Pranayama

What is Pranyama
Pranayama – control of breath. Breathing is an act in which we inhale air from the atmosphere into lungs, absorbe the oxygen from it into our blood and exhale the air by respiratory system into the atmosphere together with carbon di-oxide and waste vapour. This act of inhalating and exhalating is repeated every four to five seconds.pranayam
Normally we breathe about 15 times every minute taking into our lungs about 500ml of air, thus in the process inhale and exhale approximately seven litres of air in a minute. However, we breathe more rapidly when we run, wald uphill, carry load, do physical exercises, at high altitudes and at rarefied atmosphere when breathing becomes heavy. There are certain lung disorders e.g. asthma, tuberculosis, bronchitis which effect the normal breathing process.

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Yoga for weight reduction

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Dose yoga help in weight management? Most definitely. There are a number of factors involved. Firstly, some of the asanas ( Postures) stimulate sluggish glands to increase their hormonal secretions. The thyroid gland, especially, has a big effect on our weight because it effects body metabolism. There are several asanas ( Postures) such as the shoulder stand and the fish posture, which are specific for the thyroid gland. Fat metabolism also increased, so fat is converted to muscle and energy. This means that, as well as losing fat, you will have better muscle tone and a higher vitality level.
Secondly yoga deep breathing increases the oxygen intake to the body cells, including the fat cells. The causes increased oxidation or burning up of fat cells . yogic exercise induce more continuous and deeper breathing, which gradually burns, sometimes forcefully, many of the calories already ingested. Thirdly, yogic practices that reduce anxiety tend to reduce anxious eating. When under nervous strain we tend to gulp our food without attaining much genuine satisfaction . We end up in eating more. If, on the other hand, we approach our meals with greater calmness of mood, whether produced by habits which have calmed our life or by yoga ( like a pause for prayer before a meal ), we tend to be less likely to overeat in a frantic effort to quit our midday anxieties.
Lastly, yogic aids may be employed between meals whenever one becomes tempted to search for a snack. One may deliberately turn to yoga, rather than to the icebox or snack bar, when feels the need for a life or reef from restless nervousness . practicing yoga may make you aware of your weight problem that may also act as a deterrent from overeating .

If you are not overweight, weight will remain about the same. If you are underweight, you will gain weight .The weight you gain will be healthy firm tissue, not fat. That is, yoga will tend to produce the ideal weight for you . This is due to yoga’s effect of ‘normalizing’ glandular activity.


Dose yoga help in weight management? Most definitely. There are a number of factors involved. Firstly, some of the asanas ( Postures) stimulate sluggish glands to increase their hormonal secretions. The thyroid gland, especially, has a big effect on our weight because it effects body metabolism. There are several asanas ( Postures) such as the shoulder stand and the fish posture, which are specific for the thyroid gland. Fat metabolism also increased, so fat is converted to muscle and energy. This means that, as well as losing fat, you will have better muscle tone and a higher vitality level.
Secondly yoga deep breathing increases the oxygen intake to the body cells, including the fat cells. The causes increased oxidation or burning up of fat cells . yogic exercise induce more continuous and deeper breathing, which gradually burns, sometimes forcefully, many of the calories already ingested. Thirdly, yogic practices that reduce anxiety tend to reduce anxious eating. When under nervous strain we tend to gulp our food without attaining much genuine satisfaction. We end up in eating more. If, on the other hand, we approach our meals with greater calmness of mood, whether produced by habits which have calmed our life or by yoga ( like a pause for prayer before a meal ), we tend to be less likely to overeat in a frantic effort to quit our midday anxieties.
Lastly, yogic aids may be employed between meals whenever one becomes tempted to search for a snack. One may deliberately turn to yoga, rather than to the icebox or snack bar, when feels the need for a life or reef from restless nervousness. practicing yoga may make you aware of your weight problem that may also act as a deterrent from overeating .

If you are not overweight, weight will remain about the same. If you are underweight, you will gain weight .The weight you gain will be healthy firm tissue, not fat. That is, yoga will tend to produce the ideal weight for you . This is due to yoga’s effect of ‘normalizing’ glandular activity.

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Madonna Yoga

Celebrities always look fabulous. Whether appearing in television or films or strutting down the red carpet during movie premiers and awards, they never cease to fascinate us with their larger than life presence. The truth is, it takes a lot of effort to look the way they do, and being the public figures that they are, they cannot afford to slack off when it comes to taking care of their physical appearances. Their livelihood largely depends on how they look. Aside from the clothes, the hair and the makeup, celebrities have to take good care of their bodies.
So it is no surprise that these stars have their own secrets when it comes to staying fit and gorgeous. Their health agenda can range from extreme workouts to well-planned meals. Who doesn’t want to know their secrets in staying absolutely sexy.madonna yoga
Madonna began to practice yoga to get back in shape after the birth of her daughter, Lourdes, in 1996.
Ashtanga yoga practice consists of six progressively difficult series of linked postures, each requiring between 90 minutes to three hours to complete. Each sequence typically begins with 10 Sun Salutations and the standing poses.
The pop star known as the Material Girl has always flaunted a body that is to die for, and has become a true fitness paragon over the years. She keeps herself in tip-top shape by having Ashtanga Yoga, and follows a strict diet that mostly shuns junk foods. She adopted a macrobiotic eating plan that includes organic foods rich in lean protein.