Category Archives: growth

Yoga poses to lose weight

I came across the following article at http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com and I really have found it to be helpful.

DISCLAIMER: I don’t co-sign on the parts that say these poses “melt fat”, but they do make you strong.

So try these poses and feel FIERCE!  Let me know how you like them.

“Did you know that yoga not only helps in maintaining the harmony of the mind, body and soul. But also aids in improving the metabolism of the body. Yoga helps you achieve your desired weight loss. The best part about yoga is that it leaves you fresher and more energetic than before after the work outs. Read about the different yoga poses that will aid you in weight loss.

Yoga postures for weight loss: Yoga poses to lose weight 

Surya Namaskar
Surya Namaskar is the best yoga has to offer as far as the poses are concerned. It works on the whole body especially on the big muscle group. A beginner can start with a few rounds of it and gradually increase the number of rounds. It helps to lose weight.

Yoga postures for weight loss: Yoga poses to lose weight 

Warrior PoseThe warrior pose strengthens the hamstrings, thighs, legs and ankles as the body weight is transferred on the thighs with the forward bend. It helps to stimulate abdominal organs which can help increase the stamina. Stamina built up can help you to keep going over a longer period of time. 

Cobra Pose
This is the pose which works on the chest and the back region. The heart opening pose helps to take deep breaths resulting in more oxygenated blood being pumped to different parts of the body. The oxygenated blood helps to burn the fat. Helps in toning the buttocks too.

 Bow Pose

This is more of an advanced yoga pose but not only helps in burning the fat but also helps in toning of arms and legs. One can feel the stretch in the abdominal region taking this pose. The stretch helps to loosen up the fat in the region. Continous practicing of this asana further melts the loosen belly fat.


Side Bends
It’s as important to work on muscles in the stomach region as often as working on other muscles group. After a certain age the body stops to grow and the fat starts accumulating in the stomach region. Side bends helps to melt those love handles. These bends might not help to burn a lot of calories but will be instrumental in inch loss.

 Konasana 

Konasana stretches the sides of the body and the spine. It tones the arms, legs, and abdominal organs


Yoga postures for weight loss: Yoga poses to lose weight 

Trikonasana Trikonasana stretches the sides of the body. It tones the arms, legs, and abdominal organs. This aasan also improves flexibility of the spine and hips

Cat stretch Cat Stretch gives flexibility to the spine. It strengthens wrist joints and shoulders. It massages the digestive organs and tones the abdomen. Cat Stretch also improves digestion.

Weight Loss Recipe

You may like to try this tasty, healthy Ayurvedic recipe that will aid in weight lossVietnamese vegetable stockPreparation time: 1 hourIngredients:Water – 2 litersSliced carrots – 1 cupSliced cabbage – 1 cupSliced celery (stem) – ½ cupSliced white radish – 1 cupSalt – 1 ½ teaspoonMethod-Steam all the vegetables.-Boil water separately in a saucepan.-Add two tablespoons of ground vegetables to the boiling water and stir.-Put the remaining steamed vegetables into the saucepan.-Add salt to taste.-Stir and serve hot.(Recipe Source: Art of living)”

God Bless and Take Care
Love, Tonya
www.tonyaoutlaw.com
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The Salseras Who Have Shaped Me

So, I have decided to put together a collection of my FAVORITE videos of the wonderful women who have helped me grow into the dancer I am today and who will hopefully be able to continue to help me grow.

I love you ladies!

So here they are in the order that I met and or received training from them:

1. Ana Masacote – Ana is such a graceful, smooth dancer. Her body movement is to die for. I can’t wait to go to the Masacote Salsa Retreat in August to train with her again. This is such a special, unique, beautiful routine. I love to watch it.

2. Edie the Salsa Freak – Edie’s story is so inspirational. She is living proof that the sky is the limit no matter how old you are. It is never too late to start. Edie is fiery and strong. I love you, Edie! BTW, it was very hard for me to pick which video I wanted, but the musicality in this one spoke to me. I wanted to be Edie while I watched this. 🙂 And of course, how could I not use a Black Belt Salsa video?

3. Griselle Ponce Mosquea – Griselle, Griselle, Griselle. Her style moves me. When I think of Ladies Styling, I think of Griselle. I have traveled to so many cities just to take a workshop or class with her! This routine is what I consider her signature routine. She made me love Cha cha cha. When I think of Griselle, I think of this:

4. Giana Montoya – I love Giana’s technique. I love her body expression. I love how she took my basic right turn and FIXED it! I just love Giana! And I am proud and happy to say she will be coming to my dance studio, Baile con Sazon, 19-20 July 2014 to teach a 10 hour Salsa bootcamp with her honey, Nery. 🙂 I hope to see you all there!
This is the routine that made me fall in love with Giana, especially at 1:05:

5. Isabel Frieberger – This lady is powerful, technical hotness! Originally part of the Cobo Brothers, she has always stood out. She doesn’t just take a step. It is like every step she takes is placed with precision. And just gorgeous! This first routine is what I consider Isabel’s signature. I’m having trouble embedding the video, so click on the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsYqOCRVzh8

This second one is one that I found where she is just social dancing but… Well, just watch it:

https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/311McqUBWI8&source=uds

So there you have it.  The ladies who have taught me so much and to whom (who? grammar alert) I am so grateful for how far I’ve come and I am counting on you all to continue to help me in my growth as a dancer.

Thank you Ana, Edie, Griselle, Giana and Isabel and know that you are making a difference and touching lives through your joy and wonderful spirits and love of this art. Keep chasing your dreams whatever they may be.

God Bless and Take Care
Love, 
Tonya
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Baile con Sazon Student Dance Team

I am one proud Salsa Mama. Loretta, Seymore and my wonderful son Rico did a fabulous job! I love you guys!

Visit www.baileconsazon.co to find out more about our classes, joining the Baile con Sazon Student Dance Team, choreography, performances or just to say hi!

God Bless and Take Care
Love,
Tonya

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Just Cuz It Has a Pretty Bow…

Everything wrapped up with a pretty bow is not a gift.  Am I the only person who has learned this the hard way? 🙂

God Bless and Take Care
Love, 
Tonya 
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You are Wonderful

All of your experiences mold you into the wonderful person you are today. No one can take that away from you unless you let them.

God Bless and Take Care
Love, 
Tonya 
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#100HappyDays

So, I kept hearing about 100 Happy Days and seeing #100HappyDays and I had no idea what it was. So like everyone else that I know, I went to the go-to source of information: Google. 🙂

I found this website at the top of the list:

www.100happydays.com

How can we be happy for 100 Days? This is what they tell us:

“How? Plain simple!

every day submit a picture of what made you happy!

It can be anything from a meet-up with a friend to a very tasty cake in the nearby coffee place, from a feeling of being at home after a hard day to a favor you didto a stranger.  

#100happyday challenge is for you – not for anyone else. 

It is not a happiness competition or a showing off contest. If you try to please / make others jealous via your pictures – you lose without even starting. Same goes for cheating.”

I’m starting today and I encourage you to join me! I will be posting my happy pics on:
Instagram: instagram.com/ncsalsera
Twitter: twitter.com/love2dancefit
FB: facebook.com/ZumbawithTonyaO

Friend me, follow me, keep in touch and share your joy with me!

Wait a minute… What? You don’t have the time? What???

Take a little bit of time for yourself and your friends, family, hobbies, whatever and just live in the moment! And then share that moment with me! 🙂

God Bless and Take Care
Love,
Tonya

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