Get fit like Maggie Q with these hatha yoga moves from Katonah Yoga teacher Danielle Rosati, who works with the star.
Actress Maggie Q has practiced yoga for nearly 20 years, but it wasn’t until she started studying a form of hatha at Katonah Yoga in New York that she became passionate about it. “Danielle Rosati [a certified Katonah Yoga teacher] has made me fall in love with my practice. Her enthusiasm and knowledge take you deeper and create a foundation to build on for a lifetime.” Here, Danielle shares a bit more about the studio’s method.
How is it different from the standard yoga class you may find at a gym?
Most yoga classes are either fitness based or guru based. At Katonah, we teach you why and how to do the pose, what its benefits are, and how to use it to transform your body and your life. A huge piece of our theory is that one’s physiology informs their psychology, meaning how you live in your body influences how you’ll experience life.
What are the benefits?
Participating in a yoga practice increases circulation and oxygenation, flushes organs and glands, and strengthens and stretches the entire body. Here are some specific benefits related to each pose.
This balancing pose strengthens the arms, wrists, and upper back; tones the abdominal area; and requires full body integration!
Strengthen and stretch hips, hamstrings, and calf muscles with this move. It’s great for people who sit a lot.
This advanced move flips your perspective upside down, changes your relationship to gravity, takes pressure off your feet, and flushes your brain with blood and oxygen.
The self-proclaimed “Keto Guido,” who started an Instagram account by the same name in October, says he has lost 50 lbs since embracing the low-carb, moderate protein and high-fat eating plan, which has also been praised by Halle Berry and Kourtney Kardashian.
“Ive discovered the fountain of youth,” the Jersey Shore Family Vacation star wrote alongside a selfie that showed off his washboard abs, adding that “when I ate sugars and grains I was 50 lbs. heavier and looked 10 years older.”
Explaining why he decided to create his Instagram page, the actor added that he wanted to “take away the stigma that saturated animal fat clogs your arteries and instead teach people the truth: sugars and grains will cause diseases and obesity before anything else.”
“I look around and feel sad and angry for the majority of the population who are overweight and obese that have been taught to eat grains, use “healthy” margarines and oils, drink diet soda with artificial sweeteners, and stay away from saturated fats,” he continued.
Sharing a before and after photo of his body transformation in October, the reality star wrote that while everyones body is different, “I do believe this way of eating will help the majority of people lose weight and be healthy.”
Having started his career as a contestant on Indias Got Talent and then showcasing his talent in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Tushar Kalia recently made his debut as a judge in Colors Dance Deewane. While Madhuri Dixit has judged him and even danced on his tune, he recently worked with Shashank Khaitan in Dhadak. And now when hes joined them as a judge, Tushar can only feel lucky and happy about it.
“Oh I was amazed and I think its a great opportunity for me. Also, I feel the format is the hero of the show as there are three generations competing together. We are finally proving through our show that age is just a number. Each generation will compete in their bracket and then winners of all groups will battle it out in the finale for the ultimate championship,” shared Tushar in an exclusive chat with indianexpress.com.
He also shared, “For me, I am not sitting there as just a judge, but more as a mentor. Having been on the other side, I can relate to all of them. I wont be a strict judge and along with skills and techniques, we are also looking to find someone who is passionate about dance. The one who manages to perform with mind and heart will win the show.”
Tushar further spoke about how dance is perceived as a career now. “The level of dance and choreography has seen a rise in the last five years. Yes, reality shows are a major source but internet has given a chance for youngsters to train in international forms. A lot of people in the audience told us that theyve trained themselves by just watching videos on YouTube. The talent and potential in our country is definitely commendable.”
He also shared with us that he never aspired to be a dancer although his mother was a kathak trainer. It was only after school that he started professional training and in no time, his hobby became his passion. He stated, “I think its very important to have an amalgamation of training and passion. For if you dont love dance, you will never want to undergo the tough training and groom yourself, and if you dont learn, you wont be able to do newer things.”
Tushar has choreographed for films like Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Half Girlfriend, Hate Story 4 and OK Jaanu, and is an active part in all YRF and Dharma films. Going back a few years, apart from some popular faces, choreographers in Bollywood never found recognition and Tushar shared that things have finally changed. “Now with so much social media awareness, people want to know who has choreographed a song or given music. Earlier they did not have the access to find. So today, we do have a face.”
Just two days after the first look at Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II dropped, Netflix has released two more juicy stills from the upcoming season of The Crown. This go-round, its time to say hello to Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret (taking the reins from actress Vanessa Kirby) and Ben Daniels as Lord Snowdon (formerly played by Matthew Goode). In Season 2, the pair fell in love and got married. In Season 3, which moves a few years into the future, well likely see their relationship begin to crumble.
The Princess Margaret still features Bonham Carter dressed in a brown coat, disdainfully clasping a cigarette holder. The still is accompanied with a simple caption: “Hope.”
The Lord Snowdon still features Daniels holding a camera and staring straight into your soul. The image is accompanied with this caption: “Hurt.”
Season 3, which will take place around the late 1960s and early 1970s, will likely show the dissolution of the royal couples relationship. As depicted in Season 2, the pair met at a dinner party, falling in love and eventually getting married at Westminster Abbey in 1960. But there were problems from the beginning. Snowdon wasnt a faithful partner, having affairs and even fathering a child with another woman; the child was born just weeks after the royal wedding. It was rumored that both the princess and Snowdon carried on affairs throughout their marriage. They announced their separation in 1976, and eventually divorced in 1978.
Still, they were one of the more thrilling couples in the royal family, hobnobbing with rock stars and other celebrities of the swinging 60s and beyond—and leaving The Crowns writing team with no shortage of stories to pull from.
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Olivia Colman vs. Claire Foy
Queen Elizabeth II: Foy played the monarch on The Crowns first two seasons to great effect, picking up a Golden Globe and two Emmy nominations along the way. Now, BAFTA-winning star Colman will take over, playing the queen as she approaches the 25th anniversary of her reign—otherwise known as the Silver Jubilee.Photo: Courtesy of Netflix.
Helena Bonham Carter vs. Vanessa Kirby
Princess Margaret: Kirby stole every viewers heart as the rebellious princess caught in the stuffy world of the monarchy. Oscar nominee Bonham Carter is a perfect successor, playing the princess as she barrels toward the end of her tumultuous marriage to Lord Snowdon.Photo: Left, by Samir Hussein/WireImage; right, courtesy of Netflix.
Tobias Menzies vs. Matt Smith
Prince Philip: Smith deftly portrayed the queens husband as he bridled against the constraints of her position, going out with his friends and allegedly having affairs. Outlander star Menzies will tackle Philip from there. Perhaps his plot will revolve around the fact that Philip is often credited with saving engineering in Britain in the 1970s?Photo: Left, by Gabriel Maseda/NurPhoto; right, courtesy of Netflix.
Ben Daniels vs. Matthew Goode
Lord Snowdon: Goode expertly played the provocative photographer who wed Princess Margaret in Season 2. The pair went on to have a fraught relationship, which is where Daniels (House of Cards,The Exorcist series) will come in next season.Photo: Left, by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock; right, courtesy of Netflix.
Jennifer Winget took television by storm this year with her stint as Maya in the romantic thriller show Beyhadh. One of the most popular names on small screen, Jennifer has been a part of some top shows on television ever since she debuted with Kkusum in 2001.
Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya role as Ishita Bhalla in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein has made her a household name. Apart from leading one of the longest running prime time shows, Divyanka also won the 8th season of Nach Baliye with husband Vivek Dahiya.
With ten days left for the release of Bollywoods much-awaited release Veere Di Wedding, the makers are on their toes to promote it. Amidst all the interviews and appearances on television shows, a photo of two out the four Veeres, Sonam Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan has surfaced on social media and it is everything beautiful. Shared by the producer of the film and Sonams sister Rhea Kapoor, the click is from Sonams dreamy wedding. The actor got hitched to longtime beau Anand Ahuja in a private ceremony in Mumbai, followed by a starry reception earlier this month.
The photo which has Sonam and Kareena embracing each other has been shared with the caption, “And they say actresses cant be friends. Couldnt help myself. Real and reel bride. Happy girls, strong independent, crazy talented and also just crazy. Its been a two year long journey and now its all just ten days away. #sentimentalproducer #sentimentalsister also just mental.” Rheas photo and its caption seem to be a perfect response to the rumours of a tiff between Sonam and Kareena during the shoot of Veere Di Wedding. Earlier this year, the team of the film also released a statement quashing the rumours. Also, in an industry where it is believed that two female co-actors cant be friends, the photo proves otherwise.
Veere Di Wedding, releasing on June 1 is a story about four friends. The trailer of the film had everything from bonding between four girls, their crib sessions about the world, shopping, love and a wedding. Directed by Shashanka Ghosh and co-produced by Ekta Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor, the film also stars Swara Bhasker, Shikha Talsania and Sumeet Vyas.
Meanwhile, newlyweds Sonam and Anand are making the best of whatever little time the actor is getting from the promotions of her film. On Monday evening, the couple was spotted walking out of a restaurant in Mumbai. The two were all smiles as the paparazzi clicked them walking hand in hand.
Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja walk hand in hand as they return from their dinner date. Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja were spotted outside a Mumbai restaurant. Sonam and Ananad Ahuja share a glance as paparazzi captures them in their camera lens. Sonam Kapoor will be next seen in Veere Di Wedding. Anand Ahuja and Sonam Kapoor got married on May 8.
On a recent vacation with her family, comedy queen and body-positive icon Chelsea Handler posted on social media about a struggle many women can relate to: "I just want everyone to know, that this is my situation when I try to get into a bathing suit,” the 43-year-old said in an Instagram story as she posed in a bikini. "My boobs don’t fit into anything.”
Handler then added that “the breast reduction conversation is officially on the table.” And while it’s not clear how serious she was in that moment, the procedure she’s talking about is no laughing matter. In fact, breast-reduction surgery saw a spike in popularity in the last year, according to a recent report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
We don’t know the extent of Handler’s frustration with her figure, but for a lot of women with large breasts, fitting into a bikini is just one of the problems they struggle with on a regular basis. And for many of those women, doctors say that a breast reduction can have serious health and quality-of-life benefits.
But there’s also a lot that women may not know about breast-reduction surgery. (After all, it's still performed much less often than breast augmentations, which typically produce the opposite result.) So in case Handler—and anyone else out there—really is considering going under the knife, here are a few things to know about the increasingly popular procedure.
“A lot of women with large breasts complain about shoulder pain, neck pain, and upper or even lower back pain,” says Alyssa Golas, MD, clinical assistant professor of plastic surgery at NYU Langone Health. “It’s usually chronic in nature—something they take ibuprofen for on a regular basis, or something their primary doctor has sent them to a physical therapist for.”
That pain can be caused by the weight of the breasts pulling on the upper body; some women also get painful grooves in their shoulders from their bra straps, as well. And while there’s no guarantee, says Dr. Golas, a surgical breast reduction often relieves a lot of this pain.
“Studies have shown that improvement in symptoms is really independent of breast size,” says Dr. Golas. In other words, it’s not that people with larger breasts automatically get larger pain reductions; rather, the procedure tends to help everyone (or at least most women) who are considered good candidates.
Another common problem with large breasts is that women can get red, itchy rashes underneath them—especially in the summertime or if they tend to sweat a lot. “Sometimes they respond to a topical cream or powder, but a lot of times they don’t,” says Dr. Golas. Surgery tends to help this problem as well, since it gets rid of the skin folds underneath the breasts.
Written by Mehak Arora | New Delhi | Published: January 24, 2018 9:56 pm Kumkum Bhagya January 24, 2018 full episode written update: Purab says to Abhi that when Pragya confesses her reality they’ll party the whole night.
Abhi calls Disha and tells her that Pragya is about to reach there and asks her to go to the room with video streaming. Disha asks the man to act with confidence. As she is about to leave she asks him where is his moustache.
Meanwhile Pragya reaches and asks someone about the address and gets to know that she is right in front of that house. Pragya sneaks in from the window and finds Disha inside and gets to understand the whole plan. Abhi and Purab reach there and Pragya hides. Purab says to Abhi that when Pragya confesses her reality they’ll party the whole night. Pragya says to herself that they all will party when she’ll confess herself.
Abhi, Disha and Purab get into the room and Pragya goes in and starts acting that she is really there to plead him to back his case and reminds Ankit (the injured man) in between that it must be paining. She pleads to him and then asks him how much money would he take to settle the case and makes him to raise the stake to 1 crore. She says it’s done and they’ll ask for 2.5 crore. Ankit asks what she means and she says rest is her commission. He asks why would a wife have commission from her husband and she says this is the thing and says she isn’t his wife but Munni and has come here to steal money from Abhishek Mehra.
Abhi gets disheartened seeing this and Ankit asks her what she is saying. She says his game is over and goes to CCTV camera and says their game is over. Abhi asks Purab how does she get to know about their plan and they doubt Disha but she swears that she didn’t tell her anything. The inspector comes there and asks what she is doing and Pragya says he need not do this anymore and goes to the CCTV and asks them to come over. The inspector asks Ankit what has happened and he tells him that she has got to know about the plan.
There Abhi says he won’t go there to face her after losing. Pragya says to inspector that she knows he won’t come there and goes there along with the inspector and Ankit. Abhi and Pragya argue for few minutes and Pragya asks him if she can ask why he did all this. Abhi says no she can’t and holds her arm and says he needs to ask if she is his Pragya or that Munni. Pragya smiles and says Pragya.
Written by Sana Farzeen | Mumbai | Published: February 10, 2018 11:29 am L-R, Prabal Punjabi, Pranay Pachauri, Nikhil Khurana from Tere Liye Bro.
Bindass’ Tere Liye Bro has set a benchmark for bromance and friendship goals. The millennial tale of three friends Aniket (Prabal Panjabi), Farhan (Pranay Pachauri) and Vineet (Nikhil Khurana) touched hearts and now today, the show will air its final episode. Known for its relatable, heartwarming and exciting content, expect the unexpected in its last part.
From what has happened so far, Vineet and Farhan in their mission to fulfill their deceased friend, Aniket’s bucket list had a fallout. The two had a major scuffle while on a trip to celebrate their accomplishments. However, viewers were confused of the real reasons behind the fights and arguments. And if you were scared that their egos would end their true friendship, go ahead and heave a sigh of relief.
Shared a source, “Aniket’s soul will manage to call truce between the estranged friends. After a moment of emotional reunion, the two will also get going on solving Vineet’s issue with the film producer. Along with Anika (Malhaar Rathod), they will barge in the launch party unannounced and make some big revelations. And the most exciting turn would come when Vineet will get a clue around Aniket’s death.”
So was Aniket’s death an accident or a murder? To know more stay tuned to the finale episode of Tere Liye Bro on 9th February, 7 pm, only on bindass linear and digital platforms.
Written by Sana Farzeen | Mumbai | Updated: February 26, 2018 5:49 pm Sridevi passed away on Saturday.
Late Saturday night when I learnt that Sridevi is no more, at the back of my mind, I could only hear the songs of this superstar, who had impacted all 90s kids with her magical presence on screen. Personally, I remember her films, not for her characters but for her songs and dance performances. These made a special place in my life. The memories remain fresh as lilies in my mind.
Last week, Karan Johar while complimenting some contestants on India’s Next Superstars shared how choreographers in the industry have time and again shared that dance was not only about technicalities but how much you enjoy it. He interestingly brought up Sridevi’s name and shared how the world loves seeing her dance, though few knew that she wasn’t trained and did not have a strong footwork expertise. It was her expressions, joy and fun while dancing that made her performances so lively. Ironically, on Saturday’s episode, he again brought her up when he saw a contestant perform a Charlie Chaplin act, and said that it was only Sridevi, till now, who had dared to do it on screen. And we couldn’t agree more with Karan on this.
As kids growing up in the 90s, you would know how you were presented in front of relatives to put up an act like a monkey-madaari show. While many would cringe and shy away, I would happily dance around a circle of women in my hall. I just had one condition – make me wear a bright salwar-suit and exactly nine bangles on my wrist. The innocent me felt that it was a criterion to dance on “Mere haathon mein nau nau choodiyan”. I would peek out from behind my forearms, exactly like she would, while clinking my choodis. If not that song, it was always “Morni baaga”. And how can I forget “Naino mein sapna” and “Ek aankh maaru”. I tried to do the hook steps on school corridors and cousin get-togethers, these dance numbers were our introduction to the Bollywood masala. Play the song at any party again, I guarantee, you would find many moving around, doing the same thumkas.
Another fond memory that I have of Sridevi’s magnificent effect is my elder sister slithering on the “Nagina” tune whenever it played on TV. No, she wouldn’t dance, it was her way of trying to convince me and my twin that she herself is a shape-shifting snake. Not even teens, we actually believed her and, in our heart, would feel proud to have an icchadari naagin in our family. “Main teri dushman” will always hold a special place in my heart for it reminds me of the innocence of our childhood and the sweet times I spent with my sisters. We would watch the movie together almost every Sunday, and yes, Mr. India was also another favourite.
While growing up, every time I wore a raincoat or carried an umbrella, I wanted people around me to sing, “Naa jaane kaha se aayi hai yeh ladki”. And if you believed in sweet romance than the sexy ones, accept that you have found yourself moving on “Kabhi main kahoon”, “Tu mujhe kabool” in your dreams with your crushes. And if you hadn’t expected your boyfriend to shower flowers on you from a helicopter singing “Rang bhare badal”, then you shouldn’t call him “Mere shona” ever.
During a college event, when we had to perform on “Hawa hawai”, we chose the version from “Shaitaan” for its contemporary feel, but my co-performers were adamant that we only take steps of Sridevi. Such were her songs and dance moves that you wished to do the same thing. She has inspired a generation to take up acting, and will always remain an inspiration. Even when she made her comeback after 15 years, she has given us “Navrai Majhi” for that next sangeet you have to attend.
The first woman superstar of India would be remembered forever. For some it would be her characters, for me, I would always keep the cherished memories of Sridevi’s song and dance routine close to my heart. Unfortunately, I never even got a chance to meet her but I want to thank her for giving me some of my best childhood memories. And I think today, I will just put on nine bangles in her memory.