Have you ever seen those funny videos of people doing yoga?
The people in those videos are actually onto something, though!
Yoga is the best way to get in shape and relieve stress, plus it has all this history behind it from ancient times (even more than our grandparents!).
Let me tell you about Hatha Yoga: what exactly that means and how practicing can benefit your health and make you a more loving person!
The word "Hatha" comes from two Sanskrit words that mean "forceful" or "active." Thus, the name was given because Hatha Yoga focuses on physical poses that require strength and flexibility.
Hatha Yoga is a form of yoga that aims to calm your body and mind for meditation. Hatha Yoga can be done in many different ways, but all practices will have similar goals. Hatha Yoga may also refer to physical postures from one type of yoga practice like Ashtanga or Vinyasa.
Hatha yoga is one of the most popular styles because it combines physical poses (asana)...
Have you ever been so stressed and anxious that you couldn't breathe?
Have you noticed that your day-to-day life is affected by your emotions?
Unfortunately, this is a common problem in our society.
When we are stressed or anxious, our breathing becomes shallow and irregular.
Shallow breathing can lead to many problems, including heart disease, anxiety attacks, insomnia, high blood pressure, and even stroke!
Breath awareness meditation is an easy way to reconnect with your body and promote better breathing through mindfulness of the breath. It's as simple as taking a few deep breaths each day as you observe how it feels in your nose, mouth, and belly.
The more you practice this type of mindfulness meditation, the better you will become at controlling your stress levels by being in the moment instead of letting yourself get carried away by stressful thoughts about the past or future.
You'll also start to notice that you have more energy throughout the day because...
It's essential to get your mood right in the morning because it sets the tone for your entire day. If you want to start your day off right, then we recommend trying some yoga as part of your waking up routine.
Most people don't do yoga first thing in the morning because they think it takes too much time and effort to be worth it. This isn't true at all!
We have a bunch of quick and easy poses here that are great for beginners and can help improve your mood quickly so you can feel more energized throughout the rest of your day.
Here are some of our favorite Morning Yoga poses for beginners and for the seasoned Yogi.
Choose just a couple poses and do a 15 minute morning yoga; it will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to tackle anything!
Having a morning yoga routine is a great way to start the day. It will help you wake up, feel more energized, and stay focused throughout your day.
Morning yoga helps reduce stress levels in...
Starting the day with stress and anxiety is a recipe for disaster.
The morning can be filled with stress, but it doesn’t have to be! You need to start your day off on the right foot to keep a calm and happy mind throughout your day.
Morning meditation practices are the best ways to help you relax and get into a calm state before starting your daily activities.
The morning has the power to set your mood for the day. A recent study found that people who practiced morning meditation were more calm and happy throughout their day.
This is because morning meditation can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression while also improving self-awareness and creativity.
If you don’t have time for an entire 20-minute mindfulness meditation session, try some short breathing exercises or listen to an audio track while getting ready in the morning.
In this blog post, we will discuss different morning meditation and mindfulness tips to help...
For those who are new to yoga, it can be hard to know where to begin. There are so many different types of yoga classes and styles that it is difficult to know which one will work best for you.
Many people decide they want to start practicing yoga because they heard about the physical benefits, such as lower stress levels and a greater sense of calmness in their lives.
However, there are also mental benefits that come from practicing yoga as well.
For example, regular meditation or mindfulness techniques can help reduce anxiety and depression while improving focus and concentration during your everyday activities.
The great thing about these yoga practices is that anyone can do them!
No matter what type of yoga class you choose, all forms of yoga incorporate breath awareness into their routines.
However, this still doesn't answer the question of which yoga practice is best for your lifestyle?
Let's break down the different styles of Yoga and describe the benefits and differences!
The term holistic medicine can be a little confusing.
It's not really about alternative medicines but more about the mind-body connection and how you can use nature to heal yourself.
While you might be aware of holistic medicine practices like homeopathy, acupuncture, or aromatherapy, this isn't all there is to it!
Holistic medical treatment looks at the mind-body connection and how we can work with our bodies rather than against them to achieve optimal health.
The holistic approach to medicine was the first type of healthcare, but it has become misunderstood in the modern age.
However, it's making a comeback with the realization that our mental and emotional health impacts our entire well-being.
In fact, many doctors now recommend taking time for mindfulness meditation as part of a health treatment plan.
Holistic health is the idea that the human body is a system, and each part impacts the whole person.
In holistic health, we take into account the physical,...
It's easy to fall into a negative routine and start feeling like everything is going wrong.
Your alarm didn't go off in the morning, your coffee spilled all over the kitchen counter, and traffic was terrible!
Self-love routines are important habits to staying healthy, energized, and happy. Here are 10 self-care routine ideas for the morning routine, noon, and night that you can start today that have the power to transform your day!
The first thing that your new morning routine should consist of is thinking about someone else.
When you wake up, don't focus on the tasks you need to complete for work and your personal life. Instead, think about a person who would like some affirmations, compassion, and love.
Start your day with the intention of what small action you'll take towards helping them.
It could be as simple as sending encouraging words through text messages or planning to stop and get flowers...
Jim and Sarah had been working out at the same gym for years. Jim was always reluctant to do dynamic stretching before and after his workout. He thought he didn't need it because Jim was thinner and, therefore, less prone to injury (or so he thought).
One day, Jim threw his back out from one of his intense workouts on the bench press machine. This injury kept him from being able to go to the gym for 3 months! He got fat and no longer hung out with Sarah. She, ironically enough, became really ripped from her post-workout stretching routine! She could finally focus all of her attention on her holistic health without having to worry about Jim getting hurt by not doing a dynamic warm up or cool-down.
This story is fictional, but it paints a picture. Stretching is vital to keeping your body healthy for the long term.
So let's talk about stretching, shall we? This topic often comes up in the fitness world because it is difficult to find someone like Jim who doesn't believe they need to...
Have you lately been feeling stressed out? Negative news, global pandemics, and isolation haven't been easy on anyone.
To make matters worse, you probably feel like you are neglecting your health when you sit around. It's tough to feel motivated to work out when you feel like the weight of the world is resting on your shoulders.
Luckily, there's an often overlooked but very effective and easy way to take care of yourself from home. Tai Chi can quickly be learned with an instructor online or by following along with some videos.
Another fantastic benefit when you learn tai chi from home is you can participate either standing or seated. This is great for individuals in their golden years or those who have physical limitations.
As long as you can find 10 minutes out of your day to practice some Tai Chi, you will be on your way towards more excellent health.
We all know that being healthy is essential, but making health and wellness a priority can be complex.
Most of us are so busy with work and relationships that we lose focus on our healthcare.
But there's good news!
Holistic health offers you the components to control your own wellness by focusing on each aspect of your life.
By becoming a practitioner of a holistic health care approach, you'll find yourself feeling healthier and more energized than ever before without having to make drastic lifestyle changes or sacrifices.
Holistic health care focuses on training to improve your: mental, physical, social, and spiritual.
These four holistic health pillars provide a framework for wellness that can be applied at any point in the lifespan.
A holistic health care approach to wellness can help you prevent and manage stress,...