Category Archives: HEALTH

God Bless the Child of a Dysfunctional Family


4 November 2014

Although this post is a bit of a departure from the norm on my blog, recent circumstances and an increasing awareness of the prevalence of this wide-spread problem have prompted me to speak out. When can a family be called dysfunctional? According to this web-page in Psychology Encyclopedia: “A family whose interrelationships serve to … READ MORE

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How to Live Like a Yogi


26 October 2014

Living the life of a yogi doesn’t mean you have to carry your mat with you and roll it out every chance you get. Neither do you need to live in a cave or wear a loincloth; you don’t even have to be all that flexible. There are many misconceptions about how true yogis … READ MORE

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Yoga Should Be Fun Too!


13 October 2014

Most people tend to be little too serious about their yoga asana practice, but adding some fun to their routine (or sequences) helps them to relax and lighten up.  All across the US, yoga teachers and their studios are now recognizing that a bit of humor can help a yoga businesses thrive, not only by … READ MORE

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Yoga – The Only Exercise You Need!


19 September 2014

A common question people ask is “what else do I need to do to get enough exercise other than practice yoga?” The answer to this question is; nothing! Yoga supplies everything a body needs to function at its very best. Here are some reasons why: Yoga is efficient as well as effective. Why spend … READ MORE

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Navigating the Roller Coaster of Life


10 September 2014

Who doesn’t sometimes feel like they’re up one day and down the next; whether it’s trying to keep your personal and family life on an even keel, dealing with financial issues in a tough economy or even dealing with the current social/political climate, it often seems like we’re on a wild ride. All of … READ MORE

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Adapt a Plant-Based Diet for Optimal Health


27 August 2014

If you are among those people who are looking for the optimal diet that will make you look and feel younger, lose unwanted pounds, prevent disease and live a happy, healthy and long life, you are not alone. No need for any expensive and exotic supplements either, the answer is quite simple. Adapting a … READ MORE

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Yoga Counteracts Stress & Anxiety


27 March 2014

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) affects 6.8 million adults, (3.1% of the U.S. population), in any given year, with women being twice as likely to be affected; this, according to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA). The exact cause of GAD is elusive but there is plenty of evidence that both biological factors and … READ MORE

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Ayurveda – The Basics


20 March 2014

The Sanskrit word Ayurveda comes from two root words which mean life principle and knowledge. It is a tatpurusha word (a compound of two words in the Sanskrit language  “ayus” and “veda”). “Ayus” means life and “Veda” means knowledge or science, so when the two words are combined they translate to, “Knowledge of Life” … READ MORE

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Finding Peace in Today’s World


13 March 2014

Finding peace in today’s world can be a challenge for most of us due to our work schedules, hectic lifestyles and daily responsibilities, so here are a few tips based on yoga science and philosophy that may help… First, try getting back in touch with your body. Generally when we’re not feeling peace, it’s … READ MORE

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The Importance of the Breath in Yoga


12 March 2014

Why is proper breathing stressed so much in yoga? Other than the fact that it keeps us alive, why is the link between yoga and breathing so important? During a typical yoga class, we are instructed to practice pranayama, which means we breathe consciously, remaining connected to our breath, we learn to breathe deeply, … READ MORE

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Yoga Practice for Improved Lung Function


24 February 2014

A recent study has shown yoga practice to be beneficial for patients with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), an incurable, often progressive lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe normally. COPD can include Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema, or a combination of both. The participants in this study showed improvement in lung function, reduced shortness … READ MORE

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Five Ancient Yoga Secrets for the ULTIMATE Beauty Treatment


28 January 2014

Everyone wants to look and feel their best and this is only natural. The secret yoga has to offer is…You don’t have to spend a lot of time and/or money or subject yourself to painful cosmetic procedures to radiate your inherent, natural beauty. Here are five well-kept yoga secrets to help you to enjoy … READ MORE

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Yoga Provides Relief for PTSD Sufferers


14 November 2013

The number of military and veteran suicides is rising, and experts fear it will continue to increase despite aggressive suicide prevention campaigns by the government and private organizations. Some 8,000 veterans are thought to die by suicide each year, a toll of about 22 per day, according to a 2012 VA study. The VA … READ MORE

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Navarasa – the 9 Rasas or Emotional Essences


13 November 2013

In Sanskrit Nava means nine and Rasa has many translations in English, and the main ones are: essence, juice, nectar, taste, or sap, but Rasa is commonly used to denote the sense of an “emotional state.” The nine Rasas were (and are) the backbone of Indian aesthetics ever since they were codified in the … READ MORE

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Yoga, Sensitivity and Intention


12 November 2013

As we fast approach the Holiday Season, it seems as though no matter how much we try to avoid it, stress inevitably will rear its ugly head.  With awareness and sensitivity it will be obvious when it is happening to you.  Once its onset is recognized we can employ the proper tools to handle … READ MORE

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Using Bandhas to “Lock-In” Your Life-Force


7 November 2013

Prana (Life-Force or Energy) flows through us continually, keeping us alive. It is this flow of Prana, which regulates the functions of our body and mind. However, when this flow or pattern becomes irregular it routinely leads to various physical and mental ailments and tensions. Our Prana, or Life-Force is much like water; it … READ MORE

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Yoga and a Grateful Heart


31 October 2013

The most natural state of the human heart is that of gratitude. And a grateful, open heart receives everything that impacts it in life, moment by moment, just like the ocean receives raindrops. There’s never any rejection or coveting of any individual drop; just each drop, each part dissolving into the whole. Similarly, our … READ MORE

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Is It Important To Be “Spiritual?”


30 October 2013

Before we examine whether someone should strive to be “spiritual” or not, we should try to reach an understanding of what is meant by being spiritual. Spirituality (being spiritual) implies different things to different people. For some people it may mean becoming more religious (religion generally referring to the worship of “God” and/or the … READ MORE

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Yoga, Ayurveda and Whole-Foods


21 October 2013

Both yoga and Ayurveda (the Indian Science of Healing) were inspired and developed by the great sages of ancient India, well over 5000 years ago. They were also both created to keep the body and mind strong, allowing students and practitioners to focus on what they considered their most important function, that of discovering … READ MORE

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Yoga’s Perspective on Fear & Guilt


16 October 2013

Like many other things in life, fear and guilt (in themselves) are neither good nor bad, they simply are. In any given instance, they can serve to further our goals and needs or just the opposite, they can push us further away from them. In any event, they are not to be ignored, but … READ MORE

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Develop a Positive Attitude with Yoga


14 October 2013

The essence of all yoga practice is to remain positive in any situation that we find ourselves in. By remaining positive, our interactions with ourselves, others and the world at large become brighter, more productive and perpetuate a feeling of self-satisfaction, often referred to as the “feel good factor.” As a result we become … READ MORE

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The Siddhis – What Are They & How Should We View Them?


4 October 2013

Siddhis are the development of super natural powers by a student or aspirant of yoga when they reach the initial level or stage of samadhi called samprajnata samadhi (aka savikalpa samadhi). In this state, we are not fully immersed in the Universal (or Divine) Self. We are connected to it only from the outside … READ MORE

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The Problem of Thoughts & Yoga’s Solution


2 October 2013

To quote Eckhart Tolle, “Not to be able to stop thinking is a dreadful affliction, but we don’t realize this because almost everybody is suffering from it, so it’s considered normal. This incessant mental noise prevents you from finding that realm of inner stillness that is inseparable from being. It also creates a false … READ MORE

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Locating the Source of Stress & the Way of Yoga


30 September 2013

Do you ever wonder why we wake up some days and seem to breeze through the entire day without sensing any stress, frustration or anxiety, when on another day stress and anxiety seem to be inescapable? Is it something we ate or drank? Is it possible we’re the victims of random events that launch … READ MORE

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The Ego According to Yoga Philosophy


26 September 2013

Sooner or later everyone asks the question “what is the ego?”, and the general definition is usually something like this: “the ‘I’ or self of any person; a person as thinking, feeling, and willing, and distinguishing itself from the selves of others and from objects of its thought.” But yoga goes a little further … READ MORE

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Principles of Health and Natural Healing


25 September 2013

Our health is determined by factors that are created (in part) from our environment. Imagine a spinning wheel in which we are the center or hub; at the outer rim (or periphery) is our natural environment and all its associated energies, e.g.; the sun, the air, water, soil etc. Within this are the spokes, … READ MORE

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The Wisdom of Patanjali


19 September 2013

Most students of yoga have heard of Patanjali, but if they haven’t, then it’s only a matter of time before they do. Patanjali was an Indian sage who distilled the essence of India’s spiritual/philosophical traditions, which included centuries of philosophies and practices, and condensed this knowledge into 196 “Yoga Sutras”. With these concise sutras … READ MORE

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Yoga, Love and “Connection”


18 September 2013

Yoga is “Connection” There’s numerous ways to define yoga, but each of the definitions are ultimately all about connection. In Sanskrit, the word ‘yoga’ is literally translated as “to join” or “to unite” and is used to signify any form of connection. So yoga means “union,” and the purpose of yoga practice is to … READ MORE

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Common Household Toxins: Are They In Your Home?


16 September 2013

Most people are not aware that there are well over 50 toxic chemicals found in the average home in the US.  Toxins that can, over time, raise havoc with your body! It’s no wonder why more and more people are beginning to suffer from asthma, hormonal problems, headaches, depression and frequent illnesses, fatigue, etc. … READ MORE

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High Blood Pressure – Yoga Lowers the Numbers!


12 September 2013

When most people think of yoga asana (poses) flexibility, relaxation and perhaps meditation come to mind. Using yoga practice for a system of healing the body seldom enters the mind of those living in the Western hemisphere. In spite of today’s prevailing reliance on prescription medicines here in the US, yoga has been practiced … READ MORE

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Therapeutic Yoga Asana for Diabetics


11 September 2013

There are two major types of Diabetes:. Type 1 Diabetes, (aka juvenile Diabetes or insulin-dependent Diabetes), is a disorder of the body’s immune system where there is no production of insulin, and Type 2 is where the pancreas does not produce enough insulin. The practice of yoga is effective as a preventive measure and … READ MORE

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Yoga Eases the Weariness


9 September 2013

Although Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) can be debilitating, people who suffer from it report, first and foremost, that they experience profound fatigue that no amount of sleep or rest can relieve. It causes an assortment of non-specific symptoms including weakness, impaired memory, and fatigue (for no apparent reason), often accompanied by loss of concentration, … READ MORE

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Obstacles to Spiritual Awakening (Self-realization)


6 September 2013

“Now that is the wisdom of a man, in every instance of his labor, to hitch his wagon to a star, and see his chore done by the gods themselves.” is a famous Ralph Waldo Emerson quote urging everyone to aim high and have lofty aspirations. But suppose we actually raise the level of … READ MORE

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Measuring Spiritual Growth


4 September 2013

Could you be a Saint, a Guru, a Yogi or a Zen Master?  Or maybe you’re just an ordinary decent, moral human being. How would you know for sure? Are there qualifications, or maybe some tests you can take to determine your spiritual growth?  Well, yes there are!  And “Life” is constantly giving you … READ MORE

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Yoga Helps Manage IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)


2 September 2013

Let’s start with what irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) actually is and what causes it? Contrary to common opinion IBS is not a disease; it is a group of symptoms that occur together. Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder, meaning it is a problem caused by changes in how the GI tract … READ MORE

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Nooch – Excellent Source of B12 for Vegan’s and Vegetarians


28 August 2013

First, what is “Nooch?” Nooch is slang for “good tasting nutritional yeast”, a yeast that is deactivated (meaning it has no fermenting ability). It is produced by culturing pure strains of yeast with a mixture of sugarcane and beet molasses, it’s then dried, and packaged as flakes, both large and small. Despite this process, … READ MORE

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The Advantages of a Plant-Based Diet (Pt. 3)


21 August 2013

Part 3 of this series continues with “Some unexpected benefits of eating a plant-based diet.” First, A lot of people who claim to be vegetarian eat more than simple plant-based foods and a little research will show that there are many different types of vegetarian diets and the four most common ones are: 1.    … READ MORE

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The Advantages of a Plant-Based Diet (Pt. 2)


19 August 2013

Part 2 of this series continues with “Reasons why you should eat plant-based diet.” Ever since the introduction of documentaries such as “Forks Over Knives” (click on – trailer), “Vegucated” (trailer), and “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” (full documentary), American’s are being exposed to the ever growing list of benefits of eating a plant-based diet. … READ MORE

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The Advantages of a Plant-Based Diet (Pt. 1)


18 August 2013

This post begins a three part series discussing the advantages and benefits of a plant-based diet: Part 1 – The philosophical and ethical reasons to eat a plant-based diet instead of consuming animal products. Part 2 – Reasons why everyone should consider eating a plant-based diet. Part 3 – Some unexpected benefits of eating … READ MORE

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Practicing Self-Enquiry in Daily Life


5 August 2013

About Self-Enquiry… The practice of Self-enquiry (“Atma-vichara” in Sanskrit) is the most important meditation practice in the Advaita-Vedanta tradition. It is the primary practice of the yoga of knowledge (Jnana Yoga), which is traditionally regarded as the highest of the yogas because it is the most direct method of attaining liberation through Self-realization. This … READ MORE

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Are You Happy? If Not, Here’s Some Tips…


31 July 2013

Ever wonder what makes life a joyful experience for some, while it’s a sad, often frustration filled journey for others? Is it due to their basic disposition? Is it fate or luck? Could it be Karma?  These somehow seem like excuses. You are supposed to be happy, it’s your birthright – inherently you’re supposed … READ MORE

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Introduction to Blue-Green Algae (an overview)


29 July 2013

According to science, this world we live in has existed for about 4.5 billion years; spinning in space while continuously evolving, giving us life as we know it today. Suddenly, almost miraculously, something fascinating happened! Approximately 3 billion years ago, a single celled micro-organism began an incredible journey, exploding into a diverse biota of … READ MORE

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Restorative Yoga Practice and Its Many Benefits


24 July 2013

In addition to regular (active) yoga poses, restorative yoga has its own unique benefits and is quite useful for establishing an overall well balanced yoga practice. There are a variety of static restorative asanas (poses); each one has its own benefits and energizing qualities. Generally speaking, restorative poses relieve anxiety and stress by transporting … READ MORE

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Overweight? Yoga is for You Too!


17 July 2013

Do a Google “Images” search using the word “yoga,” and you’ll notice most of the people in the photos are thin and fit (and most of them are women). You’ll see a thin woman on the beach in warrior pose; there’s a thin woman in front of the sunset in tree pose; and then … READ MORE

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Positive Thinking, the Power of Thoughts and Patanjali


15 July 2013

In Sutra II.33 Patanjali says: “vitarka-badhane pratipaksha-bhavanam” and this means principles that run contrary to yamas and niyamas are to be countered with the knowledge of discrimination. When one has thoughts of violence, untruthfulness, stealing, indulgences, accumulation, lack of cleanliness, discontent by greed, and anger or delusion, the result is dissatisfaction/sorrow. In general, negative … READ MORE

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Improve Your Posture with Yoga


8 July 2013

Would you like to stand straighter or appear taller? Then read on, yoga can help. No matter what your actual height is, by correcting your posture you’ll add the attractiveness of extra elegance and poise. In reality, yoga is not going to make you grow, but it can noticeably lengthen your spine, improve your … READ MORE

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Managing Sciatica With Yoga


7 July 2013

It is common knowledge that yoga is now a well established (and complementary) approach to managing a wide range of neurological and orthopedic afflictions. And the effectiveness of yoga applies even to the easing of sciatic nerve pain. Along with being an excellent solution to alleviate pain and improve range of motion, regular yoga … READ MORE

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Want to Quit Smoking? Yoga Can Help!


3 July 2013

According to results of a study published in the Journal of Women’s Health – “Yoga is beneficial for those planning to quit smoking”…And, this is no longer conjecture but a scientifically proven fact. Yoga is a good complementary therapy for cessation of smoking. The leading preventable cause of death worldwide is addiction to nicotine. … READ MORE

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Yoga to Improve Breast Appearance


2 July 2013

No need to hide your droopy breasts by wearing push up bras any more. If you’re looking for a good solution for saggy breasts, try yoga practice. Yoga asana can give your breasts excellent lift and refined contour. A woman’s breasts are generally taken as an indication of her overall beauty and body fitness. … READ MORE

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Yoga, Aging and Bone Loss


24 June 2013

Everyday more and more individuals are finding themselves suffering with ailments related to a weakening of the bones. The ageing process is typically blamed for this loss of bone mass and density, but truthfully, severe bone weakness (or deterioration) is not a normal side effect of growing older. This is a relatively new problem … READ MORE

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Managing Anxiety with Pratipaksha Bhavana


23 June 2013

Soon after we begin to practice yoga we find it offers us many tools and techniques for managing anxiety. One particular yogic technique comes from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and it is called “pratipaksha.”  One translation of Sutra 1.33… “When presented with disquieting thoughts or feelings, cultivate an opposite (positive), elevated attitude. This is Pratipaksha … READ MORE

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Using Yoga to Deal With Those Persistent Samskaras


22 June 2013

The term “Samskara” is a Sanskrit word that literally means “impression” and this essentially refers to an individual’s habitual way of thinking, believing and acting. All actions, enjoyments, sorrows and experiences in general leave their mark in the subconscious and unconscious mind in the form of subtle impressions or residual potencies. The ways we … READ MORE

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The Importance of Meditation to Yoga Practice


17 June 2013

Meditation (known as Dhyana in Sanskrit) was part of ancient yoga and remains one of the most essential features of yoga practice. Meditation is basically the most direct way to connect to supreme or essential “Self” (Atman) through developing deeper consciousness. And in addition to its spiritual significance, meditation and yoga are practiced together … READ MORE

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Meditation Proven to Decrease Stress and Reduce Inflammation


10 June 2013

UCLA’s Department of Psychiatry and Bio-behavioral Sciences conducted a recent study that demonstrated once again that even relatively short meditations, when practiced consistently, have numerous significant and positive effects on both the body and the mind. This particular study evaluated 49 caregivers who were tending to patients with Alzheimer’s and various other forms of dementia. Nearly … READ MORE

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The Awesome Benefits of a Yoga Retreat


3 June 2013

What is a retreat? It’s a quiet or secluded place where you can rest and relax. What are a YOGA retreats: Quiet and secluded places where you can rest, relax, eat healthy, gain knowledge, insights, personal strength and PRACTICE YOGA. Is your daily routine getting you down? Have you ever wondered what might happen … READ MORE

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Start Your Day Right with “Wake-Up Yoga”


31 May 2013

Do you find yourself waking up begrudgingly after repeatedly pressing the snooze button? Well you can turn this around and make starting your day something you want to do; you may find you’re even excited about getting your day started! The first 5-minutes in the morning can provide a critical window of opportunity that … READ MORE

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Relieve Allergy Symptoms with Yoga


27 May 2013

Once again it’s that dreaded time of year we call allergy season, because of the amount of pollen in the air many of us are troubled by watery/itchy eyes, sneezing, nasal congestion, runny nose, scratchy throat and coughing. Pollen is there to help plants reproduce, but if you inhale it, it may cause these … READ MORE

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Could Yoga Practice Cause Your Skin to Break Out?


26 May 2013

Yoga as a therapeutic practice will encourage the process of detoxification. Hot yoga in particular really prompts a release of toxins into the bloodstream for elimination. In the long-run, this is very beneficial for your skin. But in the short-term, you might ask “what gives?” Yoga’s supposed to make me healthy not cause my … READ MORE

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Core Strength and Its Importance


14 May 2013

If you’ve ever practiced yoga, Pilates or worked with a personal trainer you’ve most likely heard about the importance of engaging or strengthening “the core.” And have you noticed how as soon as you tighten or “firm up” your belly, your posture changes in a positive way? That’s just one example of the power … READ MORE

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Try These 12 Tips for a Healthier Life…


13 May 2013

Even if you do not practice yoga regularly (or at all), a health promoting lifestyle can still be very simple, inexpensive, and accessible. While you may (or may not) have heard these 12 tips before, you may (or may not) be actually practicing them. Try the following list of tips – consider them as … READ MORE

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