A number of women would be interested in what waist-hip proportions are “ideal” or the most attractive as far as heterosexual men are concerned. The purpose of this entry is to show that it is meaningful to talk about an attractive range, albeit narrow, of waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) – as far as the preferences of most people [in Western societies] are concerned – rather than a strict value. In some comparisons, a woman with a slightly thicker waist/higher WHR would be more appealing. This entry should once again help make the case that beauty does not lie in some simple rules of thumb.
Body weight, waist size, hip size and WHR all make contributions to the attractiveness ratings of women. If one were to select stimuli where body weight varied greatly but WHR varied to a smaller extent, then it should not be surprising if body weight explains more of the variance in attractiveness ratings than WHR. Similarly, depending on the stimuli selected, waist size or hip size can make a greater contribution to attractiveness ratings. These studies generally show that men and women judge female attractiveness similarly.
Workout for a Slim Feminine This Power Yoga is a workout program dedicated to helping women get-in-shape, lose weight, and being healthy while not completely changing their lifestyle. The creator, knew that a lot of women are in fear of working out simply because they are afraid of bulking up. Our goal was to address the issues that so many females face and he is dead on with this program.
You Don’t Have to Gain Muscles to Get In Shape Many women choose not to workout simply because they are in fear. The question is, in fear of what? Too many women have been misled to believe that in order to get in shape and lose fat they must gain weight or bulk up. In other words women don’t want to go to the gym or workout if they think they are going to look like a muscle bound female “Incredible Hulk”.
So what do women choose to do instead? That’s just it women would rather not workout and lose weight instead of gaining muscle. No one has tackled this issue until now and Rusty hits this issue dead on. Women don’t want to look muscular instead they what to appear lean and tone with a nice flat stomach.
Helpful Information for Women
- High-Repetitions tend to create a pump in the muscle which is perfect for body-building but not for looking great in your little black dress.
- Gaining muscle mass is about how hard you push yourself in the final reps of a set. The basic concept is that if a woman doesn’t want to gain size don’t go to failure.
- Low-repetitions that are just short of failure will be the greatest way to tone up a muscle without adding mass to that area.
I hope you have read this post and gained valuable information to help you achieve your goals in losing weight. I encourage you to practice the below Power Yoga routines:
Cow Face Pose – Gomukhasana
Benefits: Stretches the hips, ankles, shoulders, and chest.
- From Knee to Ankle, slide the knees to center, stacking the right knee directly over the left. It may be helpful to come forward onto the hands and knees to align the knees. Then separate the feet and come back to sit between the feet.
- Bring the left arm up towards the ceiling,
- Bend the left elbow, bringing the left hand down the center of the back.
- Bring the right arm out to the right side, bend the elbow and bring the right arm up the center of the back.
- Hold hands behind the back.
- Draw both elbows toward the center.
Beginners: Take padding under the sit bones if necessary. Hold a strap between the hands if they do not meet behind the back.
Advanced: Keeping the spine long, come into a forward bend
Eagle Pose - Garudasana
Benefits: Strengthens legs, improves balance, stretches the shoulders
- From Utkatasana shift your weight onto the left leg.
- Bend the right leg, lifting the foot from the floor and cross your right thigh over your left.
- Hook the right foot around the left calf.
- Bring the arms out in front.
- Cross the left arm over the right and bring the palms to touch.
- Lift the elbows while keeping the shoulders sliding down the back.
- Hold 5-10 breaths.
- Repeat on the other side.
Beginners: If you have trouble with the balance, rest your backside on a wall. If you can't hook the lifted foot around the calf, put a block under the foot instead.
Advanced: Start to come into a forward bend, bringing the elbows in front of the knees. Bring the thumbs to to the center of your forehead.
Half Moon Pose - Ardha Chandrasana
Benefits: Strengthen the ankles and thighs, improves balance
- From Trikonasana, soften the right knee and bring the left hand to your hip.
- Bring the right hand to the floor about a foot in front of the right foot with the fingertips on the floor.
- Begin to straighten the right leg while simultaneously kicking up the left leg.
- Open the hips, stacking the left hip on top of the right hip.
- Bring the left leg straight and parallel to the floor, flexing the left foot with the toes facing forward.
- When you feel balanced on the right leg, reach the left arm up toward the ceiling, opening the chest and making a straight line with the right and left arms.
- Finally, bring the gaze up toward the left fingertips
- Repeat on the left side
Beginners: Take a block underneath the right hand. Do the pose near a wall and bring the left foot to the wall when you kick up the left leg.
Advanced: Bring the right hand a few inches off of the floor.
Lizard Pose - Utthan Pristhasana
Benefits: Hip opener, stretches the hamstrings and thighs
- From Downward Facing Dog, step the right foot to the outside of the right hand.
- Turn the right toes out slightly.
- Come down onto your elbows, putting a block underneath the elbows if necessary.
- Keep the neck the natural extension of your spine, press the left heel away, and keep the hips square.
Beginners: Drop the left knee to the mat if having the left leg raised is too difficult.
Lotus Pose - Padmasana
Benefits: Ultimate hip opener.
This pose is a yoga classic and is one of the most recognized poses, even outside the yoga community. It is an advanced pose, however, and should be approached with caution by novices. Although this pose is often used for meditation, it may not be comfortable for beginners, so use an alternative such as half lotus, hero pose - virasana, or easy pose - sukhasana if necessary.
- From staff pose – dandasana, bend the right knee and bring the right ankle to the left hip crease with the sole of the right foot facing upwards.
- Settle the foot into the hip crease.
- Bend the left knee and cross the left ankle over to the right hip crease with the sole of the left foot facing upwards.
- Repeat, with the left foot on the bottom and the right foot on top.
Beginners: First attempt half lotus, coming into only one side of the pose at a time.
Advanced: One you are in the pose, plant the palms on the floor on either side of the hips and lift your butt and crossed legs off the floor
Pigeon Pose - Kapotasana
Benefits: Stretches the thighs, groins, back, and psoas. Opens the chest and shoulders.
There are many ways to come into this pose. One of the best is from Downward Facing Dog.
- From Downward Facing Dog, bring the right leg up into a Downdog split.
- Bend the right leg and bring the right knee to the floor outside the right hand while releasing the front of the left leg to the floor. The right shin may angle back towards the left hip or be more parallel to the front of your mat, depending on your flexibility.
- Square the hips towards the front of your mat.
- Take padding under the right side of the butt as necessary to bring the hips square.
- Try the following variations:
- Bring the torso down into a forward bend over the right leg.
- Let the weight of your body rest on the right leg.
- Continue squaring the hips and breathing into the tightness.
- Make sure the top of the left foot keeps pressing down into the mat.
- Come back up, bringing the hands in line with the hips.
- Bend the left knee and reach back for the left foot with your left hand.
- Draw the foot towards your butt, stretching the left thigh.
- Square your shoulders to the front of the room.
- Release the left foot, curl the left toes under and step back to Downward Facing Dog.
- Repeat pose on the other side.
Beginners: Be sure to take adequate padding under the right side of the butt. If necessary, use several blankets or a block.
Advanced: Start to bring the right shin more parallel with the front of the mat.
- When the left knee is bent, draw the left foot into the crook of the left elbow.
- Reach the right arm up, and clasp your hands behind your head (click the photo to see this variation).
- When you are ready, move on to the full version of the pose, One Legged King Pigeon Pose.
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