Yoga for Mind and Body

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It’s no surprise that it’s a very popular form of fitness and is fast catching up as the preferred exercise among people of all age groups. It has gradually gained a strong preference and it’s almost becoming the ‘cool’ form of exercise. Practicing yoga offers you the chance to improve the overall wellbeing by not just improving your physical fitness, but helping and strengthening your mind as well. In today’s fast paced world we all know how important it is to pay a little attention to our mental health as well.

Restful night sleep

As yoga focusses on the sequence of movements and breath, it helps in calming the mind and releasing muscle tension. It’s an excellent way to beat the stress, feel relaxed and get restful sleep.

No more of the hunches

We are becoming increasingly screen-fixated with new gadgets for everything coming into our daily lives. On a regular day before we even realise, we would have already put in a couple of hours reading on our phones or laptops. This lifestyle leads to stiffness in the neck, back and makes us hunch over. By doing some of the specific yoga poses, that open your chest and shoulders up, can help

Easy Remedies To Remove Skin Tan

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During summers, we love going out in the sun, wearing our shorts and skirts and tank tops. It’s fun and bright, with a lot of beach time.

But, one thing we absolutely hate is that tanning that follows after. The skin gets an unwanted dark shade and looks dirty for no reason; it’s irritating and just does not look good. You don’t want a tanned face when you flaunt your fashion earrings.

Apart from remedies like milk, rose-water and aloe vera, here are some extremely easy to do, home-made remedies that are a great solution to our tanning problems:

1. Yogurt and Turmeric Mask

What you need in this is to add a pinch of turmeric (haldi) to a bowl of yogurt. Mix it well and then apply it on the tanned area like face, neck, arms, legs etc. leave it for 20 min and then take a cold shower.

Do it regularly for two weeks as yogurt is found to provide glow to your skin and turmeric will help lighten the shade.

2. Lemon Juice

All you need to do is mix lemon juice with warm water and soak your hands in it for about 20 min. you can do this in a bucket to soak

5 Common Questions Asked to a Gynecologist

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When the question of sexual health and vaginas arises, it is quite normal to go through a variety of questions. In fact, having so many questions in your mind is a good thing. It doesn’t matter whether you have had good quality sex education or not, in the future, you are going to have questions regarding gynecology. Some common questions that are asked have been listed and explained below.

1. Will birth control pill result in weight gain?

This is a common misconception. There have many studies been done in the past that prove weight gain is not associated with a birth control pill. Young women tend to gain weight during college and this is the time they use birth control pills.

2. The timing of your first gynecologist visit

It is highly recommended that anyone who has a vagina should visit a gynecologist while she hits the 13 to 15 years age group. This can help build a good rapport with the doctor and also there is a huge amount of information related to prevention, screening and other health related advice passed on. This visit can go a long way as far as your overall vaginal health is concerned. Thus make sure

Hair Highlighting Options

Highlights are modern hair trends and they can either be partial or full. The partial highlights seem to be more popular among women because they set in very naturally and create unique looks. It is advisable that you have an experienced and talented colorist do your highlights because they are better placed to interconnect, weave and blend the patterns for a natural looking highlight finish. However, a good number of women still prefer to do their own highlights at home and with the right guidelines, the results can be just as pleasant.

Foils and caps are used during coloring and even though most colorists love using foils, caps seem to be better for medium and short hair lengths. Because highlights can be expensive, you can alternate between full and partial highlights. They can be difficult to use on naturally wavy or curly long hair strands. Different techniques are used when highlighting the hair and the yield different results.

Lowlights – They are achieved by interweaving darker contrasting colors with highlights against the base so that movement and depth is created. You can have the roots painted with a color that is slightly darker for root shading.

Color quilts – The highlighting technique

Natural & Mineral Cosmetics: Is Organic Better?

Are you wondering what’s the difference between organic mineral cosmetics and standard cosmetic products? The truth is that no one was giving this much thought until a company called Bare Escentuals began a massive advertising campaign to market their organic mineral cosmetic products. They started a worldwide revolution promoting mineral-based makeup, even demonstrating their products on television shows like QVC. Today, most people in the beauty industry have heard about the benefits of organic mineral cosmetics and makeup.

Mineral Cosmetics

Mineral cosmetics contain no oil, which is favourable to those with acne-prone skin. Unlike with wearing standard makeup products, acne will not get worse when you apply mineral-based makeup products. Additionally, research shows people who have rosacea, blackheads and pimples, when switched to using mineral cosmetics slowed down the skin problems progression. Standard makeup and cosmetics tend to trigger adverse reactions when applied to sensitive skin, while mineral cosmetics do not. People who previously could not wear makeup can now safely blend mineral-based cosmetic products without worrying about unsightly skin reactions and irritations.

Mineral cosmetics manufacturers exclude toxic ingredients also present in their competitors’ standard beauty products. These additives include perfumes, parabens, oils, and artificial colouring. Dermatologists and other skin experts acknowledged for

Reliable Loans For People With Bad Credit Score

What do you think best solution of loans for people with bad credit score? It is not your local banks or another money institution, but bad credit loans lenders. Read further if you want to know the reason why. Bad credit score makes traditional money institution will consider you as unreliable person by considering your incapability to pay the loan. You have to engrave this on your mind that they will not take any risk to help you. So yes, the option to pick another solution, but lenders for bad credit loans, seems unreachable.

Say that your credit score is not that bad, yet you need fast cash for urgent situation, you can’t rely on your local banks, however, bad credit loans lenders will give you anything that you need to set you free from that nightmare. That’s right, there are some drawbacks, since bad credit loan will require borrowers to pay more for the interest rates, guess what? If you pay the loan due dates, there is no chance for you to pay super expensive loan’s interest. Another essential is about how to choose your lenders. Good but also bad part about bad credit loan lenders, you find thousands options

What Is Cholestasis of Pregnancy and How to Deal With It

Some of the pregnant women experience some peculiar symptoms in late pregnancy, particularly in the last trimester, including itching of the skin and darkening of the urine color. These symptoms are indicative of the “cholestasis of pregnancy”.

According to the obstetricians, cholestasis is one of the rather less common conditions associated with pregnancy and if caught early on in pregnancy, it is completely treatable.

What Is Cholestasis Of Pregnancy?

Also known as intrahepatic cholestasis or obstetric cholestasis, cholestasis is a liver condition that often develops late in pregnancy as a result of obstruction of the drainage of bile from the gallbladder which is the structure that stores the bile, thereby causing retention of the bile.

Bile is the fluid that helps in the breakdown of fats in food. Since the drainage of the bile is blocked, bile accumulates within the liver and ultimately, it spills into the blood stream. The components of bile accumulate in the skin and cause intense itching. Since bile components are responsible for giving the stools their dark color, absence of bile from stools causes them to become pale.

According to the gynecologists cholestasis develops as a result of the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy including increase in the

5 Types of Yogi: Learn How to Identify Them

Nowadays, Yoga is widely celebrated throughout the world. Lots of people are engaged with free or paid Yoga classes. Famous Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra had taken one step ahead to introduce a 24 days Meditation Challenge. It was observed by thousands of Yoga-lovers both physically and virtually.

As Yoga is gaining popularity it is noticed that Yoga practitioners tend to adopt the title – ‘Yogi’ or ‘Yogini’. It designates them well as most of them are Yoga teachers. But in India a Yoga teacher is hardly considered as Yogi. If someone is practicing Yoga for a long time and teaching others he is not promoted to the post of Yogi.

Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa uncovered the truth behind a Yogi to his disciples. His worthy disciple, Shri Mahendra Gupta, wrote down the year-long conversations of the Lord in his diaries and published it later. It was named the ‘Kathamrita’.

According to Lord Ramakrishna, there are three types of beings.

1. Agyani (ignorant),
2. Gyani (learned),
3. Yogi (wise/the ultimate).

When someone is ignorant to the spiritual facts, he is considered as Agyani (ignorant). When an Agyani is walking through the path of knowledge and wisdom he is Gyani (learned). He is unveiling the mysteries

Top 5 Exercises To Get Perky & Attractive Breasts

No matter what’s the size of your breasts, every woman wishes that they have nice and perky breasts. Every woman desires to have ideal size and shape for their bosom. On the other hand, how do men with breasts feel? Very bad! Gynecomastia is a health problem in which men develop breast like tissues in their body. However, with gynecomastia treatment, men can easily get rid of this problem.

Coming back on women’s breasts, we all know that it’s a dream of every woman to have a seductive body. A good shaped bosom can help women to achieve their dreams of owning a desirable body.

Here are top easy exercises that will make your perky and attractive.

1. The T-Plank

Use 5 kg (or less) weights as handles, and get into a push-up position, stretch your legs wider than hip width to acquire better stability. Hold the weight up and lift the right arm, then fully open your body in the right direction to make a shape of ‘T’. Then do the same thing with your left side, after returning to the starting point. Repeat!

2. The Pec Pushup

Press your spine down the ground by lying on your back and then pull in abs

Focus Is The Name Of The Game

In the beginning I was really excited that I was seeing results so quickly week after week that it was encouraging and motivating to keep it going. But as I worked my physical body, sweating out pails of water in each class in the forty degrees Celsius hot room, I was gradually fine-tuning my awareness of my surrounding because I was no longer as distracted with the poses like I did on my first few classes.

Eventually, it came so naturally to me like breathing. 26 postures is not hard to remember if you do it continually for a whole month.That’s where the real test began. I needed to start working inwards and clear my thoughts as there were lesser and lesser things I needed to remember about the pose and I was just going at it with ease and flow. I was stepping on the brink of the “danger zone” of going into auto-pilot mode where I would carelessly allow my body to move according to what the “muscle memory” remembers.

That is a big trap that flexible people get into when it starts to become “too easy” for them. Your mind starts to wander off and you are literally