Monthly Archives: December 2016


Woman doing yoga

11

Dec 2016

Breathing during Asanas (Yoga Poses) Importance and benefits, Pranayama beginners guide

One of the hallmarks of classical yoga practice is a use of ujjaye pranayama – wave motion breathing. Ujjaye breathing and developing breathing exercise into pranayama enlivens our life-force. In asana practice there are three fundamental rules for the breath patterns. 1. Inhalation occurs as you extend the spine and exhalation occurs when you release tension in your body and relax. When practicing yoga, our rhythmic breathing is harmonized to be at the pace with body motions. For example, starting with Tadasana (standing position), we lift our arm up and we inhale during this motion. The inhalation will be complete when the arms reach full shoulder flexion, with fingertips aimed at the ceiling. Similarly, when we exhale and we lower our arms to our sides and we slowly run out of breath when our arms touch our sides. 2. Inhale when you move to center or become erect and exhale when moving away from centered position. It’s important that we are aware of motion and breathing patter and that we know when we are moving slowly into forward – bending position we extend ourselves, lightening our spine with each inhalation. We move forward with each exhalation. 3. Our breath awareness is constant, even when our body is stationary. When we hold an asana (position) our attention should remain on the internal wavelike flow of ujjaye breathing. Our intention is to deepen physical pose by continually going into a wider range of motion. Yoga regulates all four parts of the breath:...

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Testosterone chemical structure formula

05

Dec 2016

Increase testosterone and growth hormone with intermittent fasting 16/8 – boost anabolic hormone secretion

Intermittent fasting increases testosterone and growth hormone levels We have already discussed about the benefits of doing intermittent fasting and we also mentioned the benefits on secretion of testosterone and growth hormones in your body. Many studies have shown that any type of fasting – prolonged time without any intake of calories – increases levels of anabolic hormones such as testosterone and growth hormone. Having an abundant supply of testosterone and growth hormone makes the difference between being a proud man or just a miserable boy. Both hormones are highly anabolic and are therefore the primary male hormones responsible for a multitude of necessary body functions. The positive effects range from strengthening bones, building lean muscle mass to driving your libido and increasing your sex drive, testosterone is also the key to healthy lifestyle. Natural testosterone levels peak for men around the age of 30 and growth hormone even earlier in your 20’s, both then begin to decline based on a number of factors such as lifestyle, diet, stress and genetics. Low T-levels may come with symptoms such as mood swings, loss of sex drive, and decreased levels of lean muscle mass and the same goes for low growth hormone levels. Therefore it is vital to keep your anabolic hormones at optimal levels. Intermittent fasting greatly increases your own body’s growth hormone (HGH) production In this human study, the researchers discovered that after 24 hours of consuming no calories, growth hormone levels were elevated by a whopping 2000% from the...

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