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Winging It

We are in the midst of week two of summer vacation, and I’m still trying to figure out the summer. I’m sure I’m not alone in finding that it takes a bit of time to switch gears from the end-of-the-school year mayhem into summer mode. I’ve yet to crack the code on how to slow down while driving one ... Read on

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Molly: This sounds fabulous! I'm going to try it and forward this great summer salad recipe to others. Thanks, Bevin!

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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Juan Lugo: Great job mentioning the eccentric phase of the movement. Many people perform that portion of the exercise mindlessly.
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A Mindful Cup of Coffee: Enjoying Life’s Simple Pleasures

When was the last time you actually enjoyed a cup of coffee? Learn how drinking your coffee mindfully can help you live in the moment and find happiness in life’s simple pleasures. Read on

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Mike Luque: I remember being on the Costa Brava in Spain and ordering a double cafe con leche. They brought me two. Awesome! My favorite place I've ever been to just sit ...
Jess: Totally agree: a mindful cup of proper coffee is to be savoured, I'ld love to take it in Argentina as well. One day.
Ajeng: Really nice writing, thanks for reminding me on how we should enjoy the marvelous taste of coffee. Will enjoy my local Toraja coffee soon, with all the deep ritual.
Wendy Redal: Your post is making me want to jet over to Budapest and sit in the Kafehaz Central for a porcelain cup of perfect espresso. Starbucks it ain't! Coffee culture elsewhere ...

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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Philip: Thank you so much! My knee was killing me after pigeon and stacking my knees. I followed your suggestions and it felt like a magic wand waved over my knee ...
Mickey: Exactly what are all the artificial cannabinoids and how are they all different from one another?
Jenny: Thank you.... That is so helpful. The warrior 1 advice makes so much sense!
Liz: Excellent article Sadie! I see you took the same Yoga Anatomy training I did with Leslie Kaminoff. You have a real gift for explaining concepts clearly and accurately that resonate ...
Shanelle: The so much. I've really been struggling with my knees especially on one side. This info is just what I need. The so much.

Secret to Michelle Monaghan’s Post-Baby Bod? Eating Organic!

[caption id="attachment_3974" align="alignright" width="191" caption="Michelle  in Made of Honor."][/caption] Everybody always wants to know the secrets to how celebs bounce back so quickly after pregnancy. For Michelle Monaghan, it's breast-feeding and eating organic. The actress — who has shared the screen with Patrick Dempsey, Tom Cruise and Casey Affleck — gave birth to daughter Willow Katherine on Nov. 5. But ... Read on

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Juliana Silva: Nice article. Indeed, a healthy diet is extremely important for good form.
maria mills: Hello everyone, Baby health is so important - we all want to avoid chemicals in our food, milk and our household while being pregnant. It is very important. There are ...
Lauren: nuts, fruits, green tea

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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Nidhi Thakkar: I was suffering from severe back pain due to slip disc . As I went for various treatments nothing worked . A friend of mine who has taken treatment at ...
Joseph F: I can relate, had the same problem a year ago. my friend jacob told me to visit this site and the experts from there really helped out. I will leave ...
David Anderson: love your blog Sadie Nardini. nicely describe you all position and step i think now am do better after show your steps. its really helpful for me i will try. ...
Darren: Too long is more than a couple of paragraphs.
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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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TheSurvival@Life: so great, i will try it for next camping :)
TheSurvival@Life: so grear, i will try it for next camping :)
David Nolen: This list of camping dishes may bring more fun and joyful moments.....i love the tuna melt mostly....Perfect :)
william: camping meals for vegetarians are both delicious and heathy
Oliver Jones: this is a great deal,doing this kind of stuff outdoor . healthy food is very much important in our daily activity

Laughter Yoga Rejuvenates the Mind, Body, and Soul

Though all types of yoga offer similar physical and psychological benefits, certain types also have their own unique twist. With Bikram (or hot) yoga, you’re experiencing the added benefit of detoxification. With power yoga, you’re getting a focus on burning calories. So what about the latest craze in the industry—laughter yoga? With laughter yoga, you’re getting…well, laughter! And that’s ... Read on

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Edna: I love yoga when I started it was not easy but when I got used I enjoyed it Thanks fr sharing

Get a Handle on Remembering Your Reusable Shopping Bags

Keep forgetting to bring your reusable shopping bags with you to the grocery store? Eco blogger Jodi Helmer has three techniques to help you remember. Read on

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Abby: If you're a shopping list person, whether paper, or on your phone, put "Remember Shopping Bags" at the top of it. Buy (or make) some attractive bags that reflect "you", ...
Alena Marth: Hey, Thanks for sharing such a great article with us. Its really nice article about Eco-friendly cotton tote bags. I normally use cotton tote bags for carrying groceries. Thanks for ...
Mark Robinson: Great and very good blog about shopping bag handle. This blog is very charming. Its looks like cotton bag. Its really colourful bag. Thanks for your feedback and your good ...
Reusable Shopping Bags: I normally use cotton bags made at home, but they are also not very strong to hold heavy grocery items. I have one or two canvas bags, but mostly I ...
Betty @ Wholesale Handbags: I love reusable bags! Saves the environment and if you get luckier, you'd get a really lovely one. I hope they have these designs in our region.

Sugar Addiction? It Might Be Genetic

We’re all programmed to like sugar, but new research shows that some people are genetically much more prone to sugar addiction than others. Dr. Mark Hyman explains the research behind why we crave the white stuff and how to break the addiction. Read on

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adan: What's astonishing to my wife and I is the huge amount of sugar in so many things we eat, especially processed foods Then when we consider how relatively little sugar ...

Into the Pool

It’s mid-morning and I’ve just finished a client’s photo edits. Light pours into our living room through south-facing windows, tiny dust particles dancing and defying gravity in the rays. I place my meditation cushion in the center of the rug, my brass singing bowl sitting off to the side. I turn my phone’s ringer off and set my timer ... Read on

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K.Dean: I've been meditating for years now and I swear by it. It calms my busy mind and makes me feel ready for the day. Five minutes each day is a ...
Jake Black: I agree with the punch line, but also can't see how to practice it for my self. I mean can anyone be that clam and evenhanded in today's fast pace.
Erin: ...and it keeps getting better! I've been practicing for 12 years. I still shave my legs and I don't normally carry crystals around in my pockets lol I'm a much ...

No Om Yoga

Are you a "No Om Yogi"? While many appreciate traditional style, others desire only the fitness benefits of the practice. Explore how to practice without the "Om". Read on

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Mary: I love the concept of no on yoga. I just finished my yoga teacher training and still feel completely unprepared to teach because, among other reasons, I never picked up ...
AtheistYogi: Also, by the way, just because something is thousands of years old (and again, I am skeptical that the modern practice of yoga is beyond a century old) doesn't make ...
AtheistYogi: Wow, for enlightened yogis, you guys sure are angry and judgmental. So, yoga means "to yoke/join the mind/body." Well any exercise can have that effect. When I run, it takes ...
Tracy: Sounds like a stretching class to me. Yoga is so much more!
Katherine Roberts: I agree with most of the comments above, of course without chanting, any yoga class would be incomplete.

Win a New Outfit from the Two Fit Moms Collection!

Enter for a chance to WIN a new outfit and yoga gear! Enter here: a 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 ... Read on

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Annalissia Marie: I know chances of winning are slim, this is an amazing giveaway!, but I am hopeful. As I am with every giveaway I've entered. These beautiful products would be awesome ...
Brittany DeWitz: I would love this! New mom getting into yoga! Only thing my epilepic dog keeps having her grand mal seizures on my yoga mats! Which means she empties her bowels ...
Cheryl Mills: This nurse loves yoga and recommends to patients of all ages. Have several of Gaim's DVDs and products, love them!!!

Honoring the Big 5-0 & the Day I Revealed My True Age

Looks have been a big part of most of my adult life, as I have been a fashion model for 30 years. I never thought I would ever be a half century old. Read on

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arlene: Colleen is an absolutely beautiful woman, both inside and out. Her husband, Rodney Lee, is also a wonderful, sensitive man. You can feel the love these two possess for each ...
Mia: Colleen, what a beautiful post & truly uplifting. I love your attitude & wisdom. Mia
Menopause Education: It certainly proves that yoga and taking care of yourself yields beauty. We can only wish to look this way at the age of 50.
sans: It was You Colleen, who motivated me back into yoga (the menopause dvd). I had left yyoga behind me so many years ago, not sure why. I made it to ...
Miledy I.: Congratulations I thought you were my age. I'm now 33 years old, 5'3 and weight 176 pounds. I'm truly considering YOGA for weight loss, toning, and stress relieve. Today I ...

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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Sonychrist: Hi Mark,Thanks for Sharing about "Intestinal Health" Really good tips.
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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 ...

Hydropower Dams: Clean Energy Source or Threat to Wildlife?

Hydropower is a renewable, climate-friendly and domestic source of clean energy. But does the cost to wildlife and the threat to communities that occurs from building dams outweigh the benefits? Read on

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ethan flasch: I think they should put scaners that let nutrients and animals pass
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Dave: Dam(n)s are big problems on numerous levels. Think of them like you think of plague that blocks blood vessels. Dams fragment ecosystems, waste trillions of gallons of water through evaporation, ...

Go Ahead, Take a Walk

My favorite mode of transportation has always been my own two feet. This penchant for a good walk became a daily practice over the past ten years and my favorite way to exercise. Rather than sequestering myself in the gym, I get out and discover new places with the soles of my shoes. Nestled in the heart of my ... Read on

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Ellen: So true! I find that many people that have cars react oddly when I decline a drive or talk about walking any great distance -- either respond in disbelief or ...

Go Upside Down to Lighten Up! Stress Less with Inversions

Watch a how-to video clip for a yoga handstand and learn the health benefits of inversion poses including downward dog and forward bend as well as headstand, handstand, shoulderstand and plow. 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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Alexandros: Because it is the Europeans that created the Great Americas. Here in Europe, we are more influenced by our culture, history, classical music, and generally THE PAST. Our values have ...
Phoebe: Europeans, as a whole, are also more likely to be literate in at least one language; they read more than Americans. Because they are from way smaller (geographically) countries they ...
pressite: I came here wondering why Europeans prefer smaller pillows (Euro pillow).
Billie Fields: LOL Love your article! You made my day! Ordering a non-fat latte in Italy is impossible indeed. Europe is really different place. Culture shock could strike you. Greetings!

How Walking Poles Changed My Mind About Fitness Walking

Carla Brinburg never liked walking for exercise — until she tried using walking poles. Read what she liked about them and how they can burn more calories, work your upper body and liven up your workout routine. Read on

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Marge: Can we use a walking pole for hiking like a trekking pole?
ron w: I also use a walking stick for health reasons. It really helps take some pressure off my knees.
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Miz: Susan, Im gonna look and see if you can buy JUST the Gaiam DVD. I adored it and Im so s-l-o-w to lean new stuff (yeah, it's just who I ...
Susan O'Neal: I inherited a couple of poles from a relative and have never used them. They are sitting in my umbrella stand. How can I learn to use them?