Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana): A Step-By-Step Tutorial with Variations
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by Tonya Wetzel
3d ago
Like many other yoga poses, Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana in Sanskrit) is named after the animal it resembles. The King Cobra can lift the top third of its body four feet off the ground! The hooded face of a cobra and its authoritative stance make it one intimidating animal, and we mimic the lift and shape of the King Cobra when we practice this pose. Like its namesake, this yoga pose, or asana, is powerful. It’s beginner-friendly yet still beneficial for all level practitioners. Bhujangasana Cobra Pose opens your chest, increases your spinal mobility, tones the core, and strengthens your back (al ..read more
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Practice These 7 Yoga Poses to Help Relieve Neck Pain
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by Leah Sugerman
3d ago
On average, how much time per day do you spend looking at a screen? Whether it’s checking your phone for Facebook notifications, working on a laptop, or watching Netflix on your tablet, you likely spend a great deal of your day looking down at some sort of technical device. Thus, the dreaded tech neck occurs. As people continue to spend more and more time looking at devices, neck pain in our society has exponentially increased as a result. Read on for a photo tutorial of yoga poses to help relieve neck pain. Tech Neck? Here are 8 Yoga Poses for Neck and Shoulder Tension (Video):     ..read more
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Step Away From the Cookies! Try This Delicious Mint Thins Flavored Protein Shake Instead
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by Morgan Casavant
3d ago
Girl Scout cookies are everywhere and everyone craves the Mint Thins! But have you seen the nutrition label?! Yikes! Listen, there is nothing wrong with enjoying the occassional treat, but when there’s a healthy alternative out there that’s equally as delicious without the 25% saturated fat and 10g of sugar per 4 cookie serving, you know we’ve got to tell you about it! This mint thins flavored protein shake is the perfect blend of chocolate and mint and a nourishing sweet treat with the added benefit of protein! This vegan protein shake recipe hits all of those thin mint cravings without any ..read more
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Sleep Hygiene? Yes, It’s a Thing! Try This for a Restful Night’s Sleep, Every Night
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by Ashton August
3d ago
Sleep hygiene refers to a set of practices and habits that promote good, quality sleep. These practices in turn create an optimal sleep environment that contributes to restful and uninterrupted sleep. Sounds pretty nice, doesn’t it? Luckily sleep hygiene is something anyone can attain. It just takes a little knowledge and know-how to get started, and that’s what this article is for. Sleep hygiene is all about cultivating positive before-bed habits and creating an environment that makes your journey to dreamland smooth and enjoyable.   Quality sleep is not a luxury; it’s a fundamental ne ..read more
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Sleep Hygiene? Yes, It’s a Thing! Try This for a Restful Night’s Sleep, Every Night
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by Ashton August
3w ago
Sleep hygiene refers to a set of practices and habits that promote good, quality sleep. These practices in turn create an optimal sleep environment that contributes to restful and uninterrupted sleep. Sounds pretty nice, doesn’t it? Luckily sleep hygiene is something anyone can attain. It just takes a little knowledge and know-how to get started, and that’s what this article is for. Sleep hygiene is all about cultivating positive before-bed habits and creating an environment that makes your journey to dreamland smooth and enjoyable.   Quality sleep is not a luxury; it’s a fundamental ne ..read more
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Eating These 7 Foods Can Help Prevent Uterine Fibroids (And What to Avoid)
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by Alison Rosenstock
3w ago
Many women have or will experience uterine fibroids in their lifetime. Luckily, there are natural preventative measures that you can take to prevent or slow fibroid growth. One way? Adopting a uterine fibroid diet that eliminates certain foods while eating more of other types of foods. Fibroids are benign tumors that develop in the uterine wall, while endometriosis involves the growth of endometrial-like tissue (similar to uterine tissue) outside the uterus (where it shouldn’t be). It is important to note that endometriosis and fibroids are two separate medical conditions. Uterine fibroids ar ..read more
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When You Feel Stressed, These 7 Nervous System Regulation Techniques Will Help
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by Ahlia Biondi
1M ago
If you have ever experienced stress in your life, then you need nervous system regulation. Can you list the four main stress responses? A stress response can be related to physical, chemical and/or emotional stress. More than likely, you know of at least two types of stress responses: fight and flight. And perhaps you added freeze. Those three responses are somewhat self explanatory. The fourth main stress response is known as fawn. The fawn stress response can be explained as someone who, when feeling pressured or attacked, will deflect their own needs in order to take care of another, often ..read more
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31 Self-Reflection Journal Prompts to Start Your New Year With Intention
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by Tonya Wetzel
1M ago
Self-reflection journaling helps you close out the year and start your new year with intention. It’s the time of year that we hear a lot about making New Year’s Resolutions. Gyms, dieticians, life coaches and yoga studios offer “New Year, New You” specials. Most resolutions are hastily made and broken within the first few weeks of January anyway, and journaling is a great way to move into the year ahead.       The Vast Benefits of Self-Reflection Journaling: If journaling makes you think of your pre-teen years where you confided your darkest secrets and crushes to your diary w ..read more
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10 Mantras Yoga Teachers Should Use to Inspire Their Students
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by beYogi
2M ago
Mantras for yoga teachers are designed to empower and inspire you throughout your entire teaching journey. If you’re a teacher, have you worked with mantras for your instructing? Have you used mantras as a teacher to boost your self-confidence, keep yourself motivated, or to inspire your next class? Mantras are a great tool for you to enjoy before you teach a yoga class. They are a way to spread mindfulness to your students, but they also deeply ground you as the instructor. Mantras for yoga teachers allow us to slow down and enjoy the moment with our students, no matter what any of us are fa ..read more
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Interested In Mindfulness Meditation? Here’s How to Get Started (From a Meditation Coach)
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by Erik Vienneau
2M ago
Mindfulness meditation is present moment awareness with non-attachment. It is the basic premise of meditation, but with the added practice of mindfulness, which helps keep the mind focused and calm. Mindfulness meditation for beginners is a wonderful topic, because it means that you are interested in exploring or starting a meditation practice for yourself. This journey brings with it an immense and vast array of benefits for your mind. Your emotional and mental health will benefit, as will your ability to concentrate and stay focused.     Mindfulness meditation also activates your ..read more
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