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6 Yoga Poses for Insomnia

Your mind races, you toss and turn, and no matter how tired you are, you can’t fall asleep. Sound familiar? Sadie Nardini shares six yoga poses to fight insomnia by releasing anxiety, calming the mind and body, and drifting off into a quality slumber. Read on

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mattress topper: Thanks Sadie. Rest is so important to your health. Yoga is something I've recently got into so I'll give it a try.
Mealplan: Very effective workout, thank you! I have trouble getting back to sleep after waking up in the middle of the night. This helped.
Powell: Wow, this is really helpful! I have never thought of doing yoga before bed before, so I will certainly remember to try these out at night.Thanks again for your great ...
Brittany: I had a sleeping disorder for three days in a row i didn't rest more than 4 hrs inside and out. These exercises worked genuine well for me. Much appreciated!
John: Sadie Thanks for the post but Is it really works?

New Yoga Mat? Eliminate the Smell

A new yoga mat is full of promise and excitement to revitalize your practice. But a new mat also offers up something less appealing: new-mat smell. Learn how to eliminate the odor. Read on

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G. Barron: I bought a natural rubber mat from Gaiam a few years ago. No problem with the odour when new or I would have returned it. I have not seen that ...

9 Foam Roller Dos and Don’ts

You’re experiencing pain or muscle aches, and your personal trainer, physical therapist, or physician suggests trying a foam roller. So you pick one up the first chance you get, take it home, and unpack it…but now what? Your foam roller likely came with a guide showing you sample exercises, and you can easily find more exercises guides and videos ... Read on

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Rethinking Campfire Food: 15 Healthy, Easy Ideas + 2 Recipes

Here are 15 ideas for healthy campfire food plus two easy camping recipes! Read on

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Oliver Jones: this is a great deal,doing this kind of stuff outdoor . healthy food is very much important in our daily activity
ujivenelson: Robert Nguyen select the best tent you can afford, set it up properly, take care of it, and then just enjoy your trip.
Jinpak: i like the idea of grilled fruit.. Perfect post and thanks for sharing these ideas with us!!!
Scott: These are all great ideas, remember one of the best things I've ever tasted while camping was omelette with toast, all cooked on fire. I think fire makes all food ...
Radia: I think one of the more romantic cities to visit is Italy. I personally went there on my honeymoon and my husband and I loved the food and the people ...

Too Much Insulin? How to Reset Your Metabolism

Between 80 and 100 million Americans have too much insulin in their bodies, which can cause energy and mood swings, high blood pressure, obesity and more. Find out if you suffer from insulin resistance, and follow these 12 tips on how to reset your metabolism for optimal blood sugar. Read on

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Lynn Bosch: I binged on jelly beans and tootie fruitie candies. Long story. I never do this as I know I am insulin resistant. I exercise regularly and I need to know ...
kay: Thank you - and also Eating a section of grapefruit 3-6 times a day was needed for me to get my insulin back in control - no juice. Must be ...
S Williams: I have been researching this. Thank you for a great article. Someone else took it verbatim though: http://www.wellsphere.com/biking-article/too-much-insulin-how-to-reset-your-metabolism/973140
RM: Good article. I feel you left out one very important factor when using insulin for esp. T1 and that is to stay hydrated. Drinking water flushes out the body and ...
Beverly: This is the information I have been seeking. Thank you.

Overcoming the Fear of Yoga

On a regular basis, I have people tell me all of the reasons they don’t do yoga: they aren't flexible enough, they feel awkward compared to others in class, they can't quiet their mind, they aren't fit…the list goes on and on, filled with fear and uncertainty. While it makes me sad that so many people are holding themselves ... Read on

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Michelle: Thank you so much for sharing your experiences, I appreciate your insights and am happy yoga has brought so much to your life. I agree completely that there is always ...
KnogKnebronson: Hi, I practice yoga 2 - 4 times per week in hour classes offered at my gym for the last 2+ years. It has been very beneficial to me in ...

Can Everyone Attract a Soulmate?

Does everyone have the power to attract a soulmate? How can you strengthen your ability to find the "one"? Read on

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kavita: Hi I'm a 42 year old Divorcee looking for my soul mate since quite long. Since a couple of months I am following LOA for soul mate attraction and since ...
Barnett: Yes, dating would be the 1st step to take... But it would be wise to be selective when it comes to dating, for some people may not turn out to ...
Stephanie: Everyone can find their soul mate!

Self Love

Self love.  It is the foundation of a happy life and yet, at times, is so hard to hold on to. So, what is self love? While some consider self love to be conceited, the Yamas and Niyamas of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras teach us that self love is a combination of ahimsa (non-violence) brahmacharya (non-excess), and santosha (contentment). Whether ... Read on

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Jim Bean: Always be prepared, always be yourself, and always be honest. That is a good recipe for self respect, self love and self worth. - Nishan Panwar

Yoga Studio by Gaiam App

Imagine having the ability to practice yoga wherever you’re at and whenever you have a free minute, at your level of ability, and with the flow you want—now you can. Gaiam has teamed up with the number one yoga app, Yoga Studio, to bring you an all new way to practice. No more checking class schedules or rushing to ... Read on

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Mike: I have had a great time with the app. Making my own classes is fairly easy and I enjoy that you can change the amount time each pose is held. ...
Andrea: Are there plans to bring Yoga Studio to Android?
Tim Mostly: I like the teachers' voice, and now use the preset classes with "pose names only". Works for me. I made my own class but it took a while and needs ...
jo: this is a good app with clear images to follow. For me, the yoga teacher's voice is very high pitched which I find irritating and makes her sound about age ...

To Vegan or not to Vegan? The Yogi’s Dilemma

Are your rules around eating helping or hurting you? Yoga instructor Jill Miller shares her story of veganism, yoga and tackling an eating disorder. Read on

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Martha: Ayrurvedic medicine will prescribe meat to an individual because it is seen as a food value. Just want to make sure we all understand that all food has value, it ...
Sarah: Hello! I know this is an older post, but I would love to give my two cents. I had a similar story to Jill's; I struggled for 10 years with ...
hcb10960: Thank you Jill for sharing your struggle. You have to listen to your body, plain and simple. Long story short. My husband and I were vegetarian--not vegan, cheese is food ...
aziyza: Revealing our dietary changes is one of the intimate revelatiosn of our life- thanks Jill for being up front and honest about where you stand. It is truly important for ...
Anje: Jill, I loved your article and it was VERY helpful for me. I practice yoga as well. I am just getting into it, after my sister referred me to her ...

How to Fix Your Gut: 7 Steps to Intestinal Health

Dr. Mark Hyman explains how digestive illness can lead to problems throughout the body. Good "gut health" is one of Dr. Hyman's seven keys to a balanced, fruitful life. Read on

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Audretta's 411: Best blog I have read Ever on digestive health! Thank you so much! I'm sharing this with all of my followers!
marange shakemore: I am suffering from hernia and I'm financial broke to help myself
Esther: Debbie I'm no physician just a person who's learned a lot about fermented foods (which are extremely high in probiotics or good bacteria). What the doc wants to do makes ...
Debbie: HOW should one treat the bad bacteria? My daughter has lived with a debilitating social anxiety her entire 26 years of life, joint pain, gastrointestinal issues, chronic fatigue and most ...
Cedric: Thanks for any other magnificent post. Where else may just anyone get that kind of info in such an ideal means of writing? I've a presentation next week, and I'm ...

Hypothyroidism: Does Your Thyroid Make You Sick, Tired and Overweight?

Feeling sluggish in the morning? Can't seem to concentrate? Have dry skin or fluid retention? You may have hypothyroidism, a condition that is undiagnosed in half of the 45 million people who have it. Learn what hypothyroidism is, who is affected by it and how to identify its symptoms. Read on

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Tracey Graf: My daughter is 18yrs old. She has thyroid problems for 11yrs. All blood tests come back normal, but she has 15 symptoms of an under active thyroid. We convinced the ...
jo: I've felt I'll let on waking for years like being hit by a bus, I'm always tired & my weight gained immensely I had blood tests don't a few year ...
Eugene: It's important to get your adrenals checked too. The reason being if they are low then taking throid meds will make you feel worse because you have to raise your ...
RURU: Hey i have an high tsh level and lately i have been very tired an sick and have anxiety wich i never had before...what can i do for that to ...
Said moha: I have alot of problems i feel like falling while walking, fatigue, depresed angry most of time, conspitation, rarely go to badroom, I have painful on my tissues, joints, my ...

3 Ways to Return to a Beginner’s Mindset

How long have you been coming to your yoga mat? When you think about your yoga practice, can you remember what brought you to yoga and how you felt during your first class? It's been over 15 years since I first stepped on my yoga mat and I remember exactly how I felt. Excited and terrified. Excited to finally ... Read on

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Ana B.: Turning back to the basics of yoga practice can be extremely useful if you are stuck in a rut. You have explained it so well in your text. Being playful ...
Michelle: Thank you so much Deanie, I'm so happy to hear my article helped to inspire your yoga practice!
Deanie: Excellent Michelle! Your article explains why some people get bored with working out and move on to other disciplines. Now, I have a new approach to my yoga practice and ...

10 Ways to Practice Self-Care

To be your most authentic self, you need to incorporate self-care into your daily life. Self-care anchors you in kindness and love, even amidst a whirlwind of stress or trauma. Dr. Kristen Lee Costa, a professor at Northeastern University and stress expert defines self-care as “being aware of a wide range of needs and deliberately taking action to support ... Read on

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Sarah Taylor: Your ladies are beautifuls, just keep up the good work! Men, too????
Sandra: THANKS!!!
Mary Sue: Great list of steps to practice self-care. One thing sometimes overlooked is staying hydrated with good, clean water. Tomorrow, March 19th, 2016 is Spring Equinox, also World Blessing of Water. ...
The House Clinics Group: We must learn to love our selves first before loving others. Keeping the body healthy and fit also means loving our selves. Thank you for sharing this.
Lorraine: I believe in self care with all that I am. Through self care we may accomplish more and give others out extra energy. For the last few weeks I have ...

Me, Myself, and I – 8 Tips for Enjoying Solo Travel

Disclaimer: I’m a hardwired introvert. As a child, my solitary tendencies were so severe that they led me to avoid school events, birthday parties, and especially (gulp) team sports. Fast forward 30 years, and my reserve has eroded into a softer, more socially acceptable version. I’ve still been called “distant,” “hard-to-know,” and—one of my personal favorites—“pleasantly reserved,” but I ... Read on

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Cecile: I went on a yoga retreat in Peru solo. Got to Cuzco two days before the group I was to join in order to get used to the altitude. It ...
Janik L.: Agreed, especially the care for yourself: you have no choice if you decide to leave. Although you may make lasting friendship, you are initially casting yourself in the middle of ...
JB: As someone new just starting her solo life of travel I thank you for this encouragement.

Kid-Friendly Yoga Practice for Spring

As spring arrives and bathes us in a gorgeous display of floral colors, pack a picnic lunch, some yoga mats, and head outside for an inspiring stretch, courtesy of Mother Nature. Practicing in the open air with your kids is a great way to foster a love, connection, and partnership with our earthly blessings. “Being outdoors and imitating the ... Read on

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Yoga, Disability, and Community

Seven years ago I found a copy of yoga teacher Matthew Sanford’s book Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence, in the local used bookstore. The book lit me on fire: Not only did Sanford’s story of loss and healing profoundly move me, his deep and unique experience with yoga’s ability to transform touched into my own and inspired ... Read on

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Tsambika: here is how you should pray: "Yahweh, my God, let my prayer reach you, hear our cry of mercy and for help, forgive those who have no faith in You, ...

1 Cool Resistance Band, 5 Ways to Use It

When you want to sculpt your ultimate body, it doesn't get any cheaper or more portable than simple resistance bands. Read on

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In Tough Times, Yoga Retreats Prop People Up

Burnt out? Retreats are the best not-so-secret secret in yoga. Here's how you can justify taking one this year. Read on

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Ana B.: Yoga retreats can really help everyone deal with stress and pressure of our modern times a lot better. Absolutely everyone feels a bit down every now and then and taking ...
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johnny: Three Jewels Retreats offer an inspiring fusion of yoga, surfing, delicious healthy eating and massage that wakes our bodies, clears our minds, touches our souls and connects us to the ...
James Norris: The different between most yoga retreats is that they are not personalized. I love everything in Morocco though. I think they have some of the better more relaxed ...
Caribbean Yoga Retreats: Yoga retreats can be multifaceted- not only offering personal rejuvenation, but also the opportunity to help others. Volun-tourism is a growing trend, and Yoga, Chocolate, Charity is a great example ...

Win a New Outfit from the Wanderer Collection!

Enter for a chance to WIN a new outfit and yoga gear! Enter here: Rafflecopter giveaway How it works: Click into the Rafflecopter Giveaway tab Join the Gaiam mailing list (so we can email you if you win!) Enter in any other entry option you want! The more entry options you enter the higher chance you have to win! ... Read on

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Chelsea W.: I have lost 18lbs in three months due to a major change in diet over the last year. However when I incorporated yoga, and the use of my mind, body ...
Yolanda Peoples: Yes please!
Christie: I would love win new outfit yoga gear. I hardly have any workout clothes I do workout. It would be a blessing if I won this. Please choose me.
linda: yes please
Angie: Fingers crossed!!