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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How yoga teacher training helped me heal and find courage

All my life, from a very young age, I’ve been struggling with anxiety.

Later on, with a combination of a difficult childhood and surely a genetic predisposition, I got diagnosed with depression. I was only 15 years old. Then, until today, from time to time, I would fall into that state of being. I called it a state of being, because I would feel it in all my body, and it would even take control of my mind, loosing the ability to think clearly, and to make mundane decisions. 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!
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The Upside to Negative Emotions

The Upside to Negative Emotions

the upsides to negative emotions and the power of acknowledging them

Yes, you read the title right, there’s an upside to negative emotions.

This may be surprising because avoiding them appears to be the most rational thing to do. Feelings such as disappointment, anger, and frustration can all lead to stress, so they are often labelled as ‘unhealthy’. But contrary to popular belief, negative emotions, no matter how uncomfortable they are to deal with, can do us good.

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tips for healthy dining out

DINING OUT? 6 TIPS TO GET YOUR FIX AND STAY HEALTHY

Due to increasing numbers of people coming down with illnesses caused by sedentary lifestyles and changing environmental conditions, many people today have made the decision to lead much healthier lives by becoming more mindful of what they eat.

If you are one such individual, you might be thinking about skipping eating out altogether from now on because you’re convinced that there is nothing healthy about the food that restaurants serve.

This isn’t true at all!

Staying home and cooking your own meals based on healthy recipes is definitely wise, but this is not your only option. You can still dine out with your family and friends and enjoy your meal.

Just follow these six tips for healthy dining out:

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