Mumtaz Yoga deep relaxation CD

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I’m so excited to announce that my relaxation CD is now available to purchase. Please get in touch for further details!

Peace

Mumtaz

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Introducing Nova – the best of yoga and Pilates

I am looking forward to teaching Nova at
Virgin Active Nittingham, come join the fun 🙂

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Can’t decide which will get you into that bikini this summer, yoga or Pilates? We’ve got the ideal solution. Nova.nova

Yoga helps you become focused, strong and relaxed. It’s great for stress and pain relief, boosts your immune system, and gives you better flexibility, more strength and improved circulation. Not to mention better posture and cardiovascular control.

Pilates is perfect for those who want to develop their strength, flexibility and muscle tone without bulking up. The idea behind Pilates is to maximise all of your muscles while improving your co-ordination and strengthening your core.

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Review on Yogamasti clothing

Hello my dear Yogis, I just wanted to share with you my thoughts on Yogamasti clothing. I bought a pair of purple Yoga pants last year from the Nottingham Yoga Festival.

I have to say how pleased I am with them. They are excellent quality, wash well, have a eye catching design and are a very flattering fit.

I have been so happy with them, I went back this year to buy a new pair!

So check out this website:

http://www.yogamasti.com

Welcome to my web site!

Hello friends, welcome to my blog, please feel free to read some of the topics I am covering in my yoga classes, these will be updated on a regular basis, alongside other topics which you may find an interesting read !

You can can also click on to the article I was featured in this months OM Yoga magazine.

Feedback is welcome let me know what you think ?

Peace to all.

Mumtaz

I read this blog, and just wanted to share with my yogis some simple clear advice on depression!

Leo Wyatt's Blog

Depression is a condition which can sneak up on you suddenly, or develop over time until you reach a point when it becomes almost a way of life. Some people who suffer from depression can reach a stage when the thought of not feeling depressed becomes almost frightening, as depression becomes like a familiar blanket and a reason not to engage with life… Read More

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The Five Tibetan Rites

Fountain of Youth

Have a group of Tibetan monks been able to discover the secrets to the fountain of youth and can their system help take years off and help you both look and feel younger? Well, Peter Kelder believes they have and he was provided with the knowledge of this special technique. He has shared this information with the world in his book entitled The Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth. Now everyone who chooses to can come to understand how these five Tibetan Rites work and use them in their own life.

This technique is said to closely resemble a form of Tibetan Yoga because they both place a strong emphasis on the sequence of motion. Kelder claims that a specific group of Tibetan monks have used these Five Tibetan Rites and that the process dates back some two thousand years. Some Tibetan scholars refuse to acknowledge that this system is authentic and believe that Kelder has made it up. Where the process came from is not nearly as important as important as if it works and many people trying the Five Tibetan Rites say that they are feeling younger.

The Seven Chakras

The Five Tibetan Rites were created around the concept of the body works around seven spinning psychic vortexes and these vortexes work to keep us healthy. As we get older this spinning diminishes and our body does not work as properly, this leads to old age and illness. The belief is that by performing these five exercises of Tibetan Rites you will be able to establish this spinning to a normal level which will bring your body back into balance. The results will be to make you feel and look younger and to keep your body healthy and free of illness.

The seven psychic vortexes or chakras as they are commonly referred to are located throughout the body. Two of them are located at different locations in the brain region of the body. One is found in the throat area and one in the liver. One is also found in the reproductive organs of the body differing depending on if you are a man or woman. The remaining vortexes are found in each of the knees. These rites of exercises were created to promote a complete and healthy balance between the seven different points of the body.

How the Process Works

This plan was developed to compile 21 different movements or exercises into five complete and easy to do rites. The 21 different movements could have had you needing between one and two hours to complete the entire set. By condensing it into only five rites, the monks were easily able to perform these exercises in about twenty minutes. This concept is ideal for our hectic world today where we find ourselves so busy that it is hard to find time to squeeze another thing in. The fact that these Five Tibetan Rites can be completed in such a short timeframe and can be performed anywhere make this technique an option for everyone, even those of us who are very busy.

The best way to perform these exercises is to set aside a specific time frame every day that you can plan to perform these exercises. It is suggested that you perform them up to three times a day to receive the optimum benefits but you should strive to at least perform one complete set every day. The suggested number of repetitions to each exercise is twenty-one. You may not be able to perform twenty-one reps when you first begin and that is not only ok but expected. Start with doing three reps when you do every set and increase by threes every couple of days until you reach the twenty-one reps. This is not your typical exercise program where the harder you work the more benefit but it is more about finding completeness in your body and recreating your spinning cycle.

The Five Tibetan Rites

There are Five Tibetan Rites that are used together to create an exercise routine designed to promote better health. Below is a brief description of how each of the five rites is performed.

• Rite One: This is a spinning exercise, where you have you arm out horizontally and spin left to right basically until you get dizzy or twenty-one times. This causes the vortexes to begin to speed up.

• Rite Two: This is similar to regular leg raises but with a specific method and breathing technique being used. This is done to help stimulate the trunk area of the body.

• Rite Three: Is commonly called the camel and is a back bend where you stand on your knees and bend the head backwards. This is done to help pull energy through the umbilical part of your body where is it believed life begins.

• Rite Four: This exercise is performed by having you sit on your buttocks with your legs stretched out in front of you and then with your weight on the palm of your hand lift your buttocks upward. This is done to create a flow of energy from the groin area down through the legs.

• Rite Five: This exercise has you beginning in a push-up position but instead of going down like you would with a push-up, you need to push your backside up into the air forming an upside down v-shape and then bring the body down and pushing your head up. ( downward facing dog and then upward facing dog).This creates sort of a swinging motion and is done to help speed up the chakra vortexes.

Benefits Received

There are many of benefits that people who have used the Five Tibetan Rites technique claim to receive and all of them lean toward making them feel younger and healthier. Many say that they not only feel younger but they look younger too. Their skin looks and feels healthier and their hair also is known to become fuller and thicker. They also claim to have more energy, many saying they have not felt so good in many years.

Many also claim to have release from pain that they have been experiencing for years. Some who have tried many remedies to curb the pain from arthritis say that by using this technique their pain has diminished. Joint and muscle pain has also been noted by many to have decreased substantially or been eliminated. Most of these people have tried too many different methods like medicine, surgery or other exercise routines with no success and had almost given up. But they have claimed to find relief from the pain after using the Five Tibetan Rites.

Other state that these rites have given them a clearer mind and better mental health. It has left them feeling fresh and rejuvenated and has given them overall better health. People’s vision and hearing has been known to improve and memory has increased. The benefits that people have received from this old Tibetan technique have been really astounding. Many people say that do not know where they would be today if it were not for the benefits of the Five Tibetan Rites. This certainly is extremely inexpensive and only takes a small fraction of the day to perform that anyone regardless of age or gender can perform and see significant benefits.

Here are some of the benefits:

  • increased physical strength
  • relieve stress
  • improve respiration
  • enhance bone mass
  • improve digestion
  • eliminate fat around midsection
  • strengthen core muscles
  • heal back pain, strengthen spine
  • oxygenate the body
  • think more clearly, become more alert and improve memory
  • improve sleep quality
  • improve eyesight
  • reverse signs of physical degeneration, look younger
  • arthritis relief
  • enhanced sexual performance
  • increase endurance and stamina

Have a read on the benefits of yoga

You’ve probably heard that yoga is good for you. Maybe you have even tried yoga and discovered that it makes you feel better. But what are the specific health benefits you can expect to enjoy from doing yoga regularly?

Physical Benefits:

  • Flexibility: Stretching your tight body in new ways will help it to become more flexible, bringing greater range of motion to muscles and joints. Over time, you can expect to gain flexibility in your hamstrings, back, shoulders, and hips.
  • Strength: Many yoga poses require you to support the weight of your own body in new ways, including balancing on one leg (such as in Tree Pose) or supporting yourself with your arms (such as in Downward Facing Dog). Some exercises require you to move slowly in and out of poses, which also increases strength
  • Muscle tone: As a by-product of getting stronger, you can expect to see increased muscle tone. Yoga helps shape long, lean muscles.
  • Pain Prevention: Increased flexibility and strength can help prevent the causes of some types of back pain. Many people who suffer from back pain spend a lot of time sitting at a computer or driving a car. That can cause tightness and spinal compression, which you can begin to address with yoga. Yoga also improves your alignment, both in and out of class, which helps prevent many other types of pain.
  • Better Breathing: Most of us breathe very shallowly into the lungs and don’t give much thought to how we breathe. Yoga breathing exercises, called Pranayama, focus the attention on the breath and teach us how to better use our lungs, which benefits the entire body. Certain types of breath can also help clear the nasal passages and even calm the central nervous system, which has both physical and mental benefits.

Mental Benefits:

  • Mental Calmness: Yoga asana practice is intensely physical. Concentrating so intently on what your body is doing has the effect of bringing a calmness to the mind. Yoga also introduces you to meditation techniques, such as watching how you breathe and disengagement from your thoughts, which help calm the mind.
  • Stress Reduction: Physical activity is good for relieving stress, and this is particularly true of yoga. Because of the concentration required, your daily troubles, both large and small, seem to melt away during the time you are doing yoga. This provides a much-needed break from your stressors, as well as helping put things into perspective. The emphasis yoga places on being in the moment can also help relieve stress, as you learn not to dwell on past events or anticipate the future. You will leave a yoga class feeling less stressed than when you started.
  • Body Awareness: Doing yoga will give you an increased awareness of your own body. You are often called upon to make small, subtle movements to improve your alignment. Over time, this will increase your level of comfort in your own body. This can lead to improved posture and greater self-confidence.