The Power of The Breath

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Your brain cannot function without oxygen. Your heart needs a steady supply of oxygen-rich blood to keep it beating, and your cells ought to be receiving enough oxygen to stay alive. Poor breathing can cause your brain to go into a so-called “fight or flight” reaction. Your brain is only able to function effectively while […]

Anuloma Viloma Pranayama

Pranayama Yoga Breathing Technique Outdoors

Swami Kuvalyanand once said: “Yoga has a message for the human body, for the human mind and the human spirit.” This is a truism as a healthy body is the prime requisite for success and happiness in life. People are increasingly being convinced that yoga makes for good health, contentment and happiness in present day […]

Surya Namaskar

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One of the all-around yoga exercises is the 12-step salute to the sun. Do it once or twice when you get up in the morning to help relieve stiffness and invigorate the body. Multiple repetitions at night will help you to relax; insomniacs often find that six to 12 rounds help them fall asleep. 1. […]

Yama & NiYama in Yoga

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Yoga defines yama and niyama as the positive and negative aspects of behavior, respectively. Traditional texts mention ten yamas and ten niyamas but Patanjali’s Yogasutra, which is considered the original treatise on yoga, defines five yamas and five niyamas. It has been mentioned that in Manusmirti that it is more important to follow yamas than […]

Seek Your True Self And Find What Really Motivates You

Onward.

Most likely the hardest thing that a person could achieve is finding out who he/she really is. It’s not some literal question but rather who are you going to follow and who are you going to become? A lot of people look up to others as their role models, their inspiration, and their mentors. It’s […]

What’s the difference between IQ and EQ?

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Most people have heard of emotional intelligence or EQ, but many don’t understand how important it is to their happiness and success. Due to the advancements in neuroscience, we now know that we can change our lives for the better by developing a stronger EQ. But where does that leave IQ, the old standard? And […]

The Importance of Stress Management

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            Stress tends to be the crutch of humanity. While most other creatures out there would use stress to their advantage to pull through any serious life-threatening situations, we tend to take a different approach when it comes to facing off against stressful situations. We usually either freeze up, leaving us completely vulnerable against any […]

Simple Ways To Calm Anxiety

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If you are suddenly finding yourself nervous, scared, really worried and have no clue why you are feeling this way you could discover that you are part of a growing trend of people suffering from anxiety. This is not something to be ashamed of, nor is it something that demands a large amount of medication […]

Stress Reducing Diet

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When you’re stressed out, the foods that you’re turning to are most likely going to be traditional ‘comfort’ foods – think big meals, take-out, fatty foods, sweet foods, and alcohol. Let’s face it – we’ve all found some comfort in a tasty meal and a bottle of beer or glass of wine when we’ve been […]

Back Pain?

Our bodies are unique, beautiful, and are our most significant assets as we move from birth to death. With any investment, one must care for and manage its performance over time. If properly exploited, one’s body can last well into the elderly ages. With this theory in mind, diet, lifestyle, and performance are all tools […]

The Sleep Epidemic

Sleep is considered one of the pillars of health, according to Ayurveda.  It is the foundation of healing and optimal health.  In our society, there is a myriad of variables distracting us from a quality night’s sleep, including overworking, overstimulation, sedentary lifestyle, and poor nutrition.  According to Barnes and Drake (2015), many Americans are in […]

Migraines & Ayurveda

Over a billion people around the world suffer from migraines.  Additionally, women are more symptomatic than men report to be (Burch, Buse, & Lipton, 2019).   According to a recent study a prime factor contributing to chronic migraines is lifestyle.  It was found that weight loss and improved sleep independently accounted for up to 49% reduction in frequency of migraine episodes (Burch, Buse, & Lipton, 2019).  This study highlights that focusing on lifestyle modifications that improve key health factors can reduce the episodic […]

Hydration & Ayurveda

Water is the nectar of the earth, without it, life as we know it would not exist.  According to Popkin, D’Anci, and Rosenburg (2010), our bodies are comprised of approximately 75% water at birth and is vital for our homeostasis (balance).  In the Ayurvedic perspective water is viewed as one of the five core elements […]

Non-Dualistic Approach to Trauma

What is non-duality? According to Duquette (2014), non-dualism is the theory in which one looks inward to discover the true nature of oneself (p. 78). In this approach, people are thought to have the ability to self-realize their experience, thus becoming one with truth. This theory can be associated with traumatic events such as discussed […]

Ballroom Dancing and Stress

Athletes are top performers in their chosen specialty. They prime themselves in the art and trade of a sport. Dancers are such athletes along with anyone who engages in an activity, striving for success. This means businesspersons, artists, and parents are engaging in improved performance attainment. The term athlete only implies the physical exertion and […]

Prana “Life Force”

Every living thing on earth is comprised of Prana, the vital life force. Our food, our bodies, and our worldly cohabitates need prana to live. This concept goes much deeper than the air we breathe or the food we ingest. It is the animating influence behind our existence. The presence of Prana allows us to […]

AGNI ‘Our Digestive Fire”

Ayurveda speaks of Agni as our digestive fire. When we think of digestion we often relate it to our food consumption and elimination. Eating and assimilating nutrients are a part of Agni however, Agni includes much more than this. Anything we are stimulated or come into contact with requires intake, transformation, distribution, absorption, and elimination. […]