Month: August 2019

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5 Most Controversial Topics in Yoga

1. THE GREAT VEGETARIAN DEBATE Some schools of yoga say you absolutely can NOT eat meat and call yourself a yoga student. That’s because one of the niyamas of yoga is ahimsa, or non-harming. And, well, you can’t eat meat without harming another living being. Of course, you can’t eat anything without harming something. Consider the harm you’re doing to …

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Best Yoga Asanas for Seniors

The Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

The benefits of yoga for seniors are much the same as those for the general population: increased muscle tone, balance (which is particularly important), strength, and improved mood. Through pranayama (breathing exercises), lung capacity is increased. You can expect your posture to improve and you may sleep better. If you experience stress, yoga can help counteract that too. But keep in mind …

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What is the best type of meditation?

What is the best type of meditation?

Meditation offers time for relaxation and heightened awareness in a stressful world where our senses are often dulled. Research suggests that meditation has the potential for more than just temporary stress relief. Educators, spiritual leaders, and mental health experts have developed dozens of forms of meditation. The variety suggests there is a form of meditation to suit …

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essential oils, alternative, aroma

How Do I Choose and Use Essential Oils?

The essential oil that you choose will depend on the purpose—do you want it to help elevate your mood or do you need something to treat a burn? There is no definitive list that specifies which essential oil is used to treat which health condition. For example, while the essential oils of lavender, chamomile, basil, Frankincense, are generally found to have …

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