisthenics

Surf's down? Time for paddleboard yoga!

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Paddle boarding, an ancient form of surfing, is gaining popularity as a high-intensity, low-impact platform for group fitness classes from calisthenics to yoga. Experts say it may feel like walking on water because paddle boarding works on the flat water of a lake or pond and doesn't involve waves. "Paddle boarding is a form of surfing. A paddle board is basically a surfboard that's thicker, more buoyant, so it can hold you standing up in flat water," said Scott Bumbalough, founder of Maui B's Stand Up Paddle Boarding, which is based in Florida. ... read more..

Sunday 15 April 2012

Chaturanga Dandasana-Surya Namaskara-Sun Salutation

lifeyogakingston:We often practice Surya Namaskara (Sun...

lifeyogakingston:We often practice Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutation) in a yoga class; however, Chaturanga Dandasana (Four-Limbed Staff Pose) - one of the positions in the Sun Salutation sequence - is often misunderstood by students. Some don’t even see it as an asana itself, but flow through it in transition from Plank Pose to Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog). Others perform some version of a push-up. This challenging pose can take time to master as you build strength in the arms, wrists, and abdomen. Keeping the integrity of the pose from the start to the end of our yoga practice is important to avoid injury and benefit from the work it takes to master Chaturanga Dandasana. Here’s how it’s done:  

  1. Beginning in Plank Pose, and on an exhalation, slowly lower your torso and legs to a few inches above and parallel to the floor. There’s a tendency in this pose for the lower back to sway toward the floor and the tailbone to poke up toward the ceiling (as in Figure One). 
  2. Throughout your stay in this position, keep the tailbone firmly in place and the legs very active and turned slightly inward. Draw the pubis toward the navel.
  3. Keep the space between the shoulder blades broad. Don’t let the elbows splay out to the sides (as in Figure Two); hold them in by the sides of the torso and push them back toward the heels. 
  4. Press the bases of the index fingers firmly to the floor. Lift the top of the sternum and your head to look forward.
The completed form of Chaturanga Dandasana (as in Figure Three) is quite difficult to perform at first, until your arms, back, and legs are strong enough to support you. You can get a feel for this challenging position by practicing it standing upright. Stand and face a wall, a few inches away from the wall. Press your hands against the wall, slightly lower than the level of your shoulders. Imagine that you are trying to push yourself away from the wall, but the firmness of your shoulder blades against the back prevents any movement. Lengthen your tailbone into your heels and lift the top of your sternum toward the ceiling.You can also modify this pose by lowering your knees to the floor from Plank Pose and then, with an exhalation, lower your sternum to within an inch or two from the floor. To make this pose more challenging, if possible, slowly roll over the balls of your feet onto the tops of your feet and shift the torso slightly forward. This will bring the hands back beside your waist and increase the challenge of the position. Practice with pose for anywhere from 10 to 30 seconds. Release with an exhalation. Either lay yourself lightly down onto the floor or push strongly back to Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog), lifting through the top thighs and the tailbone.I enjoy this pose. I hated it when I couldn’t do it but when I discovered that I could some months later (hadn’t done it at all in between that time), I liked it. read more..

Wednesday 11 April 2012

Meal Plans

I have been studying for finals and do not have the time currently to work out or do any yoga; can you give a small meal plan that won't let me really over eat while maintaining my weight. xx

Hm. I can try but I’m not too good with Meal Plans. One thing I suggest is to start a food journal and keep a track of your calories, even just an estimation of about how many you are consuming. You can use myfitnesspal for that or just do it in your journal. This will help you to know what, how often, and how much you are eating, and to make sure that you are getting enough calories, but not getting too many. If you put your weight, height, and how much you exercise into myfitnesspal, it should tell you how any calories, carbs, protein, and fats you should get daily. Also try to eat 3 small meals, and 3 snacks throughout the day. Writing your meal plan ahead of time will help a lot.As far as what you eat… I don’t know what you have or what you like to determine this. For breakfast - a cup of whole grain cereal with fruit, 2 small whole wheat pancakes with fruit, 1/2 cup oatmeal with fruit, a piece of toast with fruit, things like that. Lunch and dinner - a sandwich on whole wheat or whole grain with tomato, spinach or lettuce, a few slices of avocado, and maybe your choice of lean meat or just leave it. Maybe with some fruit on the side. a cup of whole wheat pasta or quinoa with marinara sauce, spinach or kale, diced tomato if not already in sauce, and your choice of protein whether that be beans on the side, shred some chicken in your pasta, or a lean ground meat like turkey or vegetarian ground ‘meat’. You could do a lot with squash. As said in previous asks… slice it length wise and add some veggies inside or slice it width wise and mix it up with some veggies. As far as snacks go, fruit always works, veggies and hummus, a small handful of trail mix, air popped pop corn. Buy it plain and if you want butter and/or salt, add a tiny but of sea salt and use a small bit of Earth Balance natural spreads. I hope this was at least of a little help. read more..

Tuesday 10 April 2012

Yoga Photos-Facebook

New facebook banner! Old(er) yoga photos of myself come in...

New facebook banner! Old(er) yoga photos of myself come in handy. I originally made the banner for a new post coming up but I thought this was also work as the banner (I just replaced the text). Until the post is complete, go like my fan page! (: read more..

Saturday 7 April 2012

Would yoga help strengthen my muscles, like in my back and arms? Or is that just Pilates?

Would yoga help strengthen my muscles, like in my back and arms? Or is that just Pilates?

Yes, it will. Especially if you are doing poses that focus more on those area’s. Chaturanga and plank are two more simple, easy poses that will help you to build strength in those area’s. Then once you gain enough strength, you can move on to other poses… crow for example. If you want to, (girl) push ups and tricep dips will also help. read more..

Friday 6 April 2012

Core Strength-Yoga

Hey, was wondering how long did it take you to build up arm and core strength. Im just starting yoga and am struggaling with some poses, like even the crow because arms arnt strong enough. Is this normal? thank you xxx

I’m actually still building a lot of strength. I think some of my followers might think I’m more strong than I really am. I don’t work out as much as I should/want to. And yes, that is normal! It will take time to build up the strength to do certain poses. If you want to build the strength a little faster, work out as well as do Yoga. (Girl) push ups, tricep dips, forearm and full planks, lift 5-8lb dumbbells. You said you are just starting out with yoga so you will probably not master everything now. My advice is to just focus on the practice. You will build your patience, balance, flexibility, and strength with time. (: read more..

Yoga Instructor-Body Strength-Core Strength-Ballet Dancer-Car Accident

Do I need core strength in order to fully strengthen my legs when I try the yoga headstand? I'm trying to attempt it, but I feel like my core isn't strong enough to support my lower body up.

Yes! It’s more of a total body strength pose. You need strong arms, shoulders, back, core, and your legs. Here is an article on Livestrong about strength in handstands (which also goes with headstands) read more..

hey lovely! I want to start by saying I absolutely love your blog! I was wondering though if you could help me with something I used to be a ballet dancer but I got into a car accident about 3 years ago and hurt my back (slipped disc in my lower spine) and had to quit. recently I got into yoga but found that a lot of the twisting/backbend poses really hurt! any suggestions on how to improve flexib

Hello! Thank you! I really like yours as well. The only advice that I can give you is to take it slow and listen to your body. If it hurts, don’t go so far or do that specific pose. There are also ways to modify some poses. But I am not (yet) a yoga instructor and can not tell you much besides that. I don’t want to be at fault for advising you to do something that is unsafe and can harm you. I’m sure if you e-mail, visit a local instructor, or talk to yours if you have one, they will help you out (: Good luck! read more..

Wednesday 4 April 2012


do you think 2-3 hours of yoga a day are too much?

Wow! Go you! Haha. That’s a lot of Yoga but if you are listening to your body and not hurting it, then no… I think it’s fine. (: read more..

Instagram: deidreelliott

It was just released for Android so I am still trying to figure it out and stuff but I’m sure I will post some yoga and/or food pictures and stuff so feel free to follow (; read more..

Monday 2 April 2012

Strength Training

do you prefer to practice in the AM or PM? i like running and strength training as well, so i was thinking about incorporating yoga in the early morning. what time of day do you think is best? thanks! love your blog

I like to practice in the morning because of the atmosphere and it helps wake me up and feel good early on, but you can practice in the morning, mid-day, or evening if you’d like.. it doesn’t matter. I think that would be great to do! You could also do some relaxing, deep stretching yoga after your running and workouts to help stretch your muscles out instead of just basic stretching. That’s what I like to do as well. And thank you! (: I like yours as well. read more..

Saturday 24 March 2012

Yoga Workout-Cardio Yoga-Heart Rate

tarastileseats:Cardio Yoga to get your heart rate up and...

tarastileseats:Cardio Yoga to get your Heart Rate up and pumping!Great yoga workout that can be done in the comfort of your room… definitely a plus! read more..

Wednesday 21 March 2012

Hi there, I started reading your Blog from yesterday and so far I love it! thanks :) I got curious to see your progress pictures if you don’t mind sharing them, also I would like to know more about what you did to achieve the results :)

Hi there, I started reading your Blog from yesterday and so far I love it! thanks :) I got curious to see your progress pictures if you don’t mind sharing them, also I would like to know more about what you did to achieve the results :)

Hello! I’m glad that you like it. I would prefer that you come off anon so I can send you the link. If not, maybe I could link it up for a bit or something. As far as the results go… I can’t really say that there are any. I am working on becoming more fit and definitely still working on gaining a bit of muscle. What I am doing though is just living a healthy lifestyle… Tons of healthy foods, yoga, working out, trying to spend more time doing outdoor activity. (: read more..

ujjayibreaths: ANHH YOGI-HEALTH ALSO FEATURED MY SUBMISSION!!!! Submit all you want! (: I...

ujjayibreaths:ANHH YOGI-HEALTH ALSO FEATURED MY SUBMISSION!!!!Submit all you want! (: I...

ujjayibreaths:ANHH YOGI-HEALTH ALSO FEATURED MY SUBMISSION!!!!Submit all you want! (: I don’t get them often and your yoga is wonderful! read more..

Tuesday 20 March 2012

Swollen Foot

Woke up to a swollen foot so I guess I’ll make the right decision and not jump rope outside on...

Woke up to a swollen foot so I guess I’ll make the right decision and not jump rope outside on this nice day. I could probably do yoga but wouldn’t be able to put much pressure on it during down-dog so maybe I’ll just stretch a little after I work out my abs. I can still walk so I’m good. Could be worse. read more..

Monday 19 March 2012

Unnecessary Details-Personal Questions-Strength Training-Body-Yoga

Do you do anything besides yoga? Like running/walking, or any strength training. You're body is like perfectly toned!

Yes I do, I sort of already have this answered in my personal questions page (I really need to update and detail that page more). I work out a few times a week. We hike sometimes in my fitness class in the hills behind the college and I love to be outdoors and want to go on more hikes/nature walks soon. I ran for about a month and loved to do it but before I go into unnecessary details, I stopped. Thank you! I would have to disagree though. I have a lot to work on (definitely my abs), but I really appreciate the compliment! read more..


Today is a calming day. I woke up this morning to rain and wind...

Today is a calming day. I woke up this morning to rain and wind and waited until all of 5 of my alarms went off every 15 minutes from 10am to 11am to actually get out of bed. Then I decided to drink a cup of vanilla chai tea, light my soy candle, and… well, take a ton of pictures before starting to do some yoga and workout (just abs).Now I’ve got to get ready to leave somewhere. I will probably work out again tonight so those few ab workouts I have in my inbox will be done tonight (: read more..

Sunday 18 March 2012

Reverse Crunches-Bicycle Crunches-Thighs

Hi! Just want to say that I love your blog. I was wondering what your workout is for abs and thighs? I am trying to really tone those areas. Thanks! :)

Hi! Thank you! And thanks for the work out suggestion (hip thrusts), I’ll be doing those later tonight when I work out. For abs, I do bicycle crunches, reverse crunches, cross over crunches, bicycle and reverse bicycle. Sometimes I’ll forearm plank, mason twist, and I’m trying to be able to do flutter kicks because they’re so effective. I also like to do normal crunches holding a 10 lb weight on my chest or for more of a work out including the arms (which is hard), holding the weight behind my head. For Thighs, I don’t really do much. Walking lunges are good, hiking, and doing some of the warrior type poses in yoga burns my thighs a lot. I don’t remember the names of the specific ones, but going from warrior I to warrior II, then resting forearm on top of bent thigh, then leaning backwards into the back leg… Doing those for a while are good. (: read more..

Thursday 8 March 2012

Abs Of Steel-Minute Yoga

yogadinosaur:What abs of steel? Try this 10 minute yoga ab...

yogadinosaur:What abs of steel? Try this 10 minute yoga ab routine, great for the beginning to advanced yogi:)Haha the commentary is cute. “I think we’re almost done probably.” read more..

Tuesday 6 March 2012


healthysexyhappy:“Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in...

healthysexyhappy:“Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way. With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted — in body, mind, and heart — and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages are cleared, our energy is freed. We start to feel more harmonious, more at one with ourselves. Our lives begin to flow — or we begin to flow more in our lives.” - Cybele Tomlinson read more..


healthysoul:hahahaha!Finally a yoga one! Though I DO drink...

healthysoul:hahahaha!Finally a yoga one! Though I DO drink tons of smoothies. What I actually do is so relevant. read more..

Monday 5 March 2012

Yoga Workout-Yoga Moves

Hello abs! You'll be impressed by your whittled middle after these yoga moves!

Hello abs! You'll be impressed by your whittled middle after these Yoga moves!
Yoga Poses to Lose Those Flab Abs
Get firm abs this year with a 10-minute magic yoga workout from our resident yoga guru, Kristin McGee. read more..

Thursday 1 March 2012

Sun Salutations

Thanks! But there isn't an order you should follow right? Positions you should do first??

I’m not too sure, but I don’t think so. If you are warming up with yoga before getting more into the poses, you should do sun salutations. In the book I suggested, towards the end of the book it gives you series of poses to do for specific things (like for runners) so you could always go off of that if you wanted. read more..

Yoga Book

heey :) I want to try doing some yoga at home but I not really that video thing so I thought that maybe I could buy a yoga book and copy the positions. Do you think that'll be bad?

Helloooo (: You’re not into doing it with videos? No, I think it’s okay if you’re wanting to do that to start getting into Yoga. Just be sure to do them correctly and breathe correctly. If I may suggest Beth Shaw’s Yogafit. I have it and it’s full of poses, how to do and modify poses, breathing techniques, and more. read more..

Wednesday 29 February 2012

Smoothie Recipes-Frozen Fruit-Almond Milk-Smoothies-Spinach

hi deidre! i finally got my mom to buy frozen fruit for smoothies (she's convinced that fruits lose their nutrients when frozen) and i today i made the one you posted with berries, almond milk, banana, and spinach. she doesn't like berries or almond milk and she LOVED the smoothie i made. she was in shock when i told her what i'd put in them, and now she wants me to make smoothies all the time! ju

Show her this, it’ll change her mind. Reading this makes me want to come up with new smoothie recipes to try out and post. That is really cool to hear! Of course! I hope you’re doing well with yoga (: read more..

Monday 27 February 2012

I wanted to ask if there were an certain yoga poses that don't involve bending the knee's all the way, but still make your knee a bit flexible. The thing is when I was born my knees were dislocated, so now I can't bend my knee fully. I was wondering if there was anything I could do to try to make my knee's more flexible and stronger?

I wanted to ask if there were an certain yoga poses that don't involve bending the knee's all the way, but still make your knee a bit flexible. The thing is when I was born my knees were dislocated, so now I can't bend my knee fully. I was wondering if there was anything I could do to try to make my knee's more flexible and stronger?

That’s a tough one. There are a few poses on the link below with some poses that don’t have a bend in the knees. If you’re looking to gain a little flexibility, you can do things like downward facing down or do some toe toughing, standing or sitting. You could put together a little routine of poses that don’t have bends in the knees that you can’t do. Just make sure it’s safe for you to do and really listen to your body. If it’s saying no, don’t go any further.Yoga for Knees - Keep your knees strong and flexible read more..

Class Prices-Yoga Books

Hello! wow, your blog is so inspirational and beautiful!!! I really want to start doing yoga again (quit due to the class prices). I was thinking about perhaps buying some yoga books or using you tube videos. Does it sound okay? by the way, you look so similar to Tara Stiles!!! haha :D

“p.s. I also have IBS too :(“^Putting your second message in with this one! Hello! Thank you very much for both the blog compliment and Tara comment. I never get tired of hearing I look like her, haha. (:Yes, of course that sounds great! Since you’re more experienced and have taken classes before, you definitely should have no problem doing it on your own. Maybe some Yoga dvd’s would work too so you don’t always have to go off of youtube and can do longer videos.Awe. It’s sort of nice knowing people, followers especially, can relate, but terrible because it sucks to live with. At least we are living healthy lives and don’t have to deal with how bad the problems get when we don’t eat well. It sort of helps keep us on track with our health! read more..

Yoga And Pilates-Videos On Demand-Youtube

should i do yoga and pilates on demand? or should i try it individually?

I’m not sure if they have it on demand anymore because Exercise Tv shut down but if they still have other videos up, go for it! You can always do some videos on demand and do videos on youtube. Either way works (: read more..

Yoga Routines-Pose

Do you know any yoga routines or poses to slim/tone the inner thighs?

Here’s a few video routines:Pilates - leg slimmingYoga for butt, hips, and thighsYoga tone butt and thighsA few good leg poses I like: Table pose with one leg straight back lunges, hair pose -against wall or not, warrior poses, wide angle pose. Try this warrior flow. Wide angle pose with the arms wrapped around (if you’re flexible enough to do that) is a good workout. read more..

Sunday 26 February 2012

Back Pain

hey! I just had a question about back pain.. I tried yoga for the first time on Sunday and after class I had minor back pain and then the next day my back REALLY hurt. Is there something im doing wrong or is it just because I am a beginner? and do you reccomend me to stop? and last but not least I get tail bone pain too. thanks so much! :)

Hello! If it was a sore, over stretched kind of pain then you probably went further than your body was fully capable of. That’s happened to me before. If you have or have had back problems in the past, that could be the cause and you should take it more lightly and slow. You might be doing a few poses wrong, but I’ve never experienced back pain from doing a pose incorrectly. I looked it up and saw a few links that talked about back pain from forward bend, then I read Back pain after Yoga on Livestrong and it says the same thing there. So, that might be your problem. I suggest talking with the instructor about the pain and maybe asking them to watch you do the forward bend or any other poses that might cause that. Especially if they don’t walk around during the class helping people do the pose correctly. (: read more..


fitnessloveaffair:Yoga for the SplitsDo this video 1-2 times...

fitnessloveaffair:Yoga for the SplitsDo this video 1-2 times a day on each side to get prepped for the splits. It helps to have a block. read more..

Good Morning World

livelovemanja:Good Morning World :) P.S. to purchase a...

livelovemanja:Good Morning World :) P.S. to purchase a YogaSanaRug click here. Manja +I want one of those rugs. Also, love yoga photography. read more..

Friday 24 February 2012


I'm eager to start yoga, but i'm kind of afraid to take a class and look like a fool (clumsiness). Would it be ok to start practicing on my own before attending a class? or should I face the possibility of humiliation and grin and bear it?

I understand that. The good thing about taking a class is the teacher will correct you if you are taking more of a beginners class or a class where there aren’t more intermediate and advanced yogi’s. If you’d like to start practicing at home first, you may. Though, I think you might benefit more from starting to take classes now as well as doing it at home.There will be no humiliation unless you do not let go of your ego when you go. You shouldn’t feel like you have to do as well as the person next to you, who might be able to do a certain pose easily while you struggle. Pay attention to your body only, especially how it feels. You don’t want to push yourself too far because you can either hurt yourself or fall. If you push too hard through a pose, you might never learn it because you are not being patient with yourself. That’s part of what yoga is about… patience. You also might be surprised what your body is already capable when you really put yourself to it. Also, the more mindful and patient you are, the less clumsy you’ll be. read more..