If you abstain from sweat and head for the confines of your air-conditioned home when summer time comes, you may want to rethink your ways. Sweating can do far more good than harm.
Ever since I’ve been a student of Ayurveda, I’ve begun paying more attention to the nuances of the seasons. It has changed my life so profoundly that frankly, I want everyone else to jump on board! Just the simple act of aligning with Mother Nature can reverse health issues, balance relationships, combat depression and anxiety, and help us lead a more purposeful life.
According to Ayurveda, the 5,000 year-old system of mind, body, and spirit holistic health, if you’re anywhere in the world where winter is transitioning into spring, it’s Kapha season. The earth is damp and it’s no coincidence that the elements associated with Kapha are water and earth.
While every living thing, whether plant, animal or human, is comprised of all five elements–ether, air, fire, water and earth–there is usually a predominance of one or two elements in each individual’s constitution. Ayurveda refers to this as your dosha, or biological humor. Today I’m focusing on the Kapha dosha so that we can strive to stay in balance during Kapha season. Kapha dosha is slow, steady, heavy, oily, cold and soft. It is responsible for structure (earth) and lubrication (water) in the body. A healthy immune system depends on Kapha.
According to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, 97% of Americans have poor heart health. Take control and boost heart health by eating organic, exercising, and consuming plenty of healthful foods.
According to researchers, sitting is associated with an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and death. The strongest correlation between sitting and disease is with the risk of type 2 diabetes. What’s more, sitting strikes approximately 92,000 people each year with avoidable cancer, namely colon and breast cancer.
An emerging theory suggests that physical activity may have helped to make early humans smarter.
A new study on physical activity that involved more than half a million participants over age 40 found that modest exercise increases life expectancy regardless of weight.
Weight loss begins with your mind. You have to first choose to lose weight and then you will. For healthy weight loss, start by thinking about what goes inside your body. It’s far more important to be healthy than it is to just lose the weight.
According to Ayurveda, exercise is not a one-size-fits-all activity, and too much rigorous exercise can be just as harmful to the body as not enough. If you know anything at all about the three doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha, it won’t be difficult to discern who’s likely getting too much exercise and who’s not getting enough. Vata dosha loves movement [...]
A ‘grounded’ human being is someone who is connected to and receives direct benefit from the infinite free electron source generated directly from our planet. Here’s the easiest way to ground yourself: Go barefoot on Earth – walk, lie down, stand, or sit in a chair with your feet on the ground for awhile each day. You could begin with just twenty minutes daily…longer and more often is even better. On damp earth or at water’s edge is best, as moisture enhances conductivity. Our tissues know how to ‘soak up’ and use these electrons so that, over time, our bodies may recharge and heal.
In this Pheonyx Feedback, Pheonyx Roldan Smith goes deeper into a conversation about Energy. He discusses how Energy Flows through ones body and practical uses for self development like Qigong. QiGong is an Asian practice of moving energy through and around your body with mindful awareness of what you bring in and what you pull [...]
(NaturalNews) Hatha yoga, the yoga of physical postures and poses known as asanas, has caught on so much in the U.S. that it’s difficult to find a town that doesn’t have a yoga training studio. In case your town is behind the times and you’re interested in pursuing yoga for health and mental/emotional equanimity, there [...]
(By Dr. Mercola)
This may come as a surprise to some, but data collected from over 60,000 Canadians show that obesity leads to more doctor visits than smoking.
The idea that being overweight can be worse for your health than smoking is likely to make many balk, considering how “normal” it has become to carry around extra pounds, but in terms of overall health effects and subsequent health care costs, it’s likely true.
Michael Auryn (NaturalSociety) Tai Chi was developed nearly one thousand years ago as a way to enhance the flow of vital energy in the body, with the health benefits of tai chi being one of the main reasons people still practice the technique today. In its earliest days, it was a secret teaching, passed down through generations of initiates.
(NaturalNews) A huge movement for natural health is underway and it is impacting the largest of all athletic events. Several USA National governing bodies that represent Olympic groups and have traditionally been dominated by conventional medicine and government based nutritional recommendations have embraced a group of natural health doctors.