As a youngster, BKS Iyengar suffered from tuberculosis, malaria and typhoid. He was a sickly kid but yoga helped him to such an extent that he was healthier than most people at ripe-old age of 95. That’s why his passing is even more shocking. The message on his website read: ‘I always tell people, live happily and die majestically.’ He had been admitted to the hospital after he faced …
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By now you must have seen endless videos of celebs and even commoners taking up the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and posting videos of them, or friends pouring buckets of ice water over their heads. While this is still on, a new challenge called the push-up challenge is also doing the rounds. Started by people from the fitness and bodybuilding circuit, the challenge is essentially for raising funds …
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After appearing stark naked on the posters of PK, Aamir Khan has asked his good friend Salman Khan to do the same. He said: ‘Salman wore the Dhoom 3 hat for me in Big Boss, so now I want to see if he does this. Let's see if he can do this...he has removed his shirt, now can he remove his pants. I want to test Salman's friendship,’ Aamir said. When asked whether he would go nude for a movie, …
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Want to try a sure-shot way of losing extra flab? Leave your car at home and try public transport instead. Commuting to work by active (walking or cycling) and public modes of transport is linked to lower body weight and body fat composition compared with those using cars, suggests a British study. Active commuters are at lower risk of being overweight but there was a lack of good evidence …
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Belly fat is probably the toughest and biggest weight problem that most people have. It is difficult to melt fat from this area and you need to exercise to tone it. However, eating certain foods can also help you shrink your belly fat. Nutritionist Farzana Chauhan lists a few such food items. Egg white An egg a day can keep health problems away! According to Farzana, ‘Egg whites contain good …
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Today BKS iyengar, the man who brought Iyengar yoga to the world passed away and has left behind a wonderful legacy – Iyengar yoga. While, there are a number of people who do follow this type of yoga, there are still some who do not understand the exact principles of the practice. In this post we bring you 10 reasons you should try Iyengar yoga. Makes you more flexible: When you practice …
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We swoon over celebrities and their desirable figures. There is a lot that goes behind looking that stunning at red carpet events or even otherwise. An ideal diet requires eating right, following afitness regime and a healthy diet overall, to show results. Having said this, not all diets laid out are suitable and show expected results and some may turn out to be complete disasters. We list out 5 …
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The world mourns the death of one of India’s legendary yoga gurus, BKS Iyengar. The man put yoga on the international map, thanks to which several people, including renowned celebrities incorporated it in their daily lives. We take a look at some popular Indian and international celebs who owe their fit bodies to Iyengar Yoga. Sachin Tendulkar The legendary cricketer had tailor-made yoga …
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Yoga guru BKS Iyengar passed away on August 20, 2014, leaving behind a message ‘I always tell people, live happily and die majestically.’(as per his website). The yoga guru, who is also hailed as the father of modern yoga and has been awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2002 and Padma Vibhushan in 2014 for his achievements had been admitted to a hospital after he faced difficulty breathing. His …
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Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, better known as BKS Iyengar recently passed away at the ripe old age of 96 and even he couldn’t have dreamt of the impact his yoga teachings have had all over the world. His teachings transformed yoga from an esoteric spiritual practice, practised in the East, to a worldwide phenomenon and one of the most popular forms of exercise in the West. He …
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Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, better known as BKS Iyengar recently passed away at the ripe old age of 95 and even he couldn’t have dreamt of the impact his yoga teachings have had all over the world. His teachings transformed yoga from an esoteric spiritual practice, practised in the East, to a worldwide phenomenon and one of the most popular forms of exercise in the West. His …
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All set to shed those extra kilos and get a thinner, lighter body? People usually start on an optimistic note but at times the confidence and motivation dwindles which leads to them opting out of their weight loss plan prematurely. If you too are on a weight loss mission, here are five ways to track your progress in a healthy way, by fitness and diet expert Prema Kodical. Notice the change in …
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Practicing hatha yoga three times a week can improve sedentary adults' performance on cognitive tasks that are relevant to everyday life, a promising study indicates. The study involved 108 adults between ages 55 and 79 years; 61 of them attended hatha yoga classes. The others met for the same number and length of sessions and engaged in stretching and toning exercises instead of yoga. At the …
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If you want to build a strong body you need to work all the parts equally, including the legs. Sadly, most people tend to ignore the legs giving them a lop-sided physique. Not only that but doing weight training exercises for the legs ups our metabolism and helps us maintain a healthier physique. So if you want a well-balanced body, then you have to include these exercises in your overall regimen …
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