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…

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,…

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…

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…

Crystals for Spiritual Awakening

  Crystals operate much like a magnet, but think about it in relationship to energy beyond the 3rd dimension. If you’re looking at it in 3D, obviously it’s pretty much just a rock. If you look at it through a higher dimensional lens however… you start seeing something unique. You see waves, pushing and pulling…

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…

Mindful Tricks How to Laser Focus

Mindful Tricks How to Laser Focus  How your brain chooses what to focus on (and how to control it) Your brain is always on and taking in information, which means it constantly has to choose what to pay attention to and what to filter out. Neuroscientists call this ‘selective attention’, and it comes in two different…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

7 Crystals for Attracting Abundance and Healing

7 Crystals for Attracting Abundance and Healing CITRINE Superpowers A stone of the third chakra, which is the energetic power center of the body, citrine catapults a woman into embracing a leadership role, making things happen in business. It is associated with creativity and wealth. Not only can citrine assist with asking for and getting,…

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…

All Crystals and Their Properties

African BeadsAfrican beads have played an important role through Africa’s history. They still play an important part in our global culture, influencing art and fashion to this very day. AgateThe oldest stone in recorded history; agates have been fashioned into jewelry since biblical times. They were used to ward off storms as well as illness.…

Top 20 Superfoods for Mind and Body

  20 Best Superfoods for Mind and Body 1. Açai All hail the Acai berry! Amazon natives have been using these berries for their various health benefits for many years, but they really exploded on the health scene when none other than Oprah Winfrey named these yummies as a superfood on her show. And of course, if…

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…

15 Steps from Dreamer to Achiever

Achievers are great dreamers What dreams in life would you have, if you knew you could not possibly fail? What particular dream would make you happiest in fulfilling? Firstly, Have total faith: in yourself and especially in God – a Higher Power, Supreme Being, Who cares deeply about you and really BELIEVE God, Life, Your…

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…

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…