ANTI- GRAVITY YOGA
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
If you are pressed for time and space, here is a quick workout that will take you 18 minutes to complete and leave you feeling totally spent.
Use a stopwatch to time 50 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest... complete exercises 1-5 and give yourself a 1 minute break at the end of each set. Repeat 3 times.
1- Split Jumps- Start with your left foot forward and your right foot behind you, keeping your back up straight dip your back knee to the floor, spring up and while in the air bring your left foot to the back and the right foot to the front. Land in the original split stance and repeat.
2- Push-ups- Either with your knees or toes on the floor, ensure your abs are tight, your arms bend to a 90' angle with the floor, and your chest leads before your belly.
3- Burpees- Start with your hands on the floor, kick your legs out behind you and then quickly back in while maintaining a tight core, stand up and jump as high as you can vertically and repeat.
4- High Knees- Run on the spot while bringing your knees up as high as you can.
5- Starfish Sit-Ups- Start lying face up with both arms above your head and legs out so you resemble a "star" shape... Keeping your left arm and right leg on the floor bring your right arm to touch your left toe in a crunch. Repeat of opposite side.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Strengthen your legs and open your heart with this variation of Warrior II:
The backbend created in this pose allows the collarbone to open up and promotes stimulation of the thymus gland. As the thymus is an organ of the immune system, your body will be better prepared to fight infection and illness... they don't call it "Warrior" for nothing.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
It has come to my attention that food is like the fashion industry. Trends emerge slowly at first, but it is only a matter of time before the masses are wearing one feathered earring and sunglasses 3 sizes too big for their face...
Right now in food, KALE is in.
Every health blog and beauty magazine is raving about this superfood- kale chips, kale smoothies, kale with garlic and olive oil... it's everywhere. Coming from the same vegetable family as broccoli and brussle sprouts, kale is one hot commodity, and here is why:
Just 1 Cup of Kale contains:
1- Beta-Carotene (Protects vision and prevent cataracts)
2- 89%RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) of Vitamin C (Prevents colds, oxidizes cholestrol, and renews collagen in the skin)
3- 3 grams of fibre- Prevent colon cancer
4- Iron, Manganese (helps get rid of belly fat), Calcium, and Potassium
5- 1328% RDA of Vitamin K (Bone health)
6- 354% RDA of of Vitamin A (Eye health)
Get on the bandwagon and serve up some kale with your next meal... here are some great recipe ideas: