How Healthy Is Your Breathing?

Upper-Chest Breathing: Lie on your back, placing one hand on your upper chest and the other on your abdomen. If the hand on your chest moves as you breathe but the one on the abdomen does not, you’re definitely a chest-breather. Anything more than slight movement in the chest is a sign of inefficient breathing. [&hellip

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3-Step Daily Mindfulness + Gratitude Practice

1. Be Grateful. Before you get out of bed in the morning, before the ‘to-do’ list comes to your mind, before you check your phone, visualize three people or things that you are grateful for in your life. Notice how the thoughts and visualization makes you feel physically and emotionally. Do you feel happy? Are [&hellip

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How Meditation Reduces Neck Pain

1. Notice the pain. Mentally note where the pain is, what it feels like, how your body is reacting to it, and so on. 2. Be present. Encourage yourself to drop into the present moment. Start by focusing on your breathing. You can do deep belly breaths or just concentrate on your inhaling and exhaling [&hellip

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The Free Life-Changing Health Trick

Daily meditation may be the smartest thing you can do to promote wellness. 1. Focus on your breath Close your eyes or softly gaze straight ahead. Breathe through your nose and gently focus on each inhalation and exhalation. 2. Choose a mantra Select one word or phrase, called a mantra, to repeat and focus on during meditation. An ideal mantra [&hellip

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7 Amazing Holistic Brain Benefits of Meditation

1. Stay Focused Learning to sustain one’s attention through mindfulness seems to improve overall ability to focus and maintain attention during everyday tasks. 2. Manage Anxiety and Depression   3. Reduce Stress Research suggests that mindfulness-meditation training not only reduces stress and anxiety following a stressful episode, but that practicing it can actually help mitigate [&hellip

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Find Your Meditation Style

If you are ready for enlightement Try vipassana: This Sanskrit word essentially means “insight.” It refers 
to a variety of meditation techniques that help the practitioner access 
a deeper level of consciousness, see “reality,” and experience impermanence. In classical vipassana, a 2,500-year-old Buddhist tradition, you 
first focus on breath awareness. Insight may come naturally, once [&hellip

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7 Ways to Find Calm

1. Start Your Day Bright   2. Crack a Smile   3. Surrender Your Cares   4. Groove to the Music   5. Brew Some Bliss   6. Let the World In   7. Kiss Yourself Goodnight Share on Facebook

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Upward Salute

1.Stand in Tadasana. Turn your arms outward (or laterally) so your palms face away from your torso and thumbs point backward. With an inhale, sweep your arms out to the sides and up toward the ceiling. 2.If you’re tighter in the shoulders, stop when your arms are approximately parallel to each other. But if possible [&hellip

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7 Ways Kids Can Fend Off Flu with Yoga

Forward Bends Downward-Facing Dog Backbends Yoga Twists Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose Pranayama Rest Share on Facebook

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3 Ways to Use Yoga in the Classroom

1. Create a daily silent moment to teach kids to regroup and reflect. 2. Cultivate their intellect and curiosity—not in the way you think! Encourage students both to ask questions and to try answering them, with the goal of getting the class comfortable with the idea that sometimes there are multiple answers and that it’s okay [&hellip

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6 Kid-Friendly Yoga Poses

1. Chair Pose Utkatasana From a standing position, bend your knees as if you were sitting in a chair. Reach your arms toward the ceiling, with your palms facing each other. BENEFITS Chair Pose builds strength in the legs, shoulders, and core while also strengthening the ankles, knees, and hips. 2. Royal Dancer (Lord of the [&hellip

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Yoga for Teens: 3 Yogic Teachings to Combat Bullying

Influence power. When you act on any of the many opportunities there are to be helpful, soothing, or in any way a positive influence in the lives of others…you’re shaping the world into something better. Be generous that way. Share the good you’ve got going on. Share a lot of it. Do nothing. Do nothing [&hellip

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WIND RELIEVING POSE

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Lying on your back, inhale both knees into your chest. Wrap the arms around the knees, holding on to opposite elbows, forearms, wrists or fingers. 2. Tuck the chin into the chest with the head on the floor. Press the sacrum and tailbone down into the floor as you pull the knees into [&hellip

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SUPINE HERO

INSTRUCTIONS 1. From a seated position on the heels, walk the feet out so that the buttocks can rest on the floor with the heels next to the hips. 2. Slowly and carefully walk the hands behind you, lowering the back towards the floor. 3. Come as low to the floor as comfortable, first lowering to the [&hellip

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SUPINE BOUND ANGLE

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Lying on your back, bend the knees and bring the bottoms of the feet together. Bring the feet to the floor with the heels close to the hips. Let the knees open wide apart. 2. Inhale and slide the arms along the floor up over your head. Place the palms together, crossing the [&hellip

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