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Stretch it out

There’s no better way to start your day than to have a nice and uninterrupted stretching. I used to do stretching when I was actively involved in losing weight. I warm up by stretching. Stretching helps a lot in preventing injuries due to strenuous exercises. I lay flat on my yoga mat to stretch both my feet and arms. I felt so relax after doing that. There are times I just want to sleep on the mat than continue my exercise routine. I bet you felt that bliss too while stretching, don’t you?

Aside from stretching, yoga mat is really helpful when you are into yoga. I only wish that yoga mats are wider than their usual size. I’m not sure if yoga mat at this popular online store provides the same support and comfort like my old reliable yoga mat here.

Music and exercise

An old friend of mine is convincing me to start walking as form of exercise. Walking has helped her to lose some pound. She said that she was able to stand walking for several minutes by listening to music from her cellphone. She started downloading music, including sounds of bugera 333xl and play them repeatedly while walking. She said her type of music gets her in the mood to exercise.

Yoga position to facilitate digestion and elimination

Do you have problem with digestion or elimination? I guess this yoga position called spine twist will help you solve your digestion and elimination problem.

This is how you do it. Lie on your back with your arms out to the sides at shoulder height and your legs extended. Then, bend and lift your right knee toward your chest, keeping your left leg on the floor and turn your head to the side so you’re gazing over your right shoulder. After this, slowly lower your right knee across your body to the left (you can place your left hand on it for a deeper stretch or to help hold it in position). Hold for several breaths, relaxing knee toward the floor as far as possible. Switch sides and repeat. (Steps and photo credits: ivillage.com.)

I hope this yoga position could also help those in dire need of losing weight. If there are effective yoga positions that could actually help one to shed unwanted pounds, then no one will go gaga over artificial means.

Do you know of yoga positions that can help you lose weight?