Tips For Beginners

Tantric Sex: A Beginner's Guide

Tantric sex, a mystical sexual experience, is slow but sensual and moves beyond the realm of the physical to the spiritual. Use tantra techniques like harmonizing breathing, hand on heart, and nurturing meditation to heighten sexual intimacy. Shared rituals, motionless intercourse, and teetering on the edge of an orgasm can leave you revitalized. Tantric sex also has the potential to ease psychosexual issues including premature ejaculation, inability to have orgasms, and erectile dysfunction.

Body Weight Exercises For Beginners: A 10-Step Routine To Get You Started

Bodyweight exercises are the easiest way to start strength training. They are simple and uncomplicated, yet challenging enough for a beginner. Beginners can start out with chair squats, lunges, wall push-ups, calf raises against the wall, bodyweight squats, planks, and jumping jacks. These can work out everything from your abs and core to your legs and shoulders and don't even require any equipment.

Tai Chi Moves For Beginners: 7 Basic Steps

Tai chi seems deceptively easy but there is plenty to learn. As a beginner, don’t get ahead of yourself and do too much too soon. It may hamper your skill and mastery of the form. Instead, learn a little at a time, add movements each week, building on the tai chi forms you learn. Start with basic stretches like heaven and earth, ankle tapping, kicking, and side stretches. Also learn shorter forms like the simplified 24 step form and the qigong breathing techniques, building awareness of posture, tai chi, dan tian and qi.

Yoga Asanas For Beginners: Poses To Try If You Are New To Yoga

If you’re a beginner, take some time planning a yoga regimen that's good for you. Build a routine that includes asanas like the child’s pose, tree pose, warrior II, mountain pose, strengthening poses like the cobra pose, flows like the cat/cow pose, inversions like the downward facing dog, and restorative poses like the corpse pose. If you have any health issues, have had surgery, or are pregnant, do check with your instructor that none are contraindicated for your condition.

10 Effective Arm Exercises For Beginners

If you are a beginner looking to tone your arms, equipment-free tricep and bicep stretches and resistance training with dumbbell curls and kickbacks are a good place to start. If a gym with a cable machine or barbells is available, you could also try pushdowns or pressdowns or the seated high back row. Here’s a roundup of the 10 best exercises for your arms!

13 Running Tips For Beginners: Get A Head Start

Running can be a wonderful way to get fit but only if it doesn’t end in injury for you. Getting the right gear, warming up, stretching after a run, and maintaining the right running posture are important steps. Gear up for your run by staying fueled with the right food and drink. Don't push yourself too hard in the beginning; instead, work steadily toward your running goals.

5 Health Benefits Of Silence For Your Mind And Body

Just 2 hours of silence boosts the production of brain cells. This strengthens the hippocampus and improves your short- and long-term memory while lowering the risk for dementia. Even 2 minutes of silence can lower your heart rate and blood pressure. And 2 minutes of silence has more stress-lowering effect than soothing music. Silence through meditation can even help insomniacs relax and sleep better.

How To Start Jogging: A Beginner’s Guide

Jogging is a great way to lose weight and get fit. Knowing how to build up to a full-fledged jogging routine from a walk-jog combination is just as important as having the right shoes to cushion your landing. Do not skip your warm up or cool down, keep your posture right, pick up a good pace, do not over do it, and you will be able to avoid injury.

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A Beginner's Guide To The Seven Chakras

Chakras are the energy centers in our body located along the spinal cord through which energy flows. Chakra means wheel in Sanskrit. So, a chakra is similar to a whirling, vortex-like, powerhouse of energy. There are seven major chakras in our body and many more minor ones. The seven chakras[.....]

8 Essential Yoga Books For Beginners: Healthy Reads

So have you decided to take up yoga? Naturally, you want some books that will help you understand this rich and ancient art form, but where to begin? As the popularity of yoga continues to skyrocket, hundreds of new titles are published each year. Talking Yoga has curated 8 essential titles[.....]

13 Running Mistakes Beginners Make And How To Fix Them

Rookie runners are prone to injuries not just because of wrong running technique but also because they tend to run too much or too fast too soon, often without warm-ups or cool-downs and sufficient rest. Lack of appropriate nutrition before and after a run and poor hydration also lead to delayed recovery. Wrong shoes can add to the woe.

4 Breathing Exercises For Beginners: Air Out Your Stress

Correct breathing helps beat stress. So start by inhaling and exhaling equally (sama vritti) to calm the mind. Then try slow, deep breathing through alternate nostrils (nadi shodhana) or through both nostrils (sohum meditation), focusing on your breath. These can relax the mind and help you focus before any stressful event. Try a faster deep breathing (anuloma viloma) when you've mastered these.