Thursday, December 18, 2008

Yoga technique to tone your ab muscles

This is one of the easiest yoga postures to tone your abdominal muscles and reduce fat around the belly area.If this yoga exercise is incorporated into your abdomen exercise regimen,it will surely aid getting faster results.However,if you have a stomach disorder it is advisable to consult with your doctor before doing it.

1. Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart.

Place your hands just above your knees, with your fingers on the inside of your thighs, right hand on right thigh, left hand on left thigh.

2. Exhale forcefully through your mouth till your lungs are empty.

Immediately, and without breathing in, use your abdominal muscles to lift your abdomen up and towards your spine as high as you can.

Hold the position for 5-10 seconds. Don't breath in yet!

3. Relax your abdominal wall and let everything gently fall back into place, THEN take a slow, deep breath (or two).

That's one round. Do two or three rounds to start. Build up to five or six.

4. As you finish your last round stand fully upright, arms hanging loosely by your sides.

Take a slow, deep breath as you raise your (straight) arms up in front of your body and above your head.

Stretch up as high as you comfortably can and hold your breath for a few seconds.

Feel your abs stretching.

Gently exhale as you slowly and smoothly bring your arms back down to your sides.

Repeat step four a couple of times if you wish.


rajans said...

"ayurveda" is a Sanskrit word that means "to join." Yoga, then, is union and the way to union. What do we join through yoga?First, we join our awareness to our own essential being: spirit that is consciousness.In yoga philosophy this is known as the atman or self. Next we join our finiteconsciousness to the Infinite Consciousness: God, the Supreme Self (Paramatman).In essence they are eternally one, and according to yogic philosophy all spirits originally dwelt in consciousness of that oneness. But in the descent into the material world for the purpose of evolving and extending its scope of consciousness, the individual spirit has lost its awareness of that eternal union, and therefore los the capacity to live in and manifest the union on a practical level.Through yoga the lost consciousness can be regained and actualized in the individual's practical life sphere. So profound and so necessary is yoga to the evolving consciousness, there is no more important subject in the world.Regarding this, a yogi-adept of the twentieth century, Dr. I. K. Taimni, remarked in his book The Science of Yoga: "According to the yogic philosophy it is possible to rise completely above the illusions and miseries of life and to gain infinite knowledge, bliss, and power through enlightenment here and now while we are still living in the physical body. And if we do not attain this enlightenment while we are still alive we will have to come back again and again into this world until we have accomplished this appointed task. So it is not a question of choosing the path of yoga or rejecting it. It is a question of choosing it now or in some future life. It is a question of gaining enlightenment as soon as possible and avoiding the suffering in the future or postponing the effort and going through further suffering which is unnecessary and avoidable. This is the meaning of Yoga Sutra 2:16: 'The misery which is not yet come can and is to be avoided.' No vague promise of an uncertain postmortem happiness this, but a definite scientific assertion of a fact verified by the experience of innumerable yogis, saints, and sages who have trodden the path of yoga throughout the ages."

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