I love yoga for my family because it can be practiced anywhere. There are several studies showing the many benefits of kids doing yoga. Yoga Teaches Us About Our Bodies-When we practice the physical postures or exercises (called asanas), we learn how to move more freely and with greater ease and awareness. These postures help […]
There are three doshas in Ayurveda—vata, pitta, and kapha. Spring is associated with “Kapha” which is from March-June. Spring microbes support a balanced immune system, energy, sleep, mood, blood sugar and much more. Symptoms that your Kapha is out of balance include: excess mucous thick, white coating on tongue slow, sticky, sluggish bowel movements difficulty […]
Autism Awareness Day is about understanding and recognizing people on the autism spectrum. The world’s understanding of autism as a disorder has changed drastically over time. Research shows that many individuals with autism-spectrum disorders have underlying issues that frequently go undiagnosed and can cause and even exacerbate autism symptoms. Such issues include vitamin and mineral […]
During spring, nature goes through the lovely process of renewal. Cleansing and detoxification is a gentle and effective way to bring the energy of renewal into our own lives. Spring cleaning is more than just detoxifying the body, it can also mean avoiding toxins in our thoughts and emotions, as well as our environment. Below […]
The easy, relaxed lifestyle experienced by our ancestors no longer exists, and we’re not even aware of how much stress we’re under. The problem? “Our lifestyles have changed, but our bodies haven’t,” Dr. James Wilson said in his November lecture at the First Arizona Choices Exposition in Tucson, Ariz. A large portion of our population […]
Turn your shower into a peaceful scented spa by hanging Eucalyptus from your shower head. The steam of the shower will release the essential oils from the plant, which in turn will make your shower smell absolutely lovely, and may just make you feel downright amazing, both mentally and physically. Eucalyptus is known to have […]
Lower stress, higher self-confidence, and enhanced social relationships – sounds like the health benefits of exercise, right? Surprise! Those benefits also come from volunteering. Whether you’re working at a food shelter, giving time as a literacy mentor, or helping out after a natural disaster, the many ways of doing good for others is also good […]
Important effects of having a serving of oats in your daily diet include: support for digestion, sexual health, and bone health!
There’s no doubt about it: what we eat, and how much we eat, has a direct impact on our physical health. But did you know that those same choices also influence mood, mental alertness, memory, and emotional wellbeing? Food can act as medicine, have a neutral effect, or it can be a poison to the […]
Seeing a sex therapist can help boost your bond in and out of the bedroom.