What is Yoga

YOGA 101 A set of specific exercises, called poses, combined with specific breathing techniques and meditation principles are the building blocks of a yoga class. If a pose causes pain or proves too difficult, there are variations and modifications that can be made to help students. Props like blocks, blankets and straps — even chairs…

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10 Yoga Poses You Should know

  The building blocks of yoga are poses. These are good ones to learn as you build a regular yoga practice. These 10 poses are a complete a yoga workout. Move slowly through each pose, remembering to breathe as you move. Pause after any pose you find challenging, especially if you are short of breath,…

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Yoga Poses for Beginners

  If you are brand new to yoga, there are certain postures that are essential for you to learn so you can feel comfortable in a class or practicing on your own at home.   It’s not easy to narrow everything down since there are over 300 positions in the physical yoga (asana) practice, but…

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Crystals for Protecting your Aura

What is your Aura? The subtle bodies that surround the physical body are collectively known as the aura. The purpose of the aura is to act as a protective screen to block out and repel the negative energies, thoughts, and feelings of others, and also to prevent leakage of your own energy. However, holes, known…

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Top 10 Assumptions People Make on your Appearance

Top 10 Assumptions People Make on your Appearance If you’re attractive, people assume you have other positive traits as well. Jason Merritt/Getty Images Thanks to a phenomenon that social psychologists call “the halo effect,” we tend to assume that good-looking people possess other positive qualities aside from their looks, such as intelligence and commitment. Daniel Hamermesh, a University of Texas…

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Astrology Signes

  Aries Cardinal fire; ruled by Mars  Willpower, impulsive, initiative, courage, energy, activity  Often rushes headlong into things More by Liz Greene The ram is used to describe the sign of Aries because it is always full of energy and life, always on the move, and always looking for a challenge. A typical Aries person…

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Why are Crystals so Powerful?

From cell phones to satellites, crystals are critical elements of practically every tech-y item in the modern world. At the same time, their extraordinary ability to store, transmit, and transform energy is equally critical in the pursuit of health, wellness, and deep spirituality. Colleen McCann, a certified shamanic energy medicine practitioner, emphasizes the importance of…

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Practices and tips for Expressing Gratitude

Practices and tips for Expressing Gratitude Keep a gratitude journal. Since ancient times, philosophers and sages from every spiritual tradition have taught that cultivating gratitude is a key to experiencing deeper levels of happiness, fulfillment, and well-being. One of the earliest advocates of a daily gratitude practice was Dutch philosopher Rabbi Baruch Spinoza. In the…

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Yoga Poses to Energize

Top 10 Yoga Poses to Energize 1. Downward Facing Dog Downward Facing Dog is actually an inversion since your head is below your heart. Inversions work wonders to increase your body’s circulation and boost energy. Your heart will have to work just a little bit harder in this yoga pose and that will in turn…

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Yoga Poses for Back Pain

Best Yoga Poses for Lower Back Pain 1. Apanasana Begin lying on your back with legs and arms extended long. Exhale – bring both knees into the chest and clasp your hands around them. Keep the back flat on the mat and draw the tailbone and sacrum toward the ground to lengthen the spine. Release…

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What to Eat if you Want to Look Younger

If You Want to Look Younger This Is What You Should Be Eating Given that we always want to look as youthful and fresh as we can (without pulling out the big cosmetic enhancement guns!) our attention was caught by Australian skincare brand Dr. Roebuck’s holistic approach to anti-aging. The brand is not just about…

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Zodiac Sign Personality Traits

Aries (March 21 – April 19): It isn’t that an Aries should be the boss — it’s that they have an overwhelming need to lead. Aries are natural leaders and everybody knows it. What they may not know is that if you’re an Aries and you aren’t in charge, then you will do almost anything…

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What Marijuana Does to Your Body and Mind

What Marijuana Does to Your Body and Mind Marijuana can make you feel good. AP Photo/Brennan Linsley One of weed’s active ingredients, tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, interacts with our brain’s reward system, the part that has been primed to respond to things that make us feel good, like eating and sex. When overexcited by drugs, the…

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Numerology Life Path Numbers

  How to find your Life Path number First, reduce each unit of your birth date (month/day/year) to a single-digit number or a Master number (Master numbers are 11, 22 and 33). Next, add each of the resulting digits (or Master numbers) together and reduce the total again to a single digit, or a Master…

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