Archive for 'Lifestyle'
Have you ever had too much to drink the night before and felt awful the next day? If you’ve been guilty of consuming just a little too much, then you would most likely wake up with a hangover. Physical symptoms such as a pounding headache, queasy stomach, dry throat, redness of the eyes, thirst and fatigue, are characteristic of a hangover. In addition, you may also experience a rapid heartbeat, tremors, muscle aches and sweating.Full Story
The World Health Organization defines health as being: “… more than simply the absence of illness. It is the active state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being.” – This is a wonderfully clear description of holistic medicine.
Instead, the system as a whole determines in an important way in which the parts behave. Similarly our bodies are a collection of complex tissues, cells, organs and body systems. So with regard to poor health we should not be viewed as just the sum of our symptoms. The underlying root causes of an ailment must be addressed for complete healing to take place.Full Story
Being a yoga instructor I get asked a lot of questions. However, I must admit, there is one question in particular that always gets a vague response, “What pose do you recommend the most?” Although this question is a valid one, it should end with the words “for me”. See, everyone is unique and what may be beneficial for you, may not be for someone else.Full Story
A funny thing happened the first time I ever practiced yoga. After a night out with friends, I went to the gym and not feeling particularly keen on getting on the treadmill, I decided join in on yoga class they were offering that morning. The only thing I was sure of was that I had no idea what I was doing.Full Story
The month of February is Responsible Pet Owner’s Month. Owning a pet can give you and your family a great deal of joy and happiness, but it is also a lot of responsibility. Below are a list of guidelines and tips for making sure you are the ideal pet owner, this month, and every other month.
Owning a pet is a lifetime commitment. So if you are new to pet purchasing, you should consider doing some homework beforehand. Pets are not like clothing that you can take back if it doesn’t fit properly. Knowing which pet will fit you and your lifestyle is key to a successful relationship.Full Story
Adolescence is unquestionably a difficult time for most teens, from the emotional to the physical changes that accompany growing up. Of these changes, one of the biggest challenges for kids and teens today is weight management. According to the CDC, childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years.
This should be of great concern to parents, as obesity frequently becomes a lifelong struggle, often leading to other serious health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.Full Story
The Hero pose is one of the most basic poses in yoga. At first glance, this pose looks like you are “just sitting there”, but after taking a closer look, you will find there is so much more to this pose.
Hero pose requires a lot of flexibility, not only in the knee joints, but ankles, thighs and hips. Also, just like all yoga poses, the benefits of Hero pose are wonderful for almost all individuals.Full Story
Did you make a resolution this year to lose weight? Did you know that yoga can help you do that? Yoga has so many benefits, such as reducing stress, building strong muscles and increasing flexibility. Yoga can actually help you lose weight, too! However, some poses do not raise your heart rate enough to help [...]Full Story
Millions of Americans set at least one New Year’s resolution every January 1st. Of the large percentage of people who make a verbal commitment to themselves, friends, or loved ones to implement a change, only about 20% actually fulfill that goal over a long-term period (a year or longer). However, there are specific tips you can follow to help make this year your personal success story.Full Story
In 2010, some couples may have noticed their sex lives had diminished either due to economic or family stress. While it may be a harder in 2011 to get back on track financially, it certainly doesn’t have to be that hard sexually. Turns out that many libido enhancers, which may be found in your kitchen cabinet, can help arouse sexual organs; this is especially true for men. After the ingestion of certain spices, sexual organs get a thrust of energy for better performance. These spices include ginger and cassia leaves, which can be added to food or taken as a supplement.Full Story