Mind Body Muscle Connection

You Are What You Think You Are That is actually a truer statement than you may realize. During any physical exertion, what we are focusing on mentally takes on an important role.  As an example, if you begin to think that you’re pressed for time and have a huge list of things to do, then…

Cooling Breathing

Cooling Breathing or Shitali Prayanama Shitali means cooling breathing. It is a pranayama (breathing practice) which cools the whole the body and relaxes the mind. In this pranayama, air is inhaled though the mouth very slowly and constantly and exhaled though both the nostrils in the same way. That is what brings about the feeling…

Aromatherapy For Healthy Skin

Breathe In The Benefits If your skin is prone to blemishes, blackheads or general oiliness, a combination of suface cleanliness and good detoxification is vital to helping control this problem. How To Boost The Detoxification Process Drink eight to ten glasses of pure spring water every day to encourage good elimination of toxins from within…

Calming Chamomile

Chamomile Tummy bloating is not only annoying, I want to go into the additional problem it presents:  it hides toned muscles. Anyone who has ever trained for a fitness competition can tell you that they will closely monitor the sodium in their diet in the weeks leading up to the contest, largely due to the…

Yoga Triggers The Relaxation Response

Yoga Triggers The Relaxation Response Dependably Well Stress is unavoidable and in fact is necessary for life. You need stress for creativity, learning, and your very survival on a day to day basis. Stress is only harmful when it becomes overwhelming and interrupts the healthy state of equilibrium that your nervous system needs to remain…

Being Positive Makes All The Difference In Life

You may have heard it before. But it’s still true.  Taking a positive approach to every situation does indeed make it better.  It’s not a cure-all, or a foolish belief in miracles.  Instead it’s something you can DO when it seems all else fails. Taking a pro-active stance. There have been many times in my…