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These Are the Best (and Worst) Foods for a Healthy Brain

When I think about my long-term health, keeping my body and skin in good shape is certainly important, but making sure my mind stays sharp is …

Nutrition

Which fruits contain the most sugar?

You're given a banana and an apple. Guess: Which one has more sugar? Though each is a perfectly healthy serving of fruit and both happen to pair wonderfully with peanut butter, one is far more sugary than the other. The average-sized apple, while lower in calories overall than an average-sized …

Nutrition

Top 9 Alkaline Foods That Fight Cancer, Pain, Gout, Diabetes And Heart Disease

Are you trying to go alkaline too?If you are in the midst of the alkaline process, it helps a lot when you know which foods to consume to stay …

How To Use Crystals In Your Meditation Practice, Because 2018 Is All About Your Zen

The truly intriguing thing about meditation is the fact that, even though it's so incredibly powerful and healing, it doesn't technically require …

5 Myths About Meditation That Have Kept You From Finding Your Center Your Whole Life

The thought of starting a meditation practice can be intimidating as hell. Like, you know how amazing it's <i>supposed</i> to make you feel, both physically …

Take a Moment to Appreciate Everyday Nature That Is Right in Front of You

Nature is all around us yet we rarely take the time to step back and appreciate it.According to a new study published in <i>The Journal of Positive</i> …

Happiness

The Anxiety Detox: Train Your Mind For Relaxation

It's possible, honest.<p>A big cause of stress is feeling like you have to be permanently ‘on’ and when it comes to travelling for work, that pressure …

Meditation Really Is As Good As Your Crunchy Friends Say

At six years old, I had my first-ever panic attack. I can’t remember precisely what triggered it or how, but I do remember sitting with my parents in …

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Save America

There’s a reason some people laugh when I say that mindfulness meditation can save the United States—that it can dampen the political polarization …

Critical Thinking

5 Pilates-Inspired Yoga Moves To Try If You're Bored With Your Usual Routine

Going through the same workout routine week in and week out can get real boring, real fast. And since your body loves and craves variety when it …

Yoga

Abs Are Made in the Kitchen, but Also With This Incredible 5-Move Workout

Ready for some tummy-toning, core-strengthening ab work? Let's work those muscles! MNT Studio owner and founder Elaine Hayes created this do-anywhere, no-equipment workout just for you. It's simple (read: great for Pilates newbies!) but incredibly challenging (read: your abs are going to be <i>on …

Workouts

5 Breathing Techniques From Yoga That'll Help You Get Through Any Stressful Situation

As a yoga instructor, I often have people approach me and say they could never attend a class because they're not flexible enough. This is one of the …

A Harvard Psychologist Says This Workout Dials Down Chronic Stress

There's no question that integrating yoga into your life can manifest substantial benefits for both your physical and mental well-being. In reality, …

15 Brave Quotes to Inspire You to Be Yourself

There’s something special about a person who knows—and shows—how unique they are. Whether it’s an eccentric sense of style or a mind full of unusual …

How to Counter the Effects of Sitting All Day Long

Sedentary behavior, typically in the context of sitting for extended periods of time, has emerged over the past decade as a focus for research on …

Successful people who lose their spark come to me for help — and I find many of them fall prey to a tendency we all have

Success is never certain. It never comes without risk.<p>Even if you're the smartest or the hardest working, there's no guarantee of anything.<p>The people who go on to do great things in their lives know this. They also embrace it.<p>Reflect on that Teddy Roosevelt quote for a minute here. Missing the …

How Meditation And Yoga Can Alter The Expression Of Our Genes

For those who are still skeptical about whether mind-body practices like meditation, yoga, and Tai Chi actually work, a new study goes further in laying out how they affect us—right down to the level of our genes. The new review, published in the journal <i>Frontiers in Immunology,</i> looks back over a …

Mindfulness

Why Doctors Are Endorsing Yoga Instead of Opioids for Lower Back Pain

The vast majority of American adults will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives, and now a major organization is recommending that …

How to Be Present and Peaceful When You Can't Stop Thinking

<b>“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>When I first started practicing Zen (or presence), I used …

18 Comics You Need To See If You're Dealing With Anxiety

Now this is self care.<p>Anxiety often clouds the brain with false stories such as, “you’re not good enough,” “that mistake will haunt you forever” and “your worst fear is coming true.”<p>The mental health condition, which affects an estimated 40 million American adults, is notorious for creating …

Depression

The Key to Peace: Let Go of How Things "Should" Be & Accept What Is

<b>“</b><b>Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.”</b> <b>~Wayne Dyer</b><p>Many of my friends are …

Positive Thinking

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

Mindfulness

Stressed Out At Work? Here's How To Find Your Center With Just 3 Minutes Of Breathing

How to chill even when you have 100 unread emails.<p>Here’s what we know about workplace stress: almost all of us feel it at some point, and sometimes that’s a good thing. A little bit of pressure can help you meet a deadline, prepare for the presentation, nail the interview.<p>But stress overload can be …

Meditation

5 Yoga Pose Modifications to Avoid Shoulder Injury

Do you carry the weight of the world on your shoulders?<p>The truth of this saying shows up in practically every yoga class, as inevitability, at least …

Meditation: A Reset Button for Balance

March 19, 2015<p>Reset Yourself with Meditation<p><b>by Kathryn Remati</b><p>There is a growing meditation movement happening around the world. Meditation is …

Why You Should 'Write Through Your Mind'

We hear so many things about how to live a healthy life. Invariably, the same key words come up; yoga, meditation, pilates, healthy diet. And it’s …

Writing

Yoga Hacks: How to Undo the Damage of a Desk Job

Have you ever spent a day at your desk only to leave feeling physically worn down? Chances are, you’re not passing your days doing intense physical …

Five Yoga Postures to Open the Heart Chakra

“The heart is the place where we live our passions. It is frail and easily broken, but wonderfully resilient. There is no point in trying to deceive …

Teenager with Terminal Blood Disease Does Yoga Poses in Her Hospital Room: See the Inspiring Photos

A rare and debilitating blood disease isn’t stopping 19-year-old Briana Donis from doing what she loves – yoga – even while isolated in her hospital …

Yoga