5 Yoga Poses To Help Reduce Stress

The world has greatly changed over time. Everyday life has become more challenging and fast-paced. Many people experience stress from work, school, commute, or even at home. This can accumulate and become toxic to the mind and body.

Through the years, people have recognized the calming and relaxing benefits of doing yoga. Because of this, yoga became one of the most popular stress relievers. The techniques used in yoga include poses, breathing techniques, meditation, and stretches. Many studies conducted even confirm the effectivity of yoga in reducing cortisol production, which is a common stress hormone in the body when the stress response system of the body is modulated. 

Try this 5 yoga poses to relieve stress:

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Flourless banana and sweet potato muffins

Gluten- free, naturally sweetened and vegan-friendly flourless banana and sweet potato muffins.

My ongoing culinary adventures have taken me further into the world of healthy recipe creations.

Having seen pictures of the outcome of similar muffin alternatives, I was particularly intrigued by the notable difference in texture compared to traditional ones. And indeed, my kitchen experiments have confirmed – these flourless rebels are certainly  fudgier. Continue reading

Energy Power Balls

Energy Power Balls

Nutrient-dense, no-bake energy balls made with power boosting INGREDIENTS including oats, chia seeds, coconut, nuts, seeds, spirulina and wheatgrass.

These healthy bites make for the perfect pre- or post-workout snack, can be enjoyed while hiking or simply as a delicious and free-from refined sugars treat when energy levels are running low. Continue reading

vegan chickpea brownies

Chickpea Brownies

A healthy twist to original recipe. Delicious vegan chickpea-based brownies, high in protein and fiber.

I have never been the biggest fan of brownies or any other chocolate-flavored cakes or desserts. But I am certainly open to trying more unusual and alternative ways of making these so-called ‘special treats’ that so many people love, which nevertheless tend to be rather high in saturated fat and processed sugar.

So, I was inspired to try this new recipe and was pleasantly surprised by the results. Continue reading

massage and meditation

Massage & Meditation: How These Two Things Can Totally Transform Your Life

You’re probably wondering why we are talking about two very different things in the same post. While massage and meditation are indeed different, they can also go hand in hand. Allow me to elaborate!
What is the purpose of massage?

If you’re like most people, you go for a massage because you’re looking to improve how you physically feel. Some people have pain, others have mobility issues, while some just want their body to feel relaxed. Whatever the reason may be, you massage to promote physical well-being!

What about meditation, why do we meditate and what’s the purpose?

Just like there are several different massage techniques, there are also many ways to meditate.
I think we can all agree that we meditate to promote mental/psychological well-being!
Personally, I meditate to declutter all the trash (AKA thoughts) in my mind. Continue reading