October 27, 2014

What Are Yoga’s Yamas?

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Yoga has eight limbs, the most well known of which is asana, the Sanskrit word for yoga’s physical postures. The yamas and niyamas, represent two other limbs. They offer powerful wisdom for transforming our daily struggles into peace. Eight Limbs Of Yoga: Yamas – How one relates to the world at-large Niyamas – How one […]

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September 29, 2014

5 Ways To Get Out Of A Funk

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Whether you’re having a bad day or a bad week, sour moods an inevitable part of life. Learning how to get out of a funk is key to returning to your ordinary self. A few general notes: Up and down cycles are natural parts of existence, and they don’t mean you’re failing in the effort to become more peaceful or happy. […]

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September 9, 2014

What Is Kundalini Yoga?

Inside every living body, at the base of the spine, lies a latent ball of energy, coiled like a serpent. This is life energy, the energy that animates all the world, the plants and trees, you and me. It’s the heart of the universe lying inside of us, ready to heal and uplift once activated. There’s a special type […]

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Faux naturale: The dangerous truth behind natural beauty products

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In the loosely regulated world of cosmetics, labels like paraben-free and all-natural don’t guarantee natural beauty products are free of harmful chemicals, according to the Center for Environmental Health. The center investigated and found more than 100 major brands  — including some supposedly natural ones — used a carcinogenic foaming agent called cocamide DEA without a warning label. […]

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August 11, 2014

These 5 Things Will Make You Happier

Research has long connected happiness to spending money on experiences over things. For example, escaping stress during a spa day trumps a new handbag when it comes to contentment. One reason for this is that people tend to compare possessions, but not experiences, according to a Cornell University study. Think about getting a new car. Maybe you […]

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January 16, 2014

Short restorative yoga sequence

Restorative yoga replenishes our energetic cups. The stress and occasional frenetic pace of life depletes our energy. This practices helps us renew and release on deep levels. You may feel fidgety at first, but stay with it and by the end, you will feel peaceful and rejuvenated. Here is a short sequence that can be done at home […]

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