6 Yoga Tips for Beginners

6 Yoga Tips for Beginners

Gloria Ives

Gloria Ives

Has yoga crossed your mind? You're informed it's a worthwhile practice, but now what? How do you find a studio or know what style that's right for you? What the heck is Kripalu? Everyone starts in the same boat. It can be intimidating the first couple times, but over time you will be comfortable. Here are six tips I discovered over the years..

Has yoga crossed your mind? You're informed it's a worthwhile practice, but now what? How do you find a studio or know what style that's right for you? What the heck is Kripalu? Everyone starts in the same boat. It can be intimidating the first couple times, but over time you will be comfortable. Here are six tips I discovered over the years in yoga to help you start your practice. Where Do I Practice..

Staying Motivated

Staying Motivated

Kevin Cornell

Kevin Cornell

Maintaining your motivation to create is actually a long-term endeavor. Starting out can be tough, but with discipline and consistency you will eventually reach a point where staying motivated only requires minimal daily maintenance—a simple matter of learning to make the right choices at the right time. Of course, everyone is different,..

Maintaining your motivation to create is actually a long-term endeavor. Starting out can be tough, but with discipline and consistency you will eventually reach a point where staying motivated only requires minimal daily maintenance—a simple matter of learning to make the right choices at the right time. Of course, everyone is different, and each person will have their own unique formula to propel..

Awesome-Morning Stretches

Awesome-Morning Stretches

Michele Foley

Michele Foley

Instead of hitting the snooze button in the morning, take the extra 10 minutes to stretch. It's a great way to energize the morning and ease away any stress or tension from the previous day or a funky sleeping position. Try this easy stretching sequence when you wake up to get your blood flowing and your body primed for the day. Upward Stretch..

Instead of hitting the snooze button in the morning, take the extra 10 minutes to stretch. It's a great way to energize the morning and ease away any stress or tension from the previous day or a funky sleeping position. Try this easy stretching sequence when you wake up to get your blood flowing and your body primed for the day. Upward Stretch Greet the morning by raising your arms towards the sky;..

Finding Your Inner Peace

Finding Your Inner Peace

I Need Motivation

I Need Motivation

Don't you find life to always be filled with stress? Doesn't it seem like there is always something that happens which encompasses our entire attention, and thus drain our positive energy? As our society grows more and more complex, finding true peace becomes more like trying to find an oasis in the desert. My life is a busy one as well, as..

Don't you find life to always be filled with stress? Doesn't it seem like there is always something that happens which encompasses our entire attention, and thus drain our positive energy? As our society grows more and more complex, finding true peace becomes more like trying to find an oasis in the desert. My life is a busy one as well, as running a company and all of the stress & demands that..

How to Live Life to the Fullest

How to Live Life to the Fullest

Life Hack

Life Hack

You only live once, and life is tragically short. It's easy to look at people who are happy and assume they don't understand your pain. The older you get, the more you realize that happiness takes work. People who smile in public have been through every bit as much as people who cry, frown, scream, etc. They just have the courage and strength..

You only live once, and life is tragically short. It's easy to look at people who are happy and assume they don't understand your pain. The older you get, the more you realize that happiness takes work. People who smile in public have been through every bit as much as people who cry, frown, scream, etc. They just have the courage and strength to smile through it anyway. So how do you ensure you're..

How to Deal With Long Distance Relationships

How to Deal With Long Distance Relationships

Wiki How

Wiki How

Have a discussion with your partner. All relationships — long-distance or not — benefit from open communication. Before committing to be long-distance, you and your partner should have a serious discussion about how the relationship will work. What are your hopes and expectations for the relationship? What are your fears? How often do..

Have a discussion with your partner. All relationships — long-distance or not — benefit from open communication. Before committing to be long-distance, you and your partner should have a serious discussion about how the relationship will work. What are your hopes and expectations for the relationship? What are your fears? How often do you expect to check in with each other? Do you expect to communicate..

In Pursuit of Happiness

In Pursuit of Happiness

Spiritual Experiences

Spiritual Experiences

I saw a bumper sticker the other day and it rather niggled me. Anyone who drives a car will eventually see this one. The bumper sticker is "Free Tibet.". Now, before you start hollering as to why I would find such an innocent and caring bumper sticker a bit annoying, let me finish. First of all, of course Tibet should be free, we should all..

I saw a bumper sticker the other day and it rather niggled me. Anyone who drives a car will eventually see this one. The bumper sticker is "Free Tibet.". Now, before you start hollering as to why I would find such an innocent and caring bumper sticker a bit annoying, let me finish. First of all, of course Tibet should be free, we should all be free! It's not really the bumper sticker that annoys me,..

Ancient Yoga In India

Ancient Yoga In India

Health and Yoga

Health and Yoga

Yoga is described as the ancient discipline of performing various body postures to cleanse body and mind for purity and strength. In ancient times, the various body postures called "asana" used to help in meditation, health, strength and above all development of the mind with soul. Yoga originated long time back in India where it is still..

Yoga is described as the ancient discipline of performing various body postures to cleanse body and mind for purity and strength. In ancient times, the various body postures called "asana" used to help in meditation, health, strength and above all development of the mind with soul. Yoga originated long time back in India where it is still considered as the epitome of yoga learning. It is not essentially..

7 Things Successful Singles Do Differently

7 Things Successful Singles Do Differently

Are you single and frustrated with going out on dates but not finding "the one"? Approximately 46% of the adult population is single, and since 85% eventually marry, it is clear that most people prefer to be in a long-term relationship with someone special. Successful singles do certain things that enable them to find their perfect match...

Are you single and frustrated with going out on dates but not finding "the one"? Approximately 46% of the adult population is single, and since 85% eventually marry, it is clear that most people prefer to be in a long-term relationship with someone special. Successful singles do certain things that enable them to find their perfect match. So what do they do different that makes them successful? Positive..

The Joy of Letting Go of Stress

The Joy of Letting Go of Stress

Zen Habits

Zen Habits

The holiday season can generally be one of the most stressful times of year. That's on top of most families being so stressed they aren't able to spend quality time together. Is stress building up in you? Is it lowering the quality of your life a bit? Try this right now: pause in your busy day for a moment to notice how you feel. Is your jaw..

The holiday season can generally be one of the most stressful times of year. That's on top of most families being so stressed they aren't able to spend quality time together. Is stress building up in you? Is it lowering the quality of your life a bit? Try this right now: pause in your busy day for a moment to notice how you feel. Is your jaw clenched, your shoulders tight, your body tensed? Do you..

Blood Pressure: How Low to Go?

Blood Pressure: How Low to Go?

medicine net

medicine net

When it comes to treating high blood pressure, lower is better, a new study shows. The study, which was stopped early on Friday because the results were so clear and positive for one group of patients, found that getting high blood pressure back down to normal levels—at least 120/80—dramatically cuts the risk of heart attacks, strokes,..

When it comes to treating high blood pressure, lower is better, a new study shows. The study, which was stopped early on Friday because the results were so clear and positive for one group of patients, found that getting high blood pressure back down to normal levels—at least 120/80—dramatically cuts the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and deaths compared to currently recommended BP targets. "Monday..

Our Lives are So Over-Scheduled

Our Lives are So Over-Scheduled

Jeannette Moninger

Jeannette Moninger

Relax. You deserve it, it's good for you, and it takes less time than you think. You don't need a spa weekend or a retreat. Each of these stress-relieving tips can get you from OMG to om in less than 15 minutes. 1. Meditate A few minutes of practice per day can help ease anxiety. "Research suggests that daily meditation may alter the brain's..

Relax. You deserve it, it's good for you, and it takes less time than you think. You don't need a spa weekend or a retreat. Each of these stress-relieving tips can get you from OMG to om in less than 15 minutes. 1. Meditate A few minutes of practice per day can help ease anxiety. "Research suggests that daily meditation may alter the brain's neural pathways, making you more resilient to stress," says..

Practical Steps to Inner Peace

Practical Steps to Inner Peace

Barrie Davenport

Barrie Davenport

Unflappable. That is such a wonderfully descriptive word. I have known some truly unflappable people. They exude an inner calm even in the most trying circumstances. They are fully present with everyone — gentle and accepting of themselves and others. They are slow to anger. I often think about Atticus Finch in my favorite book, To Kill..

Unflappable. That is such a wonderfully descriptive word. I have known some truly unflappable people. They exude an inner calm even in the most trying circumstances. They are fully present with everyone — gentle and accepting of themselves and others. They are slow to anger. I often think about Atticus Finch in my favorite book, To Kill a Mocking Bird. He is a role model of inner peace for me. There's..

Tips for Bonding With a New Cat

Tips for Bonding With a New Cat

Jet Perreault

Jet Perreault

When most people get a new cat, they do so to have a companion. The problem is that cats frequently get the reputation of being solitary creatures that don't care too much about bonding with their humans. The good news is that although a few cats may feel that way, it all depends on the cat. Generally speaking, cats can be fairly social and..

When most people get a new cat, they do so to have a companion. The problem is that cats frequently get the reputation of being solitary creatures that don't care too much about bonding with their humans. The good news is that although a few cats may feel that way, it all depends on the cat. Generally speaking, cats can be fairly social and easily bond with at least one member of the family. While..

6 Home Remedies for Muscle Fatigue

6 Home Remedies for Muscle Fatigue

Gabbie Schnitz

Gabbie Schnitz

Muscle fatigue is a common complaint after strenuous exercise or physically-demanding work. It is characterized by tiredness and pain in specific ligaments, tendons, and fascia (i.e., the soft tissues that connect the bones, muscles, and organs). While muscle pain can be symptomatic of infections and disorders, it is most commonly caused by..

Muscle fatigue is a common complaint after strenuous exercise or physically-demanding work. It is characterized by tiredness and pain in specific ligaments, tendons, and fascia (i.e., the soft tissues that connect the bones, muscles, and organs). While muscle pain can be symptomatic of infections and disorders, it is most commonly caused by tension, injury, or overuse of muscles. Muscle fatigue isn't..

The Fitness Placebo: Can you really think yourself

The Fitness Placebo: Can you really think yourself fit?

Tim Newman

Tim Newman

How fit do you think you are? The answer may be important for your health. Breaking research finds that simply believing that you do not exercise enough might shorten your life, regardless of your actual activity levels. Are the psychologic and physiologic aspects of fitness more entwined than we thought? Exercising and staying fit is, of..

How fit do you think you are? The answer may be important for your health. Breaking research finds that simply believing that you do not exercise enough might shorten your life, regardless of your actual activity levels. Are the psychologic and physiologic aspects of fitness more entwined than we thought? Exercising and staying fit is, of course, important for living a long and healthy life. However,..

Learn how to naturally mitigate back pain without

Learn how to naturally mitigate back pain without drugs or chemicals

Amy Goodrich

Amy Goodrich

Nearly 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their life, using paracetamol as their first go-to medicine to soothe the pain. However, a recent study published in The BMJ (British Medical Journal) found that paracetamol is one of the most ineffective ways to treat back pain and osteoarthritis, and it increase the..

Nearly 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their life, using paracetamol as their first go-to medicine to soothe the pain. However, a recent study published in The BMJ (British Medical Journal) found that paracetamol is one of the most ineffective ways to treat back pain and osteoarthritis, and it increase the risk of liver issues. As paraphrased by the BBC, Dr. Christian..

Broccoli: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Broccoli: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Megan Ware

Megan Ware

These little mini trees are notorious for being pushed off the plates of kids around the world, but broccoli's reputation as one of the healthiest veggies still rings true. Broccoli belongs to the cruciferous vegetable family, which includes kale, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, cabbage, collard greens, rutabaga and turnips. These..

These little mini trees are notorious for being pushed off the plates of kids around the world, but broccoli's reputation as one of the healthiest veggies still rings true. Broccoli belongs to the cruciferous vegetable family, which includes kale, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, cabbage, collard greens, rutabaga and turnips. These nutrition powerhouses supply loads of nutrients for little..

Best And Worst Exercises For Your Heart

Best And Worst Exercises For Your Heart

Arthur Agatston

Arthur Agatston

Not all workouts are heart healthy. Here's which exercises one cardiologist says guarantees a lifetime of cardiovascular fitness. Some days it seems I answer more questions about sports injuries than I do about heart health. It's partly because my patients know I'm pretty active (golf, tennis, Pilates...), but also because many people don't..

Not all workouts are heart healthy. Here's which exercises one cardiologist says guarantees a lifetime of cardiovascular fitness. Some days it seems I answer more questions about sports injuries than I do about heart health. It's partly because my patients know I'm pretty active (golf, tennis, Pilates...), but also because many people don't realize that while some activities are good for your heart,..

Only Fools Rush Love

Only Fools Rush Love

Jo Craven McGinty

Jo Craven McGinty

Formula offers guidance in how many relationships are needed before the ideal partner materializes. Mathematicians can't help themselves. They want to reduce everything to a formula. Even love. So listen up, lonely hearts: With Valentine's Day approaching, if you are wondering how many relationships must come and go in your search for an ideal..

Formula offers guidance in how many relationships are needed before the ideal partner materializes. Mathematicians can't help themselves. They want to reduce everything to a formula. Even love. So listen up, lonely hearts: With Valentine's Day approaching, if you are wondering how many relationships must come and go in your search for an ideal mate, there is a formula for that. The solution uses probability..

What Are Calories?

What Are Calories?

Jessie Szalay

Jessie Szalay

A calorie is a unit of energy. Historically, scientists have defined "calorie" to mean a unit of energy or heat that could come from a variety of sources, such as coal or gas. In a nutritional sense, all types of food — whether they are fats, proteins, carbohydrates or sugars — are important sources of calories, which people need to live..

A calorie is a unit of energy. Historically, scientists have defined "calorie" to mean a unit of energy or heat that could come from a variety of sources, such as coal or gas. In a nutritional sense, all types of food — whether they are fats, proteins, carbohydrates or sugars — are important sources of calories, which people need to live and function. "Our brains, our muscles — every cell in..

The Yoga Paradox: How Yoga Can Cause Pain

The Yoga Paradox: How Yoga Can Cause Pain and Treat It

Evangelos Pappas

Evangelos Pappas

Yoga carries with it a higher than expected risk of a painful wrist, elbow and shoulder, possibly due to poses like downward dog, new research suggests. But it's not all bad news. The same study adds to growing evidence yoga can help manage low back and neck pain. These findings highlight the complex relationship between yoga and musculoskeletal..

Yoga carries with it a higher than expected risk of a painful wrist, elbow and shoulder, possibly due to poses like downward dog, new research suggests. But it's not all bad news. The same study adds to growing evidence yoga can help manage low back and neck pain. These findings highlight the complex relationship between yoga and musculoskeletal pain, the second most common cause of disability worldwide...

Short-term fasting may improve health

Short-term fasting may improve health

Mitch Leslie

Mitch Leslie

After years of fasting, the Buddha's "legs were like bamboo sticks, his backbone was like a rope, his chest was like an incomplete roof of a house, his eyes sank right inside, like stones in a deep well," according to one account. The Buddha didn't get what he wanted from this extreme fasting—enlightenment—but a new study suggests that..

After years of fasting, the Buddha's "legs were like bamboo sticks, his backbone was like a rope, his chest was like an incomplete roof of a house, his eyes sank right inside, like stones in a deep well," according to one account. The Buddha didn't get what he wanted from this extreme fasting—enlightenment—but a new study suggests that a diet that replicates some effects of milder deprivation may..

Keys to Healthy Weight Loss

Keys to Healthy Weight Loss

Berkeley Wellness

Berkeley Wellness

Fad diets tend to have lots of very restrictive or complex rules, which give the impression that they carry scientific heft, when, in reality, the reason they often work (at least in the short term) is that they simply eliminate entire food groups, so you automatically cut out calories. Moreover, the rules are almost always hard to stick to..

Fad diets tend to have lots of very restrictive or complex rules, which give the impression that they carry scientific heft, when, in reality, the reason they often work (at least in the short term) is that they simply eliminate entire food groups, so you automatically cut out calories. Moreover, the rules are almost always hard to stick to and, when you stop, you regain the lost weight. Rather than..