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Supporting Penis Function Through Yoga

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

With yoga schools and classes available practically everywhere in the country, there’s no excuse for any person interested in yoga not to dive right in. And men who are interested in maintaining their penis health might want to investigate a little downward facing dog or warrior positions. Yes, practicing yoga can be a good way to support good penis function – and that’s something every man values.

An ancient practice

Yoga has been around for centuries, although only in recent decades has it become so widely available in western cultures. Originating in ancient India, yoga actually encompasses a range of mental, physical and spiritual practices. But when a person refers to yoga today, they generally are talking about a form of physical exercise that incorporates meditation and other mental components into it. As opposed to working out with weights at the gym, yoga is more of a low impact form of exercise – although it can also provide a real work-out when required.

Although there is more to yoga than this, most people associate yoga essentially with exercises that emphasize attaining and holding specially designed poses.

The penis connection

And how can yoga benefit penis function? One way is through the potential boosting of testosterone.

Testosterone, as most men know, is a key component of penis function. Higher levels of testosterone are generally associated with greater muscle mass and tone, stronger bones, increased energy, better cardiac health, a strong libido and healthy erections. So maintaining appropriate levels of testosterone is important for a man.

Some studies have indicated that regular yoga practice can help increase or maintain testosterone levels. This becomes especially important as men age, as the natural aging process typically includes some diminishment of testosterone.

How does yoga help?

Yoga is thought to help with testosterone production in several ways.

- De-stressing. One of the major benefits associated with yoga is a lowering of stress levels. Most people come out of a yoga session feeling significantly more relaxed. Consistent practice of yoga helps a person experience that relaxed feeling for a longer period of time and to be able to draw on it more effectively in stressful situations. This is key because stress triggers cortisol production, which in turns lowers testosterone production.

- Sleeping better. People who regularly engage in yoga tend to sleep better, and not only on nights when they’ve had a yoga class. Sleep deprivation is also associated with decreases in testosterone (and with increases in stress). In addition, being physically tired can have an impact on the sex drive and ability to obtain and maintain erections.

- Weight issues. Regular yoga participation can help a man to lose weight, which not only makes him feel and look better – it also gets his testosterone working up again. Men who are a healthy weight are also less likely to have blood pressure and cardiac issues, which again can have an impact on penis function and health.

In addition, many yoga poses exercise parts of the body that can be of benefit to a man during sex. For example, yoga can help provide flexibility in the pelvis, increase arm strength for greater upper body support during missionary and similar positions, and develop breathing in a way that promotes better stamina.

Of course, yoga alone cannot assist with penis function or penis health. It is sensible for a man to regularly use a top rated penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) just to keep his penis is overall good shape. The best bet is to use a crème that contains both L-arginine and L-carnitine. The former is an amino acid that is part of the process by which nitric oxide is produced, which in turn keeps penile blood vessels open and receptive for increased blood flow. The latter is a neuroprotective ingredient that protects an overused or aggressively-stroked penis from suffering a diminishment of sensation.

Emphysema and Smoking – Give Up Before You Die

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Emphysema is a disease that affects the air sacs of the lungs, the alveolus. Exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide occurs in the alveolus. Inhaling toxins such as cigarette smoke will eventually affect the elasticity of the alveolus causing a significant reduction in the exchange of oxygen-dioxide carbon. Our body will then not be able to do normal activities properly, such as walking. The result is a shortness of breath which can be fatal.

If you are smoker and you suffer persistent dry cough with phlegm visit a doctor as you may be in the earlier stages of the illness. It is a good idea to ask for a lung X-ray. During the earlier stages, the treatment is basically healthy living. A typical treatment will consist of stopping smoking to enhance the immune system. The immunity can be also enhanced by using supplements such as Echinacea and Zinc as advised by your natural therapist. Remember that your naturopath or nutritionist is the expert in these, so see them as well as your doctor. In some instances you may need to get flu and pneumonia shots from the doctor to prevent further illnesses. Obviously also have a healthy balanced lifestyle of exercise, rest and good food.

In the mild stages the doctor may advise puffers to open up the airways but as the disease progresses other medications such as diuretics, corticosteroids, leukotriene inhibitors and over-the-counter mucus stimulators may be needed. At this point doctors may suggest a rehabilitation program. The severe stage is where patients need oxygen therapy from a portable container and a nasal tube or even a lung transplant.

A rehabilitation program often consists of aerobic exercise machines such as exercise bikes, stair climbers or treadmills to increase cardiovascular strength as the lungs cannot improve. This makes the circulation more efficient and training is done under medical supervision.

Exercises must be continued to maintain improved function and they are often accompanied by relaxation techniques such as yoga to relieve the anxiety that comes with the inability to breathe. Furthermore, most of the programs incorporate information on how to quit smoking and how to handle impaired breathing which will impact many areas of your life, including your sex life.

Medications for emphysema are effective at suppressing the symptoms, helping to open the airways and ease the cough. The problem is the side effects of this medication which may impact negatively on heart, liver and kidney function.

Natural remedies involve stopping some foods such as bananas, sugar and dairy products as they produce mucus which tend to clog the air passages. Increasing antioxidants with at least three to four servings a day of fruits and 1000mg of fish oil daily reduces inflammation. Often larger amounts of supplements are needed depending on the severity of the illness. Your natural practitioner is the best person to supervise this.

Nevertheless, everybody know that the best way to prevent emphysema or any disease related with smoking is just is to turf the packet of smokes before you even get sick. It’s no longer socially ‘cool’ to smoke; you are just damaging your health and shortening your life. There are also many more illnesses that come from smoking as you will see advertised on cigarette packs. Everyone knows it’s bad for you so why can’t you quit?

There could be many reasons why you are stuck in this destructive practice. Remember the chemicals that are sprayed on tobacco these days and what actually goes into the cigarette is addictive. You need help to give up an addiction. Some researchers point out that smoking is linked with subconscious self-sabotage and even maybe a death wish. So there is a link to stress, anxiety and depression. People that are depressed often smoke more the more depressed they become. Hypnotherapy, NLP, cognitive therapy are just three natural methods to quit smoking. There are some drugs available but remember all those will have side effects. Sometimes as much as the cigarettes themselves. If you seek natural therapy the number of sessions you need will vary from person to person. Once the core reason why you smoke is addressed though you will never go back to smoking again. So go and get help before you develop a life threatening illness.