Look at any picture of ancient eastern yogis and you will undoubtedly be looking at a male guru. However, as yoga migrated west, the practice mostly caught the attention of the female population. Classes were predominately female with a few men sprinkled in between for good measure. That’s no longer the case as more and more men are rediscovering the wellrounded benefits of yoga.
Articles from: June 2012
Most people believe that genetics are the sole determining factor to longevity. In actuality, genes are but 25 percent of the whole picture, with diet, exercise, self-care and mental, emotional and spiritual outlooks all having an effect as well. One of the simplest things we can do is to keep ourselves hydrated. Newborns are almost 80% water whereas adults are 55- 60% water and seniors can be as low as 45% water. So give your body what it needs, crystal clear, pure H2O. Not liquids that contain sugar or caffeine, but actual water. In addition to our body having less water as we get older, our ability to perceive thirst diminishes as we age as well, so we must be more proactive in our approach to hydration.
Walk into any yoga center in the middle of a kirtan and there is an evident pulsation of bliss moving throughout the room. Kirtan, understood by most as call and response chanting, is part of bhakti yoga, the living art of devotion. Essentially, bhakti yoga is about love and allowing love in its purest sense to transform everything.
Naturopathy is natural medicine, and operates under the ancient belief that the body has the power to heal itself using resources provided by nature which include whole foods and herbs, fresh air, water and sunlight in combination with a widerange of natural healing modalities.
Many people suffer from fatigue, feel cold all the time, experience muscle aches, hair loss, weight gain, chipping nails, depression, constipation, frequent infections and poor healing. People experiencing these symptoms may have been to their doctor and had labs done and were sent home with “a clean bill of health,” but still feeling lousy as well as confused.
A first doctor or dental visit, the first day of school or any new situation can be scary for children. It often, however, is not the situation itself but not knowing what to expect that causes the fear. Parents can help to prepare children for new experiences in a stress-free way. Today there are so many informative resources available such as videos, the internet and books. Children’s books are wonderful resource that can be picked up and used again and again until a child is fully familiar with the information that it contains and feels prepared for a new situation.
Turn on the television and within a half hour time period, you likely will see at least two commercials advertising medications for depression. While pills have their place, they do not undo the situations that originally caused the emotional distress.
If you’ve visited a health store lately, you’ve probably been exposed to chia seeds. They can be found solo in their own packaging, whipped up in a health drink, added to health bars or in some other combination. These tiny black and white seeds just may be the new super food, claiming numerous health benefits.