Yoga For Beginners – Three Basic Yoga Standing Postures to Improve Your Concentration and Balance

Yoga standing postures are ideal poses to help you develop your concentration skills, balance and flexibility. Through them you learn how to connect with all parts of your body. They also develop strength, confidence and focus.When you are new to yoga it can be quite challenging to stay still, focus and balance in a standing pose.The following standing sequence is designed to help you develop the inner strength and focus needed to do standing balancing poses.As with all forms of exercise, please exercise caution and respect for your body.1. The Mountain Pose/TadasanaThe mountain pose forms the foundation of all standing poses. It teaches you to stand correctly and forms the starting point for the Sun Salutation and for all the standing poses. If you think of how strong and solid a mountain…

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How to Get a Robust Libido Naturally and Safely

A lot of women suffer with libido issues as they advance towards middle age. However, a drop in hormonal production is not the only cause of this loss of sexual appetite.A couple of other reasons and factors contribute to this loss of libido. Some of these include stress, depression, certain medications and their side effects, lack of interest in partner, marital conflict or relationship issues, poor self-image etc.Nonetheless, its possible to enhance libido in women, naturally and safely. Here are some simple ways to boost female libido:1. Start Working OutExercise can be a great way to enhance libido or sex drive in women. It not only increases blood circulation but also boosts your energy levels. In addition to this, it can help you get back in shape and improve your self-image.Better blood…

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Simple Self-Care for Movers and Shakers

As busy business owners, leaders, and professionals (often with lives of work, volunteering, and family), it can be challenging to prioritize much less actually follow through when it comes to truly taking care of yourself. Sometimes this topic is blown off as a fluffy, feminine issue. However, while men don't often get manicures or pedicures or schedule coffee chats with friends, both men and women both need to make sure they are resting and restoring their own energy. This is taking care of themselves.When we don't take care of ourselves, we put ourselves in a position of increased vulnerability to stress resulting in reduced emotional management and a highway to burn out. While our self-care actions might not hit our top 10 list for today's priorities, it is time to start adding…

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How To Get Relief From Stress

Stress can affect an individual in many ways. It can affect health, cancer retaliations and a lot of other things in life. Hence, it is very important to come out of any amount of stress you face.There are several ways in which you can get relief from stress. Here are some wonderful tips:a) ExerciseMost people do not give much importance to exercise. They don't understand how an exercise regime can do wonders to provide relief from stress. Exercise has great ability to relax mind and body. One of the main advantages of exercise is that it allows you to maintain certain amount of balance. In case, you are working for long hours, you can still take out some time to go for a walk at lunch time or after work hours. This…

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Inflammation And Disease: Is Your Body On Fire?

We all know that inflammation can be healing. Remember the time you had an injury or an infection caused by some virus or bacteria? Swelling, fever, pain and redness would have been some of the acute inflammatory signs. These are caused by white blood cells rapidly moving into the affected area in order to protect tissues from pathogens and damage. The process lasts a few weeks while the body gets over the trauma, and then everything goes back to normal. Thus, acute inflammation is a pretty good mechanism to have in our healing tool box.However, there is another inflammatory scenario, one where chronic inflammation sets in and starts burning our body. This type of inflammation is not healing as it usually takes place in the absence of pathogens or injuries. In this…

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Is Stress Shrinking Your Brain?

Stress increases the risk of mental disorders, depression, high blood pressure, anxiety, addiction, heart problems, hair loss and even skin disorders and other health conditions. When it's not managed properly, prolonged stress can lead to more serious, as well as permanent, conditions like memory loss, decreased learning ability even personality changes because stress physically effects your brain and it's functionality. Before you start looking at your brain as if it is a big raisin, stress does not shrink your brain so much in a literal sense, but there are some structural changes and even a decrease in size to certain areas of the brain. Stress and adversity are also associated with the part of the brain, which regulates self-control, cognitive processing and emotion, which is why it increases depression and addiction leading…

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How To Get Stress Relief By Constantly Pleasing Other People

As a Hypnotherapist, NLP Trainer and Energy worker, I see many clients who are seeking stress relief from pleasing other people.One of my clients, Mary was searching desperately for stress relief but all she could see was more and more stress. So I asked Mary what she did during the week to find this elusive stress relief?Here are her answers:I merely fed the answers back to Mary, to give her a different perspective on stress relief.1. Visited a friend in the hospital to get stress relief instead of going to her regular weekly meditation class.2. Bought a membership to a health club expecting to get stress relief from making other people happy.3. When she receives genuine compliments instead of enjoying the stress relief of the compliment, she has difficulty accepting them.4. Ignoring…

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Stress Busters

In contemporary society and in this rapid race of life, stressful situations are very hard to avoid. Stress can be harmful enough to damage your health, cause mental and physical problems and also spoil your performance. Excessive worry is a major factor in the vicious cycle of stress. The physical sensations of stress-tense muscles, headaches, insomnia and so forth lead to catastrophic stress-building thoughts which in turn heighten obnoxious physical feelings and increase the stress cycle. But you can learn to curb your stress-building thoughts and replace them with stress-busting thoughts. You need to talk to yourself in a comforting manner. You have to be coherent and have a lucid plan of action and then only you can trim down this superfluous stress. Incessant, unrelenting stress can lead to physical and emotional…

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Aromatherapy For Uterine Fibroids Treatment

Uterine fibroids treatment essentially depends upon the size of your fibroid tumors and the number. In case your tumors are large in size and big in numbers your fibroids symptoms will be severe.The pain and bleeding caused due to fibroids can often become unbearable in such cases. However in case of small tumors that are less in numbers natural fibroids treatment would be worth a try. Natural fibroids treatment methods concentrate on a number of aspects like dietary changes, liver detoxification, herbal medicines, meditation and aromatherapy.In this article I am going to share information on how aromatherapy can help in uterine fibroids treatment.Essential oils help in increasing the blood circulation to the pelvic organs. It relaxes the tense uterine muscles, eases cramps, and encourages a state of total relaxation that is essential…

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BP (Be Proactive) Well-Being Figures in Blood Pressure Health

In working with clients and providing advice and counsel encouraging them to focus on a well-being lifestyle, I often hear questions that start with. "I heard in the news... " This month one of the topics making news was high blood pressure or hypertension. High blood pressure is a leading risk factor for heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems. About 30 percent of people in the United States have high blood pressure.The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently shared a study that focused on intense management of blood pressure below the traditionally targeted systolic pressure of 140. Systolic measures pressure in the arteries when the heart muscle contracts. An example is 120/90. In the past, health care providers have advised monitoring pressure more closely if the systolic pressure is…

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