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How to do Reverse Warrior Pose Infographic
Because you will end up buying sooo much junk and food you dont really need.

Because you will end up buying sooo much junk and food you dont really need.

If this happens SOMEONE BETTER TELL ME

If this happens SOMEONE BETTER TELL ME

If you are looking to build a solid core, check out this professionally programmed core training plan from Greatist that’ll give you the strength to nail difficult yoga poses in no time!

1. Cat-Cow

Sticking out your booty might feel embarrassing, but this easy move is perfect for warming up the back muscles, shoulders, and core.

Get on all fours with the back flat and gaze towards the floor. Line up your hands underneath the shoulders and knees under the hips. Exhale, tucking the tailbone and rounding the spine towards the ceiling, and release the neck. Then inhale, lifting the shoulders and seat bones towards the ceiling and raising the head to look straight ahead. Repeat slowly and gently as many times as needed to warm up the spine and core. 

2. Boat Pose

This classic Pilates move really challenges the rectus abdominis muscles. If a “full boat” is too tough, try a variation with bent knees or using the arms to help support the upper body.

From a seated position, lean back gently to balance between the seat bones and the tailbone. Keep the upper body tall and strong (it helps to visualize the torso as lengthening with every breath). Exhale and slowly raise the legs so that they’re at a 45-degree angle with the ground. Legs should be zipped together and straight, although bending the knees makes this pose easier for beginners. Hold for 15-30 seconds, then rest and repeat.

3. Side Plank

No yoga routine would be complete without this classic abdominal exercise. Engage the transversus abdominis and obliques by pulling the belly button towards the navel and raising the hips high.

From a regular plank, rotate the body to the left so the body is resting on the outside edge of the right foot and the right hand. Extend the left arm perpendicular to the body (so it forms a “T”), and focus on extending the body in one straight line from the crown of the head through the feet. Hold for 15 to 30 seconds, and then switch sides and repeat.

4. Basic Crunch

While it’s true that too many crunches can tighten the rectus abdominis and reduce flexibility, this classic fitness move still has its benefits. Make sure to prevent neck strain by supporting the head and neck carefully with the hands.

Lie back with legs bent at the knee and feet in the air (“tabletop” position). Place the palms on the back of the head with the elbows pointing outwards. Inhale, bringing the sternum towards the knees. At the same time, lift the tailbone, bringing the knees towards the head. Exhale and release. Repeat 10-15 times.   

5. Twisted Root Crunches

These complicated crunches get a bit deeper than the basic exercise listed above. By engaging the upper body and the lower body, it’s possible to work upper and lower abdominals (and inner and outer muscles) at the same time.

Lie back with knees bent and feet on the floor. Wrap the left leg over the right leg and (if possible) tuck the left foot under the right calf. If wrapping one leg around the other twice isn’t feasible, just wrap once and let the left foot dangle. Inhale and bring the hands behind the head to support the neck. Exhale and bring the elbows towards the ceiling. Inhale deep into the core. Exhale, bringing the knees straight up and raising the elbows towards the ceiling. Inhale and bring the legs, head, and chest back to the starting position. Repeat as 10-15 times.

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (Vegan) - recipe

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (Vegan) - recipe

Dill Cucumber Salad
Ingredients
1 pound mixed cucumbers like English cucumbers, cocktail cucumbers and garden cucumbers, sliced into ¼ inch rounds
½ red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
½ cup water
¼ cup fresh dill leaves, chopped
Instructions

Combine the sliced cucumbers in a colander set inside a medium size bowl and sprinkle with the salt and sugar. Place in the refrigerator for about an hour. Drain the cucumbers. Add the onion, vinegars, water and dill. Serve or refrigerate. The cucumbers will become more pickled as they sit.
(Source: Foodie Crush)

Dill Cucumber Salad

Ingredients

1 pound mixed cucumbers like English cucumbers, cocktail cucumbers and garden cucumbers, sliced into ¼ inch rounds

½ red onion, peeled and thinly sliced

2 teaspoons kosher salt

2 teaspoons granulated sugar

2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

2 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar

2 teaspoons cider vinegar

½ cup water

¼ cup fresh dill leaves, chopped

Instructions

Combine the sliced cucumbers in a colander set inside a medium size bowl and sprinkle with the salt and sugar. Place in the refrigerator for about an hour. Drain the cucumbers. Add the onion, vinegars, water and dill. Serve or refrigerate. The cucumbers will become more pickled as they sit.

(Source: Foodie Crush)

If you don’t like working out alone, grab a friend, parent or partner and give these partner exercises ago. 

healthfitnesshumour:

We all know the importance of sleep for our health and wellbeing. Here is an infographic of what lack of sleep can do to us. If you can’t sleep, try these: 
Soothing music before bed time or in the background. You know like the one they have when you go for a massage and you end up falling asleep -  (is that just me?)
Warm bath before bed to relax your body. 
Turn off your phone/iPad/Laptop (any technology) off about ha,lf an hour before bedtime to relax your brain else it will be wired. 
Breath deeply - this will helps reduce your heart rate and blood pressure, releases endorphins, and relaxes your body, priming you for sleep. Inhale for 5 seconds, pause for 3, then exhale

healthfitnesshumour:

We all know the importance of sleep for our health and wellbeing. Here is an infographic of what lack of sleep can do to us. If you can’t sleep, try these: 

  1. Soothing music before bed time or in the background. You know like the one they have when you go for a massage and you end up falling asleep -  (is that just me?)
  2. Warm bath before bed to relax your body. 
  3. Turn off your phone/iPad/Laptop (any technology) off about ha,lf an hour before bedtime to relax your brain else it will be wired. 
  4. Breath deeply - this will helps reduce your heart rate and blood pressure, releases endorphins, and relaxes your body, priming you for sleep. Inhale for 5 seconds, pause for 3, then exhale
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