What Type of Yoga Mat is for You?

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Just like anything we wear, drive, or eat, yoga mat preference is specific to the individual. When you begin your yoga practice, it is important for you to find the perfect “fit” for you when it comes to the mat on which you will perform your asanas. Take into account these features when searching for your mat: Thickness: you will find that basic mats have a thickness of 1/8” but for those of you who like more cushioning, 1/4” yoga mats are available. The thickness of the mat can affect your practice more than you would think. If you like to feel a strong connection to the floor, then a … [Read more...]

Kids Yoga: 5 Reasons to Sign Your Child Up for Classes

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When you think of yoga class, you probably envision adults in lotus positions sitting quietly on their mats. It might be difficult to imagine a group of kids sitting still on mats for any length of time. But, they can and they do! Kids yoga is very beneficial in their growth. Children have stress in their lives, just as adults. They have schoolwork, relationships with peers, self-esteem issues, their bodies are growing, relationships with family, and organized activities. Taking a kids’ yoga class can be very beneficial for their growing mind and bodies. Here are some benefits that can come … [Read more...]

Laughter Medicine

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Benefits of Laughter Laughter really is the best medicine – physically, mentally, and emotionally. No prescription needed; no unpleasant side effects; it’s non-fattening, legal, and free. Get your daily dose! Laughter is a universal language, connecting and uniting people. Reduces stress, depression, anxiety, and negative thoughts and feelings Increases joyfulness, peace, and wellness Internal jogging – laughing provides a good massage to all internal organs, especially the intestines, improving blood supply, and helping the bowels move properly Strengthens the immune system and … [Read more...]

Six Ideas for Lunch-Hour Fitness

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Experts often recommend taking a half-hour walk during your office lunch hour, and it's true that that's a great way to get your blood  moving, burn some calories and feel healthier and happier. However, walking day after day can get boring — not to mention, cardiovascular exercise is only half the equation. When you're looking to change things up, here are some great exercises you can do during your lunch hour to get into tip-top shape. 1. Lunges in the park: If you're near a park, take advantage of your lunch hour to get out into nature, where you'll feel refreshed almost instantly … [Read more...]