Explore the health and wellbeing issues concerning yoga and the Zone diet.
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Learn about Yoga and Zone Diet Wellbeing a to z Yoga Host: Discover how people have been moving for over 5,000 years. Yoga perhaps began in the Indus Valley in roughly 3,000 B.C. according to figures etched on ancient seals. For today’s practitioner yoga options are limitless with a multitude of styles and schools to choose from. The health benefits of yoga are many. Yoga stretches the muscles and massages the lymph nodes thus enhancing immunity. It turns the muscles without severe ripping into a pair action associated with other forms of muscle building. Depending on what you’re after there is a yoga that’s just right for you. If you’re after the pure physical effects of yoga. Hatha could be just the thing you’re looking for. Each Asana or position has a special benefit view of physical wellbeing down face dog pose will relieve minor backaches, strengthen the arms and shoulders, stretch the hamstring and open up the respiratory system but there is more to yoga than just the physical. Yoga is an 8 fold path for people who have serious practitioners. AG Mohan (Yoga Instructor) The purpose of the practice of yoga is to have a healthy body and a peaceful mind as long as what we do leads us to a healthy body and a peaceful mind that’s right we’re going to have to be careful because of the explosion in the yoga now. You have to discern it and then see what is good for you and be clear. Mewl-Wan So: (Yoga Practitioner) In India and I see yoga is a therapy and also for the spirit, but in Hong-Kong the majority of people is still like thinking yoga it’s just for physical and when you’re talking of meditation they will say oh no I’m not ready for that. Host: For the sake of who wants more than just a workout the 8-fold path is a lifelong journey. Yama is the path of non violence to others. We yama is the 2nd path dedicated to treating yourself with respect. Asana is the 3rd path to physical health. Pranayama is the 4th path and focuses on life force through controlled breathing. In preparation for meditation Pratyahara, then it’s on to the 6th path of Dharana or single point focus. The 7th path is for those who have trained hard to achieve meditation without an object or distractions in the mind, oneness with the universe. The last path is Samadhi the ultimate goal of yoga. Absolute bliss through superconciousness. Zone Diet Jennifer Aniston and Cindy Crawford are in the zone. They both follow the original zone diet developed by biochemist Barry Sears. But is this diet just another load of Hollywood hog wash or is a serious science. Sears suggest dividing your plate into zones to get your body into the correct hormonal zone for losing weight. 30% of your plate will be loaded with a lean piece of protein the size and thickness of your palm. The rest of your plate will be loaded with fruit and veggies including carbohydrates. Add to this a dash of good fat such as mono-saturated heart healthy olive oil or avocado. This ratio of protein to carbohydrates produces anti- inflammatory chemicals in your body that benefit the circulatory system and balance your insulin levels making it easer for your body to burn fat. The majority of diets reduce fats intake which increases insulin and cause the body to store fat. Sears calls this the fat paradox. He believes you have to eat fat to lose fat. His favorite kinds of fats are Omega 3. Studies prove the zone diet is very effective at helping people lose weight. It’s even being recommended for people with diabetes type II. Regular yogic meditation has been shown to reduce the frequency and severity of epileptic fix and sufferers.