We rarely pause to consider the functions of the organs that process and assimilate our food into our bodies. Yet without our digestive system, our bodies would lack the essential nutrients to keep our beings healthy and vibrant. In this post, we will explore how our habitual body positioning can throw our digestive systems out of whack.
Heavens to Kali, these are mighty stressful times. It’s like our everyday stresses were just eaten by an even bigger—hUger—stress monster with no easy path to relief in sight. That may seem like the case, but in these tumultuous times, it’s even more important to find a way to decompress and de-stress so we can feel [...]
The following is an excerpt from The Mindful Way Through Stress by Shamash Alidina. Yoga as a Mindful Practice: Being Present in Your Body Yoga is a superb way to mindfully train yourself to live in the present. And sometimes, when you practice yoga in a mindful way, you may experience a state of flow. Flow is [...]
According to the American Medical Association, 80 to 85 percent of all human illness and disease can be attributed in part to stress. Over two-thirds of all office visits to physicians are for stress-related illness.
Study Finds Yoga Benefits Stroke Survivors with Balance, Confidence and Stress Relief
Great news in the ‘another way yoga is awesome’ dept. A recent study finds stroke victims benefit from yoga on a psychological, physical and confidence-boosting level, TIME magazine reports.
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Yoga and Stress Response: The Brainy-Body Benefits On and Off the Mat
Stressed in yoga class? You’re doing it right. Sort of. This article from Alex Korb, Ph.D. at Psychology Today stresses the importance of finding the calm in stressful situations, like twisted triangle and dealing with squares (see what we did there?).
The physiological effects of Abdominal Breathing (belly breathing) is a gift we’ve been given, but too many of us have become accustomed to Thoracic Breathing (chest breathing) and end up living in a state of fight or flight. Watch this video below for your how to guide for abdominal breathing, but first, let me explain….
This Week In Science! “But those studies will probably take a few years, so for now I guess you’ll just have to stick to your current sadness-reducing fall-backs, yoga and bourbon.” Gawker newsy commentating person Lauri Apple cheekily retorts in response to news that a drug could spare us all from pesky negative memories once [...]