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Your Stress Could Be Killing You

When the mind feels stress, it affects everything in your body. Your muscles and your nervous system are two of the most affected areas. Also strongly affected by stress are your hormones. Reducing your stress levels can give you a new lease on life. [Read More…]

Are You Getting Enough Hugs?

Hugs are often reserved for special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, or holiday gatherings. Most of us do not hug daily. As a result we become islands unto ourselves, devoid of human contact. By reintroducing hugging to your life, you can experience a multitude of benefits, emotional and physical. If you are in need of a hug, ask for one! [Read More…]

How To: Meditation Tips for Beginners

Many people ask how to meditate to relax. It is very hard to relax the mind when the body is fidgety, so meditation is often combined with yoga to address working out the physical effects of stress on our bodies in order to prepare us for meditation. [Read More…]

What is the Best Type of Yoga?

Some people consider Vinyasa yoga to be a more ‘advanced’ form of yoga because it requires a good deal of concentration and strength to move in and out of poses. Other people believe that Hatha yoga is more ‘advanced’ because when you pay attention to each and every pose which may be held for longer periods, you tend to find mental challenges arise – an intended bringing forth of personal struggle, if you will. [Read More…]

How Does Buddhism Relate to Meditation and Yoga?

Buddhism, meditation, and yoga are very closely intertwined. Certainly you can practice yoga or meditation without subscribing to the philosophy of Buddhism. However, in order to practice either of the two, you also exercise many parts of the philosophy of Buddhism. [Read More…]