- Tighten Your Stomach Muscles
- Tighten Your Tummy!
- 7 Stomach Muscle Exercise Habits To Avoid
- Flat Belly Diets
- Free Trial Scams
- Pilates Classes
- Your Busy Life
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- Section 4: Busy Life
- Section 5: Busy Life
- Easy Exercise Videos
- Fitness DVDs for Men
- Fitness DVDs for Women
- 6-Pack Abs for Men
- For Women Over 40 Only
- Exercise Equipment for People on the Go
- Food Myths
- The Salad Dressing to Avoid Like the Plague
- Do 3 Day Diets Work?
Tighten Stomach Muscles with Yoga
How to Lose Tummy Fat with Yoga
Yoga is an excellent workout program, not only to flatten the stomach and get rid of belly fat, but also to tone the whole body, (including the muscle between your ears) that affects your complete well being.. Yoga has a variety of exercises for every muscle group including the abdominal areas. They start with the simpler movements for the novice and gradually move towards more difficult and intense movements for the more advanced.
As you become more experienced, and your body begins to limber up, you will be able to perform the more difficult movements with ease. You will notice (if performed daily) within a weeks time, the beginning of the body toning itself; gaining strength; gaining muscle elasticity; and the bonus will be a more relaxed state of mind. Yoga involves the whole body and mind experience.
Keep in mind that just because one trainer may consider a specific exercise to be the best abdominal exercise, does not necessarily mean it is the best for everyone. Each individual's body is unique and will respond differently to certain movements and different exercise regimes.
Any one that is serious about working on the abdominal muscles should try a variety for each muscle group to determine which ones most comfortable for them and that bring the best results. The best scenario is not to focus on the stomach area alone, but to consider the complete body for an all around, unified work out system
Yoga Will Not Be a Strain on the Body
This, however, will not apply to Yoga exercises as they are geared to start out slow and easy. Regardless of the age of the individual, the individuals present fitness, or of any disability the practitioner may have, Yoga can be accomplished by anyone.
Often novices will feel that they are not accomplishing their immediate goals because of the ease of the movements; but they will begin to notice the change in their ability to not only perform more advanced movements; but they will also begin to notice the change in their physical appearance. Within a short period of time, the movements will become easier and the practitioner will be able to move up to more intense movements. As the body becomes more supple and elasticized, it will adjust to the progression of more advanced movements with ease.
Whatever routine you should decide on, don't be in too big of a rush to achieve your goal. It is important to remember, as with all things, it will take time to get the desired results. After all, it took time to get you into the state you are now in, and It didn't happen over night. Your condition took time to create and will take time to undo and correct.
Make the commitment to stick with whatever program you are comfortable with until you have the flat stomach, or the toned body that you desire. The good news is that stomach muscles respond very well to even a little exercise. Add a good healthy diet to your exercise routine, and you will most surely see results.
Hatha Yoga can direct you towards a better physic, a more relaxed psyche, and improved health. Yoga will enable you to calm your mind through relaxation techniques that will enable an individual to "see" their personal problems from a new perspective. I do want to stress two facts.
Fact #1 - The Aim of Hatha Yoga
Fact #2 - Hatha Yoga is Neither Easy nor Difficult
The determination that is required for any physical training program is the only thing that will keep you focused to succeed. As you continue with the program the movements increase in difficulty and intensity. As you are able to flow into the next level of intensity, you will find your self esteem greatly increased as you realize the accomplishments you have gained.
It is ALL Up to You
Why not weight lifting, aerobics, sports, swimming, or even dancing? All of these will improve the circulation, the figure, strengthen the body muscles and yes, tighten your stomach muscles.
The choice is up to you and what works best for you.
What I have found that works for me is practicing yoga early every morning,Then at other timest of the day, selecting other things to confuse the body's intelligence.
1. Walk the dog at a scheduled time every day. If you don't have a dog, take walks at different times every day. The schedule is for the dog and not you.
2. Swim on Monday afternoons and again Wednesday mornings after Yoga.
3. Aerobics some time on Thursday
4. Strength training with weights on Friday morning.
5. Ride the bike early Saturday, after my Yoga exercises.
6. Change it the following week (except for the dog) to a complete different schedule to keep the body confused and still burning calories.
What Else Does Hatha Yoga Have to Offer ?
Simply that Hatha Yoga will provide an extraordinary control over the body and awaken the mind and spirit, the higher self if you like, as no purely physical activity could possibly do.
A large section of the community that involves the aged, the frail, the weak, and the physically challenged, are much more apt to perform Yoga exercises than strenuous physical activities. Those types of activities involve rigorous and rapid movement. Hatha Yoga does not. It is essentially a static science.
Basically one moves slowly into a Yoga position, or asana, and remains so for as long as possible. Stress is laid on pressure of certain organs, glands and muscles rather than on movement. When movement is used it is always gentle and graceful, similar to the dance of the ballet.
Anyone and everyone can benefit from Yoga regardless of age, sex, race, vocation, religious belief, or physical ability. It is a universal science. It can lead to more abundant living and a new awareness of higher things through ridding your body of the pains and diseases which drag your mind down into the earth when it wants to wing its way upwards towards the light of the heavens.
Even if your aim is not to have a high level of mental discipline, and I know, many of you do not, you can still, with disciplined practice, improve your general health and physical appearance beyond belief.
You will find that once you gain Yoga knowledge,it will begin to influence you in your daily life. No matter who you are, Yoga will gradually influence every part of your life, from your attitude towards others to the way you sleep, breathe, think, and even eat.
Eat? What Has Eating Got to Do with Yoga?
It has very much to do with it. It is a mystifying fact that the doctrine of non-violence very soon influences even the most enthusiastic meat-eaters to think again about adapting a vegetarian diet, or at the very least cutting the red meat out of the diet. By eliminating much of the red meat in your diet, the tendency to eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains will increase which will have a tremendous impact on your weight and overall health.
Whatever your reasons (and there can never be a bad reason for doing something positive) for looking into Yoga as a means to tighten your stomach muscles or smooth out your waste line, Yoga can help you with your everyday problems on all levels. As you grow healthier and more relaxed you will also become a gentler person that is less inclined to fits of irritation and temper. Yoga provides the counter-weight so urgently needed for the increasing nervous, mental and physical tensions of our modern life in today's society.