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Stop Anxiety With These Simple Breathing Exercises for Panic Attacks

holistic health May 19, 2021

Anxiety and panic attacks are often debilitating. They may cause you to feel lightheaded, nauseous, slowed down, or even paralyzed with fear.

The first step in reducing the frequency of anxiety and panic attacks is to learn how to control your breathing. Breathing techniques are a tried and true way of preventing these feelings from taking over your day-to-day life.

Learning how to practice proper breathing can help you reduce the number of anxiety attacks you experience throughout the year. It also helps with insomnia (bonus tip!) since it teaches you how to relax when lying down for bed at night.

In addition, by practicing deep breathing exercises daily, many people have lived their lives without any symptoms related to anxiety or panic disorders!

What is a panic (anxiety) attack?

A panic attack is a sudden period of intense fear that is out of proportion to the situation. These attacks can cause a person significant discomfort and leave them feeling vulnerable for hours after.

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Tai Chi Forms | Everything You Need to Know About This Healthy Exercise

holistic health tai chi May 18, 2021

There are many different types of tai chi, and each one is used for a specific purpose. 

Tai Chi can be practiced for self-defense, as a therapeutic exercise, or to maintain good health. But how do you know which type of tai chi to practice?

We've done the research so that you don't have to! This article will discuss the origins of Tai Chi, the importance of Tai Chi, and what Tai Chi forms are best suited for beginners. You'll also find out about some lesser-known forms that aren't well known in America but are very popular in China.

What are the forms of Tai Chi Chuan?

There are different forms of Tai Chi, and they are all beneficial for other reasons.

The Long Form (traditional form) is a slow, low-impact form that improves balance, flexibility, strength, and stamina as you progress through difficulty levels. It can be done in any environment - on your own or with others.

The Yang style Tai chi Chuan is an example of long-form Tai Chi.

The Short Form is a condensed and...

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What is Hatha Yoga and Can It Make You a Better Person?

holistic health yoga May 14, 2021

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!).

There are many forms of Yoga out there, but today we will focus on one in particular.

Let me tell you about the Hatha style of Yoga: what exactly that means and how practicing can benefit your health and make you a more loving person!

What is Hatha Yoga?

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...

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Breath Awareness Meditation: Promoting Better Health and Wellness

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...

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The Best Morning Yoga Routine: Boost Your Energy and Mood

holistic health yoga May 12, 2021

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!

What are the benefits of practicing yoga in the morning?

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...

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Simple Morning Meditation Tips For A Calmer Happy Life

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...

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The Different Types of Yoga | Which One is the Best for You?

holistic health yoga May 07, 2021

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 the different types 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 types of Yoga and describe the...

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What Is Holistic Medicine and What Are Its Superpowers

holistic health May 06, 2021

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.

What is Holistic Health?

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,...

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10 Easy Self Love Routine Ideas to Brighten Your Day

holistic health May 05, 2021

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!

Meet your new morning ritual

#1 Think about someone else before you start 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...

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The Importance of Static and Dynamic Stretching (And Which to Choose)

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...

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