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5-Minute-a-Day Yoga Routine for Kids

Many people are beginning to recognize the benefits of yoga for kids. Explore this 5 minutes a day yoga sequence for children. Read on

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Rajesh: Yoga makes you more active and strong.
Sanjit Mandal: This is awesome!! I love it! Doing activities with kids or without kids will help create more ways to connect with them.
Gail: Thank You for this. I would love to be able to get a copy for home use. This looks like fun for the little ones. Thank You again. Gail

How to Get Rid of Acne, Not Just Treat the Symptoms

Clear, healthy skin come from the inside out, not from the outside in. Mark Hyman, M.D., explains how you can eliminate and prevent acne by eating the right foods and managing stress. Read on

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Como Eliminar El Acne De La Espalda Rapido: Personally I had to live with acne for over three years and during this time many remedies probe dermatologists that challenged me in my ability, but not acne would disappear ...
Anna: Thanks for sharing. I have had problems with acne scars since college. I was embarrassed at having to travel to different places. Your article is a great article and useful ...
Hannah: I have a problem with this article. I feel like the main point that is stressed is that people with acne are eating unhealthy foods, which I can understand. Food ...

How to Eat Healthy with One Addition to Your Diet

Never heard of phytochemicals? Learn how this natural, plant-based chemical has a wide range of benefits. The best part? There are hundreds of places to find them. Read on

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Yoga Poses for Tight Hamstrings & Back Pain

Many people suffer from tight hamstrings and, as a result, have low-back pain. Gwen Lawrence offers a stretching series that you can do at your desk and a variety of yoga poses for tight hamstrings. Read on

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gary: how about if you cant get passed 90% and i got 70 kids on my track club with the same problem we warm up always before stretching the stretch she ...
samedayspineinstitute: Great stretches. For those with severe back pain should try it out. However, if it does not help, get in touch with a spine specialist.
Stacey: Great stretches! I would highly recommend yoga to anyone experiencing back pain as well! Yoga has helped me through much and I have gone so far with it!
GWEN: YES!!!! I WANT PEOPLE TO PRACTICE AT HOME WHENEVER THEY CAN... I DO SUGGEST YOU DO IT AT LEAST ONCE WITH A YOGA TEACHER TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE PERFORMING ...
Lisa.Randall: Hello Gwen Lawrence Thanks for sharing this useful information. You are absolutely right, these yoga poses are helpful. I am working women so these types of yoga are very beneficial ...

Mercury Detox: A 3-Step Plan to Recover Your Health

Now that you know the dangers of mercury, here are three ways to get it out of your system. Read on

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Chichipapa: Thank u for this post. My child (8 years old) is autistic and has lots of mercury and we are about to do another round of DMSA chelation. We will ...
YOGI: I HAVE ALL THE SYMPTOMS. I WILL START CHELATION PROCESS IMMEDIATELY.
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David: Male, 42 yrs old. Kidney donor. No previous major health issues before this. Back in February I recited a tetanus booster after hurting my knee. Over the next week I ...

Top 5 Kitchen Cupboard Ingredients for Non-Toxic Cleaning

Eco blogger Annie Bond shares her top 5 green cleaning solutions for non-toxic cleaning and a healthy home. Read on

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Patt S: Thanks for helping me clean the non-toxic way. I hate chemicals - everyone should. Great post!
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Mobile Mom: My favorite one to use is vinegar. Does an amazing job! Great post.
Online supermarkets: I was searching the items in my groceries list and landed here. Which is the best cleanser for utensils after cooking? Collin paul
James Beane: You've given some great tips! One of the reasons that tea tree oil works so well as an antibacterial and antifungal is said to be due largely to its terpinen-4-ol ...

Mantra Monday – Know You’re Enough

Mantras are powerful—so powerful and potentially destructive, in fact, that it makes sense to notice which ones we’ve embedded in our psyches. A lot of mantras are so ingrained that we don’t even realize they’re there, replaying themselves over and over in our heads, creating a rut and defining who we are. I’m talking about mantras like “I am not ... Read on

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Joy: Thank you ! I love your teachings! I have been saying healthy mantras for the last five years and they are resonating in my life.
Hilary: Yes. I remember Colleen mentioning this one word practice just around the new year. My chosen word for this year is CONSIDER. In fact, just today I posted Consider Compassion ...

Observation is Action

Is reality a collection of still points strung out from the past to the future? Or is there constant impermanence and only transition or something completely different or all of the above? In yoga, we have gross transitions between poses and intricate invisible transitions going on when we look like we are holding the postures. For all practical purposes for ... Read on

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Dee: When you do not know what to do - do not do anything just stop and Observe. Reverse energy inside. Just watch and follow slow movement of your body, observe ...
Sheri: yes, I long to stay in bliss state. But it's so fleeting. Sometimes it's at the bottom of the exhalation. Sometimes it's in the fullness of an inhalation. Sometimes in ...

5 Steps to Emotional Spring Cleaning

This year, consider spring cleaning your emotions as well as your home! Learn the steps to rid yourself of unproductive thinking, negative self-talk and the clutter of past experiences. Read on

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Mery: Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds. :}
Alisha Garg: Thanks synthia as you gave the tips of spring, when many of us become obsessed with cleaning out closets, drawers, books and clutter.
Sharon: An outstanding and profound article. This is a practice from which we all could benefit greatly. But... it will requirel a strong commitment and perseverance. Thank you so much for ...
cleaning experts: That's so true! We all accumulate so much soul garbage, like old memories, negative energy and aggression, that we need to cleanse ourselves once in a while.
cleaningexperts: Very good advice! I haven't tried, but it's a great idea to clean up your mind!

How to Wet-Wash Wool & Silk and Skip Dry-Cleaning Chemicals

Dry-cleaning fumes depress your central nervous system as they waft around the room. Here's how to wet-wash as an alternative to dry cleaning. Read on

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Organic dry cleaning: Hi, can you please help me out with the following queries. How long does it take to get a garment wet cleaned? And is wet cleaning is more expensive than ...

The #1 Thing You Can Do to Decrease Stress in the New Year

Recovering from family drama. Post-holiday crowds at the stores. The financial pinch from buying all those holiday gifts. The cleanup after hosting your in-laws for two weeks. The temptation to eat all that leftover food in one sitting. The new year can start out stressful! There is one surefire way to help manage that stress, though. No, I’m not talking ... Read on

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Rebekah: What a wonderful article about meditation! I especially enjoyed the bit about moving meditation. When I was in yoga teacher training at Kripalu, we engaged in moving meditation regularly. It ...

Heart Opening Practice

It’s February and love is in the air. It fills the store aisles in preparation for Valentine’s Day and is all over the airwaves in music, movies, and TV. I used to find immense frustration in the commercial aspect of love during the month of February. As I've delved deeper into what it means to love and be loved, though, ... Read on

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Tony: Varina, As Byron Katie might ask, "You need closure --can you really know that that's true?" She might also ask, who would you be without the thought "I need closure"? ...
Michelle Finerty: Hello Varina, I'm so happy you liked my article on Heart Opening and I hope the advice helps you. In my opinion, forgiveness is one of the hardest hills to ...
Varina Suellen Plonski: I liked your article on Heart Opening, and I chased the link over to Compassionate Center as well. I found both to have good advice, which I will try to ...

Green Rental Cars Becoming an Easier Choice

Next time you rent a car, find out how you can help the environment. Car rental companies are offering more fuel-efficient cars than ever before and are even funding projects that work to remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Read on

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Angela Downer: This is a really cool and easy way of driving green when I'm on vacation. Yes, you will still be driving a normal CO2 spewing rental car, like you mentioned, ...
Joseph: Green is the future and any company that's not ready to jump in the band wagon will not survive. Consumers are more aware now of the what's good for the ...
Auto verhuur: I fully agree, green cars are becoming more accepted.
Tom Smith: Green Rental Cars seems to be a good car rental company with modern cars. It has given a good survey information in its blog.
Irvine Car Rental: Great tips you got there, loved your post. Please post more stuff about rental cars :)

Using the Law of Attraction to Manifest Soulful Love

Express love to manifest more of it. Read on

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Robert Rigsby: I agree with Dave, trying to manifest without taking some positive action will not likely bring any results.
Dave: One key method of manifesting your desires is acting as if what you want is already done, because it is. If what you want is a soul mate, have faith ...
Dave Aschaiek: One of the most important methods of manifesting your desires is positive expectation. Always act as if what you want is done, because it is!
Robert James: The Law Of Attraction for me is all about focusing your thoughts and actions towards a goal. if your goal is your soulmate then the LOA will get you there.
Law of Attraction Believer: Yes! Use the Law of Attraction to manifest the partner that is your soul mate! If Mira keeps total faith in the LOA and thinks about the soul mate she's ...

Music vs Silence

Music stimulates the brain. That’s why people spend so much money on concert tickets and sites like iTunes. Most of the time, a stimulated brain is a good thing. But in yoga, isn't the opposite true? Aren't we supposed to dwell in a meditative state during our practice? Yoga teacher Erica Leibrandt writes in Elephant Journal that we are immersed ... Read on

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AJ Snook: Music during any concentrated practice is fine in my opinion. When the mind reaches a heightened state of awareness, all that's left is big mind. That said, a little too ...
Wietse: What is wrong with uncontrollably crying? Crying can be a great form of relief. Getting to the painful residence. Where strength is hiding under pain.
Tim Custis: The breath should be your music during practice.

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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John: Sadie Thanks for the post but Is it really works?
Anna: Thanks Sadie for sharing! I've lost sleep for several months. I've tried a lot of different ways to treat it for examples: listening music before going to sleep. Sometimes I ...
Karen: Very effective workout, thank you! I have trouble getting back to sleep after waking up in the middle of the night. This helped.
Saundra Cortese: I shared your blog with a friend who has insomnia. She said it worked for her, too. I told her that the best time to do yoga is before going ...
Jesse: I had insomnia- for three days straight i did not sleep more than 5 hrs altogether. These exercises worked real well for me. Thanks a million!

4 Yoga Mistakes that Can Cause Knee Pain

Yoga is known for its mind-body health benefits. But if done incorrectly, it can cause serious pain or injury, particularly knee damage. Learn how to protect your knees by avoiding these common mistakes in four yoga poses. Read on

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Naomi: Hi Sadie, Really grateful for the anatomical instructions here. HAving just injure one knee, I'm aching to get back to a yoga practice, and by aching, I mean, I'm desperate ...
David: Hi! Ive had to stop doing yoga because of knee pain, I think pigeon played a big part in it. I dont understand what you mean when you say "froint ...
Torey: I have knee pain on the side of my right knee joint (never the left) that isn't bothered DURING any one pose, but often times while I am practicing. It ...
Ant.stewart: hanks for the guide and all your comments! I just had knee popping for the first time this year, at 36... i have done the yoga position at least a ...
Gabriela: Thank you so much for this article - it's a great help! I'm going deeper into yoga and recently I started having pain on my knee - somewhere inside but ...

What People Say When You Tell Them You Do Yoga

“Yoga does not remove us from the reality or responsibilities of everyday life, but rather places our feet firmly and resolutely in the practical ground of experience. We don't transcend our lives; we return to the life we left behind in the hopes of something better.” - Donna Farhi Once we begin our yoga journey, we begin to tell ... Read on

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Rebecca Barbarino: I just started yoga because of serious back and neck issues. My chiropractor encouraged me to try it to supplement my treatments. He says after only afew sessions of gentle ...
Marene Roberts: I love yoga. Im going to be 80 years young in a couple of months. Yoga is something everyone should try. I started in the Seventies and have had about ...

Handmade Holidays — Who’s With Me?

Gift-giving gets more meaningful when the gifts are made by hand — yours or someone else's. People around the world are pledging to buy handmade this year. Here are a few gift ideas that support individuals and communities in need. Read on

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Top 6 Yoga Poses for Back Pain

These 6 yoga poses for back pain from yogi Sadie Nardini will help ease your lower back pain in no time! Read on

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Angela Downer: I've been experiencing a lot of back pain the older I get, and my daughter recommended taking a yoga class. How in the world would I do yoga with a ...
gayatri sah: very good yoga I do it every day and it helps a lot. thanks a lot
Nicole Mathews: These yoga poses have really helped me a lot. I went to a massage therapist a few months ago and she taught me the downward facing dog pose. That helped ...
Mary Jo Heacock: When I read this article, it was like I was reading about me. So I tried these 6 poses, (5 of which I was familiar), but #5 was new and ...
Andrew Holmes: This poses indeed do help, I do all of them in the morning and after 5 minutes my back pain does go away. Thank you