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Editor's Note: As the seasons change, some people experience increased anxiety and stress with the shifts in weather, holiday hopes and expectations, etc. This is a simple routine to center and recharge you, a routine you can do anywhere, whenever you have 3 minutes to spare.
by Christina Sarich
Cross-posted from WakingTimes.com
Yoga can help to improve all kinds of ailments, but the following 8 are some prominent diseases upon which yoga has significantly positive effects – and they are proven! While there are always factors which can sway scientific research, here are some recent findings about benefits, which can be seen in black and white, but also felt by the people who practice yoga...
Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga: The practice of yoga has many great health benefits. There have been proven scientific research done on how yoga can prevent certain diseases. Find out the latest studies, and get motivated to practice on a daily basis. Your body will thank you!
Meditation is a mental discipline by which one attempts to get beyond the conditioned, thinking mind into a deeper state of relaxation or awareness. There are many different meditation methods. At the core of meditation is the goal to focus and eventually quiet your mind. As you progress, you will find that you can meditate anywhere and at any time, accessing an inner calm no matter what's going on around you. But first, you have to learn to tame your mind...
by Alex Duncan, PhD
The first album “Purusha” – Relaxation & Yoga Music – might be interesting for people who normally turn yellow when they think of space-cadet-yoga-hippy types. This album is a single 60 minute sound-scape that is perfect for creating a calming zenned out vibe...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Music offers healing vibrations as a restorative tool in Ayurveda. I am always seeking quality recordings of relaxing songs, mantras and chants for Yoga or meditation. Alex Duncan offers three unique CDs of soothing music to help align the mind, body and spirit. Namaste.
Editor´s Note from Lexi Yoga: Arm balancing postures are quite advanced and require a strong upper body and core. Lots of balance and focus is involved. Michael Decorte of Jock Yoga demonstrates how to practice some of these advanced arm balance yoga postures.
by Nancy Rishworth
Holistic exercise may sound confusing. Basically, holistic means combining exercise that helps develop your body and mind. For instance, a gentle exercise routine that combines stretching, visualization, breathing techniques and meditation is considered to be a holistic exercise...
Exercise & Fitness
by Antionetta Vicario
I grew up first generation in an old-school Italian household where pastries for breakfast, pasta for lunch and more pasta for dinner were the main food groups. Not only was “Clean your plate” the understood in relationship to portion control, but it was more like “Back for seconds… and sometimes thirds.” While I most certainly enjoy a bowl of pasta from time to time now, thankfully vegetables, fruits, whole grains and protein are the new staples of my diet; yet the biggest challenge that lingers from my childhood is portion control and managing cravings...
Editor's Note from Brooke Nisbet: Practicing yoga is not only about becoming more flexible or getting "yoga butt", but also about achieving deeper mindfulness. Yoga reminds you to not just go about your day on autopilot mindlessly driving to work, doing your job, grabbing food to go and then going home. Practicing yoga also builds your capacity to become more mindful in all that you do.
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