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The tips of the video sixpackshortcuts should almost be touching. Raise up lifting your heels off the floor, when you reach the top squeeze your calves for a one second hold. Complete 30 repetitions in this position. Second position, turn your toes and feet facing forward. Just like you would normally stand. Raise up lifting your heels off the floor, when you reach the top squeeze your calves for a one second hold. Complete 30 repetitions in this position. Third position, turn your heels togeth- er and toes pointed out away from your body. Position your feet like a duck walk. Raise up lifting your heels off the floor, when you reach the top squeeze your calves for a one second hold. Complete 30 repetitions in this position. Once you have completed 30 reps in each position you are done with this exercise.
Grasp a couple of dumbbells holding them by your side at arm’s length. Stand with your torso straight and your legs spaced using a shoulder width or narrower stance. The knees should be slightly bent. This is your starting position. Keeping the knees stationary, lower the dumbbells to over the top of your feet by bending at the waist while keeping your back straight. Keep moving forward as if you were going to pick something from the floor until you feel a stretch on the ham- strings. Start bringing your torso up straight again by extending your hips and waist until you are back at the starting position.
Grasp a pair of dumbbells and sit down on the bench with the ends of the dumbbells on your thighs. Use your thighs to help you raise the dumbbells to shoulder height on each side, and twist so that your palms are facing your body. The dumbbells should now be positioned directly in front of your shoulders.Your back should be flat against the back rest and your feet firmly planted on the floor for stability. This is the starting position for the exercise. Keeping your eyes facing forwards, slowly raise the dumbbells above your head while turning your wrists so that your palms are now facing forward (away from your body). Keep raising the weight until your arms are almost fully extended. Do not pause at the top of the movement, and immediately begin lowering the dumbbells back down to the starting position - twisting at the wrists until your palms are facing your body once again.
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Sadhana is a Sanskrit word. And. it includes many aspects of. spiritual practices.. Because in Sanskrit, Sadhana. includes a lot of aspects of spiritual practices,. that's what we use in Indian traditions, one word. Sadhana. Sadhana doesn't mean only. just if a person is practicing yoga, or. meditation. Sadhana is when you are. in silence. That is a practice because. now you are going inward.. Inside of you. And you will look at who. you really are. And if you practice. silence, it. gives you a lot of opportunities. to not waste your time in talking,. uselessly talking. So silence makes you a good person.. That is one aspect of Afterburn Fuel Sadhana silence. And it is very hard, it seems. very easy, but when it comes to. the real way of being in silence, it is very difficult. Silence. doesn't mean just that you don't speak, silence means. you are silent from anger, silent from the ego, silent. from all the lower qualities, violence or. if a person is hurting others.. if a person is hurting others..
You are silent physically, mentally. and by thoughts. You don't even think negative thoughts.. That is called real silence. That is a spiritual practice.. Or you can do "Jappa". There are two. kinds of Jappa. Either you can recite a mantras aloud,. or you can do a Jappa Jap. A jappa jap. means mentally, you are not reciting words or mantras.. means mentally, you are not reciting words or mantras.. A mantra is like "Aum". Aum is very simple.. Aum..... you recite this mantra.. Or you do it mentally. Nobody hears it. but you do it. That is called Jappa. That is a spiritual practice.. Because now, all your bad thoughts like. negative thoughts dissapear and you are concentrating.. You are focused on a beautiful sound. like Aum or Aum Namo Siddhanam. There are many mantras.. So repeating that out loud or. mentally, in your mind, then you will be. surprised- it will bring peace in your life.. And you grow spiritually. Or you. can do meditation. Seated meditation.. Your body, your thoughts, your mind,. they will dissapear, you will forget them.. And the real meditation begins. Or you can. fast. Fasting is also a. kind of sprititual practice because it. burns Karma too. Fasting is a fire and fire. not ony detoxifies your. body, also it will burn all the toxins. inside and outside,. if your intention is pure that you want to burn your Karma.. If you are not expecting that you are fasting. to go to heaven or to win the lotto. Not. for that purpose, you are just doing it spiritually. For the spiritual growth.. And it begins to burn Karma. That is. called Sadhana. Sometimes, people will sit. with a certain posture, like Lotus posture,. or they stand in one pose and they don't move,. they are fully in meditation. That is called Sadhana.. In people's. minds, theories are also a kind of Sadhama.. Anything theoretical is not Sadhana.. Like many people think if they repeat Gita-. Gita is a holy book of Hindu, they think that. if they repeat one chapter every day they are doing Sadhana.. By repeating Gita or by repeating the Bible,. or by repeating the Quran or by repeating any holy books,. it doesn't make you a spiritual person.. No, it is not Sadhana. Sadhana is if you learn from. those books, something good. Like if Gita mentions. how to be detatched from. someone. Or how to. fully. burn Karama. If you learn something. from the Holy Book, that is called practical.. And that's what I think..
The more your do Sadhana, the more good thoughts you. have, or if you learn under the guidance. of a master or if you meet. an enlightened person, if you learn directly,. the master will teach you all the practical things. Like. the master might teach you pranayam, the master might teach you. to be fully (just close your eyes and. sit) and he or she will teach you. Ratka. Ratka is like one point-ness. So there are many ways.. Sadhana can be many different kinds of. ways. There is not one way.. People who think that spirituality is just. one path, they are fully wrong. Spirituality. can be many ways. And. that's why Sadhana includes a lot of aspects of spiritual practices.. And let me tell you the real thing. sprituality is not the practical.. You can't just read and follow. Reading and following. doesn't make you a real spiritual person. But if. you do a little bit of the practical, like if you listen. that Anger is not good and you practice,. that whenever anger comes and enters into my body and into my mind,. I am aware of my anger. And as soon as you become. aware, the anger begins to dissolve by itself.. That is called practical. And when you do practical. things, even a little bit, like fasting - I am not saying that you do. days of fasting. Even if you. eat three meals a day, if you drop one meal,. that is also video of monster mass considered fasting. But if you. are brave enough, you can do one day of fasting.. Maybe just on water or sometimes people do it on juices. It. depends on the person. It is not forced, it is. voluntary. You are doing it. Sometimes. if you walk barefoot outside,. it is considered one kind of Sadhana. Or sometimes. you sit in the sun. It is considered one. kind of Sadhana. Because you are doing it voluntarily.. You are not forced to stay in the sun. If you are forced to stay in the sun,. that is not called Sadhana. Like a prisoner.. They are ordered to stay. outside in the hot sun. And they have no choice..
They have to go. But one person sitting in the sun,. not forced, but by himself or herself. trying to concentrate, trying to meditate, that is Sadhana.. But the other hand, the prisoners, they are. sitting in the sun too. But in their case, it is not Sadhana.. Sadhana comes from your insides.. It is an inner phenomenon. And. it is practical. So I will suggest people. do Sadhana in the early morning. recite mantras. Maybe recite Panjan sometimes.. They have good words. Or yoga history if you have any daily thoughts,. sometimes they inspire you. And you begin to. do a little practice. That is. what I suggest.. If you want to be in Sadhana, be practical.. Because practice is more important.. And it is also said, in general, that "Practice. makes a man perfect." That's why if you do. practical things, then you get it.. If you just listen, if you just make theories,. you can make a , page theory but. it is not going to take you anywhere. But the practical,. yes! Sadhana is a practice.. And try to follow it. You will. grow spiritually. And also sometimes I. say, Spirituality is practical. Or. in other words, if you really want,. "Spirituality is practicality!". Spirituality is practicality! Always remember. Jai Siddhatma..