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BasketBall Workout Flow

Im on the court almost three to five times a week so when I came across this article I had no other choice but to agree. This is some benefits of playing basketball

Burns calories. Basketball is a fast sport involving shooting, running, dribbling, passing, rebounding, defense, jumping, and much more. With this continuous series of movements, you burn calories and fats. Accordingly, an hour of basketball can burn 630-750 calories.

Builds up muscles and tones the body. Basketball can be a great and fun workout. Almost all the limbs in our body are used and moved during the game. Dribbling, passing, and shooting the ball can be likened to lifting dumbbells. The hours of running and jumping can significantly shape up the calf and thigh area.

Can be a great cardiovascular workout. Basketball really works the heart and lungs. In this sport, you are getting your blood pumping and your breathing is accelerated. Thus, it is an amazing workout for your body.

Builds endurance. Basketball is a very tough and demanding game that requires the players to be in great physical shape. Through playing this particular game, your level of endurance will increase and you will even grow stronger.

Increases flexibility, speed, and agility. All movements involve in basketball improve these three key skills.

Watch the PlayOffs and Enjoy Basketball …. Like me

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Heat Vs Brooklyn Game 1 Playoffs

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Yogi Selects XIIV

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@NightmareTales    •Humanity Rising• Photo by @nois7 http://www.CYBERYOGA.LA

@NightmareTales is one of the most brave and flexible yogi I follow on Instagram. His post will make your stomach drop and confidence rise. Pushing the limits to test your ability is the only way to know your max! … If there even is one. He inspired me to climb and test my balance. Balance I barely can keep on flat surface! … Stay In Focus

•Earth 2014 A•D• Photo courtesy of @briancrawfordphotography Check out my new YouTube video CYBERYOGA 1•0 GENESIS
•Earth 2014 A•D• Photo courtesy of @briancrawfordphotography Check out my new YouTube video CYBERYOGA 1•0 GENESIS

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Yogi Selects XII

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Playing around after another bang on target lifting session with coach B. Even when my life is super busy and chaotic, I do some kind of movement and/or training daily – it’s what keeps me sane and functional. The body was built to move and be moved, no matter at what level, skill, age or circumstances. Eka pada urdhva dhanurasana – for #backbendmadness2014 day 18. #olympicweightlifting #coachb #eleiko #yogischoice #workandplay #snatch #cleanandjerk @martinbrinde @beachyogagirl @fitqueenirene @kinoyoga- @momojolifestyle

 

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@charlietheyogi Nothing like a four hand adjustment in savasana #yogaglow #yoga #yogaretreat #upstatenewyork #healing #healthyliving
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@underbar_n Another one for #backbendmadness2014 Challenge Day 16 on an other mat!!! So much easier. Maybe it doesn’t show but it feels! I don’t like this mat very much but it is sticky. Can anyone give me advise which yoga mat I should buy? I want a really good one. And sticky. @beachyogagirl @kinoyoga @fitqueenirene

 

 

Pranayama: The Nose Knows

The topic of breathing and pranayama (the practice that works to direct the movement of life force) is a fascinating one.

Exhaling through the mouth can be beneficial in that it allows for a greater volume of air to be released at once and may help your jaw to relax. We all do this naturally when we are exasperated, tired, or weary. Take a breath in, then breathe out with a soft, sighing sound: You will feel your shoulders release, and as your jaw releases, your tongue will relax down into the base of the mouth, creating a quieting effect on your mind.16963-122

However, in most instances, it’s preferable to breathe through your nose. There are several reasons for this.

The first reason is that the nose does much more than just let air in and out. There are texts that claim it performs more than 30 functions, such as containing the receptors for smell, filtering out dirt and pathogens, and moisturizing and warming incoming air.

The yogic viewpoint is less concerned with the mechanical functions of the nose and breath and more interested in the process of how our breathing affects the nervous system. The ancient texts describe a network of subtle channels, called nadis, the three most important of which originate at the base of the spine. The ida flows to the left nostril, the pingala flows to the right nostril, and thesushumna is the central channel and balance point of the other two.nadis

The ancient yogis were able to map out thousands of these channels, not through dissection of the body, but through intense practice of introspection and awareness development of both the gross and subtle levels of the body-mind. Current research supports the yogic observations.

The reason that nose breathing is more effective in creating energy changes is that when you breathe in or out through your nose, you stimulate the olfactory nerve; this impulse is then passed on to the hypothalamus, which is connected to the pineal gland, which is associated with the third eye area—seat of the “sat guru,” inner wisdom. Some say the ida and pingala interlace their way up the sushumna and end somewhere in the sinus chambers; others say that they end in the “third eye.” When you breathe through your nose, you are helping to open and balance the sushumna and quiet and steady the mind.

For more helpful information go to the Yoga Journal 

Yogi Selects XI

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Good Afternoon, Today feels refreshing.. Went to sleep reading The fifth mountain last night. There was a few things I learned but the one thing I remember was what he wrote of children. ” A child can teach an adult three things, to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.” I have the first two down pact the third ability requires me to really want whatever it is I’m lusting for then it happens! Pick up the book by Paulo Coelho –@eyeFocus
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Cool Yoga Pose with the Fresh Kicks to Match – @amand_mar
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@andrew7sealy I don’t have blocks…but I do happen to have this awesome can of “Protein Powerhouse Raw #Sprouting Blend” that serves it’s purpose in many ways. #RawEnergy keeps#MarchMovements flowing even at 12:28 am “These are some of the things that hydrogen atoms do given 15 billion years of evolution” and it continues. Clear Intuition brings forth fruition. Continuous creation 💜😄🙌@jackdufour @patrickbeach @perns_yoga @carsonclaycalhoun@phelpshair @allthoseotherawesompeople 🙏

Yogi Selects X

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A stunning shot living on the edge with @dranalama
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Forget yesterday – it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow – you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift – today. Steve Maraboli – today’s #highhopeshighheels word is GRATITUDE. I am very grateful for all the wonderful and loving people I have in my life. Hollowback forearm stand with a doggy in the background 🐶 thanks for the fun challenge @srvj @ladydork 🙏 – @BikiniYogini
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This shot by @galinasara gives me a fee.ing horses are near by getting ready to jump over the wooden post. My imagination runs wild sometime.

Sea Moss Dem Gals

“So, does Sea Moss really work? there’s no debating the drink’s strong nutritional value. Sea Moss has a rich mix of vitamins and minerals, most notably potassium, calcium and magnesium, that make it a favored elixir for treating everything from digestive disorders and ulcers, to depression, anxiety and even ADD. More popularly, though, Sea Moss is known to add a little extra potency to the main male ingredient required for baby-making. Guys, if you’re having a little trouble conceiving, a healthy helping of Sea Moss will ensure that your boys will swim!” – Taste of the Caribbean

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup Sea Moss gel
  • 2 cups of water (depending on thickness desired)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 small can sweetened condensed milk or rice milk/almond milk  (7 oz)
  • Pinch of nutmeg for flavor

Phase 1: Preparing Sea Moss Gel

Soak the dried Sea Moss in cold water for 15 minutes. Wash algae thoroughly, but do not soak it overnight, as the algae will lose much of its nutritional value and potency. Next, fill a pot with two quarts of fresh water. Add the clean Sea Moss and two cinnamon sticks. Bring pot to boil. Once boiling, cover and simmer on low for 20-25 minutes. The algae will soften and the water will thicken. Remove from heat and discard cinnamon sticks. Allow the solution to cool and place it in the refrigerator overnight, allowing it to gel.

Phase 2: Preparing Sea Moss Drink

Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix on low speed until pieces of algae are finely chopped. That’s it!

Serve chilled, or over ice. Also, for an additional flavor boost, add a shot of rum.

According to Andrew, this recipe serves two… though there’s no telling how many it will produce!

For those of you who can’t find the raw Sea Moss ingredient at your local grocery store, check health food and nutritional retailers

More great Taste of the Caribbean: Here 

Other issues that Irish moss can help with include the following.

* Varicose veins
* Halitosis (bad breath)
* Dysentery
* Inflammation
* Problems with the urinary system
* Duodenal and peptic ulcers
* Strengthens connective tissues
* Strengthens hair, skin, and nail
* Swollen joints
* Thyroid conditions
* Glandular problems
* Tuberculosis
* Influenza
* Mumps viruses

Sonny the 70 year old Body Builder

“People have the misconception that age makes you old”

Living proof that it is mind over matter. The limits you see are only the ones you have set upon yourself. Prove yourself wrong get out and be healthy and live strong. Be In-focus247 !