Mobile Mindfulness – How To Get Off Smartphones, Tech

We all know the dangers of overusing tech. Problem is, how do you get off smartphones and other tech?  Now, at the turn of the 21st Century, smartphones are changing society, lives, and health. The introduction of new tech means today we can enjoy little luxuries like tracking our personal health via smartwatches or using Amazon’s Alexa in the Kitchen. Smart tech has dramatically changed the way we do things, which as a result has had an impact on our mental and physical health. Smartphones have the ability to offer us flexibility and convenience, which is what makes them addictive…

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How Kula Soul Is Reprioritizing Community In Hamilton Ontario

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The group Kula Soul is reprioritizing community in Hamilton Ontario. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Kula Soul co-creators Richard Filc and Matthew William to chat with them about how they are creating a movement of like-minded people in Hamilton ON, Canada, to reprioritise community. “Kula Soul is a movement to reprioritise community in our lives…” says Matt.  “Its about reprioritizing community in a way that is wholesome and beneficial.” The movement was born in July 2019, a time when Matt states he was searching for something but wasn’t quite sure what it was.  “I was at a point…

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

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

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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4 Reasons Why Exercise Is Effective For Mind And Body

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 like yoga and…

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Taking CBD Gummies as A Supplemental Relaxer for Meditation

If you've ever had CBD gummies before, then you know they are amazing. They can help with everything - from nausea and stress to making chemotherapy easier, managing pain, and even anxiety. They come highly recommended from anyone who has ever used them. However, even though they are amazing, there are situations where it’s not advisable to use CBD. It’s not that they are dangerous, but that it might be better for you to find alternatives. Here are some of those situations. You're pregnant. A recent study from the American Academy of Pediatrics showed that taking CBD gummies and other…

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CBD For Mental Health

We are very much in new territory when it comes to fully understanding the benefits of CBD and how it might help in the control of various mental health issues that affect people, but that it does have benefits is not in doubt. There is enough documented evidence of people feeling better after taking it to see that it offers relief to those who use it. The health benefits in regards to cancer and pain management have been known for awhile, and CBD has been known about since 1940, when it was discovered. Its entrance into the field of mental…

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Why Pete Holmes And Ram Das Are Laughing About Religion

Canadian Pete Holmes, the star of the HBO show Crashing, has a lot to say about religion, spiritual, and Ram Das. And he will probably leave you grinning with his enlightening thoughts. Speaking with Observer, Pete Holmes has called out religion for being “exclusive and judgmental of [people with different religious or spiritual beliefs]”.   Pete Holmes, a Christian since childhood, believes that religions should open themselves up to be more inclusive and less judgmental.  In his new book, Comedy Sex God, Holmes aims to unite religions by not talking exclusively of his own Christianity, but by discussing the point…

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