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How To Shape And Tone Up For Well Being And Health

Updated on June 13, 2013
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Christine, a wife, mother and homemaker for over 30 years, has an NVQ3 in Childcare & Education & loves cooking, music, health & nutrition.

Discover the amazing benefits of yoga and toning

Welcome Health and Fitness Friend!

In this very visual and stimulating world we all want to look good, but we know that for most of us, it doesn't just happen on it's own. Men and women want what brings them well being and health to give them physical benefits that will also set their mind free from the stresses and worries of life. Let me help you get started.

Where else can you find a method to transform your complete self? Yoga does just that, incorporating mind, body and spirit. It has been around for thousands of years, originating in India, expounded by Patanjali, an Indian sage who is today known as the compiler of Yoga sutras. It is still relevant and evolving today. It is a great way to get and remain in-shape and benefits every part of you as it particularly balances the spirit, creating a culmination of physical and mental well-being. There are poses for the beginner and others that take longer to learn. You can be assured of a toned body with great posture. Take a look at the yoga DVD below to get you started and well on the way to real health and fitness!

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Many people are aware that they need to lose weight, and yet are understandably unwilling to take on yet another fitness regime or diet that they will inevitably give up on after a few weeks. They will then feel discouraged and even more unhappy about their appearance. If this is you, then yoga with toning could be what you need, because it not only concentrates on toning the body, but also the mind. After all, without the support of a good mind and faith in what you are doing, how can your body keep going?

Doing yoga will give you a healthy body awareness and through gentle movements and stretching, you will be able to discover a new level of comfort in your own body without all the huffing and puffing that so many training methods demand. You will be able to find a place of calm and peace, so that you will have the power to believe in yourself enough to give your body the attention it needs. Enjoy seeing excess fat give way to toned muscles.

Yoga toning will gently guide you through different levels, depending on your health, age and capability, making it a safe training method. As your strength, flexibility and muscle tone improve you will find a greater self-confidence and improved posture that will give you a better body shape that's guaranteed to look good!

There are hundreds of diets on the market but the truth is they are not effective on their own - nothing beats regular exercise and a good healthy natural diet. Weight loss will be a natural by product of this workout - through better muscle toning as your body becomes more balanced and in tune with itself. And as your self-esteem changes then so will your eating patterns.

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By reflecting, meditating and contemplating you are able to know your body and keep healthy, reducing stress and anxiety. Yoga enables you to achieve a body and mind balance through the poses or Asanas, breathing techniques ({Pranayama) and meditations. Through concentrating intently on what your body is doing it brings a calmness to the mind. The physical activity helps to relieve stress and because of the concentration required, your daily worries can feel a lot smaller and everything falls into perspective, even melting away for the time that you are doing yoga, as yoga teaches you to "be in the moment."

Thank You For Visiting "How To Shape And Tone Up" - I hope you found it helpful. I would love to hear from you!

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    • Bill Armstrong profile image

      Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

      My neighbor is an instructor and I see her in some weird positions, but she is very fit and looks good for it

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      oraisoopoopo 5 years ago

      Want to try yoga soon

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      Linda Jo Martin 5 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      I have been doing some yoga, but like to do aerobic workouts and hike a lot too.

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      davenjilli lm 5 years ago

      I have been wondering about yoga lately, nice lens

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Great lens. Thanks for adding it to my Fitness lens.

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      seashell2 8 years ago

      Great lens... we could all probably do more to benefit our health!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      I walk a lot, but it's not enough. I need to add strength and stretching exercises to my daily routine.

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