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The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, the first things that come to mind might be movie stars, avocados, and tech. But if you love outdoor adventure, then California has so much more to offer. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, …

The Health Benefits of Chocolate You Might Not Know About (Plus a Cupcake Recipe!)

Theobroma Cacao, the Latin name for chocolate, means "Food of the Gods" for a reason. Dark chocolate has a long history of use as a healing plant, a mood enhancer, and even an aphrodisiac. So if you've got a thing for chocolate (and we don't mean the junk chocolate in candy bars and sweet …

The Beginner’s Guide to Every Type of Yoga Out There

<i>By Christine Yu, Life by DailyBurn</i><p>You’ve decided to finally start doing yoga—but after Googling classes in your area, your head is spinning. Should …

How To Keep Body Image And Jealousy From Harshing Your Yogi Buzz

As I stretched back into downward facing dog, I could see a neatly aligned row of sorority girls from between my legs.<p>While I flowed through a sequence of asanas, I remained transfixed on the other bodies reflected in the three-mirrored walls of my university’s yoga studio. I could not help but …

6 Yoga Poses for Relieving Stress

1 of 7<p><b>Supported Child’s Pose</b><p><i>props: bolster or 2 folded blankets</i><p>Start kneeling on a mat or blanket and place your bolster length-wise in front of you. …

What is Walking Meditation?

Today I would like to talk about <b>Walking Meditation</b>, explain what it is all about, go through the benefits and suggest a simple but very effective …

3 Things Yoga Can Learn From CrossFit

Okay, first let’s breathe — that wasn’t sarcasm. I know this title might create a reaction. For most people who do yoga, it’s changed their lives. I …

Sex And Yoga -- A Controversial Connection That Continues Today

<b>Originally published by Well + Good</b><p><b>Meet Well+Good's fitness historian, Natalia Petrzela, PhD, a history professor at The New School in New York City and a premier IntenSati instructor, who shares the sweaty past with us in this column.</b><p>You and your boss end up eye-to-eye in Warrior Three so often …

5 Simple Yoga Poses to Help You Feel Less Bloated

Yoga is a great way to get in touch with your mind, body, and spirit. It is great for releasing anxiety and tension, stretching and strengthening, and self-reflection. However, we can also use yoga to help us think about different areas of our body. When doing a yoga pose, you can start to feel …

Yoga Moves For Sciatica Pain

I will occasionally experience a pretty bat bout of sciatica pain. I can always feel it coming on, it starts as a “tired” feeling in the very lowest …

An Open Letter to Myself When I Haven't Been to Yoga

Hello You,<p>First of all, I love you. I know you're doing the best you can today. I'm sure things feel tough, your body feels tight, and you're not necessarily interested in hearing from me. But I'm the swift kick you need today. Girl, get yourself to a f*cking yoga class.<p>You need to balance out the …

What is the Proper Way of Cleaning a Yoga Mat?

Yoga is not about the accessories, but when you finally invest in your first yoga mat, it's special. So much goes on between you and the mat, you …

Cleaning

The One Thing That Will Make Your Yoga Practice Better

Ever wonder what goes on behind closed doors at yoga instructor school where the masters of Zen perfect their poses and study the secrets to (yoga) …

4 Yoga Poses for Tight Shoulders

Gomukasana: Cow Face Pose<p>Come to a seated position with both legs extended forward. Slide your left foot under the right knee to the outside of the …

10 Yoga Poses for Weight Loss

Do you believe in losing weight through yoga in the easiest natural way? If yes, then you must definitely try practicing power yoga for weight loss …

Mindful Recovery: How to Add Meditation to Your Routine

<b>Zhan zhuang, or standing meditation exercise, has been used as a method of relaxation and health cultivation for thousands of years.</b> The earliest …

What 15 Top Meditation Experts Struggled With Most as a Beginner

Like playing golf or making the perfect boiled egg, meditation sounds a lot easier than it actually is. After all, you just sit there with your eyes …

23 Powerful Motivational Quotes to Lead You to Success

It's easy to lose motivation when we run up against obstacles in our road to success. Take a few moments to recharge your batteries by reading these motivating words of wisdom.<p>Motivation is the essential factor to set and achieve goals in your personal and professional life--it is what causes you …

Motivation

101 Inspiring Quotes From the Most Successful People in History

Whenever you're struggling to get things done, turn to this list of quotes for the inspiration and motivation you need to be the best you can be.<p>Inspiration can come from anywhere, but one of my favorite sources is inspirational quotes. There are several that have helped me stay on track throughout …

Motivation

7 Books Arianna Huffington Wants You to Read for Personal Growth

If you're in danger of burning out, these books could change your life.<p>In a society where a lack of sleep and burnout are worn as badges of honor, Arianna Huffington knows that there is a better way to find success and happiness.<p>While Huffington acknowledges that some people succeed despite …

Biographies

Burned Out? 12 Powerful Ways To Transform Your Life

You know the feeling: It’s 10 a.m., you’re jittery from that third cup of coffee, and your mind feels like glue. You’re drained -- physically, mentally and emotionally -- and dispassionate about things that once brought you joy. Motivated? Forget it. Irritable? You betcha. All regards for personal …

3 research-backed ways to find lasting happiness

Some of the tips feel corny … so you don't actually do them. Others stop working after a while so you stop following through.<p>What gives? Isn't there a solution that really works and keeps working?<p>I'm with you. I want answers. Who has them? Sonja does. So I gave her a call.<p>Sonja Lyubomirsky is a …

7 Ways to Carve Out Time to Meditate

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Establishing a meditation routine can be difficult. You're busy! Who has time to breathe, let alone sit and breathe? But if you think the only way you'll learn how to meditate is with a 25-hour day, think again.<p>Plenty of busy people are making time for …

The 5 Mental Barriers to Greatness Only You Can Remove

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is nothing more inspiring than witnessing greatness, and watching those who have dedicated their entire life to a craft. Most haven’t thought about greatness, because they don’t think it’s possible.<p>In a time of …

Self-improvement

5 Time Management Personality Types: Which Are You?

For better or worse, how we spend or misspend our time is our own choice. While you might already <i>know</i> that you procrastinate, or that you're always late, or that you're a little flaky, you might not recognize how much of that behavior is rooted in your own unique and possibly dysfunctional …

The 5 Biggest Reasons People Remain Stuck

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the entrepreneurial world, being stuck is one of the most frustrating situations imaginable, especially for entrepreneurs. By nature, these folks are eager to push the boundaries and work towards the future so being in a rut …

Motivation

5 Science-Backed Ways to Become Happier

Are there tricks to becoming happier in life? How do genetics affect your level of happiness? Has research proven ways to become happier? Read on!<p>Is there a secret to true happiness? Is the propensity to be cheerful and positive built into our genes, or is it completely dependent on our attitude …

Happiness

The Best Investment You Can Make

I’m about to give you the best investment tip of your life. This is a tip I received originally from Brian Tracy more than 20 years ago, and it has produced a personal ROI (Return On Investment) of many millions of dollars.<p><i>Ready for it?</i><p>This was the pitch Brian gave me:<p>“<i>For every $1 you invest in</i> …

3 ways to improve your life, even if you're really lazy

I don't blame you. Hey, some of that stuff is <i>hard</i>. (I should know. I write about it all the time.)<p>Isn't there an easy, passive way where your flaws start correcting themselves, you gain respectable goals and become much, much happier?<p>Well, at least in theory, there just <i>might</i> be. I called somebody …