• Exercise,  Healthy Life

    Tips for Yoga Pose Sukhasana

    This post is about SUKHASANA (Easy Pose). The word sukha can also mean “happy” or “joyful.” So… easy, happy and joyful pose. Though called “easy”, this pose is not easy at all. I must mention that it is not recommended if you have a knee injury. If you have no problems with your knees, this pose provides many benefits, like strengthening the back and legs and also calming the brain. My personal tips: sit by the wall, it is much easier to align the spine Cross your shins, widen your knees, slip each foot beneath the opposite knee. Don’t tuck in the ankles. You must leave a gap between the…

  • Namaste
    Exercise,  Healthy Life

    Tips for Yoga Pose Dandasana

    Namaste! This is a customary Hindu greeting, as opposed to shaking hands in other parts of the world. Namaste is also a sign of respect. Nama means bow, as means I, and te means you. I bow to you πŸ™‚ The words are accompanied by a gesture, which is a slight bow. The palms and fingers touch each other, and the thumbs join in front of the heart. The gesture represents the belief that we all have a soul in our heat chakra. Yoga is a mind and body practice that combines physical postures, breathing and meditation techniques. As a physical exercise, yoga increases flexibility and strengthens muscles. This physical-only…

  • Exercise,  Weight Loss

    About Slow Cardio – is it good for burning fat?

    Going through some health and fitness FB groups, I’ve noticed that many people are still stuck doing long duration, low-intensity cardiovascular exercises. That’s me on a static bike πŸ™‚ I am biking 5 miles, 3 times a week, as a part of my gym routine, with very little results. So… my opinion is that if you’re looking to achieve maximal benefit from the time you put into your workouts, long duration slow cardio is NOT the way to go. Here are some reasons: You burn very few calories. Research showed that 45 minutes on the treadmill may burn 300 calories, which is the equivalent of only 1/10 of a pound…