There's standard yoga... and then there's the latest exercise fad - "Bikram," or hot yoga. Wondering which one is the best for you? Here's a look:
The biggest difference between hot and regular yoga is the amount of calories that are burned during the exercise session. While both yoga practices consist of various stretching postures to promote relaxation and increased flexibility, those who participate in hot yoga sessions are able to burn up to 30 percent more calories than traditional yoga sessions. Specifically, one 90-minute hot yoga session can burn up to 1,000 calories. Here's how:
So when you're pondering the differences between hot and regular yoga, think of it this way. Hot yoga is like regular yoga, but with more intense aspects. Standard yoga is good for you, there's no doubt about that. But hot yoga takes all the benefits that are attained in a standard session of yoga and enhances them. It's kind of like the difference between standard fruits and vegetables and organic foods of the same kind. It's best for healthy people, as those with heart disease, heat intolerance and dehydration issues may actually experience more problems than benefits from hot yoga. While the spiritual benefits of both practices can be seen as equal, the physical aspects of hot yoga are more demanding and produce higher calorie burning and require more effort. Those who practice it can expect to see an increase in their level of yoga workout.
Organic foods are good for you, but why? Why should you be reaching out for these foods instead of just anything?
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We are constantly astounded by the pure beauty of the lotus flower. We often see the lotus flower blooming in murky ponds as it rises from the depths to create a spot of living pureness on the cloudy water's surface. Considered the national flower of India, it isn't any wonder why this flower captivates us.
In the Hinduism and Buddhism religions, the lotus flower holds several meanings and symbolisms. Since the lotus flower grows from muddy water, it illustrates the human spirit growing up from the murk to reach enlightenment. A second meaning to the lotus flower also involves purity. Since the lotus flower is clean and beautiful as it emerges from the water, the flower resembles the purification and faithfulness of the spirit being born from the murkiness surrounding it as the person works at being faithful so that the mind and spirit are pure and enlightened.
The different colors of the lotus flower also have different symbolisms. White lotus flowers symbolize the purity of the mind and spirit. The blue lotus flower symbolizes the wisdom needed to obtain enlightenment while the red lotus flower symbolizes love and compassion.
In addition to the lotus flower itself holding a meaning to the people of India, the mud that the lotus flower grows from also has a special symbolism. The mud shows that we are all born into a world that has suffering. We must rise above the evil and pain in the world, like the lotus flower, as our enlightenment blooms like the petals on the flower.
There are numerous ways that we can obtain our enlightenment as it begins by purifying the body, mind and spirit. You can help the body find purity and be beautiful by eating healthy organic foods. Once the body is pure, we have an easier time reaching enlightenment for the mind and spirit.
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You might panic when you discover that coconut oil contains saturated fats--except that the saturated fats in coconut oil are medium chain triglycerides. In contrast to unhealthy fats called long-chain triglycerides(the kind that clog arteries and cause atherosclerosis), MCTs are easily absorbed and metabolized by the body to prevent accumulation of fat deposits. In other words, the calories in coconut oil are almost immediately converted to energy (instead of stored) for use by your muscles, brain and organs. This makes coconut oil excellent to use in any weight management program.