Author Archives: Cherilynn Hendrickson

Yoga Nidra Meditation

Yoga nidra literally means ‘sleep of the yogis’. It’s a technique by which one reaches deeper levels of awareness as one sleeps. This explanation seems incredible because we can’t associate awareness with sleep. However, according to ancient Hindu beliefs, to which this technique traces its roots, there are three levels of consciousness. They are waking, dreaming, and deep sleep. Though… Read more »

Is it Harder for Women to Lose Weight Than Men?

If only losing weight was as easy as losing my cell phone, my keys, my temper, or even my mind, I’d be SO skinny! – Unknown For long I have envied men for one good reason, and that is they can eat whatever they want and still not pile on a bulk of fat cuddling their waistline. They eat, they… Read more »

Tips to Prevent Common Yoga Injuries

Did You Know? Several years of yoga practice may lead to consistent over-stretching and misalignment of muscles, which can be the leading cause of most yoga injuries. The main objective of yoga is to provide exercise as well as relaxation to the body and mind. It is also believed that practicing yoga on a regular basis can keep diseases and… Read more »

Best Ways to Help your Spouse Lose Weight

Weight gain is a delicate issue and needs to be handled with a lot of tact and sensitivity. If your spouse’s weight is becoming a cause of concern for you, then talk to him about your concern. Put your views in front of your partner, and let him know that you are getting worried about his health. Tell him that… Read more »

8 Things Your Yoga Instructor Won’t Tell You

Avoid trying variations in yoga postures without your instructor’s permission, because it’s distracting as well as disrespectful. Yoga is all about the peace of mind and body through classic exercises and divine postures. One has to feel calm and relaxed after a yoga session, which is enough to determine the effectiveness of a good session. Hence, the instructor also wants… Read more »

Difference Between Active and Passive Range of Motion Exercises

A person who is affected by an injury or some health condition may become inactive. Total inactivity may lead to decrease in a person’s muscle strength and flexibility, which may over time result in dysfunction or even locking of the joints. Thus, range of motion exercises have been designed to avoid such problems. However, we first need to know what… Read more »

Workout Routines for Men at Home

There are many workout routines for men which can be performed at home. It is not at all necessary to join a gym in order to keep oneself fit. The home workouts are in fact better than those performed at a gym; this is because only the body weight is used while performing them. A person without prior knowledge about… Read more »

Inguinal Ligament Exercises

The groin area is a very sensitive area and any injury to the same can cause not only severe and chronic pain and discomfort, but it can also interfere with the smooth functioning of the muscles in that area―thereby thwarting the mobility and action. The inguinal ligament (white band of fibrous, elastic tissue) is the main ligament that is responsible… Read more »

What Should You Eat after a Workout?

A popular exercising myth is to starve oneself after working out. It is believed that if you eat after exercising, you gain all the weight you lost and pile on even more pounds. But the exact opposite is true. To aid your weight loss or workout, you must eat something after a workout. Eating after a workout is like filling… Read more »

Is it Better to Sleep In or Exercise in the Morning?

The biggest decision of our life is whether to snooze some more or get up! Sleep is dear, but so is fitness, right? When we have to choose one, most of us will go for sleep. Early morning is the best time to exercise, say experts, but it always feels like the best time to sleep as well! Nothing can… Read more »