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5 Hamstrings Yoga Stretches

Hamstrings are one of the most important muscles of our entire body that allows powerful legs and helps us walk smoothly. Hamstring consists of 3 main muscles that cover from the sit-bones to the knees. They help you bend your knees and run fast. A strong and flexible hamstring is very important for having a better physical fitness.

With all these yoga postures, you can easily strengthen your hamstrings and enjoy its awesome flexibility.

  1. Gate Pose

Gate Pose

  • First of all, kneel down on the floor. Your legs and bottom should be straight up to your hips. Put your inner knees together. Keep your thighs to the ground perpendicular.
  • Then, stretch your right legs directly out to the side. Put your toes towards your right side while your kneecap points to the ceiling. Move your pelvis a little bit to the right. While keeping your legs straight, try to touch the bottom of your right foot.
  • Inhale and stretch your arms out to your sides parallel to the floor, keep up the arms at shoulder height and put your palms towards the floor.
  • Relax your right arm alongside your right thigh, ankle, and shin. Turn your left hand up and stretch it upwards to the ceiling.
  • Put your left hand over your head towards the right. Your biceps will rest on your left ear. Move your head facing towards the ceiling. Continue moving your left hip to the front and move your torso up from the ground.

Stay 1-2 minutes in the pose. For releasing the post, pull your left arm to draw your torso upside and keep your arms stretched. Afterwards, lower your arms and move your right knee next to your left to regain balance. Afterwards, push your right knee towards your left while lowering your arms for regaining balance. You can do the same pose on the opposite side.

Gate pose is effective to stretch both sides of your body – hips to the finger. It also builds core strength, stimulates digestion, and increases the flexibility of the spine, circulation, and respiration.

     2.Triangle Pose

Triangle Pose

  • Stand on your feet, keeping them wide apart about 3 feet. Put your right toes towards your right wall and your left toes inwardly a little bit. As you inhale, push your left hips to your left while sliding both of your arms to the right, aligning parallel to the floor.
  • As you exhale, start moving your arms only. Elevate your left arm while putting your right hand on the right leg. Keep your palms forward.
  • Push with your feet while pulling up your knee caps. Keep your legs be strong. Touch the fingertips away from each other while your arms along with your shoulder create a straight line up-to-bottom, like the picture.

In the state, hold on for 5-10 breaths. Depending on your stamina and flexibility, you can hold longer. After that, release the pose by returning into a 5 pointed stars position. Continue the same steps on the other side.

This pose engages all the parts of your body. It stretches your hamstrings, reinforces the core, releases the hips and shoulders and most of all, and stretches your legs.

      3.Intense Sliding Stretch

           Pose – 1      

    Pose – 2

 

  • Starting from the Mountain Pose, step your left foot back, making a V like shape with 45° angles. Both of your legs should be straight.
  • As you exhale, make sure that your feet stick to the ground. As you inhale, widen your toes, allowing your legs to be activated. Keep your legs strong and as you exhale, move the tops of your thighs backward while widening your sitting bones apart.
  • Move your right hip backward while your left hip forward. As you exhale, stretch your legs further through your bones.
  • With an inhalation, pull your chest up. As you exhale, stretch your spine by bending your body from your hips. Put your hands on the both sides of your right leg. If you want a better stretch, you can bend your elbows to reach the deeper bend.

Hold the pose for several breaths, maintaining the stretch of your spine and your hamstrings. To return back to normal, step forward with your right leg into Standing Forward Bend. Then, continue the steps on your left side.

If you feel too much pressure on your hamstrings, you can follow the “Pose – 1” to get accumulated with the pose. This pose with strengthens your hamstring while making it loose for more flexibility.

       4.Head to Knee Forward Fold

Head to Knee Forward Fold

  • After sitting on the floor, extend your legs to your front. Inhale and bend your left leg, bring your left foot to the inside of your right thigh and keep your left knee on the floor.
  • Keep your right leg in the center and put the toes pointing to the ceiling. While keeping your spine long, move your torso putting your chest and navel. Line up with the center of your right leg. Stretch both of your hands to a side of your right leg. Exhale and fold your torso forward, rest your hands on either side of your right leg, keeping your elbow up and off the floor.
  • Bend your torso forward as much you can, let your lower belly touch the thing first, then your chest and lastly, your nose and head.

Stay in the pose for 1-3 minutes and come up with an inhalation. Hold for about 30-60 seconds. To release the pose, draw your tailbone towards the ground as you inhale and lift your torso. Extend your left leg and repeat the instructions on the opposite side.

With regular practice, this pose your groins and hamstrings will loosen up. One thing keeps in mind, never force yourself in the pose.

      5. Reclining Hamstring Stretch

                          Reclining Hamstring Stretch

  • Lie down on your backs while keeping your legs relaxed and straight and arms relaxing on your sides. Just breathe normally.
  • Raise your right leg as high as you can while keeping your pelvis straight on the ground. Let your leg move straight towards your head as much as possible. Relax your foot to stretch your calf muscles as well.
  • Use a yoga strap or a towel on your foot. With the strap, pull your leg further towards your head. When you’re likely to reach your limit, hold for about 10-20 seconds.

After the pose, just release your leg, let it relax on the ground. Start again with your leg.

This is extremely helpful for your hamstrings. It’ll increase the flexibility while making it stronger, allowing fewer chances of getting injuries and muscle pulls.

Thank you,

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DIY 2 Ingredients Facial Mask for a Glowing Skin

Hello everyone,

Today, I am excited to share with you a simple yet efficace face mask that let you skin breath while you sleep. It requires 2 ingredients available from your fridge or your organic grocery shop.  The recipe an absolute skincare booster for tired skin. To be applied at night before sleep!

Yogurt and Lemon Night Restoring Facial Mask | OrganicIsBeautiful
Yogurt and Lemon Night Restoring Facial Mask | OrganicIsBeautiful

Why those 2 ingredients?

Lemon?

Lemon is a strong antibacterial to nourish and clean your skin at the same time. Oh Yes. It is also ideal for boosting your immune system as you can drink with water in the morning . I usually do it after applying my usual skincare lotion. At the moment, it is Eucalyptus based! 

Natural Preservatives
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And what about Yogurt?

Yogurt contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid, that dissolves dead skin cells. This gentle exfoliation not only helps to create a natural glow and prevent breakouts, but works to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

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Oils Against Bad Breath

Essential Oils Against Bad Breath

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Essential Oils Against Bad Breath – Organicisbeautiful.com

Today on OiB let’s discuss the different issues of bad breath. Bad breath can be a real problem for many people because it is a natural turn off for anyone irrespective of your personality. There have been lost of queries that I have received for the same which is why we are finally here to discuss it all.

I have recently had a cousin who also suffered the same problem. While we looked out to help him, I really found some good and natural  home remedies as well as organic DIY ways that really help very much. This is why I am here to let you have advantage of all that too

Why Is Bad Breath Caused?

If you know the reason behind it then you can surely choose the way you want to treat it effectively and know what works as well. Bad breath can be caused due to many reasons.

  • Some people, especially beauty models etc., do not eat quite much. This is why and empty mouth and an empty gut can throw out the void smell to the mouth
  • When the mouth becomes dry then the absence of saliva or the need for water can also take on the bad breath too
  • There can be different infections, root canals. Plaque teeth due to which the mouth would always smell of the infection mostly
  • People who eat a lot of garlic and such other stuff often get bad smell due to the same
  • There are many who do not engage in proper brushing, flossing habits. This can also lead to bad breath
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What Can You Do?

You can choose to treat the bad breath at the very right time. Many essential oils can be used to help with the treatment. These natural and organic home remedies can include the very following. They can be made through different DIY forms as well

  • Peppermint Oil

These are in the form of capsules and are the most recommended way of getting rid of bad breath in a more natural way. Any essential mouth wash that contains peppermint oil in it has been found to decrease bad breaths in serious sufferers as well. These results have been reflected in many different studies.

  • Sage Oil

Sage has very essential oils in it that can greatly help to reduce bad breath. They have lots of anti-bacterial properties which is why they help to get rid of this issue very effectively.

  • Coconut Oil

Coconut oil also proves very helpful for many people in different conditions. It has such a texture and healing properties that it detoxifies the mouth, gum, and teeth to get rid of the smell prevailing there.

  • Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is very essential in order to help anyone with a very serious bad breath problem. Where no other remedy works, tea tree always works for people of all ages. This is why even a few drops of tea tree oil mixed in different DIY techniques can deliver the result greatly.

Thus, if you sure want to know some more of the actual combination of remedies through more specific DIY techniques, then let me know in the comments below soon! Imbrace your beauty!

Essential Oils Against Bad Breath

Beautiful Words.

If you are still feeling frazzled after the Summer festivities or if the recent cold weather is getting to you, what could be better than a weekend of pure indulgence?

I suggest to warm up our soul with simple yet beautiful words I stumbled upon a few weeks back.

A beautiful poem written and published by SainstWest.

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She brings me to ecstasy

Visually
Ethically

Every time she’s next to me
Physically
Breathlessly

I need her more than air to breathe
Sharing me
There with me

Nothing less than heavenly
Readily
Steadily

——

Wishing you all an amazing and relaxing week end.

Amanda

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3 Easy DIY Carrot Masks You Will Love!

Carrot, Lemon and Olive Oil Face Mask

Step 1: Prepare the mixture

Peel and boil one large carrot until tender (when a fork can easily pierce through it, it’s ready). Mash the carrot with a fork. We want a creamy consistency.

Now, add the following:

  • 1/2 tbsp of Organic Honey.
  • 1/2 tbsp. of Extra virgin olive oil.

NOTE: If your skin is oily, you may omit the extra virgin olive oil.

  • A few drops of organic lemon juice. How many you may ask? Read below 😉
Olive Oil | OrganicIsBeautiful
Olive Oil | OrganicIsBeautiful

Basically, your skin type will depend on the amount of lemon juice you add in. Because lemon juice is a natural astringent, you should know that the oilier your skin, the more lemon you want in your mask! Simple. ). If you have dry skin, add about 8 drops of lemon and if you have oily skin, add up to 1 tablespoon.

Step 2: Check consistency

The mixture shouldn’t be too clumpy or too runny. If the mix is too thick, you can add in a bit more extra virgin olive oil or water to thin it out. You can add a bit more honey to the mix to give it a thicker, paste-like texture.

Cool down. Let the mixture cool down so that the temperature is comfortable on your skin.

Step 3: Mask time

Let the fun part begins!  Apply the carrot mask onto a clean and bare face, even your neck if you wish, but avoid the eye and mouth area.

Carrot | OrganicIsBeautiful
Carrot | OrganicIsBeautiful
Carrot | OrganicIsBeautiful
Carrot | OrganicIsBeautiful

Leave it on for 10 -15 minutes and wash it off with warm water afterwards. Pat dry and follow up with your favorite moisturizer or eye cream.

Carrot and Coconut Oil Face Mask

Step 1: Wash, chop and blend.

Get a large carrot and cut it into 5 or so chunks. Wash them while boiling 3 cups of water in a sauce pan. Now Add carrots, reduce heat to low, cover and steam for 8-10 minutes.

Now you want to get the right texture. How?  First slowly drain water and add carrots to food processor or blender.

Step 2: Add the secret oil.

  • Add 1 tbsp. coconut oil and blend until smooth. Like a yammi puree 😉
Carrot in Skincare | OrganicIsBeautiful
Carrot in Skincare | OrganicIsBeautiful

Step 3: Pamper your face.

My favourite part. You will see the result straight away! Apply face mask to face, avoiding the eyes and mouth. Allow to set about 15-20 minutes. Don’t forget to wash face with warm water, and gently wipe off any remaining bits with a wash cloth.

NOTE: If you need a moisturizer, apply a little coconut oil or olive oil.

Carrot and Avocado Face Mask

Step1: Peel, boil and drain

Pick 2 or 3 large carrots in your kitchen and slice them into small rounds. Boil the carrots in a small pot until they’re easily pierced with a fork. Drain the water away and pour the cooked carrot slices into a small bowl.

Time to get exciting and … messy! Oops! 😉 Mash the carrots thoroughly with a fork.

Step 2: Get the right mixture

  • 4 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil with the carrots1/2 tablespoon at a time, until the mixture has reached a smooth, creamy consistency.
  • 2-3 spoonfuls of the avocado as you go along as well. If you prefer a slightly different consistency, simply adjust the amount of oil to suit your preference.
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Avocado | OrganicIsBeautiful

Step 3: Be patient

Wait until the mask has cooled sufficiently to apply, and then smooth it onto your skin. Leave it in place for about 10 minutes; rinse it off with warm water and pat your skin dry.

Done!  Source.

Thank you for reading OiB. Did you check the easy DIY homemade scrub ?

Lots of love! Amanda

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