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use these exercises to strengthen the core and energize from the inside out

Strengthening your core can prevent and treat back pain, it can give your body more stability and balance and it can keep you trim around your middle, which can help prevent certain health conditions. Core-Strengthening Exercises Begin by lying down

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exploration with touch: using physical sensations in the body as an object for meditation

Previously we were introduced to the concept of using the five senses as focal points in meditation practice. This week we begin our exploration with touch, or physical sensation. Whenever we sit (or walk, or lie down) in meditation, our

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limber up with a yoga class! From beginner to advanced, all have something to gain…

You go to a yoga class for the first time, you look around the room and you say “Wow, these people are flexible! I’ll never be able to do that!” You try some poses, and you’re right. You can’t go

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dinacharya (part x) Vyayama – Exercise and its many benefits…

All human beings in this world are provided only twenty four hours in a day but, some find time to do most things while others grumble to be too busy with no time for even the routine activities. It is

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pitta lunch recipes: Balance your dosha with these tasty meals!

We’ve covered the basics of the pitta dosha and pitta diet previous posts. Let’s now create some effortless recipes that keep the pitta dosha balanced, and provide you with wholesome nutrition. Chicken in lemongrass and coconut sauce 2 chicken breasts

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did you know that doing yoga can lower your blood pressure?

High blood pressure can be a serious health problem that has the potential to cause a heart attack or stroke. While your doctor might recommend you take medication, many people would like to find more natural ways to lower their

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seated forward bend (paschimottanasana)

Seated Forward Bend, or Paschimottanasana in Sanskrit, is a very relaxing pose that can help you deal with stress and help you sleep, among many other benefits. However, it can be a stressful pose if you have tight hamstrings or

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why men should practice yoga…

Yoga Journal’s 2008 “Yoga in America” study found that 72.2 percent of yoga practitioners are women and 27.8 percent are men. While men seem to be gaining interest in this practice, it is still dominated by women. As a woman,

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meditation and the five senses – Letting go of your sensory inputs and looking inward

“The senses are like a mirror. Turned outward, they reflect the outside; turned inward, they reflect pure light. By themselves the senses are innocent, but when allowed to turn outside they attract everything and transfer those messages to the mind,

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downward dog lunges and splits – Relieve back pain and strengthen the core at the same time.

Today we’ll start in Downward Facing Dog pose and turn it into a more intense workout. Of course, you should be comfortable and strong in Downward Facing Dog itself first before moving on to these exercises. Start in Downward Facing

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