YOGA CHOICES: Yoga offers tremendous variety
Apr 29, 2011 01:28PM
Yoga offers tremendous variety, and students at any level may find that they enjoy more than one style and teacher. Attending workshops and seminars allows individuals to sample what’s available and expand their practice.Read More »
10 Reasons to Try Yoga: Stress Reduction, Pain Relief, Better Breathing are just a few benefits.
Apr 29, 2011 12:40PM
Stress Reduction ~ By encouraging relaxation, yoga practice can lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the body. Related reported benefits include lowered blood pressure and heart rate, and a reduction in the symptoms of anxiety, depression, fatigue, asthma and insomnia.Read More »
Restore Your Energy in the Great Outdoors
Apr 14, 2011 04:53PM ● By John Walcott
The idea that the natural environment and green surroundings have a beneficial effect on the human biological system is not a new one. Indigenous people have practiced this belief for a millennia. Advanced practitioners of mind/body disciplines have quietly noted the increased awareness and the positive influence on many levels.Read More »
The Mask of the Perfect Parent
Apr 09, 2011 03:35PM ● By Jane McClain
When my first child was born 31 years ago, I vowed that I would be the Perfect Parent of the Perfect Child. Of course, I was very young and didn’t know how hard it would be to raise a child, let alone raise a perfect child. I didn’t realize I had set my family up for disaster with that vow of perfection or that I had sentenced myself to living behind a mask.Read More »
Historical Holiday Scent – Frankincense
Apr 06, 2011 02:42AM ● By Doreen DeSerres
The essence and radiance of the essential oil, Frankincense (boswellia cateri), comes from deep within as if it were the blood and life source of this sacred and mystical plant.Read More »
Is Your Carpet Really Clean?
Apr 04, 2011 03:14PM ● By Tim Bag
Carpet cleaning can be a fairly toxic practice. Standard cleaning formulas contain a combination of harsh chemical solvents and detergents. After cleaning, these harmful residues remain in the carpet and are released into the air. This "toxic soup" affects the health of every member of the family, especially small children and pets.Read More »
Side Effects of a Low-fat Diet
Apr 04, 2011 03:12PM ● By Dr. Deepti Sadhwani
Low-fat diets have been widely promoted for lowering cholesterol levels, for reducing body weight, and for preventing certain types of cancer. At least one study, however, has found that although a reduction in cholesterol may reduce mortality from heart disease it may increase the incidence of fatal accidents, violent deaths, suicides, and depression. Researchers at the University of Arizona now believe that they may have found an explanation for this phenomenon. They point out that fat restriction and cholesterol-lowering drugs may change the concentrations of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in the tissues including nerve tissue (neurons). Fat-restricting diets usually lead to a relative increase in the intake of omega-6 PUFAs and a relative decrease in the intake of omega-3 fatty acids. This can have serious consequences in as much as the omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) found in fish oils, are crucial for the proper functioning of the nervous system. Several large-scale studies have found a clear association between low blood levels of EPA and DHA and an increased risk of depression, violence and suicide; a recent study in Japan found that DHA supplementation reduced aggression among healthy Japanese students.Read More »
Spinal Decompression, is it Right for You?
Apr 04, 2011 03:11PM ● By By Dr. Stephen H. Canuel
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is a new technology used primarily to treat disc injuries in the neck and in the low back. This safe treatment option utilizes FDA cleared equipment to apply distraction forces to spinal structures in a precise and graduated manner. Distraction is offset by cycles of partial relaxation. This technique of spinal decompression therapy, that is, unloading due to distraction and positioning, has shown the ability to gently separate the vertebrae from each other, creating a vacuum inside the discs that we are targeting. This "vacuum effect" is also known as negative intra-discal pressure.Read More »
More of What you Love!: Articles you'll only find online.
Apr 04, 2011 03:09PM
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A Conversation with Peter Rodger: Filmmaker, Author and Spiritual Seeker
Apr 04, 2011 03:08PM ● By Brett Campion
Frustrated with religious turmoil, fanaticism and fundamentalism, filmmaker Peter Rodger set out on a global quest to understand why the concept of God has become so politicized. In his stunningly beautiful, just-released documentary, Oh My God, an intriguing assortment of celebrities and ordinary people around the world share their perspectives and individual understanding of God.Read More »
Set New Year’s INTENTIONS
Apr 04, 2011 03:05PM ● By Tony Burroughs
On the eve of 2010, thousands of individuals throughout the world are set to write their New Year’s intentions using Tony Burroughs’ simple and effective methods for putting the laws of manifestation to work. Burroughs has authored nine books, including The Code: Ten Intentions for a Better World and The Intenders Handbook, and he explains that intentions are considerably more positive and powerful than New Year’s resolutions. “As Intenders, we deeply comprehend that our thoughts and words are constantly creating our future. Therefore, we state our intentions out loud every day, framing them in positive and powerful words that are most apt to produce the results we desire.”Read More »
Bring on the Beat!: Workout music pumps up motivation, while building fitness.
Apr 04, 2011 03:02PM ● By Joan McCutcheon
Who can keep their feet still and their body-motor idling while listening to Steppenwolf’s Born to Be Wild? Or, for post-Boomers, AC/DC’s T.N.T.? As Sonny and Cher sang succinctly in The Beat Goes On, “Drums keep pounding a rhythm to my brain.” Music is, indeed, the magic that can boost our heart rate, energy levels and mood—it’s a perfect workout buddy.Read More »