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Is Sitting Killing You?

Sitting has been much maligned in the last decade. News sources love to dramatize the issue, and you can find many alarming headlines—such as, “Sitting will kill you, even if you exercise” from CNN in 2015. The debate about the various risks of sitting and possible ways to mitigate them is raging, and articles and research range from “sitting is the new smoking” to “sitting isn’t actually bad for you.” In the last few years, some research has seemed to backtrack or qualify the fears of the past, making a distinction between sitting for work versus sitting in front of the TV; news articles have begun to note the higher risks of sitting for those who are obese or inactive...

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Left Brain Right Brain

Left Brain Right Brain What the Ancient Yogis Knew to Be True So Long Ago Ancient yogis knew things thousands of years ago that our modern world is only recently recognizing. The earliest texts of meditation date back to 1500 BCE, but only now, in that past 50 years or so has meditation become mainstream. Rather than discipline children with behavior problems through detention or suspension, many schools have started teaching these children meditation and mindfulness practices. Meditation is being used as a therapy for children with ADHD, sensory processing disorders and those who are on the autism spectrum. It is being taught to individuals suffering with PTSD, to those with drug and alcohol addictions, to victims of abuse, and...

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April, April - So stärkst Du Deinen Rücken für den Frühling

Liebe Yoginis und Yogis, der Frühling steht vor der Tür und jeder einzelne von uns verbindet etwas anderes mit dem Wort „Frühling“ und der Jahreszeit. Oft ist es ein Verlangen nach Freiheit, raus in die Natur. Es zieht uns nach draußen, die blühenden Blumen und die Sonne bringen uns Energie und Enthusiasmus, aktiv zu sein. Ein Gefühl von Loslassen oder Losgelöst sein, spielerisch sein, ob mit der Familie, Kindern oder Freunden. Der Frühling bringt ein Gefühl von Offenheit mit sich, wir fühlen uns vielleicht wieder mehr mit uns selbst und unserem Herz verbunden. Schauen wir auf unsere Yoga Praxis, jeder individuell, ist es uns nicht immer möglich unser Herz so zu öffnen und uns frei zu fühlen, wie wir es...

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Lower back pain and pregnancy

If you're pregnant and have lower back pain, you're not alone. A 2004 study (Low back pain during pregnancy: prevalence, risk factors, and outcomes (link is external) published by Yale researchers in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (link is external) found that nearly 70% of the 645 pregnant women responding to a 36-question survey reported lower back pain during their current pregnancy. The researchers also found that: Pregnant women who have experienced lower back pain prior to their current pregnancy (e.g., during their periods, during a previous pregnancy, prior to ever becoming pregnant) are particularly susceptible to lower back pain Lower back pain disturbed the sleep of 58% of study respondents Lower back pain negatively impacted the daily...

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The Shakti Yoga Wheel Anahata - The Heart Chakra

  Chakras are energy centers within the human body that help to regulate the body’s processes, such as organ function, the immune system and our emotions. According to Indian philosophy, we have seven chakras that run from the base of our spines to the crown of our heads, with each chakra responsible for specific bodily functions. (Tip: Pronounce the ‘ch’ in ‘chakra’ the same way you would the ‘ch’ in ‘chocolate’.) The heart chakra, or anahata as it’s called in Sanskrit, sits at the center of the chest. Physically it is associated with the lungs and the element of air. Emotionally it is associated with trust, forgiveness, love, patience, wisdom, and compassion. The heart chakra is the place for the...

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