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How to Do Meditation: A Beginner’s Guide

When was the last time you sat down in a quiet corner with complete awareness of yourself, your breath and your immediate surroundings? Not in a really long time, isn’t it? We’re so used to ‘multi-tasking’ in our daily lives that being consumed with myriad thoughts, all at once, has become second nature to most of us. We’re zipping through meetings, taking work home, working while on vacation and thinking about the next break when at work. It’s a stressful life and we only have ourselves to blame for it….

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A Beginner’s Guide to Yoga: Tips and Easy Poses to Get You Started

Yoga has something for everyone. It begins by making you focus on your breathing, which plays a crucial role in helping you cleanse the body, mind and soul. What work in tandem are the many flexibility-enhancing, muscle-building, fat-blasting postures that fortify the stamina and up your fitness level. Watching yoga gurus and experts performing some unnerving poses can get intimidating but the truth is that everybody starts from scratch. The basics are always of the utmost importance in order to master any art. If you have not been to a…

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Weightlifting for Women: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners

When BodyPower’s editor, Helen Phillips, went to the gym for the first time, she observed that most men were taking to weights, but the women showed no enthusiasm for it. While women wish for washboard abs, toned thighs and tight glutes, many brush aside an important workout regime that can help them achieve their fitness goals – strength training.Cardio training is often the popular choice, which includes running, cycling, biking or resorting to the cross-trainer. These can help you lose calories and fat, but if you want a sculpted look,…

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