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At-Home Health: 3 Ways to Try Yoga Away from the Gym

Source: [caption id="attachment_301" align="alignleft" width="300"]YOGA1 Try some sun salutations in your Yoga routine.[/caption] Yoga classes are inspiring, but it can be hard to fit them into a busy schedule, and the price tag can be painful at times. That said, it's hard to know what to do when trying to do some yoga alone at home. For days when a class just can't happen, try these great routines and online yoga classes to keep your practice going.

Getting a Routine Down

YOGA2 If you have experience taking yoga classes, try taking bits and pieces from what you know to put together a routine. One option is to follow a typical vinyasa class, the basis of which involves:

1. Centering yourself with Child’s pose, Downward-Facing Dog, and Cat and Cow stretches.

2. Completing a few Sun Salutations.  ***image 1

3. Stretching your legs out by lifting up one at a time while in downward dog.

4. Getting in a leg workout by flowing between Runner’s Lunge, Revolved Lunge, Warriors I and II, Reverse Warrior, Triangle pose, Warrior III and Standing Split. ***image 2

5. Loosening out in Pigeon, or your favorite leg stretch.

6. Working and stretching your core with v-ups, planks and side planks, followed by Bridge or Wheel pose and Bow pose.

7. Settling down with Happy Baby and meditating in Savasana.

  To take your practice even further, try taking variations or mixing in different poses, all the while listening to what your body wants to do. Yoga Journal has a great database of yoga postures to help you build your own routine down and give you ideas, which can make your practice even fuller.

Class by Video

YOGA3 If you don’t feel comfortable practicing completely on your own, try the multitudes of yoga videos that are out there. This is a great way to have the instructor experience without having to go to an actual class. One option is Yoga.com, which has a number of different videos that you can sort by style, category, level, and duration. It offers a wide range of options, but they’re not free—videos have individual costs of a few dollars each or a monthly membership is $7.99. DoYogaWithMe is another great option, offering classes that range from five minutes to over an hour and they include a multitude of yoga levels and styles, even prenatal yoga and lessons that target specific body areas and needs. It’s completely free and even includes information about anatomy, proper breathing and meditations and you can even buy DVDs to supplement your practice. A different route is trying out YouTube videos. Though more limited, Yoga Zone has videos posted that feature approximately 20 minute routines with relatively specific focuses. They even have beginner options, which are great for those who are curious but nervous to jump into the hype.

The Full Experience

YOGA4 For a more intense practice that makes yoga a lifestyle, try out Yogi Erin Motz’s program. At the core is a free 30-day yoga challenge that features a series of short classes designed for any level. Plus, you can subscribe for a daily email that keeps you on track in addition to weekly newsletters. To kick it up a notch, try out her MyYogaPro site, which include 200 classes as well as an interactive program that allows you to track and share your progress with friends. It’s like an entire social media site dedicated to yoga and fitness, which helps you to stay motivated and focused. She also regularly posts articles about proper technique and implementing yoga teachings off the mat, as well as about the beauty of being a “bad yogi,” or in other words, of leading a healthy, yoga-filled life while still having fun and splurging on food sometimes. Yoga can be a lifestyle, but it’s also all about listening to your body and needs. Finding the practice that’s right for you can make it incredibly rewarding both physically and spiritually, so jump right in and start experimenting today. (image sources: 1 2 3 4)
Chrissy Teigen & Emily Ratajkowski Have A Sexy-Off
At-Home Health: 3 Ways to Try Yoga Away from the Gym

Source: [caption id="attachment_301" align="alignleft" width="300"]YOGA1 Try some sun salutations in your Yoga routine.[/caption] Yoga classes are inspiring, but it can be hard to fit them into a busy schedule, and the price tag can be painful at times. That said, it's hard to know what to do when trying to do some yoga alone at home. For days when a class just can't happen, try these great routines and online yoga classes to keep your practice going.

Getting a Routine Down

YOGA2 If you have experience taking yoga classes, try taking bits and pieces from what you know to put together a routine. One option is to follow a typical vinyasa class, the basis of which involves:

1. Centering yourself with Child’s pose, Downward-Facing Dog, and Cat and Cow stretches.

2. Completing a few Sun Salutations.

3. Stretching your legs out by lifting up one at a time while in downward dog.

4. Getting in a leg workout by flowing between Runner’s Lunge, Revolved Lunge, Warriors I and II, Reverse Warrior, Triangle pose, Warrior III and Standing Split. ***image 2

5. Loosening out in Pigeon, or your favorite leg stretch.

6. Working and stretching your core with v-ups, planks and side planks, followed by Bridge or Wheel pose and Bow pose.

7. Settling down with Happy Baby and meditating in Savasana.

To take your practice even further, try taking variations or mixing in different poses, all the while listening to what your body wants to do. Yoga Journal has a great database of yoga postures to help you build your own routine down and give you ideas, which can make your practice even fuller.

Class by Video

YOGA3 If you don’t feel comfortable practicing completely on your own, try the multitudes of yoga videos that are out there. This is a great way to have the instructor experience without having to go to an actual class. One option is Yoga.com, which has a number of different videos that you can sort by style, category, level, and duration. It offers a wide range of options, but they’re not free—videos have individual costs of a few dollars each or a monthly membership is $7.99. DoYogaWithMe is another great option, offering classes that range from five minutes to over an hour and they include a multitude of yoga levels and styles, even prenatal yoga and lessons that target specific body areas and needs. It’s completely free and even includes information about anatomy, proper breathing and meditations and you can even buy DVDs to supplement your practice. A different route is trying out YouTube videos. Though more limited, Yoga Zone has videos posted that feature approximately 20 minute routines with relatively specific focuses. They even have beginner options, which are great for those who are curious but nervous to jump into the hype.

The Full Experience

YOGA4 For a more intense practice that makes yoga a lifestyle, try out Yogi Erin Motz’s program. At the core is a free 30-day yoga challenge that features a series of short classes designed for any level. Plus, you can subscribe for a daily email that keeps you on track in addition to weekly newsletters. To kick it up a notch, try out her MyYogaPro site, which include 200 classes as well as an interactive program that allows you to track and share your progress with friends. It’s like an entire social media site dedicated to yoga and fitness, which helps you to stay motivated and focused. She also regularly posts articles about proper technique and implementing yoga teachings off the mat, as well as about the beauty of being a “bad yogi,” or in other words, of leading a healthy, yoga-filled life while still having fun and splurging on food sometimes. Yoga can be a lifestyle, but it’s also all about listening to your body and needs. Finding the practice that’s right for you can make it incredibly rewarding both physically and spiritually, so jump right in and start experimenting today. (image sources: 1 2 3 4)
Chrissy Teigen & Emily Ratajkowski Have A Sexy-Off
Wake Up And Smell The Flowers: Tips for Living Happier

Source: FINDINGHAPPYIf Pharrell William’s hit song, “Happy,” hasn’t inspired you to live a happier life yet, the following list certainly will. From affirmations to meditation and yoga, we’ve got the lowdown on how to bring a slice of happiness into each and everyday (dancing for no reason included).   Affirmations Thanks to movies showing negative imitations of hippies throwing up peace signs and screaming for self-love, affirmations have gotten a bad reputation in the past. Well, it’s time to shatter those stereotypes because affirmations are an excellent tool for raising your confidence, self-esteem and overall happiness. By repeating simple statements throughout the day, such as, “everywhere I go, I bring joy,” you will believe in yourself and the endless possibilities in life and start attracting positive things. Check out Louise Hay as a great place to start.       Meditation Meditation is one healthy practice that comes with some serious happiness benefits. You can practice by yourself in a quiet room or try guided meditations with apps like Headspace. The app allows users to take just 10 minutes out of their day, leaving them mentally alert, refreshed and calmer. John Kabat-Zinn is another meditation guru who teaches participants to reduce stress, depression and anxiety from their lives.   Yoga You’ve probably already heard about the benefits of yoga for the body, such as increasing strength and flexibility, but for the mind, yoga can be an effective remedy in treating mental disorders, like depression and anxiety. Take 30 minutes a day to practice or, if you simply need a happiness boost, the downward dog is a perfect move for rushing blood and oxygen to the brain, therefore creating those feel-good euphoric feelings.   Self-Love and Body Acceptance Loving yourself is one of the most powerful things you can do. If you don’t have self-love or body acceptance, you will lack confidence and never feel worthy enough to achieve what you want in life. Affirmations and self-love go hand in hand, but another exercise is simply staring at yourself in the mirror and repeating the statement, “I love you.” Along with the mirror exercise, start making a serious effort to watch your negative self-talk and replace it with positive, more soothing statements.   Hobbies/Passion Nothing says happiness like doing something you love. Whether it’s reading, writing or even going for a bicycle ride, do it! Tapping into your passions will help you feel more creative, committed and focused on yourself. Also, learning a new skill is an excellent way to boost your self-esteem and make new friends. Win-win.   Dancing For No Reason And finally, dancing for no reason is at the root of happiness. You can try group classes like Zumba or, if you’re more comfortable dancing alone, simply putting on your favourite songs and dancing around the house will have you burning off calories and starting your morning off right.     (image source) (story sources: 123)

Both girls look absolutely ah-mazing as they celebrated the launch of Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 with Chrissy’s husband John Legend last night. Model Chrissy, 29, was wearing a pair of *very* saucy hot pants.

Wear it dry, and you’ve got your standard dusting of color—classic and predictable (in a good way). But wet! Wearing it wet opens a whole new world of opportunity. “What you’re doing is bringing out the pigmented nature of the shadow,” makeup artist Vincent Oquendo says. “Whenever I wet an eye shadow, it’s when I really want it to pop—but it really has to be a special kind of product to be able to blend after it sets. Because a lot of the times when it sets, you get streaking.” Nobody wants that. In order to avoid any wet shadow mishaps, follow these guidelines:

Product

First, go with the obvious: any eye shadow labeled wet-to-dry. The Nars Dual-Intensity line is the standout—the singles come in 12 different shimmery shades, and there’s a corresponding brush (then there’s the newly released Dual Intensity Blush line, which was all over Fashion Week—but that’s a product for another post). Burberry also makes a few very versatile shades specifically for this in their Wet & Dry Silk Shadows. And the technique-specific eye shadow category isn’t just a ploy to get you to buy more product. “You can’t just use any eye shadow for this,” Vincent says. “Certain ones will harden up on top and become unusable because they’re not made for this.”

Baked shadows are also fair game—we’re fans of Laura Mercier’s Baked Eye Colour Wet/Dry and Lorac’s Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in particular.

For more advanced players, Vincent suggests moving on to straight pigment (MAC or even OCC’s Pure Cosmetic Pigments). With the added moisture, they’ll become easier to layer with other products. For a look with more depth, try using a cream shadow as a based before swiping with a wet powder shadow. “It’s like insurance,” Vincent says. “You’re doubling your wearability.

Brush
This all depends on exactly what you want to do. “Mind the resistance,” Vincent says, particularly if you’re looking for uniform color across the lid. “I tend to recommend a blender brush, which is the brush that looks like a feather duster. If you do it with a stiff brush, you’re defeating yourself before you even start. The joy of a wet-to-dry is you have to get it right amount of product loaded up, and then it blends itself. If the brush is too stiff, it will leave the shadow streaky and then much harder to control.”

However, if tightlining or waterlining is in the cards, a much thinner brush is required accordingly.

Liquid
Do not, repeat, do not put eye drops, water, or any other sort of liquid directly on your eye shadow. This’ll screw up your product for later use. “Lately, I’ve been wetting the brush with the Glossier Soothing Face Mist, but Evian Mineral Water Spray is good for sensitive eyes,” Vincent says. If the top of your powder does get a little hardened by wet application, there’s a trick to remove it: Get a clean mascara spoolie and “exfoliate” your compact, Vincent recommends. This won’t crack the compact and will make it ready to go once more.

Photographed by Tom Newton.

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