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Starting a daily home yoga practice

starting a daily home yoga practice

“Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you possible. That’s who you really are. Let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it.”

C. Assaad

The great thing about yoga is you don’t need a lot of equipment to get started. Props can be helpful to increase flexibility and accessibility to certain asanas, however, you can improvise too. You don’t even really need a yoga mat, however it is helpful if you get sweaty palms or want to try inversions and other balancing poses.

The key props are;

• Yoga mat (or a towel)

• Yoga block/s

• A strap

• A bolster

• A blanket

If you are new to yoga, find yourself in lockdown or are away traveling and can’t bring your props with you, look for items that resemble the props. A towel can do as a mat, a book instead of a block, a belt as a strap, a cushion as a bolster and any blanket is suitable. You can also practice yoga without any of these things.

Getting Started

Once you have some props, you need some guidance. There’s plenty of youtube videos and apps, or you can jump in to ‘The Yogi Hub’ on our home page for some beginner classes to follow along with right from your phone or laptop. Music can also help you to get out of your head. The benefits of a regular yoga practice isn’t just the mobility, strength and flexibility you can gain, the best benefit is finding calm, reducing cortisone (the stress hormone), and practicing mindfulness. A yoga practice doesn’t stop on the mat, a true yoga practice carries on in to your daily life.

A common misconception is that you need to be flexible to do yoga. Flexibility is the result of a regular yoga practice, not the requirement. Yoga is more than making pretty shapes, it’s about feeling in to your body, moving with the breath, gaining mobility and awareness, softening and flowing. It’s about how it feels, not how it looks.

An important thing to remember too, is that all bodies are built different, and some poses (asanas) just aren’t possible for some bodies, this is why we have modifications and props available to still receive the benefits not matter what body you live in.

Yoga is a dance between control and surrender – between pushing and letting go – and when to push and when to let go becomes part of the creative process, part of the open-ended exploration of your being.

– Joel Kramer

In the early stages just start where you are at, breathe in to each asana, using the breath to push a little deeper each time. Over time, what was once hard will be easy. It’s really important not to force your body in to asanas it’s not ready for. It’s not a race. It can take years of daily practice to achieve some of the shapes you see on Instagram, so have your expectations set accordingly. The most important part of the yoga practice is to ensure you are doing it safely.

Start with Sun Salutations to warm up the body or a beginner/all levels flow and do this on repeat every day. You don’t need to do a 90 minute session every day to gain benefits from yoga, even just 10 minutes of stretching and moving is enough some days, and rest days are ok too, try a meditation instead. Even the yogi masters wake up stiff in the mornings, so it’s important to warm the body up before attempting anything that could strain you.

What ever your reason is for starting a yoga practice, try not to compare yourself to others, do it for you, do it safely, breathe and enjoy the flow.

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Nitric Oxide – The Natural Performance Enhancer

Breaking down the science of Nitric Oxide production and the various different pathways available. Suitable for the athlete or for those who want more out of their workout, to get the best ROI on your time spent at the gym or for anyone needing an energy boost without a caffeine hit. However, this natural performance enhancer is not just for athletes and gym goers…

What is Nitric Oxide?

A molecule made up of one part oxygen and one part nitrogen, Nitric Oxide is a highly reactive gas that is produced naturally in the body. Studied extensively by physicians and researchers, it is known to repair, defend and maintain every cell of the body. Production of this life-giving molecule begins to decline as we age.

With today’s lifestyle factors and fast paced lifestyle, soil mineral depletion, poor diet, lack of exercise, cigarette smoke and other air pollutants, it’s never been more critical to support healthy levels of Nitric Oxide.

It supports a range of physiological functions in the body. Including proper inflammatory response, healthy circulation, correct digestion and normal memory and learning. Also correct oxygen release in tissues from red blood cells. Nitric Oxide is a natural vasodilator, it dilates the blood vessels in order to maintain proper cardiovascular health. Other benefits include;

  • Promotes a more restful sleep
  • Encourages normal lung health
  • Promotes natural resistance to to viruses and also bacteria
  • Assists the body with the wound healing process
  • Supports healthy fat burning within cells
  • Helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels

Our bodies can survive for 5-7 minutes without oxygen before the heart will suffer irreversible damage or cell death. However, without Nitric Oxide it only takes 5 seconds.

How do we increase Nitric Oxide?

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Combined, their extensive knowledge has lead to the creation of Kyani’s world class products. In fact, Dr. Burke began researching Nitric Oxide in the 90’s. His research company was the first to discover the correlation of the Noni plant and increased Nitric Oxide production in the body as a result.

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The Compounding Effect Of Consistency

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When you set yourself a goal, wether it be a health or fitness goal, a career goal, a financial goal, or a family goal, there will always be struggles. There will always be elements of it that we don’t want to do or find difficult. Let’s face it, if it were easy you would already have it. The difference between the ones who are succeeding, is that they will do what ever it takes to get through it, that is to say they are willing to do what others simply won’t! It is the compounding effect of consistency. Do you want to eat better? Work out harder? Increase your income? Lose weight? Run faster? All of these take consistent action and also discipline to reach.

Your result is defined by what you choose to be consistent in. Do you choose to be consistent in eating junk and watching Netflix or do you choose to be consistent in eating healthy and moving your body daily? Do you choose to be consistent in doing the bare minimum in your work/business or do you choose to be consistent in learning and growing and also putting in the extra effort? You are going to be consistent in something, but is that something bringing you closer to or further from your goal?

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5 Steps To Get The results You Want

  • Keep your eyes on the prize. If you focus on the result you want, you are more likely to achieve it. You can’t hit a target that you can’t see. Have clarity on the desired outcome. Visualise it. Then work out the daily steps you need to take to reach it. If you want to work out harder, what exactly is it you want to do? Go for longer? Lift heavier weights? Increase your flexibility? Maybe you just started working out and you are working out for 30 minutes but you want to increase it to an hour at a time. If you want to lose weight, how much weight and in what time frame? Be specific in what you want and then take the relative actions to get there.

  • The power of one. Expecting to change years of bad habits overnight will only set you up for failure. A lifestyle of poor choices is going to take time to undo, so allow yourself that time, come up with a plan to gradually change your ways. It takes 30 days to form new habits. So, rather than overwhelming yourself with a tonne of things to change to get to where you want to be, just pick one. Make one change. Start there and focus on that for 30 days, then once you are on top of that, then pick another. Anyone who has ever achieved anything big in life, has done it one step at a time.

  • Schedule it. Don’t proiritize your schedule, schedule your priorities. You need to take a serious look at your daily habits and take inventory. Look at what you are doing on a daily basis and ask yourself, ‘Is this the way to get me closer to my goal? Or is it taking me further from my goal?’ Focus on the habits that will get you where you want to go and prioritize that in your schedule. You may not always ‘feel’ like doing it, but when it becomes part of your daily routine you’ll be in the habit of doing it.

  • Check your emotion. Some days you just won’t feel like it, you’ll think you just can’t do it. Consistency teaches you the discipline to stick with it, even on the days you don’t want to or you’re too tired. By following the engagement of consistency you give yourself no choice but to change. And let’s face it, you need to change in order to get the result you want. Watch your self talk, catch yourself when you start thinking – I can’t, I don’t feel like it, I’m too tired, it hurts, it’s too hard and know that pushing through it all, that is where the magic happens!

  • Stay the course. Everyone falls off the wagon at times, but you don’t fail until you quit. By not picking yourself up again and continuing, you are only self sabotaging your success. Be gentle on yourself. It’s ok to have bad days. Be flexible, but stay committed to your success. It needs to be a lifestyle. You need to make a commitment to the life or the result you want.

It doesn’t mean that all of this is easy. There will still be challenges and obstacles. These challenges and obstacles are exactly what we need in order to build our resilience. Rather than focusing on what you can’t do, focus on what you CAN do. You need to have a strong goal and a powerful why as this helps you navigate through the tough days. The days you want to sleep in, the days you want to snack and eat junk, the days you want to stay home instead of working. Those days will come, but if you’re prepared, you will see it through.

Imagine yourself at your end goal. What does it mean to you to work out harder? To earn more money? To be healthier? Focus on the outcome and the daily steps to get you a littler closer each day, then it won’t seem like such a momentous task and overwhelm you.

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