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Day 10 of 14 Days to a More Beautiful You

Why is Yoga good for your beauty?  Because it is tremendously good for your mind and body in several different ways. Incorporating Yoga in your beauty routine is one of the best ways to beautify you over all. If you haven’t already been using this ages frugal beauty treatment you need to begin yoga as soon as possible.

It enhances your health and well being by contributing to you health in three and for some four very important and beneficial ways.

1. Emotionally – The meditative act of yoga and act of concentrating on your breath has a way of releasing stress. The reduction in emotional stress releases the strains and stresses that can prematurely age you.  Yoga decreases the production of cortisol which is stressful to the body and stimulates inflammation. The relaxation aspect of yoga can also help you experience a better nights sleep and as we all know sleep is one key to beauty. You need to concentrate on long, slow and deep breaths while doing yoga to get the oxygen flowing to the cells of your body and to release toxins through exhalation.

2. Mentally – Your focus and concentration is enhanced and the practice of yoga can help you reach your fitness and weight loss goals. This is not to say yoga is a miracle “pill” but it will help your mindset for those who may have some issues with food and sugar addiction by using meditation in the midst of an obsessive binge to help control impulses. One less thought of aspect is that doing yoga in a group setting gives one a feeling of belonging to the group.

3. Physically – Yoga and the stamina required will physically push you but can be adjusted to your limitations and increased to your abilities. Yoga also releases muscle tension. There are many forms of yoga, from the simple poses to full out aerobic variations. I will list below. If there is one exercise that can help you get in shape, yoga in its several forms used at different times can.

4. Spiritually – for some the spiritual act of enlightenment has a way of clarifying our joy and love of life. Peace is one goal that many attain by doing yoga.

 

This Yoga video by Rainbeau Mars features an AM and a PM workout that focuses on the aspects of yoga that enhance beauty. You can also find free videos on Youtube.com. to help on your journey to be frugal and beautiful.


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Some of the different styles of yoga

Ashtanga (or Astanga) Yoga is the name given to the system of yoga taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. This style of yoga is physically demanding as it involves synchronizing breathing with progressive and continuous series of postures-a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, flexibility, stamina, a light and strong body, and a calm mind. Ashtanga is an athletic yoga practice and is not for beginners.

Bikram Yoga is the method of yoga that is a comprehensive workout that includes all the components of fitness: muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular flexibility and weight loss. The founder, Bikram Choudhury, was a gold medal Olympic weight lifter in 1963 and is a disciple of Bishnu Ghosh, brother of Paramahansa Yogananda, (Autobiography of a Yogi). One of the unusual but most beneficial aspects of Bikram’s yoga practice is the 95-105 degree temperature which promotes more flexibility, detoxification, and prevention of injuries. This is the only yoga style that specializes in using the heated environment.

Hatha is an easy-to-learn basic form of yoga that has become very popular in the United States. Hatha Yoga is the foundation of all Yoga styles. It incorporates Asanas (postures), Pranayama (regulated breathing), meditation (Dharana & Dhyana) and kundalini (Laya Yoga) into a complete system that can be used to achieve enlightenment or self-realization.

Power Yoga is essentially yoga with brawn. It’s the American interpretation of ashtanga yoga, a discipline that combines stretching, strength training, and meditative breathing. But power yoga takes ashtanga one step further. Many of the poses (also called postures or their Sanskrit name, asanas) resemble basic calisthenics — push-ups and handstands, toe touches and side bends — but the key to power yoga’s sweat-producing, muscle-building power is the pace.

Restorative Yoga: In a restorative yoga class you’ll spend long periods of time lying on blocks, blankets and yoga bolsters – passively allowing muscles to relax.

Vinyasa: Focuses on coordination of breath and movement and it is a very physically active form of yoga. It began with Krishnamacharya who later passed it on to Pattabhi Jois.

 

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