It’s too bad our problems don’t stay behind with our shoes when we step into the yoga studio. Too often, we get on the mat feeling overwhelmed with worry or stymied by a relationship conflict or in need of an energy boost. But the right class can leave us feeling clearer, lighter, and refreshed. Credit the stress-busting powers of a good workout? Sure. But the ancient yogis, and many teachers today, would also chalk this up to the unique way that yoga poses and breathwork mov
Skip the trendy workout yoga classes and commit to a high-quality practice. Most yoga classes are great exercise, but to say yoga is only a workout is like saying music is only a sound. Do you stare at the clock during your workout waiting for it to end? Or maybe you space out, staring glossy-eyed at a big-screen television while you step, run or elliptical your evening away. Exercise trends such as Zumba, Tae Bo, Jazzercise, P90X and Insanity come and go. Many styles of yoga
There are a few essential principles to keep in mind to maximize the benefits of yoga. Follow them to get better at your practice and stick longer with yoga. 1. Keep The Commitment Being Committed to Regular Practice Will Help you Get Better Results It takes a lot of discipline to stick to yoga practice. A good way to be consistent is to choose a designated place and time for your practice – preferably a quiet area where there is solitude and peace. Once you commence your dai
We all do it from time to time. Sleep in on days off. Pull an all-nighter, then head to work after just a few hours’ sleep. Catch an afternoon nap to make up for lost shut-eye. Load up on coffee or soda to fight drowsiness.
But if these patterns become habitual, they could be a sign of more serious problems and/or put your health at risk, experts say.
“Sleep quality and duration should be considered a vital sign, as they are strong indicators of overall health and quality
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A new study shows that your grandmother was right all along. There are certain steps you can take, like getting the proper amount of sleep, to minimize your sick days this year. A new study confirms what our grandmothers have been telling us for a long time: The less sleep you get, the more likely it is that you'll get sick. The study, published by the Sleep Research Society and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (in a journal conveniently named SLEEP) shows that people w
Mindfulness: What It Can Do for You? Use of the meditation - based practice to relieve stress is growing at work, home and school. Sept. 24, 2015 -- In the cavernous gymnasium at Robert W. Coleman Elementary School in Baltimore, dozens of third, fourth, and fifth-graders sit on yoga mats -- legs crossed, eyes closed, palms loosely open and facing upward on their knees. At the front of the room, a young man guides them through a series of breathing exercises, yoga poses, and m
Doctors say 16 year-old's kidney infection caused by drinking three cups of green tea every day for three months in a bid to lose weight. The girl ordered two boxes of 100 teabags online, and most of the ingredients were written in Chinese. It is the drink of choice for the health-conscious, but doctors have warned of the hidden dangers of green tea after a teenage girl who drank three cups a day for three months contracted acute hepatitis. The 16-year-old complained to her G
Focusing on early childhood health is our best defense against the obesity epidemic. Obesity rates in Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Utah are on the rise, while rates in other states are holding steady, according to a new report on the state of obesity in America from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report paid particular attention to children's health, noting that it's easier to prevent obesity than to fight it in adults. E
You may know that your genetic makeup, what you eat, how often you exercise -- and even stress -- affect your weight and health. But, did you know that how much sleep you get -- too much or too little -- also can affect body weight and health? If you're trying to slim down or even maintain your weight, getting your zzzz's is just as important as hitting the gym. National Sleep Foundation Recommendations
The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults and kids get the followi