How to do Pranayam: Yoga Breathing Exercises You Must Include in Your Routine

How to do Pranayam: Yoga Breathing Exercises You Must Include in Your Routine

Those who follow yoga may have heard of the practice of pranayam. The word is derived from ‘Prana‘ which stands for ‘life force’ and ‘Ayama‘ which means ‘to lengthen or to work on it’. Prana, in yogic terms, means the force within the body that is vital for the functioning of the body as well as its vitality. Yogic texts describe Prana as a potent force that runs through various chakras and nadis in the body to keep the body healthy, energized and invigorated. Breathingplays an extremely crucial role in the regulation and maintenance of Prana. It is believed that…

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Model Miranda Kerr reveals her beauty routine. It’s easier than you imagine

Model Miranda Kerr reveals her beauty routine. It’s easier than you imagine

Supermodel Miranda Kerr is known for her flawless skin. Ever wondered what her skin routine looks like? She dry brushes her skin every morning from the feet upwards to kick start her circulation and to remove the dead skin cells. “I dry-brush each morning. It’s a great way to get the circulation going and remove dead skin cells. I start with my feet and legs and work my way up in quick gentle strokes,” Kerr told MyDomain.com, reports femalefirst.co.uk. She added: “I like to apply the Noni Glow Body Oil prior to…

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What’s the Best Fitness Routine for you? Consider Your Personality

What’s the Best Fitness Routine for you? Consider Your Personality

Are you super social? Which motivates you more – internal or external validation? Maybe you’re laid-back? Or keen on getting the biggest bang for your buck? (In fitness, this often translates to burning the most calories.) As 2017 rolls in and resolutions are being hammered out, fitness and health usually take center stage. But what exactly is the best fitness routine for you? Many instructors and trainers will say – irritatingly perhaps – that “the best fitness routine is the one you will do consistently.” Okay, if you say so….

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Here’s why overweight people give up easily on their workout routine

Here’s why overweight people give up easily on their workout routine

A study finds as to why losing weight is not easy for obesepeople as it states physical inactivity results from the altered dopamine receptors – decreased motivation to move – rather than excess body weight. The study, conducted on mice, has been published in the journal of Cell Metabolism. “We know that physical activity is linked to overall good health, but not much is known about why people or animals with obesity are less active,” said study’s senior author Alexxai V. Kravitz from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive…

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The Fitness Machine That Shook Up My Pilates Routine for the Better

The Fitness Machine That Shook Up My Pilates Routine for the Better

Photo: Power Plate I’m taking an exercise class at Moving Strength, a boutique Pilates studio in New York City, and, well, I’m struggling. My body feels like it’s buzzing with electricity. My triceps are burning, my quads are shaking, and my heart rate is growing quicker. Don’t get me wrong—this isn’t my first time trying the core-strengthening workout; I’m actually a Pilates devotee. But most of the time, I know what I’m getting when I take a class. I expect the Hundred series and some Reformer-supported leg circles. Now, my…

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Kareena Kapoor’s Pre-Pregnancy Diet and Fitness Routine: More than Size Zero

Kareena Kapoor’s Pre-Pregnancy Diet and Fitness Routine: More than Size Zero

In Bollywood, the story of ‘fat to fit’ is an old one. From Arjun Kapoor to Sonakshi Sinha, from Sonam Kapoor to now Parineeti Chopra, many have dropped more than a dozen pounds and at least (if not more) three dress sizes. They’ve done the grunt work and the results are out there for everyone to see. But before all of these young stars were labelled ‘weight-loss miracles’, there was one young actress who set new standards for fitness and just for a while, was also the poster girl for…

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