Michelle Underhill

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Mudras for Mood Management: Hand Gestures to Balance Your Energy

Description<p>Hand gestures, called <i>mudras</i>, can change the breath and energy states. They are a yoga practice that is portable and <i>mudras</i> can be practiced …

5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Should Be Eating For A Faster Metabolism

We love pizza. We love fries. We want to lose weight. But giving up all the foods that make us happy is really hard to do. Yet replacing any high fat …

The best foods for arthritis symptoms – new research

Osteoarthritis is the most common of the more than 200 forms of arthritis, affecting more than 20% of the population. Unfortunately, there are …

These are the key foods that will save your skin

Long before plant-based eating was the major lifestyle trend it is today, David Wolfe was touting the benefits of a vegan diet, using food to heal …

What Is the 4-7-8 Breathing Technique?

The 4-7-8 breathing technique is a breathing pattern developed by Dr. Andrew Weil. It’s based on an ancient yogic technique called pranayama, which …

Meditation

5 Yoga Moves to Practice Daily for Everyday Core Strength

10K<p>SHARES<p>While you may think about your core on the mat, how often do you consider the work of the core in everyday life? As a mother of a 70-pound …

What Science Can Teach Us About Flexibility

5K<p>SHARES<p>If you're already practicing yoga, you don't need exercise scientists and physiologists to convince you of the benefits of stretching. …

A single family bears much of the responsibility for the opioid epidemic https://t.co/yy44PWSBmx

READING LIST

Some of the books I’ve read and found interesting over the years.<p><b>ESSENTIAL READING,</b> to get started:<p>The Body Has a Mind of Its Own – Sandra Blakeslee<p>– …

Neuroscience and the True Purpose of Yoga

For some time, whenever I went to a yoga class, I’d get that feeling you get when you come in part way through a television series. I got the gist of …

10 Ways to Get Real About Your Body’s Limitations & Avoid Yoga Injuries

8.6K<p>SHARES<p>Yogis, it’s time to get honest with yourselves and start respecting your body's limitations. We’ve all heard success stories of people who …

Why I Didn't Run From My Rapist, Why I Couldn't

<i>I awake alone in my dorm room, step over a man’s crumpled boxer shorts and head to my shared bathroom on unsteady legs. I pull down my sweatpants, sit on the toilet and look down at my inner thighs. That’s when I see the bruises. Purple, red, livid, shaped like handprints.</i><p><i>I don’t know how I got</i> …

More evidence essential oils 'make male breasts develop'

<b>A suspected link between abnormal breast growth in young boys and the use of lavender and tea tree oils has been given new weight, after a study found eight chemicals contained in the oils interfere with hormones.</b><p>Gynaecomastia is rare, and there is often no obvious cause.<p>But there have been a …

15 Minutes to Better Posture

The Routine<p>The five easy exercises that follow—from Calgary, Alberta, yoga instructor Susi Hately (functionalsynergy.com)—can release tension, build …

'Mindful Drinking' Is the Latest Health Craze. Here's What It Is

Kate Atkinson was tired of spending her weekends—the only respite from a demanding public relations career and the grind of modern life—hungover. …

Opioid abuse in the U.S. is so bad it’s lowering life expectancy. Why hasn’t the epidemic hit other countries?

For the second year in a row, life expectancy in the United States has dropped.<p>It is not hard to understand why: In 2016, there was a 21 percent rise in the number of deaths caused by drug overdoses, with opioids causing two-thirds of them. Last year, the opioid epidemic killed 42,000 people, more …

Medicine

Do Less, Accomplish More

THERE IS AN OLD story of a man riding very fast on a horse. As he rides past his friend standing on the side of the road, the friend yells, “Where …

Time Management

How to Change Your Brain With Mindfulness, With Daniel Goleman

Mindfulness is having a moment. A trending moment, specifically: the hashtag #mindfulnessinamerica is currently trending on Twitter, thanks to the …

7 Ways To Pull Your Wandering Mind Back Into The Present Moment

Humans spend about half of their waking hours thinking about something other than what they’re actually doing in the present. A now-famous Harvard study illuminated this reality, using an iPhone app that pinged participants at random times throughout the day and asked them what they were thinking …

Mindfulness

Scientists unlock the key to getting rid of unwanted thoughts

Cambridge University have found a way to use your own brain signals to remove negative thoughts and potentially treat depression<p>What if you could …

Meditation keeps emotional brain in check

Meditation can help tame your emotions even if you’re not a mindful person, suggests a new study from Michigan State University.<p>Reporting in the …

This One Habit Can Dramatically Reduce Anxiety, According to a Therapist | Inc.com

<i>Is yoga effective in treating anxiety? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Karen Arluck, Clinical Psychotherapist in private practice, on Quora:</b><p>Is yoga effective in treating anxiety?</b> …

Mindfulness

On Jan. 1, California is basically becoming a different state

Protection for undocumented immigrants, tougher gun laws, recreational marijuana: California will welcome 2018 by turning into the US equivalent of a Scandinavian country. Hundreds of new laws of markedly progressive inspiration will go into effect in the Golden State come the new year, affecting …

Immigration

Why Language Matters When It Comes to Addiction

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment</b><p>Words can carry huge weight for those struggling with addiction.<p>Last month, The Takeaway spoke with an addiction recovery activist named Ryan Hampton, who'd been in recovery from heroin addiction for more than three years. Host Todd Zwillich …

"Why Won't They Just Stop?" Some Misconceptions of Addiction

<b>Addiction is a choice</b>. <br>Starting to use drugs does have an element of choice. Many people start out experimenting with drugs out of curiosity or to …

Mental Health

10 Chair Yoga Poses for Home Practice

Chair yoga is a general term for practices that modify yoga poses so that they can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga …

Dad Calms Down Upset Daughter With an Inspiring Pep Talk You'll Want to Try Out

When Randy Gaines's daughter became upset over something he said to her, he sat down the girl to explain emotions, healthy outlets for anger, and why it's best to let your feelings out rather than hold them in. Witnessing what his wife, Deceena, says was "one of the most powerful conversations in …

Parenting

Since it decriminalised all drugs in 2001, Portugal has seen dramatic drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime. By Susana Ferreira<p>When the drugs came, they hit all at once. It was the 80s, and by the time one in 10 people had slipped into the depths of heroin use – bankers, …

Global Policy