Friday, January 14, 2011

Top fat loss secret

Top fat loss secret

The market is littered with lots of weight loss products and most of them are just the same ideas in a different package! But rarely do we get to see a product that provides information that makes sense and is supported by logic. One such product is introduced by Dr Suzanne Gudakunst.

Dr Suzanne Gudakunst has being doing research relative to the human colon and digestive system since 2002. She really emphasizes the importance of cleansing your body naturally and eating the right foods so that you do not get bloated, her fat loss program is a natural method of losing your unwanted fat by cleansing your body, along with eating a healthy diet.

She has brought to light how all the Healthy-food companies, dietary supplement companies and other weight loss programs and the doctors themselves in fact want you to remain fatter and become sicker because it increases their earnings.

The information provided by Doctor Suzanne about the parasites that live in our digestive track is shocking and hard to absorb, she goes in detail to explain these parasites and how they can cause us to become sicker and sicker and even shorten our life span.

She explains that how imperative it is that you get rid of parasites living in you and how you can start towards a healthy living and quick. This is a 48 pages long ebook.

On the first few pages Dr. Suzanne explains some tips on how to choose a good weight loss program She makes some valid an logical points. It's clear that the book is out to give the reader an education in weight loss as a whole (rather than just the secret site may lead you to believe) which is a good thing for beginners, who have limited scientific knowledge on weight loss.

The book goes on to give yet more tips about losing weight, more specifically - losing weight fast. The tips are all good, valid points that will produce good results but the most useful section is the 'Metabolic Type Plan'  this explains the information that most people don’t know about, it tells you how to work out and what type of foods your body will digest easily, so you can put your metabolism in a higher gear.

She explains that the body builds up fat around the vital organs in to stop more toxins building up; it is a natural protection mechanism. If you have fat around the midsection, buttocks and/or thighs, this is a sign the liver is not working at its best and you have toxins. The theory is, when using the detox diet in the book, the toxins are flushed out along with the stubborn fat.

She also suggests natural remedies and supplements which help you cleanse your digestive track and loose weight fast. Overall this book is a good choice for all people who want to lose weight, whether they are beginners or the people who are fed up with trying every new weight loss program on the market.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Can Women Get Bulky From Lifting Weights? SLim Chance

Can Women Get Bulky From Lifting Weights? SLim Chance

 This article will help shed some light on why it is so important that every woman be involved and adhering to a strength training program.
You actually might be involved in a strength-training program right now. Even if you are, I want you to really pay attention to what we're going to cover for the rest of the article.  I'm sure it is going to have you thinking differently about why you should be lifting weights from now on.
We're going to talk about why developing a strength training program will ultimately help you lose weight, add some muscle tone, look better and feel better about yourself. We will go over some "myths" about strength training and the real facts behind them. So, whether you're new to strength training or you've been doing it for years, pay close attention.
Let's first clear up some of the misconceptions about strength training and the truth behind these myths. This first myth is the "biggie" and it has prevented many women from strength training. It sounds a little something like this; "I don't want to lift weights because I don't want to get bulky."
 Let's explore that myth a little. When you think of weight lifters, you probably think of body builder's, right? You think of the men and women on ESPN parading around in little swimsuits with big bulky muscles popping out all over the place.
There are three reasons for this: These people are an extremely minute percentage of the population.That is their livelihood and they spend 4 to 5 hours a day in the gym. Most of them are using performance-enhancing drugs (steroids, etc.) to look like that.
So if you can get that image of the "bodybuilder" out of your head and think in terms of the average everyday person, you will see why the myth about getting bulky is just that, a myth!
 What we're going to talk about next is simple. When you lift weights your body builds muscle. The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn (even at rest).   The more calories you burn the less you weigh. Let me give you an example of this that might make it a little easier to understand.
Let's say two women are sitting on the couch watching some T.V. Woman #1 strength-trains 3 times a week, but woman #2 does not. After an hour of watching T.V goes by, who will have burned more calories? The common answer to that would be that they both burned the same (almost nothing), since they were just sitting and not moving.
But the actual answer would be that woman #1 burned more calories, and I'll tell you why for one simple reason. THE MORE MUSCLE YOU HAVE THE MORE CALORIES YOU BURN!! Now you might say to yourself, "But if I lift weights, my muscles will get bigger, I will appear big and bulky, and wind up weighing more." This is also a myth.
That myth being one of the most popular in the world of exercise, which is, "muscle weighs more than fat."
That's like the old joke, "What weighs more--10 lbs. of steel or 10 lbs. of feathers?" Hopefully by now you know that the answer to that question is that they both really weigh the same.  10 lbs. is 10 lbs. no matter what it is made of. Let's examine this point in a little more detail.
Muscle is much more compact than fat. It actually takes up less space than fat does because of its density. That makes sense, right? Fat, on the other hand, is very soft and jelly-like and occupies more space than muscle does.
Let me give you another example to clarify this a little more.
If you were to take 10 lbs. of fat and 10 lbs. of muscle and roll each of them into a ball, the 10 lbs. of fat might be the size of a bowling ball. In comparison, the 10 lbs. of muscle would be about the size of a baseball. Now let's use this as a real life example using woman #1 and woman #2 in an example again. Let's say for arguments sake, both women are 5' 5" tall and both weigh 140 lbs. Woman #2 does not lift weights or do any kind of strength training. Her dress size is a size 12. Woman #1on the other hand, lifts weights and follows a strength-training program each week.  Her dress size is a size 8. If these women were standing side by side people would definitely think that woman #1 weighed less than woman #2. But in reality they both weigh exactly the same.
How can that be?
Think of what I said before, muscle takes up less space than fat. Of those 140 pounds that each woman weighs, what's the percentage of fat and muscle on each woman? I would venture to guess that woman #1 has a very low body fat percentage and woman #2 has a much higher body fat percentage. How did woman #1 get such a low percentage of body fat?  Two words--STRENGTH TRAINING (in addition to cardio exercise and eating healthy, but this article is just touting the immense benefits of strength training).
That brings up another good point I'd like to make. The weighing scale is the worst indicator of losing FAT. It will tell you that you've lost weight, it's great at that. But what if you lose 10 pounds of fat and replace it with 10 pounds of muscle?  Will you have lost weight? According to the scale, NO! Will you have lost FAT? Absolutely, and I guarantee that your clothes will be a lot looser on you and you will look a lot better. If you can do one thing with your scale I would recommend throwing it in the garbage, or at least getting rid of it.
Well all right, you say, "I'll lift weights, but I'm only lifting light weights and doing lots of repetitions."
This is another mistake a lot of you are making. This is not the 'wrong' way to lift, but it is certainly not the only way to go about strength training if your goal is weight loss. There is and should be a place in your fitness program for higher repetitions, but it shouldn't be the only thing you do with weights.
Women do not have enough of the male hormone, testosterone, to get big muscles. You probably couldn't even get big and bulky if you tried to. So, is it all right for you to lift heavy weights with fewer repetitions? ABSOLUTELY!!
Let's take a moment now to recap some of the main ideas to take away from this article:
*Lifting weights will not make you bulky (it will make you leaner and more toned). *Muscle is more compact and denser than fat and actually takes up less space than fat. *The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn (even at rest!). *Every good strength training program should include light weights with more repetitions and heavier weights with fewer repetitions.

Exercise Game Planning for Dieters

Exercise Game Planning for Dieters

When I was in college, I wasn't very fat or heavy at all. I used to jog three miles a day religiously, until the day I got a job, and then I just didn't seem to have the time for it anymore. With a little patience and a lot of junk food, I grew to be over 60 pounds heavier than my former self. Then, out of the blue sky, I decided to take up jogging again. I bought a pair of cheap running shoes and headed for the local high school track. There was quite a variety of people walking, running, and playing soccer. I saw a few high school-aged people and even some women and men over 60 or 70 years old. I thought, "This is great, I can look forward to 40 more years of jogging."
I remembered that I had liked to stretch before the three-mile-joy-ride, so I stretched out my thighs, calves, and any other leg muscles I could think of. I was set to go, and I couldn't wait to get the "runner's high" that I used to experience daily.
The first ten steps were a little bit uncomfortable, and of course they would be. I hadn't attempted to jog in seven years (and 60 pounds). "But I only need to run twelve laps," I thought to myself. That would be three miles.
I started out strong, but within the first half lap, I had slowed considerably and I was having trouble breathing. This isn't how I remembered it. What was going on? I feared I might collapse right here on the track, and then the grandma runners would pass me up one by one and laugh. I couldn't let that happen.
Since I could barely run, or breathe, I decided to start limping. It didn't matter which leg I chose as long as it remained consistent. I slowly limped onto the grass in the center of the track and pretended to be assessing the damage to my leg. I was actually sucking wind quite violently.
A few people stopped to ask if I was all right. All I could think to say was, "Damn, it's the same muscle I pulled six months ago." I'm glad they didn't ask me which muscle. I then massaged my leg all over but concentrated most of my efforts on my left ankle. Within five minutes I was up and limping again, this time straight towards my car.
Even though I seemed to pull off the fake limping act, I still felt miserable. I hadn't even run one lousy lap. I got in my car and raced away. I couldn't go straight home until I had collected all of my painful thoughts and sorted them out. Instead, I headed to the one place that I felt most welcome...7-Eleven. I don't remember what I feasted on that day, but I didn't imagine that the clerk was laughing at me as I had imagined the other runners back at the track had been. In fact, no one really laughed at me that day, but they might have if I hadn't been such a great actor. And knowing that they could have laughed at me, I ate like a king and queen combined, and I cleansed myself of the imagined laughter. I wanted a hug that day, but maybe what I really needed was therapy.
The story illustrates that you need to exercise at your current level of ability. If it has been five years since you've exercised, you cannot expect yourself to pick right up where you left off. Experiment a little and see what your body can actually do right now.
Another gem I will peddle to you is the idea of starting small and building up to bigger routines as you become ready. If you decide that walking will be your favorite means of exercising, don't try for ten miles on your first day. You can easily start by just walking around the block each day for a week. Next you can try expanding your walk to involve a few more blocks. The following week you'll add even more blocks, and in six months or so, you just might be walking three or four miles. Make sure that you build up gradually, rather than biting off more than you can chew. It's much better to have a continuous string of successes than a setback every four weeks.
After you lose ten to fifteen pounds, you will feel able to exercise longer. The more you lose, the more you can do. That seems a bit backwards to me. The people who most need to exercise are the same people who can do the least amount of it. It's a cruel world. Don't think--just get started right now.
When you are ready to begin exercising, remember that you will be doing this each day. It is important not to get bored. If you keep your exercise bicycle in the garage, make sure you also have a television or radio in the garage. Watching television or listening to the radio passes the time a little faster; before you know it, your 30 minutes are up.
One friend of mine is a big advocate of varying your routine often. If you've been walking on flat land as your exercise, perhaps the next thing to do is to try adding some hills to your walk. Then perhaps you could bike on certain days and swim on others. I agree that this would be a better overall workout than exercising the same way each day. However, I'm lazier than he, and we both know it. He has weighed 100 pounds less than me for a stretch of nearly ten years, so he must be doing at least a few things right.  Whatever your exercise plan will be, make sure you keep at it. Make a schedule and stick to it. Let it be a regular part of your day, like brushing your teeth or feeding your dog or cat. It's easy to say you will just take one day off, but sometimes that day can turn into days or weeks.
Plan ahead for the winter or off-season. You may not be able to jog for long stretches at a time during the winter, depending upon your local climate. Buy that exercise bike, or take up an indoor exercise such as aerobics.
It is also wise to be mindful of the time of day you prefer to exercise. I knew a lot of people at my office that liked to get up early in the morning and exercise. I always had a hard time getting up early, since I had been used to staying up so late (when I was twenty-something). But many things would keep me from exercising after work. I was often too tired or mentally drained after work. I also belonged to some clubs that met in the evenings, and I still needed some time to see my friends. Yes, life was busy, but I'm sure it's been busy for you as well. Given my situation, I eventually realized that I could exercise more consistently if I woke up one hour earlier and exercised in the morning. Was that easy for me? No. It took me three or four months to adjust to my new schedule. But once I found myself bouncing out of bed very early in the morning, I knew I would continue to do so. 
The best news about exercise is that it gives your metabolism a jolt to help you burn more calories even after you've finished exercising. That's truly a deal you can't pass up. So stop whatever it is that you are doing and go exercise right now. Yes, I mean it! Hurry! Right now!  The Truth About Abs

Get Started Exercising Now, But Take It Easy!

But therein lies the rub. How do you get started? How often do you exercise? Most importantly, if you've been very sedate or at least somewhat off your feet for awhile, what's the safest way to begin an effective, weight-loss centered exercise program?
Beginning a Righteous Program--Realistically
First of all, follow the old saw about consulting with your doctor. Don't start thinking you can just begin running around the block. That's why the medical profession exists, to advise and keep you safe. You doctor will recommend specific types of exercise tailored to fit your own individual lifestyle, personal health needs and concerns. But you don't need to make it entirely clinical when you begin an exercise program.
Most importantly, you need to pick something you're going to stick with. What do you like in the way of sports? If you're people-oriented, you should look into joining a team sports program of some kind in your area, one created for adult participation. You can look for a local softball league, take a beginning aerobics class at a fitness center, or play regular games of basketball at a gym with your buddies. And then there's golf, the perennial favorite of people who want to perform fun and interesting mild exercise. All you have to do is motivate yourself and perhaps some friends to get started. Or if you're a loner, you can take up an individualized sport such as bicycle touring, which can also be done in small groups, or laps swimming at your community pool.
But be realistic, and work with your doctor. You want to aim for something fun that you'll keep committing to doing regularly. If it's something you hate, perhaps such as running on a track, climbing stairs or using what seems to you to be boring exercise equipment, forget it! Don't spend all your money on something you can't keep doing because you feel guilty, or think you have to punish yourself into exercising. Be sure you like what you're going to do before you get started. Simply walking around the block is a very inexpensive and potentially fun way to go from a sedentary state to a beginning new level of much better health and fitness. You must start with something easy and simple if you haven't been exercising for decades, and you should gradually increase your level of activity as you feel comfortable with it. Move by inches, not by miles.
Eventually, you can try exercising every single day, anywhere from twenty minutes to a full hour. But especially at first--and that may be for several months--don't push yourself too hard. Don't go all out, and get frustrated because you can't keep it up. You don't have to be a college athlete, and you can seriously hurt your heart by pushing too hard or overdoing it. Remember, you're doing this for fun, for health reasons and to feel good about yourself. Don't try to become an "athlete" unless you think that will be something you'll want to commit to on a much more rigorous schedule. Later!
Easy Exercise Comes--Naturally
Americans tend to think of exercise as more their duty than as a part of their culture, or "way of life." But it's a true lifestyle preference. Throughout the world, many forms of regular exercise are taking hold of whole general populations. Take walking, for example. In Europe, people are flocking to their local well-developed public hiking trails, and there's quite a few of those spread across the USA as well. Walking of a moderate type is called Volkssport in Europe, and it's really been around for many centuries.
Easy-going exercise such as walking continues to stave off heart disease, osteoporosis, high cholesterol and many types of cancer, as well as taking care of most of your belly flab. It doesn't sound like much, but it will really tighten your whole body up. Your legs will especially benefit, and your buns will automatically grow firmer as you stroll. Not to mention that the worst investment you need to make is a pair of comfy, sturdy sensible shoes, preferably made of leather or canvas with rubber soles. You may think that yoga is some uncomfortable form of Eastern self-punishment and mysticism, but it's not. Yoga is great for toning your body, as it's extremely gentle when done correctly. It combines traditional breathing and relaxation techniques with simple stretching. It's good to use yoga during a weight-loss program when you're sedentary, as it's very easy on your body, you don't have to repeat the same exercises every day, and it requires a minimal time commitment. Yoga can be used in conjunction with a more rigorous exercise program to help maintain your overall state of fitness. "Yoga doesn't take over your life, it enhances it," says Alice Cristensen, founder and executive director of the American Yoga Association.
Continuing Your Program--Goals and Motivation
Okay, so you've gotten started, but what does all this have to do with watching your weight? To keep on schedule with this as your original goal, you also have to keep that commitment to lose enough poundage to be a healthy, happy and physically fit person.
First of all, you have to figure out exactly what you're expecting to accomplish. Are you looking for optimal health, or do you really want to fit into slinky clothes better? Either way, you're going to have to set goals and try to attain them as you go. It helps to clearly keep in mind what you're aiming for, and it helps to visualize yourself at your ideal weight several times a day. This image impresses itself upon your subconscious and inwardly motivates you to continue your program with a bulldog's sheer tenacity and motivation. You want that; whatever happens, you don't want to stress out and quit. Try looking at old photographs of yourself at your ideal weight and picturing realistically what you'll look like when you're back there again. Don't expect the Fountain of Youth, but you'd be shocked how close you can get to your mental picture, and how good you're going to feel as you move your body, eat less liberally and become fit and not fat.
You must also remember to keep it simple when you're losing weight. In most cases, burning more calories than you ingest is the biggest concern. You have to expend approximately 3,500 calories to lose one pound of adipose fat tissue. Water weight doesn't count, and that's what a lot of people lose at first. Also, the important thing about exercise is that you can eat almost normally and still lose the weight at a healthy and reasonable pace. If you don't exercise and try to lose weight, you'll be tempted to embark on a starvation diet. This has been shown to make you lose lean muscle mass instead of fat in most cases, and although you'll drop some pounds, they may be the wrongest ones. Chances are that if you're unfit while you're losing weight, you'll get physically tired, sleep less, become overly emotional, and stress out and become extremely irritable. It simply isn't healthy to do it that way, so you need at least a moderate exercise program.
Try keeping a journal of your progress every day, and consult with it when you want to know how far along you've come. You can also use it to gauge how you're doing, and whether or not you're losing weight at a reasonable pace. Congratulate yourself every time you ate the right thing, kept to your walking schedule, or didn't give in to temptation that day by making a brief note about it. Read the journal to inspire you about what you're doing whenever you feel the urge to let go.
Don't forget to share any successes or failures with your friends and family. Tell them all about how proud you are of the new lifestyle choices you're making, and share in their enthusiasm. They want you to be healthy and go on living, and so do you. But some of them may worry that you're starving yourself or are in a state of denial. Reassure them, and proceed carefully with your healthy diet and exercise plans, while always knowing that it's exactly what you need to do to look better, feel stronger and live longer.
Easy Dieting Tips to Live By--Starting Now
* Never eat after 7 pm. Studies prove that your body's metabolism begins to shut down in the early evening. It needed fuel to function earlier, but at night you're getting yourself ready to fall asleep. Eat the bulk of your daily food intake around noon--that's when you're burning the most calories. But if you work nights, do it the other way around, of course. It's not the time of day that's important; it's the fact that your body is well-adjusted to a cycle where it doesn't burn many calories before and during bedtime.
* Limit your intake of saturated fats, sugars and any other substances in food proven to add empty calories to your daily diet. Don't drink any pop or sodas at all as they're very bad for you generally, being full of chemicals. Diet sodas tempt you into drinking the sugary ones, and all soda pop robs water from your system and makes you thirstier. That can lead to eating more food.
* Eat lots of vegetables and fruits. You might want to go easy on some of the higher-calorie fruits such as starchy bananas, and don't eat lots of high-fat avocados. But in general veggies are a dieter's best friend. You might want to always eat your veggies with some meat protein to curb any histamines that might ravage your system and make it harder for you to breathe. Also, eating plenty of veggies kills the hunger signals from your brain, due to their sheer bulk and fiber. And the nutrients in fruits and veggies will increase your physical strength. Eat your spinach!
* Also eat lots of whole grains, which provide antioxidants that fight cancer and help you feel satisfied in a manner similar to that of eating veggies. But whole grains are even more filling, and help you digest your food. You want to eat plenty of fibrous foods, plus drinking lots of water, to flush toxins left over in your body from the dieting completely out of your system.
* Take a healthy multivitamin. Don't go overboard and try to take everything, because some of the substances we need interact non-positively and can cause chemical imbalances. Consult with your doctor and see what's recommended nowadays. One good wholistic multivitamin and mineral supplement--not a megadose of potentially harmful chemicals--can improve your skin, hair, overall appearance in general, and also your chances of managing on a little bit less food.
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Hair Loss Black Book

The success of

Hair Loss Black Book

is only the beginning. Everyday more people are turning to the book for a solution. If you are looking for a reason behind this phenomenon, this is it.

Hair loss sufferers are finally given a valid, logical, and effective alternative to expensive hair treatments or risky pills. In a sense, they are liberated to cure themselves instead of relying on the hair loss industry.

While the principle itself is not a “secret”, the book revolves around the universally accepted root cause of most hair loss, the DHT hormone. The book begins by giving a complete biology lesson on DHT, how it should work and why it has gone wrong. Using a careful combination of fitness, nutrition, and hair follicle care, you learn to restore a synergetic state of health in your body which, in turn, stops hair loss and re-grows hair.

Of course, being new and not pushed by a celebrity expert may cause some hesitation. But, this is a real opportunity for a cure. If you examine the program, you will find it is comprised of many methods endorsed by experts and fellow hair loss sufferers.

The difference is others only promote one technique. It is not that simple. Hair loss is caused by complex internal malfunctions. It makes sense only treating one factor is not a solution. A fantastic feature of this book is it combines the many proven techniques in a complimentary manner. This unique combination elevates the book to a new level of success over rival products.

Who Is The Program Designed For?

The Hair Loss Black Book can greatly benefit several different groups. Essentially, there are two types of hair loss sufferers. There are those which would rather rely on a prescription or a tonic to cure their hair loss, and then assume it the task is impossible when those easy solutions do not work. On the other hand, there are those who understand the principle of improving “total health” to improve their hair.

This program is ideally suited for the later group. As the book explains, there really is no quick fix for hair loss. If you have the patience to stick to the program, you will get results. There is a chapter of the book which helps you establish expectations. You will learn the brutal truth of how some hair follicles which died a long time ago cannot be revived. However, you will learn how to save the remaining hair and may see results in as little as 6 months but no longer than 2 years.

Surprisingly, the program also benefits some with no signs of hair loss. In your DHT biology lesson, you will learn that one factor for hair loss is an allergic reaction to DHT. Some people do not get this reaction and do not lose their hair, but they have other symptoms of “DHT Overload” such as acne, obesity, and infertility. This is not just a “hair loss” program but an “Anti-DHT” program, anyone with these problems will be cured.

What Are The Drawbacks?

First, it is extremely detailed. It is almost a collegiate course in biology. In fact, you may be overwhelmed by all of the information you learn. You may have to reread it a few times before you can really master the techniques.

Secondly, like most self-help books it lays out a very good structure and gives you excellent tips to maintain your results. However, in the end it is up to you to follow through. One of the bonuses includes free updates for life, but there will be no one overseeing your progress and making sure you stick to the program.

Although it specializes in fighting DHT to combat hair loss, the program’s careful balance of detoxification, fitness, and nutrition can help anyone stay healthy for life. However, this requires patience. If you need immediate results or you give up, this is not your path to success.

Third, you may feel $47 is a lot for a downloadable pdf file. However, the price includes the book and its four bonuses with no other purchases required. The only “hidden” costs are those involved with the life changes the program recommends such as healthier foods and a new fitness routine.

These “extras” are really replacements for costs which contributed to the problem. For example, the book will teach you how alcohol damages your liver’s ability to produce anti-DHT enzymes. Not spending money on alcohol provides for healthier nutrition. You may also be surprised to learn how some misspend on supposedly “healthy” remedies that are actually thwarting your progress.

The Breakdown

All in all, this program is as good as it gets. It delivers on its promises. If a 5 star program had no drawbacks, then this is at least 4.5 stars.

When you buy the

Hair Loss Black Book

, you are paying for the research. There is a sea of information out there about hair loss and a novice could easily drown looking for a cure. This book makes sense from the thousands of opinions, myths, facts, statistics, and other research out there. It is an organized, easily understood, multi-faceted program to restore normal hormone levels, cure hair loss, and actually re-grow hair.

You will also have free access to the program’s four bonuses. One bonus will reveal surprising facts about the OTC hair loss industry. Another bonus will teach you some style basics to help you feel more comfortable about your looks while you work toward your cure. A third bonus is especially for women suffering from PCOS, a cause for female DHT problems. The last bonus may be the most valuable because you will receive free email updates about hair loss discoveries for the rest of your life.

If you are tired of throwing away money on remedies that do not stop hair loss, this is the program for you. If you are finally ready to commit to total change, this is your opportunity for a cure. Check it out for yourself at Hair Loss Black Book and see how it will work for you.

Friday, November 26, 2010

An Introduction To Bikram Yoga

  Most people have a passing knowledge with what Yoga is, or think they know about what it sets out to achieve.  But until you have tried Yoga it is impossible to know whether you have the type of personality that can truly excel under its influence.  Yoga, quite simply can be a life changing experience and the discipline and mental strength that result from it can completely change your perspective and world view.

  One method of Yoga which is currently very popular is known as Bikram Yoga.  Bikram Yoga, often referred to as 'hot yoga' follows the Bikram Yoga Method.  As with all Yoga it has multiple goals - to build your inner strength as well as your outer physical strength.  A vital component of Bikram Yoga is the flexibility and balance required to perform the exercises and it is believed that this comes from mental strength as much as physical practice.  The roots of Bikram are in Hatha Yoga, which is a healing form of Yoga that strengthens both body and mind.

  The founder of Bikram Yoga was Bikram Choudhury, a yoga practitioner and innovator.  After a weightlifting accident Bikram Choudhury was determined to recover and set about investigating the healing ability of practicing certain types of exercise.  The result was Bikram Yoga, which so many people found to be an effective method of healing that its tenants were recorded and passed on as a new form of Yoga.  Those who practice Bikram Yoga purely for its healing benefits are plentiful, but there is also a strong holistic component, which is a key reason behind using Bikram Yoga for many of those who are regular users.

  They key to success with Bikram Yoga is to develop the mental strength required to discipline yourself in its use.  If you can master this side of the Yoga then the physical benefits will be forthcoming.  They have been proven by scientists including a group from the Tokyo University Hospital.  The medical benefits are beyond question and have been shown to improve chronic ailments as well as greatly assist in the treatment and recovery of tissue injuries.

At the 1972 International Medical Conference the findings were presented and it was concluded that Bikram Yoga had the ability to assist in the recovery of internal tissue.  The explanation given was that the positions practiced by Bikram Yoga replenish cells and assist in the lymphatic system flushing toxins from the body.  In addition to the toxin drain the cells are assisted by higher oxygen flows during and after exercise.

  Bikram showed that to get the best benefits from the exercise a healthy and well balanced body was important.  Where the body is weak Bikram Yoga will have less affect in the healing process, which relies on correct balance and circulation. 

  Bikram demonstrated 26 exercises and recommended a regime, which was to be practiced every single day in order to best treat the body.  Each posture exercise was developed based on a background of both Eastern and Western Yoga disciplines.  They all focus on the movement and pressure on muscles, nerves, ligaments glands and organs.  The exercises are meant to be performed together and in sequence, because they are all inter-related to each other.

  Bikram Yoga is low impact and can be performed by people of all different ages.  The important component is the discipline required to perform the posture exercises every day for maximum benefit.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Do You Have a Happy Sex Life? Signs That You May

Do You Have a Happy Sex Life?  Signs That You May

Many couples are often curious about their sex life and how it compares to the sex life of others. In all honesty, you are able to determine, on your own, if your sex life is good, happy, and healthy.  With that said, there are some common signs that you may want to look for.  These signs, a few of which are outlined below, often signal a happy and healthy sex life.  Are you receiving the ultimate level of satisfaction?

Sign #1 – You Have a Healthy Relationship

Couples who have a healthy relationship use communication with each other and often.  They are able to let their partners know when something is bothering them. Each partner understands that their relationship involves two fully committed individuals.  Couples with happy and healthy sex lives often do not have unrealistic expectations or make excess demands on their partners.

Sign #2 – Experimentation in the Bedroom

Experimenting in the bedroom is another sign that you may have a happy and healthy sex life.  Of course, this does not mean that you and your partner have to become the next big adult movie stars, but experimentation can improve your sex life significantly.  It is also important to remember that experimentation comes in a number of different formats.  It can be something as simple as having sex at a different time of the day, in a different part of the house, or extended foreplay sessions. Fantasies and fetishes are fun and okay, but only if both parties agree to them.  Be sure to consult with your partner before going “overboard.”

Sign #3 – Sex is Given Freely

In many relationships, especially long-term relationships, sex can be seen as a chore.  This isn’t how it should be.  Sex should be something that you and your partner want, not a responsibility that needs to be fulfilled.  If you and your partner are open to both spontaneously engaging in the act, you may have a happy and healthy sex life.  When you have sex because you want to, as opposed to because it is your “job,” maximum benefit and pleasure is achieved.

Sign #4 – Sex Becomes a Regular Part of the Relationship

It is no secret that having an active sexual relationship can be difficult.  With raising families, working, and other common duties, sex can often take a back seat.  Another sign that you may have a happy and healthy sex life is if you don’t let your day to day responsibilities and duties get in the way of having sex.  Regardless of how busy you are, if you still find time to have sex with your partner, you have a healthy sex life.  Just be sure to remember that sex doesn’t have to be scheduled.  In fact, spontaneous sex can do wonders for a relationship.

Sign #5 – Sex is more than Just an Act

Contrary to what most people believe, sex is more than just having intercourse.  An important component of having a happy and healthy sex life is that of engaging in foreplay.  Foreplay can be something as simple as holding hands or giving a relaxing massage.  Love notes, kind gestures, and doing something that your partner may not expect on a daily basis are all easy ways to keep your partner interested in you, both emotionally and physically.  You have a healthy and happy sex life when the romance continues on long past intercourse has come to an end.

So, do you have a happy and healthy sex life?  If a number of the above mentions signs describes your relationship with your significant other, there is a good chance that you do. 

Even if you have a happy and healthy sex life now, it is important to remember that things may change.  Remember that as time passes, it may be easier to let sex impact your relationship negatively.  Be sure to always keep an open line of communication with your partner, especially where sex and their needs are concerned.  Check out Improve your lovemaking link below.

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