How To Use Yoga For Heart Health [TUTORIAL]

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Research shows profoundly positive effect of yoga for heart health and especially for recovering from heart attacks. Combining asanas with breathing exercises shows huge boost in circulation and strengthening of heart. This was proven in a study that looked at over 2500 people recovering from heart attack. If you're looking to improve heart health, yoga should be your go-to exercise, according to breakthrough scientific research. A team from India presented a scientific study at the European Society of Cardiology congress in Paris. The team showed that three months of practicing yoga at home and breathing exercises greatly reduces the risk…

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New Book Reveals How To Use Mindfulness For Test Taking

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In the new book Beyond the Content: Mindfulness as a Test Prep Advantage, author Logan Thompson revels how to use mindfulness for test taking. He argues that being mindful is one of the most important parts of succeeding in tests. Mindfulness is simply the state of being consciously aware and living in the moment. You can learn how to do mindfulness meditation here. It is possible to be mindful of practically anything. You can choose to be mindfully aware of your own thoughts. Or you could practice a simple task in a mindful way. Ultimately it is simply about being…

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She’s Fighting Sexism To Make Nude Yoga Classes A Thing For Women

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Jennifer Frizzley is fighting to make it okay for women to do nude yoga classes and, in particular, make it acceptable for women to do hot yoga topless. Jennifer Frizzley is the latest of many women to be body shamed during a yoga class. And this simply because she decided to take her top off during hot yoga class. Now, she is fighting to create a nude yoga group for women and to create equality in the yoga studio. Frizzley was body shamed by her studio for doing hot yoga topless Jennifer Frizzley was happily practicing yoga at her favorite…

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How To Stay Mindful All The Time According To Buddha

One of the biggest challenges in mindfulness is simply knowing how to stay mindful all the time. Thankfully, you can stay mindful using the Four Foundations Of Mindfulness. You know what it’s like. You take your frequent twenty-minute breaks to practice mindfulness (read our guide to mindfulness exercises). While you are meditating, you feel great. You have that clear consciousness, that inner peace and relaxation. And everything is groovy, right? Then you stop meditating and honestly, how long does it take you to stop being mindful? For me, sometimes I can stay mindful all day. Other times something happens (like…

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Healthy Habits to Help You Live Your Best Life [Health Guest Post]

[Health Guest Post] Getting back in shape and starting to eat right can be a challenge. Healthy habits can sometimes seem very foreign and making those changes can feel like you are losing a lifestyle you love. Here are some considerations you could have when you are in need of a change  Try these healthy habits to live your best life Adopt Healthy Eating Habits Begin by adopting healthy eating habits. You don’t need a formalized meal plan to get started. Instead, just take baby steps toward eating better. Actions like eating more fresh fruits and vegetables or eating more…

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Alex Terrazas’ Extreme Yoga Nightmare A Horrific Wake-Up Call

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Mexican Alex Terrazas was rushed to hospital when she fell 80 feet off her balcony in Mexico. 23 year-old yogi Alex Terrazas was trying an “Extreme Yoga Pose” in which she rested her entire bodyweight on the edge of her balcony when she lost control of the asana and fell 80 feet. A health and nutrition student, Terrazas was focused on helping other people live healthy lives, but following her yoga accident she has been left in near-fatal condition. Paramedics from the Red Cross and Nuevo Leon Civil Protection took Terrazas to hospital, where she underwent an eleven-hour surgery. Doctors…

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5 Lesser Known Facts About Meditation

Meditation has been around for centuries, but most people know very little about the benefits of this practice. That's partly because most of the major studies on meditation have been done in the 21st century. But also, there are always new and fascinating facts to discover about this ancient practice. Meditation has become more essential today due to our high-pressure lifestyle. As more studies are showing surprising facts about meditation, more and more people are opening their minds to confirm why meditation is a powerful practice, one that helps us to master states of the human mind. As we learn…

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How To Create A Yoga Room At Home [TUTORIAL]

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One of the best things you can do for your yoga practice is to create a yoga room at home. One room of your entirely dedicated to your practice. Imagine it: Your own at-home yoga space. A divine abode where you can enjoy your workouts with no distractions. Somewhere where you won't be reminded of those day to day things you have to do, where you're not tripping up over the kid's toys, somewhere just for you and yoga. Personally, I need a space at home where I can do nothing but yoga and meditation. It gives me a way…

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Sahaj Samadhi Meditation: 5 Benefits & How To Practice

In this article we will be looking at the benefits Sahaj Samadhi meditation and how to practise it. This is a method in which we effortlessly access a deep meditative state, and it is perfect for the modern-day. The modern era has witnessed a technological advancement that has made living easier than ever before. Today, we have all the conveniences available to us at the click of the button, yet more and more people every day are suffering from stress-related ailments. Even with all the information available to us, we are struggling when it comes to the mind and its…

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Actually, THIS Is How To Become A Yoga Teacher In 2019

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In this guide I’m going to show you how to become a yoga teacher and how to actually make money from it. There is a lot of potential in being a yoga teacher. If you love the practice you will get so much out of it, and you will have a blast doing it. But becoming a yoga teacher who actually makes money from it is the hard bit. Newsflash: There are lots of yoga teachers, but the majority do not make a lot of money out of it, and most of them require second jobs to get by. I…

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How To Find A Meditation Teacher You Will Love

You may have wondered how to find a meditation teacher. I mean, it's not like you can walk into your local shopping mall and ask for some mindfulness lessons. Where do meditation teachers hang out? Where is your nearest studio? And another question: How do you actually know that your meditation teacher is going to be right for you? Is there such a thing as a good meditation teacher and a bad one...? So confused...!  No sweat. Guys, I am about to answer all your questions. As a teacher who gives meditation lessons in Hamilton, I've come to understand the difference…

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Basics Of Mindful Eating : Benefits, Exercises & Script

 In this guide, I will show you all the basics of mindful eating, including a mindful eating script and the benefits the exercise produces.  There’s a mindful eating meme that shows the cookie monster and the quote. “Today me will live in the moment. Unless the moment is unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie!” It’s hilarious, but it also makes a crucial point. Because if we are honest about it, the majority of us do not practice mindful eating. We’re more likely to unconsciously down a tub of ice-cream than we are to eat a raisin mindfully.…

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How To Use Prayer Beads For Meditation Properly [TUTORIAL]

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If you are new to meditation you might wonder how to use prayer beads for meditation the right way. One of the most beautiful and most popular items worn for meditation and yoga are mala necklaces and bracelets, otherwise called prayer beads. These prayer beads are far more than just decorative. They are one of the most important tools used in meditation, and there is a right way how to use prayer beads for meditation, as well as a wrong way.

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Completely Free Online Meditation Teacher Training

This completely free online meditation teacher training course will educate you on everything you need to know to get started as an instructor. Let me level with you: You do not need to pay for a meditation teacher training course or certification if you do not want to. Mindfulness teacher training courses are optional, not an obligation. Yes, there are lots of different meditation training certification programs online. And many of them will charge you thousands of dollars for the price of admission. But here is the truth of the matter: you can become a coach for free. Here's why…

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4 Reasons Why Exercise Is Effective For Mind And Body [GUEST POST]

[Lifestyle Guest Post] Every day you get exposed to harmful toxins in the environment that accumulate inside your body [1]. These can come from seemingly safe chemical products you use at home and pollution during your morning commute to work. The toxic buildup in your body can manifest in many unpleasant symptoms ranging from mild health conditions like headaches and low energy to more life-threatening ones like cancer and diabetes. Before you hit the panic button, though, know that your body is equipped with physiological functions that help it naturally detox and return to a healthy state, and that exercises…

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8 Easy ways to relieve stress when life gets crazy [GUEST POST]

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[Stress Guest Post]  When life gets busy, it often becomes more stressful. All those everyday worries—making it to work on time, paying the bills, helping the kids with homework—can build up over time. Then there are the bigger worries, that may come on suddenly or are always in the back of your mind—unemployment, sorting life or funeral insurance, or paying your child’s university fees. It sometimes seems like there’s always something to stress about! You may already know the importance of managing stress and looking after yourself during particularly hectic times. But sometimes finding time to actively reduce stress is…

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Mindfulness and How It Enriched My Life

If you’re an adult, chances are that your schedule is probably crammed with a variety of obligations and challenges. From managing potentially multiple jobs to staying in touch with people and keeping other affairs in order, it can be hard to stay energized and calm. Stress and anxiety seem to affect everyone these days, and it’s only natural to seek out ways to get rid of such feelings. Today, I will share my story and explain how being mindful and aware has helped me improve many aspects of my life and sleep better. Hopefully, you will be able to take…

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8 Best Mindfulness Books Picked By Our Expert

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What are the best mindfulness books you have ever read? As a meditation teacher and author, I have read so many mindfulness books I've lost count. In 2020, mindfulness books are all the rage. There are books for all aspects of mindfulness, including books on mindfulness techniques, application, the mindful lifestyle, the science, and so much more.   And when you don't want to read a book, there are mindfulness apps like calm and headspace. Today I'm going to share with you my absolute favourite mindfulness books.   Let's take a look.   The Best Mindfulness Books As well as the books…

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15 Best Meditation And Mindfulness Book 2020

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What are the best meditation and mindfulness books in 2020? As a mindfulness teacher, writer and avid reader, I have read all of the best meditation books out there. And some of them are genuinely sensational. But which are the absolute best? In this list, I will share the absolute best mindfulness and meditation books for 2020. We'll look at some classics and some new publications, and I will help you find the best meditation book for you based on your personal needs. So, let's dip right in. The Best Meditation And Mindfulness Books For 2020 As well as the…

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Sound Healing Meditation And Instruments – Ultimate Guide

Have you ever tried sound healing meditation techniques? It's a form of meditation that uses specific sound healing instruments to boost health and wellness. As a meditation teacher and lifelong musician, I love meditations that use sound [for instance, meditating on a singing bowl]. I have witnessed firsthand how sound healing instruments can cure people. Yes, these methods truly can heal you. There is even scientific research that shows that you can use sound healing for cancer [1]. Sound meditations are among the best meditations for healing.  But just how exactly do sound healing meditations work, and what are the best…

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