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the-exercist:

Chaturanga

What you’re supposed to do: Think of this pose as a halfway pushup. Basically, it’s where you start in a plank position but then you lower yourself halfway into a pushup position, so you’re really working your core. 
The mistake you’re probably making: It requires a ton of strength to stay in this position, so most people end up basically just plopping to the floor—or almost plopping to the floor. The common mistake here is that people let their hips drop because it’s easier. But that puts a huge strain on your lower back, and it also means that you’re not working your core as much, which is one of the main purposes of this move.
The fix: Concentrate on keeping your elbows tucked in by your ribs at a right angle, and keeping your shoulders down—not by your ears. Both of those tricks will help you keep your hips up and your core engaged, so you don’t collapse into a heap on the floor.

the-exercist:

Chaturanga

What you’re supposed to do: Think of this pose as a halfway pushup. Basically, it’s where you start in a plank position but then you lower yourself halfway into a pushup position, so you’re really working your core. 

The mistake you’re probably making: It requires a ton of strength to stay in this position, so most people end up basically just plopping to the floor—or almost plopping to the floor. The common mistake here is that people let their hips drop because it’s easier. But that puts a huge strain on your lower back, and it also means that you’re not working your core as much, which is one of the main purposes of this move.

The fix: Concentrate on keeping your elbows tucked in by your ribs at a right angle, and keeping your shoulders down—not by your ears. Both of those tricks will help you keep your hips up and your core engaged, so you don’t collapse into a heap on the floor.

(Source: womenshealthmag.com, via fitanne)

emsfitjourney:

sokpoppet:

nicolakay:

oh-no-zo:

symmetrism:

Art’s great nudes have gone skinny

Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano has created a visual re-imagination of historic nude paintings, had the subjects conformed their bodies to what the 21st century considers an ideal of beauty. The results are revealing—and quite shocking in what they say about the modern attitude toward women’s bodies.

This is genius

This makes me uncomfortable

I’m obviously born in the wrong century…

Mystrade AU: Even though they’ve been seeing each other for months, Greg still get’s nervous about asking his boyfriend out while Mycroft is too shy to say yes. 

(Source: blonderbatch, via 221bsherlock)

Nineteen things I’ve learned before I turned nineteen.
1. Always carry $5 and a lighter with you (even if you don’t smoke).
2. Ask every person you meet how their day is going. Genuinely ask with the soul intention of learning how their day is. Ask the coffee shop employee. Ask the person next to you in line at Walmart. Ask your distant friend. Ask everyone.
3. Take many photos of yourself. Take photos of yourself when you’re happy. Take photos of yourself when you’re sad. Take photos of yourself because there are millions of trees in the world, and we all look at the same sky, but there is only one of you.
4. Stay in contact with your parents. Try not to hate them. They are the reason you have the ability to feel anything at all. Try not to hate your parents.
5. Opening your skin will not set your demons free. Open your heart. Open your mind. Open your hands.
6. Nobody knows anybody completely. That’s okay.
7. Be gentle, but be aggressive. Take a stand. Nobody hears your voice if you stay silent.
8. Respect everybody. We are all humans trying to survive. We all deserve respect.
9. Wearing black will ALWAYS make you feel better about yourself.
10. Always give tips, whether it be a couple extra dollars or a piece of mind. You never know how much you could be helping someone.
11. Change is the only thing consistent in life. Do not allow that bother you. Embrace chance and move with life, whichever direction it chooses to take you.
12. Smile often. Smile at strangers. Smile at your friends. Smile when nobody is looking and you’re alone in your bedroom. Smile when somebody is rambling to you.
13. Body image means nothing. Your body is merely just a seatbelt in the car. Your body is here to protect you. You choose the direction you go, and your body will not hold you back. Only you can hold yourself back.
14. Don’t hold grudges. Don’t allow yourself to hate anybody. Forgive them. Learn to love them for the person you never got to see them to be. Believe that a beautiful human exists in that person. Wish them well.
15. Drink orange juice. Lot’s of it.
16. Don’t allow the opinions of others to choose your destiny. We are all simply trying to live our own life.
17. Sing all the time. Sing off key. Sing in a silly voice. Sing like you’re on stage. Sing no matter who is around. Singing is breathing for the soul. Sing.
18. Take time to think. Write your feelings down. Write letters to the people you love. Texting is overrated and not as heartfelt as a nice handwritten letter.
19. Live for yourself. Breathe for yourself. Do everything in your life for nobody but you. This is your life. This is it.

—Katey Chrest (via acidicmoons)

(Source: thinly, via votecrowleyforkingofhell)

championcoolbreeze:

obfuscatingdeity:

the thing to realize here is that conservatives find the idea of paying workers a livable wage so absurd that they make hyperbolic comparisons like this

because fifteen dollars and hour and a hundred thousand dollars an hour both mean the same thing to them; more than you deserve

^That commentary is very important.

(Source: -teesa-, via votecrowleyforkingofhell)