Yoga Poses for Firm Breast (Breast Lift)
The physical postures, breathing exercises and meditation practices of Yoga have been proven to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, regulate heart rate and even retard the aging process. The exercises of Yoga are designed to put pressure on the Glandular Systems of the body, thereby increasing its efficiency and total health. The five principles of yoga are namely proper relaxation, proper exercise, proper breathing, proper diet and positive thinking and meditation. Each has its different purposes in releasing tension and stress in our body. Yoga has direct impact in breast enhancement in many ways. Many of yoga postures tend to stretch your chest and therefore, open up your shoulders and chest. When you focus the “pull” in your chest, it will strengthen your muscle, help your breast to enlarge and prevent sagging breast, thereby, helps in keeping the breast line attractive.
This means that yoga could be used in your attempt to enlarge your bosom. The following are several forms of yoga asana that can help in breast lift:
This type of asana requires that you stand straight with a relaxed and firm spine. Place your arms at the side while keeping your feet close together. Slowly raise your arms from the side to the front of your bust in the namaskara position, palms together and elbows apart. Raise your right leg until your sole is in touch with your the left knee. Maintain this pose for at least one minute.
This yoga exercise will help gently expand your chest. It is always vital to stand straight but this time stretch your arms at the back of your head. While inhaling, slowly bend your waist while separating the arms. Bend forward while exhaling and move on in the same pace until your fingers reach your toes. A daily 10-minute routine of this asana will help you achieve the breast size you want.
This could be done in a sitting position with the legs kept together. Bend the right leg in such a way that your heel is placed on the side of your left leg with the ankle touching the left thigh as well. Keep your palms on the floor then twist your body slowly to the right. After placing your left hand on your right foot, turn your face to the right aligned with your right shoulder. The same steps should be done on the other side.
Total Body Workout Routines For Men And Women
Let me tell you how I went from training 6 times a week to just 3 times and why total body workouts is the training method that allowed me to do so.
But first, let me say that I did see results when I trained nearly every day. I lost weight, burned body fat, and gained muscle mass. However, I also became a gym slave and I was rapidly losing interest in my workouts.
How did I get to the point where I was training so often?
I used to do split training workouts in which I trained 3 muscle groups during each strength workout and squeezed in two long cardio workouts per week as well. I was spending about 9-10 hours each week in the gym.
Crazy and not-sustainable (keep in mind that I was single at the time).
Why I Did It and Why I Stopped
The reason why I used to train this way is that this was what I was taught. I was told that I needed to let my muscles rest for a day or two between each workout. So, I could do a chest-triceps-shoulders workout on Sunday, a back-biceps-legs session on Monday, a cardio workout on Tuesday, and go back to the beginning of the cycle on Wednesday.
The problems were:
- It was taking me a whole lot of time.
- It was getting boring because I couldn’t do complex exercises as various parts of my body were always “resting”.
- My improvement stalled.
I then learned that I could train differently, save time, and get even faster fat loss results. The technique is Total Body Workouts.
When you do a total body workout, you train your entire body (or nearly all of it) during each session. What this forces you to do is:
- Train less times per week (because your muscles still need their rest time).
- Do less exercises per body part. This keeps the workout short and allows you to place a greater load during each set.
- You need to do complex, full body exercises in order to target all of your body.
The beauty of this method is that your body is actually working harder due to the complex exercises, you’re able to achieve a better fat loss effect, and you save a lot of time.
An added benefit is that your workouts become much more interesting. Instead of being forced to repeat the same exercises over and over again, you can now do a variety of exercise combos that train your body in new ways.
How I Train Today
Today I do 3 – 4 home workouts each week (usually 3) and I train my entire body from head to toe. I do a variety of exercises that include jumps, combos, bodyweight exercises, dumbbell exercises, and I even do towel exercises (which are surprisingly effective).
I try to spice my workouts with some new exercises which I get from a number of friends and fitness experts like Kareem Samhouri and Craig Ballantyne. I do multi-jointed exercises that train a number of muscle groups together and I try to challenge myself with each workout. I also train in circuits to increase the intensity even further and to save more time.
The result is that I’m continuing to tone my body, burn body fat, and I do it in less than half the total workout time that I used to spend in the past.
Total Body Workout For Women and Men
Before I give you a number of total body workout routines that you can do, let me just say that this works for women and men. It works whether you want to focus on fat burning, add some muscle to your body, or both. It may not be right for bodybuilders who only want to get as big as possible, but for people who just want to look and feel their best, this works.
Total Body Workout Routines
Here are a number of routines that you can do. Remember, this is for men and women both. Also, note that each workout must begin with a warm up.
- 25 jump squats.
- Standing DB back rows (you can do two handed or single handed).
- DB Chest presses on a bench or stability ball.
- Reverse lunges with bicep curls.
- 25 lunge jumps.
- DB deadlifts.
- Push-ups (change from elevated, spider, and close grip).
- Squats and shoulder press.
- Side Plank.
- 25 Squat jumps.
- Seated rows – on a machine, with cables, or with a towel if you train at home and don’t own any workout bands.
- DB Chest Presses.
- Triceps dips.
- Reverse crunches.
- Burprees for 30 seconds.
- Squat with DB swing (one or two handed).
- Pull ups (or assisted pull ups if you need to).
- DB Chest Flies.
- Plank on a stability ball.
- Squat jumps.
- Forward lunges with diagonal two-handed DB swing.
- DB chest presses.
- One handed row on a bench (can also be done with a coffee table or other low platform).
- Stability Ball Rollout.
- Lunge jumps.
- Side squat with two-handed DB push.
- Pull ups (or chin ups).
- Backward lunges with bicep curls.
- Side plank.
- 30 seconds fast mountain climbers.
- One handed DB row.
- Squat and diagonal DB swing.
- Lunge with overhead lift.
- Lying triceps extension.
- Box jumps.
- Step up with hammer curls.
- Decline push-ups with a stability ball.
- Pull ups.
- Side plank.
- Burpees with push-ups.
- Squat and DB swing.
- Inverted rows (Australian pull ups)
- Forward lunge with bicep curls.
- Calf raises.
- Reverse crunches.
You can mix and match these circuits in your workouts to keep things interesting. You will need to repeat all 3 of the circuits in each workout several times to get a complete stimulation. Remember, you should rest only between each circuit.
Your choice of exercises may change if you workout at home or at a gym and based on the equipment you have access to. Wherever you train, there is no excuse to do a lame workout. Make each session count.
If you train like this you will burn body fat quickly. Now, all you need is a good diet program to make sure you’re eating right and you shouldn’t have any problem to get leaner quickly.
|Place your open hand at the base of your throat, stretched across your collarbone. Holding your hand down, extend your neck up, leading with your chin and stretch with your bottom jaw, only, towards the ceiling. Do NOT swallow, but rather reach with your bottom lip towards the ceiling “looking” like a gulping fish. Make 10 “gulps”. Do 5 sets, changing hands for each round.|
One area of concern to many of us is the improvement of our necks. We either have rings around our necks, parchment-like skin, hanging skin, including the dreaded “turkey flap” or our necks just look “old”. Sometimes we feel our necks are too thick and others of us feel our necks are too thin.
It’s the Combination of Exercises that Gives You the Results You Want
Carolyn’s Facial Fitness™ has worked hard to offer a combination of exercises that address all of these issues. When I was designing CFF™, I noticed that many of the facial exercise programs on the market did not address the neck or the décolleté.
First of all, when I first started facial exercises, I had recently lost about 50 pounds. Not only was the skin hanging on my neck from the recent weight loss, I also had rings that had formed. As you can see in this neck exercise I offer here, I do not have even one line left and the skin in this whole area is smooth and firm. I’m 62 years old in this photo.
Build the Muscles Properly for a Good Effect
In order to lift up the jaw line or even the hooded eyelids, my research indicated that I had to build the muscles in the front of the neck. Now, many of the facial exercise programs offered to do this, but at the expense of making the neck look too big and bulky. In the CFF™ program we devised a way to build the muscles in the front of the neck while giving the neck a trim and well-proportioned look. Not too bulky and not too thin. It’s the combination of exercises that target this area perfectly.
Next, my concern was the lines and loose skin around my neck. While the skin did start to firm up with the toned muscles, the lines were still there. I was able to literally rub out these lines with the combination of exercises in the main DVD program along with the 3-step Wrinkle Release Technique, also part of the CFF™ system. It all worked! Take a look at Robert, too. He was also very successful in firming up and smoothing out his neck.
Gulping Fish Neck Exercise
Here is a great neck exercise you can try out and see for yourself how well it works over the next few weeks at eliminating lines and firming the skin! It helps to alleviate the deep rings that form around the neck as well as firm up the two long muscles that radiate from under the lips down to the top of the collarbone. A kind of “cording” can occur on the neck as we age and this exercise will both correct and prevent this from happening.
To see a facial exercise video clip of another exercise for the neck, go to “The Brush”. It is designed to firm the double chin and jawline, while erasing lines and minimizing cording in the neck, as well.
Facial exercises are not a quick fix. They do require some maintenance. But, hey! 15 minutes a day, 3 to 5 days a week is a small price to pay for having more beautiful skin, less wrinkles, a firmer, more youthful-looking face and neck that keeps on getting better over time. Facial exercises help you to age gracefully and elegantly.
Yoga can cure every disease’
Yoga therapy can cure every disease and disorder, even cancer, says a Delhi-based yoga therapist but warns against the mass teaching of yoga – including popular pranayams like kapalbhati and anulom vilom – saying they “can cause complications”.
“Yoga cannot be universalised…like prescribing a paracetamol tablet,” says Subhash Sharma, a yoga therapist who spent 19 years in a gurukul in Rajasthan and is also a post-graduate from the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal.
Sharma said: “People have different physiologies and each person’s response to yoga is individualistic. Therefore, there can’t be standardisation of yoga for any particular disorder.”
Sharma, who describes himself as a pioneering yoga therapist and runs a busy practice in south Delhi, says even a step-by-step book on yoga can be “fatal”.
Recounting a particular case, he says one gentleman had come to him with a problem – he had lost the sensation of the nerves to the anus that tell us when to pass faeces.
“He had learnt the steps from a book and started practising ‘nauli kriya’, or rotating of the intestines. This paralysed the nerves to the anus. He did not know when he was passing stools, he would only make out from the bad smell.”
Bhastrika, a popular yogic pranayam that many people do while following an expert on television, can cause asthma, warns Sharma.
“In bhastrika pranayam you pump the lungs. It can hyperventilate the lungs and people can develop asthma.”
Another popular pranayam, kapalbhati, is “dangerous, especially for women”, he warns.
“If kapalbhati is done without ‘bandhas’, or shutting the anus and vagina, then the pressure will fall on the visceral organs (internal organs) and they will be pushed downwards. Women can develop uterus prolapse (where the uterus can sag from its normal position).”
Each of Sharma’s patients is given yoga therapy keeping in mind their body type and problem. The patient’s response is monitored closely and changes are made accordingly.
Anulom vilom, perceived to be a simple pranayam in which you breathe in through one nostril and breathe out though the other, is also not advisable for all, he says.
“When we force in air from one nostril and exhale from the other, it upsets the respiratory centre of the brain which controls breathing,” he says, adding, “Lots of precautions should be taken before going in for anulom vilom.”
Sharma has crowds of people coming to him with all kinds of problems, ranging from arthritis, asthma and blood pressure to cancer and even cases of muscular dystrophy. Sharma says he has cured many cancer cases, including blood cancer, brain cancer and breast cancer.
He recounted the case of a British woman with brain cancer who had undergone surgery and been given three months to live. “It is four years since she has been cured,” he said.
Bhavna Singh is full of gratitude to Sharma. Her mother, who was diagnosed with stage 3B cancer of the uterus two years ago, is “doing perfectly fine now” with the disease in remission. Doctors had given her mother 25-30 percent chances of survival. They did chemotherapy and radiotheraphy sessions simultaneously with Sharma’s yoga therapy, which included a diet regimen.
“My mother is doing absolutely fine…I’ll give the whole credit to Sharmaji,” Bhavna said, adding that her mother did not lose even a strand of hair despite intensive chemotherapy.
“There is a yogic asana for anything and everything – one only has to have faith and patience,” says Sharma, who has worked with cancer patients at AIIMS for many years.
Among his many patients is Priya Narayanan, a patient of multiple sclerosis, an auto immune disorder. Priya, a trained Carnatic singer, was doing her PhD in chemistry around 20 years ago when she noticed she was losing the use of her muscles. Many rounds of doctors and hospitals later, and with no hope left, she arrived last year at Sharma’s clinic.
“Priya has begun to show some control over her muscles,” her mother Veda Narayanan said.
According to Sharma, Priya, who cannot walk without help, will be able to walk on her own in three years.
He says true yoga can be practised only by yogis who live aloof from society. Normal, social human beings running the material race suffer from psychosomatic disorders and diseases – and for them therapeutic yoga is the only answer, he says.
Sharma is keen that the Indian government “amalgamate the study of yoga with the study of human physiology – to develop yoga therapists”.
“The government should teach yoga and medicine together, and create yoga doctors,” he says.
Is the government listening?