Earth month: Bobble bottle

Celebrate the Earth month by reducing your carbon footprint and by helping in every way you can.

During the recent launch of Aura Athletica’s new clothing line, I discovered the Bobble bottle wherein it’s technology is designed to help filter out particles from your tap water and get to use it for about 300 refill.

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For its affordable and sustainable creation, The mere fact of bottled water is itself a funny thing. This bottle can Clean, serviceable tap water from the available flows directly from the majority of the world’s homes in industrialized nations.

It’s lightweight and filter can be replaced.

Head your way to Aura Athletica and give yourself the gift of better water straight from your tap supply as you also help our nature from plastic water bottles.

What is your Yoga?

Various health studios, gyms and community centers has already been offering Yoga as much as they offer aerobics. Sun Salutations, breathing, ohm, ashram and the pretzel most probably are the thoughts that will come into mind when Yoga is being discussed however with Yogi’s (Yoga practitioners) there are different types of practice being attended to – there are same fundamental poses yet each has different approaches and physical exertion levels.

Gone are those years when yoga studios used to be a hole-in-the wall in Manila. More and more people are getting into the practice of yoga for countless reasons, mostly for overall well-being or weight loss.

Yoga, for one, is not a religion. It’s a way of life.

 

Derived from the Sanskrit root word “yug” which means “to unify”, Yoga has truly brought more and more people get into the practice. Slowly, practitioners, strive to open the gift of life, discovering the fullest possibilities and potentials. Unknowingly, yogi’s opt to feel fulfilled with a kindred self allowing nothing but goodness rather than living in a constant internal civil war.

Get to know the type of yoga fit for your lifestyle.

HATHA

Consisting of many different types of practice that each focus on different facets of yoga. This type of yoga which was originated in India in the 15th century is a slow-paced, gentle and focused on breathing and meditation. Recognized as a stress-reducing practice.

A practice fit for beginners who would want to experience the basics of yoga.

VINYASA

Also known as Flow yoga.

Where Sun Salutations are practiced over and over again, this practice is a series of 12 poses where movement is matched with the breath. It is fast-paced with intense stretching. You’ll eventually get to learn to attach your movement as smooth and gentle as how one dance.

An alignment-oriented practice.

ASHTANGA

Means “eight limbs” in sanskrit. A practice derived from Vinyasa yoga style.

This practice is a fast moving, intense yoga style based on a progressive set sequence of asanas synchronized with the breath. A physically demanding practice which focuses on realigning the spine, detoxify the body and build strength, flexibility and stamina.

A series composed of about 75 poses taken a hour and half to two hours to complete.

IYENGAR

Based on the teachings of B.K.S Iyengar and concentrates on the correct alignment and form of the body. This yoga uses props such as blocks and straps to help align the body into different poses. Usually those who are suffering from injuries, stiffness, therapy and those with balance issues, chronic medical conditions and arthritis are those who attends to this practice.

BIKRAM

Not for the faint heart. This practice is being held in a humidity of 40 celsius. A sequence of 26 different poses done in 90 minutes in a “hot room.”

A great practice for beginners who wants to loosen up those muscles, detox and gain flexibility, advance practitioners who wants to push their bodies further and athletes for recovery and heat training.

ACRO YOGA

Also known as “anti-gravity” yoga.

A concept built in San Francisco in 2003. A combination of yoga, acrobatics and thai massage. It targets both athletic and aesthetic. An intense workout wherein 3 disciplines are incorporated.

A fun and colorful practice.

YIN

An age-old concept of yun and yang. One trusts forces that explain the surroundings. A practice focusing on self breath and slow motion.

A practice also called as the “yoga for the joints, not the muscles” which is also popularly known as that practice which helps your body’s internal concerns as it fires parts of your body which are unusually touched by any practice or exercise.

Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.

POWER YOGA

The intention was to give a western spin to the practice of Asthanga Yoga. Conceptualized in 1995 by Bender Birch who challenged Americans’ understanding of what it really means to be fit. a challenging and disciplined series of poses designed to create heat and energy flow.

This practice promotes mental stability and concentration, encourages strength.

PRE NATAL

A great practice for mommy-to-be’s in preparation for their big day and also for better, speedy recovery for both mommy and baby.

A multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental centering and focused on breathing which is very crucial for labor.

KIDS YOGA

A very fun practice which involves lots of imagination and creativity.

A new yoga concept which makes children play with stretching together with their mom’s (optional) and a better way to have your children moving on play dates other than the usual playhouse setup.

This practice helps children retain or help their flexibility, patience and other psychological development which involves better understanding of oneself, control their energy and character building.

All of these practices connects your body and mind which has proven numerous benefits for both physical and psychological. You’ll be impressed by the improvement it does to your body towards flexibility, stress, inflammation, pain and even other health conditions.

With proper and regular practice, yoga can help you attain your overall wellness and health goals.

Remember: Yoga is not a competition with others but rather a way to bind you, your body and your environment together.

Health is Wealth: Successful tips

Health is wealth

We hear that all the time. It may have sound like a cliche but it does bare truth. How can one move productively if he’s not in a good condition? How can one be successful if he’s always bed ridden or suffering from illness?

Taking good care of your health is counterproductive with building wealth.

Often, health is being taken for granted not until one experience regret. Why wait? Here are few tips which you can incorporate everyday to ensure you won’t leave yourself behind from all these work load.

SLEEP LIKE A BABY

sleep like a babyBid adieu to feeling sluggish, foggy and heavy when you wake up in the morning by setting up a sleeping routine and logging seven to nine hours of quality sleep.

If you ever feel like having a hard time, you may try meditative apps you can listen to, turn off the lights, have your electronics away from you or go ahead read few pages from the book you picked up from the store.

EAT CLEAN

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Have  more greens, less of the junk and MSG. I’m pretty much sure that you do know you have to have more of these green little things yet often most choose pizza over salad.

Replace salad for lunch or dinner, start the day with a green juice smoothie or perhaps munch more carrots and celery than how much you consume french fries.

Eating these good stuff not will only help you cleanse your colon and fill you up with the right nutrients, it also keep you from feeling sluggish throughout the day and prevent you from having migraines.

MOVE IT

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Building a sleeping routine and working out goes hand in hand together with eating clean hence, as soon as you wake up in the morning – get that ass moving! EXERCISE!

Exercising doesn’t mean you’d have to head to the gym or spend on so much expensive memberships. You can just hit the floor and do some crunches, go for jumping jacks, jump rope or log on to youtube for some instructional exercise videos you may imitate.

Most importantly, stick to it.

BREAK THE FAST: Breakfast!

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  • A good breakfast should have between 500-750 calories, where about half of them should come from carbohydrates, 25 percent from protein and the other 25 percent from fats. The foods that are best for carbohydrates are fruits, whole grain cereals such as oatmeal and whole wheat bread. Great sources of breakfast proteins, which also include fats, are eggs, nuts, seeds, peanut butter, milk, cheese, yogurt and meat.

Break the fast from having breakfast and give that metabolism of yours fired up! Yes, it’s true! Learn to love breakfast and you’ll thank yourself for being able to do so as you’ll crave less throughout the day and manage what you’ll have for lunch and dinner.

Drink Water

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Did you know that drinking more water actually gets rid of your sugar cravings? Yes, that’s true.

Drinking a glass or two of water will help quench your thirst and help hydration; it’s crucial that you also drink up a glass or two upon waking up.  Throughout the day, if it’s available, squeeze some lemon or lime if you feel that you need a little flavor, it also helps your metabolism, too!

How many glasses of water does a person need in a day? have 8 glasses of water if you’re sedentary and gulp up as much as 3-5 liters if you’re often active.

Stay Positive!

positive Remember: Attitude is EVERYTHING.

People underestimate the power of optimism and how trying to always look at the brighter side of things can change everything. Associate yourself with those who believe in you, and mean well. This perpective would help you breathe through situations with less anxiety and stress. Isn’t that amazing?

Stay away from gossips!

If you encounter any disappointing situation, always weigh through the pros and cons and lean on towards how you can change or turn it around.  Don’t dwell on frustration but rather act on improvement.

Learning to stay positive, getting into a routine and keeping yourself accountable and cautious of your health not only can save you from tons of medical bills but also the hassle of encountering all other things that may hinder you from productivity.

I hope somehow, eventually, you’ll be able to mean the difference between your success and your failure in life. All these may sound easy but getting into a routine may take a while for one to live it.

Your health is your most valuable asset. Take care of it, invest on it and love it.

On Bikram Yoga & Vegetarianism

Yogiraj Bikram Choudhury founder of the worldwide Yoga College of India's visit in Manila back in February 2011

26 postures sequence selected and developed by Bikram Choudhury in a 40 degrees hot room, it has been proved and experienced by millions that these asanas (postures) systematically work every part of the body, to give all the internal organs and vains including all the muscles they need to maintain optimum health and maximum function.

In a 60-90 minutes class “ If you come here [Bikram Yoga] early in the morning, you burn 1500 calories in a class before you eat. Since the body has no source of fuel but fat, your body changes from sugar burning to fat burning and then you get to lose that fat you’re aiming to get rid of in a healthy way while helping your entire body harmonize its system” says Vegan instructor Omar of Bikram Yoga Alabang.

When food is cooked above 118 degrees for 3 minutes or longer, it’s protein has become coagulated. It’s natural sugar caramelize, it’s actual fibers have broken down, which means it will take longer for our intestines to tract. ” [The Philippines] There’s an abundance [of] whole foods, there’s a huge section of greens,red, and orange; everything is great and vibrant” shares Omar who’s been vegan for 15 years;  “Organics aren’t hard to find, they’re so colorful to miss.” as we exchanged views on our dietary preference.

Although many yoga practitioners are strict vegans, this does not require to those who want to practice Bikram Yoga. What’s good about being Vegan or Vegetarian? “ With the Vegan diet: we eat whole foods, we eat lots of raw foods, we eat lots of food. period.  With the Vegetarian per se,  that’s also a really great diet but they want to stir clear of dairy stuff before you come into this room because when come to think about it, we’re heating the body from inside-out, we’re going to raise your internal core temperature upwards to 40 degrees”

30% to 50% of our foods vitamins and minerals have been destroyed and 10% of what’s left on it’s enzymes have been decomposed. Cooked food deplete our body’s enzyme potential and drains the energy we need to maintain and repair from toxins. ” with all that available food, I also find that Philippine cuisine is [that it’s] been cooked, and cooked some more then [being] fried; and so those among whole foods are deteriorated into this substance that isn’t necessarily nutritious, and so when you want to start yoga, you may want to evaluate your diet”

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Qplus Releases New Wellness Products

MANILA, Philippines – On May 21, 2011, International network marketing leader Qplus unveiled its latest products and services designed to improve health and promote overall wellness. These were the revolutionary Bio-Resonance Hair Analysis, the Ole Leaf Extract nutritional supplement and the Amezcua Lifestyle Set. The presentation took place at one of Qplus’ signature Super Saturday events, a gathering attended by industry practitioners and media alike.

Bio-Resonance Hair Analysis is a new wellness concept available from Amezcua Vital Life Center. The state-of-the-art procedure, developed over several decades is a non-invasive procedure that examines trace elements in the hair, enabling training health professionals to determine one’s overall health and nutritional state by examining the cells in one’s hair. Once the levels of toxins, pathogens, food sensitivities and nutritional requirements have been examined, Amezcua staff can then recommend a specifically-tailored regimen to assist the patient on the road to wellness, correcting existing problems and preventing future ones. The Bio-Resonance Hair Analysis is exclusively available at the Amezcua Vital Life Center.

Amezcua Lifestyle Set
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The Amezcua Lifestyle Set consists of three discs; Amezcua EAT, Amezcua DRINK and Amezcua MOVE. Each discs serves a specific dietary purpose, specifically designed to re-energize the user in his daily life.

Ole Olive Leaf Extract is a nutritional supplement with five times the antioxidants potential of Vitamin C. Developed from years of study that began with the isolation of a classof chemical compound called phenols, it has been consistently proven that olive leaf extract contains a wealth of nutrients and vitamins beneficial to the human immune system. An excellent antioxidant, Ole not only slows oxidative damage, but is also powerful combatant against free radicals when combined with a balanced diet and proper exercise.

QPLUS

Qplus is a trailblazing, exceptionally-positioned network marketing company in the Philippines. Part of the Qi Group of Companies, which now has presence in over 100 countries, Qplus offers extraordinary businessopportunities, outstanding health and wellness products as well as unwavering near and long-term support to our stakeholders.

AMEZCUA WELLNESS CENTER & VITAL LIFE CENTER

Rooting from Amezcua Wellness Center’s main advocacy of Preventive Health through Natural Medicine, the Vital Life Center’s approach to health care revolves around the power and importance of Prevention. It seeks to detect weakness in the body before symptoms of disease manifest themselves and provide natural therapies that strengthen the immune system.

Through its variety of modern screening methods which range from the analysis of body fluids to the measurement of electrical energy, and cell analysis, the VLC’s licensed medical practitioners are able to address the root of most health problems, not just their symptoms.

LifeScience Center for Wellness
8th Floor ACCRA Law Tower, 2nd Avenue corner 30th Street,
Bonifacio Global City Taguig 1634 Philippines
Email : info@lifescience.ph
Tel : +63 2 828 LIFE