To figure out what, when, and how to eat in relationship to one's yoga practice, and more broadly to one's exercise one first has to decide what one wants as an outcome. In this, as in pretty much everything I talk about, context matters. I would say there are three main areas of concern one may have: athletic gain (broadly speaking.... this can mean gains in strength, speed, muscle mass, agility...
For the past two years, I have challenged my friends and clients to exercise every day during the month of December. Everyone has really enjoyed the challenge, so I decided to create a challenge for each month during 2015.
15 tips to get in shape
Are you starting this New Year with a new resolution to get in shape? Here are 15 things that you need to get right.
The best way to get in shape is to start weight resistance training. Although most think cardiovascular will do the trick, weight resistance actually gets rid of the fat or helps muscle gain (depends on the shape you want) and gets you in shape as well.
20 tips for healthy diet and nutrition programs
Nutrition and healthy food is important to anyone who plans for a fit body and a healthy life. Although most interested in weight loss, weight gain or staying fit in general, focus on only the workout, it is also important to watch out for what you eat. Burning calories is all very well, but controlling the intake of calories and other unhealthy products is also essential to stay fit and healthy. So here are 20 tips for a healthy diet and nutrition program.
Change your lifestyle
Bodybuilding & gaining muscle
If you plan to get buff in this New Year, bodybuilding and gaining muscles will be the best option for you to follow. You can hire a personal trainer to help you get into a training program for bodybuilding and gaining muscle, but make sure that you are choosing a trainer who knows what they are doing. Training for bodybuilding and gaining muscle and training for losing weight requires different workout regimes. Your personal trainer needs to be aware of this.
10 Tips to Eat Healthy During Holidays
It’s that time of the year again, when you have to pay extra attention to what you eat. Meet ups, family gatherings, parties and one celebration after another. It is the season of food. So we have the perfect tips for you to stay healthy and eat healthy during this holiday season.
Holiday season is not the time for grand aims. Focus on what is realistically possible during this time of the year. Instead of trying to lose weight, try to maintain your current weight.
10 Tips for Losing Weight
Most people understand a weight loss program to mean starving yourself and doing cardiovascular training. But have you noticed that most of your friends who spend hours on cardiovascular for months, rarely manage to lose any weights. This is because they do not understand that a combination of resistance weight training and a powerful diet is 20 times more effective than a cardiovascular training. Here are ten tips covering all aspects of a good weight loss program which will involve,
Understanding proper nutrition
I didn't make a resolution this year. Not yet anyway. It's not that I don't want to have any goals to TRY to stick to, but I just don't know what those goals should be. Every year I watch as friends make these broad crazy resolutions (usually regarding a fad diet or cutting out something that really doesn't need to be cut out) and a few weeks later all is forgotten.OOOHHH How about this idea? A facebook feature that every week does that Timehop thing back to January 1st, just to remind everyone what they said they'd do???
One of the common themes of yoga is balance (physical, mental, spiritual). One of the common themes of my teaching when I am thinking about our connection downward to the earth, and the way we lift upward with control is the strong triangle. Shavasana is one of the major postures chosen for rest because it requires little muscular tension to maintain. Cat position may be hard if one's knees are compromised, but try lifting one limb and you can feel how you begin to tighten to hold the position. Lift two and this is more difficult.