This week, Deepak Chopra and Oprah launched their 21 Day Meditation Challenge which was largely marketed through Facebook. The aim of the three week campaign is to allow subscribers (at no charge) to embark on a "journey to perfect health." Sure, that sounds great in theory, but is there any truth to it? Can this ancient practice actually improve your life? Let's take a look at all of the evidence so that you can draw your own conclusions. Improved Mental Health Amazingly, there ... Continue Reading
Meditation can lead to health benefits, an increased sense of well-being, and even better sleep.
By practicing yoga, you can get flexible, become spiritual, and release stress.
Not everyone can bed like a pretzel, so why should you start practicing yoga? Stress: Yoga helps the “stress” factor. With the bombardment of stimulation from electronics, crowds, traffic, and the hustle and bustle of daily life, yoga provides us with much-needed down time. It teaches relaxation, relaxes the nervous system ,and offers us a quiet time to turn inward. Yoga is extremely restorative in helping release the build up of chronic tension that we get from too much time on ... Continue Reading
Instruction on proper breathing techniques and benefits to emotional and physical health through the holidays and beyond.
Time seems to accelerate in November and December each year. Thoughts turn to buying the perfect holiday gifts, planning parties and hosting out of town guests. The to-do list becomes endless and this is often where stress begins to escalate. If simplifying your routine and setting realistic goals seems impossible, try this one simple thing to deal with holiday stress and anxiety. Breathe Breath is the key to life. It’s also the one body function most taken for granted. We often ... Continue Reading
Plan your next ecotravel vacation for your family with these tips and destinations.
People are making more and more environmentally responsible decisions in their day-to-day lives, therefore, it’s only natural that families are looking for ways to plan a great getaway without having to worry about the size of their carbon footprint. Fortunately, many locales are advertising themselves as eco-destinations, making it even easier for families to ecotravel. Camping and Backpacking The time-tested adventure of camping and backpacking allows families to experience and ... Continue Reading
Buy quality, green yoga clothing and equipment without a huge impact on the environment.
In a recent article by Tara, she offered suggestions on how to “Green Up Your Wardrobe” and I’d like to further this by offering you the best in yoga apparel that are green, stylish and highly coveted.There are a large number of yoga apparel and product companies out there. It can be overwhelming. Sometimes it's simpler to walk into a discount store, grab a mat, a yoga towel, and some very decent yoga clothing at a low cost.The problem with doing this is you scrimp on quality. Have you ... Continue Reading