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5 Very Real Reasons To Tone Your Vagus Nerve Today

If you were to take your hand right now and rub the back of your neck, you would be touching the area where your brain stem is located. This area …

How To Do Downward-Facing Dog

Nick Harris-Fry Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 20:47 Even those who have never spent a single minute in a yoga studio will have heard of downward-facing dog, …

Yoga

5 Reasons to Practice Pranayama

We all know that breathing is an important part of any yoga practice, and most styles of yoga incorporate the breath in one way or another. But as …

Pranayama

3 Ways To Use The Breath As Medicine (With Video)

Before you read any further do something for me real quick...turn your attention to your breath and then take a couple of deep inhales and …

Yoga Can Improve Your Memory Power

June 04, 2016<p>When you fail to remember something, which you have read, heard or seen, and cannot remember despite several efforts then it is called a …

Comment on Breathing Techniques: Why are they essential to yoga? by ruchi

Great article!Enjoy winter in single shirt with Bhastrika Pranayama by taking out just ten minutes of your busy schedule and keep the cold and cough …

Yoga

Fit in my 40s: ‘If you breathe properly, it will improve skin, sleep, digestion, mood’

Esther Nagle is teaching me to breathe by Skype. If you breathe properly, filling your lungs from the belly to the throat, it will improve everything: skin, sleep, digestion, even impending Christmas stress. First, you must concentrate. “It’s not meditation – that has a precise meaning. We call it …

Digestion

The 5-Step Checklist for the Best Downward Dog

Isn’t it funny how you develop relationships with yoga postures? Downward Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) and I have a relationship that has evolved; …

Primal Action Point: Sit Better (When You Have To Sit)

“Sitting on a tucked-under pelvis places constant pressure on the sacrum (the triangular bone at the base of the spine) that can negatively impact …

Don’t Get It Twisted, Yoga Is More About Philosophy Than Fitness

Historians and scholars often date yoga at 5,000 years old– old enough to have gone through many iterations and variations in meaning and expression. …

What Is Text Neck?

Is your smart phone literally a pain in the neck?<p>Text neck is being described as a modern ailment that is due to spending long periods of time …

This simple stretch helps neck pain caused by staring at your phone

Tim Sitt, author of "Move Or Die: How the Sedentary Life is Killing Us and How Movement, Not Exercise, Can Save Us," demonstrates how to do a simple stretch to alleviate neck pain caused from consistently looking at your smartphone. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>Your neck is designed to</i> …

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

Why We All Need to Practice More Yoga

“Life means to be living. Problems will always be there. When they arise navigate through them with yoga—don’t take a break.” - B.K.S. Iyengar<p>In Sanskrit, the word <i>yoga</i> means union. While it’s easy to get allured into perceiving yoga as a physical practice that burns calories and offers an outlet …

Do This Right Now If You're Stressed

Try them. Your productivity will thank you later.<p>View this post on Facebook<p><i>All apparel worn by Beach were provided by H&M Sport.</i>

Yoga

Neuroscience Of Meditation: How To Make Your Mind Awesome

So is meditation just another fad that pops up from time to time like bell-bottom jeans? Nope. Research shows it really helps you be healthier, …

Mindfulness

5 Ways Mindfulness Makes Your Life Better

Be “mindful,” but practice clearing your mind to do it. It can be confusing, but there is a real reason that freeing your mind to use your mind …

101 Inspiring Mindfulness Quotes to Live By

“Living 24 hours with mindfulness is more worthwhile than living 100 years without it.”– The BuddhaMindfulness practice , at its foundation, is …

3 Ways You Can Benefit from Your Chakras

sitting with eyes closedMost people have heard of the seven chakras (Sanskrit for “wheels”) and have perhaps read about their interpretations, which …

A Yoga Practice Is a Journey

This post was submitted by a member of our community. Want to contribute? Click here.In the fast paced world that we exist in, too often the focus is …

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

The Best Way to Keep Little Noises From Driving You Crazy

Every office has one: the loud talker, the computer “reactor” (laughs at every gif, gasps at every Tweet), the person who snacks on pretzels every …

The Overhand-Grip Secret You're Probably Missing

Two Fit Moms' Masumi Goldman reveals the surprising secret to this tricky hand position in Dancer Pose and One-Legged King Pigeon.<p>It’s no secret that …

How Being Humble, Kind, and Calm Will Make Your Life Easier

You've heard it all your life: Being humble, kind, and calm is the "right thing to do." But if that isn't enough to convince you, consider this: …

Self Control

Linguine With Citrusy Yogurt and Tuna Sauce

Less than 15 minutes<p>4-6<p>10 Ingredients<p>1 pound whole-wheat linguine, fettuccine, or spaghetti<br>• 2 cups plain Greek yogurt<br>• 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive …

How to De-Stress in Just 10 Minutes

For all the times you need to cool down fast<p>We've all had intensely stressful moments in life where you find yourself wishing that wine came in those convenient six-packs of juice boxes with the pop-in straws. As genius as that may sound, getting sloshed before an important meeting or moment in …

Meditation

Five Best To-Do List Managers

Finding the right tool to track your to-dos is highly personal, and one person's best is another's junk—but there are some that are better than …