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Which Comes First: The Needs of Endangered Animals or the People Who Live with Them?

What happens when the need to save endangered species and the need to protect local economies and properties collide? Candy Andrews examines the clash between conservationists and communities. Read on

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Janine spencer: Jane Goodall has a wonderful approach for working with local peoples. Her group enlists local representatives to talk to the community, see what that community needs most (i.e. a well ...

Eat Your Medicine: Food as Pharmacology

What you put at the end of your fork is more powerful medicine than anything you will find at the bottom of a pill bottle. Food is the most powerful medicine available to heal chronic disease — All you need to do is eat your medicine and think of your grocery store as your pharmacy! Read on

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Breathing Meditation for Patience

Spring tests my patience. Every single year. Especially here in Colorado, as the weather whips back and forth between snow and sun, and as calm mornings give way to blustery afternoons, my patience is tried every spring. Learn how to meditate for patience this season. Read on

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Jessica Mehring: Deborah, I'm so glad you found that helpful. So many breathing techniques don't do the trick for me because they allow my mind to wander. This one keeps me focused ...
Deborah: The visualization of the "bouncing" breath is very helpful to focus and soothing. This is a very good method for meditation, especially instead of my "relax- right now!" Mode. : ...
Jessica Mehring: Sarah, thanks so much for your story! It's funny the things that stir our impatience, isn't it?
Sarah: Jessica, I love that you wrote about this. I couldn't sleep this morning, so I got out of bed at 5:30 am. Without being totally aware of it I get ...
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6 Wake-Up Yoga Poses to Do in Bed!

Waking up doesn’t have to be something you do begrudgingly after pressing the snooze button nine times. It can be something you want to do, a crucial 5-minute window of opportunity that changes your whole day for the better. If used wisely, the few minutes between being in dreamland and getting up can boost your best mood, kickstart your ... Read on

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Meredith: Had the urge to do yoga in bed this morning so I googled it and came across this article. these poses were perfect! Just what I needed. Finished with a ...
Madelyn: I love this yoga routine it really helps me get up and ready to go to school at 6 in the morning.
Clara: Love that happy baby pose. My hips need a good stretch like that.
Valerie Gleaton: Glad you liked the post! For more great morning yoga, you might check out Rodney Yee's “AM Yoga for Your Week.” Try it for free for 10 days on GaiamTV.com (along ...
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What’s Up With Down Dog? April 1st Yoga News

Naked yoga, brain-changing meditation, Russell Simmons' secret to success through stillness, and a waitress receives the world’s best tip. Read on

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Richard: Re: Naked Yoga, yes, I have practiced it. But I also agree with Susan's comments. In addition to the article, I checked out the "Bold & Naked" website. I think ...
susan fredriksen: Regarding: Naked Yoga. No, I would not participate. The reasons or benefits given in the article sound superficial. Not have to worry about picking out clothes?? Had to pick out ...
Barbara Brothman: I love the story about Chelsea, especially since I've been practicing yoga about 20 years now. I've thought about becoming a teacher and having a focus on yoga for people ...

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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Paul: Hey Sadie, The pigeon frointe still didn't make the knee pain go away :(. Best, Paul
Sadi Owicz: Hi Sadie, Thanks you for this. I have been feeling sore knees when I bend down after yoga class and I felt sore Knees while bending during yoga today. I ...
Jennifer: This has helped me a lot! I have experienced so much lower back and gluteal pain. I literally get knotted up so tight. The lateral band walks hit the spots! ...

Reward Your Resolution

Need some extra resolve to stick to your New Year’s resolutions? Check in your progress on DailyFeats and earn rewards for reaching your goals! Read on

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Yoga for Depression: 3 Poses to Help You Combat the Blues

“Happy begins here.” But what if you are depressed and struggling to be "here"? Learn 3 yoga poses for depression. Read on

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AJ Snook: Wow, I'll give this a try. It's the most beautiful and comfortable time of year right now. I appreciate the weather so much because of our relative extremes in cold ...

5 Things to Look for in Eco-Friendly Outdoor Furniture

Most of the outdoor furniture you'll see at stores is plastic or metal, but there are many eco-friendly options. A quick guide to green patio furniture materials and labeling. Read on

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Building a Better Breakfast

I've never understood people who skip breakfast. I can barely function without a cup (or three) of coffee, and I need to eat within an hour of waking up or I'm cranky the rest of the day. Coffee is one of the few addictions I have, and I'm stubbornly clinging to the theories that coffee is good for you. But ... Read on

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5 Ways Europeans Live Better than Americans

Do Europeans live better than Americans? Eco travel blogger Wendy Redal explains a few ways that our Europeans neighbors maybe be living greener, healthier and happier. Read on

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Karen: It's a well-known fact that Americans love to work. We endure long shifts, often without breaks, and carry work home with us in the evenings. Where do we fit in ...
Vincent: I find the comparison quite wrong for one thing. This doesn't compare USA with Europe but the suburbs of USA with the tourists centers of Europe. A living vs a ...
Monica: When I lived in Italy I was frustrated on Sundays and from 1 to 4 pm I found myself eating at kabobs or places ran by foreign immigrants. I hope ...
mbl: BTW, in the last paragraph I meant to write "struggling financially" Also someone commented above that it's easy to get rich in the US. I suppose if you come from ...
mbl: Thanks for the article. Yes, there's good & bad anywhere you go, but...many of us Americans want to work but can't find a job, so we aren't able to be ...

How to Shift from Depression to Expression

The holidays have a way of bringing on the heartache. Try this tool to help you see the circumstances of your life as gifts. Read on

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Richard: I am truly agree with this post. Because, if we are in a depressive state then the first thing we need to do is that, deviate our mind to some ...
Alex: I'm glad you agree about writing. Having a diary in which you're positive and grateful for what you have can make you focus only on the good things. When you ...
Christy: My daughter died, in Utero, this June, and so far it's hard to celebrate any holiday, so I hope that these and other techniques I've learned will help. Thank you ...
Gina Mazza: Hi Cynthia, Welcome to Gaiam! I look forward to reading your blog. There seem to be alot of folks who get depressed at this time of year, and I do ...
Erin: As an art therapist, I agree with this approach 100% our innate creativity can be so healing. And we all have it, whether we consider ourselves artists with a big ...

Infographic: How To Do Sun Salutation

Sun Salutation is the backbone of any Vinyasa yoga practice. Learn this practical pose sequence in this colorful infographic! Read on

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5 Steps to Push-Ups on Your Toes

Feel stuck doing push-ups on your knees? Here are five exercises to get you ready for push-ups on your toes! Read on

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Shoulder Supplement: Daily Dose of Movement to Erase Shoulder Pain

Relieve shoulder pain with a simple shoulder exercise that yoga expert Jill Miller dubbed "The Hitchhiking Pizzas." Read on

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DexterDavis: Nice instruction for shoulder relief.
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Jim: I've done something like this exercise in the past. I've also done this one-side-at-a-time while holding something such as the post of a pullup rig, while using my free hand ...
Dr. Ariele Foster, PT, DPT, E-RYT: Jill, this is awesome. I give a variation of this exercise out all the time, but I call it "No Monies" as in "aint got no money for ya..." :) ...
Jen: Hmm, should I be worried I can't even begin to have my arms more than about 45 degrees out versus the nearly straight line of your arms to your shoulders? ...

7 “Yoga and More” Retreats to Nurture Body & Spirit

Discover seven yoga retreats that combine yoga classes with other outdoor adventure activities such as horseback riding, kayaking, surfing, hiking, cycling, backpacking and even stand-up paddleboarding! Read on

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6 Yoga Poses to Open Your Heart

A yoga pose sequence to help open your heart: 6 heart opener yoga poses from Sadie Nardini. Read on

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“What Is Yoga?” Answering the Misinformed

If you practice yoga, chances are someone is going to ask you what yoga is and why you do it. Learn how to answer properly. Read on

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How Can “Om”ing and Bending Help You Lose Weight?

Yoga has long been known to increase flexibility, reduce stress and improve well-being. But does all that “OM”-ing and bending have a significant impact on weight loss? [caption id="attachment_2551" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Bridge Pose with a Twist, from my Yoga for Weight Loss Workout Kit DVD"][/caption] Losing weight is simple in theory but much more challenging in practice. To lose weight, ... Read on

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Kate: Do yoga for YOU and the rest will follow! Doing yoga can do so much more than just help you lose weight - it can help you feel less stressed, ...
Lisa S.: Yoga for weight loss makes sense, to me. My Aunt, practiced yoga in the 60's and 70's could not believe I would suggest such an approach to yoga. She feels ...
miami bikram yoga: try OM-ING and bending in a heated room... then come to me and ask if it's good for weight loss.

QiDANCE: The “Key” to Move-It Motivation

The Gaiam editorial team tries out QiDANCE, the new dance-fitness workout from QiGNITION. Read on

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