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..