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Yoga For Good Digestion

Agni: The Fire of Digestion

In Ayurveda we place a strong emphasis on digestion. In fact, when treating illness, correcting the digestion is almost always the first line of treatment. Digestion is said to be the work of fire element in the body (called agni in Sanskrit). It is this fire that digests our food, provides us with warmth and […]

The Alkaline Foods To Eat Everyday For A Perfect Health

The typical American diet is a deadly one, consisting primarily of toxic and acid-forming foods like processed sugars, artificial sweeteners, refined grains, conventionally produced meats and dairy, and hidden genetically modified organisms. All this, combined with a plethora of other challenging environmental factors (such as lack of rest, psychological stress, and pharmaceutical drugs), mean it’s […]

Meditation and Neuroscience: New Wave of Breakthroughs in Research on Meditative Practices Culture

Zen, mindfulness, and meditation in general are believed to promote psychological and physical well-being. But why? An emerging generation of neuroscientists is fast unveiling the hidden workings of meditation.

Feng Shui To Improve Your Living Space

Color is the essence of every room design. When you first set out to plan your room, the first thought is usually the color. However many apartment renters overlook the importance of using color to improve the living space, or as we like to call it the color feng shui. If you look at the […]

The Mindfulness Revolution: How Mindfulness Meditation Is Transforming Our Society

“Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.” ~ Victor Hugo You’ve probably noticed that talk about mindfulness meditation is much more common today than it was just a few years ago. Nowadays, I hear about mindfulness meditation from a variety of different sources: on the news, television talk […]

An Undying Smile – The Ayurvedic Way!

Oral health means more than just ‘good teeth’ – it is integral to general health, essential for our well-being, and is a determinant of quality of life. It allows us to speak, smile, kiss, touch, taste, chew, swallow and cry. If oral health is not maintained it may lead to significant time lost from school, […]

Easy Mood Boosting Yoga Routine to Be Happy

How Yoga Makes Us Happy, According To Science

Can we really unlock our personal power by adopting “powerful” body postures? Unfortunately, the findings that link these so-called “power poses” beloved of certain politicians with a real sense of power and control are difficult to replicate. We may not yet understand the mechanism through which body postures influence our psychological states, but our recent […]

3 Healthy Detox Lemonade Recipes

14 Most Dangerous Summer Foods

Who doesn’t love picnics and barbecues? Thing is, if you don’t practice safe food preparation, outdoor eating can also set the stage for foodborne illness. Every year approximately 1 in 6 Americans gets sick, and 128,000 are hospitalized from foodborne diseases, according to the CDC.

Why Tai Chi Can Help Just About Anyone: A Cardiologist Explains

It was impossible not to enjoy my first Tai Chi practice. Our guide and instructor, Bud, led a hike through glorious red mountains outside St. George, Utah, to a ridge with a breathtaking view. The sky was blue and still. He led us through a series of gentle, flowing movements, and finished by playing mystical […]

The Game Changer: Mindfulness in Business

For many years I practiced and taught meditation and Mindfulness as a part of a wider program of Buddhism and Buddhist psychology. Some years ago I began to distance myself from a system that I was starting to feel was too narrowly sectarian to be widely beneficial. It was not that there was anything fundamentally […]

9 Foods That May Help Save Your Memory

Healthy eating lowers your risk of diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, but it’s not yet clear if that’s true for Alzheimer’s disease as well. “I can’t write a prescription for broccoli and say this will help—yet,” says Sam Gandy MD, PhD, the associate director of the Mount Sinai Medical Center Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, in […]

5 Element Qigong Practice for Water (kidneys and urinary bladder)

How To Feng Shui Your Way To More $$

As a feng shui master, I get this question so often I’ve almost come to expect it. When I first got started designing people’s homes, I wondered if my practice could actually make a difference in people’s money and abundance. I approached it with a healthy amount of skepticism, but I was excited to experiment.

Twelve Weeks Of Tai Chi Shown To Significantly Reduce Mild To Moderate Depression

The ancient Chinese martial art of Tai Chi is often overlooked as a form of exercise even though the practice has countless health benefits that include stress reduction, increased flexibility, and now, according to a new study, an improvement in depression symptoms.

Instant Belonging – Teal Swan

The Heart Of Mindfulness – Charity Bryant

Why Teachers Say Practicing Mindfulness Is Transforming The Work

Garrison Institute looks a little like Hogwarts. The retreat center is housed in a former monastery amid tranquil green hills overlooking the Hudson River, 60 miles north and a world away from New York City. Inside the airy chapel on a recent summer afternoon, about 35 educators from the U.S. and at least five foreign […]

The Role Of Yoga In Healing Trauma

Missy Hart grew up in Redwood City, Calif. — in gangs, on the street, in the foster care system and in institutions. “Where I’m from,” the 26-year-old says, “you’re constantly in alert mode, like fight or flight.” But at age 13, when she was incarcerated in juvenile hall for using marijuana, she found herself closing […]

Yoga to Change Your Habits

Have you ever found yourself driving mindlessly home and when you arrive home you can’t recall how you got there? You were so wrapped up in your thoughts that one part of the mind acted out of habit to get you home safely without your awareness of what path you took. Our habits are pretty […]

Why Google, Target, and General Mills Are Investing in Mindfulness

When was the last time you sat quietly at your desk and did nothing but think? How would you react if you observed a peer, employee, or manager doing so? Encouraging employees to slow down to focus on the present can seem at odds with a corporate culture of speed and goal attainment.

The Story of Gautama Buddha’s Awakening

Changing Your Brain By Changing Your Mind

When it comes to managing stress, the Eastern traditions may be especially effective. The Western health model is based on diagnosing the underlying cause of a problem and then finding an active medical or behavioral intervention to remove it. People with chronic illness are often urged to “stay strong,” or to have “a fighting spirit.”

Blossoming Yogis: 7 Reasons Why Yoga Is Wonderful For Kids

This school year, my younger daughter’s teacher started doing yoga with her students every morning. The kids love it because it’s fun, and the teacher has seen huge improvements in the students’ behavior, attitudes, and moods. I’m amazed at the benefits these blossoming yogis gain! Seven particularly helpful benefits illustrate why yoga is wonderful for […]

The Courage to Forgive: Jennifer Rawlings

Meditation For The Rest Of Us

Over the past year or so I’ve become increasingly meditation curious. “Do you meditate?” I ask friends and new acquaintances. (I’m always surprised by who says “yes.”) My interest was sparked last July when I spent a weekend with two close college friends. We had a gray-shingled beach house to ourselves—no husbands, no kids, no […]

Yoga for Everyone

It’s time to roll out your yoga mat and discover the combination of physical and mental exercises that for thousands of years have hooked yoga practitioners around the globe. The beauty of yoga is that you don’t have to be a yogi or yogini to reap the benefits. Whether you are young or old, overweight […]

Healthy Body Yoga – With Adriene

The 20 Best Foods to Eat for Breakfast

The next time you rush out the door in the morning without something to eat, consider this: Skipping breakfast can set you up for overeating later in the day. A healthy a.m. meal, on the other hand, can give you energy, satisfy your appetite, and set the stage for smart decisions all day long.

Expert Tips On Bedroom Feng Shui

A good bedroom form can enhance our positive energy and act as a conducive environment to boost our health. Your bedroom may be lavishly designed with dedicated theme, imported material and expensive furniture, but try to think about this: if you still find yourselves waking up feeling tired and restless than ever, the luxuries of […]

Could Mindfulness During Childbirth Bring Down Your PPD Risk?

If you’re pregnant, chances are you’re more than a little bit anxious about childbirth. But according to a new study, a simple practice could make both your experience in the delivery room and your early days as a mother more pleasant.

Is There Scientific Proof We Can Heal Ourselves? – Lissa Rankin, MD

How to Meditate for an Open Heart

Your heart is a muscle, and just like any other, you have to work it out to keep it strong. (And by that, we don’t mean heart rate-boosting cardio, though that helps too.) Whether you’re “training” your heart for romantic love, self love, or food love, the best way to flex those heart-warming muscles is […]

Yoga For Curing Hypertension

Most women believe that they are likely to suffer from breast cancer, but did you know that heart disease claims the lives of 6 times as many women world over as breast cancer?! Hypertension or high blood pressure affects almost 35% of all adults and almost 60% of those over the age of 60.

Mindfulness: The Antidote to Anti-Aging

Aging has been around for as long as we have—so you’d think we might have accepted it by now. By the same token, you’d think we’d also had enough of cats on the internet, but they’re just so darn cute. The past 20 years has given birth to a booming “anti-aging” industry, replete with creams, […]

How To Grow a FULLY Organic Vegetable Garden

Yoga, Meditation May Ease Some Breast Cancer Symptoms

The diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer can come with a lot of anxiety, depression and other symptoms that affect quality of life. But mind-body therapies, such as yoga or meditation, may help ease these troubling concerns, a new study suggests.

Meditation How-Tos With a Kundalini Guide: Brides

In our first installment of the Meditation How-Tos marriage advice series, the Kundalini guide behind Benshen, Desiree Pais, gives you the step-by-step methods you need to practice to stay focused and calm before, during, and after you tie the knot. I’m about to tell you the secret to planning the best wedding of your life.

Ayurvedic Self Massage (Self Abhyanga)

Everything You Need To Know About Triphala, Benefits, Side Effects, Uses

Triphala is an Ayurvedic herbal formula composed of the powder of three fruits: amalaki, bibhitaki and haritaki. The word ‘phala’ in Sanskrit means fruit. Fruit is the essence of the tree itself and these three fruits have different healing properties in part due to its five different tastes.

Feng Shui To Help You Build Wealth (Or More Of Anything You Need)!

Some people have no problem bringing in the abundance they need… but find it more challenging to actually keep what they make. It comes in, and flows out, in and out… And after a while, even if you’re super grateful that it keeps coming in, it’s demoralizing that after making so much money you have […]

Red Envelope Feng Shui For Multiplying Money!

Recovering From Surgery Or Stress? Yoga Can Help

Last year, I underwent surgery, intended to repair an incisional hernia stemming from a cesarean section when I had my youngest son. In my career as a mobility coach in professional sports, I’ve helped numerous athletes rehabilitate from sports hernia surgeries, so I was familiar with the recovery process and had set my expectations accordingly.

Yoga for Mental Health: Research Round-Up

It is no secret or surprise that practicing yoga can yield tremendous benefits for the body, mind and spirit. Luckily, the explosion of research supporting mindfulness-based therapies in the healthcare field has meant that more investigators are also looking into the specific benefits of yoga.

Ayurveda For Dummies – What Is Ayurveda?

Meditation For Procrastination

Although I teach and study mindfulness — we all have our moments. I just gave the biggest speech of my life, for TEDx Athens, and… I procrastinated on writing it. I procrastinated so much I finished a 33-page book proposal instead of writing the talk!

How Do You Get Started With Spirituality?

Spirituality and Health

Spirituality is the way you find meaning, hope, comfort, and inner peace in your life. Many people find spirituality through religion. Some people find it through music, art, or a connection with nature. Others find it in their values and principles.