Exercise and Fitness
More and more we seem to strive for (and reward) extreme exercise. Pushing beyond our limits. Challenging ourselves to climb higher, run faster and farther, hop till you drop, “Just Do It”!
We scoff to think that a quiet walk in Nature, a leisurely bike ride or a gentle yoga class could keep us healthy and fit. Ayurveda would disagree. I wrote an article a while back called “All Exercise is Not Created Equal”. Please check it out to see how the different doshas are affected by exercise and Ayurveda’s recommendations.
Grounding yourself is a mechanism by which you’re able to stabilize your energies, center your mind, and focus on the moment. As a result, you’re able to take a deep breath, step back, and focus on you for that very moment – no matter the time and place.
New research from the Georgia Institute of Technology finds that younger adults who lift weights not only strengthen their muscles but their brains, too. The best part: It only takes a session or two to get the benefits of better memory.
It’s no secret that yoga can aid mental well-being. What is more, it can help soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to new research.
A FitScope is intuitive fitness advice based on numerology. A simple calculation helps you incorporate optimized fitness into your life with ease and grace.
People who sit for prolonged periods, for example office workers at a desk, have a higher chance of experiencing negative health conditions but a study by scientists at Indiana University suggests that just 3 walks of 5 minutes distributed throughout 3 hours of prolonged sitting reverses harm caused to leg arteries.
This is the final video in a 7-part series by Vicki Howie of simple yoga poses and movements that heal and balance your chakras. We’ve now made our way up to the 7th chakra. Also known as the crown chakra, this center represents the most rarefied aspect of your energy field. Up here, it’s all about consciousness and spirit, so not surprisingly, the yoga pose related to this area is one of stillness.
Many people are on a look out for realistic weight loss methods that promise reduction in weight quickly. The long processes of weight loss are actually becoming the main reason for people to lose interest in such plans and routines and thus ignore many steps among the ones that they have to necessarily perform. There […]
Excess sitting may lead to physical health problems, but studies show it may harm your mental health as well. Science now shows us that temporary vigorous exercise cannot compensate for the damage incurred by prolonged daily sitting.
The 6th chakra is the home of feminine intuition, that deep knowingness that women have that surpasses — or bypasses, depending on how you feel about it — mere logic.
The important thing to realize about heart opening is that it’s totally natural for our spirit and utterly unnatural for our body. The latter is due to the fact that we have so many heart-closing daily activities in our culture. The main problem is that we sit in chairs most of the time. We even sit in one as we drive!
After years of working with my yoga students and life coach clients, I’ve learned that 3rd chakra tends to be the problem spot. It’s the place where a lot of people – especially women and people who consider themselves “spiritual” – lose their chakra power.
I must admit I have a soft spot for the sacral chakra. It’s the home of the Divine Feminine, and it represents the goddess energy that is badly needed on this planet. Doing second chakra poses boosts your fertility, creativity and sensuality.
Shoes are one thing and running shoes are another. In case you are thinking about purchasing a pair of running shoes, the first thing that you must remember is that style is not the only thing that you should consider. Kids particularly see nothing more in shoes than how stylish the pair is. Parents must […]