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chaturanga dandasana by Baqer in Yoga Islamabad:

Chaturanga Dandasana push-ups are some of my favorite winter warmer poses. I usually do them in sets of 10. Great for arm and core strength, a couple of sets will soon get your heart pumping and your blood warm. In his book,“Light on Yoga” BKS Iyengar advises that Chaturanga Dandasana “strengthens the arms and the wrists develop mobility and power. It also contracts and tones the abdominal organs.”

Start in plank pose. Check that your body is in a straight line like an incline plane.

Make the arms vertical to the floor; keep the legs strong and lock the knees by digging the toes into the floor; engage the abdominal muscles by drawing the pubis up towards the navel while lengthening the tailbone towards the heels.
Press firmly through the inner palms; broaden the collar bones; and shrug the shoulders down the back away from the neck.
To maintain the straight line of plank pose keep the legs straight and strong, and the abdominal muscles alert as you bend the elbows back by your waist to enter Chaturanga Dandasana.
Pull the elbows into the sides of the trunk and roll the tops of the shoulders back to prevent them from hunching into the neck.
Hold for a few seconds, then press strongly through the inner hands to straighten the arms and return to plank pose.
Repeat, moving in and out from plank to Chaturanga 5 to 10 times.
If you bottom out on the floor when you lower into the pose, use a bolster or some folded blankets under your thighs for support. The pose will still be work, but should be more doable. Once you get stronger you can remove the support.

Practice Tips
Problem: pose feels like it’s all arm work.
Solution: with practice, learn to evenly distribute the work between the arms, legs and abdomen.

Problem: thighs sagging down means the legs aren’t working.
Solution:  press the toes strongly into the floor to help engage the leg muscles.

Problem: buttocks sticking up means lower abdominal and buttock muscles are not engaged.
Solution: stretch the buttocks and tailbone back towards the inner heels; and pull the pubis up towards the navel.

Problem: chest lifting up means the upper abdominal muscles are not engaged.
Solution: keep abdominal wall fully engaged, from the lower front ribs to the top of the pubis.

courtesy: Iyengar Yoga

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Yoga and Bone Health

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For osteoporosis and osteopenia treatment or prevention (bone), you have to focus more on yoga. A study led by Dr. Loren Fishman, which were reported in the journal Topics of Geriatric Rehabilitation.

Get plenty of calcium, vitamin D, and—yoga to get healthy Bone

741 participants were recruited for the study, via the internet, and 227 of them stuck with a daily or every-other-day yoga routine, labeled by the study’s abstract as either “fully compliant” or “moderately compliant.”  89% of the remaining participants were women, with an average age of 68. Over 80% of participants had been diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia.

Researchers collected data on participants bone mineral density (BMD) at the start of the study and again ten years later.

Findings:  Bone mineral density improved for the 227 “fully compliant” and “moderately compliant” participants in their spines, hips, and femurs. Researchers wrote that “No yoga-related serious injuries were imaged or reported. Bone quality appeared qualitatively improved in yoga practitioners.”

Nitrates from beet root and processed meats are the same thing

Nitrates from beetroot and processed meats are the same thing

From an epidemiological perspective, nitrates are commonly thought to be adverse to health due to a long-standing restriction on how much nitrate can be in drinking water (50mg/L) or ground water (due to accumulating in vegetables) due to the risk of infantile methemoglobinemia (baby blue syndrome) which does appear to apply to vegetables.

More commonly, the association between processed meat products that are pink in color (which very commonly use sodium nitrate as a preservative) and cancer occurrence also paints nitrates in the same negative light.Conversely, vegetables are commonly stated to not be associated with cancer risk (which then raises concern about whether or not they are the same molecules).

Both consumption of vegetables (most commonly researched is Beet Root and consumption of the sodium nitrate preservative cause increases in serum nitrate and nitrite, and are considered bioequivalent. In some studies that assess nitrate’s bioactivity, liquid solutions of sodium nitrate are even used.

There are still differences between eating processed meat and vegetables in this regard (intake of sodium through the preservative sodium nitrate and higher intake of potassium via vegetables; less conversion of nitrate into nitrosamines with coingested antioxidants) but the molecule itself is the same.

The Myths of Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga is a beautiful, soft and feminine practice when the fundamentals of pranayama (breath control) are the primary focus of the practice.

There is very often a cloud of mystery and myth that surrounds the Ashtanga Vinyasa practice, instilling fears that will often keep people from ever trying this beautiful transformative tradition.

These myths are fostered by a combination of misunderstanding, fear and poor teaching

Here are some of the more common ones:

Myth #1:

Ashtanga Yoga is Power Yoga

I’ll leave this one to the Guru…

This is a letter from Sri.K. Pattabhi Jois (the guru of Ashtanga Yoga) to Yoga Journal, Nov. 1995.

“I was disappointed to find that so many novice students have taken Ashtanga yoga and have turned it into a circus for their own fame and profit (Power Yoga, Jan/Feb 1995). The title “Power Yoga” itself degrades the depth, purpose and method of the yoga system that I received from my guru, Sri. T. Krishnamacharya. Power is the property of God. It is not something to be collected for one’s ego. Partial yoga methods out of line with their internal purpose can build up the “six enemies” (desire, anger, greed, illusion, infatuation and envy) around the heart.

The full ashtanga system practiced with devotion leads to freedom within one’s heart. The Yoga Sutra II.28 confirms this “Yogaanganusthanat asuddiksaye jnanadiptih avivekakhyateh”, which means “practicing all the aspects of yoga destroys the impurities so that the light of knowledge and discrimination shines”. It is unfortunate that students who have not yet matured in their own practice have changed the method and have cut out the essence of an ancient lineage to accommodate their own limitations.

The Ashtanga yoga system should never be confused with “power yoga” or any whimsical creation which goes against the tradition of the many types of yoga shastras (scriptures). It would be a shame to lose the precious jewel of libiration in the mud of ignorant body building”

Myth #2:

You have to be strong/fit/young/flexible to practice Ashtanga Yoga

Once again Sri.K. Pattabhi Jois said it best:

“Anyone can practice. Young man can practice. Old man can practice. Very old man can practice. Man who is sick, he can practice. Man who doesn’t have strength can practice. Except lazy people; lazy people can’t practice ashtanga yoga.”

Sometimes the way Ashtanga Yoga is taught (in the form of group led classes) can put people off and lead them to believe that Ashtanga Yoga is not for them.

When taught well all students, regardless of limitations, can benefit from this practice.

Fundamentally this practice is a breathing practice. So, if you can breath you can practice! However, to make it a bit more difficult you are asked to continue this breathing practice whilst the body is folded into more challenging positions, but it is still a breathing practice.

How much of the primary series you can ‘do’ or how many series you ‘complete’ is of NO relevance at all. How ‘good’ you are at each pose or what you look like whilst you practice has no importance to the practice either. Simply put it is the journey that we are interested in, not the destination.

Myth #3:

Ashtanga Yoga is hard

Ok well I guess it isn’t easy… but nothing really worthwhile is ever easy!!

Ashtanga is a progressive series and new poses are offered to the student as the student becomes ready. For some students the sun salutations might seem almost impossible, for others it will be poses later in the primary series that provide the difficulty.

All students encounter postures that are challenging, such is the nature of the system.

The limitations we inevitably encounter in our body are actually a mirror of the personal limitations and mental blocks that stop us being experiencing real freedom and personal contentment. As we move past these physical blocks (through practice) the Self unravels and becomes separated from the ego (what we think we are and are not).

Each student’s practice is completely individualised, unlike the typical pre-packaged 90-minute yoga class, an Ashtanga yoga practice grows with you as you grow.

Myth #4:

The Ashtanga Yoga sequence is too ‘rigid’

One myth about Ashtanga Yoga is that the structure of the series – there are 6 families of poses that you can progress through – is in some way rigid or limiting to the practitioner.
Each student begins with the Primary Series and, saving injury or illness, works his way through the sequence, pose by pose. This serves the purpose of providing structure and discipline to the initially scattered mind. Instead of being distracted the mind becomes focused and trained to follow a path, whether it wants to or not!

If true freedom and liberation from the binding nature of mind is ever to occur this initial training is important as it creates space (akasha) between what the mind wants to do and be (the ego), and what the body wants to do (intuition). This practice of separation (and then later re-integration) is an important step in any yoga practice.

Eventually over time the mind releases its attachments to the poses themselves and begins to surrender to the process occurring in the practice. But before this can occur there is often resistance from the mind to being tied into a system, yet it is the system that will eventually provide real freedom by creating a mind that is clear and still.

Given the option many yogis would only practice the poses they enjoy. However, in Ashtanga Yoga you don’t have a choice to just practice the poses you like (which are usually the ones you can do), you have to do them all, including the ones you hate!

Having a set sequence of poses means the student cannot avoid encountering themselves (and all their problems), in the guise of difficult poses. In a sequence where you don’t skip poses you are forced to face your limitations (and learn to overcome them) rather than avoid them.

Easy poses do not bring you closer to practicing yoga, challenging poses do because they require you to delve deeply into your physical, mental and emotional resources in order to master. This creates Tapas (heat) that burns through the illusory Self-image to reveal your real nature.

Very often though it is just at this point of friction – when things start becoming difficult – that people give in and stop practicing Ashtanga Yoga, but this is just when the yoga starts to become interesting. This inner resistance shows the practice is working. The resistance or desire to quit is in fact an invitation to personal freedom and spiritual liberation, but the practitioner has to find the courage and dedication to move into it rather than away from it.

So, rather than limiting, the sequence is actually the gateway to liberation.

Myth #5:

Ashtanga injures people

First of all, you are always at risk for injury. Whether you’re a runner, biker, mountain climber, yogi, or just out walking your dog!!

The difference here is that if you were walking down the street and tripped over a curb, you would not blame the curb for your sprained ankle. Yet a yoga student gets hurt, and immediately blames the practice.

Ashtanga yoga does not injure people – but the way people practice Ashtanga yoga can.

The sequence is set up to give you the strength and flexibility for the next. The method requires you resolve one posture in your body before you get the next one. That way you approach new poses with a sufficient foundation of strength, balance or flexibility. This gentle progression is embodied in the Mysore Style teaching method.

During the first months practice, you will be bringing up and encountering all the imbalances in your body. So you may experience some pain or discomfort. The practice is designed to awaken deep sensations in the body, but not all pain is injury.

“What often happens to those who practice Ashtanga for the first time is that, after a month or so of regular practice, they begin to feel bodily pains they had never previously felt. Often, they believe they have hurt themselves through yoga and will either quit or practice less frequently … often the practitioner has simply begun to awaken hurts or weaknesses that have always been present, but not aware of.” (Larry Shultz, It’s Yoga)

courtesy : ashtangaworkshop

Moringa green juice

Green juice may sound like a weight loss trend and while some do testify it comes with weight loss powers, the essence of pure green juice is not designed to shed pounds alone. There are other benefits to gain besides a smaller jean size (which doesn’t equate to true health anyway).

We live in an acidic world. Processed food, cooked foods, and animal-based foods all leave an acidic ash in our bodies. It’s the one reason the raw food diet has become so popular: it promotes alkalinity, which means less inflammation for us so we’re feeling good and carrying loads of energy with us around the clock. An acid body leaves you tired, achy, depressed, and feeling like you need an extra pot of coffee to get you through the day. No fun, right?

THE BENEFITS OF ALKALINITY.

An alkaline body keeps you feeling flexible, energized, and balanced, with a striking sense of calm at the same time. While it’s normal to feel a little draggy and achy some days, it’s not normal on a day to day basis. Filling your body with fresh, live, raw green foods, is one of the best ways to promote an alkaline body. And while your diet can be too alkaline, generally, most people don’t have that problem. Even healthy raw foods like fruits and raw grains, nuts, and seeds have a bit of acid to them, so they naturally balance things out.

Green juice is beneficial for alkalizing your body and a little will go a long way. It cleanses the blood, liver, digestive tract, and kidneys. It also provides support for all major organs of the body.

Green juice also helps your body absorb nutrients from leafy greens and veggies easier than it does when you chew them. Your body has to break down food to obtain nutrients, but with green juice, all the nutrients are immediately absorbed into the bloodstream so you benefit right away. This is one reason some people say that green juice curbs cravings – because the body is getting the nutrients it craves right from the get go. Magnesium is one of the most important minerals when it comes to blood sugar, sugar cravings, general fatigue, and irregularity. Plant-based foods are PACKED with magnesium, so when you consume green juice, you’re getting in a large dose of magnesium right away, versus having to chew and process tons of food at one time to obtain it. Other minerals like calcium and potassium are also quickly absorbed through green juice rather than when chewed.

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Moringa smoothies
Moringa smoothies

How to Treat A Urinary Tract Infection UTI at home

Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection with Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda

UTI
How to heal UTI from kitchen goods

Most UTIs are caused by A urinary tract infection is almost exclusively caused by Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria that travel to the bladder through the urethra, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can occur in any part of the urinary tract.

It is more common in women than in men. Using natural remedies to treat a urinary tract infection at the first sign of symptoms can help prevent a more serious infection from developing.

Apple cider vinegar Urinary Tract Infection treatment

Apple cider vinegar contains important enzymes, rich minerals, and nutrients such as potassium that prevent the bacteria that cause UTIs from multiplying or growing. Acetic acid in apple cider vinegar has the ability to foster the growth of beneficial bacteria and to kill “bad” bacteria at the same time

Ingredients:

Organic apple cider vinegar

Filtered water

Directions:

Mix 2-3 tablespoons in a glass of water
Drink it twice or thrice a day. Add raw honey for a better taste.

Baking Soda UTI Treatment

Baking Soda creates an alkaline environment in the body, which bacteria do not like so it will not be able to spread.

Add one teaspoon of baking soda to one cup of water and drink it once a day. Be careful not too add too much baking soda.

It is important to remember to treat UTI as soon as you see the signs of it and that UTI that last longer than two days requires medical intervention.

Courtesy:

LivingTraditionally.com

Balance Hormones for Weight Loss

healthy life style is key to get fit ,

Male and Female body Key Hormones to Know

1-ESTROGEN
2-INSULIN
3-LEPTIN
4-CORTISOL
5-THYROID
6-GROWTH HORMONE
7-TESTOSTERONE

Fluctuations in certain hormone levels may contribute to stubborn belly fat, weight gain, sluggishness, stress, a lagging libido, sugar cravings, and health problems.

By Balancing hormones with right diet plan and supplements (Moringa Plus) You can shed excess pounds while transforming your energy levels and health.

Foods you can eat include lean protein (think chicken breasts, eggs, and wild-caught fish); vegetables and most fruit; chia seeds, flaxseeds, and most nuts; olive oil and some other unsaturated oils and fats, like canola oil; and whole grains like buckwheat, brown rice, and quinoa.

You’ll avoid or minimize caffeine, alcohol, fried foods, processed meat, peanuts, saturated fat, full-fat dairy, artificial sweeteners, and simple high-GI carbs like white bread.

You’ll eat often — every 3-4 hours — making healthy food choices at least 80% of the time. But you do get one to two “cheat meals” a week.

Level of Effort: Medium to High

First, you’ll quit caffeine, sugar, dairy, gluten, and most oils for 2 weeks.

Use pH strips to test your body’s pH balance; getting a series of blood, urine, or saliva tests to check hormone levels; and taking supplementsincluding multivitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and calciummagnesiumvitamin D3, (Moringa Plus).

Limitations: If you’re used to eating prepared meals and snacks, The Hormone Diet might be a big adjustment, since it focuses on whole foods that you cook yourself. If you love coffee or soda, you may find it hard to give up these beverages in favor of green tea and other drinks.

Exercise:  30 minutes of exercise 6 days a week in a mix of strength training, cardio, interval training, and yoga.

Vegetarians and vegans: The diet includes protein sources that would work for you.Gluten-free: You give up gluten intially. Avoid some processed carbs, like white flour and white rice, and to steer clear of any foods that they felt they had a bad reaction to after the detox phase.Reaching a healthy weight can improve many conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease.
The Final WordThe cocktail of supplements and the hormone theories are unfounded and not recommended. Keep in mind that many things affect your hormone levels. It’s not just about your food. To say that certain foods are “hormone hindering” is inaccurate and oversimplifies the role of nutrients in the body.
BAQER MEHDI
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Do you have Thyroid problem

10 SYMPTOMS YOU HAVE A THYROID PROBLEM AND 10 WAYS TO TREAT IT!
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The thyroid, a small, butterfly-shaped gland below your Adam’s apple, pretty much rules your body, says Douglas Husbands, DC, CCN, a clinical nutritionist and chiropractor in San Carlos, California. It regulates your metabolism, explains Husbands, and an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) slows everything down—from your pulse and temperature to your energy level and the rate at which you burn calories. An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), on the other hand, revs the body into overdrive.

According to the New York Times bestselling author and leader of Functional Medicine, Dr. Amy Myer, over 25 million of US citizens have problems with this gland, and almost half of them are not aware about the problem. 90% of abnormal function of the thyroid are diagnosed as hypothyroidism or under-active function. Symptoms are vague, and doctors may spend only few minutes to diagnose the cause when a patient complains about something. That’s why we will show you how to recognize if your thyroid gland is having some problem.

Symptoms for abnormal function of the Thyroid problem:

  • Excess weight or difficulties with losing weight
  • Depression, anxiety, and mood swings
  • Hormone imbalance like low sex drive or irregular periods
  • Feeling tired constantly, even if you slept for 8 hours
  • Constipation
  • Cold feet and hands
  • Lose of hair, brittle nails, and dry skin
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Brain fog or loss of memory
  • Neck swelling or snoring

If you are suffering from any of the mentioned symptoms, you should immediately speak with a doctor, and take the needed test to diagnose the problem. For those who believe that they have thyroid gland problems, you can improve your gland with the following easy things.

10 Easy Things to improve your Thyroid:

  1. Consume iodine supplements and tyrosine (Thyroid hormones are made by your thyroid gland via the enzyme thyroid peroxidase which combines the amino acid tyrosine, the mineral halide iodie and hyrogen peroxide-Tyrosine is also an important cofactor for adrenal neurotransmitter synthesis, as it is converted In the adrenal glands into dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine.-Tyrosine is found in soy products, chicken, turkey, fish, peanuts, almonds, avocados, bananas, milk, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, lima beans, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds.)
  2. Go gluten-free
  3. Consume high quality multivitamins (Organic herbs in Islamabad)
  4. Do yoga or another best method to deal with stress( Yoga Classes in Islamabad)
  5. Improve your gut health (helping our bodies digest and absorb nutrients, synthesize certain vitamins, and rally against intruders, such as influenza and toxic cancer-forming carcinogens. In addition to boosting our immune system, microbiota sends messages to our brain and helps regulate metabolism.)
  6. Get 8  hours of sleep
  7. Eat cruciferous vegetables in moderate (Becoz Cruciferous vegetables can potentially be goitrogenic (inducing goiter formation). They contain enzymes that interfere with the formation of thyroid hormone in people with iodine deficiency. Cooking for 30 minutes significantly reduces the amount of goitrogens and nitriles. At high intake of crucifers, the goitrogens inhibit the incorporation of iodineinto thyroid hormone and also the transfer of iodine into milk by the mammary gland.)
  8. Reduce chlorine and fluoride from your daily diet (Iodine deficiency is one of the major causes of hypothyroidism, but very few people know that this can be the result of three everyday chemicals.- Chlorine, Fluoride and Bromine. )

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Balance Metabolism to Lose Weight

HIIT islamabad

 

The metabolism works like this:

Balance metabolism → lower calories → lose weight

1) Balance metabolism by knowing HEC (hunger, energy, cravings). 

  • Hunger should be <5 on a 1-10 scale
  • Energy should be 6 or more on a 1-10 scale
  • Cravings should be <5 on a 1-10 scale

If it is not, then you know you were not able to lose weight , you will need to adjust something.

2) Lower calories. Most people lead with calories and throw their HEC out of check as a result. Because of that, they are in one constant starve/binge cycle.

Instead of leading with calories, back calculate them instead. When you get your HEC in check, then take a look at what your calorie levels were. This gives you a rough estimate of what you need to be working toward.

NOTE: use it to refine your approach not define it. A strange thing happens when people see calorie numbers, they all of a sudden forget all reason and think there is something definitive and final in the numbers. The numbers should always be used as a guide only.  Your metabolism is a thermostat, not a calculator and it is in constant adjusting mode. Getting caught in the numbers will screw you almost every time.

3) Lose weight. Fat loss and weight loss are not the same so you need to have a better way to measure things than just weight. If you are still just measuring weight, you might as well just give up now. You can’t assess anything with just a weight measurement. If you have not yet gotten past looking only at scale numbers, you are still a dieter and missing the point

So, that’s it.  That is the way it is done.  I recognize this throws some people out of their comfort zone because they have a hard time viewing things from this new perspective.  As a result they revert back to the old comfortable calories out, calories in viewpoint.  It is normal, so take your time with this and really think about how it works to lose weight.

Balance metabolism to Lose Weight and Fat Ratio
Balance metabolism to Lose Weight and Fat Ratio

 

courtesy: metabolic effect