Fit, Fresh and Fierce.


N. & K.
This is our journey to achieving health and happiness.
beinghappyhavingjoy:

fitocracy:

Handy guide on how to avoid wrist pain in yoga.

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fitblrvictory:

If you want to tone your legs and butt but don’t want to have to go to the gym to do it, this is the article for you. I want to share with you 5 exercises to tone legs at home with no weights or machines necessary. You can do these exercises in front of the TV if you like. They will still work marvelously.
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valerielavigneyoga:

HIP OPENERS!

There are a number of benefits to stretching out your hips! Agile hips can improve circulation in your legs, ease back pain, and help your knees. Although, what you might not already know, is that your hips hold onto a lot of negative energy and emotions: such as sadness, guilt, and fear.

Anything that we don’t want to deal with in our lives we put away in our hips, so it’s important to stretch them out, as well as move prana (life force/energy) to this area. Our pranayama is our breath work. 

The following is a list of excellent hip opening asanas with links to how to get into the postures. If you are practicing at home, make sure to warm up with a few sun salutations before moving into the asanas.

Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge)

Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide Legged Standing Forward Bend)

Utkatasana Variation (Fierce)

Malasana (Yogic Squat)

Utthan Pristhasana (Lizard)

Eka Pada Rajakapotasana Prep (Pigeon)

Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fish)

Agnistambhasana (Double Pigeon)

Gomukhasana (Cow Face)

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alohasummerlove:

We are golden ☀️

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thefitty:

kill that muffin top!

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tumblrgym:

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piecesinprogress:

After many requests, I put together a guide of what I think are some of the most important elements of starting to do yoga! Everything in this post, from pictures to definitions, are from my own experience both in my personal practice and in becoming a certified yoga instructor! I feel blessed every day to be able to do what I love, especially in practicing and teaching yoga, and I truly hope  this guide helps you find some of the joy yoga has brought me.

 

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Anonymous asked: hey! your blog is wonderful, and i thought that you might be able to give me a bit of advice. i'm going through something similar to k; throughout my childhood/early teenage years i had an extremely fast metabolism and ate an excessive amount of junk food. puberty has struck and i'd like to start working out. but because i've never had to work out before, i'm entirely clueless as to where to start. i'm not fat or short. i just genuinely do not know a thing about fitness. do you have any advice?

Hello, thank you for the lovely message! As for your workout problem, I would maybe suggest you start of with something you feel comfortable with„ for example an existing sport you already do, or join a school/out of school sports team. That can be a little daunting so you can can also try swimming or jogging. For me, I’ve found that a mixture of cardio and resistance training (weights) works best. I try and do 20 minutes of cardio on the running machine or elliptical machine to start myself off. I’ll do 5 min of  an easy jog then 1 min of a fast run and alternate like this for 20 min, which really helps get your heart rate going. As for resistance training, I change it up each time. For example, one day I will do squats with 5kg weights, the sit ups and Russian twists (a kind of sit up) with two 3kg weights. Another day I might then use machines at the gym designed to work your arm muscles etc. I recommend you do some research before you start! Also, try and eat healthy by drinking lots of water and being aware of how much junk food you eat. I’m no nutritionist/fitness instructor but those tips have worked for me! I hope this helps and feel free to ask anymore questions! 

- K