Many of us would agree that life is more stressful now than ever before – and this is not just a subjective judgment. A team of researchers at Penn State found that study participants reported significantly more daily stress and lowered wellbeing in recent decades as compared to the 1990s.
Sleep is an essential part of life. In fact, it is so important that the average human spends ⅓ of their life asleep. Your body needs this time to repair and replenish itself and prepare for the next day of physical and emotional strain. However, many people don’t give their sleep quality the attention it deserves and are running on empty because they’ve been unable to get a good nights rest.
One of the main focuses of yoga is building strength in the core. Often, we think of the core as our abdominal muscles, but it goes beyond that and includes the muscles and structures of the back. Whether you sit all day at your desk, work on an assembly line, play sports or have active weekends, having a strong back is essential for staying free from pain and enjoying life.
Self-care is important no matter who you are, but during menstruation, self-care is essential. With that time of the month comes gastrointestinal trouble — constipation, diarrhea, nausea, headaches, moodiness and fatigue. The nice thing is, if you love yoga, you can look to your regular practice to relieve some of the most common symptoms of PMS. Here are my six favorite yoga poses for doing just that. [Read more…]
If you’ve ever experienced a panic attack, you know how disruptive they can be. If you’ve never had one, trust me when I say panic attacks can convince you that you’re going to die right where you stand. My solution? Drop into one (or more) of these yoga poses. Each one can bring you back to center and cut a panic attack off before it takes over. [Read more…]
As temperatures climb, it’s easy to get dragged down by the sweltering air around us. Not only do we sweat more in the summertime, but most people spend months feeling uncomfortable in elevated temperatures. Luckily there are a few easy, natural ways to keep cooler throughout the summer months, without racking up an extreme air conditioning bill. [Read more…]
Few things are more frustrating than trying to fall asleep and not being able to. If you experience this regularly, you might be living with insomnia, which brings fatigue, anxiety and illness with it. [Read more…]
How you style your hair communicates your personality to the world. But did you know that your hair communicates with you? Depending on its condition – and how much of it you have – your hair may be trying to tell you something. Our locks hold information about everything from our diet to genetic mutations and disorders. Here are seven things to look out for. [Read more…]